Manta Ray Night Snorkel
See These Gentle Giants in Their Natural Habitat
Join our knowledgeable and friendly crew for a night to remember on the world famous Manta Ray Night Snorkel. Take a boat ride in the late afternoon along the Kona coast to the manta viewing site. Slip into the water with your snorkel guide and float above majestic manta rays as they somersault, glide, and pivot in the light below. Manta rays are filter feeders and feed on plankton attracted to light. They have very large mouths, but no sharp teeth. Manta rays do not have tail stingers. This is a thrilling experience for those who seek adventure!
While we see manta rays on 85% of our tours, we can't always guarantee their appearance. Mantas are wild animals that come and go on their own terms. (But that's what makes seeing them so cool in the first place, right?)
If you don't see any on your night snorkel, we're happy to let you come again on a different night whenever space is available. Please note that during the busy season, space is minimal. Thankfully, this offer, while non-transferable, doesn't expire.
Boat Trip Along The Kona Coast
Guided Snorkel Session With Manta Rays
Mask, snorkel, fins & underwater light Supplied
Boat Snacks Included
Join us for an incredible experience only available on the Big Island of Hawaii. Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday we take a trip in the evening, at sunset, down the coast in Kona to snorkel with manta rays.
These majestic creatures eat the plankton that is attracted to the lights we shine in the water. They swim, just inches away in great circles, eating as much as they can. We guarantee that you will see mantas or your next tour is free. This is approximately at 2 hour tour.
Manta Ray Night Snorkel From Honokohau Marina
September 1st – March 31st
April 1st through August 31st
|OBSERVE ONLY||No touching. Resist the urge to “pet” the mantas. This will rub off their protective mucus coating. Do not chase, grab, or try to take a ride on the mantas. This doesn’t benefit the animal in any way.|
|DIVER POSITION||Divers must stay on or near the sand, rubble or boulder bottom. An open water column is necessary for the mantas to maneuver. Avoid contact with coral, sea urchins, or other marine life. Form a semi-circle with your group.|
|SNORKELER POSITION||Snorkelers must stay on the surface and keep legs horizontal. Do not dive down into the water column.|
|LIGHTS||Divers please shine lights up into the water column to attract plankton. Snorkelers please shine lights down.|
|BUBBLES||Divers try to time your breathing so that you don’t blow bubbles up into the manta if it passes over your head.|
|TAKING PHOTOS or VIDEO||When taking underwater photos or video, be considerate of people and mantas. Minimize your equipment in the water column and let the mantas come to you.|