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Anelakai Adventures

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Keauhou, HI, USA
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About Anelakai Adventures
Anelakai Adventures is a Big Island, Hawaii adventure company. Our Night Manta Ray Canoe Snorkel off the Kona Coast is a once in a lifetime experience and is the only paddle power, eco-friendly, non-invasive experience of it's kind. Skip the big crowds and go for a local Hawaiian experience! Our double hull canoes let you snorkel with manta rays in a whole different way — in a small group, and at your own pace. You’ll feel more relaxed and safe, which will let you concentrate more on the beautiful wonder of nature that you can only see in Hawaii. Snorkel with the Manta, or stay on the canoe and watch from above with a close-up view you cannot see from a large motorized boat. Mantas love our quiet, Eco-friendly canoe! Let us share our passion and love for the ocean with you and learn a little Hawaiian history. Kayak Tours, Daytime Ocean Tours are also available. Book now and explore Kona the way our ancestors did!
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This night excursion combines a ride on a double-hull Hawaiian canoe with manta ray–viewing in Keauhou Bay. Depart after sunset and enjoy unsurpassed views of mantas in the water. If you wish, make use of provided snorkel gear for a fully immersive experience. Skip the crowds with a small group limited to 15 passengers.
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MMW wrote a review Oct 21
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We had a wonderful time! Jess and Captain Donut took brilliant care of us, and the mantas were stunning! Really appreciated the knowledge of ur guides and their love of these sea angels!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Responded 4 days ago
Mahalo for choosing Anelakai Adventures for your Night Manta Ray experience, and Captain Donut and Jess will love the recognition!! We so appreciate you taking the time to share about your experience and are so happy that you loved it!!
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ssPortland wrote a review Oct 11
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This has been one of my trip hilights. The guides shared their knowledge about the ocean, sea life and manta rays, which I found fascinating. Also a healthy dose of dad jokes ;-) What's not to love? I would definitely do this again. I also enjoyed helping to paddle the canoe. One warning, the sea can get a bit rough when you're floating there, so hang on tight to the bar when they tell you to, or you still may lose your phone while taking photos (like I did), or lose your cookies due to seasickness like another person on our tour did. Still worth it!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Responded 4 days ago
Mahalo for choosing Anelakai Adventures for your Night Manta Ray experience and we are so happy that this was a highlight of your Hawai'i Island trip! We are so sorry that you lost your phone - darn it!! Thank you for taking the time to share such wonderful feedback and we'd love to have you out with us again the next time you're back on island!!
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mpatzelt2021 wrote a review Oct 5
Alameda, California1 contribution
This was seriously one of the top highlights of my vacation to the Big Island. The staff were super nice, friendly, and funny and it was really cool paddling out in an outrigger canoe. They provided wet suit jackets and snorkel equipment (you can also bring your own) and we saw no less than 13 gigantic and graceful manta rays, some coming within inches of us!! It was an incredible experience; one I highly recommend to everyone. Note- no free swimming, they have you hold on to the boat the entire time (which is fine as the mantas swim right up to you anyway).
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Thank you so much for coming out with us and we are so happy that you had such an amazing time! We appreciate you taking the time to share such incredible feedback and we would love to have you out with us again the next time you're back on island!!
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youyou w wrote a review Oct 4
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My group of friends did the double hull canoes manta ray night snorkel tour. This is the only tour I booked for our group, and I am so glad I chose this tour. It was an amazing experience. The manta swim up in front of you, and they get so close that sometimes it feel like they are going to touch you. Two of my friends don't snorkel, but they could still see the mantas from canoes-they really enjoyed it too. High recommend Anelakai Adventures.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from Holly C, Owner at Anelakai Adventures
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for choosing Anelakai Adventures for your Night Manta Ray experience and we are so happy that your group had such an amazing time! That is awesome that your friends that don't swim still had an amazing view from the canoe - we are so blessed to be able to provide that opportunity! Mahalo Nui!!
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aguthri24 wrote a review Oct 3
Amherst, Ohio1 contribution
The paddle experience was easy and pretty short. The guides were nice, funny, informative and very attentive. Over all it was a blast and a great experience to get out in a traditional double hull canoe. We would 100% book with this group again. It was a great small group experience.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Mahalo for choosing Anelakai Adventures for your Night Manta Ray experience and we are so happy to hear that you had such a great time with us! We so appreciate you taking the time to share such incredible feedback!!
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