Kailua-Kona, United States
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clock-o2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Swim with giant manta rays in their nighttime habitat during this 2.5-hour activity in Kona. Travel out into the seas offshore to watch the colorful Kona sunset, then jump in to swim with the docile rays as they feed on microscopic plankton. Follow your guides around the manta habitat and watch as the animals are attracted to the bright lights, creating a "manta rave" of lights, bubbles and mantas. All snorkel equipment, including flotation devices and wet suits, is included. Manta sightings are guaranteed, or you will be given a voucher for another tour.
  • 2.5-hour nighttime swim with manta rays
  • Learn about the biology and behavior of these gentle, graceful giants
  • Supervised by expert diving guides
  • Wet suite, snorkel gear, and flotation devices provided
  • Watch the Kona sunset from the deck of the boat
  • Guaranteed manta sighting or you'll get a voucher for an additional tour
Make your way to the tour offices on Honokohau Harbor in Kona, where you'll check in and get fitted for gear. Hop on your tour boat and head out to sea; your spacious vessel is equipped with a top observation deck, a large cabin, and an onboard bathroom.
Reach your destination in time to watch the colorful Kona sunset from the boat's top deck, then start getting ready for your manta ray encounter. Slip into your wetsuit, don your snorkel, and jump in. Buoy yourself with a flotation device; your guides will set up lights to see the mantas clearly. 
Spend about 45 minutes snorkeling using a customized light board with one of the brightest lights in the water, showcasing the graceful ballet of the giant mantas as they careen through the water in search of food. You'll be in 30 to 35 feet (9 to 10 meters) of water, within sight of the shoreline, and supervised by your experienced guide to ensure your comfort and safety. Manta rays have no barbs or teeth, a wing span of 4 to 12 feet (1 to 4 meters) and weigh between 400 and 1200 lbs (180 and 545 kg). Interactions with the manta rays take place in a passive, respectful manner. 
Manta sightings are guaranteed, or you will be given a voucher for another tour.

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M
, Aug 2018

We had a great time, so glad we decided to do this. I would recommend to anyone looking for a night time excursion. The crew was a lot of fun.

M
, Aug 2018

We had an incredible time! Five Mantas entertained us! The Bite Me crew was helpful, informative and funny! We especially liked Lee (sp?) from Micronesia. He was awesome!

c
, Jul 2018

Bryan, Mika and Ryan were fantastic. They were very helpful getting into the water (we had inexperienced snorkellers) and swam us to various locations for the best sightings of the Mantas. Lucky enough to see dolphins on the way to the Manta site.

M
, Feb 2017

Awesome experience. Very friendly and knowledgeable crew.

S
, Dec 2016

Not so great. Captain good - and two crew members. Captain not happy with their performance when trying to anchor the boat. Too many people for Ocean Encounter boat. We did not see any manta rays - of course told us we could return to try again. No thank you. Lights burned out while in the water.

M
, Sep 2016

Great Family Adventure!


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