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.
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