A Raja Ampat yacht charter is the ultimate choice for cruising Indonesia. A private boat allows you the freedom and flexibility to explore the most remote corners of the Raja Ampat archipelago. To charter a private boat means customizing the cruise route and activities according to your preferences, such as; scuba diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, various land-based activities, free diving and yoga. The islands of Raja Ampat are one of the world’s most remarkable and bio-diverse places on Earth.
Hence, it is a mecca for nature lovers, scuba divers, keen snorkelers and bird watchers. A yacht charter is the most authentic way to explore the Raja Ampat archipelago with your family and friends. Moreover, cruising on our traditional pinisi yachts is suitable for adults and children alike.
Exploring the Indonesian islands of Raja Ampat on a private boat charter is a once in a lifetime experience, regardless of age.
Our selection of yachts is handpicked and chosen with our guests’ well-being and leisure in mind. We maintain a close relationship with only a limited number of boats, and offer the best service standards for boat charters in Raja Ampat in 2023.
Plan your charter with a registered travel agency, adding a layer of security and dedicated service to your charter booking. We offer unbiased advice and act as your advocate. We offer a best-price guarantee for all our Raja Ampat yacht charters.
Our private boat charters offer an experience beyond the reach of common holiday packages. Cruise back in time on a traditional pinisi yacht. Travel in style and comfort and explore the Indonesian archipelago from a unique perspective.
Our customized Raja Ampat yacht charter service offers you a personalized way to design your private cruising adventure according to your budget, preferences and wishes.
Highlights and must see attractions during a Raja Ampat boat charter include exploring waterfalls, ancient ruins, traditional villages, snorkeling, diving with manta rays and so much more. From the lush green Batanta waterfalls and world-class snorkeling at Dampier Strait to ancient burial grounds, Raja Ampat is truly unique and diverse. Raja Ampat or “the Four Kings” lies on the eastern end of Indonesia, in West Papua. The archipelago consists of over 1,500 small islands. Cays and shoals surround the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo.
Waisai is the departure point for many Raja Ampat yacht charters. While having to take a fastboast form Sorong to get there, the advantage is that the cruise starts directly in the heart of Raja Ampat. There are dive sites closeby and also the option for a trek to see the birds of paradise. Photo: Diana Himmelspach
The Penemu Islands are truly a unique sight to see, a perfect introduction to the wonders that await you in Raja Ampat. The small islands that make up Penemu offer magnificent view points, a gorgeous lagoon, amazing snorkeling and wonderful paddleboarding or kayaking opportunities. For scuba divers, there are many sites to explore during a diving yacht charter: Harto's Reef, Galaxy, Melissa's Garden and Rainbow Reef. Photo: Diana Himmelspach
Do you ever wonder where those stunning images of large mushroom-shaped limestone domes, covered generously in lush greenery, emerging crystal clear blue and green waters come from? Well, the Wayag islands are home to the well-known views of Raja Ampat. Along with being a photographer's paradise, you can explore hidden coves, climb limestone peaks or paddleboard through the carved out passageways.
The famous Passage is one of the best drift dive sites in Raja Ampat. In this small, 25-meter wide channel between Gam and Waigeo, the coral reef begins just below the surface. There, you will find a myriad of exotic fish life and lush coral gardens. Along with memorable snorkeling and diving, this area of Raja Ampat offers a wonderful chance to witness the rare and beautiful birds of paradise. Photo: Diana Himmelspach
The Kri peninsula has some of the most exquisite underwater views in Raja Ampat. Here, you can encounter turtles, friendly sharks and of course, manta rays, after you've swam through vibrant soft and hard coral reefs. Mioskon Bay is a spectacular anchorage. You can also snorkel the mangroves or paddle board across mirror still waters. Photo: Diana Himmelspach
Because of its modest size, the smallest of Raja Ampat's four main islands, Batanta is the least visited, making it ideal for unconventional stop to explore untouched Indonesia. With its rugged terrain and incredible viewpoints, it was one of the first places in Indonesia that was designated as a natural reserve. Don't forget to take an unforgettable hike to a waterfall, while being serenaded by incredible bird life. Photo: Diana Himmelspach
Opt for a stop at Arborek Village. With a small population of just under 300, the very hospitable villagers grant you a glimpse into authentic village life. Learn about their fishing practices and enjoy a meal with lovely locals. Be sure to leave with fantastic souvenirs, such as their handmade straw bags or unique manta ray hats! The light setting and coral growth of the local jetty or Arborek are a highlight for photographers during a Raja Ampat charter. Photo: Diana Himmelspach
Misool is one of the four major islands of Raja Ampat. This island dazzles because of its kaleidoscope of colors across its landscape. Not only is it stunning above water, it also is underwater. One of the most amazing cultural draws to this island is within its caves hold petroglyphs that are more than 5,000 years old! The island group of Misool is composed of a variety of areas: Fiabacet, Warakaraket Pulau Pisang, Balbulol, Mommon to just name a few. Photo: Diana Himmelspach
Pianemo Island is another exquisite reminder that not only Raja Ampat is an underwater paradise, but it is also home to incredible land formations that make this part of the world unforgettable. This collection of islets are scattered about in random fashion, creating lagoons and perfect natural pools for snorkeling and relaxing. Venture out and do some hiking, the only way to reach impressive viewpoints of the island. Photo: Diana Himmelspach
The 3rd largest island in Raja Ampat, Salawati is a serene destination for those looking to unwind and relax. Dive sites are mostly shallow and in small bays or beaches and offer good muck diving and relaxed snorkeling. Photo: Diana Himmelspach
Kaimana in Triton Bay lies on the west coast of Papua and is known for a high chance of encountering whalesharks on the local fishing platforms as well as discovering remote dive and land sights during a minimal 12 nights yacht charter. Photo: Diana Himmelspach
Our Raja Ampat yacht charters to Cendrawashi Bay head far into the north of the Papuan coast. The route requires a far navigation times, but there is a high chance to be rewarded with encountering whale sharks on the local fishing platforms when choosing to explore this remote region on a pinisi yacht. Photo: Diana Himmelspach
Travel in style and do not miss out on any kind of comfort on a Raja Ampat luxury yacht charter. Discover the most remote virgin beaches and diving sites of Raja Ampat while enjoying exclusive accommodation and service onboard a private yacht with the highest service standards. Our selected range of luxury boats is chosen with your well-being and leisure in mind. Relax in the undisturbed privacy of the yacht and be entertained by a wide range of water sports and infinite land excursion possibilities. Take delight in breathtaking views and spend quality time with your family and friends. With a private luxury charter, you can truly explore paradise on Earth. Additional services, such as a private massage therapist, yoga instructors or nannies, are available on request.
Raja Ampat is the ultimate scuba diving playground of the world. With uncountable species of coral and marine life, the full-colour spectrum awaits you underwater. Dive at world-famous dive sites like Boo Rocks, Cape Kri, Batu Lima, Penemu, Pele, Tank Rock, Nudi Rock and Whale Rock. Diving in Raja Ampat is suitable for all levels and it is possible to take diving courses during your cruise. But the underwater world is not only for scuba divers. Snorkeling the reefs of Raja Ampat is spectacular as most marine life can be found in the first 5 meters of water. There is a great chance to see large marine animals such as manta rays or dugongs. Raja Ampat snorkeling expeditions are available as shared scheduled cruises with divers or as a private yacht charter. Dive and explore the most magnificent underwater life!
Our Raja Ampat adventure yachts are the perfect choice for families, groups of friends or keen scuba divers. You will live an authentic experience onboard a traditional pinisi yacht, equipped with modern amenities. Choose among the many marine activities, or just sunbathe and have a cold drink on the deck of your private yacht. Explore all day the infinite wonders of Raja Ampat and enjoy undisturbed quality time with family and friends. Many of our guests like to dive during their cruise, but stand-up paddle boarding, sea kayaking, as well as snorkeling, are popular activities during our Raja Ampat adventure cruises. Experience the journey of a lifetime and discover beautiful Raja Ampat with a tailor-made boat charter.
Whether you want to go scuba diving, snorkelling or fancy a combination of adventure and leisure, our destination specialists create the perfect itinerary for you. Each boat charter is different, and the detailed day-to-day itinerary and sites will be tailored to your preferences and according to weather and ocean conditions. Private charters offer more flexibility and luxury compared to scheduled cruises. We build the trip in accordance with your travel details and ensure a smooth and stress-free process. On board, your cruise director will assist you and map out the detailed day-to-day planning. Our sample itineraries will give you an idea of what your journey in Raja Ampat could look like.