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Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures

73-1310 Kukuna St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-987-1584
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Ranked #6 of 188 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Established in 2002 and still going strong; We have been the Winner of the Certificate of Excellence for 4 years now. We are a Big Island of Hawaii... more » Owner description: Established in 2002 and still going strong; We have been the Winner of the Certificate of Excellence for 4 years now. We are a Big Island of Hawaii adventure for swimming with Dolphins & Manta Rays. Eco friendly, we follow the guidelines established to make our tours safe for the Manta Rays, dolphins and our guests. We are on the GREENLIST FOR MANTA RAY TOURS. ONLY CHOOSE A COMPANY THAT IS REGISTERED FOR SAFETY OF THE MANTA RAYS. manta ray greenlist Morning charters take you up the Kailua Kona coast to a pod of wild dolphins, usually 100 plus. Snorkel with them right next to you. Lunch & snacks included. Rated as #1 Night Manta Ray snorkel company by all the review web sites. These are the most exciting activities you'll do here. All gear included. These 2 activities with marine life will be a highlight of your trip. We take children of all ages. « less
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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My main goal when traveling to Hawaii was to go snorkeling. Then someone mentioned that we should see the manta rays at night and so I figured I might as well do that. I was a little nervous to get in the water at night time, but Kira, our guide, was very helpful and accommodating to make me at ease.... More

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We booked both a manta ray night snorkel as well as the dolphin swim with Coral Reef Adventures.... we were so happy we went with them for both tours! Our main reason for choosing them (other than good reviews here) was the small group size - they only take a max of 6 passengers on the tours. We did the... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We booked a night manta snorkel with Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures having read a few reviews but nearly cancelled before hand, thinking we might go with another, bigger, cruise. We have two children, aged 8 and 9, and thought they might be better off with a larger boat, and we'd booked an 8.30pm cruise and thought this might be a... More

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We could have saved a few bucks and gone with one of the other manta ray snorkel adventure trips but we are SOOOO glad we decided to go with Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures. They only take a maximum of six people out at a time. This way they can give you a lot of one-on-one attention and help if you... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Went out with zac and Natalie September for the manta ray snorkel. They were both wonderful, helpful and informative. We luckily had the boat with only one other person so it was very personal. Once we were out there zac gave us a talk while Natalie got us all sorted and on a rocky boat the procedure was seamless. We... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Had a fantastic evening swimming with the mantas on 30th September 2014. Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures are a wonderful small professional operation. Our family of four had a private tour. We swam with the Mantas near the Kona Airport for the 5,30pm tour. At least 9 mantas were swimming around us. A fantastic turnout as some nights there may only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was a fantastic tour. I would strongly recommend anyone booking it. if you suffer from motion sickness then. It's not really too much of a problem as you have the horizon in view all the time the boat is stable and is quite like a speed boat in that it's not heavy displacement boat and just skims across the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We decided to do the night snorkeling with Manta Rays off Kona when everyone we spoke said it was "the best thing to do". We chose Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures becasue they had a smaller baot and the ratio of six passengers to a skipper and a guide seemed to be a plus. How right we were. Our smaller number... More

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Captain Ron and Erin were our guides on this 2.5 hour adventure into the ocean. Communication prior to the trip was good. On the day the boat arrived promptly at the pre-arranged meeting point. We were quickly aboard, briefed on safety and fitted out with snorkel equipment. Before we knew it we were in the middle of a large pod... More

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

So not only am I giving it 5 stars because we saw lots of Manta Rays, but the guides were amazing. They were extremely helpful in every way, especially in explaining everything, from getting in and out of the boat, putting on the gear and all about the mantas. Most tour groups go to the same location to see the... More

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