Manta Ray Experience

Day Experience and Packages

Swimming and snorkelling with the incredible manta rays of the Yasawas is a must-do experience in Fiji!

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Are you ready to dive into Fiji’s best wildlife experience?

Our Manta Ray Experience will see you leaping into the pristine waters of the Yasawa Islands to ride the current alongside the majestic manta rays that frequent a particular channel between May and October each year. Seeing these beauties in their natural environment is widely regarded as one of the most amazing experiences nature has to offer!

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How it Works

We’ll pick you up from select accommodation in Nadi, Denarau or Wailoaloa for your transfer to Port Denarau aboard our high-speed catamaran bound for the Yasawa Islands. You’ll cruise through the Mamanucas and Yasawas before disembarking at Mantaray Island Resort. Following a briefing and welcome tropical juice, you’ll board tender boats for your 75-minute guided manta ray experience. From May to October and on specific tides which we’ve carefully chosen along with the experienced team at Mantaray Island Resort, there is a high chance that manta rays will be feeding in ‘manta channel’. You’ll have the chance to swim and snorkel amongst them whilst they glide throughout their popular feeding grounds. You’ll return to the resort for lunch then have time to explore the fantastic snorkelling just off the beach – if the tide is high enough. Our catamaran will collect you again at 3pm for your return journey to Port Denarau.

What if I don’t see the manta rays?

We are dealing with mother nature after all so if the manta’s aren’t spotted on your particular Manta Ray Experience then instead you’ll 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 Manta Ray Experience that’s available for only FJD$75.00 per person hoping second time around 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.


Free Nadi/Denarau/ Wailoaloa return coach transfers to/from Port Denarau from most hotels and resorts. Please check with your hotel or tour desk and book ahead.

Return transfers on the Yasawa Flyer vessel

Complimentary WiFi onboard our vessel

All snorkelling equipment and buoyancy aids if required

Lunch at Mantaray Island Resort, including a soft drink and water

Welcome tropical juice

Guided 75-minute manta ray experience or alternatively a reef snorkelling experience with specialised guides

Full use of Mantaray Island Resort facilities


2019 Limited departure dates & times

June 3-9, 16-23

July 2-8, 16-23

August 1-6, 14-21, 30, 31

September 1-4, 13-19, 30

October 1-2


Prices per person

Adults FJD $335

Children (Ages 5-15): FJD$299



Port Denarau 8.45am

South Sea Island 9.15am

Treasure Island Resort/ Beachcomber Island Resort 9.30am


Mantaray Island Resort 11.45am

Departs Mantaray Island Resort 3.00pm

Returns Port Denarau 6.00pm


Valid 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. Prices are per person. Child age is 5 to 15 inclusive.


Manta Ray Experience   Adult Child Famiy
Departs: Port Denarau Full Day - Standard Class $335 $299  N/A
  Full Day - Captains Lounge $355 $325  N/A 
Departs: South Sea Island Full Day - Standard Class $335 $299  N/A 
  Full Day - Captains Lounge $355 $325  N/A 
Departs: Treasure / Beachcomber Full Day - Standard Class $335 $299  N/A 
  Full Day - Captains Lounge $355 $325  N/A 

Note: Child Ages for Manta Ray Experience are 05 - 15 Years inclusive, infants 0-4 years inclusive are not permitted on this Day Cruise.



- Complimentary scheduled coach transfers from most Nadi, Denarau & Wailoaloa Hotels / Resorts to connect with the Yasawa Flyer (and return). 

- Return transfers on the Yasawa Resort Connections vessel in either Standard Class or Captains Lounge (Captains Lounge includes reserved seating in air-conditioned comfort and on board food & beverages)

- Complimentary WiFi on board our vessel

- All snorkelling equipment and buoyancy aids if required for use while at Mantaray Island Resort

- Welcome tropical punch  & lunch at Mantaray Island Resort, including a soft drink and water

- Guided 75-minute manta ray experience or reef snorkelling experience with specialised guides

- Full use of Mantaray Island Resort facilities                                                                                                       


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 your Manta Ray Experience, we offer a reduced cost return trip within 3 days of the original tour (excluding October departures).

Return Manta Ray Experience, Adults FJD $75.00 Children $75.00"                                                                                                            


Tour Dates and departure times for 2020 are:                                                                                                    

May 1-4, 

May 12-18, 

May 28 - June 2

June 11-16

June 26 - July 1

July 10 -16

July 25 - 30

August 8 - 15

August 24 - 29

September 7 - 14

September 22 - 27

October 7 - 13


"Departs Port Denarau 8.45am, South Sea Island 9:15am, Serenity / Treasure 9:20am, Beachcomber 9:30am.  Arrives Mantaray Island Resort 11.45am"                                                                                                             

Departs Mantaray Island Resort 3pm, Returns to Beachcomber 5:15pm, Serenity / Treasure 5:25pm, South Sea Island 5:30pm  Arrives Port Denarau 6pm