Cruise around the sparkling waters of Hawaii's Big Island under the light of a spectacular sunset and dive into the sea to snorkel with manta rays. Is there any better way to spend an evening?
Sunset Cruise & Snorkel with Manta Rays in Big Island Hawaii
After meeting at Keauhou Bay at the scheduled time, your magical evening will begin. Kick off the activity with a short introduction to the safety rules of your cruise and snorkelling experience, before climbing aboard the boat.
Setting sail from Keauhou Bay, you'll cruise over to Kuamo'o Bay, whose rugged coastline will captivate you with its striking black rocks, faithful testament to the volcanic origins of the Hawaiian Islands. While you admire the landscape, you'll learn a little of the history of Big Island and the tragic events that took place in this bay in the early 19th century.
On board the boat, you'll enjoy a delicious snack of sushi and fruit as you watch the sun slowly lower in the sky and illuminate the horizon in spectacular oranges and reds. You'll be enchanted by the spectacular sunset over Hawaii's Big Island, and as the last rays of sunlight fade and darkness falls, it'll be time for you to dive into the sea!
Once you're kitted out with your snorkelling goggles and breathing tube, you'll follow your instructor into the water, guided by their special light board which will allow you to distinguish the manta rays in the dark waters.
Spend an unforgettable 45 minutes swimming with manta rays, before climbing back onto the boat for the return cruise to Keauhou Bay. Enjoy a warming green tea on board for the finishing touch on an exciting evening. Your activity will finish around 8 pm in the summer months, and at 7 pm during the rest of the year.
If you want to enjoy this activity without having to worry about organising transport to Keauhou Bay, select the option that includes transfers between your hotel and the pier. If you choose this hotel pick up option, please indicate the name of your hotel when making your reservation.
- The minimum age to take part in this dolphin swimming and snorkelling activity is 4 years old.
- You must know how to swim to participate in this activity.
- The activity is not suitable for pregnant women or people who have had surgery in the last six months.
- The experience is not recommended for people with back or neck problems.
What if we don't see any manta rays?
We're sure you'll be lucky enough to spot manta rays! However, the creatures are unpredictable, and depending on sea currents, wind and weather conditions at the time of your tour, the number of manta rays may vary. If you don't see any manta rays at all during your activity, we'll give you the opportunity to re-do the activity on the next scheduled day for free (subject to availability).
|Adults||Children between 4 and 11 years old|
|Sunset cruise & Snorkel with manta rays||
|Sunset cruise & Snorkel with manta rays + Transfers||
Sunset cruise & Snorkel with manta rays
Children between 4 and 11 years oldUS$ 85
Sunset cruise & Snorkel with manta rays + Transfers
Children between 4 and 11 years oldUS$ 185
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
45 minute swim with manta rays.
Snack including sushi, fruit and a cup of green tea.
Hotel pick up and drop off (optional).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).