Sunset manta ray snorkel experience

After the sunset, we get you geared up in wetsuits, snorkel gear, and fins to get in the water to witness Manta Rays feeding.

These harmless and docile creatures need to eat 10 percent of their body weight, and with a guide, you will witness this amazing phenomenon. 

Manta Feeding

Watching these amazing creatures somersault in front of you multiple times, close enough to where you could kiss them, is a once in a lifetime experience. On the way back to Puako pier, you’ll enjoy the beautiful starlit sky.

Here’s a fact you might not know, Mauna Kea on the Big Island is the best place on earth to study the stars and the universe.

Sunset Manta Ray Snorkel Experience

Please note…
Manta Rays are wild animals. Even though we have a high rate of manta interaction (90%) we cannot control or guarantee a manta encounter.

The minimum age to enjoy this magic is 8 years old and children must be with an adult at all times.

All participants must be a decent swimmer and have snorkeled before.

What to know:

  • Wear a swimsuit.
  • Bring towels, jacket and warm clothes for changing.
  • The minimum age for this experience is 8 years old.
  • Riders are welcome but they are the same price as a snorkeler.
  • Located only 15 minutes from the Hilton Waikoloa
  • A rental car or taxi to and from the hotel to Puako Boat Ramp is required.  


  • A delicious veggie wrap, fresh pineapple, water, and soft drinks
  • All snorkel gear, wetsuits, and instruction.


  • 5:30 pm:  Check in at Puako Boat Ramp (15 minutes from Hilton)
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Manta Ray Experience

Note:  Allow 15-20 minutes of drive time from Waikoloa to the Puako Boat Ramp

Cancellation Policy:

  • This experience maintains a 48-hour cancellation policy. Tours canceled 48 hours or more from a scheduled Manta experience will be refunded in full less a 10% cancellation service fee. No refunds will be provided for tours canceled inside 48 hours of scheduled tour times.
  • Should a Manta experience be canceled by the captain for any reason, a 100% refund will apply.


  • Adults:   $110.00 per person / Includes HI state tax of 4.438%
  • Children 8 years - 12 years:  $90.00 per child / Includes HI state tax of 4.438%

Minimum Age:  8 years old

Dates Available:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only.

Space Available:

  • Only 14 seats a night are available

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