Manta Night Snorkel
Manta Ray Night Snorkel tours run 7 days a week
$115 Adult, $105 Child (ages 7-12)
$95 Observers/Non-swimmers +tax
ONLINE DISCOUNT – SAVE 10% – Use Code: mantaray
Duration: Approximately 3.5 Hours
Check in: 4:00 PM
Departure: 4:20 PM
Return: Approximately 8:30 PM
You will enjoy a comfortable sunset cruise up the Kona coast on our brand new boat, the Maheli-Heli as we head towards the world famous Manta Ray Village. The Travel Channel says, “It’s one of the top ten things to do in your lifetime.” We agree wholeheartedly and there is no better place to book this adventure than here with Manta Adventures. This once in a life time adventure await’s you and yours. Aloha
If you have NO swimming or in water experience book as an OBSERVER. The MANTA show is visible from the boat. You can enjoy the experience along with your family and friends.
A Lifetime Experience!
Offshore of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Big Island, our visitors have the rare treat to experience – the Manta Night Snorkel. Mantas come to feed on an accumulation of plankton off the shoreline. The mantas glide through the water like birds feeding on the plankton. The Kona mantas are gentle giants, in many instances are 16 feet from wing to wing. The experience of seeing these massive gentle creatures in the wild is exhilarating and makes for an incredible Night Manta Snorkel show.
The Manta Night Snorkel is an experience you have to see for yourself.
We treat the Kona mantas and all of the Big Island ocean environment with respect. We are careful not disturbing these gentle giants in their habitat. Its a privilege for us to take you on this trip and we do not take it for granted.
Our boat was specifically designed for the Kona Night Snorkel tour and is fantastic for all guests. Mantas can be viewed from the boat (ride alongs) or in the water (manta snorkel).
The Best Captains!
Captain Bill and Captain Dan have been on the seas around Kona for two decades bringing guests on manta night snorkels, dolphin snorkels and whale watching tours. We strive to offer the most safe, educational and deeply rich experience. We understand your precious vacation dollars deserve to be spent on the very best. Learn more
- Light Snack, Juice and Water
- Snorkel Gear, Fins, Mask,
- Floatation Devices
- Wet Suits
- Fresh Water Warm Shower Rinse!
Special Note: When booking your reservation please indicate any additional special needs you my require. We want to accommodate to make your trip special and memorable. Aloha
- BRING A TOWEL!
- Swim wear, cover up, light jacket or sweater
- Special snacks or drinks
- Underwater Camera / GO PRO
Gratuity is not included in the price of the tour but tips are greatly appreciated.
- New 2016 custom build!
- Boat cabin – items stay safe and dry
- Head (toliet) with sink
- Smooth comfortable ride
- Easy entry/exit from the water – no transom to crawl over
- Heavy duty ladder with 4 submerged steps – ease to get on the boat
- Eco-friendly engines
- Minimal exhaust reduces seasickness
- Emissions and noise reduction
Trip Advisor Reviews
We had a great time on our trip. First, if you've never snorkeled with manta rays, its an amazing experience! What really helped make this trip great though was the boat crew. The captain took time before the trip to have a chat with everyone who was getting ready to board the boat and tell them a little about the what we were going to see and why its so special. The crew made a point of learning everyone's name and getting to know everyone a little (also, one of them baked cookies for after the swim, so bonus points). While we were in the water the crew did an awesome job of moving around and checking in on everyone, while at the same time spotting and calling out incoming rays. We had an amazing night and Manta Adventures was 100% a perfect choice for a once in a lifetime experience.
You won't find a nicer Captain and crew. Dan and Tanner made our trip truly a pleasure. Nice boat, hot shower luxury. They are respectful of the mantas and other sea life as well as caring members of the Kona community.
Went on the night time manta ray snorkel. Dan and Tanner were great! Had a great time and enjoyed every minute of it. The manta rays were amazing and we were able to see so many and have them come so close that they could touch you. The crew was super friendly. One of the best surprises was when you came back on the boat you were able to be hosed down with warm water! You could tell that Dan and Tanner enjoy what they do. Definitely recommend!!
Absolutely recommend this adventure! Make sure you book with Chad & Dusty! Great captains. We had a blast! Our favorite experience in Hawaii ever! Hawaii Oceanic.....we will definitely come again when we return to the Big Island! Hard to describe how cool it was! Don't miss it!
So much fun. A must see if you are in Kona!!! The crew was awesome and had are safety first. Manta'a were so close they even brushed up against you. Got wonderful pictures.
My husband and I went out with Bill and Gabe for the Manta Ray night snorkel. The experience was amazing to see the Manta Rays, but Bill and Gabe showed customer service like I've never seen. Both were extremely nice and made the trip fun. Gabe catered to everyone's needs. If someone was feeling sick he had some remedies/ideas to share to help. Fresh pineapple was even cut and served along with some other fresh goodies 🙂 I would highly recommend the Manta Ray night snorkel, but with Bill and Gabe at Manta Adventures. Thank you so much guys!!!!
I have never been so amazed in my life!!!!!!!! Watching the manta feed is by far the most amazing thing ever!!!!! Captain Bill, Gabe, and Tanner were super awesome too!!! I can't wait to come back again!!
What an amazing experience with Captain Bill and Gabe! We booked the Manta night snorkel and had such a great time we booked a family day on the boat. We swam with Dolphins, fished and snorkeled at the bay!! Great boat! Highly recommend!
Life is too short... take "Swim with Manta Rays" off the list with pros.
Great crew in tune with the needs of the rays and the safety of the visitors.
They have thought about all the guests needs and offer a truly unique experience.
We had so much fun with both the Manta Adventure and Whale Watching Adventure!! The crew is amazing and they make the whole trip a blast! I highly recommend them! 😊 They have water and snacks as well as an amazing and clean boat! I was smiling both times and I would do it again a third time for sure!!
We had a great time! Thank you for taking us out a second time, as it was well worth the second trip. �
Manta Adventures went above and beyond anything we expected. The crew was helpful, knowledgeable & talented with a pineapple! We could tell they loved what they do . They took pride in their boat and made sure every piece of equipment was cared for and in excellent condition. We had the best lights on the water and were able to attract tons of plankton which in turn allowed us to witness an unbelievable underwater manta ray acrobatic performance! The water was a bit chilly however the second we stepped back on the boat we were sprayed down with clean hot water which felt great!
To top it all off, they passed out homemade cookies for the ride back to shore!
Excellent job Manta Adventures!
Bill, Gabe and Dan are such a professional crew. They know how to do it right. Everything is taken care of for you. They conduct themselves with a safety first attitude. Their equipment is new and clean. The snacks they provided were hand crafted and homemade. I just can't say enough about them and our experience. First class.
Had a great time. Beautiful boat. Great crew. Had fresh sashimi and fresh pineapple as a snack. If you plan on watching the rays, this is your trip
Manta Adventure Participate Guidelines
OBSERVE ONLY: No touching. Resist the urge to “pet” the mantas. This will rub off their protective mucus coating. Do not chase, grab, or try to take a ride on the mantas. This doesn’t benefit the animal in anyway.
SNORKELER POSITION: Snorkelers must stay on the surface and keep legs horizontal. Do not dive down into the water column. This is prohibited.
LIGHTS: Snorkelers please shine all lights down.
TAKING PHOTOS or VIDEO: When taking underwater photos or video please be considerate of people and the mantas. Minimize your equipment in the water column and let the mantas come to you. The flash must be in off position when taking any manta picture or video.
These guidelines were established by manta operators in Kona, Hawaii.