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Address: 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
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+1 808-987-1584
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Swim with Wild Dolphins & Manta Rays everyday. Established in 2002 and...

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 7 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.

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Captain Justin and the head guide Erin we're both outstanding. The initial sea conditions were rough but due to the skill of Justin and a great boat, we felt totally safe while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Homer, Alaska
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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Captain Justin and the head guide Erin we're both outstanding. The initial sea conditions were rough but due to the skill of Justin and a great boat, we felt totally safe while underway. Moving to another more calm location allowed us ample time to be with the dolphins. Erin has a M.S. In marine biology so she is able to... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience!! Justin and Emily were very accommodating, and knowledgeable about the manta rays. It was so cool!! The small boat made it a more involving intimate experience than it would have been on a larger one. Plus you get a delicious brownie with macadamia nuts as well. Definitely recommend!

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Ron G, Staff at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to write our company a review we really appreciate it. We are so pleased to hear you had such an amazing time on your trip. Please come back to see us again the next time you are on the big island. The morning dolphin snorkel is just as amazing. More 

Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous experience from boat captain Justin to snorkel guide Emily to guide-in-training Kaitlyn to the phenomenal show put on by the manta rays. Justin got us comfortably to the south site while Emily gave us an interesting and informative talk about manta behavior. The manta snorkel was unbelievable!!! They are such beautiful animals! The experienced crew is clearly passionate about... More 

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Ron G, Staff at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to write our company a review we really appreciate it. We are so pleased to hear you had such an amazing time on your trip. Safety is very important to us especially when you are going out at night in the water so we are happy to hear you felt perfectly comfortable... More 

Stillwater, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were met at the marina by Andy and he took us to the boat were we met Captain Emily and the other snorkel guide Catilynn. We got settled on the boat and went up the North site. They explained the nature of the feed and the light attraction of the mantas, the safety practices for us and the mantas,... More 

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Ron G, Staff at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to write our company a review we really appreciate it. We are so pleased to hear you had such an amazing time on your trip. We try to make every trip educational as well as fun we feel guest take home a better appreciation for our wild marine life that way. Please... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I had an awesome time with the crew on Coral Reef. Complete professionals and individual attention. To top it off we got a delicious macadamia nut brownie. Who knew brownies and mantas would go together so well.

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Ron G, Staff at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to write our company a review we really appreciate it. We are so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful time on your trip. And yes those brownies are world famous so yummy. Please come back to see us again the next time you are on the big island. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Coral Reef Snorkel because they only took a maximum of six guests out at a time and we wanted to avoid the large cattle boats of other companies. One in our party did not swim or snorkel well so we were comforted by Emilie who was in the water with us. She paid so much attention to us... More 

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Ron G, Staff at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to write our company a review we really appreciate it. We are so pleased to hear you had such an amazing time on your trip. Thank you for pointing out the advantages of our small group operation compared to most other companies out there who charge less to pack in more guests.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coral Reef Adventures came highly recommended to my wife and I from another couple we met just days before on the Big Island. I have to say, that their recommendation was very well founded, as the team at Coral Reef Adventures was exactly as they described - professional, friendly and provided us with an experience we will not forget. Emily... More 

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Ron G, Staff at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo for taking the time to write our company a review we really appreciate it. So happy you decided to go with us based on a previous guest experience. There are a lot of operators that do the manta so we try our best to have our own unique trip that focuses on small groups providing that extra... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time I am going on this tour - did it with my friends the first time and came back to experience this with the familia on Dec 31st - what a way to end the year and begin the new year with great experiences. Everyone loved it and the crew was amazing and the brownies at... More 

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Ron G, Owner at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

We're grateful to have repeat guests come out again with us for this experience, it tells us they had a great time and we did a good job. That night, we used our new double the light power board. With every new invention there can be bugs to work out. This new board is so bright the Mantas leave other... More 

Sun Valley, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great experience. This started with a nice boat ride to the snorkel site. Emily then shared her marine biology background and knowledge of Manta rays while a beautiful sunset surrounded us. We then slipped into dive suits and she continued to keep us informed throughout the 30 minutes or so we were in the water in a low-stress... More 

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Ron G, Staff at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to write our company a review we really appreciate it. We are so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful time on your trip. Our small group trips are really the best especially when it sounds like you each had your own Manta ray to swim with. Please come see us... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I called to see about taking my 82 year old mom on a whale and dolphin watch, where my sister and I could also snorkel. My sister also gets sea sick, so we needed a fairly short trip, not the usual 4-4.5 hours. I spoke with Erin, and she was very accommodating. She said that they had room the next... More 

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Ron G, Staff at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to write our company a review we really appreciate it. We are so happy we were able to accommodate everyone in your party so they all had a chance to experience the dolphins and the whales even though not everyone was getting in the water. You know it's a good time when... More 

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