Manta Ray Night Snorkel from Kona

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Manta Ray Night Snorkel from Kona information and booking

90 minutes
Departs from
Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua Kona
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 1.5 hours after departure time
Time of departure
Departure time varies depending on season. Check-in time is between 5:30pm and 7:00pm. Exact departure time will be advised upon reconfirmation
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Tour description provided by Viator

The manta ray night snorkel was voted "one of the top 10 things to do in your life" by the Travel Channel! Experience the Kona manta ray snorkel yourself and see what all the fuss is about. You'll journey only five minutes off the Big Island's west coast to reach the snorkeling site. As the vessel's diving lights shine through the crystal-clear water, these gentle giants arrive to feed on plankton. Jump in the water for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to night snorkel with Hawaii's friendly manta rays.

Although you are able to view mantas during daylight hours, they feed most actively at night when many plankton rises towards the water's surface. By using dive lights that are safe for the mantas, you'll be able to attract and get close to the mantas.Unlike sting rays, mantas are very gentle and don't have teeth, stingers or barbs. These big and beautiful animals are truly amazing, boasting wingspans that can exceed 15 feet (4.5 meters) in width! They are completely safe to be around, so hop aboard for the aquatic experience of a lifetime!

What's included

  • Manta ray night snorkel
  • Use of snorkel equipment, wetsuit and instruction
  • Warm soup, bread rolls, snack mix and hot drinks

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Videos of your dive (available for purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)