Swim with Manta Rays in Hawaii, join us on a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the graceful nighttime ballet of Kona’s giant Manta Rays during our Moonlit Manta Ray Night Snorkel Adventure. Kona is the only location on the planet where you can get in the water at night and have over a 90% chance of encountering these gentle giants. This experience will be one of your Hawaii memories you will be talking about for years to come.
We start our evening departing from Honokohau harbor on our comfortable U.S. Coast Guard certified vessel. We will quickly have you in the zone and assist you on The Moonlit Manta Ray Late Night Snorkel. Upon arrival at the Manta Ray snorkeling site our captain (who has a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Marine Science) will give a brief talk about the Manta Rays and what to expect. We will enter Kona’s warm, clear, illuminated water with our experienced guide who will escort you as you hold on to our custom “Light Board”. The lights on our board attract the plankton that the Manta Rays feed on. Float on the surface and watch the seemingly choreographed performance of our Manta Rays with wingspans over 13 feet!
The “Wicked Wahine” is a custom built 29 foot power boat. She has comfortable padded seating for 16, but we don’t take more than 14 guest. You won’t be fighting for space like on some other “cattle” boats. There is a toilet and protected cabin for those days when the ocean is less than co-operative. If the sea does get too rough, we would rather re-schedule than make our guest endure an uncomfortable trip. We are family owned and operated, and our guest’s experience is our number one goal.
Honokohau Small Boat Harbor - 74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Customers (who have purchased individual seats) will receive a full refund with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Private Charters will receive a full refund with 7 days notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
We do require 6 guest to confirm this tour. Please provide contact information in the event we are unable to confirm your tour.