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Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures

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Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 6 years in a row. Aloha & welcome. If you want something a little different than your ordinary sail and snorkel trip, come see us! Only we can offer a unique experience aboard the Ocean...more
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Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my zillion time I go out with WHOA. They never disappoint me. They are always searching for wildlife that we can snorkel with in a most respectful and safe way. There are no guarantees as what one can see but I appreciate the...More

Thank Mouna G
Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Mahalo Mouna! We were thrilled to have you on our boat for your birthday charter! We look forward to the next adventure together!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brett and Cory were awesome in guiding my wife and I around the Big Island to see the amazing wildlife in the ocean. The wildlife are not predictable and it can be hit or miss with regards to seeing certain animals and you have to...More

Thank jtl716
Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Mahalo from the entire WHOA crew!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Brett and crew member Cory lead us on an amazing adventure. We got in and out of the water three times swimming with bottlenose dolphins, small black tip sharks and coral reef animals. We were never rushed out of the water, more encouraged to...More

Thank Katy O
Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mahalo for your review, Katy! We're so glad you had a great adventure with us. We hope to see you again on the Ocean Warrior soon! Aloha!

Reviewed 18 August 2018

Please. Cancel all other boat tours, snorkel tours, etc. Sign up for this one. I just completed the Captain Cook tour with Ocean Warrior. Our appointment time was 2 PM, and the ONLY (small only, not a big deal AT ALL) negative was that we...More

Thank Aaye P
Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Aloha and thank you for your review! Captain Brett and Jason were the ones who took you out on Friday afternoon and they'll be happy to hear that you had such a great time. We apologize again for the slight delay getting your adventure started!...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This tour was absolutely amazing! Swam with Blainsville beaked whale, a pod of Pygmy killer whales as well as a small school of dolphins and a manta ray! I have been snorkeling in the waters off the Kona Coast since 1983 and this was a...More

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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Aloha Marc! Jason and Brian will be happy to hear that you had a great time with them on Sunday morning! Thank you for coming out with us and we hope to see you again soon! Mahalo!

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with whales sharks and see really cool places griff and bryan are super chill, nice and welcoming they know what they’re doing

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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Aloha Celeste, we enjoyed having you aboard the Ocean Warrior! Already looking forward to the next adventure with you! Mahalo for your review!

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

If you want the fastest , most fun boat , book this one. I went on last year and could not wait to bring my 18 year old twins and their friend on it. We saw pilot whales plural times 12-20... not sure... got so...More

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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Mahalo for coming out with us! We're glad you had such a great time with our crew. Thank you for sharing your experience. Until next time, aloha!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

With this tour you'll have your senses going crazy for days! After Brian took us on an amazingly fast boat ride with an ex-marine vessel we were dropped right into the water with manta rays basically waiting for us! Hanging onto a surfboard onto which...More

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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Mahalo so much for taking the time to write a review. The mantas are definitely a must-see when you're in Kona and we're glad you had such a great experience. We hope you come back to Kona again soon because we would love to have...More

Reviewed 27 July 2018

This is a *must do* experience! The captain was professional, respectful, and fun. The snorkeling guide was knowledgeable, experienced and a true leader. The boat was *A BLAST*!!! Mantas, sharks, plenty of fish and some of the best snorkeling I've ever experienced! As another review...More

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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Mahalo Sandy, for taking the time to write a review! We had a wonderful time with you as well! We wish you the best and hope to see you again on the Ocean Warrior soon. Aloha!

Reviewed 27 July 2018

One of my favorite things to do ever! Swam with Oceanic Whitetip Sharks, Swam with Manta Rays, Reef Snorkeling, and what a boat! Just a fantastic day. Wow.

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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Mahalo for your review! Not all of our guests get to swim with the oceanic whitetips. You lucked out! We hope to see you again the next time you are in Kona!

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Majji
24 July 2017|
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Response from Wild-Hawaii-WHOA | Property representative |
Aloha. If you are talking about the Humpback Whales then I would say a possible chance although it is little early in the season. We though look for other Whales that are residents in Kona waters. Thank you
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Korri M
10 February 2017|
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Response from Wild-Hawaii-WHOA | Property representative |
Hi Korri You could bring a light jacket. But many just wear shorts and T- shirt. Some wear long sleeve as a protection from the sun. Wear shoes that might get wet. Thank you WHOA
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Deborah B
20 March 2016|
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Yes you pee while you're snorkeling. We can always stop the boat and you can go to the back of boat and hold on to the ladder as well while you're in the water.
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