Night Manta Swim in Keauhou, HI

Kona Ocean ExperienceKeauhou Small Boat HarborKeauhou, HI 96740
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Set to the glow of underwater lights, this 1-hour snorkeling experience is unlike any other. Watch in awe as manta rays come within inches of you, attracted to the phytoplankton throughout the ocean water. Snorkel equipment, wetsuits, and flotation devices are all included in your tour price. If you’re a fan of marine life, you do not want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime snorkeling tour.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Keauhou Travel Experts
  • Snorkel equipment and wetsuit provided.
  • Arrive no later than 7:45 pm to the Keauhou Harbor Boat Ramp for check-in.
  • 6 passengers max per tour.


from Night Manta Swim
Join us for our 1-hour evening boat trip out of Keauhou Harbor to snorkel with manta rays just off the Big Island. This quick nighttime snorkeling excursion is a must-do on Hawaii!

Slide into the alluring Pacific Ocean, buoyed by our light board accompanied by our dive guide to witness the majestic manta rays come to fee on the abundant buffet of phytoplankton that appears with the glow of underwater dive lights. Experience the thrill of having giant manta rays gracefully glide and swoop through the waters... all within inches of you.

On the rare occasion, you don't see any Manta Rays, you can join with us again for free on the next available scheduled tour (pending space availability).

Tour Check-in Times:
January - April: 7:15 pm
May - August: 7:45 pm
September - December: 7:00 pm

Check-in at Keauhou Harbor (down by boat ramps at water's edge).

1 hour

• Snorkel equipment and wetsuits
• Flotation aides

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"the best experience 最高の経験"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 08, 2019 NEW
最高の経験をさせて頂きました。今までで1番イルカと近くで泳ぐ事が出来ました。イルカへの負担をかけずに泳ぐため、イルカも優雅に楽しそうに近付いてきてくれました。私たち家族の心は本当に癒されました。 ガイドをして下さったMelissa Bambiさんは本当に素晴らしい方でした。丁寧にガイドして下さり、本当に親切で、なによりも、自然を守る心を常にお持ちでした。 またこちらで必ず参加したいです。 ありがとうございました。 We had amazing experience. We've swum with dolphins very close up ever. We tried not to burden dolphins when we were swimming.So dolphins swam really elegant.They looked really happy.We were healed absolutely. Ms. Melissa Bambi who guided us was so amazing.She was really kind and she protect nature really hard. We'd like to join this tour again. Thank you so much.
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Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
"It was really fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 01, 2019 NEW
The scenery and the sea and the dolphin were good. It was the closed-door tour only for two of us and the guides drive the ship very well and they are tender with kindness above all. It became the good memory. It is really thanks.
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Mary B
"Capricious and Magical"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 24, 2019 NEW
Fantastic! Even though we managed to pick the one day that the dolphins didn't want us to swim with them, we had an amazing time. The snorkeling was stupendous and watching the spinner dolphins entertain us from the boat (in a no swim zone) was very cool. Bambi took care of us by offering two other times that we could go back out with her at no charge. And then there was the Manta swim. I am not exaggerating when I say that it changed me. To be so close (actually got bonked in the face mask) to those magnificent creatures was magical. First I was hyperventilating...when I slowed my breathing down, the tears came. My body was just overwhelmed and looking for release. I've done lots of cool things in my long life and this was among the most moving experiences I've had in nature. Do it!!
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"Amazing experience :)"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 07, 2019
Don’t miss this! We had an amazing trip with Bambi who looked after us and made us feel wholly welcome. We now have some amazing family memories and photos. Thank you Bambi, it was great to meet you 👍
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"amazing to swim with dolphins while respecting their freedom"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 02, 2019
It was amazing. Dolphins were not there the but we were able to come back the next day and this time dozens of them were all around us. The group is small and allow us to discover more. Highly recommand.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Night Manta Swim

Where do I check-in?
Check-in at the Keauhou Harbor Boat Ramp located within walking distance from Keauhou Bay Sheraton Resort.

When should I check-in?
Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.

Is parking available?
Yes. Parking is available at the bottom of Kamehameha III Road or at the Keauhou Harbor. At the end of Kamehameha III Road is a turnaround with a few parking spaces. If these are full, park on the mauka (mountain) side of the road along the street. You will then need to walk across the front of the bay, across the Fairwinds check-in site, past the Akule Cafe to the boat ramp side where the meeting place is at the public boat ramp.

Do I need to bring any snorkeling equipment?
No. Snorkel equipment, wetsuits, and flotation devices are provided.