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Night Manta Experience

  • Swim with giant manta rays after dark as they feed on plankton
  • Get up close and personal with these docile creatures
  • Named one of the Travel Channel's 'Top 10 Things To Do in Your Lifetime'
Night Manta Experience
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Swim among manta rays in a feeding frenzy during this unique nighttime activity in Kona
8:15 pm Night Manta Experience
Swim among manta rays in a feeding frenzy during this unique nighttime activity in Kona
Swim among manta rays in a feeding frenzy during this unique nighttime activity in Kona. On this 1.5-hour tour, slip into the dark water with your snorkeling guides and watch the 'manta ray ballet' as the giants appear out of the darkness to feast on the abundant plankton. Let chills run down your spine as these gentle, docile creatures, which can weigh up to 1000 lbs (450kg) and measure 16 feet (5 meters) across, swim just an arm's reach away. Use of all snorkel gear, wetsuits and flotation devices is included.
What to Expect
Go home and tell your family and friends that you did something they’ll never believe- you participated in a feeding frenzy in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean in the darkness of night with creatures as large as 16 feet across and weighing 1000 lbs. The Travel Channel named this tour one of the 10 things you must do in your lifetime, and they would be correct. An amazing and unique experience that is may only be done at 3 places on the entire planet. Sea Quest’s check-in and point of departure are just minutes from the Island’s most successful and consistent manta ray viewing location. These graceful and glorious giants soar beneath you as you leisurely and safely view them from above, just feet from the boat and the mouth of Keauhou Bay. A nocturnal ballet you won’t soon forget.
Reviews (65)
1 - 5 of 64 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Trip - Very Well Run

Enjoyed a great evening on this trip - they put boards in the water which shine light downwards which attracts the plankton and in turn the manta rays. You hold on to the boards to watch the manta rays below. We were in the water...More

1  Thank Pole2Pole_Images
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fabulous, but not for the faint of heart!

I booked this tour for my husband and myself. We both are swimmers and comfortable in the water, but jumping off the Zodiac and swimming out to the raft (which is quite close by,) in the open ocean at night was a little much for...More

Thank brumbie55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Swimming with Mantas!

Great group of folks and a really cool experience! Be sure to book this early in your trip. We actually did not have any Mantas show up our first night out. Rare, but it happens. Luckily, they will re-book you to try again at no...More

Thank kauffmj1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Snorkeling with Majestic Manta Rays!

My wife and I had the incredible opportunity to snorkel with Manta Rays thanks to Sea Quest. First of all, the entire staff of Sea Quest were just fantastic to us and all of their guests. This experience is done after sunset and we went...More

1  Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 13 September 2018
Night Manta & Expedition South Kona

I did the Night Manta and Expedition South Kona trips on consecutive days and both were excellent. We were in the water for about 40 mins before a manta finally showed and the driver, Kevin, was nice enough to extend our time a little to...More

Thank Kyle B
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29 April 2018|
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Zodiac boat; 14 passengers max, 3 crew members.
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