We are OPEN!
Yap’s borders are finally opened for all visitors!!! We are ready for YOU!
FSM borders opened on the 1st of August. However, due to a quick rise in positive covid cases on Yap from returning residents who proudly represented our island at the Micronesian Expo held in Pohnpei last month, Yap State implemented a government mandated 7-day quarantine for all travelers entering Yap. This mandate has since been rescinded by Yap’s Governor, the Honorable Jesse Salalu, on the 20th of August in a letter to the FSM President.
A word from Bill Acker
“Yeeeeeeeehaaaaaaa, the day has finally arrived! Yap is now open and my family and I, including our Manta Ray family of coworkers, are ready for YOU!”
Updates (Last updated: January 4, 2023)
EXCITING NEWS! United Starting Twice-Weekly Flights in April 2023!(1/4/2023)
FLIGHT UPDATE! PMA, starting in October, will fly between Yap and Palau on a regular schedule which allows divers and non-divers alike to enter Yap via Palau or to combine Yap and Palau easily! See our Flight Schedules page for more information! (9/13/2022)
Bill’s Update #17 – “Anything worth doing good, takes a little chaos” Quoted by Flea (9/2/2022)
Bill’s Update #16 – It’s All About the People (6/21/2022)
There’s nothing soft about hard times – Bill’s update #15 (3/29/2022)
What are you doing this New Year’s Eve – Bill’s Update #14 (12-28-2021)
Time Will Tell – Bill’s Update #13
Check out The Manta Blog for previous updates.
Yap’s borders are finally opened for all visitors!!! We are OPEN!!!
For Yap, the pre-travel requirements are a completed vaccination card showing two vaccination shots and at least one booster shot. The Government health department also highly recommends everyone to wear a mask when in public areas.
The ownership, management and staff of the Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers have worked hard to make several noticeable changes to our facilities and our operations all in the goal of making our award-winning resort even better in all regards. We are ready for YOU!
All Yap ports (including airports) are open!
We will keep all our friends posted with flight schedule updates across all our social media platforms.
Exciting News! Starting in April 2023, United will offer twice-weekly flights between Guam and Yap! The flights will be on Tuesdays & Saturdays.
Flight times and information will be updated regularly on our Flight Schedules page:
There is some very good news regarding airlines as PMA (https://yapaviation.org), our local airline serving Yap’s Outer Islands for over 40 years, has two new Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft which are pressurized, turbo-prop aircraft capable of carrying 9 divers with all their gear between Yap, Palau, Manila and Guam.
UPDATE: Starting in October, they will fly between Yap and Palau on a regular schedule which allows divers and non-divers alike to enter Yap via Palau or to combine Yap and Palau easily!
Check out our Flight Schedules page for rates and reservation information!
“Ask Bill!”, about booking your airline travel for you!
The Yap Visitors Bureau will be planning an event for the grand reopening of the island as will we here at the Manta Ray Bay Resort be planning our own celebration with live music, special pricing offers, special hotel/dive packages and other fun events. Once again, please continue to check back as details emerge.