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Oceanic Patrol

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Kawaihae, HI, USA
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About Oceanic Patrol
Oceanic Patrol is a locally owned and operated family business. Run by Captain G and his wife Alicia, they specialize in offering an intimate experience with Hawaii's marine life! From whale watching, reef snorkeling, and even Manta Ray night snorkeling, each tour will allow you to experience these magnificent animals, while always showing the respect they deserve! Avoid the big "cattlemarans" and join us on our unique boat the "Outrider", a sleek, fast vessel allowing you a comfortable and private experience! Whether you are an experienced ocean goer, or a first time snorkeler, Captain G and Alicia will take care of you and ensure you this is the highlight of your trip to Hawaii! Join us on an Oceanic Patrol! We keep our groups small, 6 or less, this allows a more personal experience here in Hawaii. Private tours are also available!
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Once aboard our boat (The Outrider) we will begin exploring the coast and snorkeling the coral reefs searching for all of the best marine life Hawaii has to offer—turtles, tropical fish, dolphins, octopus, rays, eels, and more!

Snorkeling with Captain G is not your average snorkel tour.
Captain G will personally guide you in the water and take underwater photos of you and your group. From non-swimmers to advanced free divers, each private tour is catered to your groups needs!
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Sydney Mckhann wrote a review Aug 2022
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Captain G is the best! We did a private snorkel tour around the big island. He was so kind and knew what he was talking about! we saw turtles being cleaned! almost 10 turtles, moray eels, sea cucumber, octopus! he was a great tour guide and cut us a fresh pineapple! If you are torn for booking a snorkel tour- captain Gs boat is a GEM!!!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Lexis f wrote a review Aug 2022
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We really enjoyed our private tour with captain g. The boat ride was enjoyable as we learned about the volcanos and history of the island but snorkeling the reef with someone who knew so much about the fish and the ocean life was our favorite part. Captain G would point out marine life we normally wouldn't have even noticed and answered all of our questions before finding another critter for us to interact with.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Matthew F wrote a review Jul 2022
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Had an amazing snorkel tour with Captain G. The reef he took us out to was filled with different types of fish and sea turtles. Captain G also gets in the water and guides you around the reef as well as takes under water pictures. I really appreciated the time he took as well to tell us about the islands history and legends. As a bonus we saw a pod of about 50 dolphins on the way back in. Great experience and would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Christina R wrote a review Jul 2022
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I loved the 2 hour tour so much that I went on it twice in two weeks! Captain G is a fabulous guide who can accommodate any experience level. He tailors the tours to your interests so that the time spent in the water is just magical. We saw turtles, rays, a shark, the elusive frog fish and too many other types of fish to mention. I also enjoyed all of the history he shared about the islands and region where we snorkeled. Lastly, the photos he shares after the tour are just amazing and the best souvenirs possible. Go book your tour today!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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holly a wrote a review Jul 2022
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This was the best snorkeling tour as the captain got in the water with us and took us around the coral and found turtles and rays for us. He also told us the legends of the Hawaiian gods near the coastal line. Only wish had more languages as the captain did not speak Deutsch, would make tour even better I recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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