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Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures

#7 of 149 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kailua-Kona Features Animals
74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
+1 808-987-1584
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Dolphins galore

Captain Ron and Emmy were awesome. Found plenty of spinner dolphins before they went to rest... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kim M
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Parker, Colorado
Wonderful experience!

Emily and Justin took us out for the manta ray night dive. Loved the small group (6 people) and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Louisa B
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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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Hours Today: 07:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
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+1 808-987-1584

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Captain Ron and Emmy were awesome. Found plenty of spinner dolphins before they went to rest. Loved that once the dolphins went to rest we left them alone. Really small group. There were only 3 of us and the max is 6. Would recommend this...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Emily and Justin took us out for the manta ray night dive. Loved the small group (6 people) and personal touches. Emily was very knowledgeable. She and Justin worked hard to get us the best experience. We were the only boat that saw manta rays...More

Thank Louisa B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After seeing reviews, we chose Coral Reef because of the small group they take. We didn't go wrong! Justin was a great captain, but Emily put in the work. When we arrived at the site we saw a manta behind our boat, but when we...More

Thank pick3262
Ron G, Captain/Crew at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha and thank you for leaving us a 5-star review. We are so happy to hear that you appreciate the hard work our captains and crew exert for your manta experience! This night in particular we decided to keep your group in the water longer...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

My family's first manta ray snorkeling trip was an amazing experience. Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures' staff Emily and Justin are "Awesome"! Emily made our experience a memorable, safe and enjoyable. We love the small group charter than the big commercial tours that gave us a...More

Thank Nyree M
Ron G, Captain/Crew at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha Nyree, thank you for making time to leave us a review. We had an awesome experience with your family as well, and we're so happy you found it memorable and safe! Because we only take a maximum of 6 guests, our captains and crew...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The night snorkelling with manta rays was an incredible experience! Emily and Justin were very friendly and used their connections to find out where the most manta activity was on the night. We ended up boating about 10-15min to the airport and what a night...More

Thank Pamela H
Ron G, Captain/Crew at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha and Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review, Pamela! We are so happy to hear that this was a highlight of your time spent in Hawaii. Having a small group of customers allows us to focus on finding the wildlife,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lot planned on our honeymoon, and a night snorkel with manta rays was an "if we have time" item. But after reading more about it, we realized it may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity... and we are SO glad we decided to go...More

Thank Kassidy G
Ron G, Captain/Crew at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Kassidy, thank you for writing us such a detailed and positive review! It is easy to see why the manta ray snorkel is a must-do experience and we are so glad you had such an enjoyable time. Thank you for such a nice recommendation!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Em & Em took us out for the late (8:15 pm) manta night. Everything went very smoothly, they were very professional and nice, and they are obviously very dedicated to the well-being of both the passengers and the reef ecosystem. Highly recommended! My only suggestion...More

Thank Chris G
Ron G, Captain/Crew at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha Chris! Mahalo nui (many thanks) for leaving us such a positive review. Thank you also for noticing our commitment to the ecosystem and customer safety! It always feels nice to know our dedication is appreciation. Our vessel Makua does have a very loud engine,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we didn't see as many mantas as we had hoped for, but it was still great. Nice folks, safe and fun.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had awesome Em and Em take us on the manta ray night snorkel. All my fears as a first time snorkeler were put to bay by sweet Emily who was our in water guide. We had amazing view of the sunset, saw multiple mantas...More

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Ron G, Captain and Crew at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha and mahalo for leaving us a review! We are so happy to hear that the manta rays were a highlight of your Big Island adventure! They are beautiful animals and it is always a treat to see them in the wild. A hui hou...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you do one thing in Kona, then make sure it is the night snorkel with the manta rays with Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures!! Justin and Catherine were fun, friendly, informative, and helpful. They even know the names of the mantas by their unique physical...More

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Ron G, Crew at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha for writing us such a nice review. We are so glad to hear you found our captain and crew to be fun, informative, and helpful. Thank you for also pointing out the difference between our small group and other companies with large groups! Having...More

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Deanna L
We're looking for snorkeling excursions when we visit in October. However our ship doesn't come in until 10am. Most tours start earlier, any suggestions?
12 August 2016|
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Response from dar0898 | Reviewed this property |
You can get a custom time if you call them....or do the afternoon dive....or evening manta dive
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Charlotte93667
What did you pay for 2 adults?
8 May 2016|
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Response from palegail2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I paid $250 for two adults, for the half day tour. That does not include tax and tip.
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Janna J
I'm looking for a snorkel outing that's good for kids ages 9-13. Is this kid friendly? If not, do you have any recommendations? Thanks.
9 March 2016|
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Response from Ron G | Property representative |
Aloha. Thank you for checking with us about a snorkel Charter. Yes our company is children friendly. We only take six passengers on our boat and we have a swim guide who assist the children in the water. We have the snorkel... More
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