Cruise the Kona coastline as we travel south to Kealakekua Bay, home of the Captain Cook monument. This is an ancient, sacred historical site with amazing snorkeling conditions in crystal clear water. The Big Island of Hawaii is waiting for you!
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SUNSET MANTA RAY SNORKEL IN KONA
AN ADVENTURE YOU CAN ONLY EXPERIENCE HERE, ON THE BIG ISLAND OF KONA, HI
What to Bring:
- Dry Clothing
- Light sweatshirt or jacket
What is Provided:
- Wetsuit (optional to wear)
- Dry Storage
- Snorkel Gear (Rx masks available in a limited range and by request)
- Variety of snacks + hot and cold beverages
- All Captains and Crew are Lifeguard+CPR certified
- Will be your in-water guide for the duration of the tour
- 40′ vessel, USCG certified
- Shade Canopy
- Warm, Fresh Water Shower
- Never booked to max capacity for extra comfort and space
Times subject to change with sunset.
- Adult Ages 13 & Up
- Child Ages 12 & under
- Ride Alongs *Must book with another passenger
- Private charter
Night Swimming with Manta Rays in Hawaii
Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, unique to Kona, on this manta ray snorkel!
The Kona coast is one of the best places known to experience manta rays up close and in shallow waters. We have over 200 manta rays that have been identified and named, take a look here.
Cruise with us along the beautiful Big Island coastline while admiring one of our magical sunsets on our way to the manta snorkel site.
As these mantas are unique to not only the Big Island, but Kona specifically, this tour should be on everyone’s bucket list! They are also the only mantas in the world that barrel roll to feed, lucky us!
On this nighttime snorkeling adventure, we will be floating on the surface as we watch mantas dance below us. Sometimes referred to as the “butterflies of the sea,” mantas are completely harmless; they have no teeth, stingers, or barbs. Whenever possible, we tie off directly to the back of the boat so swimming is minimized and you can easily enjoy the incredible show the mantas put on. We will use our custom built lightboards to attract plankton, providing a rich bounty of which mantas may feed. It is exhilarating to be in the ocean at night on a snorkel with the Kona mantas.
We approach each manta ray swim tour with your safety and enjoyment as our highest priority, adapting our tours to reflect this. Our crew, who are all lifeguard/CPR certified, will be in the ocean with you.
When you return to the boat, you will enjoy a warm, fresh water shower, and warm beverage of your choosing (hot cocoa or tea) + snacks.
Personal valuables such as cameras and cell phones are welcomed and encouraged on board but at your own risk. We do provide a dry storage area for these belongings.
No Manta Policy: We do NOT guarantee mantas. While we see mantas 90+% of the time, they are wild animals in the ocean and their appearance and movement is beyond our control. No refunds will be given for non-sightings, no exceptions. We will however offer to bring your party back out on the boat another night, when space is available.