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Itinerary

Arrive at the Honokohau Marina’s north side to meet your guide, choose your snorkel gear, and get a safety briefing. Next, it’s on to the boat for a 30-minute cruise up the Kona Coast toward the manta ray snorkel site. As the sun sets, find a comfortable spot onboard to watch the vibrant, sunset colors streak the sky as you bob on the waves. Before the sun goes down, gear up and jump into the water to snorkel over manta rays swimming below. Enjoy the warm sea and amazing underwater sights before getting back on the boat for complimentary refreshments as you return to the marina. All equipment included.

Locations visited
Kona Coast State Park
Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor
Hang Loose Boat Tours
Overview

Snorkel over manta rays on this guided, half-day, snorkeling experience off the coast of Big Island. Take a short cruise to the snorkel site as the sun begins to set and pause to watch a spectacular sundown before jumping in to swim among massive manta rays in their natural setting. Back onboard, enjoy snacks, drinks, and use of the onboard washrooms. Round-trip transport and equipment included.

Highlights
  • Snorkel with manta rays in their natural environment
  • Guided, half-day tour with equipment and refreshments included
  • Boat cruise to take in a Hawaiian sunset off the coast of Big Island
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great

Overall my experience was pretty good and seeing the manta ray up close was pretty crazy . Nate was a awesome tour guide and made everyone feel comfortable. The guy driving the boat made everyone feel rushed I thought and came off a little rude....More

Thank Mario H
Reviewed 6 days ago
ADVENTURE TO CHERISH

This was my favorite activity while on the Big Island. When I asked ppl what the must dos were this was always on the list and I DO NOT REGRET IT. The crew was really friendly and had drinks and snacks for us. We got...More

1  Thank HelenChenTX
Reviewed 6 days ago
Wonderful

Went out on 8 pm boat. Short ride to snorkel site. Crew very helpful, lots of information before seeing rays. No current at site, easy to snorkel - rays show up within 10 minutes several - they are within feet / inches of you at...More

Thank MHD17
Reviewed 1 week ago
The most beautiful sight and at the same time, very intimidating.

The most beautiful sight and at the same time, very intimidating. These rays were so big, about 12' in wingspan width

Thank rwjawillis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Friendly mantas are amazing

I read reviews on here that this snorkel was the experience of a lifetime. Even though I have next to no swimming skills, I decided that I had to try this. And I'm so glad I did! The guides were friendly and perfectly cool about...More

3  Thank cgllgu
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Felipe V
8 April 2018|
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Based upon info provided to me by the boat crew the later tour, departing around 8:30 p.m., is usually better. This is because the floodlights are more effective at attracting plankton when the ocean is otherwise fully... More
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