Hawaii Manta Ray Night Snorkel
Experience Majestic Manta Rays Up Close
Experience a once in a lifetime encounter with giant Manta Rays, an experience you can only find in Hawaii on the Big Island! You will be out on the ocean enjoying the Hawaiian sunset, then as night falls, you’ll get into snorkel gear and slip into the water with these harmless and docile creatures. Manta Rays need to eat 10 percent of their body weight, and with a guide in the water, you will witness this amazing phenomenon safely while you create lifelong memories.
Enjoy the sunset on the way out
A safe way to see manta rays in their natural environment
Stargazing on the way back
Upper viewing deck
Come aboard the Malaialena, a 30-foot rigid inflatable boat – the type of boat used by the Coast Guard and known as one of the safest. You’ll have a comfortable ride with padded seats, shade, and an upper viewing deck. Yes, there is a bathroom onboard too!
We provide wetsuits and snorkel gear, then you’ll get in the water to witness Manta Rays feeding. Lights attract the plankton the Manta Rays feed on so it’s only a matter of time before they approach.
Watching these amazing creatures somersault in front of you, close enough to where you could kiss them, is immensely satisfying. It’s impossible to describe the feeling of watching a massive fish the shape of a stealth bomber coming into vision!
With two ladders on the back, guests can easily climb back onto the boat after a fantastic snorkel experience. Drinks and a snack will be waiting for you on the boat upon your return, and on the way back to Puako pier, you’ll enjoy the beautiful starlit sky. Fun Fact: Mauna Kea on the Big Island is the best place on earth to study the stars and the universe
We require at least 24 hours’ notice on individual tours, or 72 hours for group cancellation before your tour to avoid a full charge penalty.
We provide wetsuits and snorkel gear to get in the water while the Manta Rays are feeding. These harmless and docile creatures need to eat 10 percent of their body weight, the plankton they feed on are attracted by our lights and with a guide in the water, you will get to see them up close.
The Mantas appear out of the darkness and somersault close enough for you to feel their wake as they glide by. Drinks and snacks are in the boat upon your return and you will enjoy the beautiful starlit sky as we head back to the pier. The Big Island is the best place to see the stars!