Wildlife of Raja Ampat

The world's richest biodiversity

Raja Ampat Wildlife

75% of World's species live here

As we know, Raja Ampat is home to the world’s highest marine biodiversity, with around 540 types of corals, more than 1,000 types of coral fish and 700 types of mollusks, not surprising than 75% of the world's species live here. But the wildlife on land that you can encounter is spectacular and abundant as it is under the water; the dense forest covering the island archipelago is filled with life.

Yellow Crested Cockatoo

Go diving with Whale Sharks in Triton Bay!

Diving Cruise TRITON BAY & SOUTH RAJA AMPAT | 10 Days / 9 Nights

Cruise in Triton Bay & Raja Ampat, 
Sorong to Kaimana or
Kaimana to Sorong 

Departures 2022:
9th Feb
- 22nd Feb

Departures 2023:
31st Jan
13rd Feb

360$ per day instead of 400$
Total 3600$/person FULL BOARD

Up to 4 dives/day

Please refer to the FAQ Section

Boat Rating *

Global
9.8
Vessel
9.8
Life Onboard
9.7
Activities
9.9
Itinerary *
Boat & Cabin
Testimonials

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Liveaboard Triton Bay & South Raja Ampat

Day 1 : Embarkation in Sorong

In the morning we will pick you up at the airport or at your hotel located in Sorong area. You will receive a warm welcome once onboard and we will offer you a refreshing drink. We will do a small briefing and take you to your cabin. We will lift the anchor and start cruising South Raja Ampat.

Days 2 & 3 : South Raja Ampat

The South Raja Ampat is famous for its numerous world-class dive sites. In the South of Misool Island, you will find the dives sites of Boo, Yuliet, Fiabacet, Wayibalatan, Daram and Sagof… All these areas are composed of exceptional dive sites and we will have enough time within these two dives to cover most of them. We will do 4 dives per day and show you the most of South Raja Ampat.

Day 4 : Boo

In the morning, we will have enough time to go for three dives in Boo area, next to Misool. We will choose the dive sites according to your preferences and what you want to see. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the boat during the cruise to Pulau Pisang.

Day 5 : Pulau Pisang

Pulau Pisang mean “Banana Island”, no need to describe the vegetation growing on the land… In the water, we will go diving in T-Bone dive site which is a ridge that separates two islands. There is a big slope that leads to many elephant ear sponges! Two dives will be done in this area, as it is full of exceptional marine flora… In the afternoon, we will dive on the Dome dive sites which is a big seamount full of life. In the evening, we will head to Momon area.

Day 6 : Momon

Momon is the name of an area where there is an emblematic waterfall falling down the ocean. It is a unique place where wonderful dive sites are available. We will do 2 morning dives and go for an excursion to the top of the waterfall in the afternoon. It is a memorable day, a unique experience awaits you. Then, we will start crossing to Triton Bay.

Day 7 : Triton Bay

4 dives are scheduled today, we will go for two dives in the morning and two dives in the afternoon. The dive sites are yet to be chosen as we will do according to your preferences and to the conditions. Among the choices, we have the dive sites of Larry’s heaven, Bo’s Rainbow, Flasher Beach and many dive sites located in the strait that separates Aiduma Island and Southwest Papua.

Day 8 : Triton Bay area

Today, we will go for three other dive sites in Triton Bay area, we will do the one we did not explore yesterday. We have plenty of choice, this area is fruitful of world-class dive sites offering pelagic, colorful healthy corals and few macro sites.

Day 9 : Dive with Whale Sharks

Since, we always pick the right season, we will go finding the whale sharks under the local fishing boats. It is very common to find them hanging around in this area very early in the morning since all the fishes are more than abundant. Later, we will sail a bit more to reach Triton Bay where we will go for two wonderful dives.

Day 10 : Disembarkation in Kaimana

We will be arrived in Kaimana area in the morning, we will make a last great breakfast onboard, exchange some pictures and contacts with the group, start the check-out and say bye to the crew. Then, we will drive you back to the airport or to a hotel in Kaimana area if you plan to stay longer in West Papua.

* 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.

A preserved region

Raja Ampat is one of the planet’s least traveled regions, and has one of the lowest population densities in all of Indonesia, making it a perfect spot to find creatures not seen in other places. Besides, if this search is through its expansive topography, with a beautiful and in many cases untouched jungle, amazing waterfalls, crystal clear water lagoons and streams, lush rainforest, many hills and caves, the finding will be even better.

Over 250 birds have been registered in the Raja Ampat Islands, being a sanctuary for numerous protected rare birds. Some of these are yellow-crested white cockatoo birds, forest kingfishers, julang Irian, king parrots, massive Blyth’s Hornbills among other charismatic bird species. The archipelago is home to multiple Birds of Paradise. Some of the most recognized endemics species are; the famous Red Bird of Paradise, Wilson’s Bird of Paradise, and Waigeo Brush Turkey. Red Bird of Paradise is very rare and this is one of the only places in the world where you can see these amazing birds. Red Bird of Paradise is endemic to Batanta, Waigeo, and Gam island.

Bird of Paradise Batanta

Terrestrial animals

When it comes to terrestrial animals, more than 27 mammal’s species have been recorded, including the bandicoot, a spotted cuscus, striped opossum, cat-sized, arboreal marsupial, bats and tree rats. Some wild species also live on these islands, such as snakes, pythons, monitor lizards, wild boar and spiders. Typically, these animals will stay away, therefore the likelihood of a dangerous encounter is extremely low, almost non-existent. However, in case of an encounter, do not disturb them and definitely do not touch them.

Green Python Resting on a Tree

Some of the rarest living species

As Raja Ampat has more than 1500 islands, you will be right in thinking the wildlife among them is not the same. In Waigeo Island for instance you will find cuscuses, and endemic species to this island, also called Wigeo spotted cuscus. These furry marsupials are nocturnal animals and both genders of this unique animal are whitish with black spots. On Gam island, some of the bats species you can see are Cenderawasih Bay flying fox, Beaufort’s naked-backed fruit bat, Raffray’s sheath-tailed bat. In Kri Island, monitor lizards are widely found, as well as cuscuses and geckos. You may also see coconuts crabs; despite the fact they are listed as endangered species. This nocturnal crab will only come out at nighttime to feed on coconuts. This island has forests rich in bird life, being some of these several species of eclectus parrots, lorikeets, cockatoos, kingfishers, kookaburras, hornbills, butcherbirds, pigeons, sunbirds, honeyeaters, swallows, wagtails, scrub fowls, egrets, white-headed shelducks, frigatebirds and fish eagles.

Coconut Crab

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