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Ocean Encounters Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel Cruise - Manta Sighting Guarantee!
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One of Kona’s top bucket list experiences! Swim with giant manta rays after watching the sunset on the horizon. An encounter with these gentle giants is guaranteed to create memories that will last a lifetime!

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Save up to 10% (until 2020/03/31)

Manta Sighting Guarantee! (until 2020/12/31)

If you do not spot any manta rays during the activity, you will be given the chance to come out again for FREE!

What qualifies as a manta sighting is determined by a trained member of the crew. This non-transferable offer allows you to reschedule your tour for free; it does not entitle you to a refund.

Join Ocean Encounters for one of the most memorable experiences to be had on the Big Island, swimming with the giant manta rays. Cruise from Honokohau Harbor and watch the sunset as you make your way to Keauhou Bay, famous for being known to have a large number of manta rays. You will spend roughly an hour in the water with these incredible animals, watching as they effortlessly glide through the water.
About the Giant Manta Rays

Unlike other ray species, the giant manta rays you will encounter on this tour are completely harmless and very docile. They do not have any sort of barb or stinger on their tails. The Pacific Manta Ray feeds entirely on plankton. They use their giant funnel shaped mouths to scoop up plankton out of the water. In fact, this is what they are doing when they swoop in and out of the lights and doing their “famous barrel rolls”. Manta Rays are naturally very curious and will come close to divers.

How does it work?

The tour starts departing from Honokohau Harbor and cruising along the coast making your way to Keauhou Bay. Keauhou Bay is famous for the large number of manta rays that gather here every night to feed upon plankton. Once the sun has set, the crew will launch a float board outfitted with powerful underwater lights. These lights attract plankton, which draws in the manta rays. The crew will go over the proper etiquette for manta ray viewing before you enter the water. Once in the water you will simply hold onto the light board and float flat on the surface of the water, they will provide pool noodles to place under your legs if you would like assistance in floating. The goal is to float flat on the surface so that when the manta rays come up they begin to do barrel rolls directly beneath you. You want to keep your legs up so as to not kick the manta ray and scare them away.

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Price
Moonlight Manta Snorkel (Seasonal)
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You can book a maximum of 35.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 109.87
USD 109.87
Child (Age 0-12)
USD 91.56
USD 91.56
Ride Along (Age 0 & over)
USD 70.01
USD 70.01
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 109.87
USD 109.87
USD 115.99 5%off
USD 115.99 5%off
Child (Age 0-12)
USD 91.56
USD 91.56
USD 96.66 5%off
USD 96.66 5%off
Ride Along (Age 0 & over)
USD 70.01
USD 70.01
USD 73.91 5%off
USD 73.91 5%off
GE Tax and Harbor Fee included

Save up to 10% (until 2020/03/31)

Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 104.38
USD 104.38
USD 115.99 10%off
USD 115.99 10%off
Child (Age 0-12)
USD 86.98
USD 86.98
USD 96.66 10%off
USD 96.66 10%off
Participation period: 2020/01/07 - 2020/03/31
  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Beverages (no alcohol) / Life jacket / Cruise fee / Snacks / Wetsuit / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins) / Underwater light
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 19:30 21:00
Starting time: 19:30 21:00
  • 19:00 Check-in
  • 19:30 Manta Ray Moonlight Snorkel (3 hrs)
  • 22:30 Check-out
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
    • All participants must be physically able to descend a set of steps into the water.
    • Guests of all ages are welcome to participate, but anyone who enters the water must be able to swim on their own without assistance.
    • Accessibility: It may be difficult for those with limited mobility to board the boat and use the downstairs restrooms on their own.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Swimsuit
    • Parents with children under 36 in (91 cm) tall must bring their own life jacket for the child to use.
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
    • Minors are required to have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 35.
FAQ
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What kind of boat will be used?
  • The boat used for this tour is a 46-foot Delta boat known for its stability, strength and seaworthy characteristics. This big and roomy boat has areas both inside and outside of the cabin, a big swim step and an extra sturdy ladder, helping guests safely and easily enter and exit the water.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 104.38
From USD 104.38

Taxes & fees included

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(4.31/5.00) 4.31 / 5
(13 reviews)

Pick-up Not available
Duration 3.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

My husband and I went on the snorkel experience and it was the best! We saw about 15 manta rays, including one with a 12 foot wingspan, and probably close to 10 barrel rolls where they came within a f...more
by: Stainless
Great crew, got us to the spot off the airport, lots of other boats there, lights on and after a while Manta Rays showed up. The cool part was when a 10-12 foot wide one did 3 manta rolls right in ou...more
by: Montalvo Family
We were a family of 7 visiting Hawaii for the first time in July 2018 and swimming with the Mantas sounded like a dream. We went out and was disappointed when only 2 Mantas showed up but I only saw on...more

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Ocean Encounters Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel Cruise - Manta Sighting Guarantee!