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Kailua-Kona, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Good for avoiding crowds


Swim among manta rays in a feeding frenzy during this unique nighttime activity in Kona. Slip into the dark water with your snorkeling guides and watch the 'manta ray ballet' as the giants appear out of the darkness to feast on the abundant plankton. Let chills run down your spine as these gentle, docile creatures, which can weigh up to 1000 lbs (450kg) and measure 16 feet (5 meters) across, swim just an arm's reach away. Use of all snorkel gear, wetsuits, and flotation devices is included.
  • Swim with giant manta rays after dark as they feed on plankton
  • Get up close and personal with these docile creatures
  • Named one of the Travel Channel's 'Top 10 Things To Do in Your Lifetime'
  • Use of all snorkel equipment, wetsuit, and flotation devices is included
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Snorkel Gear Included
Wetsuits and Flotation Devices
Hot Chocolate
Towels (recommended)
No transportation provided

Departure Point

78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What if we don’t see any mantas? It is an extremely rare occurrence, but if we do not see ANY manta rays on our Night Manta Experience, you are welcome to come back out with us again during the same vacation, based on availability, totally free of charge. Make sure you call us right away so that we may reschedule you!
  • Everyone in my group can swim
  • Everyone in my group has snorkeling experience
  • Everyone in my group can climb a short ladder to re-board the boat
  • Please read and understand the manta guarantee : Manta Guarantee: If zero manta rays are seen, you are welcome back out again. Itʻs that simple. We are fortunate to see mantas almost every night, but on the rare occasion where none are sighted on your tour, Sea Quest invites you to come back out on another night at no additional cost to you, or on a confirmed afternoon snorkeling adventure at no additional charge. No refunds available.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sea Quest Hawaii

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Night Manta Experience?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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176 Reviews
2 stars

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Unforgettable experience
, Jun 2021
Wonderful experience, saw many manta rays and they got super close! Staff was helpful and made the whole experience easy and safe.
, Jun 2021
It was amazing!! The staff were very accommodating and entertaining!! Would recommend highly recommend the experience to all!
So many mantas!
, Jun 2021
So many mantas it was incredible! The Captain Skyler and the crew Jason and Ariel made us feel so comfortable,. Definitely a must do and a top highlight of visiting the Big Island.
, May 2021
Absolutely worth it! We saw about 5 manta rays and the crew were fun, smart, well organized. We would 1000% recommend.
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Amazing encounter
, May 2021
The bay was extremely choppy with the waves but I think that just added to it. Several rays from the minute we arrived to the time we left. They didn’t seem to mind people being there at all and went about there business.
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Amazing experience
, Apr 2021
Our captain and guides were knowledgeable and experienced and made sure that everyone was comfortable and got the help they need with their equipment. We saw the rays up close and they were amazing! We would absolutely take this trip again!
Great company and great experience!
, Feb 2021
The experience was incredible, and Sea Quest was awesome to go with! Couldn’t recommend them enough.
Go see the manta rays :)
, Mar 2020
Seeing manta rays for the first time was pretty amazing. Guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Group members who wanted out of the water early were allowed too.

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