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Offshore Blue Water Adventure

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    What to Expect
    Check-in at Honokohau Harbor begins at 8:45 a.m.  The 4-hour adventure begins when the Ocean Warrior departs at 9:00 a.m. and heads out to the deep blue waters of the Kona coast to look for large marine life, such as white-tipped reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, whales, and dolphins.  Learn about these creatures from an experienced guide who will lead you into the water for your encounter.  Please note that encounters are responsibly done in pairs or very small groups to minimize any impact on the marine life.

    After the ocean safari portion of the tour, enjoy the waters closer to shore as the captain chooses the most ideal spot based on the morning's conditions.  Snorkeling sites may include secluded coves and remote beaches.  Refresh yourself after your hour of snorkeling with fresh fruit, snacks, and a selection of fruit juices and bottled water.

    The exciting ride back provides an opportunity to view the Kona coastline from a different perspective.  Get a closer look at the sea caves, lava tubes, and other rock formations that make up the unique Kona coast on the trip back to the harbor.  And be ready to experience maneuvers in a boat you never thought possible, including some of the quickest 180 degree turns and complete stops you’ll ever experience.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Assorted beverages and snacks
    • Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, snorkeling vest, kickboards)
    • Experienced Dive Guide to accompany you into the water
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum numbers apply. If there are not enough passengers to meet minimum requirements, you will be contacted and offered an alternative date or full refund.
    • Unable to accommodate guests who have neck or back problems, heart conditions, have had major surgery in the last 6 months, are currently pregnant, or weigh more than 280 pounds.
    • All guests must be at least 4 ft. tall. and must be able to climb a vertical ladder to exit/enter the water.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our family with teens had an awesome day on the tour. It's a fun boat to be on out in the water. We saw dolphins and an Oceanic Whitetip shark in the deep water and manta rays and many smaller fish closer in land on the reef. The guys take great care of you. We had a thrill ride
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    This was one of the best trips of my lifetime!!! The boat was an awesome experience on it's own. But what we saw that day was incredible!!! We swam with a whale shark for 20 minutes - inches from my face. Thank God I never touched him but he was so close i easily could have.
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    This boat glides on top of the water. This tour was so freeing while comfortable, being able to stand up comfortably really allows you to see everything. I highly recommend this tour for anyone.
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    Such a great day out with these guys. Would highly recommend. Ryan and Jason were awesome. We had to travel a little bit further to see what we wanted to and this is the boat to do it on, comfortable, fast, in control and totally respectful to the animals! Wish we did it earlier
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    Do not be fooled, this is a little dangerous! I don’t recommend for those who are faint of heart! There’s something very vulnerable about being in 10,000 foot-deep blue water looking for sharks. Don’t get me wrong-we loved it and the boat is awesome! We didn’t run into any
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    Response from Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Guest Relations Manager at Offshore Blue Water Adventure
    Responded 23 Nov 2019
    Aloha! We're glad you loved your trip and you are right, it isn't your typical snorkeling adventure! Our bluewater trip takes you out to see marine life you normally wouldn't get to see just snorkeling in the areas close to the shoreline. For anyone who might be a little bit nervous or anxious about this, feel free to let us know before hand and we will do our best to get you feeling as safe and comfortable in the water as possible! (For others who just can't get over the fear of being in the open ocean, we also do have a discounted "ride-along' rate. You can still enjoy the boat ride but stay aboard and keep nice and dry!) Mahalo for coming out with us!
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    About the operator
    By: Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures
    598 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Jennifer G
    50
    Great trip!
    We did this the first night we were in Hawaii and loved it! The boat they take you in is FAST, which we all
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    Endy2
    Burlington, Canada
    5330
    Great snorkel and ride
    Our family with teens had an awesome day on the tour. It's a fun boat to be on out in the water. We saw dolphins
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    A2BIG
    20
    BEST TRIP of my life!!!
    This was one of the best trips of my lifetime!!! The boat was an awesome experience on it's own. But what we saw
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    tudney
    Park City, Utah
    228
    FUN!
    Fun cool fast boat. Saw several manta rays really close. We felt safe. There were about 12 other boats around
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    Heather C
    Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
    10
    Great ride!
    This boat glides on top of the water. This tour was so freeing while comfortable, being able to stand up
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    307katd
    Denham, Australia
    30
    Absolutely amazing!!
    Such a great day out with these guys. Would highly recommend. Ryan and Jason were awesome. We had to travel a
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    307scm60
    Riverton, Wyoming
    14934
    Very fast exciting boat!
    We had a smaller group go out. We found some whales and got to swim with them, very cool. We snorkeled a couple
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    lorivantrigt
    Ventura, California
    6314
    A little scary, to be honest!
    Do not be fooled, this is a little dangerous! I don’t recommend for those who are faint of heart! There’s
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    Jamie L
    10
    A great way to start the day
    We took the Offshore 4 hour Blue Water Adventure tour. We were out on the water for 4 hours in the most
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    Wing V
    51
    great time and crew, highly reccomend!
    Highly reccomend this. Cory and Brett were great we saw many amazing animals! If anyone is on Big Island this is a
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    Cat_travels1
    10
    Once in a lifetime experience!
    We saw about 5-6 manta rays and it was such a memorable experience! The staff were great and knew exactly where to
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    Jennifer J
    10
    Just AMAZING!!
    We went night snorkeling tonight with Manta Rays and you have to do this! It was definitely one of the best things
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    Snorkeldad007
    Shoreview, Minnesota
    1626
    EPIC!!! This is the correct choice
    Attention! This was awesome. From ripping across the ocean in a million dollar Navy Assault Vehicle, swimming with
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    Resort324693
    11
    Spend your $ with these guys! You will NOT be displeased.
    My wife and I spent the afternoon with Brett and Cory yesterday and had the best time! The boat is an exhilarating
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    AlasdairB_13
    Los Angeles, California
    42
    Best Value best experience cannot rate high enough!
    So Brilliant begining to end! Totally worth every $. The process was easy and efficent . Bret and Jason were
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