Evening Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure
1.5-hr Cruise | Departs Sunset
The Travel Channel calls snorkeling with Manta Rays “One of the top-ten things to do in your lifetime!”
Join us aboard Fair Wind’s luxury vessel, Hula Kai, for one of the most exhilarating experiences in Hawaii, Kona’s First-Class Manta Adventure! Mantas are very gentle – no teeth, stingers or barbs. They are simply big and beautiful with wingspans that can exceed 15-feet in width! These “Gentle Giants” visit us nightly to feed on the plankton that is attracted by Hula Kai’s bright lighting.
Enjoy a short and comfortable five-minute boat ride to Manta Village – located near the Sheraton Keauhou. Once at the site, just after sunset, our professional guides will assist you into the water for an experience of a lifetime! You will witness the mantas up close as they grace the waters and feed on plankton.
Our “Manta Pledge”
Should the rare occasion occur where there are zero manta sightings, guests are welcome to come again free of charge. No refunds. Not valid for ride alongs.
*We recommend scheduling your Manta Snorkel Adventure towards the beginning of your stay if possible.
An incredibly fun and safe activity for all! This cruise includes warm soup & bread rolls, hot drinks (tea & hot chocolate), snorkel gear, wetsuit and instruction. Wine and beer available for purchase. Guests must be 7 years or older to participate.
*PLEASE NOTE: Participants must be able to swim and have prior snorkeling experience.
The Hula Kai departure from Keauhou Bay varies with sunset and returns 1.5 hours later. Check-in half hour prior to departure. What to Bring: Beach towels, swimsuit, and warm clothes. (storage space available on vessel).
There are just over 250 manta rays residing on the Kona Coast; with many being identified in the past few months. They have a home range of about 30 miles, up and down the coast. They are very graceful and slow moving at night as they are trying to eat as much plankton as possible. They are actually capable of swimming over 15 mph.
What others are saying
Family of four, twin daughters. We had a great time. Booked the second trip of the day and their were half of the normal amount of people, which provided us with plenty of space. Daughters loved the slides. I thought the crew was great, stressed safety and protection of the coral reef. Crew was attentive and helped out our daughter when the movement didnt agree with her. Would definitively recommend.
This was my 4th time to cruise with Fair Wind Cruises. I live in Kona and I cannot say enough good things about this experience. I love it every time. The people are nice, the boat is comfortable with plenty of room to move around. The snorkeling is safe and beautiful. The music is fun and the food is of very good quality. Don't hesitate, just do it!
This was my 4th snorkeling trip with this company. It is relaxing and enjoyable. Because they do a great job at making sure you(the traveler) have a fun time. I recommend the BBQ snorkeling cruise. You get both breakfast and lunch. The snorkeling part is the topper.
Great trip! The staff were friendly and engaging. My first time snorkeling and they made me feel comfortable being a noob. The location was spectacular. The whole experience was amazing!
Good people, fun trip snorkeling. Gear was not great, you should bring your own if you have anything it would be better.
We had so much fun. Curt,our captain, and the crew were so nice. They were friendly and helped us get the best experience out there. Plus the food was great!!Well worth the money..thanks guys!!ended up being our favorite day on vacation!
I was sure I'd left a review but I can't seem to see it. I went on your night manta ray snorkel in Feb 2016 while I was there. the original night we booked to go got canceled due to high surf so we were informed that we had been rescheduled to go the night after I was to leave, after we informed the staff of this they changed it so we could go while I was still there. I was very glad as it was the one thing I had wanted to really do in Hawaii, we saw a bunch of Manta's and it was the highlight of my trip !!
It was absolutely incredible. My two island friends and I went on the evening cruise to swim with the manta rays. It was the greatest experience!! I would recommend it to everyone!!
Well organized, great day! The crew were friendly and professional. The bay and snorkeling were the best!
Great experience. Terrific crew. Good food. If I had only one day and one choice to do while here, I'd choose this. The only down was having to disembark at the end.
We saw five huge manta rays. Such an amazing evening. Thank you Diver Dan for the info beforehand - it made the experience so much better. The Captain & Crew were excellent. I'll remember this forever.
I'm not a water person, but this was very nice. The crew had their act together in all aspects of the cruise. Food was grilled fresh and there was more than enough for the crowd.
We had a wonderful time. The crew, equipment and the ship are excellent . I believe this is the best excursion of all the islands.
Very professional yet fun crew ! My group of 4 all had a great experience and would recommend it ...
We have taken this morning snorkel cruise more than 20 times - from before my son was born, twice in a 3 week visit when he was 4 months old and the most recent last week, he's 17! We enjoyed the late captain Danny many times, and the captains and crews over the years have always been ono. I love the professionalism with aloha. �