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

Kona Ocean Experience Keauhou Boat HarborKailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Overview

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.

Description

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

Duration:
1.5 hours

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

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Roam38848045409
"Great experience all in all"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 25, 2019 NEW
Bambi is great and gives a very thorough history of the area. On both excursions we went on (dolphin snorkel and night manta snorkel) we saw exactly what we paid for and her and her crew were AMAZING!!!! Will definitely be going out with them next time were on the island
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Smorrill56
Quincy, Massachusetts
"Wonderful Experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 11, 2019
The crew was very knowledgeable, the sushi was good, and since we didn't see much Manta activity on the cruise the team offered to let me go out with the very next group. On the second tour there was much more activity! Very intimate, on the sunset cruise my wife and I were the only guests!
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CHRISTINE4724
Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
"What a beautiful experience !"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 09, 2019
We loved our dive with Bambi and Cassie. Great organization. We had a magical evening with an incredible manta rays show. We will keep unforgettable memories. Thank you very much Bambi from Francois and Christine
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AmandaMtravels
"Amazing!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 08, 2019
We had amazing time with Barbie store going in one of the most beautiful Reefs in the world! She made stops along the shore at the caves and searched for whales. She gave us lots of history and ocean information to enrich our trip. We are grateful for her hospitality and expertise! It was an amazing adventure, don’t miss out!
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Wander63783675513
Boston, Massachusetts
"Fabulous time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 03, 2019
We had a fab time exploring the ocean with Bambi. Got to swim with so many wild dolphins and spotted Hump back whales - thanks to Bambi's knowledge of the place and expertise. She served the most delicious fruit platter! Wish we had done all our ocean adventure trips in the Big Island with her. Oh well, next time!
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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.