Aboya in Raja Ampat
Aboya in Raja Ampat transports you to one of Earth’s most unparalleled and biodiverse realms. In this unspoiled and remote paradise, the sheer abundance of life will leave you in awe. A yacht charter in Raja Ampat offers a diverse array of activities that cater to all tastes and preferences, including world-class diving and snorkeling. Paddle through serene lagoons enclosed by dramatic limestone cliffs on stand-up paddleboards and explore the wonders of nature through hikes. This Raja Ampat itinerary has something for everyone, promising an unforgettable cruising experience.
Aboya Yacht in Raja Ampat
Crafted to venture beyond the realms of conventional tourism, Aboya invites you on a journey to discover the enchanting gems of wonderful Indonesia. Aboya’s mission is to provide an affordable, comfortable, and secure journey. The boat not only sails with finesse but is also compact enough to gracefully navigate to the most picturesque anchorages allowing for unique perspectives throughout your holiday.
Expereince on board
With 3 cabins, the yacht can host up to 8 guests. Two master cabins with double beds and a shared sleeping area with bunk beds for four passengers. The cabins are equipped with a shower room , toilette and air conditioning. Explore Two stand-up paddleboards allow for private and fun exploration of the natural wonders Raja Ampat has to offer.
Embarking on a voyage through Raja Ampat unveils a journey into one of the planet’s most astonishingly biodiverse and untouched realms. Located in the remote and pristine corners of Indonesia’s West Papua province, Raja Ampat, also known as the “Four Kings,” enchants explorers with its unparalleled natural beauty. In this extraordinary environment, life flourishes in abundance, making it a holiday destination.
Departure in Waisai - Miskon | Day 1
Step aboard the Aboya yacht and embark on an enchanting voyage through Raja Ampat. Your journey commences with a swift boat transfer from Sorong to Waisai, followed by a seamless transition into the heart of this stunning archipelago. As you set foot on the vessel, enjoy a refreshing welcome drink, acquaint yourself with the experienced crew. Afterward, you participate in a thorough safety briefing and then settle in for an adventure that promises unforgettable experiences amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the “Four Kings”.
Daram Islands | Day 2
The Daram Islands, situated at the easternmost edge of the Misool region, are a testament to the effectiveness of a strict no-fishing policy, which has preserved some of the world’s most awe-inspiring sea fan forests and soft coral gardens. These underwater wonderlands, such as Andiamo and the renowned Candy Store, offer easy snorkeling and diving opportunities. It is not uncommon to witness barracudas gracefully gliding above pygmy seahorses. Candy Store, in particular, invokes a sense of childlike wonder as you explore its phenomenal wall.
South-East Misool | Day 3
Discover the South East Misool region of Raja Ampat, where dreams seamlessly blend with reality above and below the water’s surface. Dive into the captivating world of Boo Window and Magic Mountain, two renowned dive sites boasting some of the planet’s highest concentrations of biodiversity. The islands surrounding Misool, including Balbulol, Daram Wayilbatan, and Yillet, are grouped into several island clusters, each offering a full day of exploration with multiple dive sites to choose from. While this itinerary presents only a glimpse of the unlimited possibilities, Misool guarantees an enduring impression.
Wayilbatan Island | Day 4
Experience an overwhelming sense of enchantment as you hike up to a view point offering a breathtaking bird’s-eye perspective of the renowned heart-shaped blue lagoon, framed by vibrant coral reefs. Alternatively, embark on an exhilarating speed boat excursion or navigate the labyrinthine rocks and channels of the Wayil Islands with Stand-up paddleboards. You will uncover the hidden gems among Raja Ampat’s iconic dive sites, including Wedding Cake, Four Kings, and Neptune’s Fantasea.As the day gently fades into night, ignite your sense of adventure with a captivating night dive, illuminating the enigmatic world of the reef.
Balbulol & Farondi | Day 5
Discover the captivating North Eastern islands of Misool, a natural labyrinth characterized by striking cone-shaped rocks, dramatic cliffs, and hidden pools. During the right season, these lagoons become a haven for thousands of stingless jellyfish, providing a paradise for underwater photographers. Delve into the stunning world of both above and underwater caves, where you can encounter a mesmerizing array of nudibranchs, mollusks, and crustaceans traversing the lush and vibrant soft coral landscape. It is a realm waiting to be explored by those seeking the beauty and diversity of Raja Ampat’s underwater treasures.
Penemu Island | Day 6
The following day, your journey unfolds towards Melissa’s Garden, an extraordinary dive site celebrated for its mesmerizing display of hard coral fields and one of the area’s largest fish populations. Especially during brisk currents, you will be able to witness an impressive parade of fish and other sea creatures. Afterward, set out to explore some of the most renowned snorkeling and diving sites, where graceful turtles glide above colorful coral gardens and majestic Manta rays perform their play. As you embark on an early morning voyage towards the area of Wayag and cross the equator, keep an eye on the water, as you might have the privilege of spotting local pods of dolphins.
Yangeffo | Day 7
As your Raja Ampat cruising adventure continues, immerse yourself in the beauty of Yanggefo, a destination that offers a delightful change of scenery. Paddle through the lush green mangrove forest, where the contrast between the vibrant foliage and crystal-clear waters is nothing short of breathtaking. In this haven, where as many birds as fish call home, you’ll discover a truly unique experience as colorful corals flourish amidst the roots of the mangrove trees, inviting snorkelers and divers to explore Citrus and Mangrove Ridge. After this exhilarating dive, anchor in the picturesque Mangrove Bay, where you can indulge in various activities or just having a relaxed drink.
Dampier Starit | Day 8
Dampier Strait, located between Waigeo and Batanta, unveils its pristine beauty with its ivory-white sandy beaches, crystalline turquoise waters, resplendent coral reefs, and a verdant rainforest backdrop. This strait has rapidly gained a reputation for offering some of Raja Ampat’s most spectacular diving and snorkeling experiences, courtesy of the nutrient-rich ocean currents coursing through it. Blue Magic, a renowned site in the area, provides a thrilling opportunity to encounter Oceanic Manta Rays with wingspans of 6 to 9 meters. Moreover, the region invites exploration with various land excursions into lush jungles and mangroves, where mornings are graced by the mesmerizing rituals of Birds of Paradise. Additional birding opportunities include sightings of Cockatoos, Hornbills, and vibrant Parrots.
Arrival in Waisai | Day 9
Aboya yacht will cruise back to Waisai for your last breakfast. Disembark the boat before noon. After exchanging farewells, the crew will arrange the transfer to your hotel or the airport. This Raja Ampat itinerary guarantees unforgettable memories that will last for a lifetime.
Please note, this is a sample itinerary. Each cruise is different and the detailed day-to-day itinerary and sites will be tailored to suit guests’ preferences as well as weather and ocean conditions. Private charters offer more flexibility compared to scheduled cruises. Your cruise director will work with you on the detailed day-to-day planning onboard.