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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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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00

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3 Dolphin Swimming Adventures

We went on 3 separate Dolphin experiences with Sunlight on Water and had a great time on each trip. We saw and swam with Dolphins on each trip. On one of the trips we were in a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michael K
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Salt Lake City, Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on 3 separate Dolphin experiences with Sunlight on Water and had a great time on each trip. We saw and swam with Dolphins on each trip. On one of the trips we were in a pod of about 300 dolphins and we swam with them for about 2 hours. It was amazing. The 3rd trip wasn't as good... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very knowledgable crew and very concerned about the safety and well being of both their customers and the mantas. They brag about their specially made lights being the best in the water, and it must be true, because people from other tours were trying to edge in on our action. We usually had two mantas at a time spinning and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was an amazing experience to be so up close and personal with dolphins! It was so magical and we'll never forget it! We saw bottle nose, spotted, and spinner dolphins! Along with a lot of humpback whales! Great experience! Worth every penny!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night, we went with Sunlight on Water for their nighttime manta ray snorkelling trip. The check-in was fast and easy, we were fully outfitted in no time and settled in for the sunset boat trip to the bay. On the way, we watched two kinds of dolphins playing, surfing and leaping in our wake. Be a decent snorkeller if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent manta ray tour. Really excellent staff and good boat - nothing too much trouble. Strongly recommended. All kit provided and good price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dearest Melainah, China Mike, and the whole crew (Victoria, Steve, Captain Josh and Brian, Denise, big love to you all!) at Sunlight on Water brought so much aloha, blessings, and gifts to each communication and all our ocean experiences that our hearts are full with gratitude. My whole family including my four year old daughter had such a wonderful time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steve, Brandon and Captain Brian set the tone by making the team of tourists comfortable, while most of us were nervous to swim with the manta rays. The views to the cove where we docked were relaxing and scenic, while the group of us had time to get to know one another and share stories of our experiences on the... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

These guys are great: Josh, Bradley and Steeve ! They take you out there, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for the most beautiful sunset in the Big Island. Then, they suit you with very confy wetsuits to make you warm and set up all the lights for the plancton and mantas to come. Just wait and you will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 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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