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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 179 activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must for small families--your children will never forget the moment they "swam" with the dolphins. It is also a good time for adults. Even the jaded among us were wearing smiles. The crew is friendly and attentive--insuring all an easy entry into (and out of) the water. The boat is large enough to be comfortable and felt... More

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Los Angeles, California
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46 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What a fabulous trip on China's boat to play with the dolphins. We loved the sacred call before we left on the trip and then the wonderful service from the girls to help us get in and out the water providing floats, warm water showers, snacks and drinks. It was clear the dolphins love China and his boat as the... More

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Commack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My family of 4 decided to try the Mantra Ray night snorkel. We were sooooo happy we did. Our crew Ronan, Drew and Colin were kind and knowledgeable as well as sweet and funny. We took a 20 minute boat ride then waited until dark to put on the wetsuits that they provided which were very nice. The Mantra Rays... More

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Fairfax
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My family of 6 age 9 to 18 had a great time on the night snorkel with the Manta rays. The rsys came so close to us. It was amazing. Drew and Ronan and Nicholas were a super crew. They were very friendly and knowledgeable. They made a great trip very fun!! I recommend this trip highly. Very memorable.

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was the highlight of our Hawaii trip. We saw Manta Rays, lots of them doing backflips 3 inches from our faces. The crew, Captain Ronin, Nichols and Drew, were the best. The equipment was first rate including the wetsuits and snorkels. The boat trip is about 25 minutes each way, which just adds to the adventure. On board snack... More

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Avenel, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We swam with wild dolphins with this group. The trip starts out with Captain Mike invoking the island for a safe trip with an Hawaiian prayer. The crew was great and all equipment is supplied for this open water adventure. The captain has a real knack for finding the dolphins and we swam with four large pods. They educated us... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The crew was awesome! Very caring and work hard to ensure that everyone has a good time going out with them. My friend had never snorkeled before and one of the crew (Josh) was so very patient and took the time to teach her everything she needed to know for her open water snorkeling adventure that night. They keep a... More

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Can't say I headed to Hawaii expecting to swim with Manta Rays but SO glad we did it while there! What cool critters!!!! Drew and Mike were enthusiastic about them too and that really make for a good atmosphere on the boat. Wouldn't change anything about the adventure. The hot shower and hot chocolate at the end of the snorkeling... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

First day, went on the dolphin swim. Swam with 4 pods of 200 dolphins and a few Mantarays. I have been swimming on these trips for the past 15 years here on Kona. Captain Mike was very professional, but made sure everyone had a great time. The two crew, Denise and Drew made sure everyone was respecting the dolphins. Second... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was simply fantastic. We swam with wild dolphins...read that sentence again...not in a pool, not anything contrived, but simply open ocean, swimming, dolphins all around. The captain and crew know the area and know the pods of dolphins so they have you enter into the water where the dolphins are likely to pass by on their normal daily activities.... More

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