SAILING TRIP RAJA AMPAT

Raja Ampat luxury liveaboard cruises explore one of the most beautiful archipelagos in all of Southeast Asia. Taking sailing trip by yacht, boat charter, rental phinisi Raja Ampat brings you to one of the most biodiverse places on Earth.

Cruising In the West Papua province, the archipelago consists of over 1,500 small islands, cays and shoals surrounding the four main islands: Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo

The island interiors feature mysterious caves and remnants of ancient civilizations, including cave paintings and submerged cemeteries, while under the waves await encounters with sharks, manta rays and barracudas.

Explore the coastal mangrove forests on a sea kayak or simply snorkeling activitieson the clear waters of the lagoons. The Raja Ampat archipelago is habitat to the largest number of freshwater bird species in the region. Those include hornbills, parrots, lorikeets, marbled frogmouths and the famous paradise bird.

A Raja Ampat Cruise is suitable all water activities such as Diving and Snorkeling. Join with Sailing Trip Indonesia on a Raja Ampat Dive Cruise or exploring the best destination of Raja Ampat as a Snorkeler. Raja Ampat Cruises depart either from Sorong or from Waisai.

RAJA AMPAT SAILING TOUR – SCUBA DIVING AND SNORKELING TRIP 13 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS (South Central / North)

Please note, this is a sample itinerary. Each Cruise is different and the detailed day to day itinerary and sites will be tailored to suit guests’ preferences and weather and ocean conditions. Private Charters offers more flexibility in terms of itinerary compared to Scheduled Trips. Expert team of Sailing Trip Indonesia will work with you on the detailed day to day planning once onboard.

The Best Destination for Sailing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling Trip and Charter Boat in Raja Ampat Papua

Day 1 | Arrival In Sorong

Your Raja Ampat scuba diving liveaboard and snorkeling will start by meeting with the crew to board the schooner in Sorong Harbour.Enjoy a refreshing drink as you go on a short tour while having a brief explanation about the ship. The crew will then get you up to speed with the plan for the trip as they also tackle some of the basic things you have to know to keep safe while onboard.In the evening, the cruise will set sail through Sele Strait heading towards the East of Misool.

Day 2 | East Misool

East Misool is mostly famous for its three fantastic dive sites: No contest, Love potion, and 3 Rocks. These sites will definitely excite the adventurer in you as you enjoy the sight of rocks with vertical walls and the beaming marine life right before your eyes! As usual for Raja Ampat Scuba Diving, feast your eyes with the fantastic coverage of soft corals and a huge variety of fish. Schools of platax fish, aggregations of snappers, and bumphead parrotfish. The day will end as you and the rest of the crew spend the night tucked in a hidden lagoon – a very special port inside a closed bay almost enclosed by surrounding high rocks. From the boat, loud cockatoos can be seen and heard as if chatting nonstop before the night falls. Shortly after, everybody will move on to another boat (a dinghy) to go deeper inside another mystic lagoon.

Day 3 | Misool, Boo Area

The day will kick start early with a short morning navigation heading towards Misool South East. Another great day of diving awaits via this eco diving site with a trendy name called Boo Rocks. Boo Rocks is a world famous diving site and visited by adventure-seeking divers for its ‘’windows’’. This is a natural rock formation where two large rounded opening is formed from a large rock, completely piercing the island from the surface up to five meters deep of Fiabacet and Fantasea. Similar to other fabulous diving sites in Indonesia, expect an explosion of colors coming from the healthy coral reefs and variety of fish species.

Before the day ends, the group will then sail further towards south Misool and then head off to the west. Tuck in to say goodnight to spend the evening in Wayilbatan or if still left with some energy to spare, have a dip to experience an evening dive in the area.

Day 4 | Misool, Wayilbatan Area

Waking up in Wayilbatan area allows you to enjoy a fabulous day diving at three fantastic Raja Ampat Scuba Diving Sites: Barracuda Rock, Wedding Cake, and Neptune’s Sea Fan. These dive sites offer impressive marine diversity and topography. Apart from the breathtaking and striking underwater landscape formed by huge gorgonian sea fans, overhangs and caves, and black forest corals, an army of healthy marine animals are also abundant in the area. Get your underwater camera ready to capture vivid photos of trevallies, turtles, eagle rays, pigmy seahorses – just to name a few!

Save your energy for some afternoon fun as you take the time to get your arm muscles working to do kayaking and paddle boarding while captivated by some of the most mystic hidden lagoons in the area.

Day 5 | Misool, Pele Area

The fifth day will start as you navigate towards Pele, located in the most southeast area of Misool. Along the way, prepare yourself to dive in the famous dive site in the area named Four Kings. Aptly named as such, Four Kings stands for the four underwater pinnacles each covered in soft coral and colorful tunicates. It is truly a sight to behold and you will definitely agree the range of colors on this site is simply amazing and more vivid than the last area.

After a couple of hours, it is going to be hard to bid farewell to this diving site, but the cruise must go on to continue towards Pele. Once in Pele, there will be two more famous dive sites to check out: Kaleidoscope and Pulau Kecil. In the evening, expect a spectacular night dive at Blue Hole.

Day 6 | Misool, Fiabacet Area

Your Raja Ampat Scuba Diving day will start with a short navigation to Fiabacet area. There are three famous and unforgettable diving sites in Fiabacet: Tank Rock, Nudi Rock, and Whale Rock. The healthy and flourishing reefs offer an amazing range of marine diversity. For this cruise, this will also mark as the first stop to look for the majestic mantas. Cruise to Penemu and Fam Islands located at the northern Raja Ampat.

Day 7 | Penemu

No time is wasted as the day will start with an early morning arrival in Penemu’s famous diving location called My Reef. My Reef is an underwater ridge serving as a home to one of the largest population of fish in the area. The site offers Raja Ampat Scuba Diving at its finest. This location is very impressive, especially in brisk current as it invites all sorts of marine life in the area to pass by for you to see.

Have a diving break and get your sumptuous breakfast before diving into another extraordinary site called Melissa’s Garden. This dazzling dive site is mostly famous for its extensive hard coral fields. In the afternoon go for a short trek to admire Raja’s wonderful lagoons and landscape.

Day 8 | Dampier Strait, Waigeo / Batanta and Blue Magic Area

The Dampier Strait is a well-known location for spectacular diving in Raja Ampat. This strait isd abundant marine in life as a result of the nutrient-rich ocean currents passing through. This location is like a dream diving site because of all the wonderful things to see in the area.

A famous dive spot in Dampier Strait, Blue Magic, is a small seamount where giant manta rays regularly parade. These pelagic manta rays can have a wingspan of up to seven and a half meters. Watch them closely as you take a dive to see them swooping around the cleaning stations. If you are lucky, you might experience once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see them jumping out of the water right above.

Day 9 | Dampier Strait : Mioskon, Sardine Reef and Batu Lima

Start your day with an early morning trek into the jungle to find the famous red bird-of-paradise. The day will continuously be one with nature as you visit the beautiful Mioskon and Sardine Reef. The reefs are full of schooling fish such as fusiliers, surgeonfish, trevallies, rainbow runners, sweetlips, and banner fish. End the day with a lovely night dive at Batu Lima.

Day 10 | Wayag

The day will start with a crossing to north to Wayag. The site is mix dazzling topography, massive underwater diversity, and current-laden sloping walls all rolled into one place! Admiring the scenic view above water during surface intervals can be as spectacular as the underwater view during dives. Wayag is simply a stunning beauty of nature filled with magnificent jagged limestone cliffs that rupture the water surface. These cliffs tower over tiny dome-shaped rocks scattering the area’s crystal-clear turquoise waters.

Day 11 | Wayang

The term “Frontier Diving” is synonymous with the lost paradise of Wayang. This breathtaking spot offers a series of covered lagoons, narrow channels and inlets; caves and ragged rocks not to mention countless secret beaches for blissful relaxation! These scenic views truly make the surface intervals as spectacular as the underwater beauty during dives. Hike Mount Pandito in Wayang in the afternoon to one of the most beautiful view point of Raja Ampat.

Day 12 | Dampier Strait

This day will bring you back to Dampier Strait. Have a second look (and fall in love again) at some Raja Ampat Scuba Diving at its finest. Explore Cape Kri, Chicken Reef, Otdima Reef, Kerupiar Island or Mioskon. These sites are home to large schools of trevallies, barracudas, bannerfish, sweetlips, tuna, and snappers. Cape Kri, on the other hand, is a famous spot for large gray reef sharks. Alternatively, if you want to spend your time on land and visit the traditional Papuan Village of Arborek. Get close with the locals and have a chat with the friendly children in the neighborhood. See the village’s traditional island life and get to know their culture, too. As night time comes, you might still have time to relax and stroll on one of Kri’s remote beaches.

Day 13 | Departure from Sorong

The day will start with breakfast and a last chance to exchange photos (and memories) with the crew. Bid farewell as they take you back to Sorong to transport you to the airport or your hotel.

Stay Fun and Enjoyed with Sailing Trip Indonesia – Managed by Putra Wijaya Tours.

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