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Night Manta Ray Adventure

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Kailua-Kona, United States
Night Manta Ray Adventure

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up to 24 hours in advance
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Safety measures
icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Have a unique Big Island experience snorkeling with manta rays on this tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll take a short cruise out to the manta site, where you’ll watch the beautiful Hawaiian sunset before dipping into the water to watch the manta rays up close. All necessary equipment will be provided for your excursion, as well as light refreshments and snacks to enjoy on board. Your tour will conclude at its original departure point. If you don't see manta rays on this excursion, book again for another night--no charge.
  • Snorkel with manta rays on this Big Island adventure led by an expert guide
  • Watch the Kona sunset before dipping into the water
  • Sit back with light refreshments and snacks on board the boat
  • Enjoy complimentary use of all snorkel equipment
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Live commentary on board
Professional guide
For snorkeling option: Snorkeling gear, jacket style wetsuit top, floatation device
Light refreshments including snacks and bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off
GoPro rental (upon availability -call to reserve)

Departure Point

74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must have previous snorkeling experience
  • Must be comfortable in the water, be comfortable using floatation if needed (we have Ride Along option available for non-swimmers)
  • Must be in good health and fit condition, must be able to climb a short ladder
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled by the supplier, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Recommended to bring towel, clothes for change, sweatshirt or light jacket
  • Age restriction: minimum age allowed is 2 years old; maximum age allowed is 70 years old (unless approved by the supplier)
  • Not recommended for participants with back or neck problems or injuries within the last 3 years
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers in an advanced pregnancy
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hang Loose Boat Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Night Manta Ray Adventure?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Night Manta Ray Adventure.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Night Manta Ray Adventure?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Night Manta Ray Adventure.
What is the maximum group size during Night Manta Ray Adventure?
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Night Manta Ray Adventure.

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Traveler Tips

  • "The water can get cold so keep that in mind." See review
  • "Whether you can swim or not does not matter as you will be provided numerous safety device to ensure your encounter." See review
  • "Bring warm clothes after to be comfortable on the way back (: Also remember to relax and enjoy every single moment of the beautiful manta rays!" See review


1,053 Reviews

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Just not much fun
, Jul 2021
when i logged in to buy tickets, i couldn't find the option to buy a ticket for me who would just be an observer and my husband would do the activity. i tried calling but couldn't get an answer. so i went ahead and went but it really was disappointing. the site said there would be commentary but there was maybe 10 minutes of such. i did stay on the boat but the guy that was there never even talked to me so it wasn't a lot of fun. i just think you need to make it clearer on the website that this activity is really quite strenuous...swimming 15+ feet in the dark to/from the boat, etc. If it's possible, I would appreciate a refund of one of the tickets for the price of just being an observer.
An absolute must
, Jul 2021
This was my absolute favorite activity my entire trip. As someone who can barely swim, I was a bit apprehensive to listen to the other reviews, but the staff was so helpful getting to and from the boat and made sure we all stayed safe. The manta rays got pretty close (not close enough to touch us) and I was able to get some amazing footage. This really was one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had in my entire life and would recommend everyone try it. The customer service was 10/10.
, Jul 2021
It was a great tour. The host were friendly and very helpful. They gave great insight about manta rays. It overall was a once in a lifetime experience.
, Jul 2021
Crew were super helpful and nice. Manta ray were way larger than I realized. So beautiful I didn’t want to get out of the water.
An incredible experience!
, Jul 2021
This exceeded all of our expectations! These giant rays were everywhere and swam so close they would occasionally brush against us. It was a nice short cruise out to the site and the crew took care of everyone on the boat and in the water. Fantastic!
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Great, unique, and awesome experience
, Jul 2021
What an experience! Seeing HUGE sea creatures like these was very special. I would recommend this if you're traveling to Kona. The boating staff was hilarious, fun and very experienced with helping those in need
Incredible and magical experience with a good crew and amazing crew!
, Jul 2021
It was our first time ever riding a boat into the ocean at night and snorkeling in the dark to be in the water with giant oceanic Manta Rays. We were one of the last boats to get there so we could have more manta rays come to us. It was such a unique and magical experience watching them up close and some of them even brushed up against us. I even got to touch a couple of them! There was even a period when there were at least 15 of them swimming below us at different depths. The larger manta rays’ width were 10-12 feet long, perhaps more. It was just fascinating to see them gracefully gliding around us.
Manta night snorkeling
, Jul 2021
One of the best experiences we have ever done! Crew was fantastic and the entire experience an absolute must do!
Unbelievable Experience
, Jul 2021
Unbelievable and unique experience that you should not miss while in Kona. Even my kids had a great time even though it was at night.
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One of the most memorable experiences of my life!
, Jul 2021
My wife, Mother In Law, Aunt, our 4 kids, and our nephew went on the Night Manta Review with Simon and his crew and it was one of the most memorable experiences I've ever had. Not only was it an extremely fun and unique experience, SImon and his crew's hospitality was so genuine. Make sure to add this tour to the top of your list whenever your on the Big Island.

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