Raja Ampat

The archipelago of the 4 Kings

Dream Destination Raja Ampat

A place from another world

Raja Ampat is a paradise on earth, is the largest and richest Marine Park in Indonesia. This stunning archipelago is located in the Northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on Papua. These are the most eastern islands of Indonesia. This archipelago, which name means Four Kings, contains over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool. The territory within these islands is enormous, covering 9.8 million acres of land and sea. This popular destination will not only delight divers from all over the world with its water wonders, as it is known for having the most diverse marine biodiversity, but it will also be a great spot for adventures and for those who look for a laid back atmosphere, with landscapes to die for.

Puncak Dafalen Misool

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

Please refer to the FAQ Section

Boat Rating *

Global
9.8
Vessel
9.7
Life Onboard
10.0
Activities
9.8
Itinerary *
Boat & Cabin
Testimonials

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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.

The ultimate diving experience

Diving in the Raja Ampat archipelago offers an ultimate experience. Imagine all you want to encounter in a huge territory, around 540 types of corals, more than 1,000 types of coral fish and 700 types of mollusks are waiting for you! Around 75% of the world's species live here. You will experience incredible dives between islands, surrounded by very different species such as tiny critters like pygmy seahorses, or reef and oceanic manta rays gliding by your side. Other examples of what you may find are schools of tuna fish, giant trevallies, colorful anthias, wrasses, different reef sharks, fusiliers, triggerfish snappers, batfish, barracudas, turtles, wobbegong sharks and many more. You will also find a huge diversity of dive sites, shallow and deeper sites, for every level of divers, with calm waters or strong currents, walls, mangroves, jetties, lagoons, bays, caves, macro dives, you name it. All this diversity, plus the amazing pristine and colorful coral reef and the great variety of dive sites, makes Raja Ampat a dream for any diver and snorkeler.

Raja Ampat Ultimate Diving Experience

On land wonders

While marine life is impressive, the landscape above the surface is equally breathtaking. There are many places worth a visit, for example Pianemo looks like a fairy tale scenery, from the top of hill the view will take your breath away. Wayag Island offers amazing rock islets as well with turquoise water. Another valuable feature of Raja Ampat are the various birds’ species you will find among the many thick jungles within the islands.

Raja Ampat Bird of Paradise

The best environment

Aside from the endless beauty of Raja Ampat, we can’t forget the hospitality of the locals, they are very friendly and will give you a warm welcome. 

The tropical weather and mild temperatures, averaging 25 to 32°C, make Raja Ampat an amazing destination all year round. The dry season, unlike western and central Indonesia, is from October till April. Rain can be unpredictable though, but it will be much less frequent during the dry season. But the fact that it is always possible to travel to Raja Ampat, is another big advantage for divers who can enjoy this paradise at any time of the year.

Raja Ampat Arborek Island

What are you waiting for?

World class diving, best marine diversity on earth, breathtaking landscapes, amazing viewpoints, great weather, white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, rainforest, uninhabited islands, tranquility, luxury options, ideal gateway, exotic bird life, lush jungle foliage, amazing array of fauna, the wonders of Raja Ampat are above and beyond its waters. Whether you are a diver, a snorkeler or someone who appreciates the wonderful nature, Raja Ampat is definitely the place to be, it will stick in your memory forever.

To get to Raja Ampat first you have to take a flight to Sorong, either from Jakarta or Makasaar. In Sorong you will embark on one of our liveaboard options, where you will start this one in a lifetime adventure. For divers, this experience is the best way to explore Raja Ampat, which allows them to access stunning, remote and unspoiled areas of Indonesia. Be ready to be blown away!

Raja Ampat Cruise