The Big Island is the only place in Hawaii, and 1 of only 2 spots in the entire world where you get to swim with Manta Rays. They are an amazing species with a wingspan up to 16ft in length. Mantas don’t have teeth or stingers and are harmless to people. Enjoy the experience of lifetime as you watch the majestic creatures roll and glide right under you.
Manta rays can boast a wingspan up to 20 feet wide (6.1 meters) and are one of the largest fish in the ocean. Don’t worry; these gentle giants are completely harmless. Unlike stingrays, manta rays do not possess stingers or barbs on their tails and have no teeth. Instead, they suck in plankton with their wide, vacuum like ocean cleaner mouths.
Pick up location and Departure Time
Land tour departs daily, we pick up from resorts and hotels in Kona, Waikoloa, and Kohala area. Please refer to individual tour page for pick up time. Night manta snorkel departs daily around sunset from Honokohau Harbor. The tour lasts around 2.5 hours. Shuttle is available from hotels and resorts for an additional fee.
What to bring and wear
For land tour, wear comfortable clothing in layers as temperatures vary from warm to cool. Covered walking shoes are required. For snorkel tour, bring swimming suit and towels.
Included in the tour
Gourmet lunch with assorted juices, snacks, and bottled water. In addition, park entrance fee, jackets, rain gear, wetsuits, snorkel equipment, glow sticks and hot beverages.
Can I do this combo tour in one day?
A: No, this combo tour needs to be reserved over two different days in no particular order.
Who should go on the Night Manta Snorkel?
A: This tour is open to anyone with a spirit of adventure. Adults and children (ages 6+) are welcomed, and no experience is necessary. (Children must be at least six years of age and demonstrate strong swimming ability.) If you are prone to seasickness, we recommend you to take motion sickness pill prior getting on the boat.
Does the tour run rain and shine?
A: Our land tour will operate rain and shine. Snorkel tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. We will notify you as soon as possible if the tour is cancelled.