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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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Staff very helpful from reservation throughout the process. By the end of the dive, many of the other operators had come to our spot as we had several mantas under our lights. Fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Staff very helpful from reservation throughout the process. By the end of the dive, many of the other operators had come to our spot as we had several mantas under our lights. Fun crew, nice boat, looking forward to seeing their pics!

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Yelm, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Went out last night with my daughter on this trip. This is something we will never forget! We were in the water for over an hour. There were Mantas under our light for all but about 5 minutes of that time. At one point we had three at once. They would barrel roll under the light coming within inches of... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

When my vacation friends signed me up for "a night snorkel with manta rays" I was more than a little nervous ... about being in the ocean in the dark and about feeling safe with large sea creatures. Well, I needn't have worried. It was a safe, really fun group activity (that includes the careful cooperation of the mantas) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was the most amazing experience! The crew was very friendly & very knowledgable. China Mike, Bree, Drew, and Denise were absolutely wonderful! They take you to the exact spots where the Dolphins are. Swimming with the Dolphins was wonderful & truly took my breath away! Listening to their sounds was so neat! On this trip, we were surprised &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was literally the best day ever!! Captain China, Bree, Drew, and Denise were absolutely amazing! A must do activity! We got to swim with so many Dolphins! We even got to swim with a whale shark! The crews' enthusiasm was contageous! Theyprovided lots of various drinks, waters, and snacks! GO! You won't regret it!!

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Emeryville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I'd always wanted to do one of the swim-with-the-dolphin activities but had ethical concerns over the capture and treatment of the animals but this provided a guilt-free and more natural experience. I was nervous about being in the deep ocean, even though I know how to swim, but Sunlight on Water made sure I was 100% comfortable. A flotation noodle... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Because of the welcoming warm hospitality of the owners and the crew this is our MUST do everytime we go to the Aloha State. China Mike is wonderful and ensures that his guests have the best experience. If you see some of the dodgey reviews you must consider the source.We have done the dolphin experience on several occassions and I... More 

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Brewster, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I had heard that snorkeling with the Manta's is a must do experience for everyone, and after doing it I agree. My wife and I snorkel a bit, but always from shore so this was a little frightening to overcome. Not only were we going to be off a boat, but it was deep water and at night! The crew... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

These guys are the best! Definitley book your trip with Sunlight On Water, I tried another company earlier his trip and the experience was not great. But Sunlight On Water was excellent, professional, and relaxing without being show offs or braggarts. I would use them again in a second!

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Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

We just took their manta snorkel... It was awesome! My wife is a flight attendant; so we've traveled and taken a few tours over the last 12 years! What differentiated these guys was their willingness to bring our 3-year-old boy and our 5-year-old boy AND assist us in getting them in the water with mantas. They were thorough in their... More 

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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
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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