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Sunlight on Water

#15 of 147 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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Spinner Dolphins and Pilot Whales

My daughter and I were on the Big Island in mid May and decided to try a snorkel tour with the hope... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dolores C
Sequim, Washington
Few dolphins, basically a boat ride & swim

We were excited to go on our first dolphin swim in Kona, but unfortunately nature did not... 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 yesterday

My daughter and I were on the Big Island in mid May and decided to try a snorkel tour with the hope of swimming with wild dolphins. This company more than exceeded our expectations as we were able to get into the water with spinner...More

Thank Dolores C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were excited to go on our first dolphin swim in Kona, but unfortunately nature did not cooperate. The captain did see and try to get ahead of a pod once, but our chase caught us up to the tail end of only 2-3 dolphins...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Wife and I and our daughter had a great time. We saw so many dolphins. The crew was great and courteous. They were very helpful and attentive at all times. Highly recommend this excursion.

Thank Angelo G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The manta rays were so cool--our granddaughters had so much fun. Thanks to the entire crew for taking us out to see them! The manta rays swim really close-resist the temptation to touch them-Your body oils can harm them. No need to be afraid. It's...More

Thank djsmd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was so fantastic we did it again the following week. Staff made the trip super fun. Very professional and safe. The experience in deep water swimming alongside the gorgeous spinner dolphins -just spectacular!! Highly recommend!!

Thank tplylar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a morning dolphin swim with Sunlight on Water. Captain Josh, along with Steve and Brad made this 3 hours our #1 experience we had on our vacation. We swam with 30-40 dolphins for 90 minutes and then Josh took us to a spot...More

Thank esimpson92
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Manta Ray snorkel with 8, 9, 11, 21 and 24 year old boys. We felt safe the entire time. Crew did a fantastic job of explaining everything and getting us in and out of the water. Their special lights had other boats coming...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 2 adults and 2 children did the 5 hour combined Dolphins & Captain Cook Marine Preserve snorkel tour. They only do this combined tour twice a week and it was well worth the extra money to tick off 2 great activities at...More

Thank GoTravelMum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked all of our activities from this company. Four adults and two kids. We went on a whale watching tour and a snorkeling trip and swim with the Dolphins. They were always taking pictures for us for free no less. That is a great...More

Thank Coleclan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tour: Manta Ray Night Snorkel We chose Sunlight on the Water because they offered the best amenities at the cheapest rate and Kama'aina. The only cons were the food amenities. The "snacks" were a communal jar of pretzels passed around once (I prefer my food...More

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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
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
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