Snorkelers swim along the Kealakekua Reef with Hawaiian spinner and spotted dolphins or Manta Rays in their underwater night-time realm
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What You'll Get
- Three-Hour Manta Ray Night Snorkel Experience for One Person
- Four-Hour Dolphin Encounter and Kealakekua Reef Snorkel Experience for One Person
- Three-Hour Manta Ray Night Snorkel Experience for Two People
- Four-Hour Dolphin Encounter and Kealakekua Reef Snorkel Experience for Two People
Experiences takes place on the The Big Island, 74-425 Kealakehe Parkway, Ste 1 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Please make sure you have transportation to The Big Island secured.
Manta Ray Night Snorkel Experience
Price includes: mask, fins, snorkel, wet suit, flotation devices, dry snacks, hot coffee, and hot chocolate. You should bring: towel, jacket/sweatshirt, and dry clothes. Don’t forget a camera. Head out into the Pacific Ocean off Kona to see the sunset over the water before diving in to enjoy swimming freely with Manta Rays in their underwater nighttime realm.
As groups motor out from Honokohau Harbor in Kona, Hawaii to the dive site (which is about 20–30 feet deep), the crew will go over some fun facts about the manta rays and other specific info needed for the adventure. As the sun sets and turns to night, the flashlights come on and the ocean is lit up electric green. The manta rays come close and perform summersaults underneath while they eat the plankton, which gets concentrated by the lights.
Dolphin Encounter and Kealakekua Reef Snorkel Experience
Price includes all necessary gear: mask, fins, snorkel, wetsuit (if necessary), and flotation devices if needed. Soda/water and dry snacks are provided. You should bring: towel, sunscreen, and a camera.
On a four-hour journey to Kealakekua Bay, join more than 600 underwater species, including Hawaiian spinner and spotted dolphins. Ocean Encounters specializes in first-time snorkelers, and they aim to make everyone feel comfortable. Their first mates snorkel with groups to put them at ease. The experience starts with a 10-minute lesson on how to use the gear properly, then the group makes its way down the exquisite Kona coast, heading south to Kealakekua Bay—home to Hawaiian spinners and spotted dolphins. The Kealakekua Bay snorkeling adventure begins in the pristine waters and the vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary at Kealakekua Bay, near the Captain Cook monument.
Groups will have a moment to take in another breathtaking view of the bay and its natural beauty.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required 48 hours ahead of time. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.
About Ocean Encounters
En route to Honokohau Marina, tall and slender palm trees line the road, and white sails peak on the horizon. After a couple turns, the sapphire-blue Pacific appears, telling visitors they've made it to Ocean Encounters.
Once aboard the company's 46-foot boat, they find unimpeded views of Kona's calm waters on the upper deck and shade inside the cabin. But perhaps the most important feature of the vessel is its most nondescript: a sturdy swim step, which they use to climb into and out of the ocean on snorkeling tours.
During four-hour daytime trips, they get to swim with colorful schools of tropical fish and pods of spinner dolphins through the coral reefs of Kealakekua Bay. On evening trips, they venture farther from the coast to watch the sun set, then mingle with glowing manta rays in the sea.