Queen Of Mantas


Bespoke tours with manta rays all over the world

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“Making a difference out in the field and playing an active role in the protection of our oceans is a rewarding and life changing experience.”
-Andrea Marshall

Most people that love the ocean dream about playing a more active role in education, research or conservation. Who wouldn’t want to get more involved in something that they are passionate about? To that end Dr. Marshall has always encouraged that people take a proactive approach to their travel or ocean hobbies.

Demand from her supporters, combined with the need to fund some of her international research trips, has inspired Andrea to create ‘Ray of Hope Expeditions’. Each year the Queen of Mantas and other senior scientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation embark on international expeditions to the world’s foremost manta ray aggregation sites. Now you can join them.

Explore new aggregation sites with us, encounter mantas in remote destinations, photo-document manta rays for upload to Manta Matcher, participate in research activities, investigate manta ray fisheries and receive lectures from world-class biologists as a part of the different packages. The goals of each of the expeditions are unique but every trip is tailored to engage participants while producing high quality science. To download the ROHE brochure, click here >

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The global pandemic has forced us postpone many of our expeditions but we are now taking bookings for trips in 2023 and onwards. Please continue to check back as we develop new itineraries from 2023 onwards. 

 

2023 SEASON

Raja Ampat, Indonesia (SPACES AVAILABLE)
February 2023-Join Andrea, Janneman and Stephanie in the heart of the coral triangle for a special focused tour of all of the manta ray hotspots in the Bird’s Head Seascape. Travel with us aboard the luxurious Coralia Boutique Liveaboard from Misool to Wayag through the heart of the Dampier Strait and visit all of the most iconic dive sites in the region while learning all about our research and conservation efforts. Get involved as citizen scientists by uploading your manta sightings, hear fascinating research lectures and contribute to MMF’s program in Raja Ampat. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to tour one of the best marine protected areas in the world and dive with marine megafauna and spectacular marco life in this unspoiled island wilderness.

To see the itinerary and prices, click here >

 

Bazaruto Seascape, Mozambique (LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE)
In a highly anticipated new offering, Andrea Marshall and Janneman Conradie want to welcome you to their base of operations in Vilanculos, Mozambique to share the secrets of the Bazaruto Seascape. Contribute to MMF’s on-going research efforts in the region and get up close and personal with the epic marine megafauna of Africa’s Marine Serengeti. Choose from a September or October expedition.

Please see the 2023 itinerary click here > and contact info@rayofhopeexpeditions to proposed dates in 2023

 

2024 SEASON

Revillagigedos Archipelago, Mexico (SPACES AVAILABLE)
January 2024-Join Andrea and Janneman on an exclusive trip offshore Mexico to experience the pelagic splendor of the eastern Pacific. These islands and some of the most important aggregation areas for marine megafauna in the region boasting resident populations of giant oceanic manta rays, dolphins and sharks as well as seasonal visitors like mobula, whale sharks, humpback whales, Orca and hammerheads. Rated as one of the top site destinations in the world, do not miss your opportunity to dive these islands with seasoned naturalists like Andrea and Janneman.

To see the itinerary and prices, click here >

 

Bazaruto Seascape, Mozambique (LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE)
In a highly anticipated new offering, Andrea Marshall and Janneman Conradie want to welcome you to their base of operations in Vilanculos, Mozambique to share the secrets of the Bazaruto Seascape. Contribute to MMF’s on-going research efforts in the region and get up close and personal with the epic marine megafauna of Africa’s Marine Serengeti. Choose from a September or October expedition.

Please see the 2024 itinerary click here > and contact info@rayofhopeexpeditions to proposed dates in 2024

 

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