1.5 Hours

Keauhou Manta Ray Snorkel (South Kona)

The Keauhou Manta Ray Snorkel travels only a few hundred yards through calm protected waters, to arrive at the Manta Ray viewing site.

Adults (Ages 13 and up)

Children (Ages 4 to 12)




Swim with giant Manta Rays at night!
Short boat ride to diving site (under 5 mins)
Personalized, small group tours
Most affordable way to visit the Manta Rays

Activity Times

At Sunset (Times Vary)

What's included?

All snorkeling gear is included.
Clean, dry wetsuit to keep you warm in the water.
Certified Lifeguard keeping an eye on all guests in the water.
Approximately 30 minutes of in-water snorkel time.


Keauhou Manta Ray Snorkel in Kona

A giant Manta Ray swims on the surface of the ocean. If you're looking for the easiest and fastest way to join the famous Manta Ray Snorkel Kona, this is the tour for you! Located a few hundred yards away from the viewing site, Keauhou Bay Boat Ramp is where this adventure begins. You'll find Keauhou Bay South of Kailua-Kona town, near the Outrigger Resort where the Mantas gather every night, just off shore. Our tour sizes are small so you get a more personalized experience. The cruise to the viewing site is around 5 minutes in calm, protected water. If you tend to have sea sickness or don't like traveling on boats in the open ocean, this tour is the perfect option.  
Snorkelers float in the ocean at night next to surf board with lights underneath. There are many tours available throughout the evening. The first tours of the night start at sunset and they sell out often. After our short ride to the viewing site, our guides will brief you on how to watch the Manta Rays while in the water. We ask that our guest have basic swimming skills and know the basics of snorkeling. Once in the water, you'll hang on to our custom made light board and float on the surface without any effort.  The lights attract plankton and the plankton are the Manta Ray's favorite food. They soar beneath you, filtering plankton while they do somersaults. Lights are setup on the ocean floor as well. You'll even see SCUBA divers below you as the Manta Rays put on a show for everyone. It's an amazing experience and one of the most popular tours on the Big Island of Hawaii. Book now to reserve your spot on the Manta Ray Snorkel Kona Tour from Keauhou Bay. 
A giant Manta Ray comes to the surface at night with it's mouth open wide.

Operating Hours and Schedule

  • The Keauhou Manta Ray Snorkel in Kona operates 7 days a week with some exceptions.
  • Tour start time vary with the seasons.
  • Please see the calendar for availability.


Full refund when canceling at least 72 hours before the tour. No-shows will be charged the full price.
Special Considerations
We require that every guest be a comfortable swimmer with snorkeling experience.
Tour duration time is not exact. Many conditions exist that can cause delays.
Children under 4 years old are not allowed on this tour.

Getting There

The Keauhou Manta Ray Snorkel departs from the Keauhou Bay Boat Ramp just South of Kailua-Kona: 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

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