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Night Manta Experience

  • Swim with giant manta rays after dark as they feed on plankton
  • Get up close and personal with these docile creatures
  • Named one of the Travel Channel's 'Top 10 Things To Do in Your Lifetime'
Night Manta Experience
From US$ 105.02
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6:45 pm Night Manta ExperienceMost Popular
Swim among manta rays in a feeding frenzy during this unique nighttime activity in Kona
US$ 105.02
8:15 pm Night Manta Experience
Swim among manta rays in a feeding frenzy during this unique nighttime activity in Kona
US$ 105.02
Swim among manta rays in a feeding frenzy during this unique nighttime activity in Kona. On this 1.5-hour tour, slip into the dark water with your snorkeling guides and watch the 'manta ray ballet' as the giants appear out of the darkness to feast on the abundant plankton. Let chills run down your spine as these gentle, docile creatures, which can weigh up to 1000 lbs (450kg) and measure 16 feet (5 meters) across, swim just an arm's reach away. Use of all snorkel gear, wetsuits and flotation devices is included.
What to Expect
Go home and tell your family and friends that you did something they’ll never believe- you participated in a feeding frenzy in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean in the darkness of night with creatures as large as 16 feet across and weighing 1000 lbs. The Travel Channel named this tour one of the 10 things you must do in your lifetime, and they would be correct. An amazing and unique experience that is may only be done at 3 places on the entire planet. Sea Quest’s check-in and point of departure are just minutes from the Island’s most successful and consistent manta ray viewing location. These graceful and glorious giants soar beneath you as you leisurely and safely view them from above, just feet from the boat and the mouth of Keauhou Bay. A nocturnal ballet you won’t soon forget.
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Snorkeling with Majestic Manta Rays!

My wife and I had the incredible opportunity to snorkel with Manta Rays thanks to Sea Quest. First of all, the entire staff of Sea Quest were just fantastic to us and all of their guests. This experience is done after sunset and we went...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Night Manta & Expedition South Kona

I did the Night Manta and Expedition South Kona trips on consecutive days and both were excellent. We were in the water for about 40 mins before a manta finally showed and the driver, Kevin, was nice enough to extend our time a little to...More

Thank Kyle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Best experience, loved it

Shout out to John, Anna, Jasmine, Courtney for the experience. Very friendly staff, you will definitely see manta Ray's and they are beautiful. Worth the money and would definitely come back again.

Thank Dreamer103
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Must Do on your trip to Big Island

All that I can say is "Oh mylanta". What an amazing activity. An for sure, the easiest, most relaxing, yet exciting activity that you will do on the Big Island. This IS a night time activity so be prepared. All you have to do is...More

1  Thank hdavis0420
Manu P, Owner at Sea Quest Snorkel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha, Mahalo for taking the time to share your very detailed and generous review of our Night Manta Experience. So many of our guests are not sure what to expect, and having firsthand accounts such as yours that provide a precise description is invaluable. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Totally awesome! A must-do!

An amazing experience from start to finish. In a group of just 14, we went out into the bay by the Sheraton Kona resort and were so lucky to see 8 beautiful rays. The trip was flawless and our knowledgeable guides Melissa and Zoe were...More

1  Thank nene231
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29 April 2018|
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Zodiac boat; 14 passengers max, 3 crew members.
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