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Sperm Whales!!!!!

My husband and I booked a last minute excursion to swim with dolphins. When I searched “swim with... read more

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Waikapu, Hawaii
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Manta rays

The guides were lovely and we would definitely recommend this group. Unfortunately, the manta rays... read more

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Reviewed November 24, 2017

We highly recommend this company! Great staff and a great adventure snorkeling with Manta Rays! We saw 3 the night we went and they came right up to us - it was incredible. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. I also got sick the night we had originally booked and they let us change nights without any issues. If we visit Kona again - we will definitely be using them.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 24, 2017

We were looked after wonderfully by Emily and Will. Emily went into the water with us and made sure we were all 9k the whole time. They can’t guarantee the manta rays will be present but they were the night we went and it was amazing. There is a limited number so you get a very personalised service. There were 3 of us and it was better than being on a massive tour. Couldn’t recommend this more highly

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

We bought a Groupon for 4 adults, and then went online and made our reservation way before our trip. Very easy process, just put in the Groupon coupon code and pick the date and time. We did have to pay a little more ($26), for taxes and surcharges, too be expected right? We almost did not go at all because one person in our party had food poisoning when we were in Waikiki. However, they let us switch out our friend with some random guy we met on Grindr. Wild right? He was a local, and was on the DL, but we convinced him to go snorkel with the Mantas and play after, we really did not want the extra spot to be wasted. So, we get to the dock and met the gorgeous captain and his cute little helper girl and signed a waiver. Pretty standard right? It was just the 4 of us little ol twinks and the two person crew. Private boat vibes all the way. The ride out to the manta ray site was just beautiful with the sun setting in the background. Picturesque. When we get to the dive site, they lent us wetsuits but we used our own snorkel gear. We got into the water with the other snorkel folks, hanging on to surfboards and platforms. The lights attract plankton and that attracts the Mantas. Our little boy toy must have been on a good one and started to freak out a little bit and the captain was so nice and brought him out of the water and let him rest on the boat. We rolled our eyes at him but we stayed in the water and saw 3 Manta Rays! We captured it on our Go Pros too! Majestic. Then we had to go back and the boat ride back to the dock was equally amazing as the trip out. The home made brownies were a nice touch. We tipped the crew and went back to the Hilton Waikoloa. I can only imagine how “Zack” is going to react after coming down off his trip and realizing his “first” Grindr experience and getting to go on a Manta ray excursion with the sexiest twinks that would ever come to the big island. ;)

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

We feel really lucky to have booked with Coral Reef. I didn’t do any checking and just booked and these guys are fantastic. The boat is in excellent repair, staff a knowledgeable and helpful. It was worth every penny.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

We tried to get our own "pod" of dophins but couldn't find it, so we were dropped off with a bunch of other tourists. The boat ride looking for our own was really nice. There were about 40 dolphins in the pod we were following and we waiting until the other boats left and the were much more inclined to come close to us with fewer people.

The manta trip was amazing there were 5 in the water and all come so close so many times my arms got sore trying to avoid contact -- it was fantastic.

The staff is a bit belligerent about not harassing the animals which I appreciated. I like to think my involvement in these activities are supporting these animals not damaging. All the staff were very competent knowledgable, and worked well with my anxious 6 year old.

Date of experience: November 2017
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