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Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel

  • Snorkel with graceful manta rays as they feed on plankton after dark
  • Watch these gentle giants swoop and dive as they feed on plankton
  • On-board manta naturalist adds unique insight into the creatures' feeding habits and behavior
Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel
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Manta Ray snorkel. Check in at Honokohau Harbor at 7:30pm, returning around 9:30pm.
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Manta Ray snorkel. Check in at Honokohau Harbor at 4:30pm, returning around 8:00pm.
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Get up close with Hawaii’s graceful manta rays during this 4-hour nighttime snorkel experience along the Kona coast with a small group. Watch these gentle giants as they swoop and dive for plankton just below the surface during their evening feeding. An on-board manta naturalist from the University of Hawaii, along with a Red Cross-certified lifeguard, ensure an informative and safe experience.
What to Expect
Board your boat at Honokohau Harbor in the late afternoon, allowing you to reach the manta snorkeling site just in time for sunset. You’ll get a short introduction to the feeding habits of these wondrous creatures from your on-board naturalist as you travel to the snorkel site.

Once you arrive, grab your snorkel gear and get ready to experience this one-of-a-kind natural phenomenon. Snorkeling is optional, so those who choose to remain on board are free to enjoy the sunset. Those who choose to snorkel will jump in the water and grab onto a ‘light board,’ which helps attract plankton to its glowing surface. A certified Red Cross ocean lifeguard will be nearby to help in the unlikely event there are any issues.

Soon the mantas will begin their aquatic ballet, swooping and diving through the water as they feed on the plankton attracted to this site. When your snorkel time is up, head back to your original starting point. You’ll leave your trip with unforgettable memories of this unexpected natural phenomenon, plus complimentary photos of your experience.
Reviews (149)
1 - 5 of 143 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
The Most Amazing Experience

Four of us spent an evening with Chad and Dusty and the whole experience was one of the most memorable evenings of our lives. Dusty gave a fantastic and warm brief on the animal and his respect and love for them was obvious. Having arrived...More

Thank rich201
Reviewed 3 days ago
Can't miss swimming with Manta's while in Hawaii

First off, we really liked this company and would recommend them to anyone. Captain Dusty and Keoki took us out and we got skunked but still had a great time. Once on board we were given another opportunity to try again and my wife and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AKOsburns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manta Magic

visited Hawaii from Germany- and this tour is really a once in a lifetime experience. The guides were awesome and snorkeling with the manta rays at night was just amazing and fantastic. 100% worth the money. If you visit the big island - Manta magic's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank goingplaces14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome Experience!

What an incredible once in a lifetime experience! The crew was friendly and knowledgeable, and the mantas definitely gave us quite a show.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank disneyginny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent Time

Went on the late tour in mid November. Both crew members did everything possible to ensure we saw Mantas. It was everything I wanted and more. A definite must do!

Thank Lizzimae05
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24 September 2018|
Response from MrKiller21 | Reviewed this property |
We were out for at least 4 hours, though at no stage when we booked did we read anything regarding a time frame. In saying that, it is such an incredible experience the time frame is irrelevant. I reckon we spent at least 2... More
23 September 2018|
Response from MrKiller21 | Reviewed this property |
Have answered your question via the other post. Have a brilliant time. It is a once in a lifetime experience.
12 August 2018|
Response from Mushroomhater | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I would take my own snorkel
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