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Address: 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5711
Phone Number: +1 808-886-6666
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Cocktails at Sunset

It was amazing. There was a complimentary bus to and from the boat, which was huge by the way, which meant that we could drink all we wanted to. And we did. The drinks were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2016
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Rankin Inlet, Canada

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Rankin Inlet, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

It was amazing. There was a complimentary bus to and from the boat, which was huge by the way, which meant that we could drink all we wanted to. And we did. The drinks were amazing! They were not cheap with their liquor. It was sooo good. We went to a Luau, that had an open bar, but they really... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Ocean Sports Cocktails at Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, the complimentary bar, and your interactions with our crew! As you mentioned in your review, we do offer complimentary transportation to and from most Kohala Coast Resorts (be sure to ask us when... More 

Lancaster, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This was a rescheduled whale watch during the 2nd week in April. (The 1st company I booked, in Kailua-Kona, had ceased their cruises at the end of March) We were not disappointed. We saw 3 separate sightings of a mama and her calf. My wife got some great shots! We also passed a school of dolphins on the way back... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your end-of-the-season Ocean Sports Whale Watch. We're very happy to read that you and our wife enjoyed the cruise, the crew, and most importantly, got some Humpback and dolphin sightings! Our "official" Whale Watch season runs from December 1st - April 15th each year, and in the beginnings and ends... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

My husband and I went on the Whales and Cocktails sunset cruise. The weather was perfect, the sunset was perfect. Unfortunately we only saw a few whales off in the distance, but it is what it is. You can never tell what will happen, the whales don't work around our schedules! The crew was very nice, the cocktails flowed, and... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your Ocean Sports Whales and Cocktails at Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, the appetizers and beverages, and your interactions with our crew. Our Whale Watch Season runs from December 1st till April 15th each year, and in the beginnings and ends of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

This was a top notch experience for me and my family. The crew was amazing. We saw a whale up close even though it's late in the season. We also saw a huge pod of dolphins and flying fish galore. You skirt the island and the view from the vantage point is excellent. I would do it again.

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're really happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise and the crew...and that you got to see a lot of marine life! We hope we'll get to see you and your 'ohana again next time you're on the island! Mahalo More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Did this on my 30th birthday. we did the wake up with the whales cruise and it was the best way we could have started the day. Saw a ton of whales, jumping, slapping, swimming under the boat. the guides were even getting out their cameras to capture the action. just being out on the water on the boat was... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us and the Trip Advisor Community with feedback about your Ocean Sports Wake up with the Whales Cruise. We're so happy to read that you got to see a lot of activity from the whales, and that you enjoyed the boat ride and your interactions with our crew. As a... More 

Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

I was torn how to rate this - I wanted to give it a 5 but just can't. It was extremely windy the day we went this past week. I actually called before heading to the check-in hut because I was for certain it would be cancelled but it was not. As you check in, they were letting people reschedule... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're really happy that you got to see a Humpback mom and her calf -- and we appreciate your kind words about our accommodating crew. As you pointed out in your review, on "iffy" weather days, we do allow our guests to reschedule their... More 

Redmond, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We went on the 10am Whale watching tour. Catamaran was large and spacious with plenty of spots to watch for whales. The guides were very knowledgeable on whales and Hawaii in general, this was helpful during the downtime as we waited for whales to appear. They finally did after 30 or so minutes and we were able to get some... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback to the Trip Advisor Community and us about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're really happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, the commentary from our crew, and most of all, got to see some interesting Humpback action (seeing a Humpback calf is always a treat!). The discount... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

The whale watching tour was excellent. The crew was great and the resident whale expert was very knowledgeable and happy to answer all questions.

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Ocean Sports Whale Watch. We're really happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, and we appreciate your kind words about our on board naturalist. Those of us who work in that position really love to share what we know about the whales! We look forward to sharing more adventures with... More 

ATL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

First of all, we heard incredible things about the whale watching with this company so we booked . . . The morning of the sail, the winds were too strong and we were unable to leave the dock. So, I do applaud the captain and company for putting the safety of the passengers first. They lost a great deal of... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your experiences with Ocean Sports. We're so sorry we weren't able to take you out on a cruise with us, and we really appreciate your understanding comments. Though we are a locally owned, locally operated business and thus rely on income from our boat cruises to keep running our business, we would... More 

Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Great trip. Loved the big catamaran and the crew was great. Had a great whale watching day and saw 25 whales. The naturalists was very good at explaining things and answering questions. The captain said we saw an exceptional amount of whales, so your whale mileage may vary. This and the volcano trip were the highlights of our visit to... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your experiences on the Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're really happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, your interactions with our crew, and our on-board naturalist's commentary. But we're most happy to read that you got to see a lot of Humpbacks! As you pointed out, every trip is different... More 

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