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

Thank you Emily and Justin for a special night we will all remember for the rest of our lives. We did the night manta swim and the entire 45 minutes that we were in the water, we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Kinneylynn
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Belleville, Canada

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Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thank you Emily and Justin for a special night we will all remember for the rest of our lives. We did the night manta swim and the entire 45 minutes that we were in the water, we had multiple mantas barrel-rolling literally inches in front of our faces. These creatures are so huge, and yet so graceful! I know there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the sunset manta ray tour with Captain Jim and Emily. We had excellent time from beginning to end. We were a group of 6 and we had our own private tour, we requested this since most of us are non-swimmers. We had a gorgeous view of sunset during the boat ride. Emily was amazing - informative, friendly and... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used Coral Reef Adventures twice during our vacation. We did the manta ray night dive on Thanksgiving evening, and it was awesome. Unbelievable how close you get to these magnificent animals. We had captain Ron and marine biology graduate Emily, both of whom we highly recommend. We had such a great time, when we found they were available the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How great can it get?….Manta rays on Halloween! Well, Halloween had nothing to do with my immensely unique and gratifying experience of snorkeling with manta rays. I have spent a great part of my life in and around water (swimming, teaching, snorkeling, and scuba diving a bit), but hold a fear about the “unseen” that lurks in the ocean. Taking... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are completely against enclosed dolphin experiences so when we saw this tour we couldn't wait to do it. We had a great time on our wild dolphin snorkel with Justin and Erin. During our tour Justin was on the upper level of the boat to watch out for the wild dolphins. Once we spotted them we... More 

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draper, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last time I did a different swim with the Manta rays with a different company and it was Ok. This time I had a party of 6 and went with Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures and it was the best adventure of the trip. The crew made sure we were in the middle of the Manta Rays which were in abundance... More 

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Ron G, staff at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to write our company a review we really appreciate it. We are so glade that we were able to show you a better experience than you previously had with another company. Please consider us again the next time you are on the big island the morning dolphin snorkel is just as amazing. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got to swim with dolphins and manta rays and the whole experience was awesome! Justin and Erin were amazing guides! Justin drove the boat and has possibly the keenest eye, I don't think he missed anything that was swimming in the water. He was pointing out dolphins and manta rays from the top of the boat and had a... More 

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Ron G, staff at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to write our company such a very detailed review we highly appreciate it. We are of course also so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful time on your dolphin adventure. Thank you also for pointing out our small group advantage out there on the water. Please come out with us again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great time with Justin and Erin on the dolphin swim trip! Justin was a pro at finding the dolphins and predicting where the pod would swim, and he'd drop us right in the middle of where the dolphins were swimming. We saw several other boats in some of the same areas but they looked crowded with 15-20 people... More 

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Ron G, staff at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to write such a detailed review we really appreciate it. We are also so pleased you had such a wonderful time out on the water and were able to see so many wonderful things (dolphins, mantas, reef, and even sharks how lucky). With the small groups we take out we are able to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Zak and Dillion were excellent guides on the manta ray snorkel! Words can not describe how amazing it is to have such a close experience with such a unique creature. THIS IS A MUST DO! I highly recommend Coral reef snorkel Adventures , they only take groups of 6 at a time compared to many of the other tours that... More 

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Ron G, coral reef adventures staff at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to write our company such a awesome review we are so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful time out on your manta trip. We take pride in keeping our company a small group experience and are pleased you realized our nicer that is as well. Please come out with us again... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This has been the highlight of our trip. This is the 3rd year in a row we have flown to Kona just for this excursion. The max of 6 guests per excursion is really the key...Zachary and Dillon were great on the manta ray night swim, insuring we all felt confident and comfortable in the water. Erin and ? Were... More 

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Ron G, coral reef adventures staff at Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to write our company such a nice review we are so pleased to hear you have chose to come out with us so many times over the years and that you have always had a great experience. See you again in January for whale season. More 

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