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Keauhou Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kailua-Kona, HI

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Kailua-Kona, United States
Keauhou Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kailua-Kona, HI
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Have the opportunity to admire wild manta rays in their natural habitat on this evening cruise. Set sail after dark, when the manta rays come out to feed on plankton, and use a custom-made lightboard that attracts the rays. Float through the warm waters for up to 40 minutes, use your snorkel to watch as the rays swim and feed, and learn more about the majestic creatures from your guide.
  • Small boat lets you get closer without disturbing the manta rays
  • Certified in-water guides focus on a safe and non-intrusive experience
  • Warm up with included hot drinks and snacks on the boat
  • Intimate small-group experience with a maximum of six people
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Use of Snorkeling Equiptment and Wetsuit
Snacks
Certified In-Water Guide and Lifeguard

Departure Point

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

*Check-in is 40 minutes prior to departure time* We meet at Keauhou Small Boat Harbor down from the Outrigger Hotel. Take Ali'i Drive south to 78-7138 Kaleiopapa Street. Look for our white business truck near the boat ramps to check in. Be sure to come in swim wear and bring towels.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Basic swimming skills are required
  • Previous snorkeling experience is required
  • Guests must be able to independently climb up a boat ladder
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guest must be able to converse in English to understand verbal instructions and safety briefings
  • Please call 8.0.8.3.1.3.1.1.1.6 to confirm availability before purchasing
  • Not recommended for those who have recently undergone surgery or who may have mobility restrictions.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours
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 answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Keauhou Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kailua-Kona, HI?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Keauhou Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kailua-Kona, HI.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Keauhou Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kailua-Kona, HI?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Keauhou Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kailua-Kona, HI.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Keauhou Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kailua-Kona, HI?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Keauhou Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kailua-Kona, HI.

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  • "There a few of these tours and I would highly recommend this one as it is very small groups and makes the experience so much better." See review
  • "We went at 11pm and it was so worth it." See review
  • "It was a once in a lifetime experience and I recommend this with a full heart" See review

Reviews

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Amazing experience!
Sylvia_V
, Jan 2022
Crew thought of and provided everything needed for an amazing experience! Saw many mantas. So beautiful to be that close to them. Our guide out on the water was very knowledgeable. 10/10!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you Sylvia. It was a pleasure sharing a night out with you. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the mantas and efforts from our crew. Mahalo for the 10/10 review and we hope to see you again. Aloha.
star-5
Seeing the manta-rays was...
Idalia_L
, Jan 2022
Seeing the manta-rays was a great experience the diver in the water was very quiet either way the experience was very fun
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks for joining us Idalia. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour and had fun snorkeling with Kona's amazing manta rays. Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review and we hope to see you again. Aloha.
star-4
We saw 3 manta rays. The...
Allen_L
, Jan 2022
We saw 3 manta rays. The are amazing gentle giants!we’ve done this many times. It’s always amazing. Our in water guide on this specific trip was pretty quiet- maybe he didn’t feel great or was having a bad day??
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks for sharing Allen. It's great to hear that you enjoy coming back and doing this adventure again and again. I can reach out to our guide who was working with you that evening and see if there was something going on. Mahalo for the review and we hope to see you again. Aloha.
star-5
Great crew, super nice...
Yi_Y
, Jan 2022
Great crew, super nice and helpful. We saw so many manta rays from the very start. Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you Yi. It was a pleasure having you out with us. I'm pleasd to hear that you enjoyed our staff and several manta rays. Mahalo for the review and high recommendation. We hope to see you again. Aloha.
star-5
Excellent Experience
Deanne_R
, Jan 2022
We had an amazing experience in spite of the choppy seas. Captain Sam and Crew mate Eli did a terrific job getting us in and out of the water. We saw beautiful Mantas the entire time we were out there.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for sharing Deanne. I'm pleased to hear that our captain and crew were able to safely navigate the swelly seas and get you right on top of where all the manta action was happening. Mahalo for the review and we hope to see everyone back out again in the future. Aloha.
star-2
Unique experience, but we got a bad guide
T_L
, Jan 2022
Overall it was a unique experience - it was nice to get up close to the manta ray. Check-in and boat ride were also a breeze. However, we were extremely unhappy with our guide, Dylan. Maybe he was in a bad mood that night. The whole time he was impatient and grumpy with us. While we were getting from the boat to the board and still trying to get our bearing, he yelled at the group and told us to go back to the boat if we didn't want to see the manta rays. Hello? We are just trying get comfortable adjusting our position. Later, he was grumpy again when he told us to move the noodle down to our waists, saying something like "I don't know how many times I have to repeat myself, but I'm gonna keep saying it". Did it ever occur to him that maybe some of us aren't just need some time to get comfortable with the water? After this, it was just silence from him. No interesting information about the manta rays. Nothing. While our group was looking at the manta rays feeding in silence, I heard the guide of another group giving educational and pleasant introduction of the manta rays. Wish he was our guide instead.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for sharing. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed seeing the mantas. I have passed your comments on to Dylan and agree that we all have good days and bad days. Out of all of our guides Dylan has been with us the longest and has shared many nights out with our guests. His primary job is to keep everyone safe and it can be frustrating when people don't listen or follow instructions. I apologize if this came across as rude or impatient and can discuss how to improve our communication moving forward. Mahalo for your time and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay on the Big Island. Aloha.
star-5
Amazing! Highlight of our trip
Jill_M
, Jan 2022
Nothing can prepare you for the beauty of these creatures! We were a little intimidated by the rare choppy waters but our guides were willing to go if we were, but also offered a refund if it didn’t work out. Bigger boats with bigger crowds canceled but our small group went and boy are we glad we did! The staff was professional and fun but most importantly we felt safe with them. Best value and experience in our 2 week trip! Highly recommend! Please choose this small intimate experience over the bigger companies.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks for joining us Jill. It was a pleasure having your group out with us. We appecaite your support and confidence in our small family-run buisness. Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review and for the high recommendation. We hope to see everyone back out again in the future. Aloha.
star-5
Absolutely the best experience I could have ever hoped for!!!
Rebecca_L
, Dec 2021
Our guide was so knowledge and even knew all their names.. AMAZING how many Manta Ray we were able to see. I LOVED these amazing creatures and how they came right up to me and rolled so close to me they sometimes touched me! Highly recommended taking an underwater camera
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you Rebecca. We're stoked that this was such a great experience for you and happy to hear that you were able to see several mantas on your tour out with us. Mahalo for the review and we hope to see you again. Aloha.
star-5
A once in a lifetime experience you cannot miss!
Myhli_H
, Dec 2021
A once in a lifetime experience! You cannot miss this excursion when in Kona! Just do it! You can't touch the manta rays but they can touch you! They come soooo close to you! One actually touched me 5-6x, I thought it was asking to be pet! There is no better company to do this with than Hawaii Island & Ocean Tours. We watched as 20-30 other people floated in the water with other tours while HI&OT only allows a max of 6 people!!! If you are scared, it definitely felt much safer as the guides had less people to watch.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you Myhli. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the tour and even got a little manta love action as well. Mahalo for the kind words and we genuienly appreciate all of your support. Hope to see you back out with us again and Aloha.
star-5
Amazing!
VIVIANA_M
, Dec 2021
Amazing. No other word to describe it. It was so nice to have a small group. We saw many other tours leaving with giant groups. They gave you everything you needed and explained everything really well!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you for sharing. It's great to hear that you loved the tour and our small group sizes. Mahalo for your support and we hope to see you again. Aloha.

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