One of the last frontiers, the seas of Raja Ampat are home to the richest and most diverse sea life on the planet. An underwater mecca offering divers a choice of the best diving opportunities; from a plethora of coral reefs teeming with sea life and WWII Sunken planes, to swimming with the most remarkable whale sharks.

Snorkelling

Known as the Four Kings, these 40,000 square kilometres of the Indonesian archipelago contain the richest marine biodiversity on the planet. These nutrient-rich waters nurture magnificent coral reefs and marine life unlike anywhere else. Scuba diving and snorkelling around Raja Ampat are exceptional experiences, with over 1,300 species of fish and three-quarters of all known coral types.

Karst Forest

As well as beauty below the waves, Raja Ampat’s landscape is cloaked in exotic flora and fauna, such as karst forests of endangered orchids – look up to see sea eagles and the famed Cenderawasih bird of paradise. Explore the hidden jungle caves of Tolomol, kayak through giant sea caverns and discover the treasures of the mangroves of Yanggeffo.

Phinisi Yacht

Charter the un-charted on-board a luxurious Indonesian Phinisi yacht combining the ancient romance of the spice trade sailing vessels with today’s modern amenities for the ultimate Indonesian Odyssey. Experience the famed Indonesian hospitality of the crew, and discover local flavours and special culinary delights. Experience the wonderers of Raja Ampat from the comfort and convenience of your custom built teak vessel.

  • Day 1

    Arrive at Sorong to be transferred to your vessel, and a warm welcome from the crew, Cruise to Mioskon Island in the Dampier Strait, this six-hour cruise takes you past many spectacular islands, including Batanta and Kri, as you leave behind the hustle and bustle of every day life.

  • Day 2

    Awake with Mioskon and Waigeo in view. Dive or snorkel Mioskon and then cruise over to Cape Kri. This site holds the world record for the most different species found on one dive, and also a wonderful snorkel with the chance to float above the huge bumphead parrotfish. Late afternoon, cruise over to Yanggefo while hugging the Waigeo coastline passing local villages. Overnight in this peaceful wilderness.

  • Day 3

    Awaking to the sounds of the many different birds that have made this area their home, we can then either dive, snorkel, swim or kayak before setting course for Yeben, a small sandy island just over an hour away, surrounded by coral reef – a wonderful place to snorkel and dive. While you lunch sail further north to Wofo – two rocky islands with a white sandy beach.

  • Day 4

    During breakfast take a short cruise to Eagle Rock a manta cleaning station attracting local reef manta and oceanic manta from the Pacific Ocean, and snorkel or dive to view this wondrous display of nature. Sail north for Kawe and the equator islands, where you can dive or snorkel over the equator, a truly unique experience. Then cruise to the picturesque Wayag for an overnight anchorage in the magnificent lagoons that make up this spectacular group of islands.

  • Day 5

    Climb Mt Pindito to absorb the breath-taking views. From here you can see as far as the eye will let you. Dive, snorkel or kayak around this beautiful area, staying overnight for a starlit BBQ on the beach, with just the stars and sounds of breaking water against the shore for company.

  • Day 6

    Depart for east Wayag where you spend the morning on the edge of the national park facing the Pacific Ocean. Here you have wonderful sites for a snorkel or dive, before an evening transit south to the calm overnight anchorage of the mangroves at Yanggefo. Enjoy the sunset from the deck on the horizon off your Starboard bow.

  • Day 7

    In the morning, take a short cruise to get the chance to dive or snorkel with manta rays at Arborek Village – these creatures can have up to a five-metre wingspan. Visit the village and see how the Papuan people live in this remote part of the world. As you lunch, cruise over to Frimbonda Island in the Dampier Strait for your last look at the national park, and perhaps a sunset on the beach or a last snorkel before your transit to Sorong for your outbound flight.