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Dolphins, Dolphins, Dolphins!!!

We had such a great time on the Kulapa Kai with Captains Eric and Elayne. We chose the morning... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
KumaCoqui
True Captains of the Coast. Sea Life Galore!

Eric and Elayne will wow your socks off! They were referred to us by a relative who lives on the... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Captain Eric and Elayne showed us what an amazing place the waters off the Kona coast truly are. We were able to snorkel with the spinner dolphins as they put on a show displaying their acrobatic skills. It was just breathtaking. Many whales breached close enough to us to allow photos, and we came back from this trip with a sense of awe.
This is a trip of a lifetime adventure. Dont miss it!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Eric H, Owner at Hawaiian Boating Adventures​, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Thank you, Steve. We are looking forward to taking you out again on Kulapa Kai. Aloha

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Its not an exaggeration to say that the day we spent with Captain Elayne and Captain Eric on their boat was one of the most unforgettable days of my life. I had never experienced spinner dolphins, and its just such a pleasure to see them up close and personal. We also saw many humpback whales that day, and nothing compares to that thrill. These guys know their stuff, and they are ALOT of fun. Go for it, you will not regret it!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Eric H, Owner at Hawaiian Boating Adventures​, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

Thanks Laura,
it was our pleasure and we hope you had a nice birthday.
Aloha and please tell al your friends.
Eric & Elayne





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Reviewed November 10, 2017

We had a wonderful day. The boat was beautiful and we'll maintained. Our two captains were the best. If you want to have a great day on the beatiful Kona coast, I surly recommend Hawaiian Boating Adventures..

Date of experience: February 2017
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Eric H, Owner at Hawaiian Boating Adventures​, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Thanks a million for your review.
We do appreciate you taking time to write a quick note about us and Kulapa Kai.
Please tell all your friends and familiy, word of mouth is our bread and butter.
Aloha,
Capt. Eric and Elayne

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Such a great day with Captain Eric and Elaine! Wonderful end to our Hawaiian vacation. They tailored the charter to our interests and have some great local knowledge and history of the Big Island.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Eric H, Owner at Hawaiian Boating Adventures​, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Thank you so much. It was a pleasure having you folks on Kulapa Kai.
We sincerely hope to see you again in the future.
Please mention us to friends and family, word of mouth is our bread and butter.
Aloha, Capt. Eric and Elayne

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

We scheduled a full day adventure with Eric and Elayne on the recommendation of friends and it was the best decision of our vacation. Although the weather had been bad for a few days, we were able to get out on the water the day of our trip but it was still a little rough. Our goal was to see spinner dolphins and then explore some off shore snorkel sites without the crowds. Not only did we get a chance to snorkel with two pods of spinner dolphins, we were able to have an intimate experience with only one other boat in the area! Magical! We started up north and visited snorkel sites with NO ONE there but us until we finally arrived at the Captain Cook site at a time with only one other boat. Eric and Elayne's have a lot of local knowledge and we learned a lot about the native cultural sites, local stories about each site, and even some pretty funny stories about living/working in Hawaii. The boat was in good shape, we felt very safe, and food was provided. Nothing like coming up from and hour long snorkel to enjoy fresh cut pineapple.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Eric H, Owner at Hawaiian Boating Adventures​, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Thank you, Stepanie !
We sincerely hope to see you again in the future on Kulapa Kai.
Please tell all your friends and family, first hand info is the best advertising for us.
Aloha,
Capt. Eric and Elayne

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