Big Island of Hawaii

Manta Ray Night Snorkeling Adventure in Kailua-Kona

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Boat Tours and Water Sports in Kailua Kona

From $79.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Professional guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Light refreshments including snacks and bottled water
    • For snorkeling option: Snorkeling gear, jacket style wetsuit top, floatation device
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Honokohau Harbor public restrooms (south harbor)
      MX9H+827, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

      After turning into the harbor, Follow the road just abut 1/4 mile until you see a small public bathroom with a red roof building to the right. Meet crew in front of the bathroom.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    That was an amazing experience and the team on the boat really friendly! I absolutely recommend this activity.


    59 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Highlight of our first trip to Hawaii so far!
    Lin_L, May 2024
    Captain Brace and Ula were the best. They looked after us and kept us engaged with humour and lot's of interesting facts. You'll have fun but be sure to prepare for cooling effects of fast boat travel on the return trip when you're wet. Thanks guys. Apologies for not having brought any money for gratuities :)
    I am so that glad I did...
    Monty_M, Apr 2024
    I am so that glad I did this. It wad truly a memorable experience. You don't miss it. Life is to be experienced.
    Swimming with the Rays
    Jesse_M, Apr 2024
    Amazing trip for the family got up close an intimate with the manta rays my children 13 and 7 loved it.
    A plus
    Laura_S, Apr 2024
    Most amazing experience on our trip. Love them coming up to us. Saw dolphins Guides humorous entertaining and helpful Hot Shower after!!! Yeah
    Austin_S, Apr 2024
    Very friendly and entertaining staff! Snorkeling with manta rays and bonus dolphins was a sensational experience, will definitely recommend to anyone. The whole crew was very accommodating
    Unforgettable experience with mantas
    Dakota_S, Apr 2024
    Noel & team provided a fun atmosphere in the boat and made the overall experience feel safe and simple. In the water, the mantas are much bigger and closer than I expected, but that made the experience even more incredible.
    If you do ONE thing in Hawaii - make it this!
    Kylee_M, Apr 2024
    INCREDIBLE! This experience was recommended to us by a couple of friends and I'm so happy we did it! On the tour were my husband, parents and I (group of 4). The size of the full group was about 20 people and there was plenty of room in the water and we never felt crowded. The crew was very knowledgeable and always attentive. They were always checking in with us to make sure we were happy and even came in the water with us. The tour goes a little later than others so by the time we got to the spot we had it almost all to ourselves!! Seeing these incredible animals in person was unbelievable! This was a life highlight and I will for sure do it again next time I am on the island!! 12/10 review!! If I could give 1,000 stars I would! Thank you all for such an amazing night!
    Great time, highly recommended!
    Lee_P, Apr 2024
    The captain and crew made this a wonderful experience, very fun and safety minded. Seeing the manta rays up close was just phenomenal, there is never a dull moment. The adventure was better than I had expected. I would highly recommend it, I would do it again.
    Anas_S, Apr 2024
    That was an amazing experience and the team on the boat really friendly! I absolutely recommend this activity.
    Amazing Experience! Great crew!
    Matthew_R, Apr 2024
    An amazing experience with the Mantas and with a great crew! We had a big party (5 adults, 3 children) and Nolan and Ileo did a great job taking care of us. We would recommend them to anyone looking to swim with the Mantas!
    Highly recommended
    Dylan_W, Mar 2024
    Amazing experience seeing the Manta Rays! These guys did a great job of taking care of us. They were entertaining and helpful every step of the why. This seemed like a good boat/group size (~22 people) for the experience. I would use them again next time.
    Yes, do it
    Cedric_M, Mar 2024
    Noland and IKEA were terrific guides. Lots of fun! Pack a towel and a sweatshirt! Viator wants me to write more words here.
    Must do!
    Kristen_D, Mar 2024
    This was a once in a lifetime experience! A must do!! The guides were helpful, personable and funny!
    What an amazing time!
    Kaelina_H, Mar 2024
    Our snorkelling trip was amazing thanks to our awesome tour guides. They were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We didn’t have much luck with the mantas at our first location but they took us to a secondary location to make sure we got to see the manta rays. I was a little nervous before the tour but the guides were super organized and made us all feel super safe and comfortable while snorkelling. 100% would recommend these guys!
    Manta Ray greatness
    Kellie_P, Mar 2024
    Amazing is the best word for this trip. The crew was great, funny and entertaining and the experience was unforgettable.
    Bad ass
    Albert_L, Mar 2024
    Big shout out to these guys, had a great experience with them and also enjoyed the presentation and information they shared with us. Big help with my kids also.
    Amazing experience
    Kelly_C, Feb 2024
    Felt super comfortable and safe with my kids and grandparents . Staff was absolutely amazing . Bryce is hilarious
    Incredible Experience
    Emily_S, Feb 2024
    Our experience was incredible Nol was very funny and both gentlemen were very helpful and knowledgeable!! Loved the boat ride loved the the whole thing it was just amazing we saw so many Mantas they were so beautiful! Thank you so much for the experience highly recommend coming to Kona Hawaii!!!
    Mother Nature takes her own time. Great ride!
    Tanya_K, Jan 2024
    Our team, Nolan and Ileo, were great. Mother nature had other plans for the evening so we didnt get to see anything, but that happens. There was no luck on any boat that went out. We were still given a full refund and had fun anyways. Nolan and Ileo were knowledgeable and fun. We will try again in the summer
    Nice but short
    Yuchen_D, Dec 2023
    Nice experience but the duration is only a little pass an hour instead of the advertised 2 and half hours
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Aloha, I apologize if you didn't have enough time in the water. We have two sites that we visit: one in the north, which is only 10 minutes away, and another in the south, which is 25 to 30 minutes away. However, our aim is to allow people to spend 45+ minutes in the water. I will be more than happy to accommodate you again so you get more time with Mantas at no charge. Just call my office and hopefully, you are still in town. I will take you back out again. Mahalo

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