Recent Searches
Clear

Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group

|
Badge of Excellence
|
Kailua-Kona, United States
Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children13 Children14 Children15 Children
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Summon your courage and plunge into the waters off Kailua-Kona to swim with manta rays. During this 2-hour tour during sunset or after dark, slip on the provided wet suit and snorkel gear and follow your expert instructor into the water. Watch as the enormous vegetarian animals, some with wingspans of 20 feet (6 meters), swim in graceful loops around you, taking in clouds of plankton for their evening meal. All gear and light snacks and refreshments are provided. Choose between sunset and evening snorkel tours; manta ray sightings are guaranteed or you can do a second outing for free.
  • Swim and snorkel with docile, graceful manta rays
  • Snorkel gear and wetsuit provided
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Guaranteed manta ray sightings or come back for free
Saved to wishlist!
Snacks
Snorkel Gear, Flotation Devices
Wet Suits
Gratuities
Towel and Warm clothes such as sweater or windbreaker.

Departure Point

74 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

HONOKOHAU HARBOR. We will text you the day of the tour so you have detailed directions of the meeting location. Manta Boat #1 and Manta Boat #2 depart in slightly different areas.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Weight restriction: 275 lbs
  • Please wear a swimsuit
  • Bring a towel
  • Bring warm clothes to throw on after snorkeling (it can get chilly on the return ride)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Pregnant women are NOT permitted on this tour.
  • No children under 5 years of age
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY C Big Island LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


Traveler Photos

See More
See More

Traveler Tips


  • "Wouldn't recommend for non swimmer or inexperienced snorkelers unless really calm conditions." See review
  • "Wear a wetsuit though, cause being in water without swimming gets cold quick." See review
  • "Very hard to climb back in for older folks or not very physically fit!" See review

Reviews

5.0
star-5
204 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-10 of 204 reviews
star-5
Magical
Monica_S
, Jan 2022
I would say this is a once in a lifetime experience except I want to see them again. Words can't adequately express how magical it was to see the rays up close
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Yes Monica I would have to agree it's quite a magical experience. Thank you for sharring ❤
star-5
Everything You Want & MORE
Regina_A
, Jan 2022
The crew was accommodating, sweet, knowledgeable! They were sure to make everyone feel comfortable! Beautiful Boat ride, got to do a bit of Whale Watching on the way to our cove. Amazing Manta Ray viewing. It’s just incredible to see!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Oh wow, that's awesome you got to see some whales too! Thank you for the review 😁
star-5
Lifetime memories!
thalia_j
, Jan 2022
What an incredible experience! We had so much fun on the boat and seeing the manta rays is something you'll remember forever.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank Thalia for taking the time to leave a review. Im so glad to hear you enjoyed your manta ray experience ❤
star-5
Definitely a must do in...
SZRUNG_S
, Jan 2022
Definitely a must do in Kona. We saw so many Manta Rays during the tour and they were very close to us. Sometimes there were 2-3 Manta Rays together. The tour guide also shared the videos (Not sure if this is a regular thing in the tour). Although I didn't realize that I can grab the rope under the lightening board so it was hard for me to hold in the water in the beginning. Overall it was an excellent tour. Will return to attend this tour if I visit Kona again.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Aloha, happy to hear you had a fantastic trip! Extra video and pictures by the guides isn't always a regular thing but they do extra things when they can. :)
star-5
Awesome
Amy_F
, Jan 2022
We saw many manta rays and they came very close to us. Excellent tour guides. The boat ride out and back was beautiful as we got to see many stars.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Glas you had lots and lots of mantas and enjoyed the guides! Thank you for the review
star-4
Smaller Mantas but worth the trip
Sherie_B
, Jan 2022
Crew was fun and knowledgeable. Unfortunately our night we only saw a handful of manta rays. They are cool creatures but smaller than I expected, not the huge 10+ feet mantas. It was a bit rough on the water so several people on our boat who were scared snorkelers or swimmers had a hard time holding onto the raft and some got seasick. They fought the waves instead of relaxing and laying out flat to watch the mantas. An option for a few non snorkelers is to sit on top of the raft and look down. Worth the trip out but set your expectations of seeing smaller mantas rays, be prepared snorkelers and take Dramamine prior if you get seasick.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Aloha Sherie, so glad you got to see the manta rays! Sorry they were small manta rays but they are still pretty big compared to stig rays.Perhaps Big Bertha and Left were not there that night. It is our winter season and some nights it can get a bit bumpy out there. Thank you for the review
star-5
Incredible amount of...
Marni_H
, Jan 2022
Incredible amount of manta rays! So great. The four guide had a great sense of humor and made everyone feel comfortable in the water
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks Marni for joining us on Manta Boat #2 for moonlight. Glad you enjoyed the rays and the awesome crew!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Lifetime memory!
Mary_Y
, Jan 2022
Absolutely amazing! The experience was phenomenal, the pictures don’t do it justice. The guides were awesome, patient, kind, thoughtful, and fun. My 8 year old was nervous and they were awesome at keeping him calm and making sure he was still about to do it and enjoy it. My 10 year olds is adventurous and LOVED the whole things. Memories for a lifetime! Do it!!!!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Aloha Mary, I am so glad we were able to accommodate your 8yr old son as well that night. I know he will remember this forever as my daughter does. Thank you for the review ❤
star-5
Magical experience!
Stefanie_S
, Jan 2022
We were able to see about 7 Mantas performing backflips less than a foot from us in the water. A truly wonderful experience
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review.
star-5
Such a memorable...
Elaine_B
, Dec 2021
Such a memorable experience like no other. We all enjoyed the Manta Rays. It was very dark and they swim up and brush against you
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Aloha Elaine, yes the manta rays really are facinatiing! Thank you for taking the time to write a review ❤

Compare Similar Experiences

Current
Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group
Likely to Sell Out
Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group

star-5204

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$139.00

star-5475

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$145.00

star-5529

1 hour 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$79.00

star-587

2 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$160.00

star-5586

1 hour

Free Cancellation

From
$129.00

star-582

9 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$202.65

star-51518

2 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$70.00

star-4.5147

1 hour 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$138.95

star-5175

1 hour

Free Cancellation

From
$106.63

Explore Similar Things to Do