Night Manta Experience

1 hour 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 14
Mobile ticket


Snorkel at night with the gentle giants of the South Kona Coast in safety and comfort, and experience what the Travel Channel named one of the top 10 things to do in your lifetime. Our incredibly short boat ride will have you and our highly trained in the water guides snorkeling with the manta rays in minutes. An evening you won't ever forget!



Swim with the manta rays in the warm Kona waters with our experienced and highly trained staff. A must do, bucket list experience you won't ever forget!

Stop At:

• Sea Quest Hawaii, 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740


  • Snorkel Gear Included
  • Wetsuits and Flotation Devices
  • Hot Chocolate


  • Gratuities
  • Towels (recommended)
  • No transportation provided

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What if we don’t see any mantas? It is an extremely rare occurrence, but if we do not see ANY manta rays on our Night Manta Experience, you are welcome to come back out with us again during the same vacation, based on availability, totally free of charge. Make sure you call us right away so that we may reschedule you!
  • Everyone in my group can swim
  • Everyone in my group has snorkeling experience
  • Everyone in my group can climb a short ladder to re-board the boat
  • Please read and understand the manta guarantee : Manta Guarantee: If zero manta rays are seen, you are welcome back out again. Itʻs that simple. We are fortunate to see mantas almost every night, but on the rare occasion where none are sighted on your tour, Sea Quest invites you to come back out on another night at no additional cost to you, or on a confirmed afternoon snorkeling adventure at no additional charge. No refunds available.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


Monday - Sunday


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

May 2022

This was AMAZING and a must-do for anyone! We saw five mantas that just came and swam with us over and over again. They flipped upside down and came within an inch or two of me multiple times! These creatures are amazing. The crew was excellent! A small enough group that I just felt like I was wi...

Andy G
May 2022

Amazing experience which the tour company managed in a simple no frills way. They provide a brief overview to start, provide shorty wetsuits (recommended- you just float and don't move much), keep your gear safe and dry, and rent "GoPro" cameras if you don't have your own underwater camera. They ...

May 2022

Amazing!!!! We had a wonderful trip full of manta rays! We saw about 6 massive Rays at one point and they were getting close enough to bump into us. The captain a crew were amazing too. Taylor, Noah, Brendan, and the rest were Very helpful, full of information and kept us safe! I would recommend ...

April 2022

Oh my goodness! This has been on my bucket list for quite a while and it did not disappoint!! We saw multiple rays and they came SOOOO close to us. The boat ride to the location is only minutes. You *could* experience a little seasickness once in the water but I took Dramamine a few hours before ...

April 2022

One of the best experiences ever! The staff was organized and on time. I’ve been on a lot of tours and this crew was by far the most organized and friendliest. Snorkeling with the Manta Rays was also a great experience. We saw lots of them.

April 2022

Sea Quest Hawaii offers a 5-star service from beginning to end. The staff of Sea Quest Hawaii does an outstanding job. From the office to the boat and the water, the team makes sure you have the best experience, and we did. We took the 8:45 pm trip, and despite being the last trip of the day, we ...

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from US$120.74 / per person