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Ocean Sports opens at Queens’ MarketPlace

(Photo courtesy of Ocean Sports)


Ocean Sports, popular provider of beach activities and sea-going adventures, announces its sixth and newest location at Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa Beach Resort, with a soft opening Monday, Jan. 17.

The new shop will feature interactive marine life displays, logo items and island souvenirs, reservations and check-in desk for the company’s Whale Watch, Snorkel and Sunset Sails.

Founded in 1981, Ocean Sports had humble beginnings as a single card table on the beach at Anaehoomalu Bay. Today, it is the Big Island’s No. 1 ocean recreation company, providing professional beach concession and swimming pool services to seven major resort properties on the Kohala Coast and an educational whale center in Kawaihae Village.

The company motto, “Every day is an adventure,” is experienced by guests daily on Black Sand Snorkel Sails, Champagne Sunset Sails, and seasonal Whale Watch excursions aboard three luxurious catamarans. Ocean Sports also offers private charters, weddings-at-sea and glass-bottom boat adventures.

Not just a provider of fun and recreation, Ocean Sports helps educate visitors and residents about Hawaii’s fragile marine environment.

“Ocean Sports is an exciting addition to Queens’ Marketplace and will make lifetime memories for so many,” sales and operations manager Margo Mau Bunnell said. “This central check-in location will serve customers from around the island and will help to make ocean activities more accessible to all. Visitors and residents, from keiki to kupuna, can come to this new location to learn more about the ocean, check out all Ocean Sports’ activities, make their reservations on the spot and pick up souvenirs and gifts to take home. We are very happy to have them join our Queens’ MarketPlace ohana.”

The new Ocean Sports shop is open 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. Free parking and shuttle service for passengers provided.

For reservations, call (808) 886-6666, or visit

For more information about the new store, call 886-8822 or visit

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