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Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure

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Address: 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5711
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Highly recommended!

We've been on at least 10 whale watching Excursions in my life but nothing was as great as this one with Ocean Sports in Kawaihae. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Dustin T
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Holladay, Utah
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Holladay, Utah
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been on at least 10 whale watching Excursions in my life but nothing was as great as this one with Ocean Sports in Kawaihae. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful and the captain was patient enough to get the most close up experiences with the jump backs. We had one swim right under us and then came up so... More 

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Thank Dustin T
HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide us (and the Trip Advisor Community) with feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch. We're really happy that you enjoyed the cruise and the information provided by our crew. We appreciate your comments about the importance of patience when whale watching...a lot of whale watching requires it! We're also happy to read... More 

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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw several whales during our trip. One came up out of the water called a breach. The staff were great and organized. Safety was important. I highly recommend this company.

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, and got to see a Humpback breach! We really appreciate your kind words about our staff too. As a locally owned and operated company, we rely heavily on word of mouth recommendations, and we're honored... More 

Arlington Heights, Illinois
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117 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are returns customers. Ocean Sports does an amazing job with their whale watch trips. We went out at 8 a.m on January 1st. We saw the first whales of the New Year! Great commentary. We saw whales several different times. On our return to shore we were rewarded with a whale right next to the boat. Ocean Sports guarantees... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise and the commentary provided by our on-board naturalist. As you mentioned, we do guarantee sightings on our morning Whale Watch Cruises...see a Humpback, or you can ride again with us for FREE on... More 

Danville, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on a whale watching tour with a company at the Kailua Pier and only saw one whale tail and they didn't offer us a voucher even though they had that policy of no whales= another free trip. I went on a trip with Ocean Sports based on a recommendation from a couple I met. My tour was on... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your Ocean Sports 8:00 am Wake up with the Whales Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed both of your cruises (and that you were able to make it back up to Waikoloa that second day for your FREE return trip). As you experienced, each time we... More 

Leiden, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great whale watching trip, it's a nice boat, friendly crew and we saw lots of whales very close near the boat. We actually had to stay out on the ocean longer because they came so close to the boat that they weren't able to start the engine. Awesome trip!

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your experiences on your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, your interactions with crew, and most of all, got to see lots of Humpbacks! As we follow the federal guidelines protecting the Humpbacks, we do our best to stay 100 yards from the whales.... More 

Portland, Oregon, United States
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third experience with Ocean Sport Whale Watching - we've done 2 sunset cruises and our past adventures lead us to book a third time, but do a morning excursion. We were well rewarded with much whale activity and we learned a lot from Nick about humpbacked whales. The boat was large and we had plenty of space... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide feedback about your Wake up with the Whales Cruise. We're delighted to read that you enjoyed the cruise, the commentary provided by Captain Nick, and Captain Will's management of the trip...most of all, we're happy you got to see some humpbacks in their natural environment. We know there are a... More 

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114 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, a friend, and I weren't on a morning 2 hour excursion. The staff were good and helpful. A bit better directions on where to meet on the beach would have been helpful. Nice catamaran with lots of places to watch from. Note, you need to step in the water before boarding the shuttle boat to the catamaran. We... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch. We're delighted to read that you enjoyed the cruise. You're right - getting to our beach check-in point can be a bit confusing as there are a couple of places to park, and none of them are well marked. We do our best to provide... More 

Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First thing, this is done in nature, you can't predict what nature will do. We saw a few whale's spouts, and tails. We totally lucked out that we had a playful whale out that day, he was amazing!!!! He full on breached 4 times, waved his fins around, came up for air tons! It really was amazing, however, my understanding... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, our crew, and most of all...got to see lots of whales (and breachers too)! While breaching isn't an every-cruise occurrence, we are lucky that in our little part of the ocean, we typically do... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The crew and staff at the Whale Center were wonderful. All were very considerate and friendly. The pupus and cocktails onboard were very good considering you are on a sunset whale cruise. Double bonus saw a number of whales that came very close to the boat. Was an amazing trip!

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Ocean Sports Whales and Cocktails at Sunset Cruise. We're delighted to read that you enjoyed the menu and cocktails, and your interactions with our staff, and most of all, got to see lots of Humpbacks. We hope we'll get to see you again on another adventure with... More 

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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whale excursion was excellent from start to end. The reservation was easy and pick up was timely. The crew was professional and friendly, with informative and funny explanations about whales and their migration and history with Hawaii. The crew was also good at helping spot the whales and extended the tour until we got a good view!

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, your interactions with land staff and boat crew, and most importantly...got to see some Humpbacks! We hope we'll get to see you again on another adventure with us next time you're on the Big... More 

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