Boo Island

Numerous unexplored islands of Raja Ampat

Boo Islands Raja Ampat

A remote and untouched paradise

Boo Islands are a small group of scattered islands in the westernmost part of the archipelago of Raja Ampat, West of the remote Kofiau. These numerous unexplored islands are only seasonally inhabited by fishermen from both Kofiau and Maluku. Boo Islands are decorated with barrier reefs and are surrounded by white sand beaches, where visitors are rarely seen, making it a true piece of paradise.

Untouched Islands

Discover the mythic archipelago of the Four Kings

Diving Cruise RAJA AMPAT | 8 Days / 7 Nights

South Raja Ampat & West Waigeo Island, 
Waisai to Waisai

Departures
2022
- 11th
 May
5th June
- 2nd, 11th & 21st Aug
9th & 19th Nov
3rd Dec

Departures 2023:
- 10th Jan
- 3rd & 13th Mar
- 29th Apr
- 23rd May

300$ per day instead of 350$
Total 2399$/person FULL BOARD

Up to 3 dives/day

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Boat Rating *

Global
9.8
Vessel
9.7
Life Onboard
10.0
Activities
9.8
Itinerary *
Boat & Cabin
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Map Cruise Raja Ampat 8 Days 7 Nights

Day 1 : Sorong - Waisai

The adventure starts with your pick-up from Sorong Airport or your hotel, the crew will transfer you to the vessel located in Waisai harbor. Once arrived, you will be offered a welcome drink and right after your check-in, we will lift the anchor. You will have enough time to unpack, set your gear and socialize with others. You will spend your first dinner and night on board.

Day 2 : East Dampier Strait

South Waigeo, Gam Island and the Dampier Strait are a renowned area of Raja Ampat. The Dampier Strait is full of an amazing marine diversity due to the rich currents going through this area. We will start with diving on the East side of the passage at Blue Magic which is an incredible dive site and the best to start your dive liveaboard. In the afternoon, we will go diving to Sardine Reef and Kap Kri where we will have the chance to see some big pelagic! At the end of the day, we will drop the anchor in Yenbuba bay where we might have the time to take a small walk in the streets of this authentic village toward the church.

Day 3 : Mansuar Island

The small village of Saundarek is located on this island but it does not change the fact that this is one of the most abundant area in marine life. We will go diving in the waters from this village and discover the Napoleon wrasse, barracudas and reefs sharks that swim in the area… Later, we will have few opportunities and will decide the dive sites according to the conditions but the idea is either to go diving with Manta rays at Manta Ridge, in the incredible Coral Garden of Mayhem or in Cytrus or Yeben Kecil… Many wonderful dive sites full of diversity. At the end of the day, we will have a tasty BBQ party on Yeben beach!

Day 4 : Pianemo Island

Early in the morning, we will arrive at Pianemo and go dive on its famous Reef where you will enjoy one of the largest populations of pelagic in the area. This site is very impressive, especially when the current is strong, when you can see the most of it. After breakfast, we will go dive on Melissa’s Garden, the most well-known site in the region, famous for its impressive and healthy hard coral reefs. Then, we will dive in Galaxy dive site which offer a large reef with abundant marine life. In the afternoon after your third dive, we will take you to Penemu Island where you can walk up to the famous viewpoint above Pianemo’s star-shaped lagoons. You will also have time to kayak and paddleboard amongst the incredible karst limestone landscape before sunset, dinner and night on board.

Day 5 : Wayag archipelago

Early morning, we planned to do a small trekking to the top of mount Pindito where an astonishing view is waiting for you, probably the best panorama you ever seen… After that, we will organize a dive in the waters next to this island where diversity is optimum. In the afternoon, we will go cruising between the islets with the speed boat and you will be offered to go diving, kayaking or paddling around this wonderful area. Few viewpoints are not to be missed!

Day 6 : Wohof Island

We will drop the anchor in front of this paradisiac island where white sand beach meets walls and stunning corals. We will go diving on the epic site of Edy’s Black Forest, black corals cover this reef with exceptional macro and don’t forget to look around to spot the schools of Trevally… We will also dive on Wofoh wall which is a gentle drift dive that allows you to examine the multicolor corals and the beautiful macro within the rocks: nudibranchs, crabs, shrimps are everywhere in the wall, just look around you to not miss anything!

Day 7 : Dampier Strait

Today is a special day as we need to schedule the dives according to your return flight. Anyway, most probably, we will be able to admire Wobbegong sharks in Mioskon and we will take you to Cape Kri where a record of 374 fish species identified during a 90-minute dive! A muck night dive awaits you at Yenbuba Jetty where we can find bobtail squid, octopus, stargazers, ghost pipefish, toadfish and lots of nudis. Only one or two dives will be possible on the last full day of cruise to match the surface time required for your return flight on the next day. In the evening, we will sail back to Sorong.

Day 8 : Disembarkation in Sorong

After breakfast and the last exchange of photos and memories, it will be time to say bye-bye to the crew, after what we will bring you back to your hotel or to the Airport in Sorong.

* Please note that the itinerary and services mentioned above are subject to be changed if force majeure, unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances require the captain or the crew to do so. However, we will always do our best to stick to this program.

Boo Windows dive site

Boo Windows is the most famous dive site in this area, located off the tiny island of Boo, southeast of Misool Island. This site has provided many of the iconic images of Raja Ampat, with its interesting underwater topography. From the surface of Boo Windows there are 2 rocks that seem to be separated, however, they are actually connected underwater by a magnificent reef adorned in soft corals and brimming with fish. The site is best known for the “windows” or rounded openings on the end of the largest rock that completely pierce the reef from the surface down to about five meters. These large underwater windows or swim-throughs, can be penetrated by several divers at the same time. Although there is a fair amount of macro on the site, Boo Windows is a paradise for wide angle coral photographers, given the windows themselves offer endless angles and a wide variety of foreground. The reef around the islet goes down to around 5 to 10 meters, before turning to a steep wall that drops off to the sandy bottom at around 35 meters. On the southern side of the reef rests a plateau with rock formations covered in a variety of soft corals.

Boo Windows

Other dive site opportunities

There are other beautiful sites in this cluster of islands, you will find a submerged seamount and a beautiful ridge for instance. The fish life in the area seems never ending, and is full with napoleon wrasses of all sizes, schools of barracuda and batfish, baby white tip reef sharks sleeping under the table corals, and on some occasions maybe a manta ray can be seen around the cleaning stations. You will also see green turtles, wobbegong sharks, reef sharks, snappers, unicorn, surgeonfish, sweetlips, groupers, angel, trigger, damselfish, blue dash fusiliers swarming around you in large numbers, and so many more species.

In deeper sections look for the huge variety of colored nudibranchs, sea slugs, pygmy seahorses, flatworms and pipefish, mantis shrimp. And pay attention to the less common reef inhabitants such as lobsters, other crustaceans and octopus lurking in many of the fissures of the reef.

Bluestreak Goby

Topography & Walking Shark

The topography found at this diving area is quite similar, including undercut islets with slopes of sea fans, gorgonians, barrel sponges and pristine shallow hard and soft coral gardens, displaying a colorful seascape. Don’t forget to inspect the sea whips, as you may be able to spot small commensal shrimps camouflaged and attached to them.

In the beautiful soft corals in the shallows, you may even have seen the famous “walking shark” – epaulette shark.  The marine diversity seems to be continually increasing around Boo islands, so be sure not to leave Raja Ampat, without having experienced these islands.

Epaulette Shark