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Ocean Encounters

Ocean Encounters features a 46 foot Delta boat ideal for families and groups up to 37 persons to go out and swim with dolphins, snorkel with manta rays or go whale watching in the winter months. The Delta boats are famously stable, strong and seaworthy in addition to being large, fast and comfortable. The large top deck, the private bathroom, the wide swim step and other amenities make the Ocean Encounters a perfect boat for families or groups of all ages. The captain and crew are highly knowledgeable with regard to all matters marine but particularly about dolphins, whales and manta rays.


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If you are coming to the "Big Island" of Hawaii on a cruise ship then you need to make sure you browse our cruise ship category before you make any reservations for activities during shore leave.

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Known for their inshore habits, playfulness around vessels and star performances at aquariums, Bottlenose dolphins are probably the most popular of all cetacean species located off the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Perhaps the single most well-known and important activity on the Big Island of Hawaii is sport fishing or deep sea fishing. The quality of the "big game" on Big Island of Hawaii is unparalleled anywhere in the world.

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The Big Island of Hawaii has a number of different boats that offer snorkeling tours. Many of them cruise the coast off Kona down to Capt. Cook. Most of the boats offer morning and afternoon trips and one trip even offers "night snorkeling" to see the giant Manta Rays.

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Unlike other locations in Hawaii, the Big Island of Hawaii is not only the seasonal home for the famous Humpback whales but is also home year round to a selection of Sperm whales, Pilot whales, Pygmy Killer whales, the Melon Headed whales and the rare Beaked whales.

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