Water activity

Big Island: Eco-Friendly Twilight Manta Ray Adventure

Activity provider: Sea Quest Hawaii

Big Island: Eco-Friendly Twilight Manta Ray Adventure

Activity provider: Sea Quest Hawaii
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From US$ 133.86 per person

Likely to sell out

Swim with the gentle giants of the Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. This must-do tour is something you won't soon forget. Just a short boat ride from the manta snorkeling location, you'll be able to embark on a safe and thrilling experience.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
English

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. Get up close and personal with stunning manta rays as they gracefully soar through the water. Your underwater adventure will take place in clear warm waters near protected reefs abundant with marine life.  

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 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, 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
  • Towels
  • Swimsuits
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
  • People without experience
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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 no manta rays are sighted on your tour, the local partner 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.
  • For the safety of guests and the manta rays, this tour is limited to experienced snorkelers and swimmers only.
  • Towels and swimsuits are not included in the ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 151 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Our experience was everything we had hoped for. After a slow start the manta rays were around steadily and really put on a show. The captain and his crew were excellent. They ran their operation in a very safe and organized manner, answering any and all questions as well as offering extra attention to those who were a little nervous about jumping into a dark ocean. It was a terrific experience.

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October 3, 2022

Once in a life time experience you don't want to miss when you visit the Island. my 29 week pregnant lady and I floated along the manta rays and we had the blessing that a Monta ray touched the belly like sensing the double heart beat of my wife and baby. The cherry of the cake was a heavy rain over us while floating that made the experience more exited!

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September 10, 2022

A once in a lifetime experience! Lots of Manta Rays, the guides were great and gave lots of interesting facts. I got cold, even with a shorty wet suit and a long sleeve rash guard underneath. Your arms will get tired as well but all worth the chance to spend a bit of time with such magnificent creatures. If you are prone to sea sickness, take the necessary precautions.

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August 30, 2022

Product ID: 249332