Join us for the fabulous 2 hour whale watching! Big Island is known for along the Kohala coast which is the birthing grounds for our majestic humpback whales.
Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Meet Time: Changes with the sunset time. Current meet time is published in the booking details or check with our shop.
Duration: 2 hours
Age Limit: Must be at least 10 years old to participate.
Swim Experience: Snorkelers/Divers must know how to swim
Snorkelers: Snorkeling does NOT require a certification of any kind
Certifications: Only divers need a dive certification to participate
- Diver Certified divers
- Snorkel Ride-along
Snorkel or Dive with Majestic Manta Rays!
This is an activity you don’t want to miss! It’s one of the most memorable dive or snorkel trips that you can do in Hawaii and is one of the top 10 dives to experience in the world. The Manta Ray Night Dive offers divers and snorkelers the opportunity to observe these majestic animals up close and personal. Marine life is often within inches of divers and snorkelers, offering a unique experience with wild animals in their environment. This is the reason careful guidelines for manta interaction need to be followed so as not to disturb them (please read the guidelines listed below).
Manta rays are gentle creatures. Even though they can have 12-foot wingspans and weigh over 1,000 pounds, they have no teeth, and unlike many types of rays, they have no barb at the base of their tails and are considered quite harmless to humans.
Afraid of the dark? Don’t worry, plenty of light is provided to attract the plankton that the manta rays feed upon. And as far as night dives go, this is a great dive for those who have plenty of night diving experience and those that have none (but have always wanted to try it).
Bring the whole family! Don’t worry if you are the only certified diver in your group, or if no one in your party is certified. It is possible to dive or snorkel to see the manta rays at night. In fact, it is one of the only experiences that is equally spectacular for divers and snorkelers.
**The boat that will be used is A Hui Hou, a RIB. Please note there is not upper viewing deck nor is there a bathroom on board. A hui hou is safe, fast, and will get you to where the whale and/or manta action is happening. It is a comfortable and stable ride, and still has the rubber tubes to sit on, but also there is seating inside the vessel as well.
Adventure X Boat Tours hopes to return with its boat, The Malaialena, in 2022.