Big Island of Hawaii

Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel Adventure! Small Group

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Kealakekua Bay and Red Hill Snorkeling Excursion from Kona
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From $150.00

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

  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Escape the crowds and embark on a nighttime snorkeling excursion in search of manta rays. Cruise out on a fast Navy Seal Zodiac speedboat with just you and a small group. Sail along the Kona Coast and then dive in for a snorkeling adventure in search of the majestic creatures.
  • Snorkeling excursion on a fast zodiac speedboat
  • All snorkeling equipment and a wetsuit are provided
  • Observe local marine life including manta rays and fish
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Gear (mask, snorkel)
  • wetsuit
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

    Please arrive on time! Address is 78-7138 Kaleiopapa Street. Look for "Hawaii Island and Ocean Tours & Kona Snorkel Tours" White Van near the Outrigger Hotel or boat launches. Park Free along road, NO parking in the long narrow stalls designated for vehicles w/boat trailers.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Knows how to swim & snorkel
  • Weigh less than 250lbs
  • Physically fit to climb up a boat ladder
  • Basic swimming skills are required Previous snorkeling experience is required Guests must be able to independently climb up a boat ladder Guest must be able to converse in English to understand verbal instructions and safety briefings Your safety is our priority! If you or anyone in your group would like a lifejacket please contact our reservation line.
  • Mantas are wild animals and we cannot guarantee their presence
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 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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The crew was a lot of fun and were very friendly. The captain did a lot of karaoke and danced to the music playing which made it a fun boat ride. We got plenty of snorkeling time and the bay was absolutely beautiful. I will definitely do this again the next time I’m in town.


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Best trip every
Lisa_L, Jun 2023
The crew was amazing captain Scott was great he did both are trips this weekend he was amazing the adventures we just amazing would recommend to anyone wanting a one in a life time adventures
Rays were only inches...
george_b, Jun 2023
Rays were only inches from us. We could see into their eyes. We had eight of them swarming around us.
We had an amazing time....
Brenda_T, May 2023
We had an amazing time. We were a group of 7 on senior trip. We had a couple that were nervous and the workers helped them out. Would Recommend going!
Must do adventure!
Irina_A, Apr 2023
Amazing snorkeling experience with breathtaking manta rays! Make sure to wear a wet suit to stay warm, be capable to comfortably swim and snorkel to be able to relax and enjoy this unforgettable experience! The boat ride there and back may be bumpy and splashy, but fun!
Must-do in Hawaii!
Oliver_K, Mar 2023
This was one of the most spectacular things we have done. Hunter and Danielle did a wonderful job answering every question and making the event unforgettable! We can only recommend this to everyone!
Must do in Kona!
Hannah_D, Mar 2023
We did the 7pm tour and saw 10+ rays doing backflips! It was an amazing experience! The tour started off with fitting wetsuits since it gets cold when you’re floating in the water without much movement for 30+ mins, then we boarded a speedboat. It was my first time on a speedboat and boy was it fast! We had to hold on tightly so we don’t fall. It was a bit of a bumpy ride so beware if you’re prone to seasickness. However, the ride was only 15-20min. Once we arrived at the location, we were given snorkeling equipments, and jumped into the water with a pool noodle so our legs would be floating as well to not bother or harm the rays. A few of us felt a little seasickness while in the water but it wasn’t severe.
Didn't go exposed to...
Larimee_T, Mar 2023
Didn't go exposed to covid. Not sure if I will get a refund. I talked to them and sent message. They did not make it clear if I would get refunded
Floating with the manta rays
Arthur_B, Feb 2023
This was a good boat ride,our first experience with manta rays,we got to see at least 4. speed boat ride was awesome loved the little jumps would go again
Thrilling but edgy adventure to see gentle giant rays.
Yvonne_B, Jan 2023
The boat was fast and thrilling. The manta ray viewing was awesome. Our guides “Daisy” and Rob were good. Be prepared for a 30 minute bumpy, dark, cold ride back to dock. It was tolerable but not pleasant. This trip was a one and done for me.
Great experience/memorable
Joseph_W, Jan 2023
Fast boat, fun dive, friendly staff, awesome view up close of the manta ray. Was everything you really could ask for in an experience like this.
Snorkeling is good....
Kee_H, Dec 2022
Snorkeling is good. Friendly captain and coach. The check in/comm/instructions from owner is just so so
Worth it!!
Janine_S, Dec 2022
Having the ray come inches from our faces!! Seeing the krill/shrimp & tiny fish floating in the light & getting swallowed up by the ray. Captain was fun & played fun music on the way out to the site. It was a little rough at the site but can’t help that! A little miscommunication about arrival time & meeting location but was worked out.
Amazing experience! We...
Fabiola_D, Dec 2022
Amazing experience! We got to see several mantas! Guide and helper were both great and made the experience fun and safe.
Must Do!!!
Selena_A, Oct 2022
Celebrated my wifes 55th birthday at this phenomenal manta ray tour! My wife is a breast cancer survivor and we have been checking off our Bucket List Must Dos and this was one of them! The Captains Spinner and Danielle were awesome, the speed boat was fun and it was such a blessing to swim with these magnificent water angels, the manta rays!
Manta visit
Mark_G, Oct 2022
Got up close with the Manta. It was fantastic. They were rolling about right next to us and having a great old time
James_B, Oct 2022
Ryan and captain Dannial we’re Awesome. From travel to and from the Manta Ray’s they made it a adventure to remember. Ryan is a impressive snorkeler. Wish we had time for lessons. Thankyou all for the highlight of our vacation… you guys rocked it💕
Down right fun and amazing
Susan_K, Sep 2022
Boat ride awesome and our tour guides were so helpful and knowledgeable and just down right fun!!! So so many mantrays
Choose another one!
Gina_S, Aug 2022
The price is high for what they provide. Boat okay. Rock and roll music blasting througout the trip. Not enough snacks for everyone. Wild good chase hoping to see a shark —a waste of time, we could have been snorkeling. Obnoxious captain. Overall, too high a price for what they offer. There are better, more professional companies.
Wild ride to the best snorkeling spot
Angel_S, Aug 2022
The tour was amazing. We didn’t expect to see so many fish and be in such clear waters. We also stopped to look at some lava tubes. Being on a smaller group made it more fun and personalized.
Fun experience with...
Bethany_C, Jul 2022
Fun experience with family. Deanna and Rob were great! They had lots of knowledge about the area and shared history and fun facts. Loved the small group and personalized care

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