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Evening Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure

Hula Kai Vessel | 1.5-hr Cruise* | Departs Sunset

*Cruise duration may exceed 1.5 hrs at times (please plan accordingly)

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*Minimum Age: 7 Years  

| Driving Directions & Map for the Evening Manta Ray Snorkel |

PLEASE NOTE: The Manta Ray Snorkeling Adventure is recommended for experienced snorkelers. Participants must be able to swim, be comfortable in the ocean, and have prior snorkeling experience. If you have not been snorkeling before, it is advised that you complete one of our daytime snorkel tours beforehand (Discounts are available for multiple snorkel tour reservations.)


  • Hula Kai Vessel
  • Warm Soup & Bread Rolls
  • Hot Drinks
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Wetsuit (shorty)

Additional Options:

  • Cash Bar (beer, wine, soda, juice)

All Guests are asked to read, acknowledge, and adhere to our ENVIRONMENTAL PLEDGE FOR SNORKELING

BE ADVISED: There is no guarantee Manta’s will show up, they are wild & free animals. We offer additional cruises to make the sighting more likely BUT there is no guarantee they will make an appearance.

TOUR DURATION: On occasion, this tour may return later than normally scheduled depending on the Manta’s feeding timetable. Guests should allow for flexibility in their evening plans when making reservations. For questions, call us at 808-322-2788.

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An Epic Manta Ray Adventure for Experienced Snorkelers

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 advanced snorkelers!  This cruise includes warm soup & bread rolls, hot drinks (tea & hot chocolate), snorkel gear, short-wetsuit and orientation.  Wine and beer available for purchase. Guests must be 7 years or older to participate.

The Hula Kai departure from Keauhou Bay varies with sunset and generally returns 1.5 hours later. Please note that there are times when the tour may exceed 1.5 hours depending on the Manta’s feeding timetable. Please plan accordingly and ensure you have flexibility in your schedule should the vessel return a bit later than scheduled. Check-in half hour prior to departure. What to Bring: Beach towels, swimsuit, and warm clothes. (storage space available on vessel).

Manta Ray Underwater Sea Life

About Mantas

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.

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