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Kailua-Kona, United States
Manta Ray Night Snorkel

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Swim with giant manta rays in their nighttime habitat during this 2.5-hour activity in Kona. Travel out into the seas offshore to watch the colorful Kona sunset, then jump in to swim with the docile rays as they feed on microscopic plankton. Follow your guides around the manta habitat and watch as the animals are attracted to the bright lights, creating a "manta rave" of lights, bubbles and mantas. All snorkel equipment, including flotation devices and wet suits, is included. Manta sightings are guaranteed, or you will be given a voucher for another tour.
  • Learn about the biology and behavior of these gentle, graceful giants
  • Wet suite, snorkel gear, and flotation devices provided
  • Watch the Kona sunset from the deck of the boat
  • Guaranteed manta sighting or you'll get a voucher for an additional tour
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Bottled water and Juice
Professional guide
Flotation device
Snorkel equipment including wet suits
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy #1, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Please join us at Bite Me Sportfishing Logo and Charter Shop 30 minutes prior to departure for check-in. For swimmers, please wear your bathing suits and bring towels and sunblock for day trips.

Departure Time

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1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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Make your way to the tour offices on Honokohau Harbor in Kona, where you'll check in and get fitted for gear. Hop on your tour boat and head out to sea; your spacious vessel is equipped with a top observation deck, a large cabin, and an onboard bathroom.

Reach your destination in time to watch the colorful Kona sunset from the boat's top deck, then start getting ready for your manta ray encounter. Slip into your wetsuit, don your snorkel, and jump in. Buoy yourself with a flotation device; your guides will set up lights to see the mantas clearly. 

Spend about 45 minutes snorkeling using a customized light board with one of the brightest lights in the water, showcasing the graceful ballet of the giant mantas as they careen through the water in search of food. You'll be in 30 to 35 feet (9 to 10 meters) of water, within sight of the shoreline, and supervised by your experienced guide to ensure your comfort and safety. Manta rays have no barbs or teeth, a wing span of 4 to 12 feet (1 to 4 meters) and weigh between 400 and 1200 lbs (180 and 545 kg). Interactions with the manta rays take place in a passive, respectful manner. 

Manta sightings are guaranteed, or you will be given a voucher for another tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under the age of 5 must provide their own life vests
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Collapsible-wheelchair accessible—if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own assistant.
  • Please note the departure time throughout the year adjusts to the sunsetting sky. Jan 1- March 31 departure time is 5:30PM and 8:30pm April 1- September 31 departure time is 6PM and 9pm, October 1- December 31 departure time is 5PM and 8pm. You will be placed where there is availability. Please call 24 hours prior to confirm departure time.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bite Me Sportfishing
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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101 Reviews

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Go! Do this!
, Jan 2022
Just do this! What an amazing experience! These manta rays are incredible, and with this tour you get to see them so so close. It was truly thrilling. Lena, Maddy and Kirin were a super captain and crew. They were really informative and helped make the trip even more fun. Definitely a highlight of our family trip to Hawaii.
Memorable Manta Ray Experience!
, Jan 2022
Great Manta Ray experience - they swam so close to us! Captain & crew were very knowledgeable and made it top notch - a highlight for any trip to the big island!
Must Do!
, Jan 2022
The guides were so friendly and knowledgeable. Was a really fun experience. Can’t wait and go back and do it again!!
Amazing, Spectacular! Once in a lifetime experience!
, Dec 2021
Amazing Experience! Highly recommend this activity if you are in Kona and only pick one thing to do! Beautiful and Majestic Manta Rays come right up to you! They provided everything needed and great small boat experience!
Amazing Ocean Experience, Top 5 I have ever done
, Dec 2021
Amazing experience swimming with the Manta Rays, we probably saw 20+ Mantas and even had the chance to witness a courtship ritual they rarely display. Gave four stars only because we made reservations between all our friends separately and though it does not say on the website, there are multiple tour times and it was a small hassle to have them try and chance our reservations around so we could all be together. Would highly recommend making the reservation under one name to ensure your entire group is together. Definitely recommend this experience to anyone who loves the ocean!
Terrible customer service
, Dec 2021
We were told that we can pick a time, but they put us for 7:30 without contacting us. They don’t respond to me until cancellation deadline expired. We decided not to go due to inconvenient time.
, Dec 2021
We had an amazing time snorkeling with the manta rays on my birthday. Totally recommend this experience.
Best captain and beautiful rays
, Dec 2021
Our female captain (I'm not good with names) was fun and awesome. On the way out, we encountered a tiger shark and she was as excited as the guests - even stopping the boat to let us watch it swim around. The manta rays are amazing and I would highly recommend this tour.
Amazing , one of a kind experience
, Dec 2021
Seeing manta ray coming up close and opening mouth. Staff on board was very helpful & gave details about manta ray.
Fantastic experience
, Dec 2021
The crew was great and take care to ensure everyone was having a good time. The experience with the mantas was unbelievable- definitely a must do

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