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Sunlight on Water

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74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy Ste A, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2709
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The mantas were amazing, much bigger than we thought they would be. Easy activity to do with... read more

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I have done many dives and this snorkel experience was amazing. This is an experience you will... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy Ste A, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2709
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Reviewed today via mobile

The mantas were amazing, much bigger than we thought they would be. Easy activity to do with teenagers and limited experience with snorkeling. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Snacks and soda provided. Highly recommend. Can’t wait to see the pictures!

Thank Cheryl C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have done many dives and this snorkel experience was amazing. This is an experience you will never forget.

Thank tom i
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This trip was more that worth the money! Wednesday night we swam with the mantas. There were so many huge mantas it was amazing! They swim within inches of your face and you can see everything in a very safe comfortable environment. The next day...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The experience was breathtaking. Starting off the tour is a 20 minute boat ride. I am someone you gets sea sick, but the ride was so smooth that I didn’t feel sick at all. The water is only 20 feet deep so you can see...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fabulous tour! I have never experienced anything like it. Met at the harbor at 5:45. After reviewing safety procedures, sailed a half an hour south to an area by the Sheraton. There were several other boats in this area. Sunlight had about...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I had an awesome time with the dolphins and super friendly crew / captain. Highly recommend these guys for dolphin / manta encounters on the big island!

1  Thank Pete J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before I get to the magical part, I should include a few things you are getting for your ticket: The captain and two-man crew were experienced. They were friendly and entertaining. They were concerned about your safety and comfort. The boat was sound and in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These guys are great at what they do! Very thorough briefings and prep for the water, and they get you right in to see the manta rays. The mantas come closer than you could ever imagine and are absolutely giant and breathtaking!! The guides are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did 3 tours with them. The first night we saw plenty of manta rays during the sunset tour. The other two trips were amazing too and we swam with so many spinner dolphins. The best activities I’ve ever done in my life! Great crew,...More

Thank Margo J
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We had a wonderful snorkel trip with Sunlight on Water - we did a Saturday Dolphin Swim and Kealakekua Bay Snorkel. The staff was friendly from the start and the stops were wonderful. We stopped in 2 or 3 places to get out and swim...More

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Chris_in_Hawii
23 March 2016|
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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
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timetraveller_20110
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
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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
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