Big Island of Hawaii

Sunset and Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure

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COMBO Sunset and Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Combine two must-do experiences to enhance your vacation in Hawaii. First, board a spacious catamaran for a sunset cruise along the Kona coast. Then slip into the ocean for a snorkel adventure with manta rays. Guides provide instruction and ensure your comfort with included snorkel gear, swim noodle, and a wetsuit. Afterward, enjoy juice, soft drinks, or hot cocoa with cookies; beer, wine, and cocktails are available to purchase.
  • Watch a legendary Kona sunset from a 50-foot (15-meter) sailing catamaran
  • Go snorkeling with a guide at night and observe manta rays in their natural habitat
  • Guides provide an in-depth explanation of these mysterious marine creatures
  • Snorkel gear, wetsuits, and swim noodles are provided along with hot chocolate and cookies

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer, wine and spirits are available for purchase on boat)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Towels (guest should bring their own towels)
  • Parking at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha Hotel for $10

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 75-5669 Ali‘i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

    Guests are asked to check-in at our KONASTYLE retail outlet 45 MINUTES PRIOR to your scheduled departure time. We are located in the Kona Square Shopping Complex. Our address is 75-5669 Alii Drive, #1107, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Any tour participants that are getting in the water MUST KNOW HOW TO SWIM without the assistance of a flotation device
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the water and MUST be accompanied by an adult on the vessel at all times
  • Guests are asked to check-in at our KONASTYLE retail outlet 45 MINUTES PRIOR to your scheduled departure time. We are located in the Kona Square Shopping Complex. Our address is 75 5669 Alii Drive, #1107, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • We offer validated parking at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha Hotel for up to 5.5 hours for a nominal fee. Please bring your parking ticket with you to check-in. (Fee is under Exclusion)
  • PLEASE NOTE that trip start times VARY throughout the year to accommodate for the time changes of the setting sun.
  • Not recommended for travelers that are not strong swimmers. If guest is not a competent swimmer (as determined by the Captain and/or crew), they will be directed to immediately return to the vessel. In such instances the guest will NOT be refunded
  • Not recommended for travelers that are prone to seasickness / motion sickness
  • Not recommended for travelers with a body mass index (BMI) higher than 36. We reserve the right to deny water entry to any individual with a BMI above 36.
  • Not recommended for travelers with a history of panic attacks
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Wendy_C
Captain Tanner and his delightful crew did an outstanding job. Despite a bit of rain- we enjoyed a gorgeous sunset, an up close and personal manta(s) encounter, great music and an all around excellent experience.

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Having the Manta-rays...
Brionna_G, Apr 2024
Having the Manta-rays less than an inch underneath me. A once in a lifetime experience! Amazing!!!!!
Up Close w/ the Manta Rays
Michelle_L, Mar 2024
Our snorkel trip with Kona Style was amazing!!! We saw manta rays as soon as we got into the water, and the staff were all so nice and accomodating!
Don’t miss!
Wendy_C, Mar 2024
Captain Tanner and his delightful crew did an outstanding job. Despite a bit of rain- we enjoyed a gorgeous sunset, an up close and personal manta(s) encounter, great music and an all around excellent experience.
Awe-inspiring experiencing - must do!
April_H, Mar 2024
The crew was warm and welcoming, and their attention to safety and assuaging anxieties about being in the water at night commendable. Protocols for getting in and out of the water were clearly explained and professionally executed, demonstrating their experience in this venture. While it was a busy night in Manta Village, our crew managed jostling for a spot well such that we could just focus on viewing those spectacular animals. The hot chocolate and cookies were a great reward for our “bravery” and the star gazing on the way back a bonus. Can’t say enough about this tour and company - bonus marks for having a token Canadian on crew to hang out with!
Great Tour!!!
Angela_W, Mar 2024
Lots of manta rays seen and such a majestic experience!! Crew was great and always felt very safe!!!
If you are older--great crew
Denise_C, Feb 2024
We are an older couple (62,72) and were struck by the care and consideration we were given on the tour. We told our guide that one of us had to take out hearing aids and they immediately notified the other in water guides. They respectfully watched us on stairs, moving on the boat. I felt cared for but not babied. Wonderful event.
Yes and yes
Anonymous, Feb 2024
If you want to be taken out on an amazing romantic sunset boat ride AND get to see manta rays inches away from your face this is the boat you want! Crew were professional and super on it, very good at what they do and care about the wildlife. Fun boat ride back as well with good music and a nice view of the island at night. Great tour!
We were really grateful...
Carolyn_F, Feb 2024
We were really grateful that we booked this trip with the sunset cruise. We had a lovely sail down the coast as we watched the sun set over the ocean before hopping into the water with the manta rays. The crew really knew what they were doing and so we felt incredibly safe and supported. We will definitely use Kona Style again for our next excursion.
Amazing
Tiffany_W, Feb 2024
We went in January so the water was on the rougher side. They even had to cancel and move our scheduled day. I really appreciated their attention to our safety in that! The whole experience was professional and friendly and you feel well taken care of. Swimming with the manta rays was so amazing. They are truly beautiful creatures and they get so close! Our youngest snorkeler was 9 and it was just fine for her 😊
Cross it off the bucket list
Ryan_L, Feb 2024
Highly recommend! The crew was top notch and provided a safe and awesome experience! I have been on a few different swims and this one ranks at the top.
Must Do!! Best adventure on our trip!
Jill_C, Feb 2024
Boat was huge and spacious, provided drinks and snacks. Crew was great and attentive!! Especially Mara. Must do adventure if you are going to Kona! We got lucky with weather and it was a perfect night and saw dozens of manta! One of the coolest experiences. Absolutley worth the money. Highly recommend. 13/10! Ps. There were some really small boats with tour trips, like 15 people crammed into a small boat. I would avoid that at all cost. I have a tendency to get sea sick and had no problems in the large boat this tour guide provided.
Highlight of Vacation!
Erin_W, Jan 2024
It was an amazing experience with great educated staff from Kona Style! We loved being in the water with the Manta Ray! Within 5 minutes of entering the water one was within inches from our faces! This experience was just the right amount of time for our group!
Great crew, great time!
Jonathan_P, Dec 2023
All the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. One crew member was a marine biologist and gave us some great information about the manta rays. It was an experience we will never forget!
Excellent and well organized
Valerie_N, Nov 2023
Excellent tour. Well organized with plenty of staff on board to keep things flowing seamlessly. The boat was spacious ans well maintained. The experience with the manta rays was amazing!
Beautiful giants
Kristin_C, Nov 2023
What a treat! So awe inspiring to be able to experience this. The Manta Rays are graceful and beautiful. There were 4 or 5 that swam under us numerous times. They would sweep around in circles, coming right under our chins and noses. At one point, I was looking to the left and a large Manta bumped me from the right as if to tell me to pay attention! Such great beauties. The KonaStyle staff was amazing! They thought of every detail and took excellent care of us from start to finish. I don't know how they did it, but we enjoyed a beautiful rainbow on the way. I highly recommend this trip. Its one for the memory books!
Amazing trip
Mandi_S, Nov 2023
As soon as we got in the water a Manta swam belly up right in front of me. The captain and crew were very helpful and nice.
It was a fabulous...
brenda_c, Nov 2023
It was a fabulous experience! The Manta Rays were huge! The crew were amazing when one of our group got sick.
What a great start to our Kona vacation!
strryeyedgrrl, Oct 2023
My husband and I had a great time on our tour with Kona Style. The crew was friendly, fun, and knowledgeable. They shared a wealth of knowledge about manta rays and made sure everyone felt safe, secure, and had a good time. I'm not a pro at snorkeling - in fact, it was only my second time really ever using snorkel equipment - but the crew was great at helping folks like me. They even have good grace when dealing with someone like me that gets unexpectedly seasick. They were kind and caring and made sure I was all right. I was fine - it was mostly my pride that was a little dented. All told, we'd go out again with Kona Style! One note for other travelers - parking is an adventure of its own in this area of Ali'i Drive. The parking lot at the King Kamehameha was closed to non-hotel guests due to Ironman festivities, so we had to find an alternative a ways away. There is limited free street parking/lots in the area, so you might end up forking over quite a bit at one of the pay lots. Consider public transit or Uber/Lyft as an alternative!
Don’t think twice
Tonya_P, Oct 2023
What an experience! The crew was great and very friendly. The sunset boat ride was gorgeous . We even saw dolphins ! The manta experience was everything! We saw mantas within the first 5 min of being in the water, and they were so close! The crew covers all equipment and on the ride back to shore we were offered tea or hot chocolate and snacks! Music was playing . What a night!
The Best!
Kim_T, Oct 2023
Awesome adventure! This is right off the cruise port which we needed! The captain and crew worked so hard to allow us to see manta rays....and we did! The ride in and out was with a lovely sunset and other wildlife! Well worth it!!!
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