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Manta Ray Snorkeling

Manta Ray Snorkeling

If you are looking for unique Big Island Tours then be sure to discover Manta Ray Snorkeling. The Travel Channel calls Manta Ray Snorkeling “One of the Top 10 things to do in your lifetime.” I had the pleasure of experiencing a Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure with Sea Paradise in Kona.

After checking in and receiving my gear (wet suit, snorkel and mask) I climbed aboard the Sea Paradise 46′ catamaran, Hokuhele.

Sea Paradise Catamaran Manta Ray Snorkeling


Manta Ray Snorkel Tours are held at night when Manta Rays feed on the plankton that rise to the surface of the water. We experienced a beautiful sunset before heading to Manta Village.  “Manta Village,” near the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort, is the location where the world famous manta night dive was invented over twenty years ago.

Manta Ray Dive Big Island Sunset


Sea Paradise set up underwater lights to attract plankton. The plankton attracts the Manta Rays. We grabbed on to a bar and used floatation noodles so the Manta Rays could swim below us.

Manta Ray Snorkeling Kona


Manta Rays are one of the largest animals in the ocean. They can range from 3-20 feet wide! Despite their size they have a harmless disposition. They do not have stingers like Sting Rays.

Manta Rays Kona Big Island Hawaii


Manta Rays cruise through the water with their mouths wide open attempting to catch microscopic plankton.

Big Island Manta Ray Snorkeling


Manta Rays have a sixth sense called electro-reception. They are able to sense movement and objects in the water with tiny nerve cells on their heads. This allows them to swim within inches of their spectators without actually touching them.

Manta Ray Snorkeling Hawaii


The Kona Coast is the only place in the world with this type of Manta Ray experience! Don’t miss out on the unique, memorable Manta Ray Snorkeling Adventure!

Manta Ray Night Snorkeling


Snorkeling with graceful giants as they feast on microscopic plankton is an adventure I will never forget. There is nothing quite like front row seats to the Manta Ballet!

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About Elizabeth

Elizabeth has been blogging about the best Hawaii Tours and Hawaii Activities for over 8 years. She loves sharing the Aloha Spirit.