After sailing into a beautiful Hawaiian sunset onboard our spacious 45 foot trimaran, you will head for the World Famous Manta Ray Village. The Travel Channel says, “It’s one of the top ten things to do in your lifetime.”
Call the store for seasonal evening tour times. Early check in is also available between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Check in at the Keauhou Shopping Center located at: 78-6831 Alii Drive Suite 144 Kailua Kona, Hi 96740
Approximately two hours from departure time.
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Sunset Sail: Sailing availability will be determined by the Captain based on wind, weather conditions, and manta site mooring availability.
Enjoy a beautiful Hawaiian sunset aboard the Hokulani, as you sail from Keauhou Bay into the setting sun (sailing times vary according to sunset). Be sure to have your camera ready to catch a glimpse of the elusive green flash. After the sunset we drop sail and head for the World Famous Manta Ray Village. The Travel Channel says,” It’s one of the top ten things to do in your lifetime”, and Sea Paradise has been offering its guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with these majestic manta rays since 1985, making Sea Paradise an original tour expert in Hawaii.
Once you reach the Manta Ray Village, our staff will provide a knowledgeable and professional briefing on the manta rays.
For our snorkeling guests, our staff will prepare and guide you onto our state of the art “manta floatation device”. Here guests of all ages and skill levels can hold onto our float that rests above the majestic manta rays as they feed on the microscopic plankton that rises from the bottom of the ocean at night and is attracted to the light source attached to our float. As your incredible snorkel experience comes to an end, our staff will guide you back onboard for some light snacks or a warm cup of hot cocoa. Snorkel time is approximately 45 minutes.
For our ride along guests, you will watch the majestic manta rays as they feed on the microscopic plankton, from the comfort of our 45 foot trimaran in the World Famous Manta Ray Village.
Check In at the Sea Paradise store (call the store for seasonal check in times) located at: 78-6831 Alii Drive Suite #144 Kailua Kona, Hi 96740 in the Keauhou Shopping Center. We will then issue you boarding passes, get you fitted into a wetsuit for our snorkeling guests (be sure to wear swim attire for the fitting), and give you driving directions to meet the boat for departure at Keauhou Bay. Early check in is available between 8:30am to 5:00pm.
Return to Keauhou Bay approximately two hours from departure time.
We have plenty of room to stow gear and keep it dry. Be sure to dress comfortably. Sea Paradise operates a “shoe-less boat” so wear sandals or shoes that are easy to remove. We suggest you bring: swim wear, towel, cover up, light jacket or sweater for after you’re out of the water, and you may also bring an underwater camera just make sure the flash is turned off. Gratuity is not included in the price of the tour but tips are greatly appreciated. Click on the following links to upload your favorite photos to us on social media. Instagram hashtag #seaparadisehawaii and Facebook.