FOURTEEN NIGHTS IN GREATER RAJA AMPAT
DAY 1: SENAPAN ISLAND
Arrive in Sorong Airport from where it is a short 20-minute journey by private vehicle and tender to Lamima. Once on board, we will have a short cruise to reach Senapan Island. This is a small island surrounded by white sand beach and great reef offering beautiful snorkeling. Your perfect place to try all our watersports. Overnight cruise to Farondi follows.
DAY 2: FARONDI
This small group of islands is often the favorite place for divers due to its very specific seascape. Great marine life and amazingly diverse and colorful coral awaits divers. Perfect rugged bays to explore in Kayak or paddleboard.
DAY 3 & 4: TOMOLOL
There are so many little islands around, some people called them Thousand Temple. Here, there is one of the greatest cave that we can visit in Misool. The way we go there has to have permission from the local village and the security guards because we have to pass through the bay that has a pearl farm. It takes about 25 minutes to get to the cave. We do swimming and snorkeling to explore the cave.
Activities: Swimming, Kayak, Paddleboard, wakeboard, Snorkeling, and diving.
Diving: Normally the water is very clear. The underwater landscape is very dramatic, some part created like wall and overhang. A lot of fishes and healthy hard coral garden.
DAY 5: FAM ISLANDS
The place is popular with a great viewpoint. Nice hidden bay, 10 minutes away from the bay is the best site to snorkel and dive to see healthy hard coral garden, very shallow and clear visibility.
Activities: Hiking, snorkeling, paddleboard, kayak, diving.
Diving: One of the best dive site called Melissa Garden, it is very clear water, shallow dive, healthy hard coral garden, a lot of fish.
DAY 6: WOFOH
There are 2 little islands, each of them has a very soft and clean white beach, good place for barbecue. Usually very clear and calm water, a good place to do paddleboard and kayak around the island itself.
Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, paddleboard, kayak, set up the beach, barbecue, and diving.
Diving: There are many colonies of Black coral, the only place in the north where we can see soft corals grow from the sand. Wobbegong shark and school of fusilier can be found here. There is as well swimming through in the shallow.
DAY 7 & 8: WAYAG ISLANDS
The icon of Raja Ampat with a breathtaking viewpoint, it takes about 25 minutes to go to the top. The island is surrounded by many small islands, creating little-hidden bays. It is a great place to kayak and enjoy the white sand beach all around. There is one ranger station where we can feed Blacktip Reef Sharks. The beach is also good for barbecue (optional). It is a very beautiful place with so many activities to do that two days here seems not enough.
Activities: Hiking, kayak, swimming, snorkeling, paddleboard, shark feeding.
Diving: Mushroom island that extends bigger underwater. Mostly wall dive. In most dive site, we could swim around the reef. Sweetlips and grouper are often seen here.
DAY 9 & 10: BONI (NORTH WAIGEO)
North Waigeo is the best area for surfing in Raja Ampat from September till March. Between Manuran and Moni islands, we will find 5 breaks within 15 miles with good shelter for the night, we can as well visit the small village of Moni on the island and if we are lucky, some of the kids might join us on the waves. Beautiful scenery, no other surfers around except sometimes local kids.
DAY 11: KABUI BAY
The bay is usually very calm so wakeboard, paddleboard, and kayak are highly recommended. As well as jet ski which is allowed there.
Activities: Any water sports, snorkeling, and diving.
At the end of the bay, there is a narrow channel called “The Passage”. This is a fantastic place where the jungle meets the crystal clear tropical water. And in the sky, the birds are present everywhere. This is also a nice dive site. We expect strong current but its very shallow dive. maximum depth is 12 meters. Bumphead parrotfishes, Barracuda as well as Gorgonians and soft coral can be seen there.
DAY 12: MIOSKON ISLAND
Beautiful island with a pretty beach and some of the top dive sites in Raja Ampat (Blue Magic, Mioskon or Chicken reef). Mioskon means sitting island in local Papuan dialect, it’s very famous on the island that you can see the Fruit Bat. The island has a very little but nice white beach.
Activities: The island is in the National Park, the jet ski is not allowed here but swimming, snorkeling, and diving are the place where everybody wishes for.
Diving: Good chances to see Wobbegong Shark and Pygmy Seahorses. Numerous school of fish is also present at the dive site. Manta rays can also be sighted at times.
DAY 13: KRI ISLANDS
On the island, there are two dive resorts who is the first based resort in Raja Ampat. In front of that island has a small island but with very long white sand banc beach that we can visit.
Activities: Visit the beach, snorkeling, and diving.
Diving: Cape Kri is the name of the dive site. It’s the house reef of the resort. The underwater is very amazing with so many schooling fish such as Batfish, Barracuda, sweetlips, grouper, and fusilier. There’s also a good chance to see Reef sharks. The dive site is famous for having numerous species of fish. In a single tank dive, 373 species of fish were recorded.
DAY 14: AYEMI, EAST OF BATANTA
Nice long white sand beach, sheltered bay, a good place to do wakeboard, paddleboard, and kayak.
Activities: Any water sport, jetski, swimming, snorkeling, diving.
Diving: Clearwater, shallow dive, sandy bottom, colorful soft corals.
DAY 15: MATAN TO SORONG
Matan is a nice small island with a long, white sandy beach; ideal to relax and do all the watersports you wish during the afternoon. For the diver, this will be a good place for a check dive.
Activities: Any water sports, jetski, swimming, snorkeling, diving.
Diving: It is a very good dive site to do check out dive on the first day. Shallow diving, sandy bottom. Lobster and pygmy seahorse can sometimes be found here.
A short cruise to Sorong where guests will disembark after breakfast. The crew will transfer them to the airport.