1.5 hrs
Duration
All Ages
Minimum Age
Big Island
Island
Kona
City

Sunset Cruise and Night Manta Snorkel – Big Island

Join us for our hour and a half evening boat trip out of Keauhou Harbor to enjoy the beautiful Kona coastline and sunset, as we await the mantas arrival.

Learn some history and about the culture of the area and enjoy snacking from a fresh fruit and sushi platter as the sun fades behind the ocean.

Then, as night falls, witness the majestic manta rays come to feed on the abundant buffet of phytoplankton that appears with the glow of underwater dive lights on this unforgettable snorkel tour on the Island of Hawaii.

Slide into the alluring Pacific Ocean, buoyed by our light board, and experience the thrill of having giant manta rays gracefully glide and swoop through the waters, all within inches of you.

Back on board, complete your breathtaking experience with some warm green tea on the short ride back to the Keauhou pier.

On the rare occasion, you don’t see any manta rays on our Big Island sunset snorkel tour, you can join with us again for free on the next available scheduled tour (pending space availability).

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION 78-7100 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2527
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive promptly 15-30 minutes before your adventure.
WHATS INCLUDED
  • Snorkel equipment and wetsuits
  • Flotation aids
  • Fresh sushi, fruit platter, and beverages
CANCELLATION POLICY
Tours canceled by a guest within 48 hours of the departure time will be charged the full booked rate. In some cases, depending on your method of payment, a credit card processing fee of 6 % may be charged. Tours canceled by Kona Ocean Experience for last-minute reasons such as weather changes or mechanical reasons will not be charged.

Manta Rays are wild animals and although it is rare, there are days which the manta choose to not swim in the vicinity of people or simply are not around. Refunds are not provided in such cases and the tour experience overall is considered completed. In the event there are no Manta sightings, you may go out on the next regularly scheduled tour, pending space availability free of charge. Returns to the harbor early, such as for customer’s physical condition or seasickness may not easily be accommodated, nor will any refunds be provided in such cases.

Sunset Cruise and Night Manta Snorkel
Adults
12 years and older
$120
Children
Under 12 years old
$90
Ride-Along
$100

This adventure is operated by Kona Ocean Experience

Can I bring my own snorkeling gear?
Absolutely, YES, but there is no discount for bringing your own equipment.

Should I bring a camera?
Please feel free to bring a waterproof camera with you.

What about bathrooms?
There are no restrooms aboard. The last chance to use a restroom is at the
boat ramp before check-in.

What should I bring with me on the morning tour?
Your swimsuit, a towel, sandals, sunscreen, sunglasses, long sleeve rash
guard, a hat, and your waterproof camera.

What should I bring with me on the afternoon tour?
Your swimsuit, a towel, sandals, sunscreen, sunglasses, long sleeve rash
guard, a hat, and your waterproof camera.

What should I bring with me on the manta tour?
Your swimsuit, a towel, sandals, a change of clothes, and your waterproof
camera.

Can I get directions?
We meet you at the Keauhou Bay Boat Ramp, 78-7100 Kaleiopapa
Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

FROM THE NORTH (Kohala Coast or Waikoloa Resort Areas):
• Take HI-19 South and continue onto HI-11.
• Turn RIGHT onto Kamehameha III Road
• Turn LEFT onto Ali`i Drive
• Turn RIGHT onto Kaleiopapa Street
Going downhill, continue over the series of speed bumps. Pass the Sheraton’s
entrance (on the left), stay to the right and arrive at Keauhou Bay.

PLEASE NOTE: When traveling from the Kohala Coast or Waikoloa Resort
Areas, please allow a minimum of 1 Hour travel time for the morning and
afternoon tours. Due to local evening traffic, a minimum of 1.5 Hours travel
time is advised for either Manta Tour.

FROM THE SOUTH (South Kona or Ka`u Districts):
• Take HI-11 North.
• Turn LEFT onto Kamehameha III Road
• Turn LEFT onto Ali`i Drive
• Turn RIGHT onto Kaleiopapa Street
Going downhill, continue over the series of speed bumps. Pass the Sheraton’s
entrance (on the left), stay to the right, and arrive at Keauhou Bay.

MORNING DOLPHIN SWIM & SUNSET MANTA TOURS:
The KOEX dive guide or captain meets you in front of the public restroom area.

AFTERNOON SNORKEL & NIGHT MANTA TOURS:
The KOEX dive guide or captain meets you at the water’s edge where the
boats go in and out.