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Big Island: Snorkel with Manta Rays - Manta Guarantee

Big Island: Snorkel with Manta Rays - Manta Guarantee

From US$ 140.03 per person

Snorkel with Manta Rays at the world famous Manta Ray Village. The Travel Channel says, this is one of the top ten things to do in your lifetime.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Experience snorkeling with these gentle majestic manta rays
  • Float above the manta rays as they dance under you feeding on microscopic plankton
  • Enjoy this unique experience on the Big Island
Full description
As you arrive at Keauhou Bay you will be fitted for wetsuits and then board a 45 ft spacious sailing trimaran. As the sun sets you will coast to the World Famous Manta Ray Village. A quick boat ride and you will arrive at the site where expert tour guides will provide you with a knowledgeable and professional briefing as they prepare you to enter the water. After the briefing the crew will guide you onto a state of the art manta floatation devise. Here you will float above the manta rays as they dance below you feeding on microscopic plankton. The plankton rises from the bottom of the ocean at night and is attracted to the light source attached to the manta float. As your incredible snorkel experience with these gentle rays comes to an end, your crew will guide you back onboard where snacks and hot cocoa await. Snorkel time is approximately 45 minutes.
  • Snorkel gear
  • Masks
  • Snorkels
  • Prescription masks
  • Wetsuits
  • Manta Float floatation device
  • Light snacks
  • Beverages
  • Hot cocoa
  • Go Pro rental (optional)
  • Gratuity not included but greatly appreciated
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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

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Meeting point

Check-in 15 minutes prior to departure. The boat is located at the Keauhou Bay Pier.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Shoes

Know before you go

  • Wear your bathing suit attire when you arrive for your tour so you may be fitted into a wetsuit
  • It is a shoeless boat - please wear shoes that are easily removed
  • Bring a towel and light sweater for after the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

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This trip was the highlight of our trip to Hawaii. We were able see many rays on the trip at very close (inches) distance. The tour company had an outstanding ship (clean, large and comfortable), an incredible water setup (plenty of correct-size wetsuits, lighted floats in the water for viewing rays), and outstanding crew (knowledgeable, friendly, safety and comfort-oriented, warm and cold-drinks). The time in the water was exactly the right length (45 minutes) to keep from getting too cold while also seeing plenty of incredible wildlife. I give this one an A+.

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January 10, 2022

AMAZING! Incredibly knowledgable crew, tons of time in the water, very respectful of the ocean and animals. We got to spend about an hour looking at the manta rays; during this time, there were crew members nearby to tell us all about the animals. We learned lots about the rays, including their names and wingspans, their mating/life cycle, their diet, and their environment. We got to see seven different rays, plus several other species of cool fish. I cannot recommend this enough! If we were staying more time, we absolutely would have been returning customers and taken one of this company's daytime trips as well!

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November 23, 2021

This was the best part of our trip. I will talk about this trip till we do it again. It was amazing and the crew was great.

August 8, 2022

Product ID: 211359