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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.
74 Kealakehe Pkwy , 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.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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.

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  • "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

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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 :)
star-5
Captain Buddha is the Manta Whisperer
Shauna_C
, Oct 2021
Captain Buddha went the extra mile to ensure we had a great experience. We stopped once and saw 2 mantas. He had a feeling there was a better viewing area a short distance away, and he was right! 7 mantas, schools of fish, and the scuba divers’ lights shining from below. This was my 3rd manta night dive, and it was the best by far.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Yep! I keep trying to tell everyone Buddha really is the Manta Whisperer 😁 So glad you had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharring
star-5
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome
Daniela_Z
, Oct 2021
Incredible how close the Manta rays come. The crew was great and professional. We would highly recommend this trip
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much for joining us and taking the time to leave a review :)!
star-5
Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!
Nikki_S
, Oct 2021
This trip is worth every penny! Buddha & Kris hooked us up with an unforgettable manta ray ballet performance. We will never forget this experience. It’s not everyday you will be belly to belly with a manta ray.
star-5
Awesome Mantas!!!
Gordon_S
, Sep 2021
This was an awesome manta ray experience! Being on the ocean after dark, the myriad of stars in the sky as we motored back afterwards, and MANY mantas swirling beneath us in their underwater ballet *** magical! The boat, Buddha and Captain Kris were great and made the whole experience safe and comfortable. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Stars, Mantas, and dolphins OH MY! Ok sorry added in some dolphins but sounded fitting. Thank you for this magical review ❤
star-5
INCREDIBLE
Suzanne_S
, Sep 2021
It was so awesome I couldn't wipe the smile off my face. The 2 guys are amazing, will totally do again
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks Suzan for joining us! So glad you were full of smiles. Hearing that makes our day :)
star-5
manta rays 20 cm close
Stefanie_K
, Sep 2021
We saw many manta rays and they came very close. It was a truly memorable experience! The boat ride was really nice too and we saw many stars and a beautiful moonrise on the way back. Snacks and drinks were also provided.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Glad you enjoyed our beautiful skies full of stars 💙

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