Water activity

Big Island, Hawaii: Night Manta Ray Snorkel Experience

Big Island, Hawaii: Night Manta Ray Snorkel Experience

From US$ 105 per person

Manta Ray night snorkel is a must-do while in Hawaii. It is a lifetime opportunity to see giant manta rays feeding and interacting with other ocean creatures up close. Enjoy a magical moment at night with manta rays gracefully gliding through the water.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • View manta rays in their natural habitat
  • Snorkel with these mysterious and elegant gentle giants
  • Enjoy the magnificent Hawaiian sunset
Full description

Snorkeling with manta rays is a must-do while in Hawaii! Enjoy this amazing opportunity to see manta rays up close. Feed and interact with other ocean creatures on this cruise trip. After a safety briefing, gear up with the snorkeling equipment and wet suits provided. Relax and enjoy the cruise with drinks and snacks on board. Bring your underwater camera for photos and capture memories that will last a lifetime.

Includes
  • 2 to 2.5-hour cruise and snorkel
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Safety briefing
  • Snacks (chips, granola bars, rice krispies, and fruit snacks)
  • Beverages (water, juice, and ginger ale)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • GoPro rental (subject to availability)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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

  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket

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)
  • You can rent a GoPro (subject to availability)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 276 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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One of the best things I’ve EVER done. I travel a lot with my boyfriend. This is by far one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. 1000% recommend for anyone to try. The staff was super helpful, gave so much cool and helpful advice, and made sure to check on everyone pretty consistently when we were in the water.

November 2, 2021

The 20 minutes ride out was fun and entertaining. We quickly entered the water and had the most amazing experience! The manta rays are gentle giants and they glide right up to your chest sometimes within a few inches. It is a real-world experience that's initially scary and exciting at the same time. We were amazed by the wonder of nature. The only thing that would have made it even better for me would be some type of souvenir video of our adventure. Several people had GoPro cameras to record their experience. However, for the novice, it was a lot to manage and hold the bar.

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October 23, 2021

This is an otherworldly and amazing experience! The boat crew and captain were professional, helpful, and knowledgeable. The ride to the location was pleasant with great views of the island. During our time in the water, we had several interactions with rays with the crew sharing information about the specific ones we encountered.

October 2, 2021

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