Manta Ray Evening Snorkel - Splashers Ocean Adventures
Once you have been fitted for your wet suit and snorkel gear, you'll head north to Garden Eel Cove, where over 27 manta rays frequent. The manta rays are an amazing species with a wing span of up to 16 feet in length. Mantas don't have teeth or stingers and are harmless to people. They feed primarily on plankton, which is attracted to light. Splashers has a custom-built board that provides large floating water spotlights. One of the very knowledgeable guides will remain in the water at all times with the snorkelers. Then, watch the majestic creatures as they roll and glide right under you. This is an experience of a lifetime. It is almost indescribable and is guaranteed to be the highlight of your trip.
Operates: Nightly at sunset departs around 5:30pm or the moonlight tour departing around 8:00pm. Times vary with season..
Departure Point: Honokohau Harbor fueling dock.
Duration: 3 hours.
Equipment: 30 foot zodiac Navy Seal boat with interior cushioned seating and a shade awning with two 250 Yamaha HP and easy re-entry ladder.
Capacity: 19 passengers.
Hot cocoa will be provided.
Inclusions: Wet suit, glow sticks, snorkel gear, and custom light board. Guaranteed manta ray sightings, or go again on any scheduled tour for free. German, Japanese and Spanish language translation is available by request.
Exclusions: Wear a bathing suit and bring 1 - 2 towels per person and a light weight jacket or sweatshirt. The night air gets chilly on the return trip.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
Foreign Language Translation: German translation is available during this activity. Japanese translation is available during the activity. Spanish translation is available during this activity.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Restrictions: We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. This activity is not accessible by wheelchair or walker and is not for people with bad backs or women who are pregnant. The minimum age to participate in this activity is 5 years old.
Per Person - 5 Years and Up
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- # 26-35 Feet
- # Zodiac Raft / Speedboat
- # 16-30 People
- # Kona Area
- # Snorkeling
- # 2-4 Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Not Handicapped Accessible
- # Hotel Pickup is Not Available
- # No Meals Are Provided
- # Swim Stop Included
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # Does Not Serve Alcohol
- # Moderate
- # Strenuous
- # Evening
- # Sea
- # German Translation Available
- # Japanese Translation Available
- # Spanish Translation Available
- # 3-5 Year Minimum Age
- # Kona Area
- # Honokohau Harbor
There have been 5 reviews written about the Manta Ray Evening Snorkel with Splashers Ocean Adventures.
Average Product Rating: 4.8 / 5
We had a great time. Loved it
We really liked this excursion. The manta rays are very impressive. I had never snorkeled before and had no problem.
The evening snorkel trip was definitely one of the highlights during my stay on Big Island and seeing the Mantas in their natural environment was an amazing and spectacular once in a lifetime experience, that i'll never forget. The Splasher's crew took care of everything and i enjoyed every moment of the tour including the ride on their Navy Seal boat. I highly recommend to go with Splasher's. You won't be disappointed.
This is a mixed review. We went in the early evening and had a fun wet ride out to the snorkel area. We were met by too many boats to count. Our guides, Peilani and James were fantastic. Great attitudes and attentive to guests needs. The mantas were scarce. We saw three from a distance and I believe the later snorkel trip would be better as I talked to a group that went out on a later competitors boat, and they said they saw a bunch. That said, we did come within 10 feet of a highly endangered Hawiian Monk Seal. She was just hanging out. That was really cool as only 1,100-1,500 of these beautiful seals exist. I would definitely recommend Splashers as I do not have a negative thing to say about them. I will book the later trip next time. Give them a try and you will see why.