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Sunlight on Water

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74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy Ste A, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2709
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Amazing Experience

We recently traveled to Hawaii with family and snorkeling with the Manta Rays was high on our list... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leanne D
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Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
What a day on and IN the water !

We were in good hands with our captain Josh, and mates Steve and Bradley (aka Aquaman). We were in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mandasand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently traveled to Hawaii with family and snorkeling with the Manta Rays was high on our list of things to do. It was overwhelming to choose which company to go with as there are several. After reading several brochures and trip advisor reviews we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in good hands with our captain Josh, and mates Steve and Bradley (aka Aquaman). We were in and out of the water all morning, finding small pods of cruising-and-snoozing dolphins, witnessing some spins and splashes up close. We even had a rare sighting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When I asked what is a must on the Big Island we were told you must snorkel with the Manta Rays. I began my search and came upon Sunlight on water. We had the pleasure of taking the Manta Ray snorkeling on 3/29/18. Captain Josh,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once we got to our destination we were surrounded by dolphins resting, swimming and playing. It was an amazing swim. Josh was informative and fun. Thank you for making a special trip even more magical. - vickie from Boston

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These dudes are awesome ! They are fun and very professional. We had a 20min boat ride to get to the "Manta spot", saw spinner dolphins on our way jumping and twisting up and down the water. Then we proceeded into the water were we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I normally don't take the time to put in reviews, even though I read and research them in order to make my purchase decisions. But I want others to know that this was FANTASTIC. On our way out to the snorkel spot for the "Mantas",...More

Thank T A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From excellent email communication to a warm welcome from the crew on the well-equipped boat, everything was perfect. I went on a morning dolphin trip and got so close to the spinner dolphins! The boat ride searching for the dolphins was fun - coffee, juice...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I did the Saturday morning tour with them, we went swimming with the Spinner Dolphins and then went to snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay. The tour was really great, with helpful and knowledgable staff. Bradley and Captain Josh were both friendly and helpful, they answered questions...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We participated in the Dolphin/Reef swim as well as the Manta Ray trip at night. The experience was an absolute highlight of the trip, and we felt treated especially well by this company. The crew is attentive and friendly. Our groups were 6-10 people (relatively...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Welcomed by Bradley, first mate. He provided instructions, wet suits, snacks and drinks. Also took pictures of couples and of the mantas. Even took pictures from the bottom of ocean looking up at the mantas we saw. Sean did a great job piloting the boat....More

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Chris_in_Hawii
23 March 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
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
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Phil E
19 January 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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