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Captain Dan McSweeney's Whale Watching Adventures

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Address: Kealakehe Parkway & Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Honokohau Harbor, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Ocean tours to learn about humpback whales and see them close up off the...

Ocean tours to learn about humpback whales and see them close up off the Kona Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, personally guided by veteran whale researcher Captain Dan McSweeney.

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Incredible whales thanks to the expertise of Capt. Dan and his crew

We were so happy that we chose Captain Dan McSweeney's Whale Watching Adventures to see humpback whales close up. The boat was very comfortable for our 3 hours on the water. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were so happy that we chose Captain Dan McSweeney's Whale Watching Adventures to see humpback whales close up. The boat was very comfortable for our 3 hours on the water. We were at the max with 34 passengers and it did not feel crowded. I think everyone had good viewing, we were on the top deck and certainly did.... More 

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Zutphen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a nice experience. It was whale watching in stead of whale chasing. He knows the behaviour of whales, he loves whales and that's what you get.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went out on 01/16/17 at 7:00 a.m. and saw ZERO whales. He gave us a voucher to go again. We went the next day 01/17/17 at 7:00 a.m. We saw 1 mother whale and one baby. The baby whale breached two times. They provide overripe bananas and other fruit to eat, and something to drink. Overall, it was a... More 

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Rockdale, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I can't imagine anyone more knowledgeable than Captain Dan his experience with marine life was such addition to the whale watch tour. The crew was helpful and the ship was comfortable not over crowded. We were lucky that the whales cooperated but I think Captain Dan experience helped!

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My three friends and I had a great time on the whale watching excursion with Captain Dan and his crew. We had really good seats on the front of the boat and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The Captain and his crew are very knowledgeable about whales and Captain Dan has been studying them for around 40 years! We were fortunate enough... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Dan and his crew were great! All were knowledgeable, courteous and very professional. We were fortunate to see humpback whales and experience the awe of these creatures. We would definitely recommend and read about it in "The Big Island Revealed".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a trip with Captain Dan and his crew because it was recommended by "The Big Island Revealed ". Our travel agent wanted us to use another company, but we decided to give Captain Dan a try. We were glad we did ,as we saw lots of whales and learned a lot in the process. Captain Dan and his... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 2nd visit with Capt Dan -- our 1st was 15-20 years ago. Nothing has changed ... it's still spectacular!. Capt Dan is one of the foremost experts on whales in the Hawaiian Islands and he engages your interest from the very beginning. He focuses on the whales, how they live, what they have learned from 40+ years... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Humpback sightings were a bit of a disappointment (only one), but Capt. Dan was very informative about the resident as well as migrating marine mammals. Saw quite a bit of the resident pilot whales, including Rambo, and a school of spinner dolphins -- very cool!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time seeing lots of whales. Captain Dan is knowledgeable and provides good background information about the whales and local shoreline. Weather was perfect too.

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