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Sunlight on Water

74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy, Suite A, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
808-896-2480
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Ranked #21 of 183 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I'm writing this review in the car right after the Manta Ray snorkel. It was amazing, and the guys were great! I would recommend the swim, even seeing three rays was awesome! The crew is very informative and makes you feel comfortable. They know exactly what they are doing and you totally feel safe. The only thing I would recommend... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was utterly amazing - everything about it was!! The crew had not been seeing any manta by the Honokohau Harbor, so they took us to Keauhou Bay by the Kona Sheraton. The manta's are a magnificent animal. We saw so many. They swim right up next to you. I thought I'd be afraid, but I wasn't. It was one... More

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I'd like to thank Ronan and Nickels for an amazing experience with the night time dive with the mantas. My wife and I were hoping to see one or two mantas in the wild but we lucked out to find 8 mantas of various sizes all around us including all 16 feet of Big Bertha herself. As others have mentioned... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was one of the best experiences I had during my time visiting Hawaii Big Island so please make sure that you do it!! Our guides were fantastic, very informative and clearly passionate about what they do and the experience itself is unforgettable! You hold on to a huge panel which shines light down into the water attracting the plankton... More

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Mobile, Al
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My husband and I took the evening Manta Ray snorkel. We had our own wetsuits, masks, snokels, and fins although the company will provide the equipment if you do not have your own. We were there in April, 2014. We were the first company at the site and saw many manta rays. It was spectacular! After lying prone on the... More

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Blanchester, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife, son and I took the evening Manta Ray snorkel. We were early and one of the first groups in the water. There were already two Manta's under our raft when my son, the first off the boat swam over. Only 10 guests on the boat along with captain Josh and his crew member Drew. There were very informative,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Swimming with mantas was awesome ... Great crew (very professional but also with a great sense of humour) Great boat confortable and secure .... no brainer go for sunlight on Water you will love it ... can t wait to go back

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Please see my blog for my views: http://theduckstapestry.tumblr.com/post/94073423948/heavely-hawaii I would highly recommend this tour. The team (Ronan, Erin and Denise) were excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My friend and I and our 3 children, ages 14, 12 and 10, went out with Sunlight on Water last night for the manta ray night swim. We originally tried to book with Kona Ocean Adventures since they were rated tops on trip advisor but they were booked and recommended this company. These guys were FANTASTIC!! The boat was beautiful... More

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We booked a family excursion to swim with the Dolphins with Sunlight on Water. The team provided excellent service. My oldest son and I were really nervous to swim out in the ocean but, Denise was wonderful in making us feel comfortable. We were also surprised they provided complementary drinks and snacks- our normal experience with companies is to purchase... More

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