Swim, Snorkel and Dive with Manta Rays

Private Yacht Charter in Indonesia

Are you looking for an exclusive, luxury cruise which offers excitement, relaxation and quality time with your loved ones? El Aleph can best be described as a private, floating five star hotel which will pamper to your needs with unsurpassed service. Have you dreamed of swimming, diving or snorkeling with manta rays? Image watching these gentle giants gliding over the reef before your very eyes  – it’s an incredible experience.

Manta Rays are amongst the most majestic, enigmatic and unique creatures of our oceans and the tropical islands of Indonesia are a manta ray hotspot. There are two species of manta ray: Reef mantas (Manta alfredi) and Giant or Oceanic mantas (Manta birostris). Reef mantas are smaller with pectoral fin (which resemble wings) spans of up to 5.5 meters whilst Oceanic Manta Rays can span 7.5 meters. Indonesia is home to both of these incredible species.

Cruise Komodo on board El Aleph and visit Manta Point and Manta Alley which are manta ray cleaning sites. Watch the manta rays hovering in the current as the small reef fish clean them of parasites. The manta rays here are often in very shallow water so diving is not required to enjoy the experience. Komodo’s reefs are teeming with life and colour – if you enjoy being in the water this is an ideal destination.  The Komodo National Park is the perfect place for an action packed private cruise – see the infamous Komodo Dragons, visit the stunning “Pink Beach”, trek some of the island peaks and soak up the views of the mystical three changing colour lakes of Kelimutu on Flores.


For those who are scuba diving look out for manta rays cruising overhead – did you know that Manta Rays have ‘spot patterns’ on their underside, which are much like a fingerprint? It’s possible to identify individual manta rays from these unique markings!

When you are not in the water, relax and enjoy the sumptuous surrounds of Al Eleph. This multi million-dollar vessel was designed to leave nothing to be desired. From her exquisitely detailed finishings through to her state of the art technology, your time on board will exceed your expectations.

Raja Ampat is a remote area of Indonesia where the aquamarine landscape is punctuated by tiny pristine islets and rock pinnacles. This idyllic, tropical scenery is equally as staggering below the surface and also home to resident manta rays.  Experiencing a private yacht charter through Raja Ampat will create memories that last a lifetime.

Dive or snorkel at Manta Sandy and watch the giant manta rays circle overhead and queue for their time on top of the cleaning station. Raja Ampat has no shortage of diving and snorkeling sites which manta rays frequent. Blue Magic is a stunning dive site where we even see manta rays breaching through the surface and “flying” through the air before splashing back down! When it’s the manta ray mating season you’ll see them form a mating train – a line of male manta rays pursuing one female and mimicking her every move. When the water is especially plankton rich you’ll see also them turning cartwheels while feeding. Manta rays are just one of many marine highlights of Raja Ampat. When you are not on or under the water in Raja Ampat explore pristine beaches, visit local villages, trek through the rainforest searching for birds of paradise or just relax and soak up the sun on deck.

On board El Aleph, our crew are seasoned in cruising with clients who require absolute discretion. Rest assured of a cruise where you can relax and unwind in comfort and privacy with your friends, family and loved ones.

Are you hoping to include the cultural island of Bali in your Indonesian holiday? It’s possible to embark on El Aleph from Bali so you can combine your stay in Bali with cruising other areas of Indonesia. As we cruise past Bali’s off shore islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida we pass a manta ray dive and snorkelling site which we can visit along the way. Komodo is an ideal destination to combine with a stay in Bali – experience both Bali’s vibrant culture and Komodo’s phenomenal marine life.

El Aleph is a beautifully hand crafted vessel, and much like a super yacht, her lavish design is unparalleled by any other private yacht of her type. She’ll be your exclusive, luxury home away from home while you explore the stunning islands of Indonesia. For more detailed information about El Aleph, view our full vessel specifications.

To enquire about our rates and availability or to book a cruise on board El Aleph please contact us on: info@elalephcruising.com.

Please note that to ensure your privacy and an exclusive experience we only offer full charters and do not take bookings for individual cabins.

We look forward to welcoming you on board soon.


Sarah Wormald


Johannes Hennicke

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