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Limited Availability! Group sizes up to 24 people. Nightly Manta Ray AND/OR Daily Snorkeling + Fishing Trips


Manta Night Snorkel

Manta Ray Night Snorkel tours run 7 days a week

$130 Adult, $120 Child (ages 7-12)
$110 Observers/Non-swimmers +tax
(includes $5 fuel surcharge)

Summer (2024)
Check in:
4:15 pm Departure: 4:30 pm
Return: Approximately 8:00/8:30 pm
(effective 4/01/24-8/14/24)

Fall (2024)
Check in:
4:00 pm Departure: 4:15 pm
Return: Approximately 8:00/8:30 pm
(effective 8/15/24-11/15/2024)

Winter (2023)
Check in:
3:45 pm Departure: 4:00 pm
Return: Approximately 7:45/8:15 pm
(effective 10/15/23-3/31/24)

Duration: Approximately 3.5 Hours

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

Don’t Worry!
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.

Snorkel equipment is sterilized after each tour

A Lifetime Experience!

About Mantas


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.

Manta Kuleana


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 encounters, whale watching and sport fishing 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

Fantastic crew – definitely book this when in Kona!”

  • 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

Things To Bring
  • 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.

About the Boat
  • New 2016 custom build!
  • Boat cabin – items stay safe and dry
  •  Heavy duty ladder with 4 steps below the surface of the water for ease to get on the boat from the water.
  • 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

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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.

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