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Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures

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Dolphin & whale watching, Scuba & snorkelling, Sightseeing Tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Outdoor Activities
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Address: 74-425 Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-987-1584
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Description: Swim with Wild Dolphins & Manta Rays everyday. Established in 2002 and...
Swim with Wild Dolphins & Manta Rays everyday. Established in 2002 and still going strong; We have been the Winner of the Certificate of Excellence for 7 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 on the Green List. Morning Dolphin 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.
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Manta rays by night

Karl looked after us and got us right in the middle of the action. There is a lot of people out in other boats but Karl got us in there. We saw 4 or 5 rays small to medium size at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Karl looked after us and got us right in the middle of the action. There is a lot of people out in other boats but Karl got us in there. We saw 4 or 5 rays small to medium size at fairly close range at times as the barrel rolled. Make sure you use washroom before you go as no... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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14 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My husband was a little apprehensive about swimming in the ocean, but even he had to admit that our dolphin swimming trip was a total success. Even though the boat can take 6-8 customers there were only 3 of us. We were able to see a dozen manta rays, swim with tons of dolphins and even had a baby whale... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A not to miss. The company offers much better personal service than the big operators. We were group of four for the Manta ray night dive. Other boats were twenty to thirty! The staff was fantastic. Friendly, engaging and professional. Given the smaller group size we had much better hands on service than the large operators

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

These guys are great! Knowledgeable, helpful, and great attitudes. We were hooked after our 1st trip, and have just finished our 13th trip with them! The wildlife is amazing and with only 6 people on board you are not fighting crowds to see it, or waiting for 15 or more people to get on the boat. Capt. Ron and Karl... More 

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Dover, NH
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Alicia & Zack aimed to please from the get-go. They were very accommodating & when we spotted some whales we slowed down to hopefully see some action. The whales weren't in the mood to show off other than a few tail dives. They took us south on a bit longer trip but the manta viewing was supposed to be better.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went out on the night manta boat with Karl and Kira on Sunday, February 15 on the first day in a week that any boats had gone out due to weather conditions. Kira and Karl got everything done and ready to go all while we stayed on the dock so that we could hop on the boat and hit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I've been to a couple snorkel tours around the world but never seen a boat that was so clean and dry and comfortable. The wetsuits and snorkels were very well maintained as well. We saw 6 manta rays that night and they had your towel and clothes ready as soon as you're done. You can tell Karl really puts his... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We just returned from Hawaii yesterday and I can't stop thinking about the evening snorkel trip with Coral Reef. I always do my research so expected a professional, well-organized trip, which it was. Karl (the captain) and Kira, our personal manta ray expert and fearless leader were wonderful. With many other boats all competing to get a good view of... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had a good snorkel with Karl and Kaylie, I can't remember her name with an octopus tattoo. Got real close to mantas. And they handled a couple of nimrods in our group quite well

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Rochester, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My wife and I did a lot of research before choosing this company, and were glad we did. Unfortunately due to storms we weren't able to do the night snorkel, and were not able to really snorkel on the dolphin watch/snorkel tour, but we were happy they went out and we got a great trip out of it with a... More 

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