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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
+1 808-896-2480
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A must do!

Very professional and experienced staff, comfortable and clean boat and amazing memories. We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
High Bridge, New Jersey
Authentic experience

I went fot the dolphin swim, it was unforgetable. The crew were really proffesionals, helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pet N
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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 5 days ago

Very professional and experienced staff, comfortable and clean boat and amazing memories. We signed up for the Manta Snorkel, and had such a spectacular experience. This was one of our trip highlights and have to thank the crew at Sunlight on Water for making this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went fot the dolphin swim, it was unforgetable. The crew were really proffesionals, helpful, knowledgeblr and we encountered many many dollphins a couple oh whsles and a couple of Manta rays

Thank Pet N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great trip with Captain Josh and crew Steve and Gary. They were great - courteous, fun, professional and concerned for our safety foremost. What a trip - we saw a manta ray, a mother humpback with her new born calf, another humpback...More

Thank dmnelson48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us (ages 39-66) spent the morning on a dolphin tour. We felt the company was very professional and safety-minded, and we swam with over 100 dolphins. They knew exactly where to look, and also provided delicious snacks, Kona Coffee and other drinks.

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing trip super knowledgeable and friendly crew with a safety conscious attitude,Captain Josh was extremely knowledgeable about local knowledge and history,Bradley took extra care of all on board and in the water and brought peace of mind with his water knowledge Great value for money...More

Thank Ray C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Victoria was an amazing host! She willingly went above and beyond to assure a great experience. The mantas were majestic and awe inspiring. Our captain was knowledgeable and helpful. The boat was clean and comfortable with a bathroom and a nice warm shower post swim....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience seeing many dolphins and snorkeling in the ocean with Bradley Beckett, feeling safe at all times! Crew was great - experience very positive. Manta Ray snorkel was successful, as well - all in all to be repeated for sure!

Thank Hella P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the beginning of the trip we were asked to pay the outstanding balance also we booked and payed in advance. We were a group of 5 people and finally fed up with jumping into the water, see anything and hurrying on the boat again....More

Thank Liona N
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Did the dolphin swim in February 2017 and loved these guys so much that we rebooked for January 2018. Just got done with secound trip and added the manta ray trip for the same night. Enjoyed it thoroughly! Yes you get people that can't figure...More

Thank Tracyv44
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We had such a great experience swimming with dolphins that we came back a few days later for the manta rays. Both outings were terrific. They felt safe, exciting and fun. I thought we would see a few dolphins, but we were up close with...More

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22 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
18 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