Batanta

The smallest of the Raja Ampat islands

Batanta Raja Ampat
  • Almost a virgin island

    Batanta is the smallest of the Four Kings of Raja Ampat, or main islands, but it is by no means “small.” With 60 km long and about 8 km wide, there is plenty to explore. Batanta is located south of Waigeo, across the strong currents of the Dampier Strait.

    Batanta is a relatively remote island and there are only a handful of villages. There is very little development on the island and just a few shops selling drinks and local snacks. The landscape is quite wild, Batanta is densely covered in lush rainforest, with an array of hills, cool jungle air flowing out from the forest, wildlife sounds surrounding you, amazing waterfalls, crystal clear streams with plenty of dragonflies and butterflies, rivers, large rainforest trees centuries old, a spectacular array of fauna, countless bays with untouched mangrove forests and reefs in the surroundings offering a world-class scuba diving. This natural beauty, in addition to the many species of wildlife you can find, are one of the main draws to the island, as travelers come here to trek through the abundant rainforest in search of incredible waterfalls.

    Batanta Virgin Island

    An adventure in Central & South Raja Ampat

    Diving Cruise RAJA AMPAT

    | 12 Days / 11 Nights | 3192 € Full Board

    Central & South Raja Ampat, 
    Waisai to Sorong

    Next Departure:

    2022 November 19th to 30th

    266 per day

    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

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    Inland or underwater

    On these treks, you will encounter plenty of wildlife, such as the beautiful blue-spotted monitor lizard, three types of cuscus, birds-of-paradise, bats, and hornbills. While there are a few established trekking routes to several waterfalls, much of the rainforest remains untouched.

    Batanta’s beaches are a paradise, you will be able to swim, snorkel, walk around, relax, enjoy sunsets with pristine waters in the quiet bays, without seeing another human. When it comes to the underwater world, Batanta is also perfect to see some amazing marine life such as manta rays, sharks, and schools of fish. It is known for its fabulous and rich coral reefs and large seagrass pastures. For muck diving in search of strange creatures and frogs and macro photography, this island might be the best place in Raja Ampat. The island’s north coast has some sheltered bays, which is a perfect place to spot rare dugongs. They don’t show up every day, as they are very shy, but in case you miss them, you will also see the thriving pearl farming businesses. The southwest coast of the island is known for its calm black sand bays and critters.

    Blue Spotted Monitor Lizard

    Many things to do

    Whether you want to trek to the island’s powerful waterfalls, some of them with a natural pool with cool pristine water where you can cool off and have a swim, do some snorkel, dive, swim, hike at sunrise to see the stunning birds of paradise, relax in Batanta’s remote white beaches, bird-watch, discover traditional villages with wonderful local people, take amazing photographs, enjoy the fauna, all this while you feel miles away from civilization, Batanta won’t disappoint you.

    Natural Pool Under Batanta Waterfall

    THE CRUISE OF YOUR DREAMS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

    Either your looking for a private charter, or to live an adventure on the sea while discovering new lanscapes & meeting new peoples, We can help you make your dream come true.

    FAQ

    To enter Indonesia your passport must have:
    •  Expiration date of the applicant’s passport must be at least 6 (six) months at the date of entry.
    •  At least one blank visa page
    •  Round-trip airplane ticket

    There is no Visa required for 61 countries and 1 region.
    Maximum length of stay without Visa is 30 Days, if you are planning to stay up to 60 days, you can buy a visa on arrival for 35 US$ at Airports and Seaports.
    For more details about COVID restrictions, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.


    We choose to work with people we know for years, all offering a high quality service on perfectly maintained Phinisi.

    All boats, Cabins & on-board furniture's have an authentic and sophisticated design, made with quality materials.


    Spacious and Comfortable
    shared space, Lounge, Sun Deck, Restaurant will grant you a maximum comfort.

    You will also enjoy free access to kayaks and stand-up paddles (SUP) if you wish to explore the surrounding.
    Then it's up to you to chose if you want to enjoy a stunning sunset from the lounge with a fresh drink or from the SUP in the middle of pristine water.

    One of the most, if not the most important part of your cruise, The Crew. They all are experienced, they know when to be discreet and how to treat you well.

    Another important part of your journey, the Food., you will enjoy some great dishes cooked with love by some skilled chef. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, you will be delighted all day long. 


    You can refer to the label on the boat description to have a quick overview about the class of the cruise.
    Luxury
     All cabins are equipped with Air conditioning and Private bathroom (ensuite). 
    Comfort: All cabins are equipped with Air conditioning and some cabins may have shared bathroom (Max 2 cabins).

    You should definitely consider the full charter option especially if you are planning this cruise with your family or friends. It will make the experience even more exceptional. As we offer a large choice of boat, no matter if you are 6, 10 or more than 12 we will find the best vessel according the standing you are expecting. From 1000$ per night in adventure standing, 2000$ per night in Comfort standing and from 3000$ in Luxury standing. Contact us for more informations.

    Not at all, beginners can do discover scuba diving during the cruise (let us know to arrange it)


    Open water certified divers or equivalent will have access to most of the dive sites, but to make the best of the cruise Advanced level and experience in drift dive is recommended. You can spend a few days with us in Bali before starting your cruise, by joining our Safari tour or to get your Advanced certification in one of our four dive centers, it will allow you to dive up to 30m depth, to join night dives and be more confident and comfortable while drift diving.

    For an even better training we recommend you to join the drift specialty in Nusa Lembongan.

    If you are more into Leisure, Yoga or Surfing, we can offer you some great cruise experience while practicing some of your favourite activities. Contact us for more informations.

    Indonesia spread over its more than 5000 km along the Equator which offers a tropical climate with only two season, dry & wet.

    Dry season is mainly from May to October Wet season from November to April.
    Keep in mind that Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, so you can visit year-round as wet season won’t start in the same time in different places.

    Landscapes are also pretty different due to Tropical rainforest climate and Tropical savannah climate.

    Komodo: All year around
    North Komodo: April to December
    South Komodo: January to march
    Raja Ampat: October to May
    Banda Island: September to November
    Alor: May to November

    We do recommend you to bring your own gears if you already own it. If not it’s not a big deal, you can rent the full set onboard, some of our partners provide rental equipment for free, maximum you can expect another 60$ per day.
    As a reminder, every scuba diver should be equipped with: Wetsuite/BCD/Regulator set/Fins/Weight system/Dive computer/SMB/Torchlight/Compass.


    Nitrox tanks are available on most of the boats, please refer to the boat description.

    Included: Transportation between airport & boat (return)/ Accommodation/ Meals and snacks/ non alcoholic beverage/ 12L tanks and weight system for divers

    Not Included:
    Marine park and Port authority fees / International and domestic flights/ Traveling - Diving Insurance / alcoholic beverage & espresso/ massage/ 15L tanks and dive gears rental for scuba divers

    Most of the time €, Us$ are accepted onboard, but we do recommend you to bring enough cash in local currency IDR. Payement by card are available on some boats, please refer to the boat description.
    Most of electric outlets on board are European type.

    Tipping from 5 to 10% of the cruise amount are expected, it express your satisfaction level. Tips are also an important income part for crew members.