|•||Confirmation will be received at time of booking|
|•||For safety reasons, you MUST provide contact information in the Special Requirements box at check-out|
|•||Not wheelchair accessible|
|•||Infants must sit on laps|
|•||No heart problems or other serious medical conditions|
|•||Most travelers can participate|
|•||There is a weight limit to the kayaks. So your estimated body weight should be disclosed to ensure your safety.|
|•||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 8 travelers|
|•||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|
|•||Gear/equipment sanitized between use|
|•||Guides required to regularly wash hands|
|•||Regular temperature checks for staff|
|•||Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival|
This is the one activity I recommend as a ‘must do’ to anyone visiting. The guides were super knowledgeable and had methods to help ensure we say lots of manta rays.
Such a wonderful experience!! The guides were terrific, and we felt safe in their care. The Manta Rays occurred within inches away!! So cool!!
ave’ and Rabbit were so amazing, explained everything very throughly. This was a life time experience and we got to see so many Manta rays! Thank you both so much !!!
This was the best experience of our week-long trip! Iwa and Rabbit were great guides and brought us to a spot where we saw/sand to Manta Rays for what felt like an hour or more! I was initially a little fearful, since I had zero kayak experience, but the gear they provided (wet suit jacket, life vest, ankle floaties) and the briefing and their attention made me feel secure and willing to give it a try. I am so glad I did! It felt lie a rough night, but it didn't matter. We saw manta rays coming up under us, swimming belly to belly with us, over and over again. What an amazing experience of a lifetime! If you only do ONE tour while on the Big Island, do this one.
We saw so many Manta Ray! It was such a cool experience ! Very well run. I do recommend that all know how to kayak. The kayaks are two person and well made. Loved it!
The guides (Rabbit and Iwa) were awesome! We saw 5 manta rays! I was nervous about the kayak, but they made everything easy and fun!
Do this! Don't think too much, just book this, it will be worth it. Doing this with a kayak was great and the tour guide was great! It was only 4 people including 2 of us on the tour.
This tour was amazing!
AMAZING!!!! DO IT!!! HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP!!!
The mantas were SO BIG and graceful and strange. You'll absolutely love this experience.
You will meet the guides at the kayak shop and then drive your own car to the Sheraton Resort.
The guides transport the kayaks.
You can use your own snorkel gear if you have it.
Do some research about the mantas before you snorkel, as our guides didn't have any facts for us whatsoever. The guides were friendly and did a good job getting us set up though!
Leave all of your clothes/belongings in your car, as they'll get soaked if you bring them, and you don't need anything.
Go to the Sheraton before or after, as they have a beautiful restaurant and bar that overlooks the manta snorkel area and they have a really cool Manta Learning Center where you can learn about the animals.
SUCH AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! Worth every penny!!!!!!
one word AWSOME!
I had a BLAST, and I didn't even see any Manta Rays! The whole kayaking and snorkeling aspects of this trip were enough for me!
LOVED EVERY MINUTE!
this tour was definitely an adrenalin rush but an amazing experience. one with many memories and stories to tell.
Quite an experience! It was a little scary kayaking out in the night but our guide was really helpful. Unfortunately no mantas showed up but some wild dolphins were around so that was nice. We will probably try again when we revisit Hawaii.
What a wonderful experience seeing so many Manta Rays. What I liked about the tour company is they let you swim free. I would not of enjoyed being on a board or tied together. I did find it a bit uncomfortable not having a seat on the kayak. It was a little hard on the back kayaking just sitting on the plastic. I did find it well organized and had three people from the tour company with us. Had lots of Manta Rays and was glad I also had brought my own light. Loved the somersaults the Manta's did right under us. Recommended them to several others visitors on the Island that were staying at the same condo establishment I was at.
MM Sacramento CA
Aloha Kayak is REALLY BAD at communicating details of this trip. Phone calls and text were ignored. I finally got through once via phone and got someone that sounded like they only had an elementary school education. I was told to meet at the Bay at sunset with few other details.
No one showed up at the Bay that night at the arranged time, so I called Aloha Kayak and no response. 20 minutes late, the independent contractor for Aloha Kaya showed up with his girlfriend and said we should have met him at their office. He had no equipment for us, so we had to use all our own snorkeling gear and our kayak paddles. The rest of the kayaking and snorkeling part was good, but I did see another trip vendor at the Manta Ray site that looked well organized. After the Manta Ray activity, we had to go back to their office and fill out tediously long information and waiver forms, which pushed our night really late considering I had to drive two hours to get back to our hotel on the other side of the Big Island. Meanwhile, the independant contractor complained of working too many hours, but not making enough money with Aloha Kayak.
Previous to this in the afternoon, I called Aloha Kayak to rent a couple of kayaks so that my son and I could travel along the coast of sea caves. Once again, no answer via phone or text messages. We found and spent our dollars with another vendor.
Of all the vendors I had to use during my 10-day stay in the Islands, Aloha Kayak was the worst. I would HIGHLY recommend going with another vendor.
It was a disappointment as they did not have but one light to attract mantas and we had to keep going over by the boats with stronger lights see a manta and then we got chased away by their group leader.
The people who did run it were kind and helpful but this is a rag tag outfit.