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Kailua-Kona: Boat Tour and Manta Ray Snorkel Experience

Activity provider: Iruka Hawaii Experiences

Kailua-Kona: Boat Tour and Manta Ray Snorkel Experience

Activity provider: Iruka Hawaii Experiences
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From US$ 125 US$ 106.25 per person

Swim with stingrays on a snorkeling adventure off the coast of Kailua-Kona. Choose to join the sunset boat tour or join the moonlight snorkeling experience with a later departure.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at majestic manta rays up close as you swim with them in Hawaii
  • Board a luxury vessel at Honokohau Small Boat Harbor and set out to sea
  • Watch the sunset from the boat as you travel to your snorkeling destination
  • Receive a safety briefing and learn how to interact with these wild animals
  • Hop into waist-deep water and snorkel with the sting rays swimming around you
  • Warm up after your snorkel experience with a hot cocoa or a cup of tea
Full description

Join a boat tour from Kailua-Kona and swim with Manta Rays off the coast of Hawaii's Big Island. Choose the sunset boat tour or opt for a moonlight experience, watching the rays while you hold onto a floatation device.

Board the luxury zodiac vessel, the Kibou, at the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor and venture out to sea. Learn about Hawaii's culture, marine life, and the ocean before getting the chance to interact with the world's largest rays.

Once you arrive at your snorkeling destination, receive a safety briefing and get all the necessary gear. Then, hop into the waist-deep water and meet the rays. You'll spend around 30 minutes in the water swimming with these majestic creatures.

After your swim, warm up with a cup of tea or a hot cocoa while you make your way back to the harbor, where your tour comes to an end. 

  • Boat tour
  • Guide
  • Snorkle and fins
  • Life vest
  • Hot cocoa
  • Floating mat
  • Wetsuits (available to rent for $10 per adult and $5 per child)
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People prone to seasickness

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in the parking lot at 74-380 Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona. Free parking is available on site. To get to the meeting point, follow Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway (Hwy 19) to the Honokohau Marina Turn off. You will see a sign that says "Honokohau Marina". Turn down Kealakehe Pkwy and take the first right turn (about 4 miles down the road). Follow this road all the way down to the harbor until you pass 2 yellow poles. This is your check-in point.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • Manta rays are wild animals, so sightings cannot be guaranteed. In case there are no manta rays, you will be offered the next available tour at no additional charge
  • There are bathrooms on the boat to use the toilet and get changed
  • To join the sunset tour, choose the 5:30 PM departure, or choose the 8:00 PM departure to join the moonlight tour
  • You will be required to fill out a waiver form before getting on the boat
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November 9, 2022

Product ID: 428512