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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
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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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Covid-19 precautions
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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. Balangan and Bingin pickup will be charged at a rate of IDR 300.000 return
  • 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
  • Beachside lunch at Paradise Beach
  • Mangrove tour by kayak, stand-up paddleboard or private gondola (depending on availability)
  • Pickup from other areas
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 706 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.2/5

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Everything went smoothly from the pick up from our villa to the boats and then on to our snorkelling destination. We were lucky enough to see dolphins turtles and coral reefs. It was a really great day out and the guides are really helpful. The only thing to take note of is that you are not guaranteed to see the manta rays and on this occasion we didn’t, but we still thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the wildlife we did see. The kayak tour after lunch was also an added bonus. Be prepared to paddle through the current on the first part of the tour. We would 100% recommend this activity.

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10 August 2022

Super trip to 3 fantastic snorkeling sites - we got to see manta rays and a really nice Donald Duck reef that looked straight out of Find Nemo. Can only be recommended. We could do without the canoe trip at the end as there was no guide on the trip where we could have been told about the mangrove etc., but still a super trip. They sail a bit wild down here on the trip from Sanur and back. A good tip is to sit in the back half of the boat as you will avoid the worst bumps on the trip.

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10 August 2022

My sister and I really enjoyed the trip. Even though we couldn't go in the water to see the Manta rays because the sea was too rough there, the guide showed us some beautiful coral reefs around Nusa Penida. The kayaking in the afternoon was fun as well. The only negative aspect I would mention is that our group was quite big with 23 people. Like this, you easily got hit by a fin while snorkeling. Also in a little more private environment, the guide could tell us a little more about the nature and the fishes.

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19 July 2022

Product ID: 103568