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Captain Dan McSweeney's Whale Watching Adventures

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Kealakehe Parkway & Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Honokohau Harbor, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-322-0028
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We had the best time and saw lots of whales!

Everything about this was great! I got amazing pictures and will never forget the experience... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christine M
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Omaha, Nebraska
These folks know Whales!

Wonderful trip and I learned so much. Saw Humpbacks even though it was towards the end of the... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
wildkathy806
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Ocean tours to learn about humpback whales and see them close up off the Kona Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, personally guided by veteran whale researcher Captain Dan McSweeney.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Kealakehe Parkway & Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Honokohau Harbor, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+1 808-322-0028
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything about this was great! I got amazing pictures and will never forget the experience! Definitely recommend as he is very experienced and knowledgeable about whales and their patterns so he gives you the best chance for spotting them!

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Wonderful trip and I learned so much. Saw Humpbacks even though it was towards the end of the season. Captain Dan and his crew are knowledgeable and FUN!

Thank wildkathy806
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Captain Dan lives and breaths whales and ocean life. 40 years experience and a wealth of knowledge. Made it clear we may not see any whales, but the humpbacks spouted right on cue. Excellent experience and very knowledgeable Captain Dan and crew. Worth the experience...More

Thank Charley T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had a great family adventure with Captain Dan and saw several whale and dolphin sightings on our adventure. The crew and Captain Dan all very knowledgeable and provided wonderful service. Thank you

Thank pcrlyons
Reviewed 2 April 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful time whale watching with Captain Dan. All aspects of the operation are professional, and safe. Captain Dan does a great job of running the tour, educating about whales, and being respectful of the sea-life. Highly recommend.

Thank Vermilion
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We did the morning whale watch trip with Captain Dan last week. It was fun and educational. We followed a couple of humpback whales around and he helped people get pictures of them. Captain Dan and the crew shared a lot about the marine mammals...More

Thank 707alisong
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We saw a number of whales and even heard some whale song. The crew served drinks and snacks and Dan gave a lot of information about the whales and some of his experiences. It was a new experience for me and I thoroughly enjoyed the...More

Thank Kris P
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We first went on one of Captain Dan's excursions about 8 years ago and we've gone each time we've revisited the Big Island. He is funny and interesting and his "staff" - usually two young scientists who provide snacks and helpful facts about whales -...More

Thank Esther H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We took Captain Dan McSweeney's tour on March 6 and had several close encounters with whales. Captain Dan and the crew are very knowledgeable and friendly and made the trip a great time. Would highly recommend

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Captain Dan and crew definitely know what they are doing, and they do it in an eco-friendly way. We for sure saw whales and got some good information. But if you have experienced close encounters with whales before you may be a little disappointed. Don't...More

Thank landshark100
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kaenel5
26 October 2016|
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Response from konawhales | Property representative |
Absolutely! The Humpback whales can be seen in Hawaii from December - April.
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132Karen132
23 February 2016|
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Response from Live2WriteNow | Reviewed this property |
I think by the end of May, many of the whales may have already left. I would email Capt Dan and ask. He's the expert!
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jpochard
6 January 2016|
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Response from Neeake | Reviewed this property |
It depends upon the patience of the child and if he/she already is familiar with boats and won't be excited by that prospect alone. This is a three-hour tour. The boat ride itself is great, but might get to be a little... More
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