We offer Discovery and Diving Cruises in the National Park, lasting 10 Days/9 Nights, open for divers and non-divers. Each cruise is unique, and tailor-made based on the group composition and desires. Daily programs are presented, discussed, and confirmed with the guests onboard every evening for the day after. We organize our cruise to suit every need, without compromises.
For the divers, we propose up to 3 dives per day, sometimes 4 dives/day with a night dive.
Activities for non-divers and divers include snorkeling, kayaking and Stand up Paddle, trekking, pristine beach discovery, village discovery, bird and animals watching. All locations are carefully selected.
All activities are guided, including snorkeling.
We also propose Yoga/breathing/relaxation and Free Diving activities on demand, with highly qualified and experienced teachers.
Wish lists are sent to the guests 2 months before departure and detailed programs are issued to the guests one month before departure.
We also send our Carnet de Board 2 months before departure, with a compilation of useful and practical information related to the Cruise.
Day 1: Welcome to West Papua. Arrive at Sorong airport, you are welcomed and driven to the harbor. Boarding on the Indonesian vessel! The crew will show you the boat, and let you settle in your cabin. Before leaving, the crew will tell you all the safety rules and more details about the cruise in Raja Ampat. On the way the Waigeo Island, we will reach Kri Island, East of Mansuar Island. At the end of the day, first, jump in the beautiful water surrounded by tropical forest in Yenbuba Bay and then a little walk in the village.
Day 2: First sunrise on the ocean. During this stop, you could dive, visit and snorkel. In Yenbuba Bay, turtles and colorful fishes are dancing in the middle of beautiful corals. Relaxing on the Yenbuba beach and a little walk in the village. Further, the Cap Kri water is home to 374 different species. One of the most various underwater landscapes in Raja Ampat. Third dive in Saunderek. At the end of the day, we will go meet a local village where you can meet some fabulous people. Just right after the sunset, we will sail to the north, crossing the equator, for a sail night to the Wayag archipelago.
Day 3-4: You will wake up in the heart of Wayag Archipelago, one of the most beautiful in Raja Ampat: Turquoise blue water surrounded by karstic mountains. This atoll is included more than 600 contigs and got the biggest underwater biodiversity in the world. You will get off the vessel on the Wayag for trekking to the top of Pindito Mont, where you will be given a beautiful panoramic view. Afternoon: two dives are waiting for you and a lot of aquatic activities: Kayak, SUP, underwater, you will meet the majestuous Mantas Rays in a secret spot. the night will be spent in an unforgettable lagoon.
Day 5: After sunrise, we will leave the Wayag archipelago and sail the Kawe island. We will cross back the equator to reach diving spots and snorkeling for the day. On the Black Rock, you will dive on beautiful corals with Napoleon fishes. On Eagle Rock, it’s not rare that you can see Mantas Rays over there and also sharks-mats hiding in the cliffs.
Navigation will then take us to the South East for Aljui Bay. Night in front of the farm of pearl.
Day 6: We will start with a visit to a Pearl farm and understand the process, culture, and harvest of these small jewels of the Pacific. The next place is Wofoh island where you can do your favorite activities: snorkeling, beach, and diving. And turtles are also in this paradise spot. Leaving Jakare in Kayak or SUP to discover the white sand beaches. Mask and Snorkel are enough to admire the forest of sea fans. In the afternoon, sail to the southwest to Maniafun Island where we will sleep for the night.
Day 7: While still sleeping in the early morning, the vessel will sail to Pienemu island. Two dives in the day. Keruo Channel is an incredible passageway between two islands and Melissa’s Garden, a shelter for wobbegong, the famous carpet shark. Wonderful show in marine wildlife in the middle of colorful flowers. After lunch, the vessel is anchorage next to the entrance of the lagoon. Little trek and exploration to admire the Karstic mountains of Pienemu. Underwater or on earth, nature is shining and preserved. Afternoon, sailing to Yangello island in the middle of peaceful mangrove. Tasty dinner on board in paradise spot.
Day 8: This morning, exploration in Kayak of the Yangello’s mangrove. Back on board and go ahead toward the Arborek Island. Wonderful snorkeling next to Arborek: Turtles, grey cliffs sharks, innocent are on the game. A little walk in the Papu village and farniente on the beach. Let’s get onboard to Manta Sandy, a real clean station for the Mantas. If you are lucky, you can see giant Rays Mantas’s ballet. From the boat, you will see them jump out of the water. During the sail to Miokson Island, you can watch the beautiful landscape from the deck. You are just next to Mansua Island, extraordinary dives on the famous spot: Miokson, Blue magic, Sardines, and some other places. These spots in the strait can be in a strong current, and the deep underwaters hide some intact corals and schools fishes of every sort including seahorses. Getting back on board, we sail to Friwen Island, with a good moment to explore all around. Watching the sunset you will eat an excellent dinner cooked by our chef.
Day 9: Waking up very early for a trek in the jungle to look for the birds of paradise singing, one of the endemic species in West Papua. Stroll in with the small annex and then walk for 30 minutes with our local guide. After the trek and breakfast, the next coming dive is on Mike’s Point, in the Dampier’s strait. Colorful wildlife is just in front of your eyes. Just next to Gam Island, this spot is famous for the species diversity growing in beautiful corals tray. Back on Frewen Island to go swimming and snorkeling or just relaxing on the deck or beach. For this last night, a barbecue is organized on the beach for you.
Day 10: When you wake up, the vessel is already sailing for a few hours on its way to Sorong. Enjoy the last moments on this exceptional cruise. During the morning, you can exchange with the crew who were here with you all along. Check your dive book, switch the pictures, and address. Around noon, you leave the boat and find the ground. It’s time to say goodbye to the crew and take the road back with our private driver to the airport or hotel.
In West Papua, the archipelago of Raja Ampat or “the 4 kings” was classified as a world capital of biodiversity marine with 1800 different species. In the heart of “the coral triangle”, this real lost paradise is savage, generous, colorful and preserved. Let’s get on a fabulous vessel, charm, and authenticity, to explore one of the best places in the world.
Just in between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean, everything is full of life, both underwater and tropical forest, paradise birds and colorful garden corals.
With a departure from Sorong, you will go on diving cruise for 12 days in the North of Raja Ampat. Planning 2 to 3 diving a day. The smooth of the island Kri, the karstic cliffs of Wayag, the climbing of Pindito mont, the rich waters with plankton in Aljui, the Mantas rays close to Dampier…
Built-in south Sulawesi like the traditional vessels of the XV century, our sumptuous 30 meters vessel can welcome 10 to 14 guests. Diving high-quality material and experienced guides are on board ready for you. This diving trip in Indonesia is just breathtaking for all the lovers of underwater marine life.
Itineraries remain subject to change due to unexpected natural events (like weather, sea conditions… etc) government regulations, or other factors that are not under the Company’s control. The Company shall make all efforts to communicate the issues fully and carry out the program as planned or find acceptable alternatives in full consultation with the Guests. Only if the duration of the trip is adversely affected shall The Company refund the difference between the planned/agreed Trip and actual Trip.