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Sunlight on Water

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Eco friendly Manta Ray encounter

Lisa and Lee were fortunate enough to be able to join the Sunlight On Water gang on the night of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
spincow61
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Launceston, Australia
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Amazing manta encounters!

A friend and I took the manta tour and it was all I had hoped for. It was absolutely amazing! We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rob B
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Camas, Washington
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74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy Ste A, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2709
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lisa and Lee were fortunate enough to be able to join the Sunlight On Water gang on the night of 11th August for a night Manta Ray snorkeling adventure. We both had one of the best animal experiences ever. The Manta rays were so close...More

Thank spincow61
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I took the manta tour and it was all I had hoped for. It was absolutely amazing! We had close encounters with 6 or more mantas, and by close I mean inches. These huge, impressive creatures come right in to feed and...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I did this excursion with a lot If excitement. It’s pretty self explanatory in the sense that you swim with dolphins and the crew was very friendly. This review is going to be more about tips to make things easier for planning....More

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ll have to see this was one of the best things I’ve ever done when it comes to a water activity! They do a morning ceremony and then a light breakfast! Then he takes you out to where the dolphins are coming in from feeding...More

Thank huumbug2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These guys are amazing they are very professional and have a great sense of humor only took like 30 - 45 minutes to find the dolphins but when we did there were anywhere between 30-40 dolphins all around us this was a great experience it...More

Thank jlc35321
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 5 saved this for literally our last Kona adventure. Seeing the manta's up close was fantastic. The crew are very engaging and funny. The wetsuits/sknorkle mask equipment was first class. What could be a "con"? We had a full boat, and the...More

Thank mmadoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say - simply amazing, breathtaking should not be used, as we were snorkelling. These amazingly huge and gentle creatures were literally comming with millimetres of us. We had a large group with some pour swimmers and some non-seafaring types - every last...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We did the Manta Ray Night Swim and it as amazing. We had 5 mantas swimming and feeding in front and below us. They came so close, it thought they would run into us, but never did. The crew was knowledgeable and entertaining. An experience...More

Thank Jodi H
Reviewed July 6, 2018

My husband was not feeling well and so it was me with our 2 teens, aged 13 and 17. We had a wonderful time - we swam with a pod of 35+ spinner dolphins who stayed in the same quiet bay the entire time! The...More

Thank Bridgette127
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Our family did the Manta Ray swim on June 29. It was amazing. Saw so many manta rays. They swam within inches of us. The crew was great: Steve, Greg and Captain Josh. They really made sure we all had a great time. I would...More

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Chris_in_Hawii
March 22, 2016|
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Response from M Y | Property representative |
Aloha! We do take photos of you on the boat and in the water. We provide 10-15 photos to you at no cost. You are welcome to bring your own camera also! Aloha Melainah
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timetraveller_20110
August 20, 2015|
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we had about an hour in the water. however, about 15 minutes of this time was as the sun was setting without light boards out. i was the only person that jumped in the water and just snorkeled. this was vastly superior to... More
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Phil E
January 18, 2015|
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Aloha, We do have space on Tuesday, January 20 Night Manta Snorkel. However, there is big surf predicted and may impact our ability to go out. Please give us a call. Mahalo Melainah
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