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Big Island Manta Ray Night Kayak and Snorkel Adventure

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    What to Expect
    During this Big Island kayaking and snorkeling adventure, swim up close with some of the world’s most graceful and gentle creatures, and experience the thrill of watching these rays as they literally swim circles around you.

    Upon setting out for this 1.5-hour tour, you’ll receive the kayaking and snorkeling equipment at check in and go over some basic safety, before launching out along with your guide in search of the famous rays. Eventually, once you see the surface churning with the flimsy tips of their wings, or see a dark shadow moving towards your kayak in the shape of a massive ray, it’s time to grab your snorkeling gear and prepare for the time of your life. 

    These manta rays are most active at night and in the hour just before sunset, as they feed on plankton rising towards the surface, which only takes place at night. To bring the rays closer, your guide will use an underwater light to attract the clusters of plankton, which in turn attracts the manta rays as they swim and feed all around you. Depending upon the level of activity and the overall number of mantas, you may end up paddling to a different spot in search of greater numbers. This is one of the great parts of snorkeling from a kayak since it allows you the ability to be flexible. 

    At the end of the tour, your guide will lead you on the short paddle back to Keauhou Bay.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    82-5674 Kahau Pl, Captain Cook, HI 96704, USA
    Departure Time
    Check-in time varies depending on the season and conditions. Call in for exact departure time.
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Keauhou Bay, Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI 96740, USA
    • All gear is included: kayak, paddle, life vest, snorkel gear and safety lights.
    • Safety and equipment instruction from local guide
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • For safety reasons, you MUST provide contact information in the Special Requirements box at check-out
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a Perfect night watching more than a dozen mantas come within a few feet of us do a few flips under the light. We were a small group and we got personalized attention. I strongly recommend you try the Aloha Kayak experience.
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    Our guide (I can't give you his name because he never introduced himself) never gave us any instruction on safety, kayaking, interacting with manta rays, what to expect, etc. We were told to meet him at 6:45 at a different spot from where the email and website said, but we did
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    This place is a scam and a rip-off. Unfortunately, I didn't read the reviews here on Trip Advisor or Yelp before booking. I relied on a guide book that gave them high marks. If you look at more than half the reviews here you will see what we experienced. I don't understand
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    Izzy and Harvey were terrific guides and the mantas were stunning! This outfit is more than a bit laid back, and certainly not highfalutin( which we liked). Our small group of 9 hopped on double sit on top kayaks, paddled maybe 100 yards, slipped into the water and hung onto a
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    We really enjoyed the Manta Ray Night Kayak and Snorkel with Isaiah and Jesse. We launched a bit after the other tours and paddled a short distance to the site. The kayaks were equipped with lights and we paddled out as a group. Once at the location, we spent about 45 minutes in
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