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Kohala Sail & Sea

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61-3527 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae Harbor South, Slip #8, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-895-1781
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Captain Steve knows the Kohala coast!

We had a nice sail/snorkel trip. If you enjoy being in a smaller group and visiting snorkel spots... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
JimSei
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Washington State
Captain Steve and his crew rock!

We’ve done 3 trips on the Reva, all have been nothing but relaxing and fun. If you want the best... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Scott E
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Reno, Nevada
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Set sail aboard Riva, a beautiful, six-passenger sailing sloop berthed in the newest harbor in Hawai'i, Kawaihae South, near Pu'ukoholā Heiau National Historical Site. Our experienced crew offers sailing & snorkel trips, dolphin watching and idyllic sunset cruises year-round, and humpback whale watching during winter months.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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61-3527 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae Harbor South, Slip #8, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

We had a nice sail/snorkel trip. If you enjoy being in a smaller group and visiting snorkel spots you probably might not see any other boats at this is your trip. Captain Steve and crew took care of everything -food, drinks, gear and the boat....More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We’ve done 3 trips on the Reva, all have been nothing but relaxing and fun. If you want the best small laid back boat on the Big Island, you won’t go wrong!

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

It was last day of our holiday when capt. Steve and his wife took us to see some whales. We were pretty disappointed from our last whale watching back in Vancouver Island but this was way far better. Actually it was one of the best...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We had a great joy it was looking for whales and watching the sun. Thanks so much to Captain Steve and his beautiful first mate Jessica. The six of us so enjoyed our time on the water. The crew is skilled in providing a safe...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We had a great afternoon with Captain Steve on our whale watching excursion. Steve is an experienced Captain and knowledgeable about the whales. Whale watching on a sail boat with only 6 passengers is the way to go. If you visit the Big Island of...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

I highly recommend this sail to see the whales. Steve is knowledgeable about everything to do with whales. We saw many of them and had the best time.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

I enjoyed the morning sail whale watching tour very much. The wind wasn't up enough to lift the sails, though the engine is quiet and the journey slow and calm to be able to enjoy the experience of seeing the whales (plenty of whales!) in...More

Thank lite29
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We had a great whale watching experience with Captain Steve. It was fun, relaxing, and exciting. Our small group made the trip very comfortable. The Riva is very well-maintained and comfortable. We listened to the whales via hydrophone and got some good pictures (see attached)....More

Thank David T
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went on a sunset cruise with Captain Steve and had an amazing time. The boat was beautiful, the water was calm, and the sunset was sublime. Steve was very knowledgeable and kind, and regaled us with some amazing stories from his...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We were a party of 4 booked on an afternoon sail and whale watch with Capt. Steve and Cassandra. Steve greeted us at the dock, explained what to expect and assisted us in getting in the boat. We were offered snacks and drinks, and we...More

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