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From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

1. From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

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 Mangrove 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 or stand-up paddle board.  

Bali Sanur: One-Way Express Ferry to/from Nusa Penida

2. Bali Sanur: One-Way Express Ferry to/from Nusa Penida

Travel along the fastest route between Bali's Sanur Beach and Nusa Penida on a spacious ferry ride. Make the most of your holiday time by booking your transfer in advance and arriving quickly at your chosen destination. Sit back and admire panoramic views of the area as you ride. Board the boat at Sanur Beach or Nusa Penida and begin your journey to the opposite location. Enjoy plush seating and plenty of room for your luggage. Travel at a top speed of 30 to 35 knots, reaching your destination in only 30 minutes. Join your captain on a smooth and safe trip, and relax while you snap amazing photos of the coastline and ocean.

From Bali: 3 Snorkeling Spots Tour to Lembongan and Penida

3. From Bali: 3 Snorkeling Spots Tour to Lembongan and Penida

Snorkel through the colorful underwater worlds of the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida on this guided tour from selected locations in Bali. Use high-quality gear to search for marine life and kayak through mangroves. Enjoy a delicious beachside lunch buffet.  Following pickup from your accommodation in Bali or meet at the ferry office (depending on option selected), journey across the water to the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida to experience some of the most diverse coral reefs on the planet. Meet a snorkeling guide who will help you with all the necessary equipment. Flotation devices can be provided for people not comfortable in the water so that everyone can discover the pristine corals and enjoy the warm waters that are home to schools of brightly colored fish. Look for resident emperor angelfish, parrotfish, moray eels, and sea turtles. The specially designated snorkeling areas make for a safe and enjoyable activity for all ages. Visit Crystal Bay, and Gamat Bay, famous for its sprawling coral garden and light currents. The exact snorkel spots visited will depend on the conditions. Feast on a delicious beachside lunch and take a mangrove tour by kayak to experience the scenery from a different perspective. If the weather and water conditions are ok, you'll also have a chance to visit Manta Bay.

Bali: Nusa Penida All-Inclusive Full-Day Tour with Transfers

4. Bali: Nusa Penida All-Inclusive Full-Day Tour with Transfers

Start the tour with pickup direct from your accommodation either in Nusa Penida or in Bali by one of our English-speaking driver or guide who will take you to explore Nusa Penida island with its breathtaking views. First, head to Kelingking Beach  which is an iconic view of a limestone rock formation which looks like the head of a T-rex dinosaur. In addition to this curiously shaped island, you will also get a birds eye view of a beautiful strip of beach being washed by gorgeous blue green water. Up next is Angel Bilabong and Broken Beach also called Pasih Uug. While visiting Broken Beach, don’t miss strolling around the bay and taking numerous photographs for your social media feeds. Stop at local restaurant enjoy a local lunch at your own expense before making your way to Dimond and Atuh Beaches to enjoy some of the epic views that Nusa Penida and indeed its dramatic green-topped rock formations, glistening beautiful white beach, limestones, and crystal clear blue water. If you have the time, you can climb the many stairs all the way down to the beach to enjoy the water up close. Completed the tour with a visit to the famous tree house with an epic coastal view also known as Molateng Tree House, another famous spot not miss in Nusa Penida Leverage and customize your experience with add-ons from add-on listings: coffee tasting to traditional massage. (some add-ons are only available for some options).

From Bali: Nusa Penida Small Group Tour by Speed Boat

5. From Bali: Nusa Penida Small Group Tour by Speed Boat

Explore the tropical Nusa Penida Island, nestled in the waters between Bali and Lombok. This tropical island is known for its beautiful beaches, rugged coastline, and relaxed way of life. Discover Kelingking Beach, Broken Beach, Angel's Billabong, and Crystal Bay on this speed boat trip from Bali. Depart from Bali and set out to explore the best of Nusa Penida Island. Pass by Kelingking Beach, also known as T-Rex Beach due to its distinctive shape. Situated on the western tip of Nusa Penida Island, Broken Beach is unmissable with its distinct massive arch and horseshoe-shaped cove. This beautiful rock formation stretches across a swirling whirlpool of blue and green waters. Next, visit Angel’s Billabong, a natural infinity pool. Make your way to Crystal Bay, known for its clear waters and colorful sea life. Crystal Bay is a prime spot for diving, so take a plunge and get friendly with the fish below.

Nusa Penida: Private Car Hire with Driver

6. Nusa Penida: Private Car Hire with Driver

Spend a day discovering Nusa Penida with a professional driver. Tailor the trip to your interests, and travel between the island's top sights in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Benefit from free guidance to help plan your itinerary. Get picked up at the port or your hotel then start exploring right away. Head to the scenic Kelingking Beach, visit the famous tree house, admire Goa Giri Putri Temple, and more. At the end of the experience, you’ll be dropped back at the port or your hotel. Customize your experience with add-on options of coffee tastings to traditional massage. Not all add-ons are available for all options.

Bali: Best of Nusa Penida Full-Day Tour by Fast Boat

7. Bali: Best of Nusa Penida Full-Day Tour by Fast Boat

Climb aboard a fast boat at Sanur Beach and cross the brilliant blue sea to Toyapakeh on the small island of Nusa Penida. Meet your local host on arrival and begin your day trip by air-conditioned van. See pristine white sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, and lush vegetation along the way. Visit the famous Kelingking Beach for the chance to take photos of the most beautiful spot on the island. Marvel at the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, and then continue to Pasih Uug (Broken Beach) and the natural pool of Angel's Billabong. Experience the peace and quiet of one of the less-visited spots on Nusa Penida before going to the popular beach at Crystal Bay, known for its great diving and snorkeling opportunities. Note, however, that snorkeling and diving are not part of this tour. Customize your experience to include add-ons for a variety of activities, including a coffee tasting, a traditional massage, a photographer to accompany your tour, 10 Polaroid camera photos, or 3-4 minutes of high-quality drone footage of your tour.

From Nusa Penida: 3 Spots Snorkeling Tour with Manta Rays

8. From Nusa Penida: 3 Spots Snorkeling Tour with Manta Rays

Meet at Toyapakeh Harbour, heading for the island of Nusa Lembongan 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. Upon arrival at the starting you, you'll be first served with welcome drink, change and get your equipment before boarding the boat for snorkeling. Next, head to 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, Gamat Bay and more. 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 sea's surface. 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 depending on availability before heading back to Nusa Penida's Toyapakeh Harbour.

Bali/Nusa Penida: East & West Highlights Full-Day Tour

9. Bali/Nusa Penida: East & West Highlights Full-Day Tour

Start the tour with pickup direct from your accommodation either in Nusa Penida or in Bali by one of our English-speaking driver or guide who will take you to explore the highlight East and West of Nusa Penida island with its breathtaking views. First part of the trip, head to Kelingking Beach  which is an iconic view of a limestone rock formation which looks like the head of a T-rex dinosaur. In addition to this curiously shaped island, you will also get a birds eye view of a beautiful strip of beach being washed by gorgeous blue green water. Up next is Angel Bilabong and Broken Beach. While visiting Broken Beach, don’t miss strolling around the bay and taking numerous photographs for your social media feeds. Stop at local restaurant enjoy a local lunch at your own expense before making your way to Dimond and Atuh Beaches for the second part of the trip. Enjoy some of the epic views that Nusa Penida and indeed its dramatic green-topped rock formations, glistening beautiful white beach, limestones, crystal clear blue water, and of course, its Instagram photos spot. If you have the time, you can climb the many stairs all the way down to the beach to enjoy the water up close to simply enjoy the beach or trying a trilling ocean swing with views. Completed the tour with a visit to the famous tree house with an epic coastal view also known as Molateng Tree House, another famous instagram spot not miss in Nusa Penida Customize your experience to include add-ons for a variety of activities, including a coffee tasting, a traditional massage, a photographer to accompany your tour, 10 Polaroid camera photos, or 3-4 minutes of high-quality drone footage of your tour. Enjoy a join-in or private tour.

From Lembongan: Nusa Penida Snorkeling Day Trip

10. From Lembongan: Nusa Penida Snorkeling Day Trip

Your day will start with pick-up at your hotel in Lembongan or wait at the Yellow Bridge if your hotel is at Celingan. 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. Then, go to 3 of the best snorkel sites on the island, including popular spots 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. Depending on the option selected, you'll be dropped off at your hotel or 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.

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4.3 / 5

based on 3,030 reviews

We saw manta rays (!) which should not be expected every time. The three hours tour was good as none of the locations felt rushed. Recommended to be a good swimmer as the currents are quite tough.

Really noce day with our guide, we’ve made all the best place to see in nusa ! But you said water included but no water

Only one manta ray that I missed seeing while getting in very choppy water at first stop. Other two stops great.

Agus was a very good driver, funny, explained everything to us and also answered all our questions.

Great tour guided by Roger and Tom. Thank you guys for everything. 100% recommended.