The third largest island of Raja Ampat

Salawati Raja Ampat
  • Little islets everywhere

    Salawati is the third-largest island in the Raja Ampat archipelago with an area about 1.623 km₂. It is located on the Northwestern side of New Guinea, immediately to the South of Batanta Island, from which it is separated by the narrow Sagawin Strait. Salawati is the closest of the Raja Ampat islands to Sorong and all along the way there, you’ll be amazed with the beauty of the scenery, remote and uninhabited little islets and islands throughout the surrounding ocean.

    Salawati Islets

    Discover the best of Raja Ampat archipelago

    Leisure & Snorkeling Cruise RAJA AMPAT

    | 8 Days / 7 Nights | 4099 € Full Board

    Central & North Raja Ampat, 
    Sorong to Sorong

    Next Departure:

    2024 December 01th to 08th

    512 per day

    Up to 3 snorkeling sessions/day
    Wakeboarding, waterskiing & kayaking

    Please refer to the FAQ Section

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    Abundant Fauna & Flora

    Salawati is a serene island, with many lush and trees, most famous for its abundant species of flora and fauna. It is also an extraordinary place for birdwatching, like Batanta and Waigeo. It has a dense jungle, where you will find plenty of undisturbed wildlife. If we add to this, the peaceful atmosphere you will experience, far from being an overcrowded tourist spot, visitors can be sure they will be able to relax and enjoy this wonder of nature. Salawati is also famous for being covered with sago forests. Tourists can actually pick the sagos and enjoy them while they are at the island.

    Incredible Birds Sighting in Raja Ampat

    An underwater world full of treasures

    Aside from its natural beauty and quietness, Salwati has stunning beaches and protected bays with crystal clear and calm waters full of marine life and rich coral reefs, making it a fascinating destination in Raja Ampat for snorkelers and beginner divers who want to practice their skills and get comfortable with underwater exploration. Dive sites are mostly shallow and also offer good muck diving. Either diving or snorkeling, you will find rare colorful underwater creatures, including the island’s iconic rainbow fish, which you can only see on this island. Not only this, very near Salawati, there are real submarine treasures like sunken ships and planes from the Second World War.

    Lionfish Portrait

    You have to see it to believe it

    Salawati is another beautiful and complete island in Raja Ampat, with perfect weather all year round. With a serene atmosphere but wild in flora and fauna, with stunning beaches and warm and clear seawater that invites everyone to sunbathing, swim, snorkel or dive, and with some historical sites, the island of Salawati has a little bit of everything for every Raja Ampat adventurer. Apart from being a tourist spot, the island is also a popular area for scientists to conduct research on its various underwater marine life. 

    This is one of the many destinations that can be reached with our liveaboard. The departure point is always from Sorong port, where you will leave all your worries behind and will begin this magical journey.

    Stunning Sunset In Salawati Raja Amat


    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.


    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.
     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.