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“The best excursion the Big Island has to offer!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures (WHOA)

Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures (WHOA)
Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-854-4401
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Ranked #2 of 204 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 3 years in a row. Aloha & welcome. If you want an amazing ocean adventure like no other offered in Hawaii, come see us! Only we can offer you the comfort and speed of the Ocean Warrior--an 11-meter Navy assault vessel designed for and used by the Navy S.E.A.L. Teams and Special Warfare Operations. With this amazing vessel we have a further range than our competition and can get you there fast and comfortably. And did we mention that both of our captains are world-class freedivers and underwater photographers with over 20 years of ocean experience? Take a look around the website to see what we offer and feel free to either book online or give us a call to reserve your seat! Mahalo!
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Placerville, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The best excursion the Big Island has to offer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Our family of six (49, 47, 23, 21, 17 & 12 years old) arrived at Honokohau Marina and saw the Black Deuce & 1/2 with the Navy Seal Boat trailered behind and knew this would be a amazing adventure. We did the 2 hour Fast Boat Ride and Captain Deron, gave us all an amazing memory in this wild and exciting ride. His knowledge of the Island and all of the different area's he showed us were very educational and memorable. I would take a waterproof camera because you will see many sites of coastline and sealife. We have and will continue to tell people about Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures - they will not disappoint. Don't go to Hawaii and not experience this excursion-well worth the money. We will come back again and relieve the Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventure, that's a promise! The Dillon Family

Visited August 2012
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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Owner at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures (WHOA), responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Adults and young find the WHOA experience unbeatable. These are some of the best 2 hours anyone in Kona can spend to discover and experience the Kona coast like never before. Thank you for your time and review.
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Alameda, California
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“A Wonderful Morning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We had a fabulous morning with Brett,Darren & Tiger. They go out of their way to make everyone comfortable on the boat and with the equipment and to look for whales and dolphins, We missed the sperm whales by a day, but were able to find two different pods of dolphins - they slowed down to provide a wake for the dolphins to play in! It was fabulous! Their knowledge about the island and it's history were an added bonus, We've been on other snorkeling trips and this was, by far, the best!!!!

Visited October 2012
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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Owner at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures (WHOA), responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Thank you for your time and review. so many great things out there to discover. Being on an amazing boat and with a amazing guides will surely make the best of it.
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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“WHOA... YEAH!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We just got done with the 4 hour snorkel tour and had a great time. The operator-owners were the best! Very attentive and knowledgeable about the different sites along the way. If you want a thrill ride here on the Kona coast, we highly recommend Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures. We swam with rare Mellon Head whales and snorkeled by lava tubes. Beautiful day! We will definitely be booking another tour with them. Mahalo Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures! Jeff and Sandra

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Great time out on the water!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We missed the whales by a day (my fault), but still had a great time....the guys were great, very patient and helpful with a novice like me. We went to a scheduled area where we were the only ones snorkeling--avoiding areas with boats and people all around. Coming back was an experience in and of itself....wild turns, stops, and speeding.....until we saw a pod of dolphin and let them just surf on our wake for awhile.
Definitely one of the highlights of my first trip to the Big Island...if i get the chance to go back, I'll definitely book another trip.
Thanks!

Visited October 2012
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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Owner at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures (WHOA), responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Novice and advanced feel at home with WHOA. Our experienced Captains strive to always do the right things so you have a memorable experience. Thank you for your time and review.
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“An Experience I Never Imagined”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I went out to the pier looking forward to seeing small Hawaiian fish, some amazing coral, and a great fast ride on a Navy Seal Assault boat. Two hours later I was with one of the captains 40 feet from a half a dozens sperm whales in over 7000 feet of water. Not only are the guides a wealth of knowledge and experience but they are professional in every way. Even if we didn't see whales and dolphins the entire experience was well worth it and if we didn't leave Kona we would have gone out again! A trip to Hawaii isn't complete without snorkeling and for the best experience go for Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures!

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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Owner at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures (WHOA), responded to this review, October 10, 2012
We are so happy to have shared with you this amazing experience. WHOA's purpose is to stretch one's limit and meaning of ocean adventures. Thank you for your time and review.
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