We went on the nighttime manta snorkel trip. We left at 4:45 PM and returned at 8 PM. The boat ride down the coast of Kona alone was worth the price of the trip. It was amazing swimming with mantas! Dusty and the captain were very personable and made sure everyone was safe and comfortable. Dusty took pictures above and underwater to document the experience and they post the pictures on Facebook so you don't have to bring an underwater camera. They know just were to go and set up the lights so the mantas come right underneath you. (Mantas eat plankton, which are attracted to the light). I believe Sunlight on Water is the best tour option because we were the first boat to the area and swimmers from other boats tried to come in our area because Dusty's lights attracted the most mantas. Overall an awesome experience and we can't wait to do their dolphin tour the next time we come to Kona.
Lindsay & Jonathan