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“Very far and long down time”
Review of Ocean Joy Cruises

Ocean Joy Cruises
Ranked #4 of 18 Tours in Kapolei
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Ocean Joy Cruises will take you to the unspoiled Waianae coastline on the island of Oahu where dolphins, turtles and other Hawaiian sea life play and flourish on our 62' custom power catamaran. Take a dive into one of Hawaii’s best snorkeling spots, watch dolphins and whales (seasonal) as they glide through the cool waters of the Pacific, view the most stunning scenic vistas and perhaps, even watch the most romantic sunset on earth.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Hole going around picking up at many different stops, 45 minutes to finally start underway, an hour to get to snorkeling, 20 minutes going over rules etc etc etc, finally got to snorkel.

Then we sit there after loading the bus an extra 15 minutes while morons are changing dress clothes while everyone waits

Then an hour to get back in traffic, while stop after stop after stop

Over 80% of time is doing nothing, so a 6+ hour day for a high cost of over $125 a person, just doesn’t match the worth of this excursion

Sorry, but Day was a total waste

Recommendation of spending $20 and go to Hana bay, much more worth it!

Crew was nice, but maybe an overall value of $40 max

1  Thank Mike S
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OJC-Staff, Customer Service at Ocean Joy Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Aloha Mike S.,

Mahalo for cruising with us on the Kai'Oli'Oli and sharing your review. It seems your main setback was the time it takes us to transport guests to our destination on West Oahu, and back. The quicker alternate to our complimentary round-trip trans is to drive out on your own, the drive out takes about 30-40 minutes each way. Of course, with the added cost of renting a car, paying for parking in Waikiki and at our marina, you can understand why majority of our guests prefer our transportation option.

We understand that after riding around for what seems like all morning and sitting through a safety briefing to eventually snorkel may discourage someone to get into an adventurous mood. Now you know that if you were ever to revisit us again, your best bet would be to drive out which also gives you the option to visit Hanauma Bay after our cruise. Don't forget your $10 marina parking fee.

About waiting for others after the cruise to go back. We allow ample time for guests to "freshen up" before boarding the return bus by allowing them to use the restroom. We also use this time to close out any remaining transactions. We understand some people may be anxious to get back right away, we thank you for your kokua (help).

Mahalo for your time.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We saw a whale in April!!! This was so lucky and rare for the time of year. Patrick the captain and his eagle eyed crew spotted whales and dolphins. They kept close so we could see them as long as possible. Mason, Theo, Jonathan and Meg (I think) were amazing and helpful to my father with some physical limitations. We had a great time even though it rained. We will visit again in December to see more whales!

Thank Joanna T
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OJC-Staff, Customer Service at Ocean Joy Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Aloha Joanna T.,

Mahalo for cruising with us on the Kai'Oli'Oli and sharing your review. We truly appreciate and LOVE to have guests that make the best of any rainy day. We were also ecstatic to see whales during your trip when they're usually heading back to Alaska at around this time.

We hope you were able to maximize your time with us and experience our beautiful West Oahu coastline. Please don't forget to tell your friends about us.

Aloha,

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Captain Patrick and his crew were great! They worked hard to get us to see dolphins. They were all super friendly. The cost is well worth it. The food after snorkeling was delicious and fresh.

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OJC-Staff, Customer Service at Ocean Joy Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Aloha MCurran94,

Mahalo for cruising with us on the Kai`Oli`Oli and sharing your review. We're glad to know you had a great time. We hope to see you again and please don't forget to tell your friends about us.

Aloha,

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this outing. Captain Jim and his crew were simply perfect. Gracious, funny and hospitable. We saw 3 different species of dolphin and some sea turtles. Super fun!! I’d highly recommend this activity.

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OJC-Staff, Customer Service at Ocean Joy Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Aloha PSL1111,

Mahalo for cruising with us on the Kai`Oli`Oli and sharing your review. We appreciate your comments and we're happy to know that you enjoyed your outing.

We hope to see you again and please don't forget to tell your friends about us.

Aloha,

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