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  2. Hawaii
  3. Big Island, Hawaii
  4. Kona

Big Island: Eco-Friendly Twilight Manta Ray Adventure

Product ID: 249332
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Get up close and personal with majestic manta rays. Peer into the dark water on an illuminated raft. End your evening with hot chocolate and cookies.
About this activity
Duration: 75 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Swim with giant manta rays after sunset and observe these graceful creatures as they feed on plankton from a floating light raft
  • Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies to warm you up after your nighttime snorkel adventure
  • Ride in comfort on this eco-friendly tour with access to snorkel equipment, wetsuits, and flotation devices
Full description
Experience an exciting 75-minute nighttime snorkeling expedition, and get up close and personal with stunning manta rays as they gracefully soar through the water. After the sun sets, head off into the nighttime waters to see a fascinating "manta ray ballet" along the Kona coast near the mouth of Keauhou Bay. This point of departure is one of the island’s most successful and consistent manta ray viewing locations. Your underwater adventure will take place in clear warm waters near protected reefs abundant with marine life.  

Your experienced snorkeling guide will outfit you with all the necessary gear needed to embark on your experience including snorkel gear, wetsuits, and flotation devices. After a quick safety briefing, get ready to plunge into the dark waters and be captivated by these graceful creatures as they feast on plankton. Grip onto the flotation swim ring with high-illumination blue water lights that attract the plankton on which the mantas feed.

Soon afterward, rays will glide through the water almost at arm's length opening their enormous mouths to feast. After your remarkable underwater adventure, return to your boat and warm up with a nighttime snack of hot chocolate and cookies
Includes
  • 75 minute guided night swim
  • Snorkel gear (including Rx masks)
  • Wetsuits and flotation devices
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
What’s Not Included
  • Towels
  • Swimsuits
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Check-in is located at this address: 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Know before you go
On the rare occasion where zero manta rays 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 Captain Cook Express afternoon snorkel tour at no additional charge.
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Sea Quest Hawaii

Product ID: 249332