2.5 hrs
Duration
All Ages
Minimum Age
Big Island
Island
Kailua-Kona
City

Big Island Manta Ray Snorkeling Adventure

Head out into the Pacific Ocean off Kona to see the sunset over the water before diving in to enjoy swimming freely with Manta Rays in their underwater nighttime realm, an electric experience unlike anything else in the world.

As we motor out from Honokohau Harbor in Kona, Hawaii to the Dive site (which is about 20-30 feet deep) our crew will go over some fun facts about our Manta Rays and other specific info you will need for your adventure.

As the sun sets and it turns into night, the flashlights come on and the ocean is lit up electric green like the Emerald City from the Wizard of Oz.

The Manta Rays come close and perform somersaults underneath you while they eat the plankton that gets concentrated by the lights.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION 74-429 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive promptly 15-30 minutes before your adventure to check-in.
WHAT TO BRING Towel, Jacket/Sweatshirt/Dry Clothes since you’re on a boat at night sometimes it’s chilly when you’re wet. Of course, don’t forget your camera!
WHATS INCLUDED Mask, fins, snorkel, wet suit, flotation devices, dry snacks, hot coffee, and hot chocolate.
CANCELLATION POLICY All changes and/or cancellations must be made prior to 48 hours of departure

 

Big Island Manta Ray Snorkeling Adventure

 
Adult $115
Children
Ages 11 and under
$95
Ride Alongs
$75
Infants
Infant, Baby, Toddler (Under 2)
 
$50
Private Charters
$4,000

This adventure is operated by Ocean Encounters

What do I bring?

We will have water and sodas as well as some dry snacks for you but you are free to bring anything else you want to eat and drink.

Bring your bathing suit and a towel and if you have your own personal snorkel equipment or flotation feel free to bring those things with you if you prefer.

Children under 36 inches tall and infants need to bring their own life jackets.

Don’t forget to bring your Camera!

Is the Ocean rough?

Kona is located on the leeward side of the island. The tradewinds blow from east to west and we are blocked from those winds by the large volcanic mountains of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and our mountain…Hualalai. Even if it is windy up north by Waikoloa, it is usually very calm in Kona.

Are we guaranteed to see Dolphins, Mantas, and/or Whales?

These creatures are in the open ocean and not in an aquarium. However, we know where they like to hang out and hardly ever get “skunked”. We offer GUARANTEED SIGHTINGS or you can come again for FREE!