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Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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. Eco friendly, we follow the guidelines established to make our tours safe for the Manta Rays, dolphins and our guests. We are on the GREENLIST FOR MANTA RAY TOURS. ONLY CHOOSE A COMPANY THAT IS REGISTERED FOR SAFETY OF THE MANTA RAYS on the Green List. Morning Dolphin charters take you up the Kailua Kona coast to a pod of wild dolphins, usually 100 plus. Snorkel with them right next to you. Lunch & snacks included. Rated as #1 Night Manta Ray snorkel company by all the review web sites. These are the most exciting activities you'll do here. All gear included. These 2 activities with marine life will be a highlight of your trip. We take children of all ages.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Can't say enough good things about our dolphin snorkeling excursion with Emily and Justin. It was fabulous from start to finish. They took us to multiple areas with dozens of dolphins and no other tours around. We had lots of time in the water with the dolphins. At one point, we were able to snorkel with 4 manta rays which was a bonus! I'm not a strong swimmer so I used a pool noodle under my arms so I wouldn't get too tired. Emily was extremely knowledgeable about dolphin behavior and you can tell it's her passion which made our experience the best ever. The lunch and brownies were also excellent. If you book with this company you will be thrilled that you did!

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Reviewed December 11, 2017

My husband and I researched companies for the night snorkel in Kona. We decided on Coral Reef Snorkel Adventure because they only take small groups as opposed to 20 plus. The advantage is they can move the board around that you hang onto and has lights underneath to attract the Plankton to find the Manta Ray. Other boats are not able to do that. Chelsea our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful to make us as comfortable as possible. Even though it was disappointing that we did not see any Manta Ray on this excursion, nor did any other boats out there that night, I would go through Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures again.

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Emily and Chelsea took us snorkeling with Dolphins and it was an amazing experience. Dolphins in a playful mood are rad. Emily and Chelsea are knowledgeable and their love and respect for the ocean and its creature shines through in the way they conduct these trips. We also went on a Manta Ray snorkeling trip with Justin and Chelsea and it was equally breathtaking! I would definitely book another tour with these friendly folks next time I am in Hawai'i!

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Reviewed December 5, 2017

We did the 8am dolphin swim on 12/3/17. The staff was amazing. Professional and super friendly. My wife wasn't the best swimmer and they took the time to stay with her the entire time she was in the water. Felt like a private tour with the 4 people tour (6 is their max allowed). Worth every penny. We had a great time seeing dolphins, sting rays and a ton of fish. One of the highlights of our trip. Thank you very much!

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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

We are a family of 3, with a 7 yr old son who is very solid in the water. We booked the morning dolphin swim/snorkel with Owner Ron.
We were happily greeted by owner Ron, his swim guide Chelsea , and boat captain Justin. Chelsea and Justin prepped and briefed us and we were aboard and under way without delay.
Immediately outside the harbor we encountered Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins and enjoyed observing them while learning more about them and in-water procedures. Chelsea led us on what was an amazing snorkel swim dubbed ‘dolphin cardio’ for quite some time. We were able to enjoy the dolphins without the ‘cattle boat’ crowds.
We later motored to another location where Justins eagle eyes spotted a manta near the surface. Again, Chelsea calmly led us on what was an amazing adventure with 3 mantas at a cleaning station. A Hawksbill turtle swam by to top it off.
We snorkeled a third reef with amazing fish and corals.
We would definitely go with them again. Justin and Chelsea were very personable, funny, and informative.

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