Manta Adventures
Manta Adventures
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Scuba & SnorkellingAdrenaline & Extreme ToursBoat ToursFishing Charters & Tours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Manta Adventures provides nightly Manta Ray Snorkeling trips, daily Ocean and Dolphin Snorkel Adventures, Whale Watching and Snorkeling Tours along with Family Fishing Charters, Custom Charters and Deep Sea Fishing Charters. All on the Newest boat, Maheli-Heli, in Kona. We deploy the newest and most advanced equipment to ensure your adventure is memorable one for your whole family. Captain Bill and Captain Dan and our whole tour operating staff have extensive local experience and knowledge which pays dividend to our Charter Guests. We are look forward to having you aboard.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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David
Benicia, CA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We spent our Valentine's day evening with the owner and his well trained and attentive crew. The owner has made significant investments to provide an experience that you will never forget. We were the first boat to arrive to an area that was actually significantly further ($$$ to the owner) to assure we had a prime spot and to avoid getting to the closer area that had previously had a poor showing. He is clearly focused on safety and his younger crew was well trained and engaging with each and every person on board. There were literally dozens of boats that came and left while we were enjoying our show and while it was pretty strenuous overall, we never felt at risk because someone was always there constantly checking in and making sure everyone was ok. There are a lot of options on the island but this is the only one I would recommend. Floating around in the ocean at night is a big deal and you want to be able to focus on the Manta's and know that someone else is watching and paying attention to everything else - and that is what they did and we were very impressed with their efforts and care.
Written February 22, 2022
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Aloha, Thank you for choosing Manta Adventures and taking the time to review your trip. We appreciate you noticing the work we put into our trip, safety is first priority. We enjoyed hearing about your trip and we hope to see you again. Please don't hesitate to call for your next adventure in Kona. Mahalo, Manta Adventures Team
Written May 23, 2022
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Bob A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Captain Dan and Crew were the BEST ever! I have been coming to Hawaii, the Big Island every year for over 25 years. I have fished on many boats, but nothing was more conforable and exciting as the Captain made it. We had two young kids with us and they not only got to catch fish which was extremely amazing! They also got to snorkel and enjoy the sea life below the surface! We saw dolphins, turtles and all sorts of tropical fish. The boat is well designed for families and friends. Very spacious.
I would reccomend Manta Adventures!!! I will be back!!!!
Thanks,
Bob Ament
Written April 28, 2021
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Aloha, Thank you for choosing Manta Adventures and taking the time to review your trip. We are so happy you enjoyed the trip and the crew. The fishing and snorkel combo trips really allow for a full ocean experience, I'm glad everyone on the trip got that full experience. We hope to see you soon! Mahalo, Manta Adventures
Written September 13, 2021
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JKW
Cochrane, Canada12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
As others have highlighted, Ocean & Riley made our day/night with Manta Adventures; and they certainly make up for the "Surly" attitude of Capt Bill.
Attitudes aside, this excursion was excellent in every way. Top notch equipment, expert level knowledge and guiding, and fun! If you're considering snorkelling with the gentle giants of Hawaii, make Manta Adventures your #1 choice (Providing Riley & Ocean are kicking around!).
Written February 20, 2020
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Aloha, Thank you for choosing Manta Adventures and taking the time to review your experience. We're thrilled that you had such an exciting and informative time with us and the mantas. We look forward to providing you with another great adventure in the future! Mahalo, Manta Adventures
Written February 12, 2021
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Michelle A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We took our 9 and 11 year old boys on a whale watching trip with Captain Dan and had a great time! He and his first mate were very fun, friendly and knowledgeable. We felt very safe, and also felt they were very respectful and responsible with the whales. We would definitely book with them again!
Written January 27, 2020
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Aloha, Thank you for choosing Manta Adventures and taking the time to review your experience. Safety and respect for our guests and the wildlife is a top priority for us, so we're very glad you felt that way. Please don't hesitate to contact us during your next visit. We look forward to providing you with another great adventure in the future! Mahalo, Manta Adventures
Written February 11, 2021
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Glynis M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
This was a one of a kind experience. Captain Bill was fantastic, and knowledgeable. The crew Shauna and Karen were fantastic, personal, and went up and beyond to connect with each guest. We are a family of six and highly recommend this experience.
Written October 12, 2022
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Aloha, Thank you for choosing Manta Adventures and taking the time to review your trip. We're so glad you enjoyed the experience, and we really appreciate your kind words towards the captain and crew, Shauna and Karen are pretty awesome. Thank you for trusting us with your family and hope to see you again, please don't hesitate to call for your next adventure in Kona. Mahalo, Manta Adventures Team
Written February 24, 2023
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Sue S
Seattle16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Amazing trip, seen lots of whales.
Our guides, Dan and Dakota took great care of us, there was 10 on this tour, their boats hold upto 24. They checked in with us to see how we were doing, helped with any sea sickness. Weather was amazing, we had spinner dolphins following us for a bit. They were extremely informative on whales, i learned a lot. They pointed out land mark's along the way. Our tour was 3 hours and well worth it.

Written February 6, 2020
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Aloha, Thank you for choosing Manta Adventures and taking the time to review your experience. We're thrilled that Dan and Dakota were so informative and helpful during your trip out to see the wildlife. They are quite the caring duo. Please don't hesitate to contact us during your next visit. We look forward to providing you with another great adventure in the future! Mahalo, Manta Adventures
Written February 11, 2021
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Brandon S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
We chartered a family snorkel and fish day and it was a perfect day on the water for all ages. Tons of dolphin sightings, 3 big Ono caught, snorkeling, and a delicious dinner of our own fish prepared at The Jade on recommendation from Captain Dan. Couldn’t recommend more.
Written May 19, 2021
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Aloha, Thank you for choosing Manta Adventures and taking the time to review your trip. It sounds like you had a successful time! The dolphins are always a treat when you're on the water and The Jade is great for self caught fish. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the experience. Please don't hesitate to call for your next adventure. Mahalo, Manta Adventures
Written September 14, 2021
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Kim E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We had a great private charter on April 2nd with Capt Bill & Shawna. The fishing was fantastic, we had 2 fish on at one time sadly one got away but it was still fun. And Capt Bill cut the fish for us to take back to the condo. The 2nd half of the trip was snorkeling, Shawna was great with the 2 kids we had and worked with them on snorkeling. She was really good to work with me to see if I could brave it and I think if we had some more time and I wasn't concerned with taking time away from the others we could have done it. We highly recommend.
Written April 11, 2022
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Aloha, Thank you for choosing Manta Adventures and taking the time to review your trip. We're so glad you enjoyed the experience and thank you for the shout out. We hope to see you again for that second fish, please don't hesitate to call for your next adventure in Kona. Mahalo, Manta Adventures Team
Written August 1, 2022
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Dave R
Baton Rouge, LA142 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
The first thing you need to keep in mind is that you’re dealing with wild animals. You’re on their time. As a result, there were no mantas in the water the night we went. Very disappointing, but not the fault of the crew.

The plus was the crew: professional, friendly, and did all they could.

I previously went on a night manta trip where there were literally dozens of mantas who came within inches of our group.

So, before you book:
1. Ask what the manta activity has been. We found out after we didn’t see any that there had been 3 or 4 other nights during the week. I wouldn’t have booked if I’d known that (I was expecting many based on my last visit).
2. Book early in your trip. When we didn’t see any, the company graciously gave us another excursion at no cost. Unfortunately, we’re leaving tomorrow (but can come back on our next visit). Book on one of the first nights you’re here so you can come another night if necessary.

But when there are mantas, this is incredible trip to take.
Written November 7, 2020
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Aloha, Thank you for choosing Manta Adventures and taking the time to review your experience. We understand how disappointing it can be to plan a manta snorkel trip and then not see any mantas. We're pleased that you still found our crew to be professional and as helpful as possible. Please don't forget to contact us during your next visit so that we can provide you with the adventure you deserve! Mahalo, Manta Adventures
Written February 12, 2021
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Sunshine539126
St. George, UT2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had a fabulous experience and lost count if the number of Ray's we saw but at least a dozen of them. Felt very safe and well supported by the crew. I would highly recommend Manta Adventures and will come again in the future.
Written January 23, 2020
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Aloha, Thank you for choosing Manta Adventures and taking the time to review your experience. Safety is a top priority for us, so we're glad you felt safe and supported by our crew. We look forward to providing you with another great adventure in the future! Mahalo, Manta Adventures
Written February 11, 2021
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