Tours & activities by Historvius from Viator

  • Location: Kona, Hawaii
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
From USD $99.78

View price calendar

Experience the thrill of seeing manta rays up close! Kayak and snorkel through the Big Island's pristine waters to see Hawaii’s playful manta rays at night. Watch these gentle giants feed on plankton, and then jump in for an unforgettable wildlife experience!


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Swim alongside some of the most amazing creatures of the ocean on a nighttime snorkeling adventure in Kona! Explore the world of elegant manta rays on this 1.5-hour evening tour. When you check in, you will be provided with all kayaking and snorkeling equipment, instruction and safety orientation.

With your local guide, kayak along the Kona coast to the snorkeling spot of the night. Dive into the clear blue waters and enjoy the sight of these lovable manta rays swimming peacefully by you.

Manta rays feed most actively at night when plankton rises toward the water's surface. Your guide will use powerful diving lights to attract plankton and enable you to get close to the rays. As you will be in a kayak, you will have the freedom during your 45 minutes in the water to move to different snorkeling spots to look for manta rays.

When the tour is over, you will kayak back to the Keauhou Bay with your guide.

Schedule details

Select a month to view a calendar of availability and departure details.

Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from a convenient location in town of Honalo on Highway 11 (Mamalahoa Highway)
Departure Time:
Check-in time varies depending on the season and conditions. Call in for exact departure time.
90 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 1.5 hours after the start time

Pricing information

Click the link below to check pricing & availability on your preferred travel date. Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.

Pricing information

Big Island Manta Ray Night Kayak and Snorkel Adventure

Manta Ray

  • All gear is included: kayak, paddle, life vest, snorkel gear and safety lights.
  • Safety and equipment instruction from local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • For safety reasons, you MUST provide contact information in the Special Requirements box at check-out
Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. What's this?
Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Magdaleno P, July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Reviewed by: Sadie Kay S, September 2015

The mantas were SO BIG and graceful and strange. You'll absolutely love this experience.
You will meet the guides at the kayak shop and then drive your own car to the Sheraton Resort.
The guides transport the kayaks.
You can use your own snorkel gear if you have it.
Do some research about the mantas before you snorkel, as our guides didn't have any facts for us whatsoever. The guides were friendly and did a good job getting us set up though!
Leave all of your clothes/belongings in your car, as they'll get soaked if you bring them, and you don't need anything.
Go to the Sheraton before or after, as they have a beautiful restaurant and bar that overlooks the manta snorkel area and they have a really cool Manta Learning Center where you can learn about the animals.
SUCH AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! Worth every penny!!!!!!