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Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures

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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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WOW! Favorite excursion in Hawaii!

We did it all from ziplining, hiking, luau, sunset cruise, helicopter tour...BUT this was the best!! Seeing the manta rays so close was an unforgettable experience! Kiera was so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We did it all from ziplining, hiking, luau, sunset cruise, helicopter tour...BUT this was the best!! Seeing the manta rays so close was an unforgettable experience! Kiera was so knowledgeable with everything and she navigated us around the water to see as many manta rays as possible. Coral Reef Adventures had the BEST and MOST lights in the cove to... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our party of 4 travelled with Kiera and Ron (and another couple - they only take 6 guests at a time) in early May. The vessel was very clean, the food and drink provided were great (loved the croissant sandwiches and homemade brownies). We felt very safe and well cared for. We encountered dolphins immediately outside the harbour and a... More 

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I went on a morning with Captain Ron and Keira and saw at least a hundred dolphin cruise right by! There were 5 others on the trip with varaible experience from rank beginner to experienced and all were treated with kindness and it was a very professionally run, safe trip. So nice to be in a small group. Captain Ron... More 

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

Aloha Mahalo for letting others know about our dolphin swim. It's just such an amazing experience to see so many dolphins and be in their habitat. With beautiful reefs, tropical fish and dolphins swimming by, it leaves a memory for a lifetime. Thanks for choosing us for your tour. Captain Ron More 

Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

COPYING MY YELP REVIEW OVER TO TRIP ADVISOR: We went on the manta ray snorkel last night (5/3/15) and it was absolutely the most amazing experience ever! So many people had told us that this was a must-do and we're so absolutely happy to have gone with Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures. Kiera & Justin are awesome. They were funny, informative,... More 

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

Aloha This is one of the most popular activities in Kona. There's no place in the world that has this to offer. It's safe and fun. Many whom I see years later say it's still one of the best things they've done it life. Thanks for choosing us to go with. Ron More 

Burnsville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had a terrific excursion with Captain Ron and Keira. Captain Ron has the experience to know where to find the pods of Spinner dolphins. We snorkeled on top of the water where you could see dozens of Spinner dolphins down near the bottom of the sea, and then they would swim up together to get their next dose of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Great and unique experience! The group was only 6; 3 couples. Guide-swimmer and pilot handled it well with winds, current and swell. One couple couldn't swim and still had fun and a thrill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We booked this tour based on the reviews we read here from TripAdvisor and am so glad we did. When we arrived at the marina their were two other excursion companies gathering their group of 20+ people to go out to see the mantas. When Coral Reef arrived, we met our guides Kiera and Zake and the 2 other couples... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We went with them for the dolphin snorkel and the manta ray swim. since the boat takes a maximum of 6, it was very personal and not crowded. The manta swim was unbelievable and we loved being in a small group. There were no other people signed up for the dolphin snorkel, as it was slow time of year. Instead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Kira and Justin were outstanding! They were engaging, knowledgable and fun! The rays were amazing. We were out there with boats carrying 20 or so guests and there were only 5 of us. It made for an extraordinary experience. I can't wait to come back with my kids!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We joined Kira & Justin for the Manta Ray night snorkel & it was simply amazing to be so close to these graceful creatures! They literally belly up to you as they swim & somersault in front of your eyes. Kira, a budding marine biologist, is incredibly knowledgeable & because I was traveling with a seasoned marine biologist enjoyed the... More 

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