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Kona Snorkel Trips

588 reviews
Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
About Kona Snorkel Trips
Previously known as Splashers Ocean Adventures Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Tours, Manta Ray Evening Snorkels, and Whale Watching Cruises (seasonal).
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Manta Ray Swim
$106.09 per adult
While in Hawaii, snorkel at a site known for its nightly gathering of manta rays. Watch as these curious creatures eat the plankton attracted to lights shining in the water. Your boat departs from Kona at sunset and a guide escorts your group into the ocean. Snorkel gear, wetsuits, and floatation devices are provided for safety and comfort. This 2-hour adventure is ideal for couples, friends, or families.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely love this tour company - they will provide absolutely everything you need including information, equipment, confidence, guidance, you name it. The Manta Ray experience was unforgettable! Thank you, Kona Snorkel Trips!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jilla25
Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute must do when you are on the Big Island! Plus you get a fantastic half hour boat ride there and back. Watched the sun setting whilst on the ocean, magic! We had the most incredible display from the Mantas at one point we...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TripGirlAuckland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shari and "Captain Charlie" were absolutely amazing. I hadn't snorkelled for 40 years and Shari took the time to teach me one-on-one. It was incredible to see "Lexi", our manta ray, put on a show with 3 barrel rolls right in front of our faces....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Brian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat and crew are top notch and safety oriented. We went on the Moonlight Manta Ray Snorkel and avoided the earlier Manta snorkel crowd. We saw 6 mantas all at once and they passed so close just below us. So great!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank marty_kay99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the evening manta snorkel. The tour guides did great at working to see the manta rays. We had to stay out a little longer, but we got very close. They made sure everybody had a great experience.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Laura H
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

We did the sunset and Manta Ray Snorkel trio and was absolutely amazing! We did our trip with Captain Carl and Sherrie and they made the trip so much more knowledgeable and enjoyable! We got to see many manta rays and would highly recommend Splashers...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank crazy878
Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

Had a awesome time these people were great very friendly even let my 77 yr old mother ride at no charge very knowledgeable about the area and history of the island I would highly recommend this folks

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jimg8662
Reviewed April 3, 2019

Wonderful experience celebrating our 25th anniversary. We have traveled the world and this was a top notch experience! Professional staff and beautiful diving experience.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank critterqueen123
Reviewed April 3, 2019

An amazing experience. Shari and Charlie were great hosts. My husband tends to get a bit sea sick- they were very thoughtful and made recommendations to help him. A Manata came within inches of us - what a rush. I would highly recommend Splashers !

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Exploration192483
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

My two teen daughters and I went on the sunset manta trip and it was awesome!!! Captain Charlie and our guide Sherry were really knowledgeable and friendly. My husband wasn’t going to go and they invited him along for the ride and for a few...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Dawn R | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I did the night manta ray snorkel.you are on the water for a few hours without a bathroom. It is a bit difficult for someone with mobility issues although she could certainly stay on the boat while you... More