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The Whales are Back!

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

The humpback whales are back to the Big Island of Hawaii to enjoy the warm waters for the winter.  These fascenating creatures are a must see if you have not seen them before.

Every year they show up to the Hawaiian Islands around December and stay until March for mating season.  If you stay at any of the oceanfront or beachfront properties you can typically see them from your lanai with binoculars.  There are some oceanfront villas at Hali’i Kai that offer some great whale watching.  You can spend hours sitting on your lanai and watching then play in the blue waters of the Pacific.

There are several whale watch tours offered on the island that take you up close with the mammels.  OceanSports is the most conveniently located at A’Bay at Waikoloa Beach Resort.  Many of the whale watches guarantee seeing a whale.  When there are a lot of whales many of the snorkeling tours turn into whale watches as you pass so many on your way to the snorkeling destination.

If you stay at Kolea at Waikoloa or Halii Kai at Waikoloa you can see the whales just off the lanais of your vacation rentals.         

Next time you are on the Big Island of Hawaii in the winter months take time to enjoy these beautiful mammels.

Ocean Sports at Waikoloa Beach Resort

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Ocean Sports provides the water activities in the Waikoloa Beach Resort.  With their boat at A’Bay, you will find them easily accessible from all locations and just a short walk from Kolea and the Marriott.  They offer all the main water activities throughout the day and at competitive rates giving you no reason to leave the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Children 6-12 are 1/2 of the adult rate on all ocean adventures.

Snorkel Sail
Enjoy snorkeling with some of the amazing sea life Hawaii has to offer at a beautiful black sand beach.  On the way back you will enjoy a picnic lunch as well as an open bar.

Rate: $132.09
Inquire for availability

Champagne Sunset Cruise
Enjoy an evening just off of the Kohala Coast.  Enjoy an open bar as you travel along the smooth waters until you reach to destination to stop and enjoy a beautiful Hawaiian sunset as you enjoy a wonderful buffet.  I hope you find the buffet as pleasant as I did.

Rate: $129
Departure time: around 4:30 pm depending on the time of year

Whale Watch
Daily whale watch cruises operate December through April when the spectacular humpback whale sightings are in full swing.  These magnificent creatures migrate from Alaska an astonishing 3600 miles to Hawaii to mate and give birth in the warm tropical seas.  Their breaching activities create an exciting spectacle that attracts thousands of visitors each winter season.  While aboard the Alala, you will enjoy beverages and snacks on this two hour tour.
You are guaranteed to see whales or you get to go again for FREE!

Rate:  $99
Departure Times: 8 am, 10 am

Whales and Cocktails
If the morning whale watch does not work for you, there is an afternoon whale watch which offers everything the morning whale watch does plus more.  Enjoy an open bar  as well as dancers doing traditional Fiji whale dances.

Rate: $1119
Please inquire for availability

Scuba Diving
2 Tank Dive: $177; w/intro $211.11

Private charters are available.  The Manu Iwa holds up to 41 passengers, and the Seasmoke holds up to 49 passengers and the Alala holds up to 76 passengers.  Your charter includes full open bar, vegetable crudite, gourmet cheese platter, and chips and salsa.
Manu Iwa: 2 hours-  $5,330; 3 hours- $5,740; 4 hours- $6,150
Seasmoke: 2 hours- $6,370; 3 hours- $6,860; 4 hours- $7,350
Alala: 2 hours- $9,880; 3 hours- $10,640; 4 hours- $11,400

Body Glove Whale Watch Tour

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Body Glove Whale Watch Tours
(December through April)

During the winter months the most popular activity is go and see the amazing humpback whales up close.  On the tour you will be taken of the coasts of the Big Island to get up close sightings of these amazing creatures along with dolphins and other marine life.  There is nothing like getting to see one of these creatures breach out of the water or to see a mother and her baby traveling along together in the waters.
While on the tour you will enjoy an open bar along with snacks and refreshments.

Morning Whale Watch
Duration: 3 hours
Adult: $78
Youth (6-17): $58

Afternoon Whale Watch
Duration: 3hours
Adult: $78
Youth (6-17): $58