Snorkeling with Manta Rays

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Location: Kailua Kona Pier, Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740, United States | Kailua Kona, United States

Category: Water Activities

Watching giant manta rays perform a nightly feeding ballet
Up-close look at manta rays with up to 16-foot wingspans
Views of the coastal skyline from the upper deck's lounge
Circle of lights attracting plankton & illuminating the sea
Later departure for a less crowded snorkeling site

Guided manta ray tour
Use of snorkeling gear and wetsuit
Light snacks and refreshments


Suit up and slip quietly out into the ocean and float over a circle of lights that illuminate the sea to experience the thrill and excitement as manta rays arrive. Having up to 16-foot wingspans these marine animals dwarf humans in the water. Watch as they perform their nightly feeding ballet.

Manta rays are filter feeders who feed on plankton and other various organisms in the water, including bacteria, plants, and small animals. A full-grown manta ray can consume up to 60 pounds in a single day. Their best opportunity for food is at night. The plankton attracted by the circle of lights provide a concentrated source of food for the mantas. You have the opportunity to watch as they scoop the plankton over and over again, often coming within inches of you.

When the snorkeling ends, head to the freshwater shower to rinse off. The staff then prepares the boat for departure. Relax on the upper deck's sky lounge to share your experience with the other guests and warm up with a hot chocolate, Mai Tai, or light snack (pretzels and pineapple). Sit back and enjoy Kona's coastal skyline and reflect on the evening's adventure.

Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book: You must be 8 or older., Children 18 and younger must be accompanied by parent or guardian., At least 8 people need to sign up for this tour to go ahead., This activity is not wheelchair accessible., Check-in 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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