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Address: 74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy Ste A, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2709
Phone Number: +1 808-896-2480
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00

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A+ experience with this crew!

We spent our last 2 days in paradise with this amazing crew! If you are in Kona and looking to swim with dolphins and manta rays I suggest this excursion. We did both and had the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent our last 2 days in paradise with this amazing crew! If you are in Kona and looking to swim with dolphins and manta rays I suggest this excursion. We did both and had the pleasure to meet, be educated and laugh with Steve, Captain China, Captain Josh and Kaleo! What an amazing crew. They make sure you see... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best for Dolphin swimming and night Manta Snorkel. They have been doing it for a long time and know what they are doing and where to find the best. We go every year with them and they never disappoint

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great adventure for us and our 11 year old to swim with wild manta rays and dolphins up close in their natural habitat. The boat was very comfortable with easy access into and out of the water, and the staff were all great! What a relief to have a toilet on board, as well as snacks and hot and cold... More 

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Langley, B.C. Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous experience with Sunlight on Water's evening Manta Ray snorkel. The 2 man crew were great and boat was very comfortable. We boarded the boat at Honokohau Harbour just south of the airport and everyone was fitted with snorkel gear and wetsuits. We enjoyed the sunset as we cruised to just offshore of the airport where the... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

China Mike (owner), Steve and another young man with a Hawaiian name i cannot remember were all absolutely amazing. China Mike started the tour with an explanation of Hawaiian tradition and prayer. During our sail to find the dolphins we were told all about the dolphins we would see and entertained with some of the nicest people we have met... More 

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Spokane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very lucky and saw a large number of dolphins lazily swimming around early in our tour. We even saw a few mother spinner dolphins with babies. The crew was friendly and the morning snacks were plentiful.

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Clermont, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great outing with Sunlight on Water. The crew was excellent...knowledgeable, helpful, informative, safe. We saw Spinner Dolphin and Spotted Dolphin. We also saw Manta Rays and Sea Turtles. Then we went out a bit deeper and found a pod of Pilot Whales. Captain Josh made sure we all had a chance for photos, informed us about the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You must experience this trip while on Kona! Sunlight on Water's dolphin swim was not only an amazing experience with swimming with Spinner Dolphins, the trip honored Hawaiian culture, all creatures of the sea and gave responsibility to all to honor the experience with joy and respect! Hats off to Captain Mike, the crew and staff for such a joyful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Many reviews seem to be a forum about what is best for the dolphins. There are many emotionally charged opinions about paying to interact with wildlife. On our day out, captain and crew showed upmost respect to both dolphins and clients. I can't believe how comfortable the dolphins were with us. Mothers with calves swam by, appearing unconcerned with our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the Big Island in the middle of October and of all the activities we enjoyed most on our trip with China Mike and Steve. We saw dolphins, mantas and big dolphins. The crew were extremely friendly and helpfull. At all times we had cold beverages and fresh fruit availiable to us. Surely a trip I reccomend to anyone!

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