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“Whales!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Body Glove Cruises

Body Glove Cruises
75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
800-551-8911
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Ranked #42 of 204 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Whales!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Great trip. Crew very friendly and funny. They do this twice a day, six times a week, yet made it seem fresh and interesting. Very good info on sea life and the island. Breakfast and lunch served on our trip. Saw many whales and went snorkeling. Slide and high jump off boat also fun. Would highly recommend for great half day on the water. PS - Mai tais also excellent.

Visited February 2014
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“As good as we expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Based on TripAdvisor reviews we kind of knew what to expect. And it was every bit that good. I had heard the crew was friendly and helpful and they indeed were but I still found them noteworthy. We felt genuine friendliness rather than the casual attitude you might get from a "working person". First off, I recommend you get there an hour early. The best tables (kind of like a booth in Red Lobster as opposed to regular tables) are on the bottom level and there aren't many of them. If you are a couple you can expect to share with another couple. That worked out very well as we met some nice people from Alaska and their presence added to our pleasure. You shouldn't mind getting there real early because it's a pleasant pier on which to wait and there's plenty of people to talk to. There was a kind of a crush at the bar when it first opened. But I noticed that, after that initial crush, there really wasn't much a problem at all getting drinks. So I recommend waiting 15 or 20 minutes--you won't have to stand in line that way. The cruise itself was very pleasant and we enjoyed the good music in both directions--music which did not turn "wild" or "loud" towards the end as at least one reviewer said. The food was standard buffet food but, perhaps because of the fresh sea air, everyone seemed not only to be hungry but to enjoy the food quite a bit. I didn't see anyone who appeared to be even a little bit seasick nor did I think the boat did any particular rocking that would have caused seasickness. Another thing to note, perhaps, is that it didn't seem to get any colder as evening wore on. We were concerned it might get chilly but that turned out not to be the case. All in all an excellent evening of entertainment. The four people at our table all agreed it was well worth the money.

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Juneau, Alaska
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“Letting you know”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Laid back approach. Buffet style. Crew EXTREMELY helpful, courteous, and safety minded. I witnessed the captains attention to detail on a relatively small issue that could have had a devastating result. That impressed both my wife and I.

Great for the whole family.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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8 attraction reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“What a great dinner cruise.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The dinner cruise is for 3 hours (4-7pm). They serve coctails (each person gets one free), soft drinks, coffee, etc. and appetisers to start, as we cruise slowly down the coastline; great views. Then, they stop and serve a great buffet dinner. They have a very lovely and friendly lady islander who tells the history of the area. There is also a singer who does island songs softly as all the activities take place. He has a great voice. And, all the staff are great!

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Iowa
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“Kona whale watching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We have been on many whale watching cruises, but this one was different. Not only did we see lots of whales and spinner dolphins but they had a naturalists who was amazingly knowledgeable. His name was Denver and when we come back we will request a cruise that he is working. Body Glove is definitely doing it right.

Visited February 2014
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