An expedition to one of the planet’s most diverse landscapes – where the Pacific and Indian Oceans meet. The Raja Ampat islands encompass more than 40,000 square kilometers of unparalleled marine life and thousands of islands, cays and shoals cloaked in tropical jungle. The itinerary can be adjusted to suit preferences, both before arrival and once underway.
DAY 1: RELAX AMID SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF RAINFOREST-COVERED BATANTA AND CORAL-FRINGED KRI
The voyage on Amanikan or Amandira begins from Sorong, cruising toward Mioskon for the first night.
DAY 2: MIOSKON AND ITS REEFS, IN VIEW AT DAYBREAK, OFFER SOME OF RAJA AMPAT’S BEST DIVES
Cruise to Yanggefo along the Wiageo coastline for lunch, followed by an afternoon of snorkelling, diving and kayaking in the mangrove paradise.
DAY 3: A MORNING CHORUS OF BIRDSONG ACCOMPANIES A DIVE, BEFORE SETTING COURSE FOR ALJUI BAY
The three-hour cruise threads its way through a host of the Raja Ampat’s outer islands, containing vibrant formations above and below the water.
DAY 4: DISCOVER A PEARL FARM AND DIVE AT NEARBY REEF, HOME TO GHOST PIPEFISH AND BLUE RING OCTOPUS
Picturesque Kawe is the destination for an evening spent stargazing on the equator.
DAY 5: DIVE OR SNORKEL ACROSS THE EQUATOR AND BACK AGAIN, BEFORE SAILING FOR THE LAGOONS OF WAYAG
One of the region’s most beautiful settings, Wayag offers opportunities for diving, snorkelling, kayaking or simply soaking up the natural wonders
DAY 6: CLIMB MT PINDITO TO TAKE IN THE VISTA OF THE ISLANDS AND ATOLLS SCATTERED IN ALL DIRECTIONS
Take a dive after lunch, before turning the boat back toward Yanggefo for another night amid the mangroves
DAY 7: SWIM WITH MANTA RAYS OF UP TO FIVE METRES ACROSS AT ARBOREK, BEFORE CRUISING BACK TO SORONG
Overnight anchorage takes place at Sorong, followed by breakfast and airport transfer in the morning
End of Expedition