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Eka Canoe Adventures

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Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
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About Eka Canoe Adventures
Eka Canoe Adventures specializes in reef and manta ray snorkeling adventures with a cultural touch. One of a few historically accurate Hawaiian double-hulled canoes, Wa'a Kini Kini is your unique gateway to the waters of the Kona coastline. Regarded by the Travel Channel as one of the most thrilling experiences on earth, here you can catch a front-row "swim" as magnificent manta rays dance in the deep. They can weigh more than 1,000 lbs and span more than 15 feet! Fear not... mantas only filter feed. The manta ray night snorkel experience is simply not one to miss. Not to be overlooked, there's simply nothing quite like snorkeling over some of the most beautiful reefs Hawaii has to offer. With a perfect blend of sun, sea, and sail, our Pawai snorkel adventure offers a few relaxing hours on the ocean and an underwater ecosystem you'll never want to leave.
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Enjoy the rare opportunity to see wild manta rays in their natural environment along Hawaii's Kona Coast. With this small-group cruise, set sail at night when the manta rays are most active and use a lighted floatation device to attract plankton—the rays' food of choice. With an experienced guide to ensure a safe experience for all parties, head into the water to float and snorkel as you admire the rays in action.
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Steven P wrote a review Oct 2
Mendoza, Argentina11 contributions1 helpful vote
This adventure totally exceeded my expectations. It was surreal swimming with these sea monsters. Friendly ones of course. It was just incredible and I would highly recommend it. The service was very friendly and professional.
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cogirl52 wrote a review Sep 2022
Durango, Colorado20 contributions3 helpful votes
This tour wad suggested by a friend as a Must do! I wasn’t sure but I booked it and am definitely glad I did. It was truly a unique adventure. Everything was great from the boat, the guides and of course the amount of rays that happily gave a spectacular show. Don’t hesitate, do it!
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Paige B wrote a review Sep 2022
Hawaii1 contribution
You should absolutely take this tour! Tonight was our first time doing a manta ray night snorkel tour. There are so many companies it’s hard to pick. My husband and our friends and I booked with Eka Canoe Adventures. I am so glad we chose this company! We got to take a large double hauled canoe and Kai and Marc were amazing guides! They were super helpful, fun, had so many interesting facts about they rays and were so entertaining. Then the Manta rays!!! This was one of the coolest things we have ever done! We saw 3 rays through out our time and they came right under us and did flips! We will definitely be coming back!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Tim S wrote a review Sep 2022
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We just did the night manta ray encounter and it was totally unreal. Marc and Kai were the best crew out there. I’d highly recommend you book with them rather then some of the other group. The experience on the canoe was awesome more of an authentic experience. A+ Guys keep it up.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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paul c wrote a review Sep 2022
Albertville, Alabama1 contribution
Enjoyed captain mark and crew mate Kai. They did a great job. They were very informative and nice guys. Got to see 2 mantas. Very close up less than 1ft away. Definitely recommend these guys and this tour!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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