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Night Manta Experience provided by Sea Quest Hawaii

Night Manta Experience
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Tour snapshot
Take a nighttime snorkeling trip in the Pacific Ocean
Duration:
1h 30m
Group size:
18
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Group size:
    18
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Watch graceful manta rays as they feed on plankton in the dark of this night with this evening snorkeling tour. Suit up with snorkel gear and a wet suit and jump into the Pacific waters, where you're able to watch the creatures, some of which weigh up to 1,000 pounds, feast on their evening meal.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Watch manta rays as they feed upon plankton
  • Wetsuits, snorkel gear, and flotation devices are provided
  • Finish up your evening with a mug of hot cocoa
What to expect
  • Swim with the manta rays in the warm Kona waters with our experienced and highly trained staff. A must do, bucket list experience you won't ever forget!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Watch manta rays as they feed upon plankton
  • Wetsuits, snorkel gear, and flotation devices are provided
  • Finish up your evening with a mug of hot cocoa
What to expect
  • Swim with the manta rays in the warm Kona waters with our experienced and highly trained staff. A must do, bucket list experience you won't ever forget!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6758MANTA
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Snorkel Gear Included
  • Wetsuits and Flotation Devices
  • Hot Chocolate
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Towels (recommended)
  • No transportation provided
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE We are located at Keauhou Bay in Kailua-Kona Our office is located just past the driveway to the Sheraton Keauhou Resort & Spa We are a white, one-story building Park in a spot along the road there where parking is permitted
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What if we don’t see any mantas? It is an extremely rare occurrence, but if we do not see ANY manta rays on our Night Manta Experience, you are welcome to come back out with us again during the same vacation, based on availability, totally free of charge. Make sure you call us right away so that we may reschedule you!
  • NIGHT MANTA EXPERIENCE:
  • Everyone in my group can swim
  • Everyone in my group has snorkeling experience
  • Everyone in my group can climb a short ladder to re-board the boat
  • Please read and understand the manta guarantee : Manta Guarantee: If zero manta rays are seen, you are welcome back out again. Itʻs that simple. We are fortunate to see mantas almost every night, but on the rare occasion where none are sighted on your tour, Sea Quest invites you to come back out on another night at no additional cost to you, or on a confirmed afternoon snorkeling adventure at no additional charge. No refunds available.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Inclusions
  • Snorkel Gear Included
  • Wetsuits and Flotation Devices
  • Hot Chocolate
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Towels (recommended)
  • No transportation provided
Departure details
  • 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE We are located at Keauhou Bay in Kailua-Kona Our office is located just past the driveway to the Sheraton Keauhou Resort & Spa We are a white, one-story building Park in a spot along the road there where parking is permitted
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What if we don’t see any mantas? It is an extremely rare occurrence, but if we do not see ANY manta rays on our Night Manta Experience, you are welcome to come back out with us again during the same vacation, based on availability, totally free of charge. Make sure you call us right away so that we may reschedule you!
  • NIGHT MANTA EXPERIENCE:
  • Everyone in my group can swim
  • Everyone in my group has snorkeling experience
  • Everyone in my group can climb a short ladder to re-board the boat
  • Please read and understand the manta guarantee : Manta Guarantee: If zero manta rays are seen, you are welcome back out again. Itʻs that simple. We are fortunate to see mantas almost every night, but on the rare occasion where none are sighted on your tour, Sea Quest invites you to come back out on another night at no additional cost to you, or on a confirmed afternoon snorkeling adventure at no additional charge. No refunds available.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
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Zach B
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
Jan 2022
One of the coolest experiences of my life! Do not miss an opportunity to swim with the Mantas! My wife and I got a little sea sick since the surf was extra choppy the evening we went but nothing Sea Quest could control. Sea Quest was one of the few companies still running due to the rough surf and we were lucky we got to go out with them on our last night on the Big Island. The mantas came right up to you and you had to move to make sure they didn't run into you.
Written 21 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bsolish
Pasadena, CA6 contributions
This was absolutely amazing the staff was extremely helpful and made sure the event would be safe and that getting on and off the boat would be easy. The Mantas were amazing they came within feet of us, it was beautiful to sea these magnificent creatures so close up. I would highly recommend taking Dramamine before going on the trip, you are very likely to get sea sick if you don’t.
Written 21 January 2022
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Martrese B
Hillsboro, OR687 contributions
Jan 2022
Crikey, what an outstanding experience!!! Tours had been cancelled for days due to high surf, but we were able to get out (even though the water was still a bit choppy). There were so many people, we had to take two zodiaks. The ride is about four minutes away from the dock. There were already a few other tour boats with lights in the water, but there was PLENTY of manta ray action for all!

Don't bother brining your own fins - they provide wetsuits, snorkels, masks, and POOL NOODLES. You'll swim from the zodiak to the floating, lighted PVC pipeline and hold onto the pipe. You'll let the pool noodle slip down to your ankles and you're floating on the surface looking down into the deep. It took only a few minutes for five or six MASSIVE rays to start slurping up the plankton drawn to our lights. They were swirling and doing loops underneath us, sometime so close as to brush against us.

The whole tour took an hour. My 75-year-old mom was tired after holding onto the pipe in the chop, and getting back into the bobbing zodiak was also tiring for her, but she's SO glad she went. (She's an experienced snorkeler.) The hot chocolate and cookies after is a nice touch.

We both HIGHLY recommend. (And please tip your guides!)
Written 13 January 2022
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Michele B.D.
Louisville, KY2 contributions
Jan 2022
The whole experience was magical. The crew was knowledgeable, fun and caring. You could tell that they are passionate about their jobs as well as about the manta rays. If you are traveling to the big island, this activity is a must!!!
Written 12 January 2022
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FellowTraveler760666
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
Trip was AMAZING! You see the Mantas right up close. Even if you are not a snorkeler or a strong swimmer, you will enjoy the trip. The staff is very knowledgeable and they make the trip fun.
Written 10 January 2022
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KT
2 contributions
Jan 2022
My husband and I had an amazing night swim. The water was a little choppy but luckily it was safe enough for us all to still go out. And we were rewarded with a plethera of rays! They are such beautiful creatures and gentle giants. So memorising to watch The staff/crew were absolutely incredible ensure everyone's safety on the water and loaded with so many interesting facts about manatee rays. Thank you so much!
Written 6 January 2022
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Mike K
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
Absolute blast. The entire crew was super friendly and informative. Many options when snorkeling but we feel blessed a local directed us to Sea Quest. Top notch service. We did the night Manta Experience and highly recommend it. Very short boat ride and we saw tons of huge Mantas and they came so close the bumped into us a few times. Not scary at all. We even saw dolphins. What a night! Again crew was AAA, very informative about the rays and the boat captain a 10.
Written 6 January 2022
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redhonker
Jersey City, NJ500 contributions
Dec 2021
Booked the tour in advance. I got a call 2 hours before the trip, telling me office might be closed when I arrive. Then 1 hour before the trip, another call came and it was cancelled.

It's holiday season and there is no other available seats from any other operators (called a dozen).
Written 3 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SeaQuestReservations
Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding our safety and tour quality policies. We understand a canceled tour can be very disappointing to all of our guests as well as our staff, our experienced and thoughtful Captains make every effort to ensure that each and every guest's experience meets our stringent standards. Quality becomes an issue long before safety does and we do not feel comfortable charging any individual when there is a possibility one or both of those standards will not be met. It is of the utmost importance to Sea Quest that we ensure the safety of all participants as well as our staff that would be in the water along side you through the duration of the excursion. For that reason as well-ever changing conditions, we utilize up to the minute reports, including first-hand observations from our Captains to determine whether or not a tour should be cancelled due to either of those concerns. This can sometimes result in a last minute weather call, leaving our Captains with no other option than to make the difficult decision to cancel the tour. This is especially true when factoring in the swell and storm system that was impacting conditions over those few days, creating unpredictability and instability. In these instances we make every effort to reach every guest via multiple channels and in some instances multiple times to ensure everyone has the latest information. We take cancellations very seriously, just as we do your feedback. It is our sincere hope that we have the opportunity to share the product of all of this mindfulness with you in the not too distant future. Under different weather conditions, naturally! Wishing you the very best in 2022, The Sea Quest Reservations Team
Written 4 January 2022
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Linda R
6 contributions
Dec 2021
Amazing experience. It was like watching ballet as we watched them swim below us and then come up higher to brush our arms. Would highly recommend it!
Written 1 January 2022
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Ryan S
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
We went Manta Ray snorkeling with Sea Quest. There were a lot of people on the boat but it was still a good experience. They had several good crew people that made it easy and told us a lot of interesting info. 5 minute boat ride and about 45 min in the water.
We were lucky to see about 10 different mantas. The crew told us that's more than usual. Some of the mantas came very close and even touched us a few times. We're not allowed to touch them of course.
Written 31 December 2021
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Great snorkeling
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Amazing trip! Worth every penny
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awesome worthwhile excursion
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Excellent!
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Time well spent
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Safe and scenic with a touch of history. Guaranteed fun.
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