undefined | Giant oceanic manta rays on the pacific Ecuadorian Coast

Giant oceanic manta rays on the pacific Ecuadorian Coast


A collaborative research between Marine Megafauna Foundation, Fundación Megafauna Marina del Ecuador, the Manta Trust and the Ocean Ecology Lab at Oregon State University's Marine Mammal Institute has identified the coast of Ecuador as the place with the largest population of giant oceanic manta rays (mobula bisrostris).

Manta's Length

Giant rays have a wingspan that can measure up to 7 mts across and they are found in tropical open waters, usually close to seamounts and islands.
Manta Ray | Ecuador

Where to be found

The convergence of equatorial currents brings these 'angels of the sea' to Isla de la Plata in Machalilla National Park, making this spot a favorite among kontikiers during our mid-year expeditions.
Manta ray | Cost of Ecuador

When to be spotted 

Giant rays can be spotted from June until October, at the same time as our beloved humpback whales, making this a magical season to explore the marine world.
Visit Galapagos and meet the manta rays
Andre Robles
Andre Robles
Andre Robles is an expert in everything South America, his passion for the region and exploring off the beaten path makes his travel writing both useful and interesting. He has written for several mainstream publications and you can read his guides on Ecuador, Peru, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon. Andre is also an accomplished photographer and has been recognized as one of the best wildlife photographers in the region, his photos have been featured in National Geographic and other journals. As a travel agent Andre specializes in curating unique experiences, crafting tailor made itineraries and helping visitors make the best of their vacation, always putting the experience first
Leave a Response