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Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii

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Kailua-Kona, United States
Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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

After turning into the harbor, TAKE the very first road to the RIGHT. Follow the road, pass Gentry's Kona Marine and a small gas station -Sea Store and Deli on the left, then TURN LEFT. As you drive in, you will see a small brown roof building to the right (restrooms). Meet crew under the pavilion.

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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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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 on the Big Island, Hawaii?
A: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 on the Big Island, Hawaii.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii?
A: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 on the Big Island, Hawaii.

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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


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Great experience! I was...
, Jan 2022
Great experience! I was nervous because I’m not a strong swimmer but it was 100% safe and a highlight of our trip. We saw so many manta rays! The captain and crew were so accommodating and made sure everyone was well taken care of. 10/10 recommend!
, Jan 2022
Omg it was amazing! They’re so beautiful and calm. They come right up against you but you can’t touch. Definitely bring a waterproof case to remember it. We went on a colder day but the water was still warm so don’t worry about it being cold! Just be careful because it takes some effort holding on to the poles in open ocean so my arms hurt when we were done. But it’s totally worth it.
Worth it!
, Jan 2022
Captain and crew were great! They were attentive and knowledgeable. They did their best to make sure you were comfortable. The rays were amazing to watch.
, Jan 2022
The manta ray’s belly brushed my camera like it was saying”take my picture dude!!”. The captain also informed us on how this manta ray snorkeling experience got started. We also learned how the light attracts plankton and in turn the rays feeds on them.
100% Must do experience
, Jan 2022
This was an amazing once in a lifetime experience. The manta rays get within inches of you (felt safe though). The boat can get very rocky while it's idle so just be prepared if you get seasick but the boat is a little bigger so it's not too bad. 100% a must do!
AMAZING!!! Book this for a totally “out of this world” experience!
, Jan 2022
Observing the manta rays’ “underwater ballet” is the most incredible experience you’ll ever have… completely mesmerizing! This tour company is top notch, taking safety very seriously and being certain that each person is both comfortable and in position to attract the most numbers of these beautiful creatures! I took my adult daughter & 8 yr old grandson (who they were very intent on being sure his snorkel & mask were properly fitted to ensure he was not afraid & felt comfortable - THANKS!). The larger boat has multiple advantages: 1) less seasickness 🤢 2) larger / stronger ladder and 3) there’s a head (toilet) on board. Don’t over think it & research like crazy as I did… Just book it with Hang Loose 🤙 Captain Simon & his crew are awesome & will not disappoint! 🌺 Mahalo 🌺
Bershaw/McCoy family Manta Ray Trip 2022
, Jan 2022
Amazing experience. Simon and His team were phenomenal and made the experience truly perfect. We had roughly 25 mantas below us and they glided right under our bodies a centimeter away over and over. Spectacular to be in the presence of these majestic creatures. Simon was extremely knowledgeable about the rays and on the way back stopped for jumping dolphins right next to the boat and. Humpback whale. BEST DAY EVER!!!!!
Seeing the manta rays...
, Jan 2022
Seeing the manta rays that close is definitely something everyone needs to experience at least once I their lifetime!
1 traveler found this review helpful
So Close....
, Jan 2022
I would say that the rough sea wouldn't stop us from seeing the manta rays up close and UNCOMFORTABLE
1 traveler found this review helpful
Must see adventure
, Jan 2022
We had an amazing time. The manta rays got so close! The guides were amazing and knowledgeable. Truly a once in a lifetime experience and apparently Kona is the only place to experience this encounter.

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