Rufus island sky view, Raja Ampat
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CRUISE IN THE ARCHIPELAGO OF RAJA AMPAT

Cape on the last paradise on Earth! During 8 days/ 7 nights of cruising in Raja Ampat, you sail among a dream setting. It is difficult to find the right words to describe the Raja Ampat archipelago. Clear turquoise blue water with fish, coral, sharks, turtles, dolphins and other wonders of the marine world. Immaculate islands of white sand. Karst peaks punctuating the ocean. Lush tropical vegetation. It is a sight not to be missed. You discover the wonders of Raja Ampat during snorkeling excursions, visits and short hikes.

The Phinisi sailboat on which you embark combines modern comfort with the charm of a wooden boat! With a capacity of up to 8 passengers, it is not too big and offers a cosy and intimate atmosphere.

Food lovers will be delighted. The chef on board is a master in his art! For lunch, he prepares a buffet of Indonesian cuisine, raw vegetables and salads. Dinner is the chef's time to express himself. Western, Asian and Italian cuisine. Each day is a different menu and always delicious!

 

The duration of your sailing cruise in Raja Ampat can be extended or shortened according to your availability and travel plans. This itinerary is an example. It can be modified depending on sea, weather and underwater visibility conditions.

Rufus island Raja Ampat Papua Indonesia

8 days - 7 nights

Can be customized according to your wishes. Contact us !

For a snorkeling cruise of 8 guests

Price per guest based on a shared double room: 

1 655€

Day 1: Sorong Airport - Raja Ampat

Snorkeling excursions in Dampier Strait

You arrive at Sorong Airport in West Papua on the island of New Guinea. You are picked up by your driver who takes you to the town's harbor where your cruising boat is waiting for you. You board for an unforgettable 8 days/ 7 nights cruise in Central and North Raja Ampat.

The traditional Phinisi sailing boat offers good comfort with its air-conditioned cabins with private bathrooms. The outdoor deck is perfect for relaxing between excursions and for enjoying sunset at the end of the day. 

Your first stop is Friwen island in Dampier Strait. Here you enjoy your first snorkeling exploration. It is a great site with colorful soft coral and many, many fish! Anchorage for the night near the island. After dinner, do not miss the chance to go for a night snorkeling excursion in the bay !

 

15 min of drive. Boat crew service. Accommodation: Double cabin aboard. Meals: full board.

Day 2: Raja Ampat

The Passage

First morning in paradise. Quite early, the veil is raised in the direction of the "passage". This narrow sea passage between Gam and Waigeo Islands is punctuated on each side by high limestone cliffs. It is a unique place in Raja Ampat. The snorkeling is incredible: colorful soft corals, giant trevally, bump-head parrotfish, turtles, sharks, manta rays and even eagle rays!

In the evening, the captain moors in a place he wishes to keep secret. You enjoy a beautiful sunset from the boat.

 

Boat crew service. Accommodation: Double cabin aboard. Meals: full board.

The Raja Ampat island scenery

An idyllic bay of Raja Ampat

Cruising in Raja Ampat

Your Phinisi boat

Day 3: Raja Ampat

Secret island and Tanjung Putus

First snorkeling session this morning around the bay where you spent the night. Its shallow waters are home to huge coral formations and many colorful fish! Then we head for Tanjung Putus, also called Broken Cape. You dive with schools of barracudas, giant trevally, white and black tip sharks. 

 

Boat crew service. Accommodation: Double cabin aboard. Meals: full board.

Day 4: Raja Ampat

Piaynemo stunning panorama & Rufus island snorkeling excursion

This morning you sail towards Piaynemo. It is very likely that you are escorted by a pod of dolphins in this part of the archipelago. On the way you discover the island of Rufus. In the shape of a circle, it shelters a salt lake communicating with the sea through underwater caves. The snorkeling is amazing! In the afternoon, you arrive at Piaynemo also called "the small Wayag". You climb the hill that leads to the breathtaking view of a star-shaped lagoon and its hundreds of limestone rocks. 

 

Boat crew service. Accommodation: Double cabin aboard. Meals: full board.

Dolphins in Raja Ampat

Dolphins escorting the boat

Clown fish snorkeling Raja Ampat

Snorkeling is amazing in Raja Ampat

Day 5: Raja Ampat

Exploration in South Piaynemo 

We spend the morning on a secret beach in the south of the Piaynemo archipelago. A small paradise just for you! Deserted beach with white sand, crystal clear waters, snorkeling with many rays. The place is perfect for a kayak or a paddle excursion. In the afternoon, we explore the beautiful underwater drop offs around, filled with corals and fish. Tonight, you enjoy the sunset from a beautiful deserted beach before enjoying the superb barbecue organized by the crew!

 

Boat crew service. Accommodation: Double cabin aboard. Meals: full board.

Day 6: Raja Ampat

Swim with Mantas and visit of Sawandarek village

You get up early to be in Manta Sandy early! This morning you have an appointment with majestic giants. You swim with dozens of manta rays, a very impressive and unforgettable experience. Later, in the southern region of Mansuar, you drop anchor in front of the beautiful village of Sawandarek. You visit the village and have the chance to meet the inhabitants. Sawandarek is also THE best place for snorkeling, offering the most beautiful and diverse treasure of Raja Ampat. As in an aquarium, the landscape is so dense that you do not know where to look. Anchor in a quiet bay of Mansuar for the night. 

 

Boat crew service. Accommodation: Double cabin aboard. Meals: full board.

The 360°panorama of Piaynemo Raja Ampat

Piaynemo panorama

Visiting villages of Raja Ampat

Visit of Sawandarek village

Day 7: Raja Ampat

Birds of paradise tour and snorkeling in Cape Kri

This day belongs to the early birds! Early wake up (optional) at 4:30 am for a bird of paradise observation tour in their natural habitat. Sunrise is the best time to see them singing and dancing, before they head into the forest in search of food. At the top of the trees, you can usually see several males doing their mating parade. 

In the afternoon, you dive at Cape Kri. This site is famous for the density of underwater species that live there. You enjoy your last sunset and your last dinner on board.

 

Boat crew service. Accommodation: Double cabin aboard. Meals: full board.

Day 8: Raja Ampat - Sorong airport

End of the cruise, back to the real world

After a last delicious breakfast, you head back to Sorong. Your cruise in Raja Ampat comes to an end. You say goodbye to the crew who helped make this cruise an unforgettable experience.  In Sorong, your driver is here to welcome you and drive you to Sorong airport for your onward flight. End of the journey in Raja Ampat.

 

15 min drive. Meals: breakfast only.

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PRICE & CONDITIONS

The following prices are for a snorkeling cruise.

For a scuba diving cruise enquiry, prices on request.

CHARTER CRUISE

Price per guest:

4 guests 
3 310€

5 guests
2 650€

6 guests 
2 205€

7 guests
1 890€

8 guests
1 655€

JOIN A GROUP CRUISE

1 890€/ guest

We have several group departures each month. Write us to know the dates.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Pick-up & transfers from/to Sorong airport to the boat

  • Tours as per itinerary

  • Accommodation in cabins on board with shower and toilet

  • A private cooking chef aboard

  • Full board with breakfast and 2 hot meals a day

  • Additional snacks, fresh fruits, soft drinks, tea, coffee at all times

  • 3 to 4 guided snorkeling excursions per day

  • Snorkeling equipment

  • Use of 2 Stand Up Paddle & 2 canoes

  • Land excursions

  • International and domestic flights 

  • Raja Ampat Marine park and harbour fees of 140€/ person

  • Covid tests 

  • International travel & medical insurances

  • Scuba dive courses & certifications 

  • Alcoholic drinks & espresso/ cappucino

  • Costs for excess luggage

  • Tips

  • Use of satellite phone on board

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

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