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Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii

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Kailua-Kona, United States
Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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

After turning into the harbor, TAKE the very first road to the RIGHT. Follow the road, pass Gentry's Kona Marine and a small gas station -Sea Store and Deli on the left, then TURN LEFT. As you drive in, you will see a small brown roof building to the right (restrooms). Meet crew under the pavilion.

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
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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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 on the Big Island, Hawaii?
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 on the Big Island, Hawaii.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii?
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 on the Big Island, Hawaii.

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Traveler Tips

  • "The water can get cold so keep that in mind." See review
  • "Whether you can swim or not does not matter as you will be provided numerous safety device to ensure your encounter." See review
  • "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!" See review


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Great experience
, Jan 2022
The caption and crew are very fun and accommodating. Very neat experience that you can’t get anywhere else in the world!
What a wonderful...
, Jan 2022
What a wonderful adventure! Great crew and awesome experience. Well worth the price even if you are not a proficient swimmer.
Wonderful experience
, Jan 2022
It was amazing! I've never been that close to any marine life that big!!! It made my trip!! My guide was highly knowledgeable about the mantas and even though I have VERY limited swimming experience I felt safe the whole time. Would highly recommend!!
, Jan 2022
Awesome experience. Best thing we did on vacation in Kona. Saw tons of mantas and they swam so close to us
Magnificent Mantas
, Jan 2022
We went out with the crew of the Hang Loose vessel, the skipper was Jake and his mate was Adam Gundersen (who was an absolute legend). Adam was knowledgeable and confident and that made us comfortable with the experience that was to come. After a 30 min ride southward to the waters off from the Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, we plunged into the darkness of the Pacific Ocean and swam to a floating illuminated frame which had been placed into the water by Adam moments before. The lights on the underside of the floating platform provided more than enough light to see deeply into the waters beneath us, drawing the manta rays up to our position to feed on the crypto-plankton. We were fortunate to have had at least four different mantas visit us, gliding up to within inches of us, and turning upside down as they glided past us. You are permitted to take gopros and other camera/phones, etc. The trip back to the port saw us provided with soft drinks and snacks, and some chill music. I can’t recommend this tour enough, it was a highlight of our trip to Hawaii, and Adam and Jake were brilliant - genuine guys who do their job exceptionally well, and who go out of their way to look after their guests.
Life affirming
, Jan 2022
Adam and Jacob were professional, but friendly and relaxed. It made the experience more fun, and we felt safe with them.
Don’t hesitate to go
, Jan 2022
Great experience with Adam! He ensured everyone was safe and also was pretty hilarious and lightened the mood. Best snorkeling dive in Kona!
Magical Manta Ray Night Snorkel
, Jan 2022
It was amazing! We went out on the later time and we were the only boat at the spot. The guide (I think his name was Nate) said it was the best he'd seen it in weeks. There was over 10 huge Manta's swimming under the board and towards the light. When got our of the water they had drinks abd snack for us, which was nice. My sister in law was terrified at first but she ended up loving it! Would definitely recommend !
A-MANTA-MAZING Adventure-Big Island, HI
, Jan 2022
Capt Jacob and Adam provided A-MANTA-MAZING adventure. Great guides. Adam’s assistance allowed me have a phenomenal experience to swim with manta rays! I was afraid to get into the water and Capt and Adam calmed that fear. We saw many of these gentle giants swim around us!!! Highly recommend this company for excursions! 1-14-21🌺👍
I was really nervous but...
, Jan 2022
I was really nervous but it ended up being so cool and totally worth it!! We had a great time and it was one of the coolest things that we did on the trip!

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