• The best Snorkeling place in the world

    Raja Ampat is a must go for every snorkeler and diver. The region is renown worldwide for its incredible biodiversity. You must have already heard of the “Four Kings” which is the translation of Raja Ampat. These Four Kings represent 4 main islands of the Raja Ampat archipelago. However, in total this wonderful archipelago is composed of 612 islands!

    EMBARK FOR YOUR SNORKELING LIVEABOARD FROM THE 12th TO 18th DECEMBER !

    A specific snorkeling itinerary around Wayag with the best snorkeling sites of Raja Ampat during a week (7 days / 6 nights). This unique itinerary also includes excursions and visits for the best sightseeing of the archipelago. End the year in beauty with this fabulous cruise on a luxury phinisi !
    2400€/person ALL INCLUDED. Click here for BOAT DETAILS & ITINERARY

    Your best Snorkeling experience!

    Come do the cruise of a lifetime in Raja Ampat on a Snorkeling specialized Liveaboard, we prepared the best itineraries for you and the amazing crew will make you live the best trip of your life. The partner we selected is the expert in the area with more than 15 years cruising in the area, they know all the snorkeling sites and we consider them as The Best. Enjoy the whole vessel with your friends by booking a full charter, you will have more options and find yourself in this privileged environment for the best experience. The boat can welcome a maximum of 8 guests, easily fit your dream team. Nevertheless, booking by cabins are advised too as you will be able to meet great other adventurers during the cruise!  Three itineraries are available for you to choose, these two are short cruises, more specialized, easy to appreciate and budget friendly: North & Central or Central & South Raja Ampat. Both have their advantages and highlights; we carefully selected each snorkeling spots with our partner to make sure that you will get what you enjoy the most. However, the best option is to visit the whole Raja Ampat region with the ultimate snorkeling cruise of 12 days. The itinerary has been made to give you the most of what this region has to offer, you will stay speechless facing this incredible beauty and diversity…

    North & Central Raja Ampat: you will embark on the vessel in Waisai harbor and go for a 7 days and 6 nights cruise. With this itinerary, you will have the chance to dive in many dive sites of the North of Raja Ampat, you will go to Gam, West and North-West of Waigeo Island, Kawe Island, Wayag islands, Pianemo Island and Dampier Strait. This cruise has a famous itinerary that offers the perfect combination between oceanic snorkeling sites and colorful reefs highlights. You will also be able to enjoy the deserted beaches and adventure kayaking in small bays to discover your own spots.

    Cabins available
    from the 12th to 18th, this December 2022, the perfect snorkeling itinerary on this luxury Phinisi for 2400€/person !

    Click here for BOAT DETAILS & ITINERARY


    Central & South Raja Ampat:
     for this itinerary, the boat leaves from Sorong and goes to Central and South of Raja Ampat for a minimum of 8 days and 7 nights. The itinerary can be reverted or extended for organization purposes. You will go through the stunning tiny strait that separates the islands of Salawati and West Papua. This area is composed of many islets and small bays that can’t wait to be explored. We will head to the South-East of Misool and dive in wonderful sites between Daram, Pelee and Yellit. After few days, we will cruise back North to the West of Batanta and Pianemo Island. We will end this wonderful trip with the exploration of the famous Dampier Straits and then go back to Sorong harbor. This itinerary is full of amazing snorkeling sites, the snorkelers’ paradise. You will get some oceanic snorkeling dives, take your time to snorkel in the clear blue mangrove and inspect all the wonderful corals in the area.

    Raja Ampat Ultimate: 
    this itinerary is composed of the whole Central & South Raja Ampat itinerary plus many additional snorkeling dive sites in the area of Gam and Dampier Strait as well as some more visits on-land and activities in the water (kayaking, paddling...). A much more complete option for 12 days and 11 nights!

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    Best Snorkeling Spots in Raja Ampat

    Discover the Amazing Raja Ampat

    Snorkeling Cruise RAJA AMPAT

    | 7 Days / 6 Nights | 2100 € Full Board

    Central Raja Ampat, 
    Sorong to Sorong

    Next Departure:

    2022 December 12th to 18th

    300 per day instead of 343€

    Please refer to the FAQ Section

    Boat Rating *

    Global
    9.7
    Vessel
    9.8
    Life Onboard
    9.7
    Activities
    9.7

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    How to get to Raja Ampat?

    This region of Indonesia is quite remote and remains preserved and pretty much untouched. It is one of the reasons why we can find this incredible biodiversity. On-land landscapes are stunning especially in Wayag and Pianemo which offer internationally famous panoramas. The views to expect are a mix of virgin green abundant nature as well as some savannah touches, hills and deserted beaches, the whole of it surrounded by clear blue water. Therefore, there are plenty of activities to experience on-land.

    Raja Ampat archipelago is easy to reach by plane. If you leave from Bali, the fastest is to make a stop or transit in Jakarta. The whole journey is only 10 hours from Bali. After that, many other options are available but for cruise departure you should land in Sorong airport in Raja Ampat, to make it easier for pick up to reach the harbor. Other transport options are available such as the combo bus and ferry. It makes the journey much much cheaper but takes much more time (more than 4 days from Bali).

    Once you arrived, you have everything at hand. The cruise crew will pick you up at the place of your choice in Sorong area or at the airport. After that, let’s head to the harbor and the vessel to start your Snorkeling cruise!

    Raja Ampat Snorkeling Cruise Best season

    Biodiversity & Snorkeling conditions

    Raja Ampat is a paradise for Snorkelers, given the water clarity, you can see everything from the surface. You will be amazed by the number of Snorkeling dive sites available; this is a world-class destination for everyone fond of Snorkeling! The biodiversity is unique, one of the richest in the world. You can find 75% of world’s coral diversity there! This is a proof that nature made it different over there. On the side, this incredible diversity attracts as many fishes as you could expect. In this archipelago, you will find small and hidden bays and small straits as well as open sea and big straits. These are the perfect features so you can see many different species. The currents light or strong bring different kinds of marine animals…

    In Raja Ampat magnificent archipelago, among the flow of species, you can expect to encounter oceanic Manta rays, schools of fishes such as Barracudas or Mobulas, Wobbegong or Carpet shark, many varieties of shrimps and crabs… There is for every taste, you will no longer know where to look; get ready your camera ready and make amazing shoots of the colorful reefs and species. You will always be distracted by something else… Snorkeling there is amazing, full of profusion! If you’re mostly fond of reefs, corals and marine flora, you should definitely go snorkeling in Cap Kri, Blue Magic or Melissa’s Garden which are renowned for being the best snorkeling sites to discover this marvelous underwater environment.

    For the snorkeling conditions, you can expect the water temperature to be consistent around 29°C. The best season to dive in the area is from October to May. The topography of the snorkeling sites varies a lot according to the site chosen, you can find underwater hills, huge rocks and pinnacles but also drop off, wall covered in corals and several Manta’s cleaning stations!

    Raja Ampat Snorkeling Biodiversity

    The on-land treasures of Raja Ampat

    Raja Ampat is composed of 4 mains islands, Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool are the main and biggest island in the region. The region itself covers 40.000 km2 in West Papua province. Wayag Island and Pianemo Island are internationally famous for their magazine landscapes which you must have already seen and thought that this is paradise. On the side of the stunning landscapes and sunset you can find in this region, it is also renowned worldwide for being the nest of the Birds-of-Paradise. What is the Bird-of-Paradise? An extremely rare bird, composed of few species only and having its only habitat in Raja Ampat region. There are many there and as you might imagine, this species is exotic and wonderful, they are not called “Birds-of-Paradise” for no reason. So, yes, it is also the ornithologists’ heaven and they are numerous birds’ tourists and researchers travelling the islands. 

    Don’t miss the islands activities! 
    We absolutely recommend you to soft hike or walk to the top of the hills in Wayag Island and Pianemo Island as they offer the best panoramas you could imagine. We also recommend you to go for some paddling and/or kayaking in different bays of the park as you will cruise above the wonderful coral, visible with the pristine water. Don’t forget a sunset cruise with a view on the islets and the ocean, when the sun goes down colors are just breathtaking.

    Raja Ampat Dream Destination

    Raja Ampat Best Snorkeling Sites

    There is no doubt that Raja Ampat is the best place in the world for Snorkeling. You can find more species of coral and fishes than anywhere else in the world! We identified for you the best Snorkeling sites you should absolutely go at least once. Let’s start with two amazing spots to see majestic Manta rays: Manta Sandy and Manta Ridge. These snorkeling spots are in fact Mantas’ cleaning stations, they come to the surface to eat some plankton and get cleaned up by smaller fishes, a real show for everyone! We can also recommend Yiliet Beach if you’re fond of sharks. This snorkeling spot is characterized by many inoffensive baby black tip reef sharks, an amazing experience. In the waters from Pianemo Island, few dive sites are renowned for their reefs at only few centimeters deep, you can see everything, the colorful corals, sea fans, sponges with all the marine life running through and inside this small lagoon. Don’t miss the Dampier Strait, its mangrove and the Sauwandarek jetty. The mangrove in an amazing underwater forest where you can find many different species while the Sauwandarek jetty, you will examine the water pontoon and the wooden pilings to discover all the incredible marine life. You will see many schools of scads, a vast coral garden that goes either way of the jetty.
    Raja Ampat counts numerous amazing snorkeling sites and this short list can’t fully represent the amount of possibilities and diversity present there. However, you definitely to go for some snorkeling dives on these sites.

    Raja Ampat Best Snorkeling Sites

    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.