Manta Ray Dive & Snorkel Adventure - Manta Ray Dives-Neptune Charlie
Join us for an incredible encounter with the Kona Manta Rays. This world famous dive/snorkel trip has been featured on numerous Travel, National Geographic and Discovery Channel programs. The Hawaiian Kona Coast is home to over 200 resident Manta Rays and each has been identified and named. Much like a fingerprint is unique to each human, Manta Rays have distinguishing black and white markings on their underside that are used to identify them nightly. These gentle giants can grow up to 20 feet in length and weigh up to 3,000 pounds, but they have nothing that bites or stings, making this the safest large animal encounter in the world. Groups of Manta Rays converge nightly off of Keahole Bay to feed on the smorgasbord of phyto plankton that appear to soak up the glow given off by underwater dive lights. Enjoy a scenic sunset boat ride along the Kona coast to the manta location. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will instruct you on how to encounter these amazing creatures so we can protect the mantas and their habitat. In a water depth of about 25-30 feet, both snorkelers and certified SCUBA divers are able to safely view the incredible performance by the manta rays. Mantas "Delaney," "Koie," "Blain," "Big Bertha," "Darth Ray-dar" and more put on a show for you.
Operates: Offered daily with seasonal night time check in times that vary.
Departure Point: Departs from Honokohau Harbor on the north side next to Bite Me Fishmarket. Meet at boat launching ramp.
Duration: 3 hours.
Equipment: Rainbow Diver II, 28' Orca twin diesel power boat with bow platform.
Capacity: 23 passengers.
Snacks, ice water and hot cocoa.
Inclusions: Includes quality snorkel gear and flotation devices. Seating in sun or shade, oversize swim platform, fresh water showers and restroom on board. This activity is accessible by wheelchair and walker. Restrictions may apply.
Exclusions: Add $20.00 for BCD, regulator and wet suit rental for divers. Bring a towel, jacket or cover-up, and an underwater camera.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: Participants who use a walker can go on this tour. Participants who require a wheelchair can go on this tour.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate. Requires participants to have a SCUBA diving certification.
What to Bring: We recommend that you bring a light sweater or jacket. You are required to bring your valid SCUBA Certification Card with you to SCUBA dive.
Restrictions: Cancellations of this reservation cannot be made within forty-eight hours of the scheduled check in time. There is the possibility of motion sickness on this activity. There is a possibility that you and/or belongings may get wet.
Bring a towel and an underwater flash camera. Certified divers must show their certification cards and pass the medical questionnaire. All scuba divers should review the medical requirements for this excursion. Height and weight required for proper sizing of your wet suit.Tour not recommended for ages 6 and under. This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 10% 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.
Manta Ray Dive 1 Tank
Manta Ray Snorkel
Infant 3 and Under
Manta Ride A Long
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- # 26-35 Feet
- # Mono Hulled Power Yacht
- # 16-30 People
- # Kona Area
- # Snorkeling
- # 2-4 Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Walker Accessible
- # Wheelchair Accessible
- # Hotel Pickup is Not Available
- # Snack Only
- # Swim Stop Included
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # SCUBA Dive Certification Required
- # Does Not Serve Alcohol
- # Moderate
- # Evening
- # Sea
- # No Translation Available
- # No Minimum Age
- # Kona Area
- # Hilton Pier
- # Honokohau Harbor
There have been 2 reviews written about the Manta Ray Dive & Snorkel Adventure with Neptune Charlies.
Average Product Rating: 4.5 / 5
Great service but did not see any manta rays.
Annette De Carle
We had a great time the staff are extremely helpful & made our adventure a memorable experience