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“Amazing Experience!”

Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures (WHOA)
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Owner description: Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 5 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: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Amazing Experience!”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

This experience is not to be missed! We went out this morning - the guides knew exactly where to go to find spinner dolphins and short finned pilot whales! Spinner dolphins were not too active but we then found the whales and the guides took us out to snorkel with them. So amazing! We then made our way to Captain Cook and snorkeled there just as many of the bigger boats were leaving. The Fairwinds was still in the harbor and my son was looking at that boat with the dive platforms and slides wanting to try it out so our guide, who used to work for Fairwinds, shouted over and next thing we knew, the kids were invited over to use their slides and dive platform. So awesome!! At one point I dropped my fin in the water and the guide immediately dove down to get it - no complaints. Oh, and did I mention the boat? A navy seal boat the FLIES through the water and is so smooth! All around an amazing morning! Thanks guys and congrats for making it to #1 on tripadvisr - you deserve it!!!

Visited August 2014
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“Definitely a must do!”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Incredible fun. Snorkeling with pilot whales was opportunity of life time. Guides are amazing! Thanks!!

Visited July 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“WHOA”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Just do it! Lots of fun with some knowledgeable and interesting nature and history thrown in as well. When you are out there passing all the other boats you just know they are looking at you thinking they wished they were you!
The day we reserved the trip was quite a windy one and ocean conditions were a bit rough. We were very impressed how well the boat and captain dealt with the conditions and turned it into more added excitement rather than a problem. This boat really is crazy fun I won't spoil it by telling too much but the turning and stopping abilities that were demonstrated were unreal - hold on and whoa baby!
Due to the sea conditions, they were not able to hit one of their more off the map snorkeling locations, so we ended up at Captain Cook's which is well protected along with a few other boats. It was great snorkeling I would say the best we found in Hawaii and a pod of spinner dolphins added to the experience.
Another nice thing is the small group size, us being three with five others made up the trip. Every person in our group was friendly and having a great time. If you are in decent physical condition you will have no problem but I would caution a bit if really out of shape, nursing an injury or can't deal with some pretty exciting action maybe not the best thing to be considering.
Would we do it again - yes absolutely!

Visited July 2014
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“Wow!”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

My husband & two kids (10 & 12) really enjoyed the ride on this navy seal boat. My husband was dreaming he was on a special op while on the trip. The crew spotted a 15 foot tiger shark on our way out of the harbour. One of the crew jumped in to take a picture, we were in awe. It was like riding on a giant wave runner. The ride back from snorkeling was even more exciting. Our kids loved it. The boat was jumping waves out of the water. I usually get seasick on the larger boats but had no problem with this boat.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome experience with awesome boat and crew”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Didnt expect it would be as much of an awesome experience to ride the navy seal boat. The snorkeling was great but the rode there and back are worth the cost!!

Highly recommend this company and experience. Great for an entire family

Visited July 2014
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