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“Exciting snorkeling tour”

Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures
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Owner description: Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 6 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!
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 28, 2012

If you are planning on going on a snorkeling tour from Kailua-Kona, then this is the tour that you need to take. Their Navy SEAL boat is just amazing. It drew admirers before it was even put in the water. Once it was in the water, it was an exciting ride. The boat is fast and maneuverable and the ride back from snorkeling was memorable. The two captains, Brett and Deron, are very knowledgeable guides and added to the great experience. They found a pod of pilot whales and we were able to go snorkeling with them! It was an experience that we won't ever forget.

Thank pharmdhawk
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

I took myself and my 2 kids, ages 12 and 10 for the 4 hour snorkelling tour. We were in Kona for the Ironman and I decided that this trip sounded great after reading various reviews. We were the only 3 on the boat which is an ex Navy seals vessel. Brett and Deron were very friendly and professional.All of us had snorkelled before so we werent hesitant. We left the marina and took it easy as the guys wanted us to enjoy the trip out.Straight away we saw a couple of speckled dolphins which followed the boat out.We had great views and saw heaps of dolphins. I didnt realise there were actually different types! We jumped off the boat and got to swim in 3 1/2 km deep crystal clear ocean that was so warm and clear.We went down to the Captain Cook monument and snorkelled there which was amazing. The guys were very informative and left us to enjoy the bay. The boat ride was great and not scary at all, just thrilling for my kids who really enjoyed it. I would go again and I definately recommend this to other families with kids who are competant swimmers. We had a great time and it is value for money. Thanks WHOA!!!!

Thank 1234bambie
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

My wife and I really enjoyed the experience on the WHOA vessel. The captain and first mate were very accomodating and know how to provide a thrill while being experienced and making you feel safe. If you only can snorkel once on Big Island, you wont go wrong with this experience.

Thank you WHOA for helping make our Honeymoon more memorable!

-The Humphreys

Thank Brad H
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

This boat trip was amazing! We had already done snorkeling a few times this trip, and were looking for something different, and this really filled the bill. (Next trip to the Big Island we will DEFINITELY go snorkeling with Brett and Deron.) Kids will love it for the speed, Parents will enjoy it for the level of safety and the speed. This boat screams down the coast and turns on a dime! There were only two of us on this particular trip, and I was concerned that they might cancel, but I believe they felt they should fulfill the committment, so we stil went out and had a great time. Lots of island history, and interesting information about the boat, too. It's maneuverability was breathtaking. A definite thumbs up on this!

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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Brett and Deron really tried to show us a good time and succeeded highly. They found a pod of pilot whales and we had the opportunity to get in the water and snorkel around the whales....this was the highlight of my time on the island. Next, took us to a spot for some reef snorkeling where we saw some dolphins and was then treated with some drinks and snacks as well.
The boat itself can provide enough adventure for a day on the water....high speed and maneuverability got the adrenalin going for sure.
Highly recommend a day with these guys.

Thank BNHZ
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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Owner at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2012

Thank you for your time and review and giving us a day to get one super dose of adventure and adrenalin.

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