A Raja Ampat Cruise brings you to one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. Unspoilt, remote and packed with life: Welcome to one of the most extraordinary environments on the planet Raja Ampat, or “four king” lies on the eastern end of Indonesia, in the West Papua province. The archipelago consists of over 1,500 small islands, cays and shoals surrounding the four main islands: Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo. On land, the islands’ cultural heritage is very diverse. You will get to know prehistoric cave paintings and relics as well as cave bunkers and a seabed wreckage from World War II. Visitors can trek through the lush jungle, hike to breathtaking view points, learn about traditional kampung life in local villages and visit sea turtle sanctuaries and pearl farms.
Explore the coastal mangrove forests on a sea kayak or simply snorkel in one of the shallow crystal clear waters of the lagoons. The Raja Ampat archipelago is habitat to the largest number of freshwater bird species in the region. Those include hornbills, parrots, lorikeets, marbled frogmouths and the famous paradise bird. A Raja Ampat Cruise is suitable for Divers and Snorkelers alike. Join us on a Raja Ampat Dive Cruise or join a Land and Sea Cruise as a Snorkeler. Raja Ampat Cruises depart either from Sorong or from Waisai. See here for details how to get to Raja Ampat.
A Raja Ampat Snorkelling Cruise will bring you to a Archipelago where a vast majority of Marine Animals lives just under the ocean surface. Sightings of Mantas and other large Marine Animals are common – not only for Divers. Snorkel the shallow Lagoons and Reefs or go more advanced and Drift with the currents through the narrow channels between the Islands. Furthermore, do many of our Phinisi Boat offer further Watersports activities like Stand up Paddle Boarding and Sea kayaking. The Raja Ampat islands of Waisai, Misool, Wayang are not only specular underwater. Many Highlight of Raja Ampat are on Land. Spectacular Bird Watching, breathtaking Viewpoint as well a visit to a local Village offer a diverse blend of Activities for Snorkelers.
Most noteworthy, Diving Raja Ampat boasts with more than 1,320 fish species and 550 coral species! Hence, the expression “Frontier Diving” is often referred to when Diving and Cruising Raja Ampat. Diving in this archipelago really feels like being on the edge of the world! The enormous variety of life in the ocean in Raja Ampat can be staggering. Some areas boast with enormous schools of fish and regular sightings of sharks, including wobbegongs.
It is very likely you’ll encounter large groups of manta rays. If you are lucky, maybe you will even spot a pod of dolphins in the water. Keep your eyes open! Raja Ampat features a vast variety of dive site styles, suitable for beginners and advanced divers alike.Walls and slopes, plenty of passages, canyons, caves, underwater ridges as well as WWII wrecks provide magical opportunities for every passionate diver. Exceptional muck diving sites are close to jetties and black sandy slopes. Some Dive sites have strong currents there are also protected lagoons for the less experienced divers. We offer Scheduled Departures as well as Private Boat Charters.
Land & Sea Adventures and Dive Liveaboards.
Sorong (domestic airport) with connection flights from Jakarta, Makassar or Manado. Waisai Airport from Manado.
Sorong or Waisai (2 Fastboat from Sorong or flight via Manado). Crossings from Ambon available in season
Best November to April