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Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group

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    What to Expect

    This is a small group snorkel. Our boat holds approx. 14-20 passengers. Check in takes place at the harbor where you will provided with wet suit and snorkel gear.


    When snorkeling with the Manta Rays you will hold on to a comfortable bar attached to a large surf board that has 16 bright LED drop lights. This makes it easy to keep our groups together and the mantas feed on the plankton underneath us that is attracted by our lights. Your swim guides will keep your board positioned over the manta ray snorkeling area. All snorkel gear is provided.

    Hawaii is considered the #1 place in the world to view Mantas. The Manta Rays here in Kailua Kona have become conditioned where to go each night to find an easy meal; feeding on the plankton that is attracted by our underwater lights…which makes locating them easy for us! The Manta Rays wing span can reach over 20 feet across and weighing upwards of 1,000 pounds. Viewing these creatures is a wonderful experience and one to remember

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    • Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor, off Highway 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    At first my husband didn't want to go because he thought it sounded scary going night snorkeling. There are a ton of other people on the water and I really is like a big night party and I felt totally safe. Budda and Chris did...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Wendy B
    Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Im so glad you talked your husband into going on the Manta Ray snorkel. I had to talk my mother into as well and she had a great time. Snorkeling wit the manta rays really is a special experience with them since there are not...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We took the Manta tour with Buddha and Kris on the recommendation of a friend. So glad we did! Because they only have one boat a night, they were able to wait out the weather, crowds and mantas. When we arrived at the designated snorkel...More

    Thank jstwil
    Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Manta rays are probably one of the best experiences while on the big island. As I said before I think Buddha is the manta whisperer :) Along with captain Kris who is on top of the most experienced captains list for sure. Excellent team those...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Chris and Buddha are fantastic guides. Friendly, conversational and knowledgeable. My husband and I really enjoyed our experience. Oh, and the Mantas were something else. Buddha knows what he is doing and found us a great spot. He had patience and it paid off with...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Extraordinary729978
    Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    The manta rays are a wonderful experience and Buddha is like the manta whisperer ! LOL So glad you enjoyed your experience and thank you for the wonderful review!

    Reviewed July 12, 2019

    1) I would encourage buying directly from their site because the price is lower. 2) They are very laid back and awesome. 3) They have a different approach compared to the other night snorkels, and to other company's I have done night snorkels with. They...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank 802ariel
    Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

    Its our special touch with mantas :) Thank you so much for the great review. We enjoy giving customers a great experience with the manta rays.

    Reviewed July 2, 2019

    Had a GREAT experience with Chris and Budda at the night time Monta Ray excursion. They are very experienced, friendly and we were able to get up close and personal with the Mantas. Highly recommend this tour, it was amazing. Once in a lifetime, great...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Floridatraveler1333
    Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

    Aloha, so glad you got to enjoy our wonderful manta ray snorkel! Thank you for taking the time to revie. Much appreciated.

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    July 9, 2019|
    Response from Floridatraveler1333 | Reviewed this property |
    I'm not sure, except I wish we did. It was an adventure that will be remembered. You can always call and ask. They are very helpful and communicate very well. ENJOY!!!!
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