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“Up close and personal with the crew and the whales”

Endless Summer Charters
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Kawaihae
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Picture yourself in the ocean on a boat, out with a small group, an informative fun crew, whales breaching, babies and adult whales in all directions, the sun setting to the west, a bonus show of spinner dolphins who usually don’t come out in the evening and you have Endless Summer Charters. Captain Bryan and Renee are very knowledgeable and make this trip a must do on your vacation. Penny is also very helpful with scheduling and prompt to get back to you. We were so glad we did the sunset whale-watching trip and highly recommend you do the same!

Thank JAAIssaquah
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

This snorkel, dolphin and whale watch was the highlight of our trip. Going back tomorrow. Dolphins were amazing just swimming all around the boat. My son-in-law jumped in with them and said for every five you saw close to the surface, many more deeper. Then off to the coral reef with whales and babies jumping right and left. So amazing. Upon reaching the reef we all got in with snorkel gear. Not being a confident swimmer, I hung onto a boogie board and Renee, a crew member and newly graduated marine biologist, pulled me all around the reef. It was like a botanical garden with beautiful fish and turtles swimming through it. Threw out some fishing lines on the way back with more whale watching. The crew is smart and so accommodating. Captain Bryan knows his stuff and the whole experience is laid back and comfortable. Boat comfortable and clean. Delicious pineapple and grilled salmon to die for, along with other nibbles and drinks. Don't need to bring anything but sunblock and a camera. Don't miss this if you are in the area. Good restaurants in this small town as well. Thanks to Captain Bryan and crew for this incredible experience.

Thank vicki o
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

After watching the whales breach from shore, we just couldn't resist getting out on the water to see them up close! The captain and his wonderful, personable crew were just fantastic! From fresh-cut pineapple, lots of joking to interesting information from on-board biologist - smart and sweet - Rene we could not have asked for a more spectacular morning. Our favorite may have been the baby spinner dolphins. We will be sure to go out with this friendly and experienced crew again on our return to the Big Island!

Thank Lisa P
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Capt B, First Mate Dave & Biologist Rene provided an incredible morning of swimming with dolphins, snorkeling and whale watching. We left promptly at 9am and by 9:30 we were in the water with 25+ spinner dolphins. With a small crew and limited number of passengers on the catamaran the cruise was about keeping the passengers happy. If you want to continue to swim with the dolphins instead of whale watch - all you need to do is let them know.

Unfortunately for us, we tried to book the sunset cruise, which we heard from our friends was also outstanding, but it was already booked. We will just have to get back out for another visit. Don't wait to book this trip!

Thank Matt P
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

A group of us from Florida found out about Capt Bryan from our concierge. We booked the whale/sunset cruise. Our experience was phenomenal! Dave and Renee were very fun and made an extra effort for our cruise to be perfect. The water was slightly choppy, but we never noticed since we were having so much fun. We saw several groups of whales including a baby playing. The sunset was beautiful and Renee was a great photographer helping us capture photos of our excursion. We cannot wait to go back and do it again. We definitely will use Capt Bryan and his crew again!!

Thank Shellie S
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