Manta Ray Experience

Full Day Adventure (May - October only)

Snorkel and glide alongside the majestic manta rays that frequent a particular channel between May and October each year. A must-do experience in Fiji!

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How it Works

Our coach will pick you up from select accommodation in Nadi, Denarau or Wailoaloa and transfer you to Port Denarau where you will board our high-speed catamaran bound for the Yasawa Islands. You’ll cruise through the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands before disembarking at Mantaray Island Resort.

We have worked with the experienced team at Mantaray Island Resort to carefully choose dates that have a higher chance of manta rays coming to feed in 'manta channel'. Following a briefing, you will board tender boats and be taken out to have the chance to swim and snorkel amongst the manta rays while they glide throughout this popular feeding ground. Lunch is provided at Mantaray Island Resort before our catamaran collects you again at 3pm for your return journey to Port Denarau.

What if I don’t see the manta rays?

The manta rays are wild creatures and as such are on their own schedule. If they are not in the channel on the day of your trip, you will experience one of Fiji’s most vibrant tropical reefs via a guided snorkelling trip. The nearby reefs are home to an abundance of starfish, anemones, reef sharks, morays, octopus, and butterfly fish to make for an amazing experience in itself. You can also return on the next available Manta Ray Experience for only FJ$75 per person and hope the manta’s will be a little more hospitable!

What if I’m not a good swimmer?

Buoyancy aids are available for less confident swimmers.

Seasonal Departure Dates From May 2023 


May 2023
11th to 14th, 19th, 24th to 28th

June 2023
4th, 8th to 12th, 18th, 23rd to 27th

July 2023
3rd, 8th to 11th, 17th, 22nd to 27th

August 2023
1st, 6th to 9th, 16th, 21st to 26th, 31st

September 2023
4th to 7th, 15th, 20nd to 24th, 29th

October 2023
5th to 7th, 14th, 20th to 23rd

Port Denarau 8.45am 6.00pm
South Sea Island 9.15am 5.30pm

Mantaray Island Resort*


 *The Yasawa Flyer arrives at Mantaray Island Resort at 11.45am 

Food and Drink 

A delicious lunch is included in this package along with a soft drink and water. 


Prices are per person, including taxes and are in Fijian Dollars. Child age is 5 to 15 inclusive. Infants 0-4 inclusive are not permitted on this Day Cruise.

 Manta Ray Experience (Departs from Port Denarau or South Sea Island)

Adult Child
Full Day Experience (valid for travel from 01 April 2023 until 31 March 2024) $375 $295

A non-refundable credit card administration fee of 2.5-3% applies to all bookings.

Important Notes:
While at Mantaray Island Resort, guests are welcome to start tabs which they can settle with cash or credit card at the bar or the office.
If guests don’t see any manta rays during their Manta Ray Experience, we offer a reduced cost return trip within 3 days of the original tour (excluding late October departures).
Return Manta Ray Experience, Adults and Children FJ$75 per person.


Return pre-booked coach transfers to/from
Port Denarau to most Nadi, Denarau and Wailoaloa hotels/resorts

Guided manta ray experience or
alternatively a reef snorkelling experience with specialised guides

Lunch at Mantaray Island Resort including a soft drink and water All snorkelling equipment and buoyancy aids if required
Return vessel transfers on our high-speed catamaran Full use of Mantaray Island Resort facilities

Day Cruise Route