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Address: 74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy, Suite A, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
Phone Number: 808-896-2480
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Excellent Dolphin Tour!

For someone who does not like to swim in the open ocean and snorkel, this was amazing! To swim with and near the dolphins in the wild is incredible. Mike took us away from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

For someone who does not like to swim in the open ocean and snorkel, this was amazing! To swim with and near the dolphins in the wild is incredible. Mike took us away from the other boats and positioned us to have the dolphins swim right below and next to us. One bonus was to swim above the mantas. These... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our family of 4 had a fantastic time snorkeling with dolphins this morning. Our 8 yr old son has said all day how much he loved it and wants to do it every day we are here. Even our 5 year old daughter had a great time snorkeling with them, even though she tired out quickly. The Dolphins came up... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Had a great experience today with the crew of Sunlight on Water. Josh, Drew and Eli did a great job. Had an excellent whale sighting. Josh stopped for a wonderful photo opt. Also stopped for a sunset photo opt. Snacks are available on board. Would recommend this crew.

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Conifer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Our family of six, that included two grandchildren ages 6 & 9, rated this the favorite of all tour agencies we worked with over our 8 day stay that included whale watching, zip-lining, and helicopter volcano tours. With these professionals, we watched mantas in the evening, swam with the untrained dolphins in the ocean, viewed sharks right up by the... More 

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Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had an incredible time snorkeling with the manta rays. The captain and crew were fantastic, you just knew they loved what they were doing and from the minute you walk on the boat you have absolute confidence in them. The dolphins followed in our wake which was an added bonus. We were fortunate to see about about 8 or... More 

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Victoria River, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The crew of Sunlight on Water are a responsible, safe, knowledgeable and personable group. It's also clear that they love what they do. The boat was also clean, and the snacks were plentiful (included in the cost of the trip). On my trip, we were shown whales, manata rays, and we saw with hundreds of dolphins. It was truly magical.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Had an amazing time on this excursion. Sunlight on Water knew what they were doing. We left just as it was getting a bit cold and I noticed that all the other tour operators were still out there because they hadn't see any Mantas yet but we were lucky we had. Saw dolphins on the way out which was great.... More 

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Stockton, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My group of 15 went out on Sunlight on Water 4 times in one week. The cap't found dolphins each and every time. The crew was very helpful in getting us ready to swim with the dolphins. The boat was equipped with a warm fresh water shower after we finished swimming with these wonderful mammals. The crew talked to us... More 

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This was a great trip. Weather (wind) was not cooperating North and they made a huge effort to go to check out another spot South where it was safe to enter. Great show. The crew pointed out whales, stars, helped the people on the boat when they were sea sick...take sea sickness pills before hand if you need it. They... More 

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Beijing, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We booked both the night manta ray snorkel and the morning dolphin swim. 1) For the night manta ray snorkel, the sea was a bit rough. We headed out for the north spot first. However, the sea was extremely rough, I usually don't get sea sick but I was getting very dizzy on the way there (it was a long... More 

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