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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 180 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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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you are booking any water activity on the Big Island, this is "hands-down" the company to go with!! They only take small groups of 6 out on their boat so it becomes a very personal and friendly event. We did a night snorkel with the Manta Rays and Kira was incredible getting us to just the right spot to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were in Hawaii (Big Island) for our honeymoon and on the morning before we flew on to Honolulu, booked the swimming with spinner dolphins trip. I am so glad we did. Kira and Carl were brilliant, very knowledgable and clearly have a passion for what they do. What impressed us the most is that their main... More

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

Aloha Having a swim guide in the water is very important. Some companies don't give you the in the water assistance and if you can't find the dolphins, it's pointless to get in. Also, with Kira & Erin's assistance, they work out any issues and help you get comfortable without having to go back to the boat. Our captain's and... More

Clayton, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is the best way to see the Manta Rays. They only take out 6 customers a night, and the boat is very clean and safe. With such a small group there is flexibility. We took a diversion to see some dolphins swimming nearby, and we were able to get into the water and out very quickly. If someone wanted... More

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

Aloha This Manta Ray tour has become one of the most popular things to do. There are so many big boats now, it's not the same as last year. But with our small group, we seem to be having the Manta's under us most of the time. Thanks to my custom design of the light board with 12 high powered... More

Hampton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a great professional tour group to have an adventure with! Capt. Ron was awesome to work with and very prompt in answering all our questions! We had to reschedule our dolphin tour due to a little family emergency we had and as I am speaking with Capt. Ron on the phone, in comes the confirmation email that our tour... More

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

Aloha These are 2 great tours to do in order to get a full ocean experience of the marvelous sea life we have here in Hawaii. This is truly a special place where we can interact with wild sea life and feel totally safe. Thanks again for spending so much time with us on your vacation. Captain Ron More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Coral Reef Adventures is a highly professional tour operator. Their boat is exceptionally clean with plenty of room, you will also will be very well looked after. We were met by Carl and Erin and there was just the three of us. We were given a lot of information about the marine life and the beautiful waters around Kona. Within... More

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

Mahalo Our crew love their jobs, If you can call it a job. We all find so much joy in sharing with guests of the Island these wonderful creatures. Being in the wild with them and feeling so close and safe if really a rare gift. Mahalo for choosing Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures. Captain Ron More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We cannot praise Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures highly enough. My husband, son and I went on the night snorkel with manta rays a couple of weeks ago, and had the best time. Captain Carl and Kira were so knowledgeable and fun. They guided our small group to the best spots to the view the manta rays. The larger groups did... More

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

We are so happy that you have a good memory of your vacation. Our guests have told us years later that it is still the highlight of their adventures. Mahalo Captain Ron More

Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures night snorkel with the manta rays was one of the most amazing things that I have ever experienced. I had been looking forward to this adventure for months and I was not at all disappointed. Captain Carl and first mate Kira were very informative and professional in every way. A quick boat ride and we were... More

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

Mahalo, we appreciate you nice comments. We are very concerned about the health and safety of the Manta Rays and follow the standards that have been established to protect these beautiful animals. Our hope is that future visitors to see Manta Rays will only choose company's on the Manta Ray Green list who follow guidelines that ensure the welfare of... More

Helena, Montana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Coral Reef Adventures was the best tour I experienced while on my recent vacation. Hands down they were the best. We had a full itinerary when we started our two weeks on the island and were very disappointed with some of the tours we did. Not the case here. These folks did everything right from the very start right up... More

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

Thank you for you fine recommendation. We spent years refining our tours so that we can provide the best service and a great memory. Thank you for mentioning the Manta Ray Green List. It's so important to us that we keep the Manta's from being injured with all the human activity. We hope that someday all companies will follow the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We booked at the last minute -- through recommendations of another company (they were fully booked) and it was an amazing adventure! We were traveling with friends from Italy, and one of them was not a strong swimmer. However, when they explained how we would be in the water, she felt more at ease and decided to go in. The... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you are staying on the Big Island and want to take some amazing snorkel trips, just book with these guys! We took both the Manta Ray night swim and the Dolphin snorkel trips with these guys and they were both phenomenal! Capt. Karl and Kira were our crew for the Manta Ray swim and they were great. Kira was... More

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