Waigeo

The largest of the 4 islands in Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Waigeo
  • Also known as Amberi or Waigiu

    Waigeo is the largest of the four main islands of Raja Ampats’s archipelago. Waigeo is also known as Amberi, or Waigiu, located in the West Papua province near the town of Sorong. The town of Wasai is the capital of the Raja Ampat regency, and it is located in the south west of Waigeo. This island is 110 km long (east-west) and 48 km wide (north-south).

    Waigeo Island Drone View

    Discover the mythic archipelago of the Four Kings

    Diving Cruise RAJA AMPAT

    | 8 Days / 7 Nights | 2032 € Full Board

    South Raja Ampat & West Waigeo Island, 
    Waisai to Waisai

    Next Departure:

    2022 June 05th to 12th

    254 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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    Plenty of activities

    Waigeo offers several attractions while experiencing its untouched wilderness: great treks, forests, large rivers, rock islands, an interior jungle, waterfalls, lakes, scenic bays, amazing dives, snorkeling, stunning beaches with white sand and crystal clear water, birdwatching, and many others, which show the versatility of this island. The island has a rocky and generally steep coastline and its central areas are mountainous, rising up to 1,000 meters, with hot and humid weather on the coastal fringes and cool inland.

    School of Fish over the Coral Reff

    Underwater & inland

    One of the main attractions in this part of the world is scuba diving as well as snorkeling, with an unbelievable amount of marine life. Very good snorkeling can be found near the beaches of Wasai, but even better places are in West Waigeo, since that part of the island is more uninhabited, therefore it is unlikely to run into other day travelers. You will dive with thousands of colorful fish and stunning coral reefs, white tip reef sharks as well as the black tip reef sharks, a huge variety of nudibranch species, sea dragons, blue-striped flagtail pipefish, pygmy sea horses, green sea turtles, giant napoleon wrasse, and Indian lionfish and many small fish living in corals and sea fans. This beautiful island is also an excellent place for underwater photography, due to its bio-diversity and exotic sea creatures.

    Travel inland is also a smart decision. You will see several authentic villages, ancient cultural sites, and you will be able to experience unbelievable fully supported trekking routes through the jungle. Waigeo is covered with lush tropical forests rich in birdlife, it is home to the Red Birds of Paradise and the iconic Wilson Birds of Paradise, together with unique mammals like the Waigeo Cuscus, opossums, snakes, tortoises, frilled and giant monitor lizards, plumed herons, honeyeaters and fascinating insects, reptiles and plant species.

    Monitor Lizard Raja Ampat

    The beauty of Mayalibit Bay

    Another major highlight of Waigeo island is Mayalibit Bay, a breathtaking bay, which separates Waigeo island into two parts – the main Waigeo and the untouched wilderness of the West Waigeo. A journey across this bay, will take you to dazzling mountain peaks and wild jungle, where you will encounter many unique birds, animals and plants that are endemic to Waigeo. There are hiking lodges and trekking trails that provide a better access to the interior wonders.  It is a nutrient-rich bay with plenty of fishes. It is also home to a school of unidentified species of white dolphin, alongside saltwater crocodiles. The area is an important cultural and spiritual area for the indigenous Mayan people, the original inhabitants and traditional owners of Waigeo.

    Butterfly Close-up

    Start your exploration

    Waigeo is the perfect place to begin with your Raja Ampat exploration. The easiest way to get to Raja Ampat is to fly to Sorong. From the Jefman Airport in Sorong you will meet our team, who will be ready to take you to this incredible experience that you will never forget.

    Waigeo Tropical Lush Forest

    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.