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Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures

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Address: 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
Phone Number:
+1 808-987-1584
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Don't think about it, just do it!

We thoroughly enjoyed a 6 pm night snorkel with manta rays with Justin and Emily. Justin is a great boat captain, very organized, and knows how to take care of his guests. And... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
WanderLust M
Redondo Beach, California

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Redondo Beach, California
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed a 6 pm night snorkel with manta rays with Justin and Emily. Justin is a great boat captain, very organized, and knows how to take care of his guests. And Emily is a marine biologist full of knowledge and stamina, as she also pulls you through the water to spot manta rays. With a maximum passenger group... More 

1 Thank WanderLust M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are so happy to have chosen Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures instead of a large boat with plenty of tourists having all you can eat barbecue and drinks! Emily and Justin are so respectful of nature and so professional. They know were to go for seeing dolphins (and many more ... we had the chance to see a turtle, a... More 

1 Thank Madame-Minouche
Boise, Idaho
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Passion, Experience, Knowledge, and Environmental awareness. What an awesome birthday gift; our manta ray night snorkeling trip was just awesome. I would highly recommend Coral Reef Adventures; they made a great experience a super awesome experience. There are many (too many) operators offering the same trip to the same spot with more or less similar prices. Why choose Coral Reef?... More 

1 Thank Jeroen B
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

i am so happy to have chosen coral reef snorkel adventures for this experience. all the different companies pretty much go to the same spot so it is easy to see what the other experiences are like. what set this one apart was: the small boat size. their capacity is 6 guests. this makes for a much more intimate experience... More 

1 Thank Michelle K
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did both the manta and dolphin snorkel. And both were an amazing experience. We really liked the fact that it was a small group. Both Emily and Justin made sure we got the best of the trip, making sure we got some valuable time with the dolphins and manta. Really would recommend this as they go over and above... More 

3 Thank Spikelutton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great choice for small group sizes and personalized service. "Em and Em" took us on a night manta snorkel tour and it was simply amazing. From picking the perfect location to the great information about the mantas, we were expertly taken care of and had multiple up close and personal encounters. Put this on your must-do list!

2 Thank Dave W
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great trip with Emily and Justin. Both really friendly and knowledgeable. They found us a great spot for an amazing manta ray experience. It was surreal. Such huge and peaceful creatures barrel rolling about beneath you. Would highly recommend.

2 Thank kbt08
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures following a strong recommendation from a friend. We ended up doing the double booking of a morning dolphin snorkel and then the night manta ray snorkel a couple of days later. Justin and Emily were superlative, and we really appreciated being on a small boat with a maximum of six paying passengers. This... More 

2 Thank Stuart L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wowzer! Incredible! We do not have enough superlatives for this experience. Being so close to these incredible animals was phenomenal - they certainly put on a show. Our crew were Justin and marine biologist Emily and we cannot praise them highly enough. Emily gave us the right amount of knowledge and made sure all the group were comfortable in the... More 

2 Thank JillyPEngland
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an absolute must do if you travel to the Big Island. I enjoyed the fact we had a small group. We spent over an hour in the water with the Manta Rays, and they put on an amazing show. There are lots of options for tour companies, but we had a great experience with Justin and Emi. Thank... More 

1 Thank Steven C

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