1. United States
  2. Hawaii
  3. Kailua-Kona
  4. Kona

Big Island: Night Manta Ray Adventure

Product ID: 76846
Enjoy a sunset cruise along Kona Coast on a 34-foot powered catamaran, plus a magical opportunity to see manta rays up-close feeding and interacting with other ocean creatures under an 18 neon light raft. It is truly an amazing experience.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
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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
  • View manta rays in their natural habitat
  • Snorkel with these mysterious and elegant gentle giants
  • Enjoy the magnificent Hawaiian sunset
Full description
Enjoy the rich Hawaiian sunset on your way out to sea where you will don snorkel equipment and hit the water to view manta rays in their natural habitat.

View these majestic creatures from a floating neon raft and watch them eat and interact with other sea creatures in the velvety darkness of the night ocean.

Try a must-do while in Hawaii. It's a lifetime opportunity to see manta rays feeding and interacting with other ocean creatures under the neon lights. You will be able to snorkel and get close to these graceful animals. Wet suits, snorkel gear, drinks and snacks are provided. Bring your underwater camera for photos and memories to last forever.
Includes
  • 2.5 to 3-hour cruise and snorkel
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Safety briefing
  • Snacks (ships, granola bars, rice krispies and fruit snacks)
  • Beverages (water, juice and ginger ale)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Underwater camera (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Honokohau Harbor, 74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua, HI 96740, USA. Located 4.5 miles south of the Kona Airport and 3.5 miles north of Kailua-Kona. After turning into the Honokohau Harbor, make your first right. Follow the road which veers to the left until it ends at a large parking lot. When you get to the large parking lot, drive to your left towards the boat ramps. You will meet your crew member by the pavilion next to the public restrooms.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Know before you go
• Please bring a swimsuit, change of clothes, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, long-sleeve jacket or sweatshirt and motion sickness medicine (most effective taken the night before and the day of tour at least an hour before the scheduled tour)
• If Manta Rays are not spotted on your tour, you will receive another cruise free (no refunds)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 126 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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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.

February 19, 2020

Highly recommended with Simon Adam and Nathan we had it so funny from the start, they gave us a real instruction on how to behave with the animals. Without thinking it does from personal experience. I didn't want to get out of the sea anymore, so elegantly a real underwater palette what they performed. They glide weightlessly in the water, their mouths open they slide past you. I had to pull my arm with the GoPro in my hand so that I didn't touch them so close they were. Conclusion ... anytime again.

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January 10, 2020

Snorkeling with the manta rays is a unique and wonderful experience that you should definitely do. We recommend booking the tour at 5pm, as you can still experience the sunset on the boat! The tour started slowly until half an hour passed until we were on the boat! The crew initially seemed listless and disorganized, but then it was good on the boat! Therefore: 5 stars for the tour!

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January 4, 2020

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Hang Loose Boat Tours

Product ID: 76846