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Manta Ray Night Snorkel

4.5 (827)
Kailua-Kona, US

Manta Ray Night Snorkel

4.5 (827)
Kailua-Kona, US
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Experience the thrill of swimming with manta rays in their underwater nighttime realm on the Manta Ray Night Snorkel. Depart from the Honokohau Harbor in Kona, one of the best places in the world to see these gentle creatures. As the sun sets over the water, jump in and be amazed by the mobile light show created by your "manta safari" guides, attracting the magnificent mantas. With plenty of room to move around on the observation deck, you can relax and enjoy unobstructed viewing of these mesmerizing creatures. All snorkel equipment, including flotation devices and wetsuits, is provided for your convenience. This family-friendly event requires swimming experience and promises an unforgettable adventure. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the beauty of manta rays in their natural habitat.

About this experience

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Snorkel equipment including wet suits
  • Flotation device
  • Bottled water and Juice
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy

Ocean Encounters

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Experience the thrill of swimming with majestic manta rays on the Manta Ray Night Snorkel tour in Kona, a world-renowned destination for manta ray sightings. This 2.5-hour adventure takes you into the underwater nighttime realm where you'll witness an enchanting display of these gentle and fascinating creatures. Departing from Honokohau Harbor, you'll first enjoy a breathtaking sunset over the water before immersing yourself in the captivating world of manta rays. With expert "manta safari" guides and a mobile light show, this tour guarantees a manta ray sighting, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all.

What to expect?

On this tour, you can anticipate a leisurely ride from Honokohau Harbor to the Manta site, where the real adventure begins. Once in the water, you'll be mesmerized by the peaceful and graceful movements of the manta rays. This is a family-friendly activity, suitable for all ages. Basic swimming experience is required to fully enjoy this experience. Please note that this tour operates on the big island of Hawaii in Kailua Kona, so make sure you're booking the right island for your adventure.

Who is this for?

The Manta Ray Night Snorkel tour is designed for anyone who wants to witness the beauty of manta rays up close. Whether you're a nature lover, a marine enthusiast, or simply seeking a unique and thrilling experience, this tour is perfect for you. Families, couples, and solo travelers alike will be captivated by the magical encounter with these magnificent creatures. Everyone is welcome to join this extraordinary adventure and create lifelong memories.

Why book this?

Book the Manta Ray Night Snorkel tour for an unparalleled experience that combines adventure, beauty, and wonder. Unlike any other snorkeling tour, this excursion guarantees a manta ray sighting, ensuring that you won't miss out on these incredible creatures. With expert guides and a mobile light show, you'll have the best chance to observe and interact with the manta rays in their natural habitat. The spacious observation deck provides unobstructed views and plenty of room to move around, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all.

Good to know

Before embarking on the Manta Ray Night Snorkel tour, there are a few important details to keep in mind. The tour includes all snorkel equipment, including wetsuits and flotation devices, to ensure your comfort and safety in the water. Please note that RX snorkeling masks are not provided, so if you require one, remember to bring your own. Additionally, it's essential to have basic swimming experience to fully enjoy this adventure.


Feedback from individuals who have experienced the Manta Ray Night Snorkel tour has been overwhelmingly positive. Travelers rave about the mesmerizing beauty of the manta rays and the unique opportunity to swim alongside them. Many express their gratitude for the expert guides who provide a safe and educational experience. Customers appreciate the spacious observation deck and the guarantee of a manta ray sighting. Overall, reviewers are thrilled with their experiences and highly recommend this tour to others seeking a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.



4.5 (827)


The experience was amazing! Highly recommend. The staff were friendly and we felt safe. They even stopped around a pod of dolphins so we could watch.


Waters were too rough--should have been cancelled or better warned/prepared. Passengers were losing balance on boat and falling onto us while seated. Fortunately, no one was hurt. The crew exhibited confidence, helpful from beginning to end. The captain gunned the engine and got everyone back safely. Embarkation and disembarkation was smooth.


Everyone had a great time! Crew was so helpful. All 11 of us loved this excursion. My 13 year old grandson came back smiling and excited. Other grands loved it too but if you can get excitement out of a 13 yr old boy that says something!


Amazing watching the manta rays do their thing! So glad we did this, a must for everyone visiting! Hope to be back and do it again!


We booked a manta snorkel for our daughter and family and my husband on Christmas Eve as a gift. The time for the snorkel was advertised as from 8-10:30pm. It was not the company’s fault that there were only a few mantas to be seen that night. However the crew did rush job. Obviously they wanted to get home as it was Christmas Eve. Perhaps the company should not have offered the snorkel at that time if they did not to be put at that time. They were back in port at 9:25 and did not provide any drinks or snacks as was advertised.


Fun experience! We would maybe do a later time frame (we were the first tour after sunset). One big beautiful Manta Ray made an appearance as we were exiting the water. It was majestic and mother doesn’t always provide a spectacle on queue, lol! It was a great experience though!


Do not recommend this tour company. Crew was not friendly and not helpful. Also we did not see Manta Rays


This is a once in a lifetime experience and it was worth every penny. Seeing the manta rays up close was a highlight of our vacation. My kids aged 14, 12 and 9 loved it!


"Ocean Encounters' Night Swim with Manta Rays in Kona, Hawaii, is an unforgettable experience that deserves a 5 star rating. The magical feeling of swimming alongside these gentle giants under the starry sky is incomparable. The guides were knowledgeable and prioritized both our safety and the well-being of the mantas. The equipment provided was top-notch, ensuring a comfortable and secure experience. Witnessing the mantas glide gracefully through the water, illuminated by the underwater lights, was mesmerizing and ethereal. This unique adventure is a must-do for anyone visiting Kona, offering a rare opportunity to connect with nature in a truly profound way.


It was so awesome, the mantas were huge and they were just dancing for the group. The Captain and crew were both amazing knowledgeable and funny. It was a great mix and we look forward to the next time were in kona to one of there other tours.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-02-29 13:59
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