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Go home and tell your family and friends that you did something they’ll never believe- you participated in a feeding frenzy in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean in the darkness of night with creatures as large as 16 feet across and weighing 1000 lbs. The Travel Channel named this tour one of the 10 things you must do in your lifetime, and they would be correct. An amazing and unique experience that is may only be done at 3 places on the entire planet. Sea Quest’s check-in and point of departure are just minutes from the Island’s most successful and consistent manta ray viewing location. These graceful and glorious giants soar beneath you as you leisurely and safely view them from above, just feet from the boat and the mouth of Keauhou Bay. A nocturnal ballet you won’t soon forget.
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Sea Quest Snorkel Tours
Overview
Swim among manta rays in a feeding frenzy during this unique nighttime activity in Kona. On this 1.5-hour tour, slip into the dark water with your snorkeling guides and watch the 'manta ray ballet' as the giants appear out of the darkness to feast on the abundant plankton. Let chills run down your spine as these gentle, docile creatures, which can weigh up to 1000 lbs (450kg) and measure 16 feet (5 meters) across, swim just an arm's reach away. Use of all snorkel gear, wetsuits and flotation devices is included.
Highlights
  • Swim with giant manta rays after dark as they feed on plankton
  • Get up close and personal with these docile creatures
  • Named one of the Travel Channel's 'Top 10 Things To Do in Your Lifetime'
  • Use of all snorkel equipment, wetsuit and flotation devices is included
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Magical!

This was the experience of a lifetime! We had quite a show put on by 9 rays doing a ballet right under us. They come so close, even brushing your arm at times. Awesome creatures. The largest ray we saw was 15 feet across. Seaquest...More

Thank Nimby1958
Reviewed 1 week ago
Incredible experience!

My teenage son and I did this night snorkel with Manta Ray's while we were visiting the big island. This was the one thing I was most looking forward to on the trip, and it lived up to every expectation that I had and then...More

Thank Brian O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesomely Amazing!

What an absolutely awesome experience! Fantastic crew who made this an even more amazing night. We were blessed with group of about 7 Manta’s feeding furiously under and around us and coming so close it was magnificent! This is absolutely a must do activity when...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Wow! Amazing!

The night time Manta experience was amazing. At one point we had 9 of them swimming around us as our grand finale. Amazing experience and great crew. Would do it again anytime. My kids absolutley loved ir as well.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Such a rad experience!

Doing this night dive with sea quest was the best decision we made during our time on the big island! There were 4 adults and 2 kids (age 10). We saw 6 manta rays during the 45 minute water time and they were literally grazing...More

Thank Jessica B
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