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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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Fabulous whale watching!

We had read reviews for Captain Dan McSweeney's Whale Watching and we were not disappointed! This... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2015
TMS0611
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La Serena, Chile
The Captain knows how to find whales!

We went out on the 7:30 am whale watch and were not disappointed. Captain Dan knows how to find... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2015
TravelerEdie
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Canton, Ohio
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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 19 March 2015

We had read reviews for Captain Dan McSweeney's Whale Watching and we were not disappointed! This was a lovely three hours learning about the marine life, humpback whales and enjoying the sun. Captain Dan is knowledgeable and informative without being lecturing. He is cognizant of...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2015

We went out on the 7:30 am whale watch and were not disappointed. Captain Dan knows how to find these giants and their babies and he's very knowledgeable about their behavior. We appreciated that and it gave us insight into what to look for. We...More

Thank TravelerEdie
Reviewed 15 March 2015

This was a great adventure! Captain Dan is very knowledgeable and knows his whales! He is very helpful at taking the perfect photo. The staff was very helpful. We learned a lot about the ecological environment of marine life. A great adventure!

Thank Evans32015
Reviewed 15 March 2015

wow, i was hesitant to write about our experience, since we seem to be the only ones that have been disappointed with our experience. First off, we were to be greated in the parking lot with coffee and pastries, as communicated by the person booking...More

3  Thank finnigan_16
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Fantastic adventure! Captain Dan & his staff felt like longtime friends. He was very knowledgeable; the boat ride was relaxing & pleasant! We saw the whales and dolphins, as well as learned some other important ecological information to the surrounding environment. It was nice to...More

1  Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 7 March 2015

This was the most awesome experience. Captain McSweeney has vast knowledge of whales and has the most gentle way of communicating. You can tell he loves what he does and loves the whales and sharing his knowledge with others. Worth every cent!!!

1  Thank shde14
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Great trip. Captain Dan keeps it informative, yet informal. Saw whales and two types of dolfins. The crew on the boat were great. They provided information about marine life. Also some great snacks. Professional in every way. A worthwhile trip!

1  Thank Bah188
Reviewed 28 February 2015

This is a great trip, and really worth the price. Capt Dan is a font of information about the whales, their activities and habits, and about whale research. We followed 3 small groups of whales around for a couple of hours, and Capt Dan knows...More

1  Thank DawnB_STLouisArea
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Our family of adults had a great time on this trip. Although we saw whales while travelling to dive sites, this tour showed us even more - small groups, individuals and females with calves. We enjoyed the commentary from Captain Dan and all the information...More

1  Thank Anna R
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

We went with my 11yo and 8 yo. Cpt McSweeney has great stories and makes you appreciate these gentle giants with facts, history, and descriptions as you see the whales. Plenty of snacks for kids. We saw many whales at a respectful distance-mothers w calves,...More

1  Thank Kaincville
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kaenel5
Is January a good month to see whales?
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
We arrive May 27th of 2016. What are the chances of seeing whales this late in the season? Ty.
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
Is this whale watching trip advisable for an inquisitive 4 year old with proper adult supervision?
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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