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Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures

Address: 73-1310 Kukuna St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-987-1584
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Ranked #4 of 204 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Established in 2002 and still going strong; We have been the Winner of the Certificate of...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Kira and Zack led a great tour. We went out on the 7:30 tour. There are fewer boats at the site at this time, so it's very quiet. For my wife and I, that was a bonus. The mantas won't disappoint. They swim right up to you, barrel-roll, swim by. Very magical. You'll definitely see a lot of fish too.... More 

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Kailua Kona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I live in Kailua Kona and, being in the dive industry 10 years here on island, I have known of this boat but have never been on it. I had friends that were going to be on the boat so I decided to join them for a dolphin excursion. The first thing I noticed was how clean and tidy the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We saw lots of manta rays extremely close up! Definitely worth doing one night. Kira and Zack were great and it was a nice small group.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

You will see most of the reviewers saying this is one of the most spectacular experiences of their lives because it is, you will fall short of words trying to explain what you experience in this trip but I will try. Carl & Keira were extremely professional & friendly. Their boat accommodates 6 people so this is perfect for people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

we had a great time with carl and kira on this night snorkeling trip. they were so nice and made us feel welcomed on board. they explained everything and provided us with everything we needed (gear, food, snacks, information about rays). we saw 3 manta rays this night and it was an awesome experience. another plus: they have a small... More 

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Pawling, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I was so excited to see dolphins in the wild for the first time that when they actually stopped the boat and we jumped in the water I was panicked for a second trying to use the snorkel, mask, flippers, hold my iphone to record the experience and catch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

All I can say is WOW. I counted as many as 7 manta rays feeding and swimming as little as a foot away. Even the guest stars (fish and plankton) made the experience worthwhile but the manta rays were in the spotlight and did they ever perform. Our guides Keira and Zach were knowledgeable, friendly and, with only 4 others,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Carl and Kiara made the Halloween evening absolutely great! We constantly saw Manta Rays for the 45 minutes in the water. Great viewing setup enhanced the experience and was much better than other boats that were out there. Until you do this you will not be able to appreciate how truly neat this is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is an adventure you can only have on the Big Island of Hawaii. Don't miss it! There are several companies doing the manta ray night snorkel trip, but we chose Coral Reef Adventures because they only take six people at a time, and only take snorkelers, no Scuba divers, so you get the full attention of the crew. Kira... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It is my understanding there are at least 18 companies that will take you to Snorkel with The Dolphins and I don't think there is a better one from start to finish than Coral Reef Adventures. From start to finish we were handled as members of the family that was as concerned about the dolphins well being as our well... More 

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