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Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group

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Kailua-Kona, United States
Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Summon your courage and plunge into the waters off Kailua-Kona to swim with manta rays. During this 2-hour tour during sunset or after dark, slip on the provided wet suit and snorkel gear and follow your expert instructor into the water. Watch as the enormous vegetarian animals, some with wingspans of 20 feet (6 meters), swim in graceful loops around you, taking in clouds of plankton for their evening meal. All gear and light snacks and refreshments are provided. Choose between sunset and evening snorkel tours; manta ray sightings are guaranteed or you can do a second outing for free.
  • Swim and snorkel with docile, graceful manta rays
  • Snorkel gear and wetsuit provided
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Guaranteed manta ray sightings or come back for free
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Snacks
Snorkel Gear, Flotation Devices
Wet Suits
Gratuities
Towel and Warm clothes such as sweater or windbreaker.

Departure Point

74 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

HONOKOHAU HARBOR. We will text you the day of the tour so you have detailed directions of the meeting location. Manta Boat #1 and Manta Boat #2 depart in slightly different areas.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Weight restriction: 275 lbs
  • Please wear a swimsuit
  • Bring a towel
  • Bring warm clothes to throw on after snorkeling (it can get chilly on the return ride)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Pregnant women are NOT permitted on this tour.
  • No children under 5 years of age
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY C Big Island LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


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Traveler Tips


  • "Wouldn't recommend for non swimmer or inexperienced snorkelers unless really calm conditions." See review
  • "Wear a wetsuit though, cause being in water without swimming gets cold quick." See review
  • "Very hard to climb back in for older folks or not very physically fit!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great family experience!
Laura_P
, Oct 2021
One of the best experiences we have ever done as a family! Awesome captain and crew! We saw several manta rays and had two come right up to us and flip.
star-5
An experience of a lifetime!
Nancy_M
, Oct 2021
Chris and Buddha were great. They took time to speak to each of us, provided needed equipment and explained how our experience will proceed safely. We saw many manta’s up close. Thanks to Buddha. He really knows and understands manta rays behaviors It was a trip of a lifetime. I wish I had a video as one can’t describe how awesome it was to be so close to these beautiful creatures.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you Nancy for sharing your experience! So glad you fully enjoyed :)
star-5
Up close with Mantas
Andrew_F
, Oct 2021
Great time getting up close with the manta rays. Would definitely recommend for anyone on the Big Island
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for joining us glad you were able to experience our beautiful manta rays.
star-5
Awesome!!
Joann_C
, Oct 2021
Chris and Buddha were amazing!! I was a little nervous but they explained everything. It was a great experience, Buddha did a amazing job getting the mana rays barrel rolling. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Aloha Joann, so glad you calmed the nerves and enjoyed the mantas! Thank you for the review :)
star-5
Barrel roll magic
Melynda_R
, Oct 2021
The captain was fantastic in getting the mantas to barrel roll at our location. It was unforgettable. Perfect.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
So glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing your experience 🧡
star-5
This is the crew to book!
Charles_J
, Oct 2021
Kris and Buddha provided an exceptional experience! Buddha’s enticed 4 mantas to our board with one manta doing 3 rolls multiple times just six inches from us. Kris stayed after to offer snorkeling tips with recommendations to local beaches. Can’t recommend them more highly!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
So glad you enjoyed Kris and Buddha! Hope you got some great beaches :) Really appreciate the review
star-4
Love Mantas
Debra_L
, Oct 2021
We saw Mantas immediately and a very large seal. The experience was awesome but was cold. I’ve done this tour before and was offered wet suits which was more comfortable in the water. Not sure if this was cov19 related. Would have been nice to know.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Aloha Debra, your tour included the wet suites. They are hanging right at the check-in location. I'm not sure why you wouldn't have been given one. I apologize and am glad you enjoyed the beautiful manta rays!
star-5
Amazing
Wesley_G
, Oct 2021
Buddha really knows how to bring in the rays. Had 3 getting in close enough to graze my shirt while other tours they were 5’ away or more.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
He really does know how to call the mantas LOL Thank you for sharing your experience with others :)
star-5
Magical experience. Very worthwhile
Tyler_C
, Oct 2021
Captain Trevor and crew were the best hosts. Very fun and informative. One of my favorite HI experiences to date. The manta rays put on the best show :)
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Wow thank you Tyler! So glad it was a wonderful experience for you ❤
star-5
Amazing adventure
Froylan_M
, Oct 2021
30 Anniversary celebration vacation , it was amazing awe inspiring. These massive creatures come right underneath us rolling there bodies. We had six around us at one time
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for joining us! Really appreciate the review :)

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