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Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel At Manta Village, Kona, Hawaii

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Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel At Manta Village, Kona, Hawaii
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icon1 hour  (approx.)
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Overview

Get up close with Hawaii’s graceful manta rays during this nighttime snorkel experience along the Kona coast with a small group. Watch these gentle giants as they swoop and dive for plankton just below the surface during their evening feeding. An on-board manta ray specialist, along with a certified swim guide, ensure an informative and safe experience.
  • Snorkel with graceful manta rays as they feed on plankton after dark
  • On-board manta naturalist adds unique insight into the creatures' feeding habits and behavior
  • Included snacks, drinks, souvenir photos, and snorkel gear
  • Small group trip limited to no more than 12 guests
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Professional guide
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Local taxes
Wetsuit (optional)
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Transportation to/from attractions
78-7130 Kaleiopapa St , 78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Please meet us at Keauhou Harbor, 30 minutes prior to your time of departure. When you arrive at the harbor, we'll be parked near the boat dock. Look for a white van with lights on top. It can be difficult to find us in the dark, so please call if you don't immediately see us.

This activity will end right where it started.
Board your boat at Keauhou Harbor in the evening, allowing you to reach the manta snorkeling site just in time for sunset. You’ll get a short introduction to the feeding habits of these wondrous creatures from your on-board naturalist as you travel to the snorkel site.

Once you arrive, grab your snorkel gear and get ready to experience this one-of-a-kind natural phenomenon. Snorkeling is optional, so those who choose to remain on board are free to enjoy the sunset. Those who choose to snorkel will jump in the water and grab onto a ‘light board,’ which helps attract plankton to its glowing surface. A certified swim guide will be nearby to help in the unlikely event there are any issues..

Soon the mantas will begin their aquatic ballet, swooping and diving through the water as they feed on the plankton attracted to this site. When your snorkel time is up, head back to your original starting point. You’ll leave your trip with unforgettable memories of this unexpected natural phenomenon.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must be able to swim without the assistance of a floatation device.
  • A ticket is required for all passengers, regardless of age or whether they are entering the water.
  • Maximum weight of 280 pounds per traveler.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with neck problems.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Hawaii Oceanic
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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips


  • "I had a hip replacement so I would not recommend the trip for those with limited mobility because getting in the boat was fine but climbing out and back in was daunting enough to keep me in the boat." See review
  • "We highly recommend this activity if you are in Kona." See review
  • "This is for sure a must do for anyone that goes to the big island." See review

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star-5
So cool!
sherylkhill
, Jul. 2022
This tour is very cool. The guide was enthusiastic! We saw 4-6 rays in the water. The high light was when one brushed against us!
star-5
Such caring people- they...
Geetha_S
, Jul. 2022
Such caring people- they absolutely made us feel comfortable even when two of us got nauseous, helped us with the equipment and we had a phenomenal experience. Highly recommend
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-4
“Manta Magnificent”
Joseph_F
, Jul. 2022
When the Mantas “swooped” up under and around the floating board and passed within inches of our party! The grace, size, speed of the manta rays was impressive!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
must do!
Sushil_M
, Jun. 2022
Amazing experience. We saw so many mantas up close (hardly an inch away). The tour guides were helpful and kept us feeling safe. Highly recommended!
star-5
Fabulous!
Stacey
, Jun. 2022
The mantas were amazing! They came up sooo close! It has been on my bucket list for years and did not disappoint! Cautionary note: the water was rough and if you get seasick, this is not for you.
star-5
Awesome experience!
Millie_K
, Jun. 2022
Was the craziest experience ever!! The mantas put on a great show for us even touched my bf and I a couple times! Would definitely recommend!!!
star-5
Spectacular
Jennifer_B
, Jun. 2022
The manta rays put on a cool show for us all! The instructions were easy to follow and we all felt safe while in the water.
star-5
Exposure Therapy at it’s Finest
Rory_O
, Jun. 2022
I went to get over my fear of open water and it was the best decision I’ve ever made! I felt very safe from our tour guides being in the water but also very vulnerable when a creature that large is around you! So refreshing to feel like you’re in THEIR environment. This activity really enables one to zoom out and have a totally different perspective
star-5
Coolest group tour ever.
Lindsey_P
, Jun. 2022
This was a really fun night snorkel experience! We saw many beautiful manta rays. Cannot recommend enough!
star-5
Fantastic Experience!! Felt Safe throughout.
Brian_K
, Jun. 2022
We were able to see several manta rays circling below us and 2 mantas brushed up against our arms and hands which was a scary and thrilling experience. I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting a memorable experience from Hawaii.
star-5
The most amazing...
Timothy_B
, Jun. 2022
The most amazing experience we’ve ever had on an excursion! So kind, helpful, safe and FUN! You will not only see them, but up close like an inch away! MUST DO!
star-5
Amazing experience
Jacqueline_F
, Jun. 2022
It was an amazing experience. The crew was wonderful and very informative. The manta rays came so close they brushed against us. The experience of a lifetime!
star-3
Great guide, broken snorkel
Jason_P
, Jun. 2022
Great overall experience getting up close and personal with the mantas. The guide, Hunter was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming. The reason I’m giving it three stars was that the equipment wasn’t great (had to ask for two replacement snorkels just in my family of four) and my snorkel actually had a hole in it that I didn’t realize until I was in the water. This led to me having to spit out salt water and pull myself up after one breath so I wasn’t able to enjoy it as much as I would have. At the time, I thought, at least my wife or kids didn’t get this snorkel and I’m just going to hold my breath. The drop on the review was because after we got out and I handed my snorkel to the captain, i told him it was broken and his response was “it’s a good thing we already have your credit card”. I wasn’t asking for a refund and he didn’t even thank me for letting him know it was broken or say sorry about that. Overall, a great trip but soured by a broken snorkel and a captain who didn’t seem to care he has broken equipment. Hope you don’t get that snorkel if you do book with them as I don’t even know if he pulled it out of circulation.
star-5
Just a must do in a lifetime
Alan_B
, Jun. 2022
Woooooow !! We saw soooo many rays !!! The crew was really careful and knew a lot about the Ray mantas !
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
MUST DO
Paige_W
, Jun. 2022
We saw 9 mantas, it was the coolest experience I’ve ever done! It was seriously amazing and would a thousand percent do it again
star-5
Lots of Manta Rays!
Earl_R
, Jun. 2022
There were a lot of Manta Rays and they came up very close! Our guide Erik was very nice and knowledgeable and fun!
star-5
We have been waiting all...
Karon_W
, Jun. 2022
We have been waiting all year to swim with the Manta Ray's and we weren't disappointed. I must admit I was a little apprehensive about going into the water in the dark but the crew were all very supportive and helpful. I imagines that I would have to swim to the light staging in open water but they brought it close to the back of the boat. Once I saw the first Ray all my apprehension disappeared and I relaxed into the experience. We had at least nine rays around us at one point and they have no concept of social distancing, they came within inches of your body and face. Fantastic experience, handled by some amazing people. I recommend this to everyone. If I could have given ten stars 🌟 I would.
star-5
Best part of my trip
Briana_S
, Jun. 2022
I love the whole crew it was amazing and made the dive so much fun and they were all very knowledgeable.
star-5
Night after we got married
Angela_D
, Jun. 2022
We loved it! There were so many Rays around and they were right in front of our faces! An absolute must if you are visiting! Highly recommend! Hunter was excellent and informative.
star-5
Wow!!
Rick_M
, Jun. 2022
It was the highlight of our trip! We were able to see many manta rays up close!! The crew was knowledgeable and made the event a lot of fun!

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