kukui o hoe ~ light Paddle
This adventure begins just after the sunsets and the twilight colors setting in. Lights ON is when the magic happens as we cast 4500 lumens illuminate the marine life of Kailua Bay, while our guides keeping their eyes open for the manta rays who will be searching for their plankton dinner but THIS IS NOT A "MANTA TOUR". The Manta Ray and much of the marine life in the bay are attracted to the plankton that is attracted and concentrated under our lights and do swoop on our boards when they are in the vicinity. The reef at night is a whole new world, as we light up all the life that thrives in the dark. This is an experience you'll never forget, the ULTIMATE OCEAN ADVENTURE ON THE BIG ISLAND and being the change we want to see in the world!
We know... We know... What about sharks?! This is a concern for some, perhaps most. The truth is the ocean is home to all sea life including sharks. We have done extensive research and consulted numerous night diving professionals and the overwhelming consensus is reef sharks are active at night but they are not attracted to light and rarely come up to the surface. We are on the surface, on top of a SUP board and if we are lucky, we will see them cruising along the bottom. Even though sharks are not attracted to the lights, plankton are, and they are the main food source for the majestic Manta Ray. This is the encounter we hope most to share with you.
1.5 Hour Tour ~ $128 per guest