Hawaii is considered the #1 place in the world to view Mantas. The Manta Rays here have become conditioned where to go each night to find an easy meal; feeding on the plankton that is attracted by our underwater lights…which makes locating them easy for us! With wing spans that can reach over 20 feet across, manta rays are the main focus of this tour. Remember Manta Rays have no barb stinger on the tail or teeth. They are graceful gentle giants. You will also see common reef fish and eels.
*Manta Rays are NOT in many places around the world.
*Breathtaking views of the Hawaiian sunset
*Manta Rays are only seen in the West waters of the Big Island.
*Dont miss this spectacular event!
As the sun is setting we tuck into a bay at the Manta feeding area and listen to the story of how the world-famous Manta Tour was started, learn about the mantas here in Hawaii and receive a briefing on Manta viewing guidelines and proper “manta etiquette. After the sun sets you will step into your wet suit, put on your snorkel and enter the water with your swim guides. There is an optional late manta ray tour which is allows for a less crowded snorkeling area.
When snorkeling with the Manta Rays you will hold on to a comfortable bar attached to a large surf board that has 16 bright LED drop lights. This makes it easy to keep our groups together and the mantas feed on the plankton underneath us that is attracted by our lights. Your swim guides will keep your board positioned over the manta ray snorkeling area. All snorkel gear is provided.
Tour Includes: Drinks & Snacks and all snorkel gear.
Times: The manta ray snorkel departs twice daily. The Sunset Manta Ray and Moonlight Manta Ray.
* Sunset Tour at 6:30PM ( Check in 6:00 pm)
* Moonlight Manta at 8:00 PM ( Check in 7:30 pm)
( Please note departure time adjust through out the year.)
Departure Location :
Honokohau small boat harbor
Check in at the Fuel Dock at the Honokohau Marina 74-381 Kealakehe Pkwy
NOTE: There are two roads in the Harbor
called Kealakehe Pkwy
Approx 2 hr ( We spend 45 min in the water with the manta rays)
What to bring: Towel and Warm clothes
Reg. 109.00 Adult
Reg. 79.00 Child
Discount $59 (5 -12 yrs)
Reg. 79.00 Ride Along
(DISCOUNT IS ALREADY APPLIED WHEN CHECKING OUT)
This Tour is available 7 days a week