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.
IN THE WATER
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.
PICKUP & DROP OFF
THINGS TO BRING
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.