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Awesome. Exceeded expectations. Fantastic crew and amazing sights.
This is a must do. Being within inches of these big, beautiful and graceful ocean creatures is truly a thrill. We watched two Mantas perform what looked like a ballet as they mirrored each other in the water before our faces. Captain Dave and his crew were wonderful hosts and guides - the hot soup and hot chocolate after the snorkel was a welcomed treat. I highly recommend this activity. Also, I would suggest a dose of Gravol prior to your outing if you are motion sensitive being sea sick would spoil your fun.
This was an incredible experience, but unfortunately we only saw one manta ray. Hopefully when we return we have a bit more luck.
The manta rays were awesome. The crew was great, and i saw Big Bertha--14 feet across!
This was the most amazing travel experience i have ever had!! The manta rays were so beautiful and they come just inches away from you! Great crew! This is a must!
Incredible animals. We were in a veritable soup of plankton....so many kinds, they were almost as fun to watch as the rays....almost. Very short ride to the location to view, and that was nice. Would recommend this tour for certain.
United States of America
The tour was incredible. The staff was especially friendly and informative. My 98 year old mother had a wonderful time.
The experience was amazing. The staff were great, informative and very helpful. Would thoroughly recommend this to anyone.
A 2 MINUTE BOAT RIDE...CREW WAS GOOD AND THE MANTAS WERE INCREDIBLE. A BIT TRICKY FINDING THE PLACE
Captain Kirk and his crew were very welcoming and friendly. The videographer not only offered the video for sale but also offered to send a 30 second snippet to our cellphones the next day. This allowed us to share the experience with our friends and family back home. Would recommend this tour to others.
Excellent experience, they came so close they actually touch you. Crew and Captain Kirk were excellent.
Saw two rays but more than enough. Great service, looked out for the youngsters. Would definitely do this tour again
This was one of our favourite things we did !
It was so much fun and the crew were very friendly and nice !!!
We had such an amazing experience with this tour!! An absolutely must see!!!! Couldn't be happier with the trip!
This was an awesome night!! There were 5 in our party, 2 snorkeled and 3 stayed on the boat. All of us had a great time. For the 2 in the water, they had an amazing experience. THe Manta Rays swam right under them and they were able to watch them feed. For the three on the boat, we saw the Manta Rays as well and the crew on the boat were great and very informative. Definitely a must do while on the Big Island.
Really surprised how many manta rays I saw up close. Such beautiful animals.
I went on this tour as a "ride along", meaning I didn't get in the water. I listened in on all of the briefing that everyone recieved before getting in the water and learned a great deal about manta rays. As everyone else got in the water I went up to the upper deck and starting taking pictures. I could actually see the manta rays as they approached the snorkelers and got some great pictures. Much to my surprise one of the manta rays swam to the back of the boat and began jumping out of the water giving me the opportunity for some of the best photos I could have possibly hoped for. This excursion was definitely worth the time and money.
The Manta Ray Night Snorkel was so fun! The fee included a wet suit, snorkel and mask. The captain and the crew were very helpful. We were "schooled" in how to hold on and what to do when the manta rays got close. What a life time experience. The captain new exactly where to take us as we saw a number of manta rays up close. It was an added benefit that a professional photographer was in the water taking photos. I would do this again!!!
Amazing experience - hadn't expected we would get so close to the rays. If you do not have transport - take the trolley ($2) to the Sheraton and take a taxi back ($25 approx to Kona)
This was one of the highlights of our trip. A must due very friendly staff and nice boat.