Night Manta Ray Adventure 239 reviews
Big Island of Hawaii, United States

  • Operates Daily - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Refundable
  • Printed Voucher/E-Voucher
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Operates Daily
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What you can expect during your visit
  • 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
To know more, please refer additional information section of this tour
Activity Highlights

Manta Ray night snorkel is a MUST DO while in Hawaii. It’s a lifetime opportunity to see up close giant manta rays feeding and interacting with other ocean creatures under the neon lights. Join us for a memorable and magical moment of a night time with beautiful manta rays gracefully gliding through the water. We guarantee seeing Manta Rays or your next excursion is on us!

Activity Details
A must do while in Hawaii! It's a lifetime opportunity to see up close manta rays feeding and interacting with other ocean creatures under the neon lights. Join us for a memorable and magical moment of a night snorkel with beautiful manta rays gracefully gliding through the water. We guarantee Manta Ray sighting or your next trip is on us!!
Departure & Return
Departure Point74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • For snorkeling option: Snorkeling gear, jacket style wetsuit top, floatation device
  • Light refreshments including snacks and bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • GoPro rental (upon availability -call to reserve)
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must have previous snorkeling experience
  • Must be comfortable in the water, be comfortable using floatation if needed (we have Ride Along option available for non-swimmers)
  • Must be in good health and fit condition, must be able to climb a short ladder
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled by the supplier, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Recommended to bring towel, clothes for change, sweatshirt or light jacket
  • Age restriction: minimum age allowed is 2 years old; maximum age allowed is 70 years old (unless approved by the supplier)
  • Not recommended for participants with back or neck problems or injuries within the last 3 years
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers in an advanced pregnancy
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 48 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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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  • Simon and Adam were wonderful hosts. The boat was comfortable. the equipment was reasonable quality. The experience of snorkeling with manta rays was magical. There were a dozen of them, all close enough to touch (although you should never, ever voluntarily touch them). There were several families with younger kids on our tour, and we brought a teenager, and everybody was completely entranced. I couldn't stop giggling as these gentle giants glided and danced around in the beam of light.

    Adam was there to help us and prevent us from doing anything stupid. He was quick to help out whoever needed it.

    I can't recommend this tour highly enough. I feel like I am one of a rare lucky club that has been so close to these mantas.

  • Unbelievable and unique experience that you should not miss while in Kona. Even my kids had a great time even though it was at night.

  • The boat crew was alot of fun! They made this experience memorable along with the manta rays of course. The cruise to the spot was pretty with the stars and moon lighting the ocean surface. I did this solo and I saw many manta rays and other fish. The water can get cold so keep that in mind. I definitely recommend this adventure! Aloha :)

  • Besides the incredible experience, the crew was top notch and took care of everyone’s needs, whether experienced or scared of seasickness or the mantra rays. Consider bringing a clothes bag, towel, dry pants/shorts and a long sleeve shirt for the ride back. You’ll be fine in your swimsuit/swim shirt, but may be a little cool with the wind. You can warm shower and change after the swim. They had snacks and waters for the ride. Bring a tip, as the crew will deserve it. We started check in at 7:30 and returned just after 10:30. I’m honestly glad we went on this boat vs one of the others. It was a smooth ride and not cramped.

  • Awesome way to interact with nature and see the rays up close. Loved it! Best tour we booked so far on our trip.

  • Hang Loose Tours was awesome. Our guide was Adam and he made sure everyone in our group felt comfortable. Would highly recommend this tour!!!

  • Wonderful experience. The crew was amazing and made sure everyone laughed and had a great time. The manta rays were unbelievable and swam right under you for an unforgettable experience. Definitely something you can’t miss when on the big island. Simon, Ula, and Dany we’re the best and we couldn’t have asked for a better last night in Hawaii!

  • My son said it was the best thing he has ever done in his life. It was an amazing experience and the crew was fantastic.

  • THIS WAS INCREDIBLE! I am not a very strong swimmer (to say the least) and was pretty scared of getting into the water at night but hang loose was amazing! They gave me a floatation jacket and escorted me to the board so I felt incredibly safe and supported throughout the experience. Seeing the mantas so up close was amazing and an experience I will never forget. Highly recommend this tour for anyone and everyone!

  • Staff were efficient and kind we had a great time. The mantas were magnificent….. they came so close it was hard not the reach out and touch… cheers

  • This tour is a rare chance to see manta rays. Simon and the crew were outstanding and they carefully helped new snorkelers and gave experienced ones a little extra time in the water. The rays somersaulted right next to us as they fed and it was truly enchanting. Although there was rain and some choppy waves, the experience was incredible. I wish they were not booked solid for the next month because I would love to go again in a few days. A+ excursion and great professional service.

  • The whole expereince was amazing! The crew was friendly and very knowledgeable! The best part was seeing those manta up close and personal!!! What an experience and I thank Hamg loose boat rides for their professionalism amd giving us all a wonderful experience!

  • Definitely a highlight of our trip, captain and crew were fantastic but were outshined by the manta rays. Don’t miss this experience 🤠

  • Wow! Coolest experience of my life! These giant mantas come right up under u and are huge! The guides were great in letting us know how to get the best experience so they would come close.
    The night we went was very choppy so the ride to and fro was rough and especially when we were anchored. Multiple sick people including my son. So if u suffer from sea-sickness do keep this in mind. It’s a 20 minute ride out, then anchored for an hour, and 20 minutes back. If u can endure this though, I promise u won’t regret it! Crew was great also.
    Don’t miss out!

  • One of a kind, outstanding experience! Our Captain and crew were friendly and attentive. Can’t do this anywhere else.

  • This was magical. The Manta were everywhere. The coolest experience. The captain and crew were top notch and made the trip fun.

  • Hang loose boat ride best tour. Fun, safe and great snacks. Lots of manta ray to see, harmless. Tour will not disappoint. Well worth it. Crew incredibly informative, safe and patient with kids. Just hang on and enjoy manta show.

  • We were amazed by the size and grace of the manta rays. Highly recommended. Manta rays were right under our lighted snorkle board.

  • If you are on the Big Island, this is a must do! It is a mind blowing magical experience. My family and I will remember it the rest of our lives.

  • Had a great time! Simon and the crew were awesome! Entertaining and always checking in and making sure everyone was comfortable and having fun. The Manta Rays were amazing and swim right up to you! Definitely a highlight of our trip! Highly recommend!

  • If you are hesitant about this, please give it a try. This was one of the greatest experiences I've ever done. What a beautiful and refreshing experience! You will be so happy you did this! It's great to disconnect and truly experience the beauty of the Mantas and the Sea.

  • By far the most amazing thing we did on Kona Island. The crew was great provided drinks and snacks the whole time The manta rays were huge. There were six of them while we were there and they do swim right up under you. They provided nice wetsuit tops and ended your trip with a hot shower on the boat which was welcomed.

  • Well worth it! Simon and his crew were very hospitable and knowledgeable about the manta rays. Considering this is the only place in the world we’re you can do this, I would recommend this experience to anyone!

  • Amazing life experience 😭 definitely a must do while on the big island ! Bring warm clothes after to be comfortable on the way back (: Also remember to relax and enjoy every single moment of the beautiful manta rays!

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