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  • Giant Kona MantaGiant Kona Manta Ray
  • Cephalic lobes close upUp Close Manta Swims By
  • Manta All suited up on the lower deck of the Makai ready to see manta rays.
  • White with markings under bellyWhite with markings under belly
  • Manta gathering planktonAround the circle of light with a manta in the middle.
  • Feeding Manta showing filtering GillsFeeding Manta showing filtering Gills
  • Wide Open Manta Ray Feeding on PlanktonWide Open Manta Ray Feeding on Plankton
  • Manta Ray up to the light
  • Plankton thick watersPlankton Thick Waters


First Class Manta Ray Dive & Thrilling Big Island Snorkeling in Kona, Hawaii!


SAVE $10 per adult couple Use Discount Code: WEBBSC

(use adult couple guest type) **

**Must be booked online on this site with code to receive discount.  Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion

Board the M/V Makai and settle in the cushy comfort of the upper decks "Sky Lounge" as we cruise to the evenings Manta site for your Big Island snorkeling.  Enjoy the scenic Kona coast as your crew pampers you with a snack and beverage.  Upon arrival, move to the lower “wet” deck and prepare for the experience of a lifetime as you anticipate the arrival of the giant Kona Manta Rays. We provide your wetsuit, mask and snorkel.

Manta Rays often swim within inches of our guests as they hold on to our specially designed “Circle of Light” viewing frame. This frame allows Manta Rays to swim up in front our guests not just under them. This not only gives our guests the opportunity for a better view of the Mantas, it also allows for a safer encounter for the Mantas.  Human contact such as accidental kicking of Mantas or touching Mantas, is greatly reduced. 

After your Manta Ray dive Kona experience, return to the Makai’s warm "Sky Lounge" to share your experience with the other guests.  Sit back on the return cruise and enjoy a complimentary snack, hot coffee or Mai Tai.
Additional beer, wine and mixed drinks are available for purchase.

Blue Sea Cruises and Snorkeling on Big Island operates directly from the Kailua Pier across from the King Kamehameha Hotel. You may use the hotel address for your gps device to find the pier. 75-5660 Palani Rd or Ali'i and Palani Road intersection see map

Regular Pricing: 

Adults (12 years and up) $84.00 plus tax & fuel surcharge Total $95.02

Child (8-11 years) $63.00 plus tax & fuel surcharge Total $72.52     

(children under 8 yrs old are not permitted on this tour)

Times:  Check times vary throughout the year

Oct 1st through Mar 31st Check in & briefing @ 7:00pm - 7:30pm departure
Apr 1st to Sept 30th Check in & briefing @ 7:30pm - 8:00pm departure

Days of Week:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nigSchedule or Calendar linkhts

Location:  Departing from the Kailua Pier downtown Kailua-Kona (see map)

Book Manta Snorkel Dive

Book Manta Snorkel / Swim (Wet) 

No Transport Available for Manta Snorkel

Activity Date   Manta Snorkel

       Child 8 - 11(No one under 8 allowed) 

       Adult Couple(s)  1 Couple = 2pax or 2 FARES Must select number here for Couple Discount and include code below.

      Discount Code (optional)**

   (**All discounts are not to be combined with any other offer or promotion.) Discount must be entered correctly to apply..

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   Blue Sea Cruises Liability Waver for Manta Snorkel (download pdf)

$5 fuel surcharge applies to all tours


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Was a fantastic experience, left a little later than the other tours, but when we arrived at the destination (the night we went we headed up near Kona airport) we were the only boat there with all the other boats heading in as we headed out. In the water we had 10+ Rays around us. Didn't want to get out of the water. I found the crew to be professional and the equipment used to be of a high standard.
I have just recommended these guys to friends heading over to Hawaii so thought I should log on and share my experience.

What a fantastic night we had on the 03/05/13. with the Manta's and Blue Sea Cruises. The Manta's were many at least 15. What amazing creatures they are, they performed their looping ballet just inches from us. The crew knew just were to find them, and we felt very safe in their expert hands. They also serve a great Mia Tias on the way back. Thank you very much guys.