Sunset Cruise & Night Manta Swim in Kailua-Kona, HI

Keauhou Boat HarborKailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Embark on a 1.5-hour cruise featuring the gorgeous Kona sunset, landscape, and night snorkeling with friendly manta rays. As you snorkel in Kona’s crystal water, manta rays will glide, dive, and swim right by you along with schools of captivating tropical fish. Between the snorkeling experience of a lifetime and watching the sunset, this is one cruise you’ll never forget.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kailua-Kona Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: 1.5 hours.
  • Cruise schedule varies by season.
  • All gear is provided.
  • Ideal for all ages and snorkeling experience levels.
  • Bring swim gear, a towel, and a cover-up.


from Sunset Cruise and Night Manta Swim
Join us for our 1.5-hour evening boat trip out of Keauhou Harbor to enjoy the beautiful Kona coastline and Sunset, as we await the mantas arrival. You will travel a short distance to learn some history and culture of the area, view wildlife along the coast and enjoy snacking on a fresh fruit and sushi platter as the sun fades over the ocean. Then as night falls, we return to the original "Manta Village" to witness the majestic manta rays come to feed on the abundant buffet of phytoplankton that appears with the glow of underwater dive lights.

Slide into the alluring Pacific Ocean, buoyed by our light board and accompanied by our dive guide to experience the thrill of having giant manta rays gracefully glide and swoop through the waters all within inches of you. Back on board, complete your breathtaking experience with some warm green tea on the short ride back to the Keauhou pier.

On the rare occasion you don't see any manta rays on your sunset snorkel tour, you can join us again for a free on the next available scheduled tour (pending space availability).

Tour Times:
January - April: 6:00 pm
May - August: 6:30 pm
September - December: 5:30 pm

Check-in at Keauhou Harbor

1.5 hours

• Snorkel equipment and wetsuits
• Flotation aides
• Fresh sushi, fruit platter, and beverages

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Yallingup, Australia
"Manta Manta Manta !"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 27, 2020
here we are a family of 5 coming from Australia, we reckon we know a bit about the ocean and whats in it...but wow, these guys got us an amazing experience for the night Manta tour ! , excellent, in fact the night of the booking we saw none, so we got a re book at no charge and were given the Manta Manta Manta show !! well done to Bambi,(owner), Capt. Keith and First mate Jas ! classic experience we would highly recommend, great team and fun to be with , thanks guys
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"Dolphin Adventures !"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 24, 2020
We wanted to thank Owner Bambi & Capt Keith for a Beautiful & exciting day of Snorkeling ,Site Seeing and Learning the History of the Kona Coast ....We found Dolphins in Kailua Bay and we're instructed as to how to approach them in the water so as not to scare away .....This was one for the Bucket List !! We also were taken to Kealakekua Bay and had the opportunity to swim and snorkel with an abundance of tropical fish ..... Definitely a 10 !! We enjoyed the day so much that we booked with them for an evening Manta trip next week .....Thank You for the Highlight of our Vacation ❤️
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Jas M
"A worthy adventure to be sure."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 24, 2020
I have been out with this company several times in the past few months. One of the many things I like is that they share the history of the region, and help one to understand and respect the ocean life. I've never had an unsatisfying experience.
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Nicole P
"Too expensive for what you get."
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 23, 2020
This was a very high-priced provider when compared to other companies. They have a 6-person zodiac boat, so they claim to offer a more personal experience. Well, my experience was that our boat captain would not shut up about his experience on other boats, and all of the people that he knew on the island, and how we should visit his coffee farm. He, seriously, NEVER STOPPED TALKING. It was exhausting. AND, we NEVER got to swim with the dolphins, because we could not find any. Then, when I asked about a discount on another trip to try again to swim with dolphins, I was offer $20 off. Seriously? This company already charges $30-$40 more per person. Ridiculous! I understand you can't control wild animals. But, you can control the captains that you hire, and the discounts that you offer people for returning after disappointing trips. Go with another company. Complete waste of $340!
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younes s
"Manta Ray tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 30, 2019
We did the sunset tour. Captain was knowledgeable. We saw two manta Ray's and a bunch of maquerel fish eating the plankton. Cool experience with no feeding from.human to the wildlife which is good!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunset Cruise and Night Manta Swim

What safety measures are in place?
In addition to life jackets onboard, our captains and crew are 100% first aid and CPR trained and certified.

What is included in my tour price?
Tours include:

  • Snorkel Equipment
  • Wet Suit
  • Flotation Aids
  • Green Tea/Beverages
  • Fresh Sushi

When should I arrive for the cruise?
Guests should check-in at Keauhou Harbor for the cruise briefing at 6:15 pm sharp. The tour departs promptly at 6:30 pm.

Is this experience for all ages?
Yes. Children must be accompanied by a parent at all times while on the cruise and snorkeling.