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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 183 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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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Daejeon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The main thing my husband and I wanted to do on the west side of the Big Island was a manta ray snorkel. We did a lot of research into various companies and found Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures to have amazing reviews, so we ultimately decided to go with them for our tour. We couldn't have picked a better company... More

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

We loved this. It's hard to take good photos though but video works great. There were only 6 guests on the boat and 2 crew so it is very personalized. We saw LOTS of Manta Rays. It was crazy. I would definitely book with them again just because of the individualized attention.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a wonderful, personal tour. They will only take a maximum of 6 people, but we actually only had 4 total in our group. Captain Zak was great at keeping us in the loop as far as trying to find the dolphins. Since the dolphins were not hanging out in their normal location, he suggested we turn back and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

This was the first time I had done anything like this, and have to admit was a little nervous. The crew was amazing. And what we were able to see was beautiful. We were lucky to see what seemed like hundreds of dolphins and swim with them. The manta rays were awesome. (We did the the daytime your) Kira was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

All the manta tour operators go the same places. Your only choice is what time you go out and how many people the tour operator has on the boat. There is also a GreenList, indicating which tour operators comply with practices that help protect the mantas. Coral Reef is on that list. Coral Reef limits the guest number to 6.... More

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captain96740, Owner at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha Thank you for the suggestion on where to meet the second charter. It is very hard to find us in the dark at night and we want this to be easy for everyone. Yes, it is best to wait at the pavilion for the crew to come and find you. We have only copied the directions from our first... More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Research through Tripadvisor and a few other sources led us to this great group. With only six people maximum, it makes the experience that much better. Zac and Kira were great as were the macadamia nut brownies on the return ride. Swimming with mantas is not be missed and we highly recommend the 8:30 tour. The early tours are packed... More

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