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South of Raja Ampat Cruise

Raja Ampat Cruise 10 Days 9 Nights

 

The Raja Ampat, or “Four Kings” archipelago encompasses more than 9.8 million acres of land and sea off the northwestern tip of Indonesia’s West Papua Province. Located in the Coral Triangle, the heart of the world’s coral reef biodiversity, the seas around Raja Ampat hold the richest variety of species in the world with over 75% of all known coral species and over 1,500 species of fish. Raja Ampat consists of the four large islands of Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool, plus hundreds of smaller islands. In addition to incredible marine life, Raja Ampat offers you other cutting edge experiences such as mangroves, the bird of paradise and other exotic birds along with tropical plants and stunning sunsets.

 

Day 1 : Sorong
Sea Safari Crew will meet you at the newly built Domine Eduard Osok Airport in Sorong, West Papua. We will transport you in comfort to our ship in Sorong Harbor. Welcome drinks will be served followed by a full safety briefing, cabin allocation and ship orientation before we set sail towards Misool. This stretch of water is a well known highway for Cetaceans. It’s well worth relaxing out on deck and keeping your eyes open for Bryde’s whales, sperm whales and pygmy sperm whales, short-finned pilot whales, orcas, false killer whales, pygmy killer whales, lots of different dolphins and even blue whales!
Meal: Lunch and Dinner


Day 2 – 3 : Missol 
This unique area of Raja Ampat is home to an abundance of marine life. We will visit well known sites such as Boo’s Window, Daram, Eagle Rock, Nudibranch Rock, Fiabachet. Some of the finest snorkeling in the world, with brightly colored soft corals and huge Gorgonian sea fans Plenty of excursions in the speed boats to secluded lagoons and hidden areas of natural beauty. Incredible rock formations and trekking to the cave of Tomolol on Missol island.
Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Penemu Island
We explore around the limestone isle of Penemu, each snorkel revealing a brilliant spectrum hidden beneath the sea surface, from nudibranchs, frogfish soft corals and schooling snappers. In the afternoon, when it’s cooler, we will trek to the well known viewpoint on Penemu island.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Arborek 
Arborek is a beautiful small island. Close to this area is Manta Sandy, we will spend as much time as possible snorkeling or diving with Manta Rays. This is a well known cleaning station and feeding ground, attracting these huge and graceful animals in large numbers. You are sure to have an unforgettable experience here. In the afternoon we will pay a visit to the island to explore the village and meet the very friendly locals.
Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Swing kirai 
Early the morning, we will go ashore to visit Swing Kirai Island where you can observe many types of exotic birds. After a short trek along a jungle path we will settle in at a small patch in the forest where hopefully we will find the Red Bird of Paradise performing his mating dance. These birds are endemic only to Wagieo Island and this region.
Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Mioskon 
Mioskon Island and the surrounding areas have some excellent snorkeling and diving. It’s very common in the shallows to see the Wobbegong Shark on the reefs of this island. In the evening, we will watch thousand of bats spiral into sunset to color the sky.
Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Kabui 
KabuiBay, located in the southern part Waigeo, you can witness the natural phenomenon which formed small islands beautiful and unique result of geological activity thousands of years ago. We snorkel in The Passage, probably the most unique 2 kilometer channel of water you will ever see. It separates Gam and Wagieo islands. Don’t me mistaken, it looks like a fast flowing river during the tidal change. It is in fact sea water, bringing with it some unique animals to this habitat including Ghost Pipe Fish, Nudibranch, colorful soft corals that are normally found in much deeper waters. We spend most of the day in this area exploring much like Alfred Russel Wallace did way back in 1869 before he wrote his book The Malay Archipelago.
Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Kri & Mansuar
Kri is one of the top snorkeling areas in north Raja Ampat that you can’t miss. Noted by Dr. Gerry Allen and Larry Smith as having the most fish species on a single dive in the world. The coral and sloping reef is literally swarming with Jacks, Barracudas, Bat Fish, Black Tip Sharks, Turtles, Bumphead Parrotfish and thousands of smaller reef fish. A perfect end to a memorable trip.
Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Sorong 
After breakfast, it is a time to say Good Bye and get ready to leave the boat. Our crew will transferred you to Sorong airport to continue your journey home.
We look forward to welcoming you on board again.
Have a safe journey.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE ! 
The Captain, Dive master and Cruise director reserve the right to change the following Itinerary and the particular services if required due to the weather condition or safety issues.


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