The Motoryacht(M/Y) MANTA is owned by a marine science non-profit organization of the same name, MANTA. This vessel is available to educators and researchers in biology or geology at the College of Charleston or collaborating institution to use as our floating teaching and research platform. To help fund the organization and the vessel, this unique vintage yacht is now available for charter to locals and tourists alike in the scenic and popular destination of Charleston for custom and diverse high-end yacht experiences. And since our crew has a professional marine biologist, passengers will receive environmental, conservation, and biology education while they cruise. Just check out our microscope station to see the amazing critters that live on bottom of our dock! Please explore our website to learn about the experiences available on M/Y MANTA for your custom event on a cruise around the harbor, multi-day excursion, or a dockside event, all with your choice of a number of elite caterers or chefs that can provide an unforgettable dining experience to pair with the beautiful and unique venue and cruise scenery.

Proceeds from charters and events go to support MANTA’s marine science mission, to provide high school and college students a unique opportunity to learn about the marine environment, and to participate in marine science research and conservation projects. Our Caribbean study abroad programs provide an intensive, experienced-based field study program in fundamental and applied marine science and the principles and practices of the nautical sciences. To learn more about the MANTA non-profit and our programs please visit manta-online.org.