Manta Ray Snorkeling by Night in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 4 reviews
 
Big Island of Hawaii, United States

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  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Activity Highlights
Itinerary

Guests will join us on a short canoe ride out to the manta ray snorkel site located near the mouth of Keauhou Bay. We then provide a safety brief, instructions on how to use snorkel gear and fins, and fit the group with wet suit tops to keep you warm in the water. Guests will then be guided into the water by our crew members and positioned along the perimeter of our Light Board. While guests watch for manta rays, we keep the Light Board in position. Guests simply hang on to the handles and effortlessly float, face down, with the help of floatation devices. The powerful lights attract photosynthetic plankton towards the group, and the Manta rays come in search of the plankton! We will reposition the group as needed for optimal manta ray viewing!

Activity Details
Located in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, Eka Canoe Adventures specializes in manta ray snorkeling experiences with a cultural touch. One of a few historically accurate Hawaiian double-hulled canoes, Wa'a Kini Kini is your unique gateway to the waters of the Kona coastline. Regarded by the Travel Channel as one of the most thrilling experiences on earth, join us as we watch magnificent manta rays glide through the ocean in search of dinner! They can weigh more than 1,000 lbs and span more than 15 feet! Don't worry, manta rays only filter feed on plankton. Our manta ray night snorkel experience is an activity that can only be had in a few locations on earth; one of them is here on the Big Island of Hawaii. You're unlikely to find another activity that provides an incredible adrenaline rush while being very safe and low-risk! Manta ray snorkeling will give you an unforgettable sensation. It is both humbling and awe-inspiring.
Departure & Return
Departure Point78-7130 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Wetsuit tops
  • Noodles
  • Lifejackets
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Private transportation
  • Towels
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews
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  • Just great! Very good guides. A must do activity! The manta rays come so so so close to you and it isn't even scary!

  • This company was amazing! Best service and experience we have had on the Big Island for any excursion. We did not want to leave and will book again.

  • AWESOME experience! All three of us highly recommend this outfit! The canoe transportation was most amazing, Vs a big boat. It really added to the authentic enjoyment of Hawaii!! The manta rays were abundant and awe inspiring! 💕💕

  • We have taken other Manta Ray Snorkel tours at night but they pale now in comparison to Eka Canoe Adventures. I highly recommend this dedicated company because they gave us and our visiting family a very fun-filled adventure. With just 12 people to a replica of the double-hulled Hawaiian canoes, it made for a very intimate experience with safety first for the kids and all questions answered for the adults. Everyone could hear their guide as we held on to the two small light boards that attracted the plankton that attracted the Ray's. We had Ray's rolling around right in front of us the entire time we were out. The guide was very knowledgeable and we could ask a lot of questions while we floated. One of the kids in our group said his arms were getting tired from holding on to the light board so our guide maneuvered the board so that the child could rest his upper body on the board and still watch the magic. This more intimate experience makes all the difference!

  • What an incredible experience! We were a family of six and saw 10+ manta rays. One even did a couple of flips under the board! Highlight of our trip!

  • Absolutely incredible. Manta rays came right up by our faces. They were HUGE!! Still felt confident that it was totally safe, their tails don’t have barbs or stingers. The crew was also super friendly and seemed experienced. If you have long hair, make sure to tie it back so it doesn’t float in front of you and block your view! Wouldn’t recommend to a friend that gets seasick easily. You’re just bobbing along the water.

  • WOW! Awesome creatures. Helpful assistance in and out of water. (I am curious about why the tails of the rays appeared to have been docked?) Which is why only 4 stars.

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