Kona snorkeling is incredible with Hang Loose Boat Tours!
When you think of the Big Island of Hawaii, manta rays might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But once you have been in the water with these amazing beings, they will leave a lasting impression. The best kept Kona snorkeling secret is the Manta Ray Night Snorkel with Hang Loose Boat Tours.
On the western side of the Big Island, you’ll find Honokohau Marina – a traditional harbor with boat slips and ample parking. You’ll check in with the awesome and upbeat crew of Hang Loose. Their aluminum hull catamaran is your sturdy vessel for the evening voyage ahead. Holding a maximum of just 24 passengers, the boat is built for comfort and steadiness on these Hawaiian waters. After your water safety briefing, you’ll head off to meet your new underwater friends!
The accommodating crew of Hang Loose will equip each guest with a mask, snorkel, fins, flotation and a wetsuit. They’ll explain how to safely snorkel with the mantas, both for their well-being and for yours. Once you get into the water, the show begins! The lights shining from the bottom of your group flotation boards attract plankton to the surface. Lucky for us, these plankton are our mantas’ favorite food. They come each evening to feed on the plankton buffet. Watch in awe as they barrel roll and seem to fly through the water. These docile creatures have a wingspan from three to twelve feet, giving them quite a presence underwater when they come right up to your board!
This is an incredible Kona snorkeling adventure available nowhere else in the world. In addition to swimwear and a towel, make sure to bring a warm sweatshirt to get cozy after you get out of the water. Even Hawaiian climates can get a bit chilly at night on the ocean.
When you are ready to experience this remarkable wonder of nature, join a Kona Snorkeling Night Tour with the Hawaiian manta rays. An evening with these gentle giants promises to be an experience you’ll never forget.
LOCATION: Honokohau Marina North Boat Ramp, 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Check in: 5:15 pm
2 hour tour
Wear bathing suit beneath clothes, and bring motion sickness medicine, large towel, change of clothes, and warm jacket.
These ocean tours are not suitable for pregnant women or guests with bad backs or serious health concerns.
Children ages 5 and up welcome
For help call Big Island Discount Activities at 808-856-4274