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Sunlight on Water

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74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy Ste A, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2709
+1 808-896-2480
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This was a definite must do on the Big Island of Hawaii. I researched quite a bit of companies that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Irvine, California
Manta Ray Dive

As A local Islander 🏝️ Here On The Big Island Of Hawaii I Had Previously Heard Many Great Things... read more

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74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy Ste A, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2709
+1 808-896-2480

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a definite must do on the Big Island of Hawaii. I researched quite a bit of companies that offers the night manta ray snorkel and ended up using Sunlight on the Water because if you book online and 10 days out there is...More

Thank Misssly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As A local Islander 🏝️ Here On The Big Island Of Hawaii I Had Previously Heard Many Great Things About this experience..But It wasn't until I went Out with The very Enthusiastic and Professional Crew of The Sunlight In Water Charter Tour, Did I Actually...More

Thank LopakaRootzInHawaii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would highly recommend these awesome folks to anyone - novices and experienced alike. The captain was very good and found numerous spots for us to experience dolphins. The guide was excellent and genuine. It was easy to tell they respected the ocean and all...More

Thank Donna K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sunlight on Water crew was amazing! They were friendly and funny and gave us plenty of time with the manta rays. On our way to the site, they spotted spinner dolphins from far away and brought us straight to them. We watched the dolphins...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

These guys were awesome! They knew exactly where to find the dolphins and manta rays and they made sure we saw what we went for. Definitely would go with them again!

Thank katebailey17
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Sunlight on Water delivered!! AMAZING!! Skilled and knowledgeable with the dolphins. They wanted us to experience the dolphins and they wanted the dolphins to be safe. Captain Shawn was great in keeping the boat with the dolphins. Steve was an excellent guide in the water...More

Thank LB5K
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We had the opportunity to join Sunlight On The Water for 5 days on our recent trip to the Big Island. Every day was magic! Our dolphin encounters exceeded our expectations. We even got into to the water with pilot whales on one occasion. It's...More

Thank ArtofLife163
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We took a ride to see Manta-rays with this friendly crew. Sailed to their regular location but no Rays that evening. After spending half an hour at this location the didn't give up, informed the passengers of the situation and took us to a different...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 21 August 2017

My daughter and I were on the Big Island in mid May and decided to try a snorkel tour with the hope of swimming with wild dolphins. This company more than exceeded our expectations as we were able to get into the water with spinner...More

Thank Dolores C
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We were excited to go on our first dolphin swim in Kona, but unfortunately nature did not cooperate. The captain did see and try to get ahead of a pod once, but our chase caught us up to the tail end of only 2-3 dolphins...More

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23 March 2016|
Response from M Y | Property representative |
Aloha! We do take photos of you on the boat and in the water. We provide 10-15 photos to you at no cost. You are welcome to bring your own camera also! Aloha Melainah
20 August 2015|
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Response from manwanger | Reviewed this property |
we had about an hour in the water. however, about 15 minutes of this time was as the sun was setting without light boards out. i was the only person that jumped in the water and just snorkeled. this was vastly superior to... More
Phil E
19 January 2015|
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Response from M Y | Property representative |
Aloha, We do have space on Tuesday, January 20 Night Manta Snorkel. However, there is big surf predicted and may impact our ability to go out. Please give us a call. Mahalo Melainah