It started great, but with the full moon, the waves had their affect on almost everyone. The show took about 20-25 minutes to start, but we saw two mantas munch through the plankton buffet - pretty cool how close they get to you. Can't touch them, which is fine, but they are close when they swim by you. Took great GoPro Session4 footage - screen clips below.
I have been to Kona several times and I can't believe I did not do this sooner. It was an amazing experience and not to be missed. Can't wait to go back and do it again.
Amazing! We had 9 animals visit us I got bumped by them more than once. Great, friendly, helpful crew. Cheers to the non-swimmer, non-English-speaker who got back to the boat by riding me like a whale!
great tour and experience
The crew was absolutely fantastic. They even had prescription snorkels for those of us who needed a little bit of extra help in the eye sight department . We saw beautiful fish and did see a few mantas... but true to their word, the crew offered us a ticket to come back and try it again since we didn't have quite as many manta sightings as they had hoped to provide us. Excellent hospitality, and the soup and hot chocolate were delicious. I would definitely recommend this experience!
This was everything it was advertised as: A chance to see giant Manta Rays inches from your face. The crew was great and the post-snorkel hot chocolate and soup were a really nice touch.
Crew was fantastic and supportive to all levels of divers. Program and equipment was perfect for the water conditions. The rays that came to the boat also helped . The trip exceeded expectations .
The night snorkel with manta ray Kenzie was incredible. The crew and captain at Fair Winds are great. I highly recommend
Awesome experience!! Had to wait a little while in the water fro the mantas to show up, but when they did it was wonderful. We had 2 different ones swim directly under and in front of us. Our tour also had the unexpected bonus of a pod of wild dolphins showing up and swimming and jumping right next to our boat.
The Manta Ray Night Snorkel with Fairwinds was a once in a lifetime experience. Everyone should do this. There were 5 or 6 boats out there from other companies and it was obvious that ours was the best prepared and had the best equipment and crew. Two women we talked to on our trip said they had gone before with a different company and this was so much better. I recommend it. Even my husband, who is not a snorkeler, loved it!
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