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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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Family of four LOVED this dolphin tour

We expected to get in the water, see a few dolphins and go home. We were in the water half a dozen times as dozens swam by, our captain continually moving the boat with the pod... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We expected to get in the water, see a few dolphins and go home. We were in the water half a dozen times as dozens swam by, our captain continually moving the boat with the pod. Hosts Denise and Drew Drew were so kind and helpful, treating us as if we were indeed their guests (and not just another boatload... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I love this company! It is my third trip with them. S.O.W has been around 20 years and is so experienced in what it does. The owner and crew also have a beautiful philosophy of how they treat the oceans and all the creatures in it. It is obvious they love what they do. The boat is large enough for... More 

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South Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

One of the most exhilarating experiences I've ever had. So close up & personal. I couldn't stop smiling 😃 The crew was great & very knowledgeable. I wish I had done the dolphin swim as well. Definitely will the next visit. I highly recommend Sunlight on the Water and to experience this close encounter with the Mantas.

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Greenwood SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent tour. Take the time out of your day to swim with the dolphins and you won't be disappointed. From the booking time with Melainiah to the boat tour with Capt China to mates drew and Collin this is the tour to be on. Friendly helpful and concerned with your safety. Snacks drinks included. Dolphins plentiful!!!

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Atl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend this company! We originally booked a dolphin snorkel through a different company and they cancelled THE DAY BEFORE because they didn't have enough people. We were extremely frustrated. However, Sunlight on Water was able to take a last minute registration for my husband and I and we had a fabulous time! China and his crew were awesome.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were in Hawaii for our honeymoon 3 weeks ago. We tried to book a manta night snorkel tour on our last night and had much difficulties to as we started calling the tour companies pretty last minute and late into our stay. Thankfully, we managed to get ourselves spots with Sunlight on Water after calling many companies! I guess... More 

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Toronto, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a great -- and respectful -- experience swimming with wild dolphins book an excursion with Sunlight on Water! The captain and the two man crew are knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. They really deliver on what they promise!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went with this company on 2 excursions. The first was the full day combination of a dolphin swim and snorkel at K-bay. The team was prompt, courteous, and really funny. They were very knowledgeable about the sea life and how to approach and find the Dolphins. On our tour Dolphins swam right beside me! What a neat experience! As... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had a fantastic time on Sunlight on Water's snorkel trip with manta rays. They took the time to prepare a great trip including arranging gear (including wetsuit) in advance. They were thorough, patient and good humored especially with "newbies." They predicted lots of rays and they delivered! An absolutely amazing experience which we look forward to repeating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have just had the most magnificent experience snorkelling with manta rays with Sunlight on Water. The crew, Dave, Josh, Drew and Colin were great - You could tell they were really passionate and well-informed about the manta rays and other sealife in the area. The trip was extremely well coordinated and professional. The manta rays were incredible - it... 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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