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Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures

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“captain ron”(89 reviews)
“brownie”(135 reviews)
“manta ray”(116 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

I had heard a lot about the night manta ray trips in Kona, and my trip out with Coral Reef was amazing. I also went out on the dolphin snorkel, it was great too. I am so glad I choose a small boat, it was...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank Charlene_Strong
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Swimming with 100s of dolphins and some dolphin babies was the highlight of our 15th anniversary trip to Hawaii. We lucked out and had our own private boat! I swam for hours and love that we beat the crowds to the best spot. My hubby...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank sdunn8898
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Our family is large enough that we had the boat to ourselves, which was great. My 8 year old was not too crazy about the really rough boat ride, but Captain Ron helped keep him calm and let him assist by "driving" the boat for...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Matt E
captain96740, Owner at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2013

Aloha! It was great having your family on the boat that day. We like to make sure everyone gets to experience the dolphins even if they aren't confident in the water. We're so glad we can help! :-). We'll see you next time! Mahalo, Capt....More

Reviewed August 6, 2013

Just went on the a.m. Dolphin snorkel trip with Coral Reef Adventures - Captain Carl and Erin. Both were very friendly and informative (Erin was a marine biology major.) We literally snorkeled with HUNDREDS of spinner dolphins - snorkeling at 4 drop locations. Captain Carl...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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captain96740, Owner at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2013

Aloha! Mahalo for your review and recommendation. It's great to hear how much our guests enjoy the trips! Please come see us and the dolphins again soon! Mahalo, Capt Ron & Crew

Reviewed August 5, 2013

Had a great evening. Jordan was our in water guide. Saw 4 manta rays with lot's of activity. Felt very safe on the boat with 10 year old as well as novice adults snorkelers. Highly recommend. Only 6 passengers. Easy boarding from land as well...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank moxiefe
Reviewed August 1, 2013

The guys at Coral Reef were so professional and I could tell they really cared about not only their clients but also the sea. My manta ray snorkel with them was arguably the best experience of my life and I've been diving for nearly 30...More

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Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank rikijill
captain96740, Owner at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2013

Aloha! We appreciate your review and reccommendation. We like to make sure our guests are well informed and that you don't float around looking at nothing. We're glad we can give you the best experience of your life, how awesome!! See you next time! Mahalo,...More

Reviewed August 1, 2013

6 passengers and 2 crew in the boat, so lots of personal attention. Crew was very friendly, knowledgeable and experienced. We had an amazing time.

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Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank cmangla
Reviewed July 27, 2013

My family and I went out with Coral Reef with Captain Carl and Sean. There were the four of us and a nice young couple. Keeping the number small for the trip makes it more enjoyable. The other boats that were there sounded like a...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank cropsis
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Would highly recommend the Mantaray night time snorkel to anyone. You get up close and personal with the majestic creatures. Liked how the coral reef boat is small and intimate (6 passengers total + 2 crew members). Our staff Carl and Jordan were excellent, keeping...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank khoal920
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We signed up for the nighttime mantaray tour & it was wonderful. Captain Carl & Sean were great. It was a short boat ride to the harbor where about 8 other boats were docked to swim with the mantarays. There were a combination of divers...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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Chunling L
October 4, 2017|
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Response from Ron G | Property representative |
Aloha. We like to meet one hour before Sunset. And that changes throughout the year. So it can be anywhere from 5 to 6 for our first Charter. This way we arrive to the site right at sunset when the manta rays start to feed... More
Deanna L
August 11, 2016|
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Response from dar0898 | Reviewed this property |
You can get a custom time if you call them....or do the afternoon dive....or evening manta dive
May 7, 2016|
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Response from palegail2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I paid $250 for two adults, for the half day tour. That does not include tax and tip.