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Address: Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 5 years in a row....

Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 5 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 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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the boat trip is an adventure in itself!

Did a last minute whale tour while on a trip to Kona and it was amazing. The crew were great, the whales were awe inspiring, and we appeared to be the only boat out there (rough... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Rae C
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Victoria, Canada

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Did a last minute whale tour while on a trip to Kona and it was amazing. The crew were great, the whales were awe inspiring, and we appeared to be the only boat out there (rough seas? The swells were pretty high and we got a little drenched)! Highly recommended!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If their boat had wings it would fly from the harbor to the whale watch site. The boat ride is half the fun. Went on whale watch only tour. Small fast boat, only 8-10 passengers. There's no seating, instead there are cushioned backrests and a hold bar, similar to a stand-up roller-coaster. We got out to the site quickly and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Don't spend your money on a whale watching or snorkeling tour. Spend it with these guys! The boat is crazy cool, the experience is limited to 8 people so it feels exclusive, and the crew gives you a very personal feel to the adventure. Example - When looking for whales, we ran across a large pod of short-fin pilot whales.... More 

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This whale watching tour was absolutely fabulous! The ride in the boat is almost more fun then the whale watching experience. If you like fast rides this is the tour for you. Great for all ages.

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Thank JanetI60
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband wanted to see whales....and, boy, did we see whales! Our afternoon whale watching cruise was thrilling-- we have so many pics and videos. Our tour guides were nothing but professional, while still being personable and charismatic. It was obvious that they cared about the whale's safety and well being and knew how to keep the right amount of... More 

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Lethbridge, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day with WHOA. Saw lots of sea life, learned some island history (ask about Captain Cook and the cliffs), can't say more. Get out and give them a try!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time in the whale watching tour... good crew...informative..got to see whales and dolphins...good for families...thankx for the good afternoo

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Great day hanging out on the water with captain Paul and first mate Darren. The boat's so fast and literally military-spec! We saw dwarf sperm whales, a huge pod of spotted dolphins and mom and newborn calf humpbacks. Paul and Darren were great hosts. Wear comfortable (water soakable) shoes. Mahalo, WHOA!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

This tour is for the people who are truly seeking the adventure water tour of the Big Island. It is not a commercial tourist trap. This is well worth your money. The crew are hardcore professional and seasoned pros. They are all about an Eco friendly tour and you will see things that you would not normally see on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

A five star trip and then some! Definitely go for the animal encounter you won't regret it! The captains work hard to make your experience memorable! Bring and WEAR sunscreen!

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