Manta Ray Night Snorkel Big Island Hawaii

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The Manta Ray night snorkel on the coast of Hawaii is the only place in the world that has resident Manta Rays that consistently come to feed at the same locations throughout the year. Hawaii Manta Rays have a wingspan of 4-16 feet across and can weigh up to 1000 pounds. Unlike other rays, Mantas have no teeth, stinger or barbs, so they are completely safe to be around. They are filter feeders, with plankton as their only source of food. Lights are placed in the water, which attract the plankton, which then attracts the Mantas. Along the west coast over 250 Manta Rays have been identified since 1979. The sight of these gentle giants is breathtaking and the experience of swimming with these large, peaceful creatures is exhilarating.


  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Small-group tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Snorkel gear included

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You and your group will travel along the coast around sunset. Upon reaching the Manta Ray site your guide will give a thorough briefing about the Mantas and how to get the most out of your Manta experience while keeping yourself and the Mantas safe. Watching the Mantas in their ballet below you will be one of the absolute highlights of your life! The sheer size and gracefulness of these creatures is incredible.

After being suited up with your snorkel gear, the group will do a short swim while holding onto one large flotation board mounted with lights to the manta viewing area. Once you reach this area you will essentially hang out while holding onto the board, watching the mantas acrobatics below you. After your snorkel experience, we have snacks and beverages for you to enjoy as we travel back along the coast.

Inclusions for Manta Ray Night Snorkel Big Island Hawaii

  • Snorkel equipment
  • Short Wetsuits
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water

Exclusions for Manta Ray Night Snorkel Big Island Hawaii

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

You will have to sign a Complete Release of Liability form prior to boarding the vessel and participating in any of the charters, no exceptions

Must be able to swim competently

Must be able to climb a ladder

Must not weigh over 275 pounds.

Must not have any neck or back injuries.

Must not have had any major surgery in the past 12 months.

Must be at least 6 years old.

Must always have children supervised by a family member in the water or on the boat.

For our Manta charters, bring a towel and a jacket or sweatshirt for after the snorkel as the ride back to the harbor can feel a little chilly.

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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6 Traveler Reviews

  • This is pretty unique tour. Only a two companies go to the spot near the Mauna Kea beach hotel to do snorkeling and scuba to see the manta rays. The boat trip was short and just fine. The snorkel portion lasted about an hour or so with us in the water observing fish and the manta rays coming to feed under the lights designed to draw them to the area.
    Well worth the time, money and experience

  • WOW! Sums it up pretty well. We used Liquid Hawaii for this tour. Our captain and crew, Chad and Grace were wonderful. They were very personable and helped us out in every way. They explained how everything would go, what to expect and there were no surprises other then the amazing experience.There were only 4 of us on the boat which made it a more personal experience. We snorkeled above as a majestic 7 foot Manta Ray fed below us and conducted barrel rolls underneath coming just inches for us. It was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend this adventure to everyone!

  • Fantastic service, shame only 1 Mata Ray turned up lol. Was a great experience

  • This tour is an amazing experience. Would recommend it to young and old.

  • June 15, 2016. The Manta Ray Night Snorkel was the best activity of our whole vacation! For 4 people who had no snorkel experience and were a bit nervous, we were met by 3 of the nicest and most understanding and supportive guides Matt, Dave and James. They explained what we were in for and put us all at ease. They helped us along every step of the way from getting on the boat, setting us up with the proper gear, educating us about the Manta Rays, helping us in the water, and giving us an experience of a lifetime! Thank you!

  • Liquid hawaii passed us on to wahine charters who did an amazing job. We saw three manta rays in one hour. Tim and Shane were great and I highly recommend this tour!

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