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“This review is long overdue! The night snorkel with the manta rays was certainly the coolest thing I have ever done! And this charter and crew are top notch with a price that’s right! The “snacks” they offered on the way back were second to none! YUM! Highly recommend and hope to do it again one day!”
“Great trip with wonderful guides who helped us find many beautiful mantas. The entire experience was a relaxing way to end the day.”
“It was a fantastic encounter with manta rays. They came so close to us, almost touching our arms, and could see inside their mouths.”
Price includes: Mask, fins, snorkel, wet suit, flotation devices, dry snacks, hot coffee and hot chocolate.
You should bring: Towel, Jacket/Sweatshirt/Dry Clothes since you’re on a boat at night sometimes it’s chilly when you’re wet. Of course, don’t forget your Camera!
As we motor out from Honokohau Harbor in Kona, Hawaii to the Dive site (which is about 20-30 feet deep) our crew will go over some fun facts about our Manta Rays and other specific info you will need for your adventure.
As the sun sets and it turns into night, the flashlights come on and the ocean is lit up electric green like the Emerald City from the Wizard of Oz.
The Manta Rays come close and perform summersaults underneath you while they eat the plankton that gets concentrated by the lights.
Strap on your snorkel gear and get ready to jump into the warm Hawaiian sea for the swim of a lifetime. On your 4-hour Ocean Encounters journey you will travel to Kealakekua Bay to join more than 600 underwater species, including Hawaiian spinner and spotted dolphins.
“It was amazing! We got to be with he dolphins twice and they were so close and playing around us. You can hear their voices in the water. The snorkeling is pretty awesome too! One of the best memory in Kona. Plus, my son who is 3 didn’t want to go and he stayed with the screw. It was nice to have the opportunity to leave him on the boat.”
“Our family of four enjoyed a two week vacation on the Big Island. The dolphin encounter was one of the major highlights of our trip. Captain Glenn, Taylor, and JJ were excellent guides and helped us see many beautiful dolphins in their natural environment. Mahalo, The Johnson’s from Minnesota”
First Time Snorkeler? — Not a Problem!
We specialize in first-time snorkelers, because we believe that everyone should get the chance to experience Kona’s spectacular underwater beauty. If you feel uncomfortable at first, don’t worry! Our first mates will snorkel with you until you feel comfortable on your own.
We have excellent flotation devices and a wide assortment of masks, snorkels, and rubber fins, from sizes 1 to 13. All gear is included for your enjoyment. We will give you a 10 minute lesson on how to use the gear properly, so that you will enjoy every moment of your snorkel.
Price includes all necessary gear: Mask, fins, snorkel, wetsuit (if necessary), and flotation devices if needed. Soda/water and dry snacks provided.
You should bring: Towel, Sunscreen and don’t forget your Camera!
As you make your way down the exquisite Kona coast, heading south to Kealakekua Bay, we will be focused on finding the Hawaiian spinner and spotted dolphins. You will spend some time with them, so be sure to bring your camera. Meeting the Hawaiian dolphins in their natural environment is something that you won’t soon forget. Some people even call it a spiritual event.
Your Kealakekua Bay snorkeling adventure will begin in the pristine waters and the vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary at Kealakekua Bay, near the Captain Cook monument. This is perhaps the best snorkeling spot you will find anywhere in the state. Take your underwater camera back out to capture the colorful schools of fish, reefs, and pods of spinner dolphins that are also commonly spotted in the bay.
You will then have a moment to take in another breathtaking view of the bay and its natural beauty, while you enjoy a light lunch, including poke, ceviche, fish dip, and light snacks. Beverages of soda and water are included.
“Crew were friendly and very knowledgeable. Got up close to the whales and got to listen to them with a mic under the water. Great trip. Captain Charlie and crewmate david were outgoing and friendly. Would do this again in a heartbeat.”
Check-in at 12pm.
Provided: soda/water and dry snacks.
You should bring: Sunscreen and of course, your Camera!
During the winter months beginning in December through the end of March and early April, the magnificent Humpback Whales make their yearly migration from Alaska to Kona, Hawaii.
“My husband and I chose this operator since it was the best value, and they gave a good Kamaaina resident discount. We figured most operators go to the same place by the airport. Our congratulations to Capt. Cassie for achieving her captains’ license! Capt. Cassie, Capt. Jim, and Lori were really friendly and helpful! We had a great time with them. They incorporated some Ono fishing into the trip out to the site and allowed guests to reel in the fish, which was an added thrill for them. We would highly recommend.”