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Big Island Shaka

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Kawaihae Harbor, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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All reviews endless summer captain bryan whale watching kohala coast spinner dolphins fried chicken private charter maui onion fish highlight of our trip pineapple amazing morning great sunset these guys his assistant paddle boarding their natural habitat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, 2 year old and I went out on the Big Island Shaka with Captain Major and Kylie. They were incredible hosts and showed us a great time and of course capped off with an amazing sunset that you have to see for yourself...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank OGJourneyman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a sunset tour in the new speedboat and had a great time. Whale activity everywhere you turned this time out and a knowledgeable crew.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TopSully
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my brother, daughter, my mother in law and friends on the boat. We had great time. We saw lots of whales and the captain gave us one hour extra time to go snorkel at a very nice bay. Amazing experience. I lived in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank handsoftibet
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I, along with our three teenagers, visited the Big Island in October, and booked a private morning sail with Endless Summer Charters. We spent a leisurely morning snorkeling, paddle-boarding, sunbathing and just relaxing in the astonishingly blue water. Most of the time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank abk722
Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

Captain B and Damon were excellent hosts! We rented his jet boat. He’s an excellent csptain who clearly knew where we could find whales. We saw several! Two even breached directly in front of us. Amazing and would definitely recommend this experience over a larger,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jordan W
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

We highly recommend Captain B and his crew. The whole experience was amazing. Swimming in the water with wild dolphins was incredible and breathtaking. We rented the whole boat. Great launch location with few other boats so not over crowded. We found dolphins within 15...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WhereNext2013
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We pulled out in the ocean at 0845 and in 30 mins we were surrounded by Spinner Dolphins. Later we anchored in shallow water and had a swim. This couldn't have been a more perfect morning on the water thanks to the captain and his...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Bryan C, Owner at Big Island Shaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2018

Thank you for your kind words , see you next time !

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful trip off the coast with Chris and Major. Even caught a Mahi while we were enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Our family had the best 3-hour boat ride with Brian. We got to swim with dolphins, snorkel around beautiful caves and reefs, had some nice snacks on the boat and got to tan on the deck. Highly recommend this trip! It was definitely one of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank phie5
Bryan C, Owner at Big Island Shaka, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you so much ! It’s a good office !

Reviewed 20 August 2018

A week ago my family and I were on an amazing excursion with Endless Summer Charters which greatly exceeded our expectations! We were pleasantly surprised to encounter dolphins on the trip and the kids were able to snorkel with them. Although we have done other...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cindy K
Bryan C, Owner at Big Island Shaka, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

I look forward to seeing you again , felt like family :)

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29 August 2017|
Response from Bryan C | Property representative |
We do a max of 6 guests