Swimming & snorkeling with Manta Rays is a unique and awe-inspiring experience and an opportunity not to be missed when visiting Fiji.
Your day starts with a fabulous 20 minute scenic flight on one of our seaplanes to Mantaray Island Resort. As the seaplanes fly low you are able to see the stunning islands, reefs and picture perfect colours of the Pacific Ocean. Your pilot will provide commentary along the way, pointing out all the landmarks and Island Resorts as you pass by. Resort staff monitor the channel regularly throughout the day, if Manta Rays are spotted a gong is sounded to let all guests know. Everyone is then kitted out with goggles, snorkels and flippers before jumping onboard a small motor boat which takes you to the channel, about 5 minutes away.
After your swim, a nutritious and delicious lunch awaits. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing on the beach, exploring the island or more snorkeling in the bountiful reef directly in front of the resort.
The Manta Rays season is generally from May to October, clients wishing to do this day trip outside of these dates or if the Manta Rays are not spotted, will be offered a guided snorkel trip instead.
Notes: Mantas have a tail similar to stingrays, but they have lost their stinger and are harmless to humans. They feed on plankton, fish larvae and the like, which is filtered from the water scooped into their wide mouths and passed out through their gills as they swim.
Swimmers need to be aware that Mantas are wild and therefore swimming is not guaranteed.
Times: morning departure and return in the afternoon. Hours to suit and subject to our timetable
Duration: full day
Please note: Individual weight restrictions may apply to specific aircraft or flights. Flights are subject to weather conditions and aircraft availability. Please check with us at time of booking. Please note that your scenic flight is NOT exclusive. There may be other passengers onboard with you. Should you wish to book a private excursion please call us for a quote.
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$799 per person (no child pricing)
• IReturn seaplane transfers to Mantaray Island Resort (approx.. 20 minute flight)
• Complimentary pickup/drop off from Denarau/Nadi Hotels
• lunch and refreshments
• Use of non-motorised water sports
• Snorkelling, relaxing on the beach
• Mantaray swim or guided snorkel trip includes rent of snorkel gear and equipment
• Flight departs Nadi domestic terminal approx. 8.30am and returns approx. 3.30pm
IMPORTANT: please note that the Manta Rays are not in captivity therefore sighting/swimming is NOT guaranteed
Includes VAT and STT
What you need to bring: Sunscreen and hat, swimming costume & towel, money for extra’s, camera (underwater camera or go pro if possible recommended)