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Captain Dan McSweeney's Whale Watching Adventures

#1 of 4 Tours in Holualoa Features Animals
Kealakehe Parkway & Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Honokohau Harbor, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-322-0028
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Whale watching

We went with Captain Dan in 2/27 in the morning and had a great time! Captain Dan knows where to... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Linda H
Early morning tour

We were underwhelmed with today's tour. We saw a few whales off in the distance. Just our bad... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
ChrisMatt58
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Ocean tours to learn about humpback whales and see them close up off the Kona Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, personally guided by veteran whale researcher Captain Dan McSweeney.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Kealakehe Parkway & Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Honokohau Harbor, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We went with Captain Dan in 2/27 in the morning and had a great time! Captain Dan knows where to go to find whales! We were the only boat that was in the area that we saw many whales breach and even swim under our...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were underwhelmed with today's tour. We saw a few whales off in the distance. Just our bad luck I guess. Other reviewers on different dates report getting close to the whales and seeing them breach. Other reviewers report on seeing dolphins. We did not...More

Thank ChrisMatt58
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We took this tour Feb 21 and it was a success! We saw several whales. The captain was very knowledgeable and the crew was very informative. We great enjoyed this tour and recommend it.

Thank Nancy I
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I have to say that whale watching is a challenging undertaking! I watched from a high hill on shore (known for its whale viewing) for several hours and only saw two whales. So, with that average in mind, we went on the early morning tour....More

Thank ColoradoBen1
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Captain Dan and his crew were extremely knowledgable and friendly. It was an amazing voyage and we saw so many whales! We saw a calf breach several times. It was truly breathtaking. The boat is comfortable and made it easy for all to see. This...More

1  Thank Mary V
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great time on this tour today. Folks need to remember that these whales are wild and don't just appear on demand but appear they did this afternoon. Majestic! Captain Dan and his crew were informative and personable. I appreciated the snacks and...More

Thank theonewhogetsaway
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Pretty sad. You are at the mercy of nature but it really isn't anything to write home about. He basically just tours around until one of the passengers or himself sees something. The snacks and refreshments are really pathetic. I counted on the 'experience' aspect...More

Thank Shivi A
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

You are the mercy of nature on this tour. We were on the boat for almost three hours and saw about ten seconds of whales and their tales. Captain Dan kept up a running dialogue on whales so you learn something. Try to sit under...More

1  Thank DKR1234
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I can not say enough about this experience and the company that provided it for me. Capt. Dan was recommend (highly) by a friend that used his service years ago....nothing had changed! We had a family crisis the day before and they were kind enough...More

Thank Cris M
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Eventhough it is a crowded tour, I really enjoyed it. Capt Dan knows a lot about this amazing creatures, and he wants to o share his knowledge with everybody. We saw more that 6 whales, one mother with her baby!!! Unforgettable! He offers snacks, juice,...More

Thank Melisa R
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kaenel5
25 October 2016|
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Response from konawhales | Property representative |
Absolutely! The Humpback whales can be seen in Hawaii from December - April.
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132Karen132
23 February 2016|
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Response from Live2WriteNow | Reviewed this property |
I think by the end of May, many of the whales may have already left. I would email Capt Dan and ask. He's the expert!
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jpochard
6 January 2016|
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Response from Neeake | Reviewed this property |
It depends upon the patience of the child and if he/she already is familiar with boats and won't be excited by that prospect alone. This is a three-hour tour. The boat ride itself is great, but might get to be a little... More
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