5 Activity Rating
5 Crew Rating
Why go snorkeling with Mantas Rays at night? Although Mantas are most commonly seen during daylight hours, it's only because that's when most observers are in the water. Scientifically, we don't know exactly what Mantas do at night or how active they are, but they may feed most actively at night, when many planktonic creatures naturally rise surfaceward, providing a rich bounty on which Mantas may feed. Using dive lights, we are able to attract concentrations of these plankton and therefore attract the Mantas.
Unlike most of their relatives, Manta Rays have NO stinger and are completely safe to be around. We invite you to have yet another experience of a lifetime...a night snorkel with these angels of the Ocean.
Manta Rays have NO stinger and are safe!
Unlike most of their relatives, Manta Rays have NO stinger and are completely safe to be around.
Manta rays are beautiful sea creatures that live in warm tropical waters. Their side fins have evolved into wide triangular wings with which they use to "fly" through the water. Theses wings range from 4-20ft, making them amongst the largest sea creatures anywhere.
Time: Check-in 4:45-6:00pm (varies seasonally)
Duration: 4 hours
Schedule: Mon - Fri, year-round
Location: Honokohau Harbor, Kailua/Kona
Children: All ages are welcome and pay adult price.
Provided: Mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuits, water/soda and light snacks.
What to Bring: Towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, cover-up. In winter months you might like a wetsuit or lycra top.
Big Island Manta Ray Snorkel Tour is one of Hawaii's Best & Finest Activity!
The captain and crew were wonderful! Just bring your towel and a jacket...they take care of all else, including hot chocolate and snacks.
If you don't like heights, be prepared that when you enter the water, you're looking straight down to the bottom and can see everything. It takes a minute to let your mind adjust that you're really looking at the bottom of the ocean and coral and manta rays! If you have contacts, wear them so you don't miss anything, but make sure your mask is tight and secure, no hair between your face and the mask early on, so you're not missing out by messing with your mask and rubbing your eyes. This is a show and thrill that you do NOT want to miss!
A bit cold.. should be noted that own (warm) neos are recommended
EVERYTHING WAS GREAT!
More instruction for the snorklers. Some of the people on our circle were just flailing around and not just floating flat out. It would have made it easier on the rest of us if some people had followed intruction. But it was fabulous anyway!!
Just that everything was fantastic. The sea was very choppy that night and at no time did we feel unsafe. Everyone was very professional, In fact we going to The Big Island again and my wife will come on this dive with me. My Sons and I enjoyed the total experience. Mahalo from Jeff