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Sunlight on Water

74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy, Suite A, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
808-896-2480
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Ranked #24 of 183 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best experiences I had during my time visiting Hawaii Big Island so please make sure that you do it!! Our guides were fantastic, very informative and clearly passionate about what they do and the experience itself is unforgettable! You hold on to a huge panel which shines light down into the water attracting the plankton... More

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Mobile, Al
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took the evening Manta Ray snorkel. We had our own wetsuits, masks, snokels, and fins although the company will provide the equipment if you do not have your own. We were there in April, 2014. We were the first company at the site and saw many manta rays. It was spectacular! After lying prone on the... More

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Blanchester, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife, son and I took the evening Manta Ray snorkel. We were early and one of the first groups in the water. There were already two Manta's under our raft when my son, the first off the boat swam over. Only 10 guests on the boat along with captain Josh and his crew member Drew. There were very informative,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Swimming with mantas was awesome ... Great crew (very professional but also with a great sense of humour) Great boat confortable and secure .... no brainer go for sunlight on Water you will love it ... can t wait to go back

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Please see my blog for my views: http://theduckstapestry.tumblr.com/post/94073423948/heavely-hawaii I would highly recommend this tour. The team (Ronan, Erin and Denise) were excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My friend and I and our 3 children, ages 14, 12 and 10, went out with Sunlight on Water last night for the manta ray night swim. We originally tried to book with Kona Ocean Adventures since they were rated tops on trip advisor but they were booked and recommended this company. These guys were FANTASTIC!! The boat was beautiful... More

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We booked a family excursion to swim with the Dolphins with Sunlight on Water. The team provided excellent service. My oldest son and I were really nervous to swim out in the ocean but, Denise was wonderful in making us feel comfortable. We were also surprised they provided complementary drinks and snacks- our normal experience with companies is to purchase... More

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Topsfield, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This group was extremely professional and lots of fun! Captain "China " put all his effort into finding the dolphins and then putting us right in the middle of them! Words cannot describe the surreal experience of being in the open ocean with several hundred spinner dolphins all around you! If you do nothing else on the big island do... More

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Elgin, OR
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was by far the best manta ray night swim I have done on the Big Island. The crew of Ronan, Dusty, and Nichols were outstanding and made everyone feel very welcome. Not only was the crew wonderful, their boat and equipment were great. The crew was very knowledgeable about the mantas, and gave great guidance to all. We had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was the most incredible experience of my entire life...and I'm old!! Drew helped me feel very comfortable as I'm not a very good snorkeler. He really worked with me so that snorkeling would be perfect....and it was! The other guides - Ronin and Dusty were very informative and helpful. Once I got in the water and was holding on... More

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