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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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+1 808-896-2480
08:00 - 17:00
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Dolphins and Whales!!

The crew and captain are amazing and they have a beautiful connection to the dolphins and whales. They are very respectful and the Cetaceans know this, that is why you will have a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sandra R

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The crew and captain are amazing and they have a beautiful connection to the dolphins and whales. They are very respectful and the Cetaceans know this, that is why you will have a very high chance of seeing and interacting with these beautiful beings. The service on board is just great, the staff will go out of their way to... More 

Thank Sandra R
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the dolphin swim during the day and went back for the mantas at night. Both were great. This is a spacious boat and great instructors/drivers. I would highly recommend. we saw a few tiny little boats while we were out and I was glad we opted for Sunlight. We were out early for both activities and they provided... More 

Thank Ashley B
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to choose Sunlight on Water for our dolphin and manta snorkels as they offered a great combo package and were very well reviewed. Both experiences were incredible - we were able to swim with dolphins and mantas up close! The crew of 3 (Captain Josh, Victoria, and Steve) were very friendly. They also provided us with free photos... More 

Thank LisaThuyMy
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Both the Dolphin and Manta snorkels were a great experience! Fun and friendly staff made the experience incredibly smooth and easy! Great value for the amount of time you spend in the water with exposure to Dolphins/Mantas. My only issue was that my mask did not seal 100% properly on both snorkels but it wasn't a major issue as it... More 

Thank Brendon I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family can't express in words the absolutely fantastic experience that they have had with Sunlight on Water's morning dolphin swim. This is the second time that they have booked this excursion and didn't believe that the second time could surpass the first. Staff were absolutely amazing and while they did see dolphins the highlight was pilot whales.

Thank Lois P
Santa Rosa, California
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been on this dolphin adventure 5 times and have always been thrilled with the experience. We begin the trip with a ceremony that honors the ocean and the creatures that live there. Each trip I have seen dolphin, sometimes as many as 200!! The crew are wonderful and helpful and China Mike (captain) is welcoming and knowledgeable. I... More 

Thank Kate W
Hamilton, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't speak highly enough of Steve, Bradley and China Mike. We had such an amazing time swimming with the dolphins. There was heaps of room in the boat, as well as tasty snacks and drinks. It was the highlight of our trip, swimming to close to the dolphins that we could touch them (but didn't!). We also picked up... More 

Thank B3NJ1
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent! Josh was very knowledgeable. Bradley very good capable of making the trip memorable and the other crew members funny and very helpful. Nice shower after the diving. Good treats and you felt like they were very respectful of the sea with all its creatures.

Thank rick s
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful creatures, like ballet dancers underwater and huge. Crew is great and is the reason we keep coming back to their company!

Thank trishlatour
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a great experience here. The boat crew was amazing and super friendly. We got to go whale watching and got pictures and didn't have to pay for it, it was an added bonus! Manta ray snorkeling was so much fun! They were huge and got up so close! Best experience I have ever had!!!

Thank Melisa M

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