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Hawaiian Boating Adventures​

Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
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Gayle wrote a review Oct 2019
Blue Lake, California1 contribution
The trip out on Eric’s boat was a real highlight of our trip to kona!! 5 of us went out at sunset. Amazing snorkeling where I saw an eagle ray... a huge thrill! At sunset dolphins swam along with us. It was a perfect moment I will always treasure. Eric is a wonderful guide, so much fun and really knowledgeable about the ocean and all it’s wonders. I only hope I get to do this again one day. Treat yourself to this terrific boat trip!! You will be happy you did.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Paige H wrote a review May 2019
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Captain Eric and Elayne made our boating adventure absolutely extraordinary. We spotted multiple pods of wild dolphins just leaving the harbor, and they knew exactly where to take us out to actually get into the water and swim with them ourselves! We also visited “the end of the world” and got to experience some great cliff jumping with assistance from Capt Eric himself! Our trip was totally tailored to what we wanted to see and experience and we couldn’t have asked for more knowledgeable and friendly guides! If you want a true ocean experience, on your own private boat, you have to spend a day with Hawaiian Boating Adventures!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Emily E wrote a review Dec 2018
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We had such a great time on the Kulapa Kai with Captains Eric and Elayne. We chose the morning time slot as it was recommended to have a better chance to see the dolphins. We saw the first dolphins before we were even out of the harbor! The boat was fully stocked with gear and the activities can be customized depending on what you want to do or see. We decided we wanted to try to swim with the dolphins and then head out to snorkel at Kealakekua Bay. Eric and Elayne are masters at spotting dolphin pods and also get hints and tips from the other captains in the area. The scouting was successful and we were able to swim with the dolphins two different times. We saw bottle nosed dolphins as well as spinner dolphins. Snorkeling at the Captain Cook monument was awesome - we saw so many different types of fish. It was such a great time, and the views along the coast are very beautiful. You won't be disappointed if you book a boat tour with Hawaiian Boating Adventures.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Joshua3bert wrote a review Nov 2018
Cardington, Ohio, United States15 contributions3 helpful votes
Eric and Elayne will wow your socks off! They were referred to us by a relative who lives on the island, and it was the best recommendation of our trip– by far! Their boat is the perfect set up, they are both amanzjngly fun people, and their knowledge of the ocean knows no bounds! They’re so friendly and will help make your trip whatever you want it to be. No matter what activities you select, FUN will definitely be on the agenda! Overall, we were blown away by their skills for spotting dolphins and other great sights. If anyone can guide you, it’s them. If you’re looking for a boating adventure, their name says it all! Book them for your next trip. Thanks, Eric & Elayne! You’ll definitely be seeing us again.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Josh L wrote a review Jun 2018
Council Bluffs, Iowa2 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked two trips with Hawaiian Boating Adventures, a sunset snorkeling trip and a swim with dolphins / snorkeling trip. We chose HBA because we were looking for a private charter and the reviews we read before going were really good. We were not disappointed. Captains Eric and Elayne were great. They were very friendly and accommodating. They asked what we wanted out of our trips and then they provided it and then some. Snorkeling with the dolphins was amazing and the other snorkeling spots were excellent. Captain Elayne got in the water with us both trips and showed us the ropes which was much appreciated. I'm sure we will be back and we will definitely call Eric and Elayne again! Thanks again for the wonderful charters. Josh, Jen and Kiele
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Date of experience: June 2018
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