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Sunlight on Water

#12 of 148 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kailua-Kona Features Animals
74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy Ste A, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2709
+1 808-896-2480
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A must in Big Island!

Did a sunset manta ray night snorkel and i can highly recommend you to try. Our guide Steve was... read more

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Manta Rays

Went with 10 people to do Manta Ray viewing. The sea was a little rough for the evening, but none... read more

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74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy Ste A, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2709
+1 808-896-2480

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Did a sunset manta ray night snorkel and i can highly recommend you to try. Our guide Steve was excellent. It was a small boat around 15 of us ranging from old to young. The boat ride itself can be rough and cold so bring...More

Thank Reggie_lu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with 10 people to do Manta Ray viewing. The sea was a little rough for the evening, but none of our group minded. We had a blast! The crew was friendly, the captain gave us some suggestions for food (which we took) and we...More

Thank ginnyandkids
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this company! We did the manta ray swim and were blown away. The guys were very professional and knowledgeable, making sure the whole experience could be enjoyed to the fullest. My wife was terrified before and during the earlier stages of the trip,...More

Thank dionknelsen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 10 people ranging from 70 years old to eight years old and we all loved the manta swim! We got great safety information, the wetsuits were very much appreciated and accommodated all of us. The crew was helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable. Snacks...More

Thank Roberta S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

AMAZING. The crew is great, entertaining, informative and very professional. We got multiple opportunities to swim with the dolphins. About 5 dives for 30 minutes each. Will definitely do it again the next time we come to the Big Island

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a Friday evening, my wife Regina and I went on a night snorkeling trip to see manta rays. It was a transformative experience for me. We went out with SunLight On Water charters, and a very zen guide named Steve. Funny guy, quite informative....More

Thank Garry S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Swimming with Manta Rays at night in the ocean was unbelievable! The Sunlight on Water crew made the trip so much fun while still making it safe (for us and the mantas). Highlight of our vacation and something we will do again. Don't overthink it,...More

Thank Dessa83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The crew and captain are amazing and they have a beautiful connection to the dolphins and whales. They are very respectful and the Cetaceans know this, that is why you will have a very high chance of seeing and interacting with these beautiful beings. The...More

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the dolphin swim during the day and went back for the mantas at night. Both were great. This is a spacious boat and great instructors/drivers. I would highly recommend. we saw a few tiny little boats while we were out and I was...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We decided to choose Sunlight on Water for our dolphin and manta snorkels as they offered a great combo package and were very well reviewed. Both experiences were incredible - we were able to swim with dolphins and mantas up close! The crew of 3...More

Thank LisaThuyMy
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Does the staff take pictures underwater for purchase or do we need to bring our own camera? Thank you,
23 March 2016|
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
On your Swim with the Manta Ray Tour, how long Is the swim itself for?
20 August 2015|
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Response from manwanger | Reviewed this property |
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
Phil E
Do you have room for 2 or 3 on a Manta Snorkel on Tues?
19 January 2015|
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Response from M Y | Property representative |
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