Big Island: Night Manta Ray Adventure
- Duration: 2.5 hours
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We had such luck! We saw a mother, baby and escort whales, pods of dolphins, and a manta ray from the boat. We also pulled a Mylar balloon from the ocean saving sea turtle in the process. The balloon had baby octopuses on it which we returned to the ocean. This is all not even counting the amazing variety of fish we saw. While our experience was not typical, what seemed to be was the excellent customer service, knowledgeable crew and fantastic experience.
The trip was excellent. Plenty of time snorkling and also plenty of time getting into close to rocks to look at things. Also stopped to see dolphins and whales. We got lucky and saw one dolphin spin out of the water 10 feet from us. Great guides with a small group of people. Highly recommend. Captain Steve and Jill were great.
The crew went out of their way to make sure that we saw a whale- we saw three! They were very knowledgeable and I felt confident in their abilities. I took many photos and had a lovely time. My only concern was that there were no bathrooms that we useable at the dock and the one on the boat was not working.
Amazing experience. An absolute must for anyone visiting Hawaii. Saw many different manta rays and even swam with some unexpected visitors...Dolphins!!! Simon and his crew made everything super easy and fun. Would recommend this to everyone and we will most certainly be doing it again.
We had our two grandchildren with us (ages 5 and 11). They just loved it. The manta rays swam so close to us, we were all amazed. The staff were great and kept an eye on our little one, helping her back to the boat when she was tired. Fantastic experience. The snacks helped too.