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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 #22 of 183 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Huntsville, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Cannot adequately describe what a wonderful morning we had with Denise, John, and China. We swam/snorkeled with a pod of over 100 dolphins at least three different times. The crew knew their stuff and certainly loved the dolphins- they obviously have a very respectful relationship with them! They took excellent care of us during the four-hour trip. I can't wait... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Everything about this day was excellent! Captain Mike did a beautiful Hawaiian prayer before we left that really set the mood for the day. The crew - Brey, Erin and Collin were wonderful. They were all so kind, knowledgeable and gracious. We saw so many dolphins from the minute we left the dock. Really amazing to be in the water... More

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Orange County
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The crew and captain were just terrific - so much fun and so professional. Swimming with the dolphins was an adventure that we will never forget and we all loved it.

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I'm writing this review in the car right after the Manta Ray snorkel. It was amazing, and the guys were great! I would recommend the swim, even seeing three rays was awesome! The crew is very informative and makes you feel comfortable. They know exactly what they are doing and you totally feel safe. The only thing I would recommend... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was utterly amazing - everything about it was!! The crew had not been seeing any manta by the Honokohau Harbor, so they took us to Keauhou Bay by the Kona Sheraton. The manta's are a magnificent animal. We saw so many. They swim right up next to you. I thought I'd be afraid, but I wasn't. It was one... More

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I'd like to thank Ronan and Nickels for an amazing experience with the night time dive with the mantas. My wife and I were hoping to see one or two mantas in the wild but we lucked out to find 8 mantas of various sizes all around us including all 16 feet of Big Bertha herself. As others have mentioned... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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

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
1 review
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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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