Regarded by the Travel Channel as one of the most thrilling experiences on earth, join us as we watch magnificent manta rays glide through the ocean in search of dinner! They can weigh more than 1,000 lbs and span more than 15 feet! Don’t worry, manta rays only filter feed on plankton. Our manta ray night snorkel experience is an activity that can only be had in a few locations on earth; one of them is here on the Big Island of Hawaii. You’re unlikely to find another activity that provides an incredible adrenaline rush while being very safe and low-risk! Manta ray snorkeling will give you an unforgettable sensation. It is both humbling and awe-inspiring.
Guests will join us on a short canoe ride out to the manta ray snorkel site located near the mouth of Keauhou Bay. We then provide a safety brief, instructions on how to use snorkel gear, and fit the group with wet suit tops to keep you warm in the water. Guests will then be guided into the water by our crew members and positioned along the perimeter of our Light Board. While guests watch for manta rays, we keep the Light Board in position. Guests simply hang on to the handles and effortlessly float, face down, with the help of floatation devices. The powerful lights attract photosynthetic plankton towards the group, and the Manta rays come in search of the plankton! We will reposition the group as needed for optimal manta ray viewing!