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Kailua-Kona, United States
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Have a unique Big Island experience snorkeling with manta rays on this tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll take a short cruise out to the manta site, where you’ll watch the beautiful Hawaiian sunset before dipping into the water to watch the manta rays up close. All necessary equipment will be provided for your excursion, as well as light refreshments and snacks to enjoy on board. Your tour will conclude at its original departure point. If you don't see manta rays on this excursion, book again for another night--no charge.
  • Snorkel with manta rays on this Big Island adventure led by an expert guide
  • Watch the Kona sunset before dipping into the water
  • Sit back with light refreshments and snacks on board the boat
  • Enjoy complimentary use of all snorkel equipment
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Live commentary on board
Professional guide
For snorkeling option: Snorkeling gear, jacket style wetsuit top, floatation device
Light refreshments including snacks and bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off
GoPro rental (upon availability -call to reserve)

Departure Point

74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must have previous snorkeling experience
  • Must be comfortable in the water, be comfortable using floatation if needed (we have Ride Along option available for non-swimmers)
  • Must be in good health and fit condition, must be able to climb a short ladder
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled by the supplier, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Recommended to bring towel, clothes for change, sweatshirt or light jacket
  • Age restriction: minimum age allowed is 2 years old; maximum age allowed is 70 years old (unless approved by the supplier)
  • Not recommended for participants with back or neck problems or injuries within the last 3 years
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers in an advanced pregnancy
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hang Loose Boat Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Night Manta Ray Adventure?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Night Manta Ray Adventure.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Night Manta Ray Adventure?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Night Manta Ray Adventure.
What is the maximum group size during Night Manta Ray Adventure?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Night Manta Ray Adventure.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Whether you can swim or not does not matter as you will be provided numerous safety device to ensure your encounter." See review
  • "If you get sea sick, take something before leaving shore." See review
  • "Word of advice, bring something warm to cover up for the 20 minute boat ride back to the harbor, it's a little chilly." See review


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A MUST due on the island
, Jun 2021
By far the most amazing thing we did on Kona Island. The crew was great provided drinks and snacks the whole time The manta rays were huge. There were six of them while we were there and they do swim right up under you. They provided nice wetsuit tops and ended your trip with a hot shower on the boat which was welcomed.
Amazing lifetime experience!
, Jun 2021
Amazing life experience 😭 definitely a must do while on the big island ! Bring warm clothes after to be comfortable on the way back (: Also remember to relax and enjoy every single moment of the beautiful manta rays!
Don’t Miss Snorkeling with Mantas
, Jun 2021
The experience was AWESOME! Jacob and Adam made sure everyone was well taken care of! They took us to a spot where we saw several mantas and thousands of tiny silvery fish. It was like being in a fantasy world! I would highly recommend Hang Loose and the Moonlight Snorkeling with Mantas excursion!
Amazing once in a lifetime experience.
, Jun 2021
Well worth it! Simon and his crew were very hospitable and knowledgeable about the manta rays. Considering this is the only place in the world we’re you can do this, I would recommend this experience to anyone!
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Night snorkel with Manta rays
, Jun 2021
Great crew, Capt. Simon, Danny, Ula, and Kenny. They set up all lights and boards for us first, so we had manta rays as soon as we hit the water. Just a caution for those who have trouble with motion sickness, it's about a 20-25 minute ride to the bay we went to north of Honokahau Harbor, and the crew has to load all equipment before leaving the snorkel site, so be prepared, but truly an unbelievable experience!
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A unique experience
, Jun 2021
This was really a fantastic choice for us because it was such a unique experience. Nothing like we had ever done before. The guide/owner and his co-workers were fantastic. They were very laid back and super helpful. Everything was going to be okay, and they assured you of that from the very first moment. We all got outfitted with our gear and then got on the boat and took the short 25-minute boat ride out to the location where the manta rays would be. There were other boats there when we arrived and that was just fine because we parked a ways away. The other workers on the boat jumped in the water to locate where the manta rays were. They're attracted to the blue light due to their constant experiences with associating that with safety and feeding so it was just a matter of locating where the manta rays were and drawing them near. The workers set out floats on the water that had lights attached to them and then everyone (with a wetsuit top provided) made their way out to the floats to hang on to the perimeter of them and float while the rays swam under us. They placed noodles under your feet so you would not accidentally kick one of the rays. As multiple rays passed by under us, some 10 ft or more in span, they would barrel roll right underneath your face and it was truly amazing. We did go in June and the water was tolerable but cool because it was at night. The wetsuits helped tremendously with that, but of course you could only tolerate it for so long in comfort. Overall every detail was considered, even down to having a warm shower and snacks as you got back on the boat, and we would absolutely do it all over again!
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Must do off a lifetime
, Jun 2021
Off the charts, fun staff. Informative and professional. Recommend 100% lucky for us the Mantas loved our lights and plankton comoning within inches dozens of time
Amazing experience
, Jun 2021
My daughter had a great time. She saw 7 enormous manta rays feeding. It was an amazing experience for her.
, Jun 2021
Incredible experience! The rays are amazing and came right up to us many times. The captain and crew were very professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and went out of their way to be sure we were comfortable in and out of the water.
Best thing to do in Hawaii
, Jun 2021
The crew was awesome, very professional. The Mantas was so close, she even touched me few times. Awesome experience.

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