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Find your guide waiting at the Keauhou Bay boat ramp. Meet your fellow travelers, a small group of 15 people or fewer, and climb into the traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe for the 5-minute paddle out into Keauhou Bay.

You'll get views of the Hawaiian sunset as you approach the 'Manta Village,' and your guide will turn on the spot lights as darkness falls. Wait peacefully until the mantas approach the boat, drawn in by their food, the plankton, which are attracted to the lights. Slip into the ocean, wearing the provided snorkel gear, to watch the rays swooping nearby, mouths open, to catch their dinner. 

Stay safe between the hulls of the outrigger, your guide nearby to ensure your comfort and give each participant personalized attention. Paddle back to shore and warm up with cookies and hot chocolate topped with whipped cream.
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Anelakai Adventures
Swim with manta rays at night during this 2-hour outrigger canoe excursion from Keauhou. A small group of 15 or fewer fellow adventurers means a safe, intimate experience with personalized attention from your guides. Hot chocolate and cookies included after your swim.
  • 2-hour nighttime manta ray experience in an outrigger canoe
  • Small group of 15 people or fewer
  • Use of snorkeling equipment included
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Up Close and Personal!

This trip on the canoe was amazing. For one thing, you are so close to the water you can actually stay in the boat and have a great experience watching the mantas without getting in. If you are prone to sea sickness I highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Holy Manta Batman!!

This was beyond awesome!! All of the guides were very friendly, asked us questions and really made us feel part of the team. Hanna was especially nice since my wife got a little seasick and Hanna made sure she was comfortable. Sorry guys...you were great...More

Thank Alan H
Holly C, Owner at Anelakai Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mahalo for coming out with us, and we are so happy that you had such a great time!! We so appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and we’d love to have you out with us again!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome experience Highly recommended

Randy and Hanna were just the best. This excursion is a life experience I won’t soon forget. I will be doing this again the next time I am over. We saw 8-10 big Mantas up close and personal! And the hung around. Thanks for a...More

Thank MauiRobert
Holly C, Owner at Anelakai Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mahalo for choosing Anelakai Adventures for your Night Manta experience and we are so happy you had such a great time!! We’d love to have you out again next time you’re on the Big Island!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
So surreal!

Myself and a group of friends went out last night to do the manta experience. We were so blessed by so many manta's coming up underneath the canoe. It was absolutely incredible. I have done this experience once before, but not on an outrigger and...More

Thank Joyce F
Holly C, Owner at Anelakai Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy you guys came out with us and are so happy everyone had such a great time! Mahalo for the amazing feedback!!

Reviewed 10 July 2018
These guys are the best!

Beautiful people and truly magical experience! The guides were extremely knowledgeable and attentive and we all felt well taken care of. Getting to paddle out on the outrigger canoe was such a cool addition to the trip and seeing huge Manta Rays up close is...More

Thank Andrea L
Holly C, Owner at Anelakai Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We were so happy to have you guys out with us and are so happy that you had such a great time!! Mahalo for the amazing feedback!!

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