What is one of the most awe-inspiring, yet elusive creatures in the sea? The answer: Manta Rays.

The manta alfredi, which are the manta rays that we typically see in Hawaii average approximately 11 feet from wingtip to wingtip and they can weigh over a ton! Despite their size and power they are very graceful and often swim close to shorelines. Unfortunately, many people do not have a chance to see them because they live far from land or they are not certified SCUBA divers. However, there is no need for you to go SCUBA diving in order to enjoy these amazing animals as we highlight the best way to see manta rays and what to expect!

SEE MANTA RAYS ON A NIGHT SNORKEL TOUR

The best time to see manta rays is at night. This is when they come close to the surface in order to feed on plankton. You can often find them near lights from boats or docks as this attracts the plankton. Another great place to spot them is around coral reefs where they like to congregate.

The best way to see mantas is by going snorkeling at night. It’s actually very easy and accessible for just about anyone! You can find them in a select few places on the Big Island.

If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, be sure to go snorkeling at night to see the majestic manta rays!

MANTA SNORKELS WITH KONASTYLE SNORKEL AND SAIL

Go snorkeling with KONASTYLE Snorkel and Sail! You don’t have to be a SCUBA diver and can instead spend time near the surface of the water. KONASTYLE’s tours take place in the world-famous Manta Ray Village, where dozens of manta rays regularly visit.

Plus, KONASTYLE offers an incredible Manta-Ray Guarantee – If by some strange chance you don’t see a manta ray on the tour, they’ll help you re-book for another night.

KONASTYLE also includes all snorkeling equipment such as T-top wetsuits, masks, swim noodles, and custom-built light boards that attract manta rays.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON A MANTA RAY NIGHT SNORKEL

Manta Ray Night Snorkels usually begin around sunset or just afterward. This gives you the opportunity to see an incredible sunset that illuminates the sky before starting your adventure.

LATE NIGHT MANTA RAY SNORKEL

Start time: 8:30pm
Prices from $50

Our late night manta ray adventure (seasonal) is geared more towards those guests that are comfortable snorkeling in the ocean late at night. Because of the late start time, there are less boats and less people at Manta Ray Village which makes this a much more surreal experience.

KEALAKEKUA SNORKEL & SAIL

SUNSET & MANTA RAY SNORKEL

AFTERNOON MARINE ADVENTURE