Evening Manta Ray Snorkel Tour
DISCOVER THE MAJESTIC MANTA RAYS OF THE KONA COAST.
After you board the Hoku Nui, a spacious 50-foot catamaran, you will travel to the World Famous Manta Ray Village off the Kona Coast. Going on a manta ray night snorkel in Hawaii is an amazing and unforgettable experience. The Travel Channel says, “It’s one of the top ten things to do in your lifetime.”
After you board Hokulani, we coast to the world famous, Manta Ray Village. Manta rays are gentle giants of the sea, with many residing along the Kona Coast.
Harmless to humans, they are drawn to the spotlights that light up the night to eat plankton. These mesmerizing creatures sometimes gracefully glide within inches of amazed snorkelers.
Swimming with manta rays is often the highlight of visitors’ trips to Hawaii. Sea Paradise is an original manta ray tour expert in Hawaii, helping its guests get up close and personal with these majestic creatures since 1985.
Once you reach Manta Ray Village, our friendly crew will provide you with an informative briefing about manta rays.
For our snorkeling guests, after dark our crew will guide you onto our state-of-the-art “manta floatation device.” You’ll watch in amazement as these majestic manta rays glide and loop, feeding on microscopic plankton attracted to the light sources attached to the float. Snorkel time is approximately 45 minutes.
Enjoy light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages after your snorkel tour.
Don’t want to snorkel? That’s okay too. For our ride-along guests, you can watch the majestic manta rays from the comfort of our 50-foot catamaran
Dress comfortably for your Hawaii snorkeling tour. Bring swimwear, towel, a cover-up, and a light jacket or sweater for after you’re out of the water. You may also bring an underwater camera – just make sure the flash is turned off. Note that we have limited space to stow gear and keep it dry. Sea Paradise operates “shoe-less boats,” so wear sandals or slippers that are easy to remove. Gratuity is not included in the price of the tour, but tips are greatly appreciated. Upload your favorite photos to us on Instagram or Facebook and hashtag #seaparadisehawaii.
The safety and well-being of our guests and staff has and always will be our number one priority. We have increased our safety measures and precautions on all of our sailing and snorkeling tours.
In order to better protect you and other customers, we are following CDC recommendations and intensifying our already rigorous health and safety measures. The following is now in effect:
- We are safely operating our vessel following all state and federal guidelines.
- Guests will sign a waiver online and directly check in at the boat.
- Our crew will be monitored for any COVID symptoms.
- All surfaces and equipment are scrubbed and sanitized before, during and after each tour.
- Snorkel equipment is scrubbed and disinfected before and after each tour.
- Food items will be served by an assigned crew member wearing protective equipment.
- We will have a cashless bar for credit/debit card purchases.
- We are well stocked with cleaning supplies and provide hand sanitizer.
- Hand washing stations are available to staff and guests.
- We have amended our cancellation policy to encourage anyone experiencing symptoms to either cancel or postpone their trip. For a refund guests will be required to provide a physicians note for each guest that cancels within 24 hours of the tours start time.
Both Tour Times (6:30 PM/ 9:00 PM):
Adult (13+): $130.00 + taxes and fees
Child: (6-12): $115.00 + taxes and fees
Ride Along: (4 and above): $65.00 + taxes and fees
*Tax should be 3% harbor tax and 4.7712% GE tax. rate subject to change.
*Price subject to change. Please check booking calendar for up to date pricing.
Availability and Schedule:
Check-in Time: 15 minutes prior to departure
First Tour: 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Second Tour: 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
*Departure time varies by the seasons
Tour Duration: Approximately 1.5 – 2 hours
Transportation option not available.
Please E-SIGN your waivers (link found in your confirmation e-mail) and go directly to Keauhou Bay. Check in and departure time varies; look for your departure time on your confirmation email.
Keauhou Bay is located at: 78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. PARKING IS LIMITED AT THE PIER. Free parking is available in areas along Kaleiopapa St. Please allow 3-5 minutes to walk from your vehicle to the boat.
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