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The phinisi sailboat which will bring you to Raja Ampat combines the modern comfort and charm of a wooden boat! It can accommodate up to 12 passengers and offers a cosy and intimate atmosphere. Head to the beautiful islands of Raja Ampat (Four Kings in English) for an 11 days and 10 nights cruise! Dive into the turquoise waters revealing fish, corals, sharks, turtles, dolphins, karst peaks and other wonders of the marine world. You will also have the opportunity to set foot on the islands to discover lush tropical vegetation. A spectacle not to be missed.

Day 01 – Welcome on board!
This day marks the beginning of your cruise with us to Raja Ampat. A driver will be waiting for you at the airport or at your hotel in Sorong. You will be taken to the port of Sorong, after a short boat ride to the port of Waisai. You can then board our Phinisi! After the presentation of the crew and a brief about the rules of life and safety on board, you will take possession of your cabin and the ship will weigh anchor.

Day 02-03 – Misool
We will start these two days in the East of Misool with three dives: No contest, Love Potion, and 3 Rocks. You will be able to see rocks with vertical walls, amazing soft coral cover, and a large variety of fish including schools of Platax and Snappers as well as humpback Parrotfish. Encircled by high cliffs, we will bring you to the Hidden Lagoon, where we can see and hear the birds before nightfall. Heading to South-East of Misool! These dive sites include Boo Rocks (two large rocky openings that completely pierce the island), Fiabacet and Fantasea. The density of fish and the explosion of colours make it breathtaking. Then, we set sail to Penemu during the night

Day 04 – Pianemo & Penemu
We will arrive early in the morning around the island of Pianemo. This site is well-known for its high concentration of pelagic species. After breakfast, we will dive on the site of Melissa’s Garden, famous for its variety and density of corals and on the site of Galaxy, a beautiful reef which houses abundant underwater life. In the afternoon, we will head to the island of Penemu for a short walk to a beautiful viewpoint in a star-shaped lagoon. You will have some time before sunset to kayak among the typical limestone islets of Raja Ampat.

Day 05 – Wayag Archipelago
We will follow the path to the top of Mount Pindito, where a heavenly view is waiting for us! We will enjoy the Wayag’s dream landscape to kayak and dive. With excellent visibility and crystal clear waters, it’s the ideal spot to observe the various types of Flora and Fauna that live underwater. You will encounter majestic eagle rays swimming around the islands, as well as gaterins, barracudas, wobbegong sharks, reef sharks, tunas, sardines, humpback parrotfish, occasional manta rays and much more. Beautiful corals of all colours and shapes are also part of this picturesque underwater landscape. There are also sites with small or without current, perfect for beginners and snorkelers.

Day 06 – Wofoh Island
We will anchor near this paradise island, where white sand beaches, reefs and corals are ready for you! We will dive on the site of Edy in the Black Forest, well-known for its black corals, an exceptional place for macro fans. We will also explore the Wofoh Wall, a gentle drifting dive that will give us time to scan the multicoloured corals. Lovers of nudibranchs, crabs, shrimp, … are in for a treat! The western part of Wofoh Island in Raja Ampat has some of the best coral wall diving in the marine protected area.

Day 07 – The Passage & Waigo
This unique ecosystem feels unlike anywhere else in Raja Ampat. A narrow passage of water separates Garn and Waigo islands, each side punctuated with rising limestone cliffs. It looks like a river flowing between the two islands. Likewise underwater, an abundance of soft coral and a unique marine ecosystem exists. The current can be quite like a roller coaster! However, along the ride through this shallow channel, divers and snorkelers may encounter giant trevally, bumphead parrotfish, maybe turtles or sharks, and if you’re extremely lucky a manta ray or eagle ray could pass by! For macro lovers and photographers – stick to the edges where the mangrove-lined cliffs create yet another micro¬≠ ecology of sponges, critters, archer fish and more.

Day 08-09 – Dampier Strait & Kri
The Dampier Strait is located in the epicentre of the Coral Triangle. Some stand-out sites include Blue Magic, Cape Kri and Mike’s Point. At Blue Magic, you will dive with pelagic fish such as Spanish mackerel, giant trevally, barracudas, tunas, rainbow dolphins, jacks and giant mantas. Cape Kri is said to be one of the most biodiverse sites on the planet with a record 283 species recorded by experts on a single dive. Swim through the fan-shaped corals in search of macro life like nudibranchs and camouflaged pygmy seahorses. Off the reef, you will see humpback parrotfish, napoleons, grey, blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, as well as eagle rays and manta rays, which sometimes pass by. If you are extremely lucky, you may even encounter the elusive dugong in the shallows.

Day10 – Gam’s Jungle
We will plan the day’s dive based on your next day’s flight. However, you will have the opportunity to discover Garn Island where lush forests and untouched natural resources are the home of endemic and exotic animals. In West Papua, the jungle hosts many iconic birds such as the Red Cenderawasih (bird of paradise), Palm Cockatoos, Western Crowned Pigeons, and Malec. To experience the bird tour, tourists can visit Sawinggrai village.

Day 11 – Back to Sorong
Here we are, back in Sorong where it is already time to say goodbye! We will have the opportunity to exchange our best photos and anecdotes of these few days spent together. Then we will take you to the airport or your hotel if you want to spend a few more days in Sorong.

NB: The itinerary and activities listed above may be modified according to weather conditions or in case of major force. However, we will try to keep following the original program as much as possible.

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Raja Ampat

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Raja Ampat