Experience Hawaii’s most magnificent creatures up-close on our nighttime snorkel! We have intimate encounters with Hawaii’s underwater butterflies 90% of the time. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience!
Combo Tour 1: Morning Snorkel and Manta Night Snorkel
Explore Captain Cook Monument by day and swim with the Mantas by night. Make the most of your time on the Big Island with this special combo tour.
- 2.5 hours
- Includes snacks and water
- Explore vibrant sea life along the Kona coast
Combo Tour 2: Dolphin Encounter and Manta Night Snorkel
Experience the rich diversity of Hawaii’s sea life with this Dolphin and Manta Ray combo tour. We’ll spend the morning with Hawaii’s Spinner Dolphins, and in the evening, you’ll get to swim up-close with the Manta Rays.
- 4 hours
- Snacks incldued
- Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument
About the Morning Snorkel
On our Morning Snorkeling tour, you’ll explore the vibrant sea life of Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument while our guides teach you about the rich history of this beautiful place.
About the Dolphin Encounter
On this tour, you’ll experience Hawaii’s Spinner Dolphins swimming and playing in their natural habitat. We’ll observe the dolphins from the boat, and if appropriate, we get you in the water to swim with these magnificent creatures. After the dolphin encounter, you have the option to take a relaxing cruise along the coastline or go snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay—your choice!
Whale watches available December-May.
About the Manta Ray Night Snorkel
Kailua-Kona is one of the only places in the world where you can experience a Manta Ray Night Snorkel. This is a must-do experience during your stay on the Big Island.
At Hawaii Island and Ocean Tours, our goal is to get you as close to the Mantas as possible while keeping you safe and comfortable. Our professional guides help you get in the best possible viewing position to watch the Manta Rays dance around as you hang onto our custom-made light boards.
What to Bring:
- Bathing suit
- Reef-Safe Sunscreen
- Personal necessities
- Sense of adventure
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Site Location for the Manta Night Snorkel
We know you want to spend as much time as possible snorkeling with the Manta Rays— not sitting on a long, cold boat ride. Hawaii Island and Ocean Tours is conveniently located just five minutes from the snorkel site so you can get the most out of your tour. If you don’t love boats or get motion sickness, our tour is perfect for you.
We require a minimum of 48 hours notice for a full refund. Please contact us to cancel your tour.