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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Stockton, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My group of 15 went out on Sunlight on Water 4 times in one week. The cap't found dolphins each and every time. The crew was very helpful in getting us ready to swim with the dolphins. The boat was equipped with a warm fresh water shower after we finished swimming with these wonderful mammals. The crew talked to us... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was a great trip. Weather (wind) was not cooperating North and they made a huge effort to go to check out another spot South where it was safe to enter. Great show. The crew pointed out whales, stars, helped the people on the boat when they were sea sick...take sea sickness pills before hand if you need it. They... More 

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Beijing, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We booked both the night manta ray snorkel and the morning dolphin swim. 1) For the night manta ray snorkel, the sea was a bit rough. We headed out for the north spot first. However, the sea was extremely rough, I usually don't get sea sick but I was getting very dizzy on the way there (it was a long... More 

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Hansville, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

When visiting Kona, this is the charter to take. Captain China Mike, Denise, and Colin were friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. We appreciated the captain's attention to safety, especially with a few in our party being novices to swimming and snorkeling. I, being the writer of this review, am extremely appreciative of Denise's gentle guidance and support towards me as I... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was a great outing! First, we didn't have the best weather, and had an option to reschedule, but went out...even in the rough water, I felt safety was principle that captain and crew lived up to. We had several hundred dolphin swim right next to us, and nothing beat experiencing this in the natural habitat of the ocean. If... More 

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Austin, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I am so happy we booked with Sunlight on Water for our night manta ray viewing. There are several different companies that do this tour, and I'll try to be clear as to why you should book with them. First, the crew was sooo nice. Brie (hope I spelled that right!) stood out in particular, on the boat ride out... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was our second time with Sunlight on Water. Captain China Mike, the owner, gave us a great experience. His crew was attentive and always ready to assist. My sister was apprehensive about entering the water. One of the crew went in with her and never let go of her arm the entire time she was in the water. Swimming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We had a pretty good time overall. The staff was incredibly friendly and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. We saw a whale while going to the manta spot and the boat captain steered us closer to the whale for us to get pictures. The biggest problem was sea sickness. Both my wife and I... More 

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Thankyou!!! These people are super kind and very accommodating. The sunlight boat is super special and radiates the love and joy the staff, the ocean and the dolphins and whales fill it with. Prepare to be blissed out big time. The staff take extra care if need be and nothing is a big deal or problem. We also had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

What a GREAT time! The entire staff is super knowledgeable about the area and the beautiful animals in the ocean! They are ready and able to answer any question you may havtakinnd they take pictures of your memorable day for you!! Loved it! Will go with Sunlight on Water again!!!

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