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“Wonderful and personable!”

Coral Reef Snorkel Adventures
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 10 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Surreal and wonderful describes the trip we had with Capt. Ron and guide, Natalie,snorkeling with the manta rays!Seeing 24 of them was amazing!To have one come up so close was unbelievable.Being able to be with a small group of 5 was very enjoyable and personable.This definitely has to be a bucket list wish come true! Jan and Dave, Everett, Washington

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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Only 4 of us on the night snorkel with manta rays so everything was effiicient. Surprised the company did not cancel. About 10 mantas showed and maybe too many humans. The site was north of Kona just off the airport. We have done this before with another company that went South off the Sheraton hotel. Sheraton site was better as it was shallower and mantas were closer even when they did not belly roll under you but the airport site definitely seen to have have more mantas and human divers. Take seasick meds as it does get rough.

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Reviewed 6 April 2012

Captain Ron was great. We found 4 whales, more than 100 dolphins and 3 giant mantas in one day. Alot of fun and he knew just where to go. Bring a hat and use sunscreen to avoid a burn.

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Reviewed 29 March 2012

Amazing experience. Captain Ron was really nice and knowledgable and tried to give us a full experience we swam with dolphins, manta rays, saw humpback whales and even listened to them on a hydrophone. Delicious lunch and brownies.
I had brought my own snorkel and Ron showed me how to use toothpaste to get the film off and keep it fog free.
On the way back to shore we sat on the bow and watched the world sail by.
Highly recommended

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Reviewed 24 March 2012

We booked both the manta night snorkel and the dolphin snorkel. We chose Coral Reef due to the smaller boat size and reviews here. Unlike the other boats leaving the harbor, we were not tightly packed on the boat. On both trips we were kept comfortable and provided with top of the line equipment. Shawn kept us safe in the "manta mosh pit", while keeping us in the manta action. It is clear this company has the safety of it's customers as well as the safety of the sea life in focus. I felt Capt Ron kept a safe and respectable distance from the sea life, and left the dolphin grounds appropriately to let them rest.

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