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“Fun & Educational! This trip is a Must!”

Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 6 years in a row. Aloha & welcome. If you want an amazing ocean adventure like no other offered in Hawaii, come see us! Only we can offer you the comfort and speed of the Ocean Warrior--an 11-meter Navy assault vessel designed for and used by the Navy S.E.A.L. Teams and Special Warfare Operations. With this amazing vessel we have a further range than our competition and can get you there fast and comfortably. And did we mention that our captains are world-class freedivers and underwater photographers with over 20 years of ocean experience? Take a look around the website to see what we offer and feel free to either book online or give us a call to reserve your seat! Mahalo!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is a Must! These two guys G-Captain S-guide/diver really know their ocean. They make sure we got to see it all; Manatees, Spinner & Bottle Nose Dolphins, and Pilot Whales end of April. They both are very knowledgeable and want to make sure you have a great time! A four hour trip that is a lot of fun and educational. So don't be a chicken and dive in. You won't regret it!
We are from ATL and will def be back to do another trip with WHOA!

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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Manager at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

We do try to share alot in ONE trip. The manatees are actually Manta Rays and they are beautiful to see during the day. So we are happy you had a wonderful time and thank you again for your time and review.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

If you do only one ocean trip/adventure/activity while you are in Kona, do this one!
You can trust all the positive reviews you read here about WHOA.

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

I can't say enough thanks to these guys for giving me and my husband such a thrilling adventure on the ocean. Although I love ocean and everything about it, I'm not a good swimmer and always find ocean intimidating. WHOA's captain and guide made me feel safe. They were very professional, knowledgeable and also very caring. I was well taken care of during the whole trip. They tried to find animals and things for us to see. We got to swim with dolphins, manta rays, and even pilot whales!! Unbelievable!!! We were also impressed by the Navy Seal boat. How fast it could go, turn and stop. We had such a great time. We enjoyed every moment and every second was unforgettable. I'll definitely book a tour with them again next time we are on big island. Highly highly recommended. =D

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Many thanks to the guys from WHOA, for making our trip so memorable, we took the 4 hour snorkelling trip and true to their word we crammed a lot into the time we had, managing to see humpback whales, rough tooth dolphins, swordfish and more. Absolute professionalism all the way and they showed a real passion for the environment they work in which shone through with their knowledge. A great balance of fun and education, and whilst I won't spoil the ending if you've ever wondered how quickly a 7.5 tonne assault boat can stop dead in the water the guys will show you, and how! Cheers chaps!

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2  Thank AirmilesAndy
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

My pre-visit research revealed this excursion to be "the best thing to do on the Big Island of Hawaii." After experiencing WHOA I can attest all the accolades are absolutely true! Our first positive impression was simply watching the crew launch this impressive Navy SEAL assault watercraft. Our next positive impression was the very thorough "safety briefing" conducted dockside with the crew to ensure our safety and an enjoyable trip at sea. Then the real fun began! We can best describe this excursion as an experience well beyond a snorkeling trip in a beautiful location. These boys know how to get you in the right place at the right time to experience what you can get no other way.

Of course, you will eventually get to Captain Cook Monument for the usual coral reef snorkeling - that part of the trip was great (as was the snacking on fresh fruit, cookies, chips and beverages). It was the front side of this trip that makes it so unusual. After leaving the harbor, we traveled to a location where we jumped in to snorkel with Manta Rays!!! Then we powered to another location and snorkeled with Sharks!!! Not enough adventure? No worries, we then powered for about 30 minutes and found a pod of Pilot Whales!! All of this before the reef and the usual colored tropical fish excusion. The crew was friendly, fun, knowledgeable, and professional in every way. You cannot get a trip like this anywhere else. Most often, people have to take four (4) separate trips to see what we did in one!!! Best thing to do in Hawaii? Book a trip with WHOA!!

Thank ScottT814
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