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Come face-to-face with the gentle giants residing off the Kona Coast. Choose to dive or snorkel and watch how the massive manta rays, weighing up to 3,000 pounds (1,360 kg), gracefully swim around in the illumination provided by your dive light.

Leave the Honokohau harbor behind and travel 20 minutes up the Kona coast as the sun sinks down over the horizon. The experienced staff shares tips and instruction and gets you fitted with wetsuits and water gear prior to arriving, so you have plenty of time to actually jump in and swim among the rays.

Once at the manta viewing area, jump into the ocean. Hold onto a flotation raft as you get your bearings and prepare for the experience of a lifetime. As the light from the boat shines out into the darkened tropical waters, the phytoplankton that mantas feed on swarm toward the glow. Watch as the graceful aquatic creatures swim around you with mouths wide open, feasting on plankton during this stunning underwater ballet.

At depths of only 30 feet (9 m), you can clearly see the ocean floor and observe how the rays appear from the darkness. With their calm nature and nothing that bites or stings, manta rays are one of the safest and most fascinating animals you can encounter in the wild.

Come face-to-face with the gentle giants residing off the Kona Coast. Choose to dive or snorkel and watch how the massive manta rays, weighing up to 3,000 pounds (1,360 kg), gracefully swim around in the illumination provided by your dive light.

Leave the Honokohau harbor behind and travel 20 minutes up the Kona coast as the sun sinks down over the horizon. The experienced staff shares tips and instruction and gets you fitted with wetsuits and water gear prior to arriving, so you have plenty of time to actually jump in and swim among the rays.

Once at the manta viewing area, jump into the ocean. Hold onto a flotation raft as you get your bearings and prepare for the experience of a lifetime. As the light from the boat shines out into the darkened tropical waters, the phytoplankton that mantas feed on swarm toward the glow. Watch as the graceful aquatic creatures swim around you with mouths wide open, feasting on plankton during this stunning underwater ballet.

At depths of only 30 feet (9 m), you can clearly see the ocean floor and observe how the rays appear from the darkness. With their calm nature and nothing that bites or stings, manta rays are one of the safest and most fascinating animals you can encounter in the wild.

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Swim with Manta Rays

Activity/Location

Kona Coast

Kailua-Kona

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Honokohau Marina

    74-380 Kealakehe Pkwh

    Kailua-Kona


Highlights

  • Amazing up-close encounter with gentle, elegant manta rays

  • Sunset boat ride along the Kona coast's palm-fringed beaches

  • Chance to safely snorkel or dive with rays in Keahole Bay

  • More than 200 resident rays up to 20 feet (6 m) in length

  • Illuminated waters in a regular manta ray feeding area


Inclusions

  • Guided manta ray excursion

  • Snorkeling gear

  • Wetsuit and life jacket


Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult; however, this activity is not recommended for children 6 and younger. Children 9 and younger are not allowed to scuba dive.

  • If you do not see rays on your outing, you will be offered an opportunity to participate in a future outing at no additional charge.

  • You must be able to swim on your own, and divers must be certified.

  • Departure times vary depending on the sunset. Please confirm of your exact departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Kona Coast, Kailua-Kona, HI United States