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

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Dolphin swim and manta ray swim

We booked 2 trips through Sunlight on Water: dolphin swim and manta ray swim. We received a nice discount. The trips were amazing, we saw many manta rays and dolphins. Although it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked 2 trips through Sunlight on Water: dolphin swim and manta ray swim. We received a nice discount. The trips were amazing, we saw many manta rays and dolphins. Although it was not the main purpose of the trip, the captain also took us whale watching, which was a great bonus! The snacks were good and the crew was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of our favorite days spent in Hawaii. We swam in the Pacific with wild, not captive, dolphins. Need I say more! Staff were great, snacks were great, had all the gear you needed. It was amazing. I will remember this day forever.

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Chicago, Illinois
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182 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay so I went twice. Once was fantastic and a five star trip with excellent Captain and crew. Mantas the entire time. A week later went again and we never left the boat. Leaving the next day no refund, no reschedule. Nothing! Captain and crew were great. The owners know there times when no mantas show to feed. They will... More 

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Montreal
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Three years ago, we booked a dolphin swim with Sunlight on Water. Mother Nature decided to throw a bit of a tantrum on our day & the sea was turbulent. We saw a few whales, but alas, no dolphins. I wanted to treat my kids for Christmas & my gift was a bust. Sunlight On Water offered us a rain... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us joined Sunlight on Water for their morning dolphin swim near Kona. The location was easy to find, and there was plenty of parking nearby the docks. I recommend using the washroom in the parking lot before getting on the boat. We saw a sea turtle swimming near the docks as we boarded. The process of signing waivers... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend brought my family on a tour with Sunlight on Water to swim with dolphins in the wild--and all five of us left with forever memories. Right from the start the friendly crew went overboard (not literally) to help us feel welcome, secure, and curious. They provided snorkeling gear, tasty snacks and coffee, while they explained in clear detail... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family did the Manta Ray night snorkel 2 weeks ago with Sunlight On Water and it was wonderful!!! We saw several manta rays doing flips and barrel rolls right in front of us. They were so graceful and beautiful to watch! The crew was great - very friendly and helpful, and had lots of information to share about the... More 

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Oakland, California
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The crew of this boat is the best, especially China Mike! They are friendly, attentive, and there to make sure you have the best the. The Manta snorkel was one of the most amazing experiences my wife and I ever had and we highly suggest it. They use UV lights to help the Rays are their food and are all... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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661 reviews
401 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this tour in February 2011, however the Rays didn't show. The rest of the group had cancelled due to choppy water for our date. The company emailed us if would do the tour a day earlier. We were staying on the Hilo side. The boat ride was fine and we even got to see spinner dolphins and the... More 

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Farmington, Utah
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome adventure. The crew (Josh, Victoria, and Steve) were absolutely wonderful. Very informative and helpful. My wife was a little apprehensive at the whole jumping in at night but they took wonderful care making her feel safe. We saw dolphins on the way to our snorkel site and the captain slowed and interacted with them giving us... More 

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