Wildlife of Raja Ampat

The world's richest biodiversity

Raja Ampat Wildlife
  • 75% of World's species live here

    As we know, Raja Ampat is home to the world’s highest marine biodiversity, with around 540 types of corals, more than 1,000 types of coral fish and 700 types of mollusks, not surprising than 75% of the world's species live here. But the wildlife on land that you can encounter is spectacular and abundant as it is under the water; the dense forest covering the island archipelago is filled with life.

    Yellow Crested Cockatoo

    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

    Please refer to the FAQ Section

    Boat Rating *

    Life Onboard

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    A preserved region

    Raja Ampat is one of the planet’s least traveled regions, and has one of the lowest population densities in all of Indonesia, making it a perfect spot to find creatures not seen in other places. Besides, if this search is through its expansive topography, with a beautiful and in many cases untouched jungle, amazing waterfalls, crystal clear water lagoons and streams, lush rainforest, many hills and caves, the finding will be even better.

    Over 250 birds have been registered in the Raja Ampat Islands, being a sanctuary for numerous protected rare birds. Some of these are yellow-crested white cockatoo birds, forest kingfishers, julang Irian, king parrots, massive Blyth’s Hornbills among other charismatic bird species. The archipelago is home to multiple Birds of Paradise. Some of the most recognized endemics species are; the famous Red Bird of Paradise, Wilson’s Bird of Paradise, and Waigeo Brush Turkey. Red Bird of Paradise is very rare and this is one of the only places in the world where you can see these amazing birds. Red Bird of Paradise is endemic to Batanta, Waigeo, and Gam island.

    Bird of Paradise Batanta

    Terrestrial animals

    When it comes to terrestrial animals, more than 27 mammal’s species have been recorded, including the bandicoot, a spotted cuscus, striped opossum, cat-sized, arboreal marsupial, bats and tree rats. Some wild species also live on these islands, such as snakes, pythons, monitor lizards, wild boar and spiders. Typically, these animals will stay away, therefore the likelihood of a dangerous encounter is extremely low, almost non-existent. However, in case of an encounter, do not disturb them and definitely do not touch them.

    Green Python Resting on a Tree

    Some of the rarest living species

    As Raja Ampat has more than 1500 islands, you will be right in thinking the wildlife among them is not the same. In Waigeo Island for instance you will find cuscuses, and endemic species to this island, also called Waigeo spotted cuscus. These furry marsupials are nocturnal animals and both genders of this unique animal are whitish with black spots. On Gam island, some of the bats species you can see are Cendrawasih Bay flying fox, Beaufort’s naked-backed fruit bat, Raffray’s sheath-tailed bat. In Kri Island, monitor lizards are widely found, as well as cuscuses and geckos. You may also see coconuts crabs; despite the fact they are listed as endangered species. This nocturnal crab will only come out at nighttime to feed on coconuts. This island has forests rich in bird life, being some of these several species of eclectus parrots, lorikeets, cockatoos, kingfishers, kookaburras, hornbills, butcherbirds, pigeons, sunbirds, honeyeaters, swallows, wagtails, scrub fowls, egrets, white-headed shelducks, frigatebirds and fish eagles.

    Coconut Crab


    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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    •  Expiration date of the applicant’s passport must be at least 6 (six) months at the date of entry.
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    •  Round-trip airplane ticket

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    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.
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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.