Salawati

The third largest island of Raja Ampat

Salawati Raja Ampat

Little islets everywhere

Salawati is the third-largest island in the Raja Ampat archipelago with an area about 1.623 km₂. It is located on the Northwestern side of New Guinea, immediately to the South of Batanta Island, from which it is separated by the narrow Sagawin Strait. Salawati is the closest of the Raja Ampat islands to Sorong and all along the way there, you’ll be amazed with the beauty of the scenery, remote and uninhabited little islets and islands throughout the surrounding ocean.

Salawati Islets

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

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Boat Rating *

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

Abundant Fauna & Flora

Salawati is a serene island, with many lush and trees, most famous for its abundant species of flora and fauna. It is also an extraordinary place for birdwatching, like Batanta and Waigeo. It has a dense jungle, where you will find plenty of undisturbed wildlife. If we add to this, the peaceful atmosphere you will experience, far from being an overcrowded tourist spot, visitors can be sure they will be able to relax and enjoy this wonder of nature. Salawati is also famous for being covered with sago forests. Tourists can actually pick the sagos and enjoy them while they are at the island.

Incredible Birds Sighting in Raja Ampat

An underwater world full of treasures

Aside from its natural beauty and quietness, Salwati has stunning beaches and protected bays with crystal clear and calm waters full of marine life and rich coral reefs, making it a fascinating destination in Raja Ampat for snorkelers and beginner divers who want to practice their skills and get comfortable with underwater exploration. Dive sites are mostly shallow and also offer good muck diving. Either diving or snorkeling, you will find rare colorful underwater creatures, including the island’s iconic rainbow fish, which you can only see on this island. Not only this, very near Salawati, there are real submarine treasures like sunken ships and planes from the Second World War.

Lionfish Portrait

You have to see it to believe it

Salawati is another beautiful and complete island in Raja Ampat, with perfect weather all year round. With a serene atmosphere but wild in flora and fauna, with stunning beaches and warm and clear seawater that invites everyone to sunbathing, swim, snorkel or dive, and with some historical sites, the island of Salawati has a little bit of everything for every Raja Ampat adventurer. Apart from being a tourist spot, the island is also a popular area for scientists to conduct research on its various underwater marine life. 

This is one of the many destinations that can be reached with our liveaboard. The departure point is always from Sorong port, where you will leave all your worries behind and will begin this magical journey.

Stunning Sunset In Salawati Raja Amat

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