Kona is one of the very few places in the world where you can almost guarantee manta rays year round. Rated the #1 night dive/snorkel in the world by numerous publications and web sites, this activity is one not to be missed!
The Kona Coast is home to over 200 resident manta rays. With names like Darth Rayder, Koi, Vicky, Captain Mike and Big Bertha; your amazing adventure will have you getting up close and personal with some of Kona’s most famous celebrities. Known as the gentle giants, the manta rays can grow to 20 feet in length and weigh up to 3000 pounds; however, the manta ray does not have the ability to bite or sting, which makes this a safe and fun tour for guests of all ages.
After a beautiful sunset cruise over to the manta ray snorkel/dive location, you will be instructed on how to encounter these amazing creatures. Using underwater lights to attract plankton, you will will witness the manta rays gliding through the waters feeding on the attracted plankton. The 45 minutes you spend with these beautiful creatures will fly by as you get lost in their barrel rolls and mesmerizing dance of these magnificent creatures.Once back on the boat cruise back under the stars sipping on hot cocoa. All tours include snorkel gear, flotation devices, and professional and friendly staff.
Don’t miss this incredible activity that may just end up being the highlight of your Hawaiian holiday.