Sunset Manta Ray Snorkel

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A must do while in Hawaii! It's a lifetime opportunity to see up close manta rays feeding and interacting with other ocean creatures under the neon lights. Join us for a memorable and magical moment as we watch the sunset off the horizon before a night snorkel with beautiful manta rays gracefully gliding through the water.


  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Family friendly
  • Excellent value for money
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Free snacks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Small group ensures personal service

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Begin your day with check-in on the north side of Honokohau Marina, where you'll meet your guide who will instruct you on general snorkeling safety and snorkel gear fitting. Once everyone has properly fitted their equipment, it's time for departure out into the waters.

It will be a short 20 to 30 minute cruise out into the open ocean off of the Kona coast before you get to the manta site. During your journey, you will be able to view the beautiful Hawaiian sunset. Once you arrive at the site, your guide and Captain will prepare you to go into the water to snorkel with the manta rays.

Once you have completely immersed yourself in the experience of having swam with manta rays, it will be an easy climb back onto the boat for a ride back to the harbor. During this tour all of the required equipment is provided. The vessel you will be riding on is equipped with bathroom on board, and drinks & snacks are complimentary as well.

Inclusions for Sunset Manta Ray Snorkel

  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Wetsuit top

Exclusions for Sunset Manta Ray Snorkel

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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative time or full refund

A maximum of 24 people per booking

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant women

Age restriction: minimum age allowed is 4 years old; maximum age allowed is 65 years old

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Recommended to bring towel, clothes for change, sweatshirt or light jacket

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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  • Seeing the rays was one of the highlights of being on the Big Island. The crew did a great job . We also got to see a whale an added plus. Thanks

  • Our tour was absolutely perfect! Highly recommend for any age and swimming ability or lack thereof like myself. Simon and Jacob were lovely and was more than willing to help you to the boards. We saw plenty of Manta’s and also a 12 inch tiger shark ;P which was incredible none the less. CHEEHAWWWW!

  • Our original date was rescheduled which was a good thing due to the weather. They call and let you know if it’s safe to go out. Joseph and Simon were the best! He immediately noticed I was getting sea sick (every time) kept my situation in minded. The Mante Rays was by far our favorite excursion!

  • We had an amazing experience on this tour!! Our guides were exceptional!! Highly recommend!! We saw several Manta Rays upclose!!i

  • The crew was amazing. They made you feel more than welcome. On our way to our manta snorkeling location, we stumbled across spinner dolphins and a humpback whale! It was amazing!! It took a little while to find a manta, but our crew’s persistence paid off. This is a must if you’re on the Big Island

  • Definitely a must do! We were very lucky to actually be able to see the Mantas! If you're worrying about swimming with them at night, don't be - it's such an amazing experience!

  • It's hard to give this activity a good or bad review. We went with the Hang Loose Kona company.
    Positive: The boat ride to the site during sunset was nice. Snacks, water, and juice were offered. The crew was okay although other companies we went with for other tours were much more personable. The mantas were amazing when they came by.

    Negative: The bathroom on the boat was disgusting. The rest of the items that made this trip negative were not in the control of the tour company: The waves were larger than normal making it difficult to swim and reducing visibility. This is a night activity so we got cold and could not stay out as long as some other people although the company did give everyone a half body wet suit. All tour groups go to the same manta ray feeding area, so the manta rays go from tour group to tour group to feed. There were only 2 to 3 mantas and they came to feed around us about every 5 to 10 minutes. Your role is to hang on to a semi-stationary floating board the tour guide will move it around if necessary, lay flat, float, and try not to kick. We were good swimmers but rough seas and not kicking made it difficult to keep the bottom half of our bodies from sinking. It seemed many others were having this difficulty also.

  • A MUST DO WHEN IN HAWAII!!! Would not use any other tour company except this one...loved the experience!

  • It was great fun, the crew was motivating, the manta rays even more though

  • This is indeed one of the greatest experiences you could have in your life. Seeing giant mantas up close, literally flying toward you from dark depths at great speed with their huge mouths open... That's intense, but perfectly safe. Mantas are harmless and friendly, and exceptional swimmers - doing multiple somersaults, passing within inches from you without touching. Sometimes they do touch you, probably deliberately, to show affection, and it's an incredible feeling. A ride in a high-speed boat to and from the snorkeling area was a nice bonus. Unfortunately, the crew did all they could to sour the experience. The captain used his limited acting abilities to try being funny, but was mostly obnoxious. The first mate acted like it was his first time on a boat, he kept stumbling and doing the wrong things. If that was an attempt at comedy, then it was pathetic. If it wasn't, if he really didn't know what he was doing, then that's really scary. Anyway, they promised interesting narration throughout the trip as well as the best sunset views, but basically the only narration was a mandatory safety instruction, which coincided with the sunset, making us miss it completely. Sorry, fellas, no tips for you.

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