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Night Manta Ray Excursion - Wahine Charters on Hawaii

Tour Highlights:
  • Snorkel with Giant Manta Rays as they come to feed in the evening hours off the coast of Kona.
  • Both toothless & without stingers - these huge animals are harmless to humans.
  • They create quite a spectacle 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 6 PM.
  • Capacity of 12 passengers.
  • Includes snacks, water and juices.
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Passengers 9 and Up
Children 3-8
Infant 0-2

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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 at a time. 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. You'll get to watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean and maybe if you're lucky you'll even see the elusive green flash. Then you will enter Kona's warm, clear, and well illuminated water with our guide who will escort you through the entire experience. You will hold on to our custom light board while the rays approach. The lights on our board attract the plankton that the mantas feed on. Throughout the experience you will float on the surface and watch the seemingly choreographed performance of our mantas-- some with wingspans that are larger than 13 feet. In addition to the manta rays you will likely see schools of fish, SCUBA divers and lots of other snorkelers. We sometimes call this the Las Vegas of night dives because of all the lights and people. If you want to avoid the crowds, you might want to try Wahine Charters' Late Night Manta Snorkel instead. There are generally a lot less boats and divers in the water during that tour.
Operates: Daily at 6:00pm, check in at 5:30pm ( 30 minutes before departure).
Departure Point: Honokahou 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 available if needed. Shade and marine head are also on the boat.
Exclusions: Wicked Wahine t-shirts are available for $20.00 cash.
Activity Departs From: Activities that depart from the Kailua Kona area of the Big Island.
Boat Size: The boat is between twenty-five and thirty-five feet long.
Boat Type: This excursion goes on fast, smaller sized speedboat with an open deck.
Destination or Viewing Opportunity: Activities that go to the Kailua Kona area of the Big Island.
Diving Tour Type: Participate in snorkeling.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Harbor Departure Point: Activities that depart from the Kailua Pier.
Manta Ray Viewing: These tours offer boats that go out looking for the Manta Rays.
Maximum Capacity: This activity has a maximum capacity seven to fifteen people.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
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 Night Manta Ray Excursion with Wahine Charters.

Average Product Rating: 5.0 / 5

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glenda louch
The trip with Dave and Mel was amazing and was beyond our expectations. We all loved seeing the manta rays scoop up the plankton as they gracefully swam so close to us that they touched our wetsuits. The soup after the swim topped off the trip. Thanks Mel and Dave

Jason Roberts
This was the coolest thing I have ever done, and I have done a lot. The crew on the boat was outstanding, were able to meet every need we had. My mother has very bad vision and they had a pair of prescription goggles that worked perfectly for her. my children are not very strong swimmers, so we requested life vests for them. My daughter got scared while we were swimming with the mantas and Capt. Dave swam her a good distance back to the boat. Oh yeah, when we got out of the water, we had hot chocolate and the best pineapple ever waiting for us. Thinking about doing the wild dolphin snorkel while we are still here this week!

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