Water activity

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$ 71.14 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 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Indonesian
Pickup optional
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 - 10 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 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 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 (if option is selected)
  • Guide
  • Round-trip fast boat transfers (from Sanur and Nusa Lembongan)
  • Transportation from the water activity center 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, uluwatu, Jimbaran, Ugansu, Bingin (available at IDR 300.000 per group in add-on)

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Date

Meeting point

Look for "Lembongan Water Sport" staff at Arthamas Express Office (Matahari Terbit) near Sanur Port. Please be on time as ferry departs on fixed schedule. Address: Arthamas Express Office, Pertokoan Arcade, No. 4, Jl. Matahari Terbit, Sanur Kaja, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80227, Indonesia

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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 875 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.2/5

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Was a great experience! Picked us up from our hotel and dropped us off which was very handy Snorkeling was successful, saw a manta ray and got to swim with it, saw an octopus, and saw lots of fish - could swim through schools of fish. Lunch was a buffet style, not many options but was very good and heaps of it so could have a good feed! We then got into kayaks and did a tour of the mangroves which was fun!

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January 12, 2023

Had a great dive trip here. Parented booked easy enough. Paid up in full on arrival. We go lucky and had a private diving trip in the end just us and a dive master. LocTed in the south east of the island. Easy access I’d your local. We had to drive 45-1 hour via moped from Ubud. Then 1 hour they drove us to the Mir north western coast port to start the dive. Headed off in a small boat. Every is set up for us, as it’s how locals earn pocket, so that was very kind. I felt bad for being lazy. Two dives on a gorgeous day. Dive master gave us a quick briefing before each dive. The view was clear and beautiful, for to see some lovely sites. Saw reef sharks which was fun. We both had. A great time and it was well organised by our guide. A spot do lunch at a set restaurant, which had a very limited menu, BUT the food was great so no complaints: cheeky beer before heading back to the dive site. We’ll worth it, and a must do in Bali. For me, the only reason to go to Bali is dive! Do it!

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January 7, 2023

Most amazing thing we did in Bali! Snorkelling was great but it was too rough to see the Manta rays. It is definitely still worth doing, we saw a sea turtle instead. We got picked up on time, the lunch was good and the friendly guides really accommodated my youngest boy aged 6. So much fun!

January 1, 2023

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