Manta Night Snorkel Tour
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
5:30 pm (April - August)
5:00 pm (September - March)
Duration: 4 hours
A night to remember, join the world famous Manta Night Snorkel. Take a boat ride in the late afternoon along the Kona coast to the manta viewing site. Slip into the water with your snorkel guide and float above majestic manta rays as they somersault, glide, and pivot in the light below. Manta rays are filter feeders and feed on plankton attracted to light. They have very large mouths, but no sharp teeth. Manta rays do not have tail stingers. This is a thrilling experience for those who seek adventure!
Manta Guarantee: If you don’t see a manta on your night out you can go again on another night on a space available, standby basis. (Offer never expires but is non-transferrable and has no refund or cash value)
PREREQUISITES: Comfortable in the water and know how to snorkel
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Boat Trip along the Kona Coast
- Snorkel Session at the Manta Site with a Guide
All Snorkel equipment
- Underwater light
WHAT TO BRING
- Wear your Swimsuit
- Dry Clothes and Light Jacket or Hoodie
GOOD TO KNOW
- PREREQUISITES: Comfortable in the water and know how to snorkel
- All captains are licensed by United States Coast Guard
- Maximum capacity 16-18 persons
Manta Dive Etiquette
- OBSERVE ONLY: No touching. Resist the urge to “pet” the mantas. This will rub off their protective mucus coating. Do not chase, grab, or try to take a ride on the mantas. This doesn’t benefit the animal in anyway.
- SNORKELER POSITION: Snorkelers must stay on the surface and keep legs horizontal. Do not dive down into the water column.
- LIGHTS: Snorkelers please shine lights down.
- TAKING PHOTOS or VIDEO: When taking underwater photos or video, be considerate of people and mantas. Minimize your equipment in the water column and let the mantas come to you.
- **These guidelines were first established in 1993 by manta dive operators in Kona, Hawaii. Reviewed again in 2013 by manta tour operators (dive and snorkel operators).
- Rinse buckets for camera equipment
- Fresh water shower
- Dive ladder
- Head (marine toilet)
- Boats equipped with safety equipment such as oxygen, first aid, life vests, fire extinguishers, VHF radio, and E-PIRB
SEASICKNESS MEDICATION: While Kona usually has calmer seas than most places in the world, we recommend considering sea sickness medication and consulting with your physician as needed.