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Raja Ampat Yacht Charter

A Raja Ampat Yacht Charter is the ultimate choice for Cruising Indonesia. A private boat gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore even the most remote corners of the islands of Raja Ampat. To charter a private Schooner means customising the cruise route and activities according to your preferences such as; scuba diving, snorkelling, sea kayaking, various land-based activities, free diving and yoga while you are on the boat. The Islands of Raja Ampat one of the worlds most remarkably 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 Phinisi Schooners is suitable for adults and kids alike. Exploring the Indonesian islands of Raja Ampat on a private boat charter is a once in a lifetime experience, regardless of age. Our customised Raja Ampat Yacht Charter Service offers you a personalised way to design your private cruising adventure according to your budget, preferences and wishes. 

 

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Raja Ampat Boat Charter: Highlights

Highlights and must sea attractions during a Raja Ampat Boat Charter  include exploring waterfalls, ancient ruins, traditional villages, snorkelling, diving with manta rays and so much more. From the lush green Batanta waterfalls to world-class snorkelling at Dampier Strait to ancient burial grounds, Raja Ampat is truly unique and diverse.Raja Ampat or “Four Kings” lies on the eastern end of Indonesia, in Western Papua. The Archipelago consists of over 1,500 small islands, cays and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo.

Waisai

Waisai

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 site closeby and also the option for a trek to see the birds of Paradise. Photo: Diana Himmelspach

Penemu Islands

Penemu Islands

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, Fam offers magnificent view points, a gorgeous lagoon, amazing snorkeling and wonderful paddle boarding 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 (the name says it all) Photo: Diana Himmelspach

Wayag Islands

Wayag Islands

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 is home to the well known views of Raja Ampat. Along with being a photographers paradise, you can explore hidden coves, climb limestone peaks or paddleboard through the carved out passageways. Photo: Diana Himmelspach

The Passage, Waigeo

The Passage, Waigeo

The famous Passage is one of the best drift dive sites in Raja Ampat. In this small, 25-meter 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 is offers a wonderful chance to witness the rare and beautiful Birds of Paradise, only found in this small pocket of the world. Photo: Diana Himmelspach

Kri, Dampier Strait

Kri, Dampier Strait

The Kri peninsula has some of the most exquisite underwater vistas 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. Here you can snorkel the mangroves or paddle board across mirror still waters. Photo: Diana Himmelspach

Batanta, Dampier Strait

Batanta

Because of its modest size, the smallest of Raja Ampats 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. Take an unforgettable hike to a waterfall while being serenaded by incredible bird life. For Scuba Diving Boat Charters, there are also pinnacles and a wreck to explore, as well as a Manta Cleaning station. Photo: Diana Himmelspach

Arborek

Arborek

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

Misool

One of the four major islands of Raja Ampat, Misool dazzles because of its kaleidoscope of colors across its landscape. Not only is it stunning above water, it is also an underwater paradise inhabiting huge variety of corals and macro life, making it ideal for all kinds of photography. 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 varity of areas: Fiabacet ,Warakaraket Pulau Pisang, Balbulol , Mommon to just name a few - a Yacht Charter to Misool will bring you to a real frontier of biodiversity. Photo: Diana Himmelspach

Pianemo Island

Pianemo Island

Pianemo Island is another exquisite reminder that not only Raja Ampat an underwater paradise, there are also 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 viewpoint. Photo: Diana Himmelspach

Salawati

Salawati

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 Triton Bay

Triton Bay

Kaimana in Triton Bay can lies in the West Coast of Papua and is known for a high chance to encounter Whalesharks on the local fishing platforms as well as discover remote Dive and Land sight during a minimal 12 Nights Yacht Charter. Photo: Diana Himmelspach

Cendrawashi Bay

Cendrawashi Bay

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 tyo explore this remote region on a Phinisi Yacht. Photo: Diana Himmelspach

Inquire now for a Raja Ampat Yacht  Charter. We offer Snorkeling Cruises, Luxury Yacht Charter as well as Raja Ampat Scuba Diving Cruises. A Charter to Raja Ampat islands can also include remoter destinations such as the Moluccas.

Phinisi Yacht Snorkeling

Raja Ampat Snorkelling

The Underwater World is not only for Divers – Snorkelling the Reefs of Raja Ampat is spectacular as a majority of 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 just Snorkelling on the Ocean surface. Raja Ampat Snorkelling Expeditions are available as shares scheduled Cruises with Divers or as a private yacht charter.

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Diving Raja Ampat

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 and many more. Diving in Raja Ampat is suitbable for all levels and its also possible to take Diving Courses during you Cruise. See here for more infos about our Diving Boat Charters in Raja Ampat.

Raja Ampat Adventure Yachts

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 of a traditional phinisi schooner equipped with modern amenities. Choose among the many marine activities or sunbath on deck of your private yacht charter. 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 Snorkelling are popular activities during our Raja Ampat Adventure Cruises.

Raja Ampat Luxury Yachts

 Travel in style and do not miss out on comfort on a Raja Ampat Luxury Yacht Charter. Discover the most remote virgin beaches and diving grounds of Raja Ampat while enjoying an exclusive accommodation and service onboard a private Yacht with high service standard . Our selected range of luxury schooners is chosen with our guests’ 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. Delight in breath-taking views and socialise with family and friends while receiving a dedicated high level of service. With a private luxury charter, you can truly make Raja Ampat a paradise on earth. Additional Services, such as a private massage therapist or a Yoga Instructor are available on request.

Why book your Raja Ampat Cruise with Barefoot Yachts?​

Yachts​

Our range of Raja Ampat Yachts has been handpicked and chosen with our guests’ well-being and leisure in mind. We maintain a close relation to only a limited number of Boats, which we believe offer the best value and service standards for Raja Ampat Cruises 2018.

Price​

We offer a best price guarantee for all our Raja Ampat Yacht Charters – find a lower published rate somewhere else and we will match the price for you or make you an alternative offer you can not refuse. Sign up in our Newsletter for Early Bird and Last Minute deals – we are uptodate!

Smart & Safe

Book with a registered Travel Agency and add a layer of security and dedicated service to to your Raja Ampat Charter - at no extra cost for you! We offer unbiased advice and act as your advocate – especially in case of unexpected events.

Experience

Our Boat Charters throughout Indonesia offer an Experience beyond reach of common travel. Cruise back in time on a traditional Phinisi Schooner, travel in Style and Comfort and see the Indonesian Islands from a different perspective.

Nataraja Liveaboard

Nataraja offers aa extremely spacious deck layout and several areas to lounge and relax. 4 ensuit Cabins with Air Conditioning and hot water.
Nataraja

"Our Raja Ampat Yacht Charter Service for traditional Phinisi Schooners offers an escape back in time for families and groups of friends beyond reach of common way of holiday. "

Flying A'boya Yacht

Perfect for Boat Raja Ampat Sailing Adventures for groups of 2-8 guests. Scuba Diving, Freediving, Snorkelling and Land and Sea Cruises.
A'Boya Yacht

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Manta Mae

Luxury Cruises for 6-8 Guests in 4 Cabins.
Manta Mae

Carpe Diem

Dive Cruises and Family Yacht Charters for 7-10 guests in 4 Cabins.
Carpe Diem

Fenides

Scuba Diving Cruise and Snorkelling Adventures for 8-11 Guests in 5 Cabins.
Fenides

Where does the Yacht depart?

To Cruise Raja Ampat, most guests fly to Sorong via Makassar or Jakarta and start their Raja Ampat Yacht Charter from there. Since 2017, also many boats depart from Waisai -  a 2h fastboat ride from Sorong.

What to bring to a Komodo Yacht Charter

Sun Protection (Head/glasses/Cream) Pocket Cash for Drinks, Crew Tips, Souvenirs and National Park Fees Light Clothing, Swim Wear, Sweater,Camera. Towels/Basic Toiletries are provided, but it’s not a bad idea to bring some own. Snorkelling/Diving Gear – we have gear, but personal gear always fits best. Drinks - some of our partner boats have Cocktails available for sale onboard, most only sell Beers & Soft Drinks. It is best to bring Wine/Spirits from Duty-Free when flying to Indonesia.

What is the season for Charters in Komodo?

A Yacht Charter in Raja Ampat is generally possible all year round, but November to April are the best and most popular month.