from Snorkel Whale Watch Adventure
Humpback Whale Watching + Snorkeling + Real Coastal Sailing = FUN! We include: Deli style lunch buffet, soft drinks, and complimentary tropical bar. We also include an onboard marine life briefing, snorkel lesson and gear…be sure to ask us for your guided snorkel tour! And Ocean Sports really sails our catamarans! You can take the helm and experience the excitement of true coastal sailing or just relax on deck and let us do the work. Fun for the whole family! Great photo ops! Please note that Humpback sightings are not guaranteed on this cruise. Our Snorkel Adventure Cruise will take you to the BEST pristine reefs on the coast (we have more than a dozen sites to choose from).
The Ocean Sports story began in July of 1981 with just two things… a good idea, and a card table on the beach. It was only one day after the new Sheraton opened up at Anaeho’omalu Bay, when Nick Craig (now, our Director of Sales) and I set up shop under a palm tree, and Ocean Sports became the official Ocean Recreation business on the beach.
In the beginning, we were focused on all the new “toys” which kept arriving daily. We couldn’t believe we were being paid to play with them (of course first, we had to learn how to use them)! We sailed on windsurfers and Hobie cats with our guests… and took scuba divers out on our inflatable zodiac to discover previously unexplored dive sites.
With the arrival of our flagship “Seasmoke” in August (she was sailed here in 1978 from California by our present Director of Boating Operations, Will Ward), we officially became a Boating Adventure Company.
Over the years, we’ve acquired and retired several boats… including the sailing catamarans Mea’u, and Moana Pua, our dive boat, Diver One, and monohulls, Intuition and Tapestry. We also acquired a few boats that are still in operation besides the Seasmoke… the catamarans, Alala and Manu Iwa, our Glass Bottom Boat, and Lani Kai.
And you can find us on land too! We invite you to meet our friendly crew at our Retail and Reservation centers along the Kohala coast — at the Queens’ MarketPlace and in Kawaihae.
Though there’s work to be done behind the scenes, we do it together because it’s all part of the Ocean Sports Adventure.
As a locally owned and operated company, we live Aloha, and we live to share Aloha with each other and with you. We work hard to provide opportunities for growth for our employees… and our commitment to sharing our love for the ocean and Hawaii runs deep. Ocean Sports has always been about the friends we make, and the adventures we share!
Mahalo for being a part of the Ocean Sports ‘Ohana!