No need to get wet! Watch the Giant Kona Manta Rays perform an underwater ballet while you stay dry, safe, cozy and comfortable on the decks of the glass bottom boat, Spirit of Kona. High intensity lights illuminate the underwater scene. Watch through the large glass bottom windows as the giant manta ray enters and feeds on the plankton forming near the lights under the boat. We will have the opportunity to see them up close and just inches from the glass, the experience is fabulous. Snap photographs and video to take home to share with your family and friends. Do it all while enjoying your favorite cocktail or soft drink in dry cozy comfort.
Light snacks and complimentary Mai Tai bar included.
Until the introduction of the Spirit of Kona with its large
glass bottom windows, the only way to see the Giant Kona Manta
Ray was to get into a cold black ocean at night in scuba or snorkel gear. The Spirit of Kona is equipped
with underwater lighting to draw in the plankton that the Giant Manta Rays feed on. It is the newest most popular way to view these graceful animals with the whole family, young or old.
Scuba divers and snorkelers in the water often unwittingly rub against the fragile coral damaging the precious reef. Boat anchors dropped on the reef destroy the fragile ecosystem beyond repair. Help save our reef and the sea life by viewing responsibly. See the Giant Manta Ray from the decks of the Spirit of Kona.
The most eco friendly and responsible way to view these amazing animals. Blue Sea Cruises is the only tour operator in the State of Hawaii that operates under guidelines based on the scientific data of dangers recorded for many years by boats to manta rays. The Spirit of Kona was designed to operate with these factors built in into our custom design to minimize all possible confusion to the mantas.
Blue Sea Cruises offers guaranteed sightings. If you don't see Manta rays while on the Blue Sea Cruises Manta Watch cruise, come again absolutely Free!
Seeing the Giant Kona Manta Ray is rated as one of the top
ten things to do in Hawaii by travel magazines. What better way to view them, than from a large, stable dry deck while sipping your favorite cocktail or soft drink in cozy comfort.
Refreshments, Beer, Wine, Well drinks, food and souvenir items are available for purchase.
Cruises operates directly from the Kailua Pier across from the King
Kamehameha Hotel. You may use the hotel address for your gps device to find
75-5660 Palani Rd or Ali'i and Palani Road intersection see map.
Effective August 1st, 2011 an additional fuel charge of $5/passenger will be added to all tours after this date. ***Prices posted effective January 1st, 2012.
Children 0 to 4 years of age are considered infants
and are No Charge on Whale or Manta Watch or Dolphin Adventure
Children 5 through 11 years of age qualify for the
Children must be 8 years old for Manta Snorkel and Dinner Cruise
Children 12 years of age and up are charged the
All tours depart from the Kailua Pier.
Check-in time for all tours is 30 minutes prior
*Whale Watch is available seasonally December 15th through April 15th.
**The Evening on the Reef departure time varies with
the time of the sunset please call our office at
331-8875 for exact times. No Children under eight (8) years of age Must be 21 years of age or older to receive free cocktail. **
WOW!!! I've uploaded my photos and a comment (to my blog) which I hope will help keep you guys in business. Your cruise was probably one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life.
Cheers guys, Pranav