Moonlight Manta Ray Snorkel Tour


Adults $112    
  Children Ages 4-12 yrs $100           Ride Along   $50



Start your adventure with a moonlight sail aboard the Hokulani, Sea Paradise’s spacious 45-foot trimaran. Your destination is the World Famous Manta Ray Village off the Kona Coast. Going on a manta ray night snorkel in Hawaii is an otherworldly and unforgettable experience. The Travel Channel says, “It’s one of the top ten things to do in your lifetime.”



Enjoy a moonlight sail aboard our spacious trimaran, the Hokulani, to the world famous, Manta Ray Village. Manta rays are gentle giants of the sea, with many residing along the Kona Coast. Harmless to humans, they are drawn to the spotlights that light up the night to eat plankton.

These mesmerizing creatures sometimes gracefully glide within inches of awe-struck snorkelers. Swimming with manta rays is often the highlight of visitors’ trips to Hawaii.

Sea Paradise is an original manta ray tour expert in Hawaii, helping its guests get up close and personal with these majestic creatures since 1985. Call the store for seasonal evening tour times.

Early check in is available between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm. Check in at Sea Paradise in the Keauhou Shopping Center located at: 78-6831 Alii Drive Suite 144 Kailua Kona, Hi 96740.



For our snorkeling guests, our crew will guide you onto our state-of-the-art “manta floatation device.” Guests of all ages and skill levels can hold onto this float that drifts above the manta rays. You’ll watch in awe as these majestic manta rays glide and loop, feeding on microscopic plankton attracted to the light sources attached to the float.

To wrap up your amazing Hawaii snorkel tour, we’ll provide some light snacks and a warm cup of hot cocoa for your sail home. Snorkel time is approximately 45 minutes. Don’t want to snorkel? That’s okay too. For our ride-along guests, you can watch the majestic manta rays from the comfort of our 45-foot trimaran.


Check-in anytime between 8:00 AM - 5:00PM at the Sea Paradise store in the Keauhou Shopping Center which is located at: 78-6831 Alii Drive Suite #144 Kailua Kona, Hi 96740 -OR- you can E-SIGN your waivers (link found in your confirmation e-mail) and go directly to Keauhou Bay. The boat sets sail from Keauhou Bay at 8:30 PM returning at approximately 10:00 PM. DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIMES MAY VARY SEASONALLY.
Keauhou Bay is located at: 78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. PARKING IS LIMITED AT THE PIER. Free parking is available in areas along Kaleiopapa St. Please allow 3-5 minutes to walk from your vehicle to the boat.

Dress comfortably for your Hawaii snorkeling tour. Bring swimwear, towel, a cover-up, and a light jacket or sweater for after you’re out of the water. You may also bring an underwater camera – just make sure the flash is turned off. Note that we have limited space to stow gear and keep it dry. Sea Paradise operates “shoe-less boats,” so wear sandals or slippers that are easy to remove. Gratuity is not included in the price of the tour, but tips are greatly appreciated.

Length of Tour: ~One and a half hours from departure time.
Location: Sea Paradise at the Keauhou Shopping Center
78-6831 Alii Drive Suite 144 Kailua Kona, Hi 96740
Keauhou Bay (Departure & Return): 78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Manta Guarantee: Re-book for FREE if you do not see a Manta Ray on your tour.



Reviewed September 2019

Moonlight Mantas

We went on the Moonlight Manta snorkel - it was amazing. We had originally booked through another a company, but they cancelled at the last moment. Luckily, Sea Paradise had room on their later snorkel, which turned out to be the best of luck. When we first got out to the snorkel site, there were a ton of boats, but by the time we were in the water, we were only one of a few. We had 5-6 mantas playing in the lights and swimming within inches of us. And the crew was great: very helpful, knowledgeable, and upbeat.

San Francisco, California

Reviewed July 9, 2019

Moonlight Manta Ray Snorkel is AMAZING

When visiting the Big Island, I would highly recommend Sea Paradise for your excursion. The staff was super friendly and provided an educational experience. The Manta's are amazing underwater water animals that swim right below you during this tour.