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Address: 74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy Ste A, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2709
Phone Number: 808-896-2480
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Snorkel with mantas

Friendly, responsible crew for snorkeling with manta rays; great light under boat attracted more mantas than other boats; boat was clean and comfortable; I actually went in June... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly, responsible crew for snorkeling with manta rays; great light under boat attracted more mantas than other boats; boat was clean and comfortable; I actually went in June 2015 (not September) but waited too long to write a review.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Swimming with wild dolphins and manta rays has become big business in the Kona area of the Big Island, and some tour companies are becoming careless about keeping snorkel guests out of the boat channels and maintaining a safe and legal distance from wildlife. Captain China and his crew will give you a beautiful trip that maintains respect and teaches... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience. Company is both safety focused and fun. They deliver what they promise. Their dolphin outing is also great!

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Thank traveler10002016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did both the Dolphin and the Manta Rays and had the time of our life . Dre and the rest of the crew did a great job . We did this two year over to had a great time then too

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Thank speedracer11767
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Manta snorkel trip. The crew were warm, funny and professional. Their lights are so powerful that we had 3 of the manta's to ourselves for most of the trip, while the other 10 tours just got flybys. The warm shower in the boat really makes the ride back a pleasure.

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Thank Zalman E
Baltimore
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for an afternoon snorkeling trip. I should tell that we took off and got back to shore on time. Snacks, water, and rental equipment was provided as promised. We were taken to Captain Cook cove and dropped off/picked up as advertised. No more, no less than that. The snorkeling equipment was quite mediocre quality, and the crew had... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Kona and wanted to try a new activity so we booked the Snorkeling with the dolphins with the Sunlight on Water tour. It was well organized and the crew on the boat were really great and friendly. We saw lots of dolphins and they were closer than I thought they would be. We have some great photos... More 

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Thank Sansak907
La Habra, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the snorkel swim with the dolphins Aug 5th, and the Manta Ray swim Aug 9th. It was our third year with Sunlight on Water and we always refer anyone who visits the Big Island to look them up. Sunlight on Water has always been great. We have always been treated great and have always had great times. This... More 

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Thank fralvarez2016
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the manta ray cruise we did with this company. The crew explained a lot about the mantas and other creatures we saw, and were helpful when my younger two children, ages 7 and 10, were a little hesitant to go in the ocean at night. I highly recommend a manta ray cruise in general as these animals are... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a week on the Big Island and lived by the Hawaii Revealed Guidebook which never steered us wrong. But this company was not in it but needs to be added to the book. We chose it based upon a referral. And I can compare, as we saw what other companies were doing. My husband and I, his parents,... More 

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