If you've spent time here at Maho this winter you've probably heard stories or even seen one of the "resident" Manta Rays here on the North Shore. It's been quite a treat for us this season, as they seem to be calling Francis, Little Maho and Big Maho their home. We know there are at least 2 out there on most days, frolicking and "flying" through the water with the aid of their large wing spans.
If you're down here this season all you need is a mask and snorkel and perhaps a little luck. If you're the type that likes to keep distance between yourself and animals that are larger than you then try bringing a pair of binoculars and searching from your Harmony unit; they can easily be seen on clear days in the water swimming around Big Maho. Yet another option would be to rent a paddle board or go for a sail on the Heron or Pepper for a close encounter while staying out of the water.