We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Review of Blue Sea Cruises - CLOSED

Blue Sea Cruises
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Blue Sea Cruises Inc. is a family owned marine excursions company. Our specialty is showing our guests the large marine life that Kona Hawaii has to offer. We offer whale watching, dinner cruises, dolphin watching and Manta Ray snorkeling for guests as well as private and customized trips.
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2012

My husband and I went on the Sunset dinner cruise. We had barely left the pier when the captain announced there was a whale sighting. Everyone was grabbing their cameras and running for the front of the boat. I was sipping my MaiTai, and wasn't too excited until I heard the screams of delight and noticed even the crew members were grabbing their cameras. We saw an AMAZING whale show. There were 2 or 3 male whales trying to get the attention of a female whale, and they were REALLY showing off. I got some great pictures, and the staff said it was the best whale show they had ever seen. We were so enthralled at the whales, we almost missed the sunset! The buffet dinner was great, the open bar made some tasty mai tai's, and the entertainment was fabulous. The whale show was not expected, but was a nice bonus to an already wonderful excursion. We had a whale watching tour scheduled for a few days later with another company, but called and canceled the minute we got off the boat. We knew it couldn't top what we had already seen -- and we saved ourselves a couple hundred bucks!

Visited January 2012
1 Thank tmwillie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

233 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Greenwich, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fun way to spend an evening”
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Went on the dinner cruise. Food was decent, crew was great. We spotted a whale and a dolphin. The hula show was enjoyable. Recommend.

Visited January 2012
Thank MS218_10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manzanita, Oregon, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic trip!!”
Reviewed 21 January 2012

Awesome afternoon on the water! The crew was fantastic, the weather near perfect, and the MaiTai's yummy!! Oh... and the whales! According to the crew..their best trip this season. We planned to book at least one more trip before we leave the island.

Visited January 2012
1 Thank Karen S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bentonville, AR
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Awesome whale sightings”
Reviewed 21 January 2012

Pulling into the dock after our whale cruise....it was awesome and saw whales at 100 yards! Great day and free Mai tais!!

1 Thank beachandmusiclover
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Los Angeles, CA
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Dolphins and Whales!”
Reviewed 12 January 2012

Okay, so you can't guarantee these things, but we did see them. I even have photos!

Bottomline, this is a fun dinner cruise, open bar, pretty darn good food -- honestly it was better than any cruise buffet in town. The staff was charming, as was the music and entertainment. All around a wonderful experience espeically for couples. We did luck-out that along with the dolphins and whales, the cruise wasn't completely booked so it wasn't overcrowded. The layout of the boat seems to indicate they don't take in more than they can -- there was more than enough to eat -- and they didn't cut you off at the bar.

I would definitely recommend it for those who want a romantic evening for two.

1 Thank Lola_George
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Blue Sea Cruises also viewed

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing