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Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures

73-1310 Kukuna St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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 2 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 2 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. 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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Daejeon, South Korea
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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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PA
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46 attraction reviews
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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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Rotorua, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We researched and decided to go with Coral Reef as it was a small boat - only 6 pax. We are really glad we did. We got there quickly and suited up and in the water. The manta rays put on an awesome show. One got so close I thought it would swallow the camera. Captain Zac and Kira were... More

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Doha, Qatar
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went on two excursions with Coral Reef this summer. I feel badly waiting this long to write a review, but summer was busy. First we went on the Manta Ray snorkel trip and then three days later, the Dolphin viewing trip. Kira was our guide both times. She was so professional and knowledgeable. I really hope that one day... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was simply amazing! The Manta Rays put on a show for us. There was 7 of them doing barrel rolls for 45 minutes and coming within inches of us! It seemed they were as curious as we were. We went at 8:30pm so there was only one other boat out there, so we got the attention of all the... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My husband and I were not sure what to expect. We both thought that mantas are kind of freaky-looking and sort of mysterious (i.e. we did not know much about them). While looking for things to do while on the Big Island, the reviews are really what sold us on this adventure. We were not disappointed! Zac and Kira were... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Having read the reviews and done some research we picked this tour with confidence and boy did they deliver. We went out for the night Manta Ray swim and although we only saw a couple of these magnificent creatures it was an over all A+ experience. A smaller boat, which made us feel very special and exclusive, a fabulous crew...love... More

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