Big Island of Hawaii

Sunset and Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure

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COMBO Sunset and Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure

From $137.87

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Combine two must-do experiences to enhance your vacation in Hawaii. First, board a spacious catamaran for a sunset cruise along the Kona coast. Then slip into the ocean for a snorkel adventure with manta rays. Guides provide instruction and ensure your comfort with included snorkel gear, swim noodle, and a wetsuit. Afterward, enjoy juice, soft drinks, or hot cocoa with cookies; beer, wine, and cocktails are available to purchase.
  • Watch a legendary Kona sunset from a 50-foot (15-meter) sailing catamaran
  • Go snorkeling with a guide at night and observe manta rays in their natural habitat
  • Guides provide an in-depth explanation of these mysterious marine creatures
  • Snorkel gear, wetsuits, and swim noodles are provided along with hot chocolate and cookies

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer, wine and spirits are available for purchase on boat)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Towels (guest should bring their own towels)
  • Parking at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha Hotel for $10

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 75-5669 Ali‘i Dr
    75-5669 Ali‘i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

    Guests are asked to check-in at our KONASTYLE retail outlet 45 MINUTES PRIOR to your scheduled departure time. We are located in the Kona Square Shopping Complex. Our address is 75-5669 Alii Drive, #1107, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Any tour participants that are getting in the water MUST KNOW HOW TO SWIM without the assistance of a flotation device
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the water and MUST be accompanied by an adult on the vessel at all times
  • Guests are asked to check-in at our KONASTYLE retail outlet 45 MINUTES PRIOR to your scheduled departure time. We are located in the Kona Square Shopping Complex. Our address is 75 5669 Alii Drive, #1107, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • We offer validated parking at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha Hotel for up to 5.5 hours for a nominal fee. Please bring your parking ticket with you to check-in. (Fee is under Exclusion)
  • PLEASE NOTE that trip start times VARY throughout the year to accommodate for the time changes of the setting sun.
  • Not recommended for travelers that are not strong swimmers. If guest is not a competent swimmer (as determined by the Captain and/or crew), they will be directed to immediately return to the vessel. In such instances the guest will NOT be refunded
  • Not recommended for travelers that are prone to seasickness / motion sickness
  • Not recommended for travelers with a body mass index (BMI) higher than 36. We reserve the right to deny water entry to any individual with a BMI above 36.
  • Not recommended for travelers with a history of panic attacks
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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This was a fantastic and exciting experience. The staff was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We saw so many mantas, rolling in front of us, underneath us and even almost touching us. We loved every moment.


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The Best!
Kim_T, Oct 2023
Awesome adventure! This is right off the cruise port which we needed! The captain and crew worked so hard to allow us to see manta rays....and we did! The ride in and out was with a lovely sunset and other wildlife! Well worth it!!!
So worth it!!
Jeff_H, Sep 2023
Amazing experience. Once in a lifetime adventure. Captain and crew were friendly and knowledgeable. Loved it
Pure Magic
Julie_V, Sep 2023
The crew was amazing and they were wonderful in letting us reschedule our original day and time as my boyfriend was under the weather. It was a not-to-be missed underwater ballet of some of the ocean's most beautiful creatures. Other worldly and would highly recommend. The crew made sure everyone was safe throughout the entire experience.
nataliafranco, Sep 2023
It's amazing experience! The crew is very careful and safer. It's a very good thing to do. Is so amazing. The crew served us soda, water and after back to boat the crew served us hot chocolate and tea.
Awesome! Great + Chill Crew
Roy_N, Sep 2023
Really really awesome! The crew was great and enjoyed how chill everyone was. The bar was a good touch, too. Highly recommend this one as there are many options.
Out of this world experience
John_S, Sep 2023
There are no words to describe the experience. The Manta Rays are beautiful and gentle. Several times they were so close and grazed my legs. Felt like a soft sponge. I could see right into their mouth. The boat and crew were fantastic. Very safe, and hot chocolate at the end was a real treat. Thank you.
Mantas mantas everywhere
MaryAnne_B, Sep 2023
I thought the crew did a fantastic job. The waters were a little choppy that day, but they made sure that everybody stayed on their feet and got on and off the boat safely. The boat size was perfect as I saw smaller boats out there as well as big monster boats, I thought ours was perfect about 36 people on board made it easy to get on and off and they had enough crew to stay with everyone so that everyone in my group felt comfortable. The only miss is that I wish they would’ve taken videos. I would’ve definitely paid to have professional videos that night. It was awesome! The mantas were everywhere! One of the top things I’ve ever done. They came right up to you. It was amazing and the crew was just wonderful.
10/10 Everyone should do this!
Payton_B, Sep 2023
Being inches away from some massive Manta Rays was a true breath taking experience! The friendly crew was very informative and did what it took to make sure the guests had a great time and saw some rays. There was a bar on board with strong drinks and great prices! 10/10 would recommend for anyone looking for an amazing adventure
Pure awesomeness. A do not miss experience
Denise_H, Sep 2023
Easily one of the top 5 experiences of my life, with skydiving and African safari. The crew and the whole experience was incredible.
Overall excellent trip
K_M, Sep 2023
We had such an awesome time! The captain and crew were very nice. They took the time to tell you everything to expect: walking across the street, getting on the boat, entering the water, help signs, and experiencing the manta rays. While in the water, the crew checked on everyone constantly to make sure that you were okay. There was a woman who didn't even know how to swim, and she was helped out to the light boards after everyone was already there for 10 minutes. The crew helped her feel comfortable, and she stayed to see a few manta rays and went back in. We saw A LOT of manta rays - they came within inches of you, and it was so exciting!! I definitely recommend taking this trip with Kona Style - they made sure that we all had a great experience.
Awesome trip. Highly recommend.
Sherry_O, Sep 2023
Great crew very friendly and helpful. Nice Sunset. Manta Ray's were plentiful. They are amazing gentle giants.
Dulce_D, Sep 2023
Once in a lifetime experience. If you tend to get sea sick get a tour that starts near the area so you don’t have to ride a total of an hour back and forth.
The manta rays were awesome!
Katherine_K, Sep 2023
Had a great time. Got to see some big mantas and a lot of barrel rolls. Do bring a towel and long sleeve shirt. It does get cold out there. The crew was super nice. I do recommend this, but realize it is no frills. There is cocoa and tea as well as water, juice and alcoholic drinks. They do have some cookies. You are mainly there to see the mantas. The sunset is gorgeous.
Manta mania !!
Subby_A, Aug 2023
This is a bucket list item for me. We saw Manta's the entire time when we were in the water. They actually come within 8 inches of you while you are snorkeling. Very exciting and well worth the cost. If you love the water and creators of the sea...this is an adventure for you.
The best
Eleanor_F, Aug 2023
This was my third Manta snorkel and by far the best. The ship was wonderful. The crew was wonderful. The manta were fabulous but they can't control that. All in all it was the best.
Great experience with lots of manta rays!
Megan_K, Aug 2023
I went to the 6:30 pm time slot with my boyfriend and two of our friends and we all had a wonderful time. We saw so many manta rays!! The guides really know what they’re doing. They gave us instructions on how to get the manta rays to come closer to you as well as steps to take to protect the manga rays during the experience. The guides were also all very funny and kind. I would definitely do this again!
A once in a lifetime experience
nancy_m, Aug 2023
They came so close it was unreal. If you have the opportunity, don't miss this adventure. Great crew also
Amazing Experience
Darren_P, Aug 2023
From communication to the actual experience it was amazing. They were very clear on where to find them and executed extremely well. While you're not guaranteed to see any Manta ray's, we had an amazing night and our guide/lifeguard was very knowledgeable about them and the surroundings and was constantly educating during the experience. I would highly recommend this adventure.
Best manta boat ride ever❤️❤️
Elena_a, Aug 2023
Awesome experience the crew the captain were all so nice an very professional. We had an amazing manta show. It was a jaw dropping experience that me and my family will never forget it.
Incredible, graceful creatures seen up close
Danny_S, Aug 2023
Hadn't been on a night-time snorkel before and found this super fun. Really nice being on the ocean as the sun was setting. Within two minutes of being in the water we had a large manta come up right upon us. The 45 minutes in the water watching mantas was very other-worldly. They're peaceful, graceful creatures and a joy to watch. One thing I would mention is that even though we never get sea-sick, my son and I found that after a half-hour in the water we had some slight nausea. Might have been because you're not actively swimming but floating on the water while holding onto the raft. Might take some dramamine next time. Overall an incredible experience that should not be missed while on the Big Island.

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