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“Amazing Manta rays!”

Neptune Charlies Ocean Safaris
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Owner description: We can't wait to show you the underwater world of Hawaii! From wild Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin encounters to diving with the world famous Kona Manta Rays, each EcoAdventure has been designed to bring you an unforgettable experience! Did you know that if you have NEVER tried scuba diving before, you can join us for a 2 tank introductory dive? We take intro's, certified divers, snorkelers and ride-alongs on most adventures! Customized private charters are also available. Join us today for an experience of a lifetime!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed November 30, 2013

The Manta Ray night snorkel trip was a lot of fun! Although the ocean was a bit rough on the boat ride to the snorkel spot, as darkness fell, the water smoothed out a lot. The crew was upbeat, efficient and knowledgeable, and took great care of everyone (including a family with 2 small children). When we got in the water (holding on to a couple of lighted rafts), it only took a couple of minutes for a large (8-10 foot) Manta ray to show up and start doing "feeding rolls" right under our raft, coming to only about a foot away from us. We could see rays swimming around below us the entire time, intermittently coming up close again. Well worth the trip! Tip: if you scuba dive, do it; the rays seemed to love hanging around the divers on the floor of the ocean below us.

Thank Wanda V
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

No Regrets With These Guys
They did a great job at getting us to the dolphins, making sure everyone was satisfied, and even found a couple of Manta Rays so my daughter could check that off of her list. She is so excited to show the pictures to her friends in Kindergarten. When we got home she told her mom she almost had a "happy tear" when the dolphins first swam past us.
David loves kids and was excellent at making a 5 year old comfortable and relaxed. He was very determined to make sure she had the swim of a lifetime! Highly recommended that you ask for him and go with Neptune Charlie's when you are looking to take young ones to snorkel with the dolphins.
Thank you Heidi, Seth, and David for an excellent day.

Thank JoeChet788
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

This tour was awesome. Seeing the mantas up close was definitely worth teeth chattering of floating at night. There were so many mantas I didn't know where to look. Just be able to float at the top so you don't risk touching the rays.

Thank Jodi B
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We were only on the Big Island for a few days, and had previously heard of the Manta Ray dives at Kona. We researched some companies beforehand and chose to dive with Neptune Charlie's. We also decided to package it with a couple of dives during the day and had a fantastic time! The captain, Glen, was entertaining, personable and was able to recommend many places to eat and check out while in Kona. Our dive guide, Seth, was very accommodating. He'd ask what types of things we wanted to see while on our dives and tried to make it happen. He also kept track of our air while we were watching the mantas later on. We just had to sit back and enjoy the show! Great time! We'll dive with them again!

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Just came back from the Big Island this November..highlight was the night time Manta Ray snorkel...sunset on the way out ..clear view of Maui and then gettting to be inches away from 5 Manta's ....great guides..Brian was our adorable strong swimmer who took us to the perfect viewing spot.....reccomended to all!!!!

Julie E

Thank Joolz47
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