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Big Island: Eco-Friendly Twilight Manta Ray Adventure

4.9 / 5

82 reviews

Big Island: Eco-Friendly Twilight Manta Ray Adventure

Activity provider: Sea Quest Hawaii
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From US$ 133.86 per person

Swim with the gentle giants of the Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. This must-do tour is something you won't soon forget. Just a short boat ride from the manta snorkeling location, you'll be able to embark on a safe and thrilling experience.

About this activity

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Duration 75 minutes
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  • Swim with giant manta rays after sunset and observe these graceful creatures as they feed on plankton from a floating light raft
  • Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies to warm you up after your nighttime snorkel adventure
  • Ride in comfort on this eco-friendly tour with access to snorkel equipment, wetsuits, and flotation devices
Full description

Experience an exciting 75-minute nighttime snorkeling expedition. Get up close and personal with stunning manta rays as they gracefully soar through the water. Your underwater adventure will take place in clear warm waters near protected reefs abundant with marine life.  

After the sun sets, head off into the nighttime waters to see a fascinating "manta ray ballet" along the Kona coast near the mouth of Keauhou Bay. This point of departure is one of the island’s most successful and consistent manta ray viewing locations. Your snorkeling guide will outfit you with all the necessary gear needed to embark on your experience including snorkel gear, wetsuits, and flotation devices. After a quick safety briefing, plunge into the dark waters and be captivated by these graceful creatures as they feast on plankton.

Grip onto the flotation swim ring with high-illumination blue water lights that attract the plankton on which the mantas feed. Soon afterward, rays will glide through the water almost at arm's length opening their enormous mouths to feast.

After your remarkable underwater adventure, return to your boat and warm up with a nighttime snack of hot chocolate and cookies

  • 75 minute guided night swim
  • Snorkel gear (including Rx masks)
  • Wetsuits and flotation devices
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
  • Towels
  • Swimsuits
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Check-in is located at this address: 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • On the rare occasion where no manta rays are sighted on your tour, the local partner invites you to come back out on another night at no additional cost to you, or on a confirmed Captain Cook Express afternoon snorkel tour at no additional charge.
  • For the safety of guests and the manta rays, this tour is limited to experienced snorkelers and swimmers only.
  • Towels and swimsuits are not included in the ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 82 reviews

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The tour was amazing. One of the coolEat experiences I have ever had. The only issue I had was having to get out of the water 10 minutes early because I ended up feeling seasick and multiple other people got sicker so you might want to take Dramamine before you go

May 15, 2022

This was a great experience! The walk up/sign in was quick and easy. Staff was prompt and on time. Quick 5 minute boat ride with a fun crew. I went solo and the staff was very welcoming. This has been the highlight of my trip so far! Would 100% recommend seaquest!

May 5, 2022

After several days of high surf and cancellations of the tour we went out even though the surf was somewhat high. I got sea sickness and vomited several times. That was the only downfall for me. My husband loved it and it was really cool to see and feel the mantas brush against your arms. We also saw several bottle nosed dolphins which I guess is unusual. The crew was fantastic!

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February 18, 2022

Product ID: 249332