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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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Manta Ray = Mind Blown

Once in a lifetime experience! You lay still in the water and the mantra rays come within about a centimeter of your body while feeding on plankton. Boat crew were super fun and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Once in a lifetime experience! You lay still in the water and the mantra rays come within about a centimeter of your body while feeding on plankton. Boat crew were super fun and nice, they offer snacks and drinks and take good care of anyone who gets sea sick. Bonus! We saw about a dozen dolphins on the boat ride... More 

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Central Point, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We love this outfit and the staff who run it. This was our second excursion with this company. Again we were treated to the beautiful peaceful energy of Spinner Dolphins in their natural habitat. Josh, Denise and Drew you were amazing today. Thank you for all you did. ❤️

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Iv always dreamt of swimming with the Dolphins & only wanted to do it in the wild. This tour just exceeded my expectations. My husband & I enjoyed ourselves from the moment we hopped on the boat. Captain Josh, Drew & Denise were all very knowledgable & great company for the day! Wish we were staying longer so we could... More 

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Bonaire, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We took their night manta ray snorkeling cruise. The first spot we went to had no manta rays, so the captain took us to another spot where we found several giant manta rays. They came right to us! They are amazing giants gliding gracefully through the water. Captain Josh & his crew knowledgeable & efficient. The trip was wonderful.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The 4 kids went on a much anticipated night dive to see that manta rays. Unfortunately, they were nowhere to be seen that night. The tour company was so kind and said if we didn't see mantas that they would provide an additional trip for free. We did take advantage of that offer, and the kids had a great time... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We found them thru a YouTube video about the Big Island called "Next Stop". Instead of China Mike, we had Capt Josh & Bre who were absolutely great. Both very knowledgeable & respectful of the local marine life, they shared interesting facts while looking for dolphins. We got to see dolphins from the boat & so many while snorkeling :... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This tour was absolutely amazing. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable as well. There were several other tour boats out there but the manta rays stayed at our lights most of the time. We had seven under us at one point... At least one for the entire time we were in the water! Giant beauties... Definitely would do again!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

When we choose commercial wildlife observation opportunities we are always concerned that our provider is committed to conservation and the safety of the animals we are interested in seeing. Sunlight absolutely fits that bill to a "T". Captain China Mike is experienced and passionate about the wildlife he is showcasing and has a deft touch for finding the right place... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My wife and I did the manta night swim. It was amazing and something we both would do again. The crew are awesome, I lost my own snorkel in the ocean and they found it, I was so stoked I thought they were gone. The viewing flotation device they use is really good just can be a little over crowded... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

we booked the night time Manta snorkel dive and were even more blown away than swimming with the turtles at the local beaches - WOW, WOW!

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