Big Island Manta Ray Night Snorkel Tour
Take a swim in the moonlight with manta rays!
Beautiful Moonlight Tour Available
Two Evening Tour Times Operating Daily
Snacks and Hot Beverages Provided
Snorkeling Equipment Included (Mask, Snorkel, and Fins)
Knowledgeable Guides Share Fun Manta Ray Facts
Children and Adults Welcome!
Have an unforgettable experience exclusively available on the Big Island: Go for an unforgettable evening swim with manta rays! Let the stars above illuminate the sea as these gentle ocean creatures glide through the saltwater atmosphere. Your swim with rays is guaranteed to be an evening of marine magic. The tour provides the mask, snorkel, and fins, so after gearing up, you will have 2 hours to swim beside these unusual-looking creatures.
Moonlight snorkeling tours take place off the Kona coast. Board the boat at the Honokohau Marina near Kailua-Kona. After a safety briefing, friendly guides provide an educational overview of the manta rays, explain their habits, their biology, and anything else you want to know about these diamond shaped-skates as you motor to the snorkeling destination. Once there, the strobe lights from the boat will illuminate the water, attracting plankton for the rays to feed on which attract the rays. Get in the water beside these gentle sea creatures and swim with them through the sea. You will be breathtakingly close to the manta rays, unlike any other snorkeling experience you’ve had!
This 2 hour 30 minute boat and snorkel tour is guaranteed to be the highlight of your Hawaiʻi vacation! Tours run from the harbor near Kailua-Kona every night and offer two launch-time choices for your convenience. Simply pack a towel, a change of clothes, and a camera – the snorkel gear and fins are included!
|4:45 PM – 5:30 PM||Arrive & Check-In at Honokohau Marina near Kailua-Kona|
|5:30 PM – 6:00 PM||Info & Briefing as You Motor to Snorkel Destination|
|6:00 PM – 7:30 PM||Snorkel with Manta Rays|
|7:30 PM – 8:00 PM||Motor Back to Honokohau Marina|
|8:00 PM||Arrive Back at Honokohau Marina|
Please email or contact us about availability as this tour is based upon the phases of the moon.
|7:45 PM – 8:30 PM||Arrive & Check-In at Honokohau Marina near Kailua-Kona|
|8:30 PM – 9:00 PM||Info & Briefing as You Motor to Snorkel Destination|
|9:00 PM – 10:30 PM||Snorkel with Manta Rays|
|10:30 PM – 11:00 PM||Motor Back to Honokohau Marina|
|11:00 PM||Arrive Back at Honokohau Marina|
Choose from a limited selection of complimentary snack and beverage options.
Contact the offices directly for refund and cancellation.
All routes and timing will be based upon the captainʻs discretion on that day. If you do not see manta rays, you may return for another snorkel cruise for free. Dependant on space availability.