3 Hours

Manta Ray Night Snorkel (Kona)

Meet the crew at Honokohau Harbor before setting off to find the giant Manta Rays under a starry sky in Kona.

Adults (Ages 12 and up)

Children (Ages 2 to 11)

Ride Alongs

Infants (Ages 0 to 1)






See the Manta Rays up close and personal!
Enjoy a night on the water under a starry sky
Ride to diving spot in comfort
Hot chocolate & snacks served after the dive

Activity Times

5:30 PM
8:30 PM

What's included?

All your snorkeling gear is provided.
Floatation devices and wet suits are included.
Guided narration with fun facts about Manta Rays
Hot drinks and snacks after the snorkel.
Our ship has clean restrooms, a top deck and a covered cabin.


Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kona

Snorkelers hang on to floating lights at night, near the shore in Kona HawaiiTaking a tour to see the Manta Rays is an absolute "must do" when you're visiting the Big Island. What better way to make this journey than on a top-of-the-line vessel with a professional Captain and Crew. The Manta Ray night snorkel in Kona tour makes sure all guests are comfortable on the boat and in the water. Our ship offers a clean restroom, comfortable seating, a covered cabin and a sturdy swim ladder. Our crew will provide all the gear you need to make your snorkeling trip a success. Mask, fins, snorkel, wet suit and flotation devices are all included. We are located a short drive North of Kailua-Kona at Honokohau Harbor. There, you'll find plenty of free parking and a restaurant, in case you need to have a meal before departing on this tour
A ship floats in the ocean under an orange ski with sun setting behind it. When you arrive for your tour, our crew will inform you of the evening's schedule and make you familiar with the ship. As we leave the harbor and motor South, the sun will be setting and you'll have a unique view from the water. Once everyone has settled in, the crew will give a short presentation on the Manta Rays you're about to see. Ask your guides anything you might be curious about, they have lots of experience on this tour and are ready to share their knowledge. The Manta Rays were first attracted to the viewing site by a light placed in the water by a nearby hotel. People started to notice the Manta coming around to feed on the plankton attracted to the lights. The rest is history. 
Once at the viewing site, guests will slide into their wet suits and pull on their masks and snorkels. You can't help but notice the lights glowing under water and the large shadows moving through them. Time to jump in and see the Manta Rays up close and personal! Special floating platforms with lights are tethered to the vessel You hang on to these platforms as you float in the 20 to 30 foot deep water. Manta Rays come towards the lights to feed on the plankton and put on a show everyone there. They do somersaults as the feed and often there will be a dozen or more feeding at once. The biggest ones are 12 to 16 feet wide! It's a sight to see and you won't want to miss it. 
A giant Manta Ray swims on the surface of the ocean.On the way back to Honokohau Harbor, your guides will serve coffee, hot chocolate and snacks. Be sure to bring a towel and a jacket. It can get get chilly at night on the ocean. At this point in the night, you can enjoy a sky full of stars over the dark ocean. The perfect ending to sit back and wonder on all you've experienced on the Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kona. 

Operating Hours and Schedule

  • The Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kona operates 7 days a week with some exceptions.
  • Tours begin at sunset and the exact time changes with the seasons.
  • Please see the calendar for availability.


All changes or cancellations must be made before 48 hours of departure time.
Special Considerations
Bring a Towel, Dry Clothes and a Jacket. It can get chilly on the water at night.
Tour start times vary throughout the year as the time of sunset changes. Please see the calendar for availability.
It is an extremely rare occurrence, but if we do not see ANY manta rays on our night manta snorkel, you are welcome to come back out with us again on the same excursion during the same vacation.

Getting There

The Manta Ray Night Snorkel starts at Honokohau Harbor, 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy #1, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

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