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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Kona, Big Island

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Kailua-Kona, United States
Manta Ray Night Snorkel Kona, Big Island

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

After dark is an excellent time to see manta rays in the waters around the Island of Hawaii. Make the most of your opportunity by joining this small-group boat tour. Enjoy watching the manta rays feeding at night and snorkeling close to them.
  • Sail and see manta rays feed after dark
  • Small-group tour (maximum 16): Ensures a more personal experience
  • Learn about manta rays from your guides
  • Enjoy a hot tea on board
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Hot Tea
Short Sleeve Wetsuit tops
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Your "in water" guides work very hard. Gratuity is always appreciated.
Please bring a towel and warm cover ups for after snorkeling

Departure Point

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

We launch from the boat ramp dock at KEAUHOU BAY, (78-7138 Kaleiopapa St. KONA 96740) Allow 20-30 minutes’ drive time from airport or downtown Kailua- Kona. Please look for our company van with Dolphin Discoveries logo for check-in.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Minimum age to participate is 8 years
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • Electronic Waiver required to be signed prior to tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Must be able to climb up a metal ladder resting on a pontoon to get back in the boat
  • Must be under 285lbs
  • All guests must be comfortable swimming
  • Arrive 5-10 min prior to check-in time to find parking
  • This is a wild and free excursion. No refunds are given in the event we do not get to view mantas the night of your tour.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Dolphin Discoveries
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • 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.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Manta Ray Night Snorkel Kona, Big Island?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Manta Ray Night Snorkel Kona, Big Island.

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  • "short trip to the manta ray viewing area, some touts travel 20 minutes each way so it gets real cold going back." See review

Reviews

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120 Reviews

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star-4
I have done a Manta Ray...
Kevin_B
, Jan 2022
I have done a Manta Ray Dive before. So I knew it was a magical experience. This snorkel trip was to show my daughter. Everything was great, except the equipment I felt was subpar. Had a mask strap break in the water. After that replacement, a leaking snorkel. Crew was great and they swapped gear immediately, but 2 gear malfunctions say to me, “upgrade your gear”.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
One in lifetime experience
Anand_N
, Dec 2021
Great captain and crew. 12+ manta rays coming as centimeters close to you is surreal. Highly recommend this late evening activity
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A Must Do
tnjarnold
, Dec 2021
Ummm.... WOW! Face to face with Mata Rays! What an amazing experience. When we first got in the water, there were no Manta's to be found. But it didn't take long. Then suddenly you see one swimming up toward you from the depths. Just when you think it is going to get you, it turns and glides past you. Inches away, over and over. One of the best nights we have had and one we would do over and over again.
star-5
So much fun
Tracy_K
, Dec 2021
The crew was top notch and very helpful. They gave a lot of interesting info about the Mantas. Was a wonderful experience to enjoy with the family.
star-5
Close Encounters with the Manta Rays !
Ellen_C
, Nov 2021
This was the most exciting adventure of my 3 week stay in HAWAII ! The crew was excellent and what a thrill to see so many of these gentle giants of the sea, the manta rays, gracefully gliding, somersaulting and passing gently beneath me, oftentimes skimming the surface of my skin smoothly and gently where you didn’t feel threatened. What an incredible adventure!
star-5
Manta amazing tour
Zhaohua_Y
, Nov 2021
Amazing experience!! So many manta than I expected and they were so close!! Also enough time in water to see them~ And you will learn some knowledge from the guidance
star-5
The lady in the check in...
Lilian_L
, Nov 2021
The lady in the check in was very friendly and helpful, she make sure that all the equipment was the right fit for each of us. The captain and his crew were amazing. They took care of us while we enjoyed the experience under the sea which was fantabulous! Highly recommend, this is an experience you can add on your bucket list.
star-5
Amazing experience! The...
Alicia_M
, Oct 2021
Amazing experience! The crew was fantastic and informative. So many manta rays and they got so close!
star-5
Well worth it!
Sara_H
, Oct 2021
Awesome experience! We were not going to get in the water but it is WELL worth it! It's about a 5 minute boat ride out to the manatas and there are a lot of people out with you (feels safer). What an experience! We had about 6 barrel rolling mantas under us, next to us and right to us. It was so cool! The water is not cold, the guides are wonderful (we had Jen and Jas (sp?) with Kai (sp?) Driving). Not for young kids and swimming is a must!
star-5
An absolute must do on the Big Island!
Laura_P
, Oct 2021
This was an incredible experience! Our water guides Connor and Jake were great at finding the perfect spot. Bethany was knowledgeable and so helpful! Captain Shelly was awesome. We had an amazing night and mantas were coming so close up to our group. Would definitely do this again!!

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