Evening Manta Snorkel - Sunlight On Water
Sometimes referred to as the butterflies of the sea, these graceful animals are a sight that must be seen in person. Manta rays are beautiful sea creatures that live in warm tropical waters. Their side fins have evolved into wide triangular wings which they use to fly through the water. These wings range from 4 to 20 feet. Unlike most of their relatives, manta rays have no stingers and are safe to be around. Experience a night snorkel with these angels of the ocean.
Operates: Daily at 5:00pm. Check in at 4:45pm.
Departure Point: Honokohau Harbor, Slip G-18.
Duration: 3 hours.
Equipment: Uhane Nui O Naia (Great Spirit of the Dolphin) - 37 foot USCG certified vessel, custom built for snorkeling and featuring a restroom, shower, a very stable, smooth ride and quiet engines, comfortable padded seating and 2 ladders for easy access.
Capacity: 25 passengers.
Assorted dry snacks, water sodas and juices.
Inclusions: All snorkel gear, instruction and flotation devices, if needed.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
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.
What to Bring: It is recommended that you bring a camera with you. We suggest bringing your camera in a ziplock bag in case you need to protect it from the elements. We recommend that everyone in your group brings swimwear, sun protection, towel and a small bag to keep your things organized.
Restrictions: Cancellations of this reservation cannot be made within seventy-two hours of the scheduled check in time. There is a possibility that you and/or belongings may get wet.
This tour has a 72 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 72 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. Please make us aware of any health issues you may have, especially asthma, respiratory difficulties or heart issues. If you use an inhaler, you must bring it with you and let the captain and crew know where it is before going into the ocean. Any valuables brought on board are at your own risk. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Child 12 and under
Ridealong W/ Swimmer Adult or Child
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- # 36-50 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
- # Evening
- # Sea
- # No Translation Available
- # No Minimum Age
- # Kona Area
- # Honokohau Harbor
There have been 7 reviews written about the Evening Manta Snorkel with Sunlight On Water.
Average Product Rating: 5.0 / 5
Looking at 15-ft wide Manta Rays dancing right beneath you and getting tantalizingly close is truly a one-of-a-kind experience!
I was searching around to see who I should do this adventure with, and am glad I found Sunshine on Water. They are really great people!
There were three guides on our post-sunset snorkel tour, and made our outing comfortable and safe in every way they could. They safely took us out to the floating raft, advised on safety tips every now and then, and also took pictures of the Manta Rays and of us from underneath, diving in with their underwater cameras!
The boat also has warm water rinse-off, and they carried hot chocolate and snacks in anticipation of cold weather for us (though the weather remained perfectly pleasant all through).
The guides were also fairly knowledgeable about the ecology of the environment and about caring for the marine life below. They also know each of the Manta Rays by their 'names' (signature markings on their bellies which are unique to them) and educated us all through our outing.
Overall, it was a remarkable evening and I am happy it was made special by Sunlight on Water!
Fantastic start to finish. I have done manta dive prior and this company does it right! Highly recommend the snorkel manta
My husband and I were excited to go on this trip. I ended up extremely seasick despite taking Dramamine all day. The water had been so rough that this was the first trip out 5 days. I never made it in the water. That being said, my husband had a great time and took around 100 pictures of the manta rays under water. We also saw a whale and a monk seal. All of the crew were awesome and despite my being really ill they deserve a 5.
This adventure was one of the high-lights of our trip. We saw a dozen giant manta rays up close, along with a sea turtle and a whale. Rob and Matt were the best tour guides ever.
Excellent trip! Our tour guides knew exactly where to go to get us in the water with dolphins. Bre is an amazing diver and knew how to capture great pictures of us. Rob is funny and knowledge and just a great guy. China, our captain, made sure we saw everything we could possibly see that day. Definately book your adventures with this company!
This was the best thing ever. The staff was really nice even wgen i got scared abecause of the water. The staff was nice and grntal they made me fill safe they were gental and kind ill do this again and will tell people about them!
Our night was fantastic, amazing, & worth every penny. A great way to spend my 60th B-day. What a great present. The boat crew were caring, alert, informative, & entertaining. Would do it again in a heartbeat.