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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$ 80 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 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Indonesian
Pickup included
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 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, 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
  • 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 restaurant 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 and Bingin (available at IDR 300.000)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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 768 reviews

Review summary

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

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Our guide tried 2 different sites to make sure we saw the rays. An incredible experience to see these majestic creatures up close. We stopped at 2 more sites to see the colorful fish and corals. One of the guides takes pictures/videos with his go-pro, so be sure you "pose" :-) The kayak trip in the afternoon was nothing special, and we had too much free time in between.

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September 24, 2022

When we arrived at the boat pick up. The guide who picked us up just left us there with everyone else. This wasn’t explained what was happening. He just left. Luckily the other guide on the boat was excellent. We got some welcome drinks when arrived on island. When we arrived at stop 1/3 there was no Manta Rays. However the guides spotted this before we got in and took us to parts where we could. All three stops on the snorkelling we seen coral/ fishes/ Manta Rays. Was good time all round and the guides made sure to have fun. The only down side was the fact that the water sports booked with the package was kayak. As neither us were any good it meant we didn’t enjoy it as much. There was no option to change this either. All in all good day with only minor downsides.

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September 20, 2022

We had a great experience on our snorkel excursion. The guides were knowledgeable, fun, and experienced. The boat ride to Manta Point was a little scary with the waves, but the boat driver was incredible at navigating it. The guides said that there were no Mantas at Manta Bay, so they made the choice to divert to Manta Point instead and we saw two mantas! The one complaint would be that there were tiny jellyfish all over Manta Point. It felt like constant pin pricks all over your body as you were snorkeling. They weren't strong enough to make you sick or injure you, but it was definitely a little uncomfortable. The second and third snorkel stops were beautiful and had no jellyfish. The trip ended with a yummy lunch and a kayak trip in the mangroves. There were no stand up paddleboards available.

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September 17, 2022

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