• Manta Ray Experience

Manta Ray Experience

The chance to swim with manta ray

Journey to Mantaray Island Resort for the chance to swim with these majestic creatures that frequent a particular channel on select dates from May to October.
A bucket list experience!

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Departing Port Denarau, you’ll board our high-speed catamaran bound for the Yasawa Islands. Cruise through the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands as we drop off/pick up guests from resorts along the way before disembarking at Mantaray Island Resort.

Timings Following a briefing, you’ll board tender boats and be taken out to have the chance to swim and snorkel (buoyancy aids are available for less confident swimmers) amongst the manta rays while they glide throughout this popular feeding ground. Lunch is provided at Mantaray Island Resort before our vessel collects you again at 2.40pm for your return journey to Port Denarau.

Seeing manta ray We work with the experienced team at Mantaray Island Resort to carefully choose dates according to various elements of the weather and/or environmental factors that offer a higher chance of manta ray sightings in the ‘manta channel’ but 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, which is home to an abundance of starfish, anemones, reef sharks, morays, octopus, and butterfly fish, an amazing experience in itself. You can also return on the next available Manta Ray Experience for only FJ$85 per person and hope the manta’s will be more hospitable!

Food and Drinks A delicious lunch is included in your day trip and drinks can be purchased at the resort. If you require a vegetarian option, please specify in the ‘special requirements’ box when you go through the booking process.

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Passengers travel to Mantaray Island Resort from/to Port Denarau with the following schedule

2024 Dates:

1-2,8-14, & 23-30 May 2024
7-13, & 23-28 June 2024
6-14, & 22-29 July 2024
4-12, & 21-25 August 2024
3-9, & 19-24 September 2024
3-10, 18-23 October 2024

Depart Port Denarau Arrive Mantaray Island Resort Depart Mantaray Island Resort Arrive Port Denarau
Manta Ray Experience 8.45am 11.35am 2.40pm 5.45pm

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  • Return pre-booked coach transfers to/from Port Denarau to/from most Nadi, Denarau, and Wailoaloa hotels/resorts
  • Return scenic transfers from/to Port Denarau on our high-speed catamaran
  • All snorkelling equipment and buoyancy aids if required
  • Guided manta ray experience or a reef snorkelling experience with specialised guides
  • Lunch at Mantaray Island Resort including a soft drink and water
  • Full use of Mantaray Island Resort facilities

What to bring:

  • Cash or credit/debit card for optional purchases
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Sunscreen and hat

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Valid for travel from 01 May 2024 Adult Child*
Manta Ray Experience $399 $295
Return Manta Ray Experience (within 3 days of your initial trip if you don’t spot any manta ray when available) $85 $85

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All pricing is in FJD, includes taxes, and is valid for travel 01 May 2024 as stated. *Children are aged 5 – 15 years inclusive. Children 4 years and under are not permitted on this cruise. Bookings paid by credit card or international debit card will incur a 2.5-3% non-refundable administration fee.

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