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Kailua-Kona, United States
Night Manta Experience

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Swim among manta rays in a feeding frenzy during this unique nighttime activity in Kona. Slip into the dark water with your snorkeling guides and watch the 'manta ray ballet' as the giants appear out of the darkness to feast on the abundant plankton. Let chills run down your spine as these gentle, docile creatures, which can weigh up to 1000 lbs (450kg) and measure 16 feet (5 meters) across, swim just an arm's reach away. Use of all snorkel gear, wetsuits, and flotation devices is included.
  • Swim with giant manta rays after dark as they feed on plankton
  • Get up close and personal with these docile creatures
  • Named one of the Travel Channel's 'Top 10 Things To Do in Your Lifetime'
  • Use of all snorkel equipment, wetsuit, and flotation devices is included
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Snorkel Gear Included
Wetsuits and Flotation Devices
Hot Chocolate
Gratuities
Towels (recommended)
No transportation provided

Departure Point

78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE We are located at Keauhou Bay in Kailua-Kona Our office is located just past the driveway to the Sheraton Keauhou Resort & Spa We are a white, one-story building Park in a spot along the road there where parking is permitted

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What if we don’t see any mantas? It is an extremely rare occurrence, but if we do not see ANY manta rays on our Night Manta Experience, you are welcome to come back out with us again during the same vacation, based on availability, totally free of charge. Make sure you call us right away so that we may reschedule you!
  • NIGHT MANTA EXPERIENCE:
  • Everyone in my group can swim
  • Everyone in my group has snorkeling experience
  • Everyone in my group can climb a short ladder to re-board the boat
  • Please read and understand the manta guarantee : Manta Guarantee: If zero manta rays are seen, you are welcome back out again. Itʻs that simple. We are fortunate to see mantas almost every night, but on the rare occasion where none are sighted on your tour, Sea Quest invites you to come back out on another night at no additional cost to you, or on a confirmed afternoon snorkeling adventure at no additional charge. No refunds available.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sea Quest Hawaii
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.

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star-5
Great experience. The...
Brian_D
, Nov 2021
Great experience. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly . I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
star-5
Must see experience
Adrian_T
, Aug 2021
It was spectacular to see these majestic manta rays feeding among us. They get so close to you. I don't know where else you can do this experience but it is definitely worth it if you're on the big island. The crew was nice and welcoming and knew a lot about these rays.
star-5
Great company, very organized. Everyone loved it, a one in a lifetime experience!!
Diane_V
, Aug 2021
The manta rays were right there as soon as we got in the water. It was a memorable experience that our entire family loved!!
star-5
the best trip with my granddaughter
Patricia_O
, Aug 2021
the whole thing was a fun filled 💜💜💜💜💜💜💙💙💙💙💚💙💙💚💚💚💚 loved it hey i dont want want to write any more
star-5
Amazing and fun
Kimberly_R
, Jul 2021
The guides were great. We saw a great show from the manta rays. The fish were beautiful. So much fun.
star-5
WOW
Deanna_T
, Jun 2021
The Manta Ray’s of course, but the staff were very attentive and genuinely cared about the welfare of their clients. They were fun too!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome experience! Recommend for everyone!!
Natalie_T
, Jun 2021
When the giant manta rays swam right up to the light and got super close to you I highly recommend this for everyone, the staff is super friendly as well!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
What an experience!
Maria_C
, Jun 2021
Wow! What an experience! A once in a lifetime event. Loved every minute. My kids thought it was the highlight of the trip. Would do it again if we get back to the Big Island
star-5
Awesome
cahaberkorn
, Jun 2021
This was absolutely amazing. The entire staff were so nice, helpful and accommodating. One of the best things we have done in Kona!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Unforgettable experience
Melissa_R
, Jun 2021
Wonderful experience, saw many manta rays and they got super close! Staff was helpful and made the whole experience easy and safe.

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