Manta Ray Night Snorkel From Kona

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Departure time varies depending on season.   January Departs 5:45pm and returns 7:15pm  February - March Departs 6:15pm and returns 7:45pm  April - August Departs 6:30.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The manta ray night snorkel was voted "one of the top 10 things to do in your life" by the Travel Channel! Experience the Kona manta ray snorkel yourself and see what all the fuss is about. You'll journey only five minutes off the Big Island's west coast to reach the snorkeling site. As the vessel's diving lights shine through the crystal-clear water, these gentle giants arrive to feed on plankton. This is an event for those who are 7 years of age and up, and have had previous snorkeling experience and are confident swimming in the dark.

Highlights

  • Snorkel gear included
  • Close encounter with wildlife

Know More about this tour

Although you are able to view mantas during daylight hours, they feed most actively at night when many plankton rises towards the water's surface. By using dive lights that are safe for the mantas, you'll be able to attract and get close to the mantas.

Unlike sting rays, mantas are very gentle and don't have teeth, stingers or barbs. These big and beautiful animals are truly amazing, boasting wingspans that can exceed 15 feet (4.5 meters) in width! They are completely safe to be around, so hop aboard for the aquatic experience of a lifetime!

Inclusions

Manta ray night snorkel

Use of snorkel equipment, wetsuit and instruction

Warm soup, bread rolls, snack mix and hot drinks

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop off

Beer and Wine (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Jan-2018

    This was one of the most amazing experiences I have had. We saw around half a dozen different manta rays, sometimes alone and sometimes swimming in groups. Some of them came extremely close to us, even inches away from my face. Some of them swam together, almost in synchronized fashion. It was mesmerizing. Keep in mind that even though wetsuits are provided, the water was quite cold. The staff was great about helping people that wanted to get back to the boat rather than spending the full hour available in the water although I recommend staying as some of the most amazing encounters we had were near the end of the hour! The warm soup and hot chocolate when we got out of the water were the perfect way to cap off the experience.

  • 07-Jan-2018

    Seeing the manta rays feed was one of the most unique and incredible travel experiences I have ever had. The tour ran very smoothly and the crew was lovely. Highly recommend!

  • 01-Nov-2017

    This tour was amazing!

  • 30-Oct-2017

    This company does it the best. They have a special lighting set up that attracts the mantas and makes for comfortable viewing.

  • 11-Sep-2017

    The trip is great, but I am an experience diver, so being restricted to watch them from the surface is a bit annoying. I did enjoy the amazing approaches and acrobatics of the Manta Ray it was only one unfortunately and this is one of the cleverest tours I have even been. You are almost guarantee to see the rays as the lights attracted them to feed the plankton underneath.

  • 22-Aug-2017

    Totally amazing! Such a great experience! We would highly recommend as this was our favorite!

  • 16-Aug-2017

    Awesome, once in a lifetime experience. Wet suits were provided as well as snorkel gear. Shortly after the boat anchored and put out the lights, mantas were already showing up. The rays get very close and create excellent picture opportunities if you have an underwater phone/camera case. Afterward, hot cocoa, soup, and bread are made available to help you warm up. Highly recommended for anyone staying on the Big Island.

  • 07-Aug-2017

    There are several options of tours and we had the best! the biggest boat, best lighting to bring in the Manta Rays. As a certified scuba diver for over 50 years I give this experience a 10 out of 10. The crew was friendly, informative and beyond helpful as my wife has never been in the Ocean or snorkeled one of the dive crew stayed with her for her duration of the experience. After words to have hot soup which was incredible, hot chocolate ready to warm us up was a real treat. Bring your GoPro camera I got an hour ballet of three incredible Mantas so close the big one brushed against me several times and at 16 feet wide she was a beautiful. This is a must do when in Hawaii

  • 18-Jul-2017

    What a fantastic experience! Definetly worth every penny! A once in a lifetime experience for us! I would highly recommend taking gravol or some type of motion-sickness pill before getting on the boat as you are floating/bobbing in the sea and on the boat for a very long time. Both my husband and I were quite sick after but so worth the amazing experience of being up close and personal with these beautiful creatures! One came so close that I felt it brush against my arm. Wow!

  • 16-Jul-2017

    This tour was incredible! I was very impressed that we got to see these amazing animals so up close and personal. The night time boat crew were friendly and informative. It was a little confusing as to where the boat launch was, but we found it after asking around. I would highly recommend this tour.

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