SUNLIGHT ON WATER has been honored to have been one of the oldest, still originally owned, and most experienced Dolphin Swim companies in Hawaii. We helped create and set the standards for the proper and respectful way to interact with Dolphins. Unfortunately, NOAA has refused to engage in any meaningful conversation with Dolphin Swim Companies over the last 20 years and is implementing a new rule effective October 28, 2021, to ban all in water interaction with our Dolphin Family.
To say we are heartbroken would be an understatement. It has been our privilege to have shared this amazing and magical experience with so many of you over the past 25 years. Countless numbers of you have become our Ohana. Although we cannot continue offering Dolphin Swims, we have created some exciting new ocean tours, and we hope you will join us soon for a new adventure. Our goal is that the same care and standards of excellence we created with the Dolphin Swims will be evident in our new ocean tours.
Our commitment for the last 25 years, has been that all of our tours are conducted with the utmost respect for all the Dolphins, Whales, Manta Rays, the Ocean itself, and all who live there. Their safety and yours are always our top priority.
Come join us on our comfortable 40ft boat “Uhane Nui O Naia” (which means Great Spirit of the Dolphin). Our adventures will be sure to leave long lasting memories and smiles for you and your family or group.
Our Captains and Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR Certified Crew members will continue to educate and share the protocols for snorkeling respectfully in the Ocean before anyone enters the water.
We offer many wonderful opportunities for you, your families, and groups to have the experience of a lifetime, all in the natural environment of the breathtaking Ocean. You can view the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins from the boat, snorkel with the Manta Rays at night, watch and listen to the magnificent Humpback Whales, or snorkel in the pristine waters of one of our amazing reefs.
We offer combo package pricing for any combination of two or more of our tours. We invite you to spend some time here learning more about our fun filled adventures. Come with us and be a part of the magic! What’s on your bucket list?
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Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at all.
TOURS STILL DEPART FROM OUR SLIP G-18 AT HONOKOHAU HARBOR.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!
ALOHA & MAHALO,
MELAINAH, MICHAEL AND THE ENTIRE SUNLIGHT ON WATER TEAM
STATE OF HAWAII TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
PLEASE GO TO: https://hawaiicovid19.com FOR THE LATEST UPDATES TO TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS AS THESE CHANGE OFTEN.
WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED AND EXCEEDED ALL THE PROTOCOLS & REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATE AND COUNTY OF HAWAII, THE CDC, THE USCG, AND THE DLNR TO OPERATE SAFELY.
~ FACE MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED IN HAWAII. FOR OUR TOURS, THE USCG, DLNR & COUNTY OF HAWAII REQUIRES THAT FACE MASKS BE WORN AT CHECK IN, AS YOU BOARD AND DISEMBARK, AND ONBOARD THE VESSEL EXEPT WHEN ENTERING THE OCEAN OR EATING.