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Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel

  • Snorkel with graceful manta rays as they feed on plankton after dark
  • Watch these gentle giants swoop and dive as they feed on plankton
  • On-board manta naturalist adds unique insight into the creatures' feeding habits and behavior
Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel
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7:30pm Moonlight Manta MagicMost Popular
Manta Ray snorkel. Check in at Honokohau Harbor at 7:30pm, returning around 9:30pm.
4:30pm Manta Magic
Manta Ray snorkel. Check in at Honokohau Harbor at 4:30pm, returning around 8:00pm.
Get up close with Hawaii’s graceful manta rays during this 4-hour nighttime snorkel experience along the Kona coast with a small group. Watch these gentle giants as they swoop and dive for plankton just below the surface during their evening feeding. An on-board manta naturalist from the University of Hawaii, along with a Red Cross-certified lifeguard, ensure an informative and safe experience.
What to Expect
Board your boat at Honokohau Harbor in the late afternoon, allowing you to reach the manta snorkeling site just in time for sunset. You’ll get a short introduction to the feeding habits of these wondrous creatures from your on-board naturalist as you travel to the snorkel site.

Once you arrive, grab your snorkel gear and get ready to experience this one-of-a-kind natural phenomenon. Snorkeling is optional, so those who choose to remain on board are free to enjoy the sunset. Those who choose to snorkel will jump in the water and grab onto a ‘light board,’ which helps attract plankton to its glowing surface. A certified Red Cross ocean lifeguard will be nearby to help in the unlikely event there are any issues.

Soon the mantas will begin their aquatic ballet, swooping and diving through the water as they feed on the plankton attracted to this site. When your snorkel time is up, head back to your original starting point. You’ll leave your trip with unforgettable memories of this unexpected natural phenomenon, plus complimentary photos of your experience.
Reviews (137)
1 - 5 of 131 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Manta Ray Night Snorkel

This was a once in a lifetime activity! Seeing the Manta Rays was amazing and the team we went out with was knowledgeable, fun, and professional. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank Hilary Z
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on the late night manta day snorkel (7:30-9:30). I was a little concerned about jumping into the dark ocean at night but hey, it was worth a shot. So glad I did! The crew (Jake and Dusty) were very helpful and knowledgeable, answering...More

Thank GrandTour211245
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing experience

The manta magic tour was fantastic! We got to see the manta rays from very close! Throughout the tour we were very well taken care of by our guides in a small group of only ten people. Those guys really do a great job! They...More

Thank 667mirjamw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Mahalo Captain Dusty and Keoki

This was absolutely one of the best things I've ever done. I've always been scared to go in the sea, but Dusty and Keoki were so kind and professional that they completely put me (and my family) at ease. They explained about the Manta's we...More

1  Thank ElmoPickleFidget
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Extraordinary experience

A few lines in praise of this company. Friendly, professional and knowledgeable crew, safe and well appointed boat, altogether a very well run outfit. It is easy to see why they are rated so highly on this site. Oh, and the Mantas were just incredible...More

1  Thank GDMorris
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Muntsa R
25 September 2018|
Response from MrKiller21 | Reviewed this property |
We were out for at least 4 hours, though at no stage when we booked did we read anything regarding a time frame. In saying that, it is such an incredible experience the time frame is irrelevant. I reckon we spent at least 2... More
23 September 2018|
Response from MrKiller21 | Reviewed this property |
Have answered your question via the other post. Have a brilliant time. It is a once in a lifetime experience.
FuChi Y
13 August 2018|
Response from Mushroomhater | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I would take my own snorkel
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