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“Absolutely a MUST!”

Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Swim with Wild Dolphins & Manta Rays everyday. Established in 2002 and still going strong; We have been the Winner of the Certificate of Excellence for 10 years now. We are a Big Island of Hawaii adventure for swimming with Dolphins & Manta Rays. Eco friendly, we follow the guidelines established to make our tours safe for the Manta Rays, dolphins and our guests. We are on the GREENLIST FOR MANTA RAY TOURS. ONLY CHOOSE A COMPANY THAT IS REGISTERED FOR SAFETY OF THE MANTA RAYS on the Green List. Morning Dolphin charters take you up the Kailua Kona coast to a pod of wild dolphins, usually 100 plus. Snorkel with them right next to you. Lunch & snacks included. Rated as #1 Night Manta Ray snorkel company by all the review web sites. These are the most exciting activities you'll do here. All gear included. These 2 activities with marine life will be a highlight of your trip. We take children of all ages.
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The absolute highlight of our trip! Emily and Justin are incredible, personable and knowledgeable! The fact that they only carry 6 per boat, while other tours carry upwards of 20-25, allows you to get a much better experience. 10/10

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The experience alone would have been amazing, but the staff rose it to another level! Very chill and charming duo. The boat is nothing fancy, but my family loved the small group experience - just our family of 4, so very personal interaction. Coral Reef is cheaper that most of the other boats and wet-suits are included, which I highly recommend at night in the cool water.

We were lucky enough to see 7 different manta rays on our trip - just magical! I highly recommend this excursion!!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Emily and Justin made this an amazing experience! We loved the small group size and personalized service. Justin was a great captain and host, he made you feel Iike you were going boating with a friend, while still being professional.
Emily was as good as they get! She was extremely knowledgeable marine biologist with an amazing passion for the wildlife, mixed with being extremely personable. You won’t find a better value and experience.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

They were great! Emily was a fantastic guide in the water. Friendly and calm, leading us to see lots of mantas. A small group of only 6 people gave us personalized service.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We had Justin as our captain and Emily as our snorkel guide, both of whom were manta ray experts. Within 3 minutes of entering the water,5 manta rays immediately came to us, constantly circled below and up to us. In the 50 minutes in the water, we experienced incredible views of their mouths open and full markings very up close and personal! Our 11 year old twins became a bit overwhelmed after half an hour and Emily calmly and very politely led them back to the boat while we watched for another 20 minutes. One ray even got so close as to gently brush against my tummy in my wetsuit! We highly recommend this company and their crew. Emily knew all the rays by name and had lots of information about each of them and their habitat. Go here rather than the Sheraton area. Was also great as only 6 in our boat so felt very personal.

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