Late Night Manta Ray Excursion - Wahine Charters on Hawaii-
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Late Night Manta Ray Excursion - Wahine Charters on Hawaii

Tour Highlights:
  • Snorkel with the Giant Manta Rays as they come to feed in the evening hours off the coast of Kona.
  • Both toothless and without stingers these huge animals are harmless to humans.
  • They create quite the spectacle and this is something the Big Island has become quite famous for.
  • 29' Custom US Coast Guard certified vessel.
  • Departs from Honokohau Harbor
  • 2 hours  Usually starts at about 8 PM.
  • Capacity of 12 passengers.
  • Includes snacks, water and juices.
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Join Wahine Charters for a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the graceful nighttime ballet of Kona's giant manta rays. Kona is the only location on the planet where you can get in the water at night and have an over 90% chance of encountering these gentle giants. We provide wet suits, snorkel gear, fresh island fruit, bottled water, Hawaiian juices, sodas, and Chef Randy's hot soup of the night. We start our evening departing from Honokohau harbor on our comfortable U.S. Coast Guard certified vessel. The Wicked Wahine is a custom-built 29 foot power boat. She has comfortable padded seating for 16, but we do not take more than 14 guests to ensure that it is comfortable on board. There is a toilet and protected cabin for those days when the ocean is less than cooperative. Wahine Charters is a family owned and operated company. Upon arrival at the manta site, our captain (who has a Bachelor's degree in Fisheries and Marine Science) will give a brief talk about the mantas and what to expect. Usually by this time the other tour boats will have left the area, leaving the mantas to the passengers of the Wicked Wahine. Next, the group will enter Kona's warm, clear, well illuminated water with our experienced guide who will escort you as you hold on to the custom-built light board. The lights on our board attract the plankton that the mantas feed on. Float on the surface and watch the seemingly choreographed performance of our mantas, some of which have wingspans of more than 13 feet. You will also likely see large schools of fish, squid, and sometimes even a dolphin will make an appearance. On the way home, enjoy the stars while sipping on Chef Randy's hot soup of the night.
Operates: Daily at 8:00pm, check in at 7:00pm ( 30 minutes before departure).
Departure Point: Honokohau Harbor North boat ramp in Kailua-Kona.
Duration: 2 hours.
Equipment: The Wicked Wahine - 29 foot custom-built and US Coast Guard Certified vessel, and a custom-built light board.
Capacity: 12 passengers.
Fresh island fruit and Chef Randy's hot soup of the night.
Hawaiian juices, soda and bottled water.

Inclusions: We provide all snorkeling gear and wet suits. Noodles and prescription masks are on boat if needed. Shade and marine head are also on the boat.
Exclusions: Wicked Wahine t-shirts are available for $20.00 cash.
Restrictions: Guests must be able to climb in and out of the boat on our sturdy ladder/stairs. Guests that are prone to motion sickness may want to take Bonine or Dramamine as per instructions. All guests are required to sign a liability waiver before participating in this tour. This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.

There have been 2 reviews written about the Late Night Manta Ray Excursion with Wahine Charters.

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Eve Cronin
Just wow! Danielle and Mel were fantastic! I was scared until Mel jumped in bold as can be. The mantas were so majestic! They swam in loops feeding on the plankton that was attracted by the lights on the snorkel board, sometime so close that they brushed up against me! We had plenty of time in the water and hot homemade tomato and basil soup when we got out. I felt a little queasy from the rocking of the boat but Mel gave me some ginger candy and told me to keep my eyes on the shoreline and I felt better. She made a point to check on me twice on the way back to the dock too. This was an adventure I'll never forget and I can't wait to share it with my family some day. Thank you to Wahine Charters, Danielle and Mel!

Dave Doran
Awesome experience!  Staff was very engaging and experience was great.
 I highly recommend this excursion.

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