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Address: 74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy Ste A, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2709
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Manta Ray Snorkel

What an amazing and unique experience! Definitely a must with these guys. They have a great crew and you'll most likely see the mantas up close! Great night time activity!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Daniel V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing and unique experience! Definitely a must with these guys. They have a great crew and you'll most likely see the mantas up close! Great night time activity!

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Lisbon, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed an evening trip to see the Manta Rays. I am not sure whether we saw 12 of them or the same one 12 times but it was neat to see. In addition to the Rays there are large numbers of silver fish (Jacks) that swarm around the lights feeding. Between the Rays and the Jacks it is a... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous experience snorkeling with the Mantas! The crew were very helpful and informative about what we needed to do not only to enjoy the most from the experience, but also to ensure we were respectful of these magnificent creatures. We were given detailed instructions, wetsuits, snorkels/masks, and provided drinks and snacks. They truly thought of everything to... More 

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Thank PriorK0406
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a night snorkel in March. There were a LOT of huge Mantas and they come so close to you. It was an amazing trip. Captain and crew were fantastic, boat was very clean and comfortable. Best manta boat in Kona!

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Thank Deb S
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went out last night for the manta ray snorkel and had a great experience. The crew were all very friendly and safety was their #1. The boat had everything we needed and never felt cramped. Plenty of room to move around. The ride to the mantas was smooth and even though there was a small swell it was a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing and unique experience. My husband and I could not have asked for a better experience while on our honeymoon. To see the mantas up close was unbelievable! The crew was great and made the experience that much better. I highly recommend booking a snorkel with these guys!

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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent trip to the Big Island, my wife and I booked a trip with Sunlight on Water to swim with the dolphins. The whole experience was incredible! We were on the water for about 4 hours. There were only about a dozen people on the boat so it was not crowded. The captain and crew were great. They... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lots of outfitters I read about. i ultimately chose Sunlight on Water because my friend who frequently visits Kona said they had a good reputation. Boy, was she right! I purchased in advance so my fare was discounted, and the value of the package for the evening snorkel with Manta Ray was worth it. They provide all the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience with Sunlight on Water in July 2015 and were excited to join them again last summer for another dolphin sighting tour. We had a different but equally excellent experience. We had a completely different captain and crew, but they were equally knowledgeable, personable and fun. We didn't have allot of initial luck spotting dolphins (which... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely would recommend this excursion! We saw a total of 7 manta ray ranging from 7' to 20', doing somersaults right underneath us! They were so close they almost touched us as we were floating on a very nice group flotation device with lights to attract the plankton that the manta eat. It was quite a show! We were in... More 

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