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Sunlight on Water

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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Ranked #19 of 204 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Jackson, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

It may sound a little scary, but doesn't have to be. This is one of the most amazing experiences we have ever had. It is well worth the money and overcoming some initial concerns. What happens is that you gear up and hang onto a lighted raft, floating flat on the ocean surface (snorkel equipment lets you look down.) The... More 

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Indio, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Beginning with the help Melainah gave me before I booked the swim, I loved everything about this tour. Capt. John took us out to an area where we saw and swam with plenty of these gorgeous creatures. The small group meant everyone received personal attention. Drew in particular assisted me with snorkeling, which I'd never done before. These are special,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My wife and I did the manta ray night snorkeling 2 years ago with Sunlight On Water, and those darn Manta Rays did not show up! We got skunked! The Captain told us that we could go on another tour anytime: Just call or contact their office and we'd be in another tour for free. No voucher, no confirmation email,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

There is no problem rating this company the best! They developed a special lighted floating platform that shines below the water to attract plankton. The plankton attracts the manta rays. Outfitting us with wet suits and snorkel gear we held onto the platform and looking below we watched the rays feeding sometimes coming inches from us. There were other companies... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I did dolphin swim and manta ray night snorkeling on 9th December. I can swim with dolphin very closely. Manta also come to me very close but I can see only one manta. I strongly recommend dolphin swim. The crew, I don't remember their name, were pretty and kind. They also loved dolphin too. Most attractive part of this sunlight... More 

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Baker City, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great trip, great crew! I was nervous about being in the water at night, and the crew was very helpful and reassuring. Once in a lifetime kind of experience. Loved it!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you only do one tour your entire trip...snorkeling with the Mantas has to be it! The service was incredible and the crew worked extra hard to make it special.

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was truly amazing. I was able to do this dive with my step-Mom and I will never forget it. We were dropped off many times in the middle of the pod, we were lucky and had a lot of Dolphins to swim with. The captain and crew were fantastic and made us feel comfortable and really let us have... More 

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Denver, CO
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went swimming with the dolphins in November 2014. Here are the highlights: -They provide quality snorkel gear and ample food and drinks aboard the boat. -The captain, China Mike, seemed very knowledgeable about the area. -The staff was very helpful and brought an underwater camera to take pictures. -The water is warm--even in the open ocean in November--and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Cptn. Josh and his first mate Drew did everything for a great trip to see the manta rays! They have all the gear, a clean boat, great crew, snacks and beverages on board plus they have a little restroom on board. We saw a lot of manta rays in the water! One of the most amazing things you can do!!... More 

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