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“Guaranteed great time! Best crew!”
Review of Hawaii Nautical

Hawaii Nautical
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Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
Ranked #1 of 16 Tours in Kapolei
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Dolphins or whales guaranteed on many trips, or come back free! Kona-Kohala, Waikiki, and Near Marriott & Disney Ko Olina catamaran dolphin snorkel sailing, scuba, whale watching, dinner cruises, Waikiki options and more. Experience Hawaii Nautical's unparalleled adventures. Family-owned and family-friendly. Locations islandwide. Come experience our five-star service. Daily cruises in Kona-Kohala, and catamaran sailing departures near Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa at Ko Olina (Disney catamaran exclusive itineraries), Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club, Beach Villas at Ko Olina and more. Also try Port Waikiki Cruises from the Hilton Hawaiian Village pier. Looking for swim with dolphins in the wild? See them instead in a sustainable, eco-conscious way. Federal Noaa guidelines say "Do not swim with wild spinner dolphins." Hawaii's first Dolphin Smart recognized operator for proper viewing of dolphins, a program sponsored by Noaa & the National Marine Sanctuaries to educate about dolphin conservation & harassment. They advise not to pursue close wild dolphin interactions.
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Went on the morning snorkel trip with my family and SO. Absolutely amazing experience! Our voyage had it all; whale breaching, spinner dolphins right next to the boat, and snorkeling with sea turtles. The entire crew were extremely friendly and accommodating to all needs, even when we had a two year old and one year old with us. These guys definitely knew how to make everyone have a good time, with interesting information and a hilarious sense of humor. Shout out to Capt. Mash, Udai, and E (Emmanuelle), you guys made it a blast!

Thank Allan T
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We went out on the steel boat out of Waikiki just outside the Hilton. The Captain and Mate are knowledgeable and entertaining. They provided snacks, water, soda and juice on the boat. We saw whales within ten minutes of leaving the dock and it was constant the whole two hours. At one point, the pod of whales turned heading right for the boat and got within 30'ish. Pretty exciting! Well exceeded my expectations. This being a smaller boat it was easy for the captain to maneuver around to follow the whales. We were able to get much closer than the Star got. Very professional operation and highly recommended.

Thank Toads64
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We went out for a sunset cruise with this nautical crew and within five minutes after leaving the harbor the engine was shut off, the sails were unfurled and befoe we could take a sip of our "catatonics" a humpback whale breached 150 feet from us! A full breach and then another...The crew (who could not have been more fun or more friendly or had a better sense of humor) could barely contain themselves as well. The cruise itself was pretty standard in the sense that it was a nice , big catamaran, well stocked with snacks and drinks and we did the two hour look. The staff made the trip as did the whales...no complaints and highly recommended!

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Went to turtle reef. Saw lots of sea turtles. Next to Nautilus reef and saw a small shark and lots of eels.

Very enjoyable. Captain Lonnie makes you very welcome and keeps you entertained.

I'll definitely be back.

Thank steeldefense
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

After three amazing weeks visiting both the Big Island and Ohau our final tour was on board a catamaran operated by Hawaii Nautical. The boats Captain Jacob Kahiapo was a true host and the entire team form the hotel pick up through to our return to the Disney Aulani resort was nothing short of 5 Star. We saw whales, dolphins, unbelievable coastline and snorkeled the reef. From my 75 year old father through to my four year old son we had a blast and everybody was treated like royalty. We done and we will be back.
Colin J Fenton

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