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Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures

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Address: 74-425 Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-987-1584
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Swim with Wild Dolphins & Manta Rays everyday. Established in 2002 and...

Swim with Wild Dolphins & Manta Rays everyday. Established in 2002 and still going strong; We have been the Winner of the Certificate of Excellence for 7 years now. We are a Big Island of Hawaii adventure for swimming with Dolphins & Manta Rays. Eco friendly, we follow the guidelines established to make our tours safe for the Manta Rays, dolphins and our guests. We are on the GREENLIST FOR MANTA RAY TOURS. ONLY CHOOSE A COMPANY THAT IS REGISTERED FOR SAFETY OF THE MANTA RAYS on the Green List.

Morning Dolphin charters take you up the Kailua Kona coast to a pod of wild dolphins, usually 100 plus. Snorkel with them right next to you. Lunch & snacks included. Rated as #1 Night Manta Ray snorkel company by all the review web sites.

These are the most exciting activities you'll do here. All gear included. These 2 activities with marine life will be a highlight of your trip. We take children of all ages.

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Manta ray snorkel

Awesome. Had the best time, saw tons of Manta Rays and the crew was extremely knowledgeable about the different kinds of fish that were swimming with us. Very helpful and funny... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
donnyh22
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome. Had the best time, saw tons of Manta Rays and the crew was extremely knowledgeable about the different kinds of fish that were swimming with us. Very helpful and funny! We will definitely come back to visit this group. Mantas were only inches away. Can't wait to see our photos from the go pro.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First trip we did both snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins. We went out with Captain Ron and Shannon. It was a unique experience being able to experience the dolphins in the wild and just observe them as pods swam by us. This is a much better, natural, and more humane encounter than swimming with them in a pool. And... More 

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Los Angeles
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I purchased this activity as a Christmas gift for a friend (and myself). I was referred to this company by another dive company in Kona that was booked. When I called Coral Reef, I told the woman that we were certified divers and wanted to do the night manta DIVE. I mentioned that my friend had just completed her "refresher"... More 

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Ron G, Owner at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

We do understand this lady's frustration. No way would we ever book a diver and turn around and deny that when they showed up. It’d be deceitful and create so much anger as with her. She had booked a dive with another dive company before she booked with us and canceled with them 15 minutes after booking with us.. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my 9 year old daughter out yesterday with Shannon and Zach to swim with dolphins. On the way, we saw whales and manta rays. Then we had a chance to swim with the Dolphins 4 or 5 different times. It was amazing and Zach and Shannon really know their stuff. What a great experience.

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Thank Mark W
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We (family with 2 boys aged 5 and 8) did the morning dolphin cruise with Erin and Justin and the earlier Mantra Ray one with Samson and Zac. We choose this due to smaller numbers and good reviews and we were very happy we did. As our boys are ok in water but the 5 year old needed help, it... More 

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Thank Onie13
Schlangenbad, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Ron and his assistant Justin really have a nose for the best places to swim with the dolphins and the whales! We have been with Ron now for the fourth time -and every time it was an unique awesome experience! Last time we had two competing whale Bulls and the courted cow directly in front of our boat! To... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome tour with James and Robert! Would highly recommend. Loved the small group of just 6 passengers! Saw a lot of spinner dolphins and several whales.

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Dubbo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We swam with the manta rays and it was a fantastic experience. Captain Zac and Samson were very professional and made us feel safe and comfortable throughout. They also opted to help a stranded boat and towed them to the harbour. Very happy with our booking with coral reef

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captain96740, coral reef adventures staff at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we always make it a top priority to make sure our guests feel safe and secure in the water with our swim guides. Added bonus that you got to see hands on a boat rescue. Please come back out with us again. Mahalo More 

Ventura, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice clean boat, crew made for a exceptional trip. Spinner dolphins , humpback whales , pilot whales, were sighted in our session. Remember these are wild animals the interaction with these mammals was a thrill that will be remembered forever. The macadamia nut brownies were tasty too! Quality equipment and attentive captan Zac and crew Shannon made this trip very... More 

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Ron G, coral reef adventures staff at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we are very pleased you were able to encounter so much wild life out there and enjoyed the company of our awesome captain and crew and of course the brownies. Please come back to see us again. Mahalo More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the morning swimming with dolphins ,night swim with manta's & today we will do whale watching. It was absolutely amazing.The crew&captain are very knowledgeable and made sure you get to see everything from whales to over hundreds of dolphins. I'm still amazed by the experience. I got to swim with hundreds of dolphins,number one on my bucket list.... More 

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Ron G, coral reef adventures staff at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are very pleased that you got to experience so many trips with us. Sorry to hear that you missed out on the mantas but we appreciate your understanding, when it comes to wild animals there are never any guarantees and the conditions this time of year can be tricky for mantas at night... More 

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