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Snorkel with Manta Rays Guaranteed
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Embark on an evening adventure and swim near Hawaii’s manta rays. Start the tour with a sunset sail on a comfortable trimaran to ‘Manta Ray Village’. After a safety briefing, put on your snorkel gear and spend an hour in the water using a state-of-the-art, lit up flotation device to stay on the water’s surface and observe the manta rays bellow as they feed on plankton. Finally climb aboard the boat and warm up with hot chocolate and snacks as you return to shore.
  • Take a sunset cruise on the luxurious trimaran Hokulani with drinks and snacks offered onboard
  • Sail to ‘Manta Ray Village’ to observe the tropical ocean giants in their natural habitat
  • Float on the water’s surface on a one-of-a-kind “manta floatation device”and see the creatures down below
  • Feel secure with an expert led safety briefing and use of all snorkel gear
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Wetsuits, Masks, and Snorkels Provided (fins not needed)
Use of Snorkelling equipment
Filtered Water
Soda/Pop
Gratuities are not included but greatly appreciated
Due to safety concerns we do not allow full face masks on our tours
Keauhou Bay , Keauhou Bay, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI 96740, USA

Check in 15 minutes prior to departure at the Sea Paradise Van located at Keauhou Bay at the end of 78-7130 Kaleiopapa Street continuing past the boat ramps. You may find parking along Kaleiopapa Street and it will be approximately a 5 minute walk to the pier.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Sea Paradise
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Snorkel with Manta Rays Guaranteed?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Snorkel with Manta Rays Guaranteed?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Snorkel with Manta Rays Guaranteed?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Snorkel with Manta Rays Guaranteed.

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star-5
Rays and Crew are the Best
savagemjo
, Aug. 2022
Wow! Seeing the Manta Rays was amazing!! The crew was attentive and we felt completely safe viewing them. It seemed Sea Paradise stayed out the longest of the other tours. We saw 4 mantas at one time. They made over 30 passes right beneath us some within inches of our faces!! Sea Paradise made it a memorable experience! Getting there early is important as parking is limited.
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2022
Aloha, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and thank you for joining the tour. We are glad to hear that you were able to enjoy snorkeling with Manta. Thank you as well for the appreciation towards our crew. Indeed, they are the best of the best. We would love to see you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Very knowledgeable crew,...
Juan_W
, Aug. 2022
Very knowledgeable crew, highly recommended , menta ray plays a fantastic show, lifetime experience. Thanks
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2022
Aloha Juan, Thank you for your great review. We are glad to hear that you had fantastic experience with us along with our friendly crew. We would love welcome you again onboard! Mahalo Nui Loa!
star-5
Needs more manta rays.
Jonathan_C
, Jul. 2022
I blew chunks. Not the operators fault. Mine for eating teriyaki chicken just before getting on the boat. At least now fish all over the mid Pacific have a taste of what we here on land enjoy...sorta reverse surf and turf. Only saw a few manta rays however. Again not operators fault.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Aloha Jonathan, Mahalo Nui Loa for taking the time to review us and share your experience. It is definitely not recommended to greet the Manta's on a full stomach. However, we're sure the fish were grateful for this! We appreciate the laughs... We are happy to hear you were able to view the mantas despite getting sick. We do hope to have the opportunity for you to try this again on your next visit to the islands. Until then, A Hui Hou & Safe Travels!
star-4
Do it! Won’t be disappointed!
Susan_A
, Jul. 2022
Crew of the Sea Paradise were outstanding. Exceptionally nice clean boat, excellent guides, super kind and helpful. If you have motion sickness, be advised, floating on the surface of rolling waves. Saw 4 mantas cruise by, as well as lots of other wee fish.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Aloha Susan, Thank you so much for taking some time to write us a wonderful feedback. I do agree that our crew are exceptionally amazing when it comes to making our guests happy, providing their needs and making them feel that their safety is a priority. We would love to see you again on your next sea adventure. Mahalo! Mahalo!
star-5
Must-do in Big island, Nice team
Hanseul_C
, Jul. 2022
Manta rays were magical and elegant! The second photo is how close you might get to the manta rays. The guides were professional, and I felt safe during the entire trip. I went in early July at 9 pm and I didn't feel cold in the water. The wet suits help definitely too.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Aloha, Mahalo for taking the time to review us and for sharing your experience. We are ecstatic you enjoyed the company of the crew and Manta's! They are truly magical. We hope you'll think of us on future visits to the Big Island. Until then, A Hui Hou
star-5
Spectacular, unique experience!
Alyssa_K
, Jul. 2022
WOW! What a unique and unbelievable experience!!! We went on the second (later) excursion and it was so worth it!! By the time we were getting into the water, most of the other boats were leaving - giving us more exclusive time with the Mantas! Our captain told us to expect 3 Mantas on a good night. We had 9!!!!! All various sizes, gliding everywhere! The Mantas get very, very close and personal, so I would not do this if you’re timid even around gentle giants such as these (no teeth, barbs, stingers), they are very docile & majestic. There really is no time for learning to snorkel, so I recommend learning how before you come. They put you in a wetsuit, so if you have your own- bring it. We were able to get incredible video with a go pro and with our iPhone in a waterproof sleeve. The crew was also really knowledgeable about the Mantas, very nice, and helpful! Come prepared to tip- they take cash and Venmo.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Aloha Alyssa, Mahalo Nui Loa for taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with the Manta Rays and that the crew and captain were able to make that time more enjoyable. They certainly do get very up close and personal which make this experience even more amazing. We hope you can join us again next time you are on island. Mahalo for choosing SeaParadise and A Hui Hou!
star-5
Highly Recommend
Taylor_B
, Jun. 2022
Loved this activity! The employees were so friendly and helpful. AND the manta rays were so cool!! Only suggest for those comfortable in the water.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Aloha Taylor, Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time aboard HokuNui with the crew and captain. As well as your time with our gentle giants in the ocean. Mahalo for choosing SeaParadise and A Hui Hou!
star-5
Mantas at night
Opher_A
, Jun. 2022
The Capt and crew were very knowledgeable and helpful. The experience was incredible. Lots of mantas swam right up to us, and we had so much fun.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Aloha and Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with the manta rays and we hope you will join us again for another ocean adventure. Mahalo for choosing SeaParadise and A Hui Hou!
star-5
Absolutely must do!
Ashley_C
, May 2022
We continued our adventures late the first night and went snorkeling with Manta Reys! Always heard great things about it, but WOW! We saw about 7-8 Manta Reys in the ocean on night 1. What an incredible sight! Not only were they ginormous, but so graceful and beautiful swimming around us. Inches from our face! It was a quick ride to the spot, enjoyed a good amount of time under water too. I have no photos, but I will never forget this experience. Thank you @seaparadisehawaii & @viatortravel ☺️
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Aloha Ashley, We are honored to be a part of your memories. We appreciate you taking the time to review us! They are truly magical, especially in that volume of numbers. We hope to see you soon, maybe for a daytime tour to Kealakekua Bay next? :)
star-5
Well worth your time and money!
Kristopher_H
, May 2022
This adventure was phenomenal! The boat we road was beautiful and the crew was fantastic to make it such a wonderful time. I was so nervous but they made it easy and I felt very safe in their care!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha, We are so happy to hear of your experience. Thanks for choosing Sea Paradise for you Manta Ray adventures. We hope to see you soon, maybe for a daytime tour to Kealakekua Bay next? :)
star-5
Highly recommend
Anusha_S
, Apr. 2022
Sea paradise was great, the crew was really helpful throughout the night, I was a little nervous to go out into the deep sea in the middle of the night,, but the crew put me at ease with their knowledge and preparedness. They even made a hot beverage after the adventure for all the travelers.. An unforgettable experience, got to see over 4 manta rays and other fish.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Aloha, Thank you for sharing you r experience and thank you for the wonderful review. We are very at ease on how our crew take care of our guests, indeed they are the best. We are glad that you were happy with our dear marine life species Manta. See you again. Mahalo!
star-5
Awesome!!!!!
Tim_H
, Apr. 2022
What an amazing experience! Would highly recommend!! The crew & captain were awesome. Very knowledgeable & very personable! We were impressed with the whole experience!!!!
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Aloha Tim, Thank you for giving us a great review. I do agree that our Captains and crew are the best, when it comes to making our guests happy and knowledge and informations that hey do share to our guests. Thank you once again for booking with us. See you on your next sea adventure. Mahalo!
star-5
Amazing!
Victoria_J
, Dec. 2021
This tour is amazing! We saw 4-5 different manta rays from beginning to end. Sea paradise provided everything we needed! The crew was so kind and knowledgeable. We had such a great time! I would definitely recommend!
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2021
Aloha Victoria, Thank you for giving us a great review. We are glad to hear that you had an amazing experience with us. Our Captains and crew truly love to see people enjoying their time with us and sharing some facts about marine life. We truly appreciate that you were able to recognize their efforts. Mahalo for joining us and A Hui Hou!
star-5
The perfect ending to a beautiful trip!
Justin_G
, Oct. 2021
Absolutely amazing, our last night on the Big Island, it turned out to be the perfect topping for an extraordinary week! Wow, everyone was great! Captain, you have a great crew!
icon Response from Host , Oct. 2021
Aloha Justin, We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our crew and your time with the manta's! Mahalo Nui Loa for joining us, we hope to see you soon :)
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star-5
An experience of a lifetime!
Kat
, Sep. 2021
An unbelievable experience! The manta rays are so graceful (and huge) and you see them so close! I am so glad that we did not miss this!
icon Response from Host , Sep. 2021
Aloha Kat, Mahalo Nui Loa for taking the time to review us and thinking of us for viewing the Manta Rays. They are truly magical! We hope you'll think of us for your future snorkel adventures :)
star-5
Best Adventure Ever with Sea Paradise
Tera_K
, Aug. 2021
I would highly recommend Sea Paradise for night time snorkeling with manta rays. The boat was nice and clean and the crew was friendly, informative, and funny. They provided everything you needed to be comfortable, including a wetsuit. It was a short ride to the swimming site and after a little instruction we were in the water floating next to a light board. Within seconds there was 4-5 rays swimming all around us and doing barrel rolls. It was so amazing to see them swimming below us. My 8 year old keep saying “oh my gosh this is so cool”. And it really was! If your on the Big Island you MUST look up Sea Paradise with Captain Morgan and night swim with the manta rays. Bucket list item for sure and I will be back again!
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2021
Aloha! We have got to agree with your 8-year-old, the mantas really are SO COOL! We're happy to hear you both had such a great experience on the water with the hilarious and knowledgeable Captain Morgan. Please join us next time you're on the island!
star-5
The experience was great....
Nichole_E
, Aug. 2021
The experience was great. The crew were amazing and very helpful. Went with family. We would highly recommend
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2021
Aloha! We were so happy to host you and your family on the water, mahalo for joining us!
star-4
Sweet memory
Sherri_B
, Jun. 2021
My husband had the most delighted look on his face as he described seeing four manta rays. We also appreciated the care we experienced whenever we shared a need.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2021
Aloha Sherri, We appreciate you taking the time to review us. The manta ray activities always come highly recommended. Mahalo for joining us, we hope to see you on your future visits.
star-5
Inches from gorgeous mantas!!
Lyndsey_C
, Jun. 2021
The reviews saying you get to see mantas inches away aren’t kidding!! It was an incredible experience. At first we didn’t see too many mantas, and then we connected our lights with another tour and the mantas came rolling in- literally. They would do barrel rolls right in front of you. You aren’t supposed to touch the mantas, they get so close though!! The crew did a good job of working with the other groups to optimize the experience. Quick breakdown- you sail out and watch the sunset, and then learn the ins and outs of why the mantas are in the area and the rules for floating with them. It’s an verbal easy process and the entire ship’s crew was extremely helpful and great to be around. This tour will come highly recommend to all visiting the area- the takeaways are unmatched and one of a kind!
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2021
Aloha Lyndsey, Thankyou so much for your detailed review! We are so happy to hear your experience was one of a kind. They are such beautiful marine species whom also sometime aren't aware of what personal space is. This is what make it so incredible. We hope we'll get the opportunity to have you join us in the near future, maybe for one of our daytime tours next? :) Mahalo Nui Loa
star-5
Amazing experience!!
Stephani_J
, Jun. 2021
This was an awesome once in a lifetime experience!! The rays swoop in within inches of you and it’s so unbelievable! The tour operators were great - kind, helpful and informative. I was a little worried when they started off handing out ginger chews - not a good sign for sea sickness. Water is a bit choppy when you’re floating in the water. Our family was fine but there were a couple in our trip that were sick. The crew handled it well - very unobtrusive to the rest of the group and didn’t impact our experience at all. Our family all agreed that we were ready to be done about 15 minutes earlier than the end time - but then we would have missed a final loop by 2 rays! Worth it in the end!! Also recommend taking a jacket because it’s chilly after you get out of the water.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2021
Aloha Stephanie, Thank you for your feedback and detailed review! We are so happy you enjoyed the manta experience just as much as we do. A light sweatshirt for afterwards is definitely a great recommendation :) We hope to have the pleasure of you joining us in the future, maybe for a daytime tour next?

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