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Evening Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure

Hula Kai Vessel | 1.5-hr Cruise | Departs Sunset

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*Minimum Age: 7 Years  
*Participants must be able to swim and have prior snorkeling experience


  • Hula Kai Vessel
  • Warm Soup & Bread Rolls
  • Hot Drinks
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Wetsuit
  • Snorkel Instruction

Additional Options:

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

Travel_Channel_LogoThe 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).

Manta Ray

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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