Hawaii Travel

One way we educate the world about manta rays is by taking guests to swim with the gentle giants. But Hawaii has more than just manta rays; read all about the wonders of Hawaii here!

Introducing the Top 10 “Regulars” on the Manta Ray Swim

Introducing the Top 10 “Regulars” on the Manta Ray Swim

Meet the gentle giants that frequently visit us on our manta ray swims, and learn their stories and personalities through the eyes of our team at Manta Ray Advocates!
A Guide to the Different Types of Rays in Hawaii

A Guide to the Different Types of Rays in Hawaii

With more than 600 different types of rays swimming in our oceans, they can be tricky to distinguish. This article will help you understand the most common rays.
The Dark Side of Manta Ray Tourism: the Impact of Ecotourism on People, Mantas, and the Environment

The Dark Side of Manta Ray Tourism: the Impact of Ecotourism on People, Mantas, and the Environment

Manta ray tourism is becoming increasingly popular, and manta viewing sites are over-saturated. This affects not just the marine wildlife and their habitat, but also has dire consequences for crew and tourists involved.
Proposed Regulations for Manta Ray Tourism in Hawaii

Proposed Regulations for Manta Ray Tourism in Hawaii

Regulations for manta ray tourism have been in the making since 2014. But how can new rules make this activity safer for people and mantas, and more sustainable as well?
How are manta rays affected by volcanic activity in Hawaii?

How are manta rays affected by volcanic activity in Hawaii?

Volcano eruptions can have significant effects on underwater fauna and flora. In this article, I explore the impact volcanic activity can have on manta rays and other marine life around Hawaii.
7 Most Impactful Ocean Stories of 2022

7 Most Impactful Ocean Stories of 2022

Let me take you back to all the wonderful and not-so-wonderful things that happened in 2022. This was our year at Manta Ray Advocates! 
Do Manta Rays Smile? And What’s the Deal with Giggling Sting Rays?

Do Manta Rays Smile? And What’s the Deal with Giggling Sting Rays?

When people ask if manta rays smile, they're usually confounding mantas for sting rays. Check out these pictures of a manta ray mouth and stingray underbellies, and learn why it's easy to get confused!
How we Aim for Sustainability at Manta Ray Advocates

How we Aim for Sustainability at Manta Ray Advocates

We aim to improve sustainability in our own business and advocate for changes in the manta ray tourism industry.
Marine Life along the Coast of the Big Island in Hawaii

Marine Life along the Coast of the Big Island in Hawaii

Hawaii is the most isolated archipelago in the world; the marine life is extremely diverse, and many of the species can only be found here. Meet some of the most interesting animals in the world!
Manta Ray Cleaning Stations: Fishy Day Spas in Hawaii

Manta Ray Cleaning Stations: Fishy Day Spas in Hawaii

In the coral reefs around Hawaii, we find what we call “cleaning stations” - and this is where manta rays (and other animals) go to get clean.
Planning a Trip to the Big Island of Hawaii? Don’t Miss These 5 Top Activities

Planning a Trip to the Big Island of Hawaii? Don’t Miss These 5 Top Activities

Planning a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii? Here are 5 top activities that should definitely make your bucket list.
Is Swimming with Manta Rays Safe for Children? Why We Don’t Take Kids Under 12 Years Old

Is Swimming with Manta Rays Safe for Children? Why We Don’t Take Kids Under 12 Years Old

Swimming with manta rays can be perfectly safe for children - however, there are multiple reasons why we don’t take kids along on our manta ray moonlight swims.
Ocean Safety – Why it Matters & How to Check the Ocean Forecast

Ocean Safety – Why it Matters & How to Check the Ocean Forecast

Drowning is the third cause of accidental death, and often happens to unprepared adventure seekers. Here's how to check the ocean forecast before you dive in!
How to Avoid Nasty Encounters with Jellyfish in Hawaii

How to Avoid Nasty Encounters with Jellyfish in Hawaii

Learn when jellyfish are a regular occurrence around the islands of Hawaii, what happens when you get stung, and how to avoid a nasty encounter with the jellies.
What’s so Special about the Manta Rays of the Kona Coast?

What’s so Special about the Manta Rays of the Kona Coast?

Swimming with manta rays is a unique and magical experience - but what's so special about the mantas around Kona, that we don't have anywhere else in the world?

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