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Big Island Manta Ray Night Kayak and Snorkel Adventure

Highlights
  • Big Island nighttime adventure
  • Kayak along the Kona coast and snorkel with Hawaiian manta rays
  • Watch the manta rays feed on plankton
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Big Island Manta Ray Night Kayak and Snorkel Adventure
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Big Island Manta Ray Night Kayak and Snorkel Adventure
From US$99.79
Overview
There’s simply no feeling that compares to seeing enormous manta rays up close, as their graceful wings seem to fly underwater and turn in rolls all around you. On this Big Island kayaking and snorkeling tour, experience the thrill of paddling to a cove in search of wild manta rays, and then watching the beautiful, graceful rays as they feed and flip through the water. While watching the rays from the kayak is great, it’s even better when you grab a snorkel and slink off the edge of your boat — joining the wild rays for a swim and an unforgettable snorkel.
What to Expect
During this Big Island kayaking and snorkeling adventure, swim up close with some of the world’s most graceful and gentle creatures, and experience the thrill of watching these rays as they literally swim circles around you.

Upon setting out for this 1.5-hour tour, you’ll receive the kayaking and snorkeling equipment at check in and go over some basic safety, before launching out along with your guide in search of the famous rays. Eventually, once you see the surface churning with the flimsy tips of their wings, or see a dark shadow moving towards your kayak in the shape of a massive ray, it’s time to grab your snorkeling gear and prepare for the time of your life. 

These manta rays are most active at night and in the hour just before sunset, as they feed on plankton rising towards the surface, which only takes place at night. To bring the rays closer, your guide will use an underwater light to attract the clusters of plankton, which in turn attracts the manta rays as they swim and feed all around you. Depending upon the level of activity and the overall number of mantas, you may end up paddling to a different spot in search of greater numbers. This is one of the great parts of snorkeling from a kayak since it allows you the ability to be flexible. 

At the end of the tour, your guide will lead you on the short paddle back to Keauhou Bay.
Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2018
Fantastic experience!

We really enjoyed the Manta Ray Night Kayak and Snorkel with Isaiah and Jesse. We launched a bit after the other tours and paddled a short distance to the site. The kayaks were equipped with lights and we paddled out as a group. Once at...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile
Manta Ray Night Kayak and Snorkel

Isaiah was an awesome guide, and the manta rays put on an incredible show! I was a little nervous about being in the ocean at night, but the guide and the lights make the experience very enjoyable. We signed up for this experience with Aloha...More

Thank ktrump3
Reviewed 28 July 2018
Highlight of our trip!

We had a great time doing the Manta Ray night snorkel. Isiah was our main guide and he was amazing. You don’t have to be an experience kayaker to do this and I would highly recommend it over the larger tour boats. Isiah took us...More

Thank LAURIE B
Reviewed 19 July 2018
fun time

We had an amazing time seeing the manta rays. it was a little unnerving kayak in the ocean at night but the water was calm and the experience was great.

Thank sojo999999
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile
Nervous at first-glad we did it!

We booked this trip on TripAdvisor. I called numerous times to confirm our booking but I only got their answering machine. I was nervous since there were couple of negative reviews that spoke of no shows. We got there early at 6:30 and Isaiah was...More

Thank r2e3
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