Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel

Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel

Duration: 1.5 hours

Adults Ages 13+ $111
Children 4 to 12 years of age or older $80
A Must be at least 4 years old to participate

Kailua-Kona is one of the only places in the world where you can experience a Manta Ray Night Snorkel. This is a must-do experience during your stay on the Big Island.

At Hawaii Island and Ocean Tours, our goal is to get you as close to the Mantas as possible while keeping you safe and comfortable. Our professional guides help you get in the best possible viewing position to watch the Manta Rays dance around as you hang onto our custom-made light boards.

We know you want to spend as much time as possible snorkeling with the Manta Rays— not sitting on a long, cold boat ride. Hawaii Island and Ocean Tours is conveniently located just five minutes from the snorkel site so you can get the most out of your tour. If you don’t love boats or get motion sickness, our tour is perfect for you.

What’s Included:
Snorkel and mask
Clean, Dry wetsuits to keep you warm
CPR, First Aid, and Red Cross Certified Lifeguard
Hot chocolate, coffee, tea, snacks and conversation following your tour
What to Bring:
Arrive Wearing Bathing suit
Camera, underwater action cameras are available for rent upon request
Sense of adventure


Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring

All you need is your bathing suit and a towel. We provide you with a wetsuit, snorkel masks, and a pool noodle to stay afloat.


Can I bring my own snorkel gear?

Absolutely, but please no fins. You will be floating and don’t want to risk kicking the Mantas.

What if I have never snorkeled before?

If you have never snorkeled before we will teach you how. We will send a certified lifeguard to the location of your choice for a one hour private lesson to walk you through the basics of breathing through a snorkel. You can fit up to 6 people in your group. You can add a private lesson to your tour when you check out.



How long is the boat ride and the tour?


The boat ride is less than 5 minutes from the dock. Spend the time you paid for in the water with the Mantas. Approximately 40 minutes in water.


Can I touch the Manta Rays?


Absolutely not. It is important to remember they are wild animals their natural environment. We want to do everything possible to not disturb them and simply observe their majesty.


I have young children, are they able to join?


We welcome children ages 4 and up. We do ask that they are comfortable in the water floating for up to 40 minutes.


What if I can’t swim?

The boat is equipped with life vests and we would be willing to get you in the water if you are comfortable floating.



What is your cancellation policy?

We require a minimum of 48-hours notice for a full refund. Please contact us to cancel your trip.


Nithila S wrote a review Apr 13, 2021
Most amazing experience ever. We got to see manta rays come up so close to you. The cherry on top was seeing a dolphin too.

Laura K wrote a review Apr 13, 2021
Was absolutely amazing! Very friendly people and the Manta Rays were very up close and personal, highly recommended!