Water activity

From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

Activity provider: Lembongan Water Sport

From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

Activity provider: Lembongan Water Sport

From US$ 68.37 per person

Swim with the majestic manta rays of Nusa Penida on an amazing snorkeling trip from Bali. Stop at the famous Manta Bay, discover the natural beauty of Crystal Bay and go to Mangrove Point for the perfect snorkeling adventure in the Indian Ocean.

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Duration 9 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Indonesian
Pickup optional
Pickup from the lobby of your hotel in Nusa Dua, Central Jimbaran, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu (up to Batu Mejan Street), Sanur, or Central Ubud (Up to Ubud Palace). Please note that if you are staying in Ubud, the pickup is at 7:30 AM, and if you are staying in the Sanur area, the pickup is at 8:30 AM.

Experience

Itinerary
8 - 10 hours
  • Bali

  • Sanur Beach

  • 30 minutes
  • Nusa Lembongan (snorkeling)

  • Nusa Penida (snorkeling)

  • Nusa Lembongan (lunch, guided tour)

  • 30 minutes
  • Sanur Beach

  • Bali

Pickup included
Main stop
Transfer stop
Highlights
  • Swim with the massive reef manta rays of Nusa Penida
  • Visit Crystal Bay, Manta Bay and Mangrove Point
  • Snorkel in scenic spots around Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan
  • Enjoy a delicious beach side lunch overlooking a white sand beach
  • Explore some of the most diverse reefs on the planet
Full description

Head for the island of Nusa Penida and embark on a snorkeling adventure. Take advantage of 3 different stops to swim with Manta Rays, enjoy lunch on the beach, then spend the afternoon exploring the mangrove forest.

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in selected areas of Bali or wait directly at the ferry office (depending on the option selected), and then journey to Nusa Penida, located 20 kilometers off the southeast coast.

The largest of Bali's 3 sister islands (Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, and Nusa Ceningan), Nusa Penida is much less developed and remains home to abundant and pristine nature. Marvel at the dramatic landscape and steep cliffs along the coast as you make your way to some of the island's best snorkel sites.

Upon arrival at the protected bay of Manta Bay, discover an ocean rich with plankton that attracts beautiful reef manta rays that can sometimes measure up to an impressive 4 or 5 meters in wing span. Go to 3 of the best snorkel sites on the island, including popular spots (depending on conditions) such as Crystal Bay, Toyapakeh, and Gamat Bay.

As the strong swells of the Indian Ocean can impact conditions, the situation will be carefully monitored to take you to where it is safe to swim with the rays less than 1.5 meters from the surface of the sea.

If conditions are not suitable, your snorkeling itinerary will be adjusted accordingly, as your safety is always the number one priority. Following your magical snorkeling adventure, break for a delicious beachside lunch at Paradise Beach on Nusa Lembongan. The lunch is served as an Indonesian food buffet. Then, get the chance to explore the mangrove forest in the afternoon by kayak, stand-up paddle board, or private gondola.  

Includes
  • Optional Pickup and drop-off at hotels in Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Sanur, Canggu, and Ubud
  • Guide
  • Round-trip fast boat transfers (from Sanur and Nusa Lembongan)
  • Transportation from the water activity center back to the boat
  • Snorkeling sessions at 3 spots around Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan
  • Towel, mask, snorkel, and fins
  • Lunch at Paradise Beach
  • Mangrove tour by kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or private gondola (depending on availability)
  • Pickup and drop-off from Balangan, uluwatu, Jimbaran, Ugansu, Bingin (available at IDR 300.000 per group in add-on)

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Date

Meeting point

Look for "Lembongan Water Sport" staff at Arthamas Express Office (Matahari Terbit) near Sanur Port. Please be on time as ferry departs on fixed schedule. Address: Arthamas Express Office, Pertokoan Arcade, No. 4, Jl. Matahari Terbit, Sanur Kaja, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80227, Indonesia

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • The itinerary may be adjusted at the last minute in order to keep you safe from the strong swells of the Indian Ocean
  • Seeing or snorkeling with the manta rays is not always guaranteed on every tour, as it depends on the weather and water conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 847 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.2/5

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Do it! You won’t regret it. This was one of the most fantastic experiences of my travels! They stop at 3 different locations for you to look at coral/fish and other marine life and the last stop you have a 95% chance of seeing Manta Rays! Overall a 4 star experience, they only allowed us about 10 mins with the Manta Rays which was a shame as that is what we are all going for. Oh and one last thing, sunblock between swims on the boat - many of us got burnt quite badly due to the reflection on the water - enjoy!

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November 27, 2022

Our guides were really enthusiastic in searching for mantas for us! Glad we got to see one, even if it was just one. I didn't like the lag time between activities, it felt like 'dead time'. The fast boat was great to get us there but the boat back was older and didn't have much air circulation, so would appreciate fans to also be installed in the older boat.

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November 24, 2022

Beautiful places to snorkel! Also saw a dolphin passing by on the way! I saw stingrays pass by quickly (very cool!), because you are released with 4 other boats full of tourists in a wild sea. So difficult to swim to the manga rays due to the wild waves & floundering fellow tourists next to you. The canoe tour was also fun to do! Beautiful environment to experience.

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November 16, 2022

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