Sunset Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure

Sunset Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure
Adults $117    
  Children Ages 4-12 yrs $105           Ride Along   $50





Enjoy a breathtaking, Hawaiian sunset aboard the Hokulani, Sea Paradise’s spacious 45-foot trimaran, as you sail to 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 breathtaking, Hawaiian sunset aboard our spacious trimaran, the Hokulani. As the sun sets, we coast 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 also 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



Once you reach Manta Ray Village, our friendly crew will provide you with an informative briefing about manta rays.

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


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: ~Two 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
Trip Time: Seasonal



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. Check in and departure time varies; look for your departure time on your confirmation email. 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.



Reviewed September 2019

Great Experience

This was a really cool and unique experience!
While other boats got people in the water before the sun fully set, our boat had us stay up until the first manta was actually found. This was certainly appreciated since without the mantas, you aren't really looking at much. When it was time to enter the water, it took a few minutes but we started seeing our first mantas! There was a period of time where none were showing up, but the crew moved our float around until we could find more. There actually was a large amount of activity the last 15/20 minutes of our trip, like a fireworks finale. Really beautiful creatures that swim right under you.
The boat is as smooth as a boat like that can be, but definitely still rocks. If you are easily motion sick, I recommend taking bonine/dramamine prior and not having a full meal right before. And as another reviewer mentioned, holding on to the float is a bit of an arm workout that you don't realize until you are sore the next day if you are weak like me haha.
Cairns, Australia

Reviewed April 3, 2019

Sunset Manta Snorkel

We had an amazing trip - beautiful warm evening with spectacular sunset. No disappointments with the manta experience - many mantas came to visit up close. We had our two grandsons 9 & 11 - the boat Captain Josh took time to give them a lesson with their mask & snorkel - they had no problem in the water and were thrilled to see the mantas up close. A once in a lifetime experience. Thank you to the crew - I definitely recommend Sea Paradise.