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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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Sunlight on Water crew was so attentive to assist me during the manta ray night snorkle. The experience was unearthly, beyond my dreams! 10 mantas swam so close below us that they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Missouri, United States

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Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sunlight on Water crew was so attentive to assist me during the manta ray night snorkle. The experience was unearthly, beyond my dreams! 10 mantas swam so close below us that they touched us (we were warned not to touch them). I will never forget this night and the staff working to meet each individual's need. Highly recommend this company!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Manta Ray night snorkel was the best thing I've done so far this vacation! Josh, Dre, Rob and Victoria were all wonderful, fun and kind-hearted people. The mantas were absolutely spectacular, they came up so close you could almost touch them (of course, I didn't actually touch them - that's a no-no.) The only thing that I didn't like... More 

Thank Jenn T
Morris Plains, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They spent the money to get special lights. We were getting manta's before we even entered the water. Probably had 4-5 before 30minutes was up, including "Lefty". Captain and deckhands were awesome and friendly. Hot chocolate, snacks, and sodas were served after the dive.

Thank ColinRobina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the best time with Josh and Dre. We wanted it last all day. Swim med with lots of Dolphins. Great time. Lots of sun lots of fun. Well worth the money. Crew was knowledgeable and super friendly.

Thank Shannon L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I happened to go on two different dolphin swim tours this week, so this is perhaps a direct comparison between two companies. What I liked on this trip was the boat, which was much more comfortable than the zodiac we took through Dolphin Discovery. The crew was pleasant. We did only dolphin swims and didn't go to a snorkeling site,... More 

Thank dm49
Sherwood, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off this was an amazing experience- Josh and Dre were in charge of our adventure and they made the trip a blast from beginning to end. They did a great job of explaining what was going to happen on the trip but also very interesting and insightful information about the island and the Manta-Rays that we were there to... More 

Thank James B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I and my children aged 11 and 8 went on the dolphin swim crewed by Dre and Josh. It was always a dream of ours to swim with dolphins in the wild in a way that would not hurt or exploit them and we got our wish. We swam multiple times surrounded by massive pods of spinner... More 

Thank Adam V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was so fun!!! Went with my mom who's 40 and I am 19 and there were some little kids too we all had a blast! Dre and Josh were very family friendly and made me laugh the entire time, and we stayed out longer than expected. Swam with so many dolphins and saw so many whales. Would do it... More 

Thank Alexis B
Birmingham, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way to get off the island and see the life in the ocean! We took our three kids and each had a uniquely wonderful trip. We swam with dolphins and pilot whales and watched hump back whales from the boat. The crew is definitely top rate- would recommend to anyone.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

China Mike and crew took us from the harbor to 3 costal bays to share the water with hundreds of dolphins. Incredible feeling of floating in clear water with groups of spinner dolphins coming and going. The sunlight shimmering down into the water was beautiful. I understand the name of the outfit after experiencing the ocean from thier perspective. The... More 

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