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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!
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!
This is one of the best things I have ever done. So cool to be this close to these majestic animals. If I was only able to do one excursion, this would be the one!
This was truely the most amazing experience we have had on our trip. I have a fear of swimming in the ocean but this was wonderful, the crew are really good and help you . We were very lucky to see half a dozen Manta Ray and yes they come close very close to you. But wow. The only down side was their video person was away . So I took my camera in cheap one got some shots - but would of loved their one . But we still would recommend them.
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.
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The tour was incredible. The staff was especially friendly and informative. My 98 year old mother had a wonderful time.
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