Manta Night Snorkel and Star Gazing
Daily 1.5 Hours
Seasonal start time depending on the sunset time.
Ages: Must be at least 5 years old to participate
This is one of the most amazing experiences that is very unique to the Big Island. We launch out of Puako Boat Ramp (about 10-15 minutes from most hotels in the Waikoloa Area). It is a short 10 minute boat ride up to the Northern Manta Viewing site. After we anchor in a beautiful bay, we will briefly talk you about how to behave in the water, what to expect and fun facts about Manta Rays.
We get in the water and witness these incredible Manta Rays feeding on plankton. These harmless and docile creatures feed under the bright lights and with a guide in the water, you will witness this amazing phenomenon in a beautiful and safe way. Watching these amazing creatures somersault in front of you multiple times, close enough to where you could kiss them, is a once in a lifetime experience.
We cannot guarantee the presence of Manta Rays as they are wild animals. We do see the Manta Rays over 90% of the time. We do offer a “Come Again Free” if for some reason, on your trip, you do not see these animals. “Come Again Free” tickets are given away everyday at 3 pm on Standby. This is on a First Come First Serve Basis. We cannot offer a refund as this does cost money to operate this tour.
- Wetsuits are provided (not required, but highly recommended)
- Drinks and snacks will be waiting for you upon your return
- All snorkeling participants MUST know how to swim