Big Island, Hawaii: Night Manta Ray Snorkel Experience
- Duration: 2.5 hours
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OMG do not pass up this experience! This was the coolest snorkel excursion ever! Giant manta rays in front of your face! Jacob and Adam were absolutely amazing. Their boat is very nice and has comfortable seating. They were friendly and knowledgeable. We felt very safe with them. We brought our 2 kiddos (6 & 7 yrs old) and they were very accommodating with them. They even helped them get back to the boat while mommy and daddy stayed a bit longer in the water to watch the rays. They had a bunch of snacks and drinks on board and asked several times if we wanted more. They fit everyone with wet suits before getting on the boat and they provide snorkels and masks as well, but we brought our own. Everything was in good condition too. Absolutely recommend!
Friendly and very helpful crew, with Capt Mike and mates Alex and Bailey. One other crewmember maintained a lower profile, but took on the job of mooring the trimaran and bringing up am octopus to delight the clients onboard. Abundant goodies available at breakfast and a personalized lunch sandwich with a great choice of beverages. Never felt rushed. Wonderful visibility at each of the two snorkeling sites, with lots of healthy coral and fish, esp. at the Capt Cook Monument at Kaleakekua Bay. Knowledgeable crew on lors of topics. We give the experience an unequivocal five stars.
Friendly, lively, and helpful crew and a great snorkel location. My kids were new to snorkeling and did great. My daughter lost a flipper which we had brought, and it didn’t float unfortunately. One of the crew dove and retrieved it! The boat ride out and back in was very enjoyable, and we had a dolphin swimming in front of the boat on the way back. It was a memorable experience. Snorkel gear is provided, but if you are bringing your own gear, keep in mind that full face masks are not allowed for safety reasons. We brought 2 and couldn’t use them.
Adam (the smart looking Jesus) and the crew were great. Follow instructions and you will enjoy your experience. They do have a information session before you dive, listen to the instructions and ask questions. Enjoy the dive, and soak in the experience as it is out of the world. They are gentle giants so keep your distance and have fun. And submit your review after the experience so more people can dive and enjoy with Adam and his crew.
This was probably the highlight of our trip. On the way out to snorkel we saw baby and mama Humpback Whales as well as several dolphins. The whales were only about 200 feet away and the dolphins came up within 30 feet of the boat. While my wife and our kids were snorkeling, my mom and I stayed on the boat and enjoyed the view, food and fully stocked bar. The weather was perfect and the crew was really great.