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Sunlight on Water

#12 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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Manga Ray and Dolphin Adventure

Captain Josh, Victoria, and Steve were the best crew for both adventures. Very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yakima, Washington
via mobile
Fantastic Snorkeling

We definitely wanted to go on a snorkeling trip during our visit to the island, and after looking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Josh, Victoria, and Steve were the best crew for both adventures. Very knowledgeable and so hospitable. They made both adventures fun and so enjoyable for all passengers. They have the best lights that attract the most Manga rays which makes for a once in...More

Thank Rachel1120
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We definitely wanted to go on a snorkeling trip during our visit to the island, and after looking at several companies, we settled with Sunlight, and were very glad with our decision. We chose the dolphin/Kealakekua Bay combo snorkeling trip, and had a great morning...More

Thank DP79DC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on the Big Island getting to snorkel with the Manta Rays. We had 45 minutes of viewing time from the point we saw our first ray. There was a steady flow of mantas feasting on plankton. It was fantastic to...More

1  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Manta Ray and Dolphin excursion. Ask for the combo discount. Did these on separate days. Staff was friendly, plenty of snacks and Ohana on the boat. Both times we saw Manta Ray's and a pod of 300 dolphins. Took lots of incredible...More

1  Thank ZURHOLL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a trip with Sunlight-on-water to "Swim with Manta Rays" at night. It was simply amazing! Around 5:45 pm, we cruised out to a bay, waited for sunset and, once it got dark, the ship's crew placed 2 rectangular lighting pods into the water....More

Thank ImGeoff2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 10 adults did both the spinner dolphin snorkel and the manta ray night snorkel. Both of these experiences were the absolute highlight of our vacation to the Big Island. Steve, Bradley, Josh and Shawn took good care of us and were super...More

Thank sunseeker55555
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent tour with really good guides. The snorkeling gear was in good condition, the wet suits properly fitted to each customer, very clear instructions with assistance getting into & out of the water, good lighting to view the Manta Rays and a very warm shower...More

Thank Kay S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best thing we did all vacation! Everyone on the boat loved watching all the dolphins and we even saw whales! It was awesome

Thank Jeff Amy W
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We spent the day with Steve, Bradley and Captain Josh doing the dolphin dive in the morning and the manta rays at night. Both trips were amazing! Bucket lists: ✅✅ On both trips the other companies appeared to be following the lead of these guys...More

Thank Cory S
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time doing the manta ray snorkel. The mantas were very active and got so close. It was an incredible experience and we are so glad we did this! Highly recommend!

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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