Fam islands

Untouched virgin islands

Raja Ampat Fam Islands
  • Three islands' clusters

    Fam islands (or Pam islands correctly pronounced) are a group of islands in the Raja Ampat archipelago with such a beauty comparable to stunning Wayag. They are located further West in the Pacific and are removed from the rest of the Raja Ampat islands. They can be divided into three island clusters; the Piaynemo islands, Pam (Fam) and surrounding islands, and the Bamboo islands. These islands, scattered at the Western end of the Dampier Strait, will blow your mind with incredible dives, deserted beaches, towering rock formations, and crystal clear lagoons.

    Fam Islands Dive

    Raja Ampat and the Wayag islets

    Leisure & Snorkeling Cruise RAJA AMPAT

    | 8 Days / 7 Nights | 2548 € Full Board

    Central & North Raja Ampat, 
    Sorong to Sorong

    Next Departure:

    2024 November 29th to 06th

    319 per day

    Snorkeling sessions,
    Activities every day

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    Fam Islands: Amazing marine & on land features

    Some of the highlights of these islands include the wonderful Piaynemo island, with its amazing dive and breathtaking view point, and Rufus island with its lagoon. With the exception of Piaynemo, almost all of the islands are small, low sand cays that are densely populated with coconut palms. You will find in this area, the most spectacular beaches in Raja Ampat with amazingly clear turquoise and azure water.

    Rufus Island Raja Ampat

    Lagoons & Coral Reefs

    The Fam Islands group contains some of the most stunning coral reefs in Raja Ampat. The calm water, the abundance of marine life with some of the highest diversity of reef fish species known in Raja Ampat and pristine and colorful coral, attract divers from all over the world. The range of what you can see is endless, from larger predatory species such as sharks and tuna to brightly colored reef fish such as anthers and damsels, to tiny critters like different species of pygmy seahorses or even centuries old Tridacna Clams mingling amongst a tangle of soft and hard coral.

    Just to have an idea of some of the great dive sites in the area, we can say that Melissa’s Garden for example, is considered one of the oldest and most pristine and diverse coral reefs in Raja Ampat. With such intense colors and tons of small marine life, this site is a paradise for underwater macro photographers. There is also Rufus dive site, a beautiful wall dive, where the wall is covered with soft and hard corals, sea fans and giant barrel sponges. The site features a limestone formation fringed by coral reef and a lagoon inside. And in Anita's Garden dive site, you will find some unique marine life.

    Huge Barrel Sponge in Fam Islands

    Incredible marine life

    The life among these islands is hard to describe, lionfish, angelfish, large schools of surgeons and parrot fish, crocodile fish, schools of fusiliers, anthias, damsels, ribbon eels, snapper just to name a few. In deeper waters sea snakes, barracudas, rabbitfish and even wobbegong sharks are seen. Macro lovers will have their own feast with plenty of pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, crabs, shrimps, octopuses, ghost pipefish, and mushroom coral pipefish and more. The waters surrounding the Fam Islands are also an important habitat for iconic species such as sharks, Napoleon fish, two types of turtles, both species of manta ray and marine mammals such as whales and dolphins. Dugongs and whale sharks have also been spotted.

    Whale Shark in Fam Islands

    An exceptional destination

    Snorkeling is also very possible in Fam islands, just choose one island and have an experience that will be unmatched by any other location in the world. The beauty of this cluster of islands is not only underwater, but also above, with amazing hikes leading to rewarding viewpoints, lagoons, mangroves, incredible beaches, and peaceful spots where you feel like time doesn’t go by.

    This archipelago has so much to offer, that despite being relatively far removed from the rest of the Raja Ampat regency; the wonders of Fam islands are definitely worth visiting.

    Octopus on Fam Islands Reef


    Whether you're looking for a private charter, or to live an adventure on the sea while discovering new landscapes & meeting new people, We can help you make your dream come true.


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    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.
     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.