We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great manta tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sea Paradise Tours

Sea Paradise Tours
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Keauhou
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Sea Paradise offers Morning and Afternoon Sailing & Snorkeling Tours to the Marine Sanctuary in Kealakekua Bay (Home to the World Famous Captain Cook Monument). As your snorkel adventure begins, be sure to bring an underwater camera to capture all the vibrantly colorful schools of sea life amid the landscaped ledges of ancient lava flows. Also offered by Sea Paradise is a Guaranteed Manta Ray night snorkel. Capture the graceful beauty of these majestic manta rays as you snorkel up close with them. The Travel Channel say "snorkeling with manta rays is one of the top ten things to do in your lifetime."
Santa Monica, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great manta tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

An amazing experience. The boat and the hot crew girl was great.

On my next trip to Hawaii I plan on doing the Kealakekua Bay day trip.

It really is an experience you will never forget. Say you have aaa and get a discount.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank Mexicanexplorer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

579 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    455
    65
    21
    21
    17
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Manta Ray Night Snorkel and Kealakekua Bay Snorkel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

Last year while in Kailua-Kona, we had heard others talking about the amazing experience of the manta ray night snorkel with Sea Paradise so this year we decided to try it ourselves. This is a not-to-be-missed experience and Sea Paradise did a superb job. Although I have snorkelled for many years, I have never done a night snorkel so I was a bit apprehensive but the crew of Sea Paradise were fantastic (Joi and Eddie were our crew on this sail) and took care of everybody, experienced or not. It was such an easy entry into the water from the catamaran. They provide noodles to keep you afloat and it's just a short float over to the apparatus that has the lights on it. The mantas are amazing. It was like watching this incredible ballet. They're huge but so graceful and they come within inches of you (sometimes touching you but nothing to worry about, they can't harm you) as they feed on the plankton. We just can't say enough good things about this experience and about the way Sea Paradise treated us. We'll probably do the tour again next year, it was that good.
We also went with Sea Paradise to Kealakekua Bay (with Phil and Dane as our crew). Another super experience. They provide you with breakfast as you head out on the 45-minute ride to the bay. We snorkelled for about an hour at Kealakekua Bay (beautiful clear water, lots of fish) and then they took us to another location where we had lunch and had another chance to snorkel.
Both times the crew were very friendly and helpful. The manta ray night snorkel was one of the highlights of our trip and the Kealakekua Bay snorkel close behind. We highly recommend Sea Paradise.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank Bijou-G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Manta Ray Night Snorkel with Sea Paradise Oct 2012”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Crew and Captain were very friendly, helpful, and attentive to each guest- We had an amazing experience of the rays and a great time! This was a real highlight of our trip. The boat ride out to the Manta site is only a few minutes, and you don't have to dive or even be much of a swimmer because the Sea Paradise has a floating frame with lights that bring the rays right up to you as they feed and give everyone a "front row" view. The rays may actually brush against you as they feed! (no worries, they are harmless plankton feeders ;-) Complimentary warm drinks afterward which were most welcome! Even with wetsuits we were chilled by the end, since with the flotation provided there's no real exercise going on to keep you warm-Then again we're all pretty thin. My wife's experience tells us that those prone to sea sickness should plan to do whatever helps in advance as she did not, and "bobbing on the surface" for an extended time definitely got to her. Of our many trips to Hawaii Sea Paradise Manta Ray Night Snorkel will be among our favorite memories.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank A A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fort Worth, Texas
Level Contributor
94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Snorkling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This tour was recommended by our conceirge and was wonderful. We had never been snorkling before and my husband is not much of a swimmer. They gave great instructions and had a vest my husband wore which made him feel very safe. There were only 15 on the boat with 3 crew members. The crew was very knowledgeable about geography, history and legends of the island. The snorkling site was calm with lots of fish. Nice lunch.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank Doris F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hawaii, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Sea Paradise Tours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Well worth it! The crew were really great, and the experience over-all was top notch in every way possible. We saw giant Manta Rays up close and personal. Do not miss this!

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank JamieO50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Sea Paradise Tours also viewed

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
 
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Sea Paradise Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing