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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 April 11, 2013

6 of us went out on the afternoon snorkel cruise and just had a blast. Captain Mash and crew went above and beyond with their attentive service and safety briefings. Who knew a Coast Guard required briefing could be so informative and fun at the same time?
Boarding was smooth and the crew were ready to cater to all the passenger's needs. One passenger was an older gentleman who needed assistance on/off the boat but the crew were right there ready to help.
Very clean boat with many "extra" touches like snacks and drinks as well as a semi-full bar.
While under way we saw 3 whales and a beautiful Oahu skyline. The water was very nice and 3 shades of blue. The free rental snorkel gear was easy to use after an informative briefing.
Next timie I might try their (Hawaiian Nautical) other trips. Great job guys!!

Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We are a family of 5 with 3 boys aged 14, 10 and 7. The cruise was a lot of fun. The food and drinks were great (don't get the catatonic unless you don't mind low grade alcohol) and the crew was very nice. We got picked up at the Aulani but did not take the "Aulani only" cruise. We did the exact same cruise that Aulani excursions does but we went in the morning and booked it ourselves for significantly less. We did see dolphins near the boat but, since we have been on other dolphin excursions in Hawaii, it was not the best we'd seen. The snorkeling location was pretty good and the fish were abundant. We also saw a sea turtle in the water while snorkeling. The captain was out in the water pointing things out to the snorkelers, which was nice. The boat is a catamaran and the crew put up the sail, but unfortunately they did not cut the engines which would have been fantastic. I used to sail as a young girl, so I wanted my boys to know the feeling of whisking through the water without the drone of an engine. That wasn't the case, as the captain motor-sailed to the snorkeling spot. The boys loved sitting up front and having the spray hit their face on the way back. The scenery was good and overall we enjoyed it for the money. There are other boat options but this one is not a "booze cruise" and the price is right. It's worth a go, especially for a family.

Thank ForeverKauai
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Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Amazing trip in the morning Hawaiian spinner dolphins mother hump back whale. When we got to snorkeling jumped in and immediately saw a stingray and a few turtles. Bunch of fish. Night show we found the momma hump back whale and she put on a show jumping out of the water for us 5 times!!!

Thank JHeberle
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

My husband and I took two snorkeling and sailing tours with this company. We saw tons of wildlife and both crews were nice and helpful.

Thank sarahannha
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

My wife and I took Hawaii Nautical's 8 March 2013 whale watch out of Waianae and had a tremendous time. We were fortunate to see many whales, and equally fortunate to have a top-notch crew: Jacob (captain), Kelly, Yudai.

Feel free to check out my photos and video at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lbloom53/sets/72157633176782300/.

-Lloyd Bloom

Thank Lloyd B
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