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  • Location: Kona, Hawaii
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
From USD $48.22

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The manta ray night snorkel was voted "one of the top 10 things to do in your life" by the Travel Channel! Experience the Kona manta ray snorkel yourself and see what all the fuss is about. You'll journey only five minutes off the Big Island's west coast to reach the snorkeling site. As the vessel's diving lights shine through the crystal-clear water, these gentle giants arrive to feed on plankton. Jump in the water for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to night snorkel with Hawaii's friendly manta rays.


  • Snorkel gear included
  • Close encounter with wildlife
Although you are able to view mantas during daylight hours, they feed most actively at night when many plankton rises towards the water's surface. By using dive lights that are safe for the mantas, you'll be able to attract and get close to the mantas.

Unlike sting rays, mantas are very gentle and don't have teeth, stingers or barbs. These big and beautiful animals are truly amazing, boasting wingspans that can exceed 15 feet (4.5 meters) in width! They are completely safe to be around, so hop aboard for the aquatic experience of a lifetime!

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua Kona
Departure Time:
Departure time varies depending on season. Check-in time is between 5:30pm and 7:00pm. Exact departure time will be advised upon reconfirmation
90 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 1.5 hours after departure time

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Manta Ray Night Snorkel
Code: GEN

Manta ray night snorkel from Kona

USD $138.24
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Ride Along
Code: RIDE

Surface viewing of the manta rays; no snorkeling

USD $48.22
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel from Kona

Manta Night Snorkel and Dive

  • Manta ray night snorkel
  • Use of snorkel equipment, wetsuit and instruction
  • Warm soup, bread rolls, snack mix and hot drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Videos of your dive (available for purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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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: Derek, Canada, December 2016

It started great, but with the full moon, the waves had their affect on almost everyone. The show took about 20-25 minutes to start, but we saw two mantas munch through the plankton buffet - pretty cool how close they get to you. Can't touch them, which is fine, but they are close when they swim by you. Took great GoPro Session4 footage - screen clips below.

Reviewed by: Liesl G, November 2016

I have been to Kona several times and I can't believe I did not do this sooner. It was an amazing experience and not to be missed. Can't wait to go back and do it again.