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Address: 74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy Ste A, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2709
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Incredible experience

The crew ( Brad, Brian &a Steve ) were amazing. Their assistance, particularly since my spouse doesn't swim, as well as their careful preparations made snorkling with the Mantas a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Wanda676
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Mississauga, Canada

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Mississauga, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The crew ( Brad, Brian &a Steve ) were amazing. Their assistance, particularly since my spouse doesn't swim, as well as their careful preparations made snorkling with the Mantas a superb experience. Not once did my spouse feel unsafe or scared. I was most impressed and delighted. I would repeat this adventure again in a heartbeat.

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Saint Michael, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great crew last night and they have the best equipment to attract the manta's! Glad we chose this company over the others as many other swimmers from other companies migrated towards us given all the action we had!!!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on 3 separate Dolphin experiences with Sunlight on Water and had a great time on each trip. We saw and swam with Dolphins on each trip. On one of the trips we were in a pod of about 300 dolphins and we swam with them for about 2 hours. It was amazing. The 3rd trip wasn't as good... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very knowledgable crew and very concerned about the safety and well being of both their customers and the mantas. They brag about their specially made lights being the best in the water, and it must be true, because people from other tours were trying to edge in on our action. We usually had two mantas at a time spinning and... More 

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Thank Robert C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was an amazing experience to be so up close and personal with dolphins! It was so magical and we'll never forget it! We saw bottle nose, spotted, and spinner dolphins! Along with a lot of humpback whales! Great experience! Worth every penny!

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Thank Amanda S
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night, we went with Sunlight on Water for their nighttime manta ray snorkelling trip. The check-in was fast and easy, we were fully outfitted in no time and settled in for the sunset boat trip to the bay. On the way, we watched two kinds of dolphins playing, surfing and leaping in our wake. Be a decent snorkeller if... More 

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Thank K G
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent manta ray tour. Really excellent staff and good boat - nothing too much trouble. Strongly recommended. All kit provided and good price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dearest Melainah, China Mike, and the whole crew (Victoria, Steve, Captain Josh and Brian, Denise, big love to you all!) at Sunlight on Water brought so much aloha, blessings, and gifts to each communication and all our ocean experiences that our hearts are full with gratitude. My whole family including my four year old daughter had such a wonderful time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Steve, Brandon and Captain Brian set the tone by making the team of tourists comfortable, while most of us were nervous to swim with the manta rays. The views to the cove where we docked were relaxing and scenic, while the group of us had time to get to know one another and share stories of our experiences on the... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

These guys are great: Josh, Bradley and Steeve ! They take you out there, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for the most beautiful sunset in the Big Island. Then, they suit you with very confy wetsuits to make you warm and set up all the lights for the plancton and mantas to come. Just wait and you will... More 

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