Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel At Manta Village, Kona, Hawaii

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Overview

Avoid the crowds of the other "cattle boats" in Kona, and enjoy a small-group manta ray snorkeling experience with a maximum of 12 passengers.

This tour departs from Keahou Harbor in South Kona and enjoys a short 5-minute boat ride to our snorkeling site, Manta Village.

Your Captain and snorkel guide will educate you on Kona's famous manta rays and will discuss our safe and humane approach to engaging with the gentle giants.

After entering the water, you'll hold onto our lightboard, with your feet propped up by floatation devices, as the manta rays perform a graceful ballet beneath you. The manta rays filter feed on plankton that naturally gathers at the surface just before sunset, then accumulates underneath our lights. This is an opportunity to enjoy an evening on the water and watch in amazement as the manta rays glide around and dance for you.

We are proud to be a Green Listed company, and we take an environmentally cautious approach to our interactions with the manta rays.

Highlights

  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Family friendly
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Snacks and Beverages included

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Average 4.80 out of 5 stars based on 409 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel At Manta Village, Kona, Hawaii
Jen_D, Nov 2022 Verified
It was absolutely amazing to see the mantas feeding. They were so graceful and swam so close to us! The crew were all very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel At Manta Village, Kona, Hawaii
alyss7070, Nov 2022 Verified
This was an UNREAL experience. I would highly recommend! We lucked out with seeing around 7-8 Mantas. They swim directly under you and you get a jaw dropping, up close view of the majestic creatures which appear to glow under the bright lights shone into the water. I felt safe and absolutely amazed. The team at Hawaii Oceanic was so great! They were so friendly and also made the process super comfortable and easy.
Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel At Manta Village, Kona, Hawaii
HIdogdoc, Nov 2022 Verified
Fantastic tour, great crew and a ton of information about the manta rays from Brent. This boat takes only a small group, which is great, more interactive.
Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel At Manta Village, Kona, Hawaii
MSinJohnsCreek, Nov 2022 Verified
Everyone said it was going to be amazing. I was skeptical, but it turned out to be an amazing experience. Hawaii Oceanic communicated clearly where and when to meet. They provided short wet suit jackets (fine for the warm water), snorkel gear and ankle floats. It was very easy to get off the boat to the light board. And..wow! We lucked out! There were so many manta rays - we were eyeball to eyeball! The team explained all about manta rays but honestly I was totally entranced just looking at them. Everyone was super nice and helpful. I highly recommend this experience and this organization.
Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel At Manta Village, Kona, Hawaii
Lukela_K, Nov 2022 Verified
It was the end of a long vacation day, I was kind of tired and cranky. But the crew was so upbeat and chill. Honestly I was skeptical until the rays showed up. But they did and it was incredible. Like…the most incredible. Hunter and cap knew all the manta facts and how to guide us around the whole experience. 10’s across the board.
Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel At Manta Village, Kona, Hawaii
G4305HAmichaels, Nov 2022 Verified
A magical Hawaiian lifetime experience you do not want to miss! The sight of these gentle giants dancing under the blue light was simply mesmerizing.
Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel At Manta Village, Kona, Hawaii
Z9097QTshelleyMac, Nov 2022 Verified
What a blast! Super cool experience, they swam right up to us and glided under us. We saw up to 6, maybe more. It was a very unique experience! Thank you!
Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel At Manta Village, Kona, Hawaii
Eric_B, Nov 2022 Verified
Absolutely amazing!! The mantas swim within inches of you and your face. I can't describe what an amazing feeling comes over you when you are in the water with them. Absolutely beautiful. A MUST do!!!
Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel At Manta Village, Kona, Hawaii
lisacB491SD, Oct 2022 Verified
What an amazing experience! The rays really put on a show. This was our third trip using Hawaiian Oceanic! Our guide Hunter was so knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had. I look forward to taking another trip to see the manta rays!
Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel At Manta Village, Kona, Hawaii
Wkleung123, Oct 2022 Verified
Excellent. Our guide was professional, told us a lot about manta rays. We saw many many manta rays (at least 5-6) and they came so close to us, almost just in front of our face. This is the best night snorkelling experience!!! Recommend everyone to go with Hawaii Oceanic. The wave could be rough, don’t get too full before going out to the sea.

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