Evening Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure
Hula Kai Vessel | 1.5-hr Cruise | Departs Sunset
*Minimum Age: 7 Years
PLEASE NOTE: The Manta Ray Snorkeling Adventure is for EXPERIENCED SNORKELERS ONLY. Participants must be able to swim, must be comfortable in the ocean, and must have prior snorkeling experience. If you are unsure about your ability, it is strongly recommended 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
- Cash Bar (beer, wine, soda, juice)
All Guests are asked to read, acknowledge, and adhere to our ENVIRONMENTAL PLEDGE FOR SNORKELING
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: The Manta Ray Snorkeling Adventure is for EXPERIENCED SNORKELERS ONLY. Participants must be able to swim, must be comfortable in the ocean, and must have prior snorkeling experience. If you are unsure about your ability, it is strongly recommended that you complete one of our daytime snorkel tours beforehand (Discounts are available for multiple snorkel tour reservations.)
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
Amazing crew, skippered by Kim. They put us where the Manta Rays were, and the show was spectacular. Special thanks to Issac, who retrieved my camera when the tie holding it to my wrist broke.
I would have lost the amazing video I'd just shot with out his quick action.
I'd go back in a heartbeat!
My first time snorkeling, and it was amazing! The guys on the boat where super friendly and the food was great! Was just the perfect location, loved it.
Will deffently be recommended this to friends and family.
Great crew. Explained every step of the way. Made sure the snorkelers were able to see a Manta ray. Great experience.
Awesome in every way! Exceptionally nice and knowledgeable staff... Smooth comfortable ride... Water toys and sun decks... No pressure... Delicious and fresh-made food... 100% Kona coffee... Prestige scenery.... We just keep coming back!
We are a family of 4 visiting from Denmark � we had an amazing experience and felt so taken care of the whole time. Our 8 year-old felt the mantas came too close and got help to swim back to the boat and was taken care of by the very friendly crew. Thank you! Thank you Dan for telling us more about manta rays - we could tell you are an enthusiast.
We had a ball. We went on a morning excursion to Kealakekua. The staff was a blast to hang with. They were always busy but mad many stops to talk to passengers and made us all very welcome. A light breakfast was served and a picnick lunch. See you all next trip.
Such a fantastic time on the snorkeling tour today! Great crew and great place to snorkel. Will definitely come back again �
Such an amazing experience!!! All of the staff were super friendly and helpful. All of the equipment was very clan and in great condition. Thank you for such a great day!!!
Captain Kurt Bell and his crew were exceptional! Jeremy was on top of his game, I love, love this tour!!!!
My husband and I went out last Wednesday for the morning BBQ cruise and had a great time! We've been on the Fair Wind at least a dozen times, and we will definitely be back at least a dozen more! We always have so much fun on the boat, we love the crew (the office staff is great too!). If you go make sure you do SNUBA with Rebecca! She is amazing!!!!!!
This was an amazing experience from start to finish. The ride to the snorkel destination wasn't too long of a ride. We were able to be in the water for at least 2.5 hours and eat lunch all while being able to observe the beauty we were surrounded by. We will be using this company again!
We went on our first trip to Hawaii and all I can say is I love the quality of the locations and the professional and knowledgeable staff.
We went on the Fair wind 3 and it was awesome as always. There are always lots of fish and the food is great!
Great experience but a bit crowded. Certainly a good way to get out there and enjoy the water but I'd likely do a smaller tour next time. All in all great crew, great boat and a fun time.
I couldn't be more thrilled with this experience! The boat, the Hula Kai, was awesome, fast, spacious, smooth & comfortable! The crew was amazing, friendly, professional and yet casual. The food was delicious and abundant! The snorkeling, swimming, diving off the boat, sight-seeing ... just WOW!!! We will definitely do this again!!!