Big Island: Eco-Friendly Twilight Manta Ray Adventure

4.8 / 5

17 reviews

Big Island: Eco-Friendly Twilight Manta Ray Adventure

From $133.86 per person

Get up close and personal with majestic manta rays. Peer into the dark water on an illuminated raft. End your evening with hot chocolate and cookies.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Swim with giant manta rays after sunset and observe these graceful creatures as they feed on plankton from a floating light raft
  • Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies to warm you up after your nighttime snorkel adventure
  • Ride in comfort on this eco-friendly tour with access to snorkel equipment, wetsuits, and flotation devices
Full description
Experience an exciting 75-minute nighttime snorkeling expedition, and get up close and personal with stunning manta rays as they gracefully soar through the water. After the sun sets, head off into the nighttime waters to see a fascinating "manta ray ballet" along the Kona coast near the mouth of Keauhou Bay. This point of departure is one of the island’s most successful and consistent manta ray viewing locations. Your underwater adventure will take place in clear warm waters near protected reefs abundant with marine life.   Your experienced snorkeling guide will outfit you with all the necessary gear needed to embark on your experience including snorkel gear, wetsuits, and flotation devices. After a quick safety briefing, get ready to plunge into the dark waters and be captivated by these graceful creatures as they feast on plankton. Grip onto the flotation swim ring with high-illumination blue water lights that attract the plankton on which the mantas feed. Soon afterward, rays will glide through the water almost at arm's length opening their enormous mouths to feast. After your remarkable underwater adventure, return to your boat and warm up with a nighttime snack of hot chocolate and cookies
Includes
  • 75 minute guided night swim
  • Snorkel gear (including Rx masks)
  • Wetsuits and flotation devices
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
  • Towels
  • Swimsuits
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Check-in is located at this address: 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel

    Know before you go

    • On the rare occasion where zero manta rays are sighted on your tour, Sea Quest invites you to come back out on another night at no additional cost to you, or on a confirmed Captain Cook Express afternoon snorkel tour at no additional charge.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 17 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
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    First time snorkeling. Staff and crew were very helpful, friendly and professional. Good overall experience!

    July 26, 2021

    July 26, 2021

    Great. Seen Manta Rays up close and the guides were great at explaining things.

    July 25, 2021

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