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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Wildlife Adventure with Experienced Nature Guide

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Head into a mysterious underwater world

Snorkeling with the manta rays of Kona is a "must do" on any visit to the Big Island! Take this opportunity to head into the calm midnight waters of Hawaii on an evening manta ray snorkel to swim among these gentle and majestic marine creatures.

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The clean and clear waters off of Hawaii are home to a wide variety of aquatic animals, but Kona's fever of manta rays is definitely one of the most unique across all of the islands. After the sun goes down, and the waters become dark, the rays begin to congregate off of the cost to have an evening meal of plankton and other small sea creatures. Your guide will shine a light into the water to illuminate the manta ray's food supply, bringing them ever closer beneath you as you look down from the ocean's surface.
Fun Fact: Manta rays, "Hahalua" in Hawaiian, are a symbol of Spirit Guardians for Native Hawaiians and they are a very elegant and intelligent species!
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Price
Standard Package (With Transportation)
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 9.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 150.00
USD 150.00
Child (Age 8-11)
USD 110.00
USD 110.00
Ride Along (Age 6 & over)
USD 80.00
USD 80.00
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 150.00
USD 150.00
Child (Age 8-11)
USD 110.00
USD 110.00
Ride Along (Age 6 & over)
USD 80.00
USD 80.00
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    See the manta rays of Kona up close and personal
Don't have a rental car? Not to worry! Convenient pick-up is available from locations along Ali'i Drive in Kailua-Kona.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 2.5 - 5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: You can choose either Pick-up or Check-in (free).
  • Inclusion: Life jacket / Wetsuit / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins) / Hot beverages / Flotation devices
Package detail / Schedule
Standard Package (No Transportation)
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 9.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 120.00
USD 120.00
Child (Age 8-11)
USD 80.00
USD 80.00
Ride Along (Age 6 & over)
USD 80.00
USD 80.00
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 120.00
USD 120.00
Child (Age 8-11)
USD 80.00
USD 80.00
Ride Along (Age 6 & over)
USD 80.00
USD 80.00
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If you are staying outside of Kailua-Kona and have access to transportation, this is the package for you!
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 2.5 - 5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: You can choose either Pick-up or Check-in (free).
  • Inclusion: Life jacket / Wetsuit / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins) / Hot beverages / Flotation devices
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
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  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location
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  • 16:30-17:45 Pick-up in Kailua-Kona or Check-in at Honokohau Harbor
  • 17:45 Briefing at Honokohau Harbor (15 mins)
    Your expert guides will have a safety briefing, and you will also be fitted for a wetsuit at this time.
  • 18:15 Watch a Hawaiian Sunset (15 mins)
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  • 18:30 Manta Ray Watching & Snorkeling (1 hr)
    PB101696 Your snorkel spot will be surrounded by manta rays that come to eat plankton that are attracted by the light that boat crews put under the water.
  • 20:00 Return to Harbor
  • 20:00-21:20 Check-out or Drop-off
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • There is a maximum of 12 guests permitted on the boat.
    • Children 8 years old and above can participate in this activity. Children 6 to 7 years old are only able to ride the boat and will not be allowed into the water.
    • Guests with asthma or other respiratory problems are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Towel
    • Wear swimsuit under clothing
    • Sweatshirt / light jacket
Requirement(s) - Others
  • All Packages
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • Due to the changes in tide, the start time will vary depending on the season.
    • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
    • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
    • This activity may be changed or canceled for your safety, medical issues or comfort.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • Tour route may change due to Department of Land Nature Resources regulation.
    • Due to the tour is based on a natural phenomenon manta rays sighting are not guaranteed.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • All Packages
    • You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 9.
Activity provider
FAQ
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Are manta rays dangerous?
  • No, manta rays don't have barbs, stingers, or teeth to hurt you with, nor are they venomous. They are, however, quite large and fast and it is recommended to give them as much space as possible. Keeping a respectful distance from these wild animals is the best way to avoid any problems!
Do you have snorkel masks with prescription?
  • Yes, prescription masks are available. You can request them from the crew when you rent your snorkeling equipments.
Do I need to be able to swim to participate?
  • No it is not very necessary to be able to swim. Life jackets and flotation devices are on board and provided for those that request them. Captain is a certified lifeguard and all crews are well experienced.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 16:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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Duration incl. transportation 2.5 - 5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
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