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Luxury Sail & Dive, Raja Ampat

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Deposit 50% balance due 12wks before departure
Climb the dramatic limestone peaks of Wayag, kayak through tropical mangroves, and relax on one of the many untouched white sand beaches.
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
Tiger Blue – a traditional 35m Phinsi
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Luxury Double Cabins
Insurance Required
Yes

Explore the teeming ocean life and diverse exotic wildlife of Raja Ampat as you sail and dive around this stunning Indonesian archipelago

7 nights:  Various dates February, March & November 2020

Fr $10,600 USD / £8,329.33 per cabin*

*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations. Minimum of 2 people per booking.

Sail through the remote and almost completely undisturbed islands of Raja Ampat, renowned for their amazing diversity of marine life, jungles teeming with rare birds of paradise, and tropical mangroves waiting to be explored. 

The archipelago boasts some of the richest coral reef ecosystems on earth, including those at Yangelo islands, home to wobbegong sharks. Sail to remote dive spots including coral reefs, blue-water drop-offs, mangrove flats and seagrass beds. To dive on this trip, you must have diving experience, but if you are happy snorkelling in these tropical surroundings, you are more than welcome to join the adventure.

At the intersection of the Indian and Pacific Ocean, Raja Ampat teems with life, fed by deep-sea currents funnelling nutrients into the sea. Discover mantas at Manta Ridge in central Raja Ampat, where up to 30 rays gather at cleaning stations about 6m deep. Waigeo offers divers drift dives and sightings of green sea turtles, Indian lionfish, large wrasse, and white and blacktip sharks. Since 2010, Raja Ampat has been part of the Shark and Ray Sanctuary, providing these animals with a safe haven to reproduce.

This journey will not only take you to some of the richest underwater ecosystems but to islands bursting with exotic life. Climb the dramatic limestone peaks of Wayag, kayak through tropical mangroves, and relax on one of the many untouched white sand beaches, or simply read a book on your yacht after an active day of exploring.

DAY ONE – Sorong to Penemu

Join Tiger Blue, moored 30-60 minutes from the airport, to meet the crew, settle in and enjoy your first meal on board. You will then set sail overnight to Penemu.

DAY TWO – Secret Bay to Wayag

Following a gourmet breakfast, you will have your first snorkel or dive before a leisurely lunch. In the afternoon, take your pick between wakeboarding, waterskiing, kayaking or relaxing on board. Then take the tender to visit a secret bay for a short trek before a breathtaking sunset. You will sail overnight to Wayag.

DAY THREE – Wayag and bonfire on the Beach

Today you will climb the peaks of Wayag to survey the limestone outcrops from above, an iconic vista full of lush greens and turquoise. After lunch, you can choose between snorkeling, diving or any other watersports before a cocktail party relaxing on the beach beside a roaring bonfire, watching hundreds of stars appear in the night sky.

DAY FOUR – Kawe to Aljui Bay

Setting sail early in the morning to Kawe, you will cross the equator underwater while you snorkel or dive surrounded by huge manta rays. After lunch, you will sail to Aljui Bay, home to the best night-diving in Raja Ampat. Enjoy a relaxed dinner on board this evening.

DAY FIVE – Pearl Farm and Wofoh

Learn how cultured pearls are made at the Atlas pearl farm this morning. After lunch, explore the bay with a boat tour taking in limestone cliffs, rocks, pinnacles, dolphins and exotic birds. Snorkelling, diving and watersports can fill the rest of your afternoon, before cocktails and a BBQ on a peaceful beach. Sail overnight to Pulau Pef.

DAY SIX – Pulau Pef

Pulau Pef’s small inlets, bays and crystal-clear lagoons make the ideal setting for kayaking. Surrounded by giant ancient trees, paddle right up to the mangrove roots reaching into the water. Marvel at prehistoric hand paintings on the limestone cliffs and snorkel or dive any range of habitats, from caverns and overhangs to hard and soft corals, keeping an eye out for pygmy seahorses and the endemic walking shark. After lunch, you will sail to Yang Efo to dive or snorkel with turtles, stingrays and schools of snapper and fusilier fish before sailing to Yen Beser overnight.

DAY SEVEN – Yen Beser

Before dawn breaks, you will set off on a trek in search of the rare red birds of paradise, which perform an elaborate courtship display as the sun rises. Puffing up their feathers, vibrating and buzzing, the birds also tip upside down to show off their long tail feathers, which form a heart around them. Then move on to explore the jungle, observing trees and rich fauna. Dive at Meoscon, pause for lunch then relax on a short sail before snorkeling again with manta rays. You will sail to Sorong after an exciting day.

DAY EIGHT – Sorong

After breakfast, you can pack and prepare to disembark, returning to the airport by tender and car.

  • Rates are per cabin per sailing based on 2 people sharing
  • All meals, soft drinks, house beers
  • Laundry
  • Airport transfers
  • Excursions & activities including equipment for watersports and diving.
  • International Travel
  • Open to novice sailors

Fly into Sorong

Depart from Sorong

DAY ONE – Sorong to Penemu

Join Tiger Blue, moored 30-60 minutes from the airport, to meet the crew, settle in and enjoy your first meal on board. You will then set sail overnight to Penemu.

DAY TWO – Secret Bay to Wayag

Following a gourmet breakfast, you will have your first snorkel or dive before a leisurely lunch. In the afternoon, take your pick between wakeboarding, waterskiing, kayaking or relaxing on board. Then take the tender to visit a secret bay for a short trek before a breathtaking sunset. You will sail overnight to Wayag.

DAY THREE – Wayag and bonfire on the Beach

Today you will climb the peaks of Wayag to survey the limestone outcrops from above, an iconic vista full of lush greens and turquoise. After lunch, you can choose between snorkeling, diving or any other watersports before a cocktail party relaxing on the beach beside a roaring bonfire, watching hundreds of stars appear in the night sky.

DAY FOUR – Kawe to Aljui Bay

Setting sail early in the morning to Kawe, you will cross the equator underwater while you snorkel or dive surrounded by huge manta rays. After lunch, you will sail to Aljui Bay, home to the best night-diving in Raja Ampat. Enjoy a relaxed dinner on board this evening.

DAY FIVE – Pearl Farm and Wofoh

Learn how cultured pearls are made at the Atlas pearl farm this morning. After lunch, explore the bay with a boat tour taking in limestone cliffs, rocks, pinnacles, dolphins and exotic birds. Snorkelling, diving and watersports can fill the rest of your afternoon, before cocktails and a BBQ on a peaceful beach. Sail overnight to Pulau Pef.

DAY SIX – Pulau Pef

Pulau Pef’s small inlets, bays and crystal-clear lagoons make the ideal setting for kayaking. Surrounded by giant ancient trees, paddle right up to the mangrove roots reaching into the water. Marvel at prehistoric hand paintings on the limestone cliffs and snorkel or dive any range of habitats, from caverns and overhangs to hard and soft corals, keeping an eye out for pygmy seahorses and the endemic walking shark. After lunch, you will sail to Yang Efo to dive or snorkel with turtles, stingrays and schools of snapper and fusilier fish before sailing to Yen Beser overnight.

DAY SEVEN – Yen Beser

Before dawn breaks, you will set off on a trek in search of the rare red birds of paradise, which perform an elaborate courtship display as the sun rises. Puffing up their feathers, vibrating and buzzing, the birds also tip upside down to show off their long tail feathers, which form a heart around them. Then move on to explore the jungle, observing trees and rich fauna. Dive at Meoscon, pause for lunch then relax on a short sail before snorkeling again with manta rays. You will sail to Sorong after an exciting day.

DAY EIGHT – Sorong

After breakfast, you can pack and prepare to disembark, returning to the airport by tender and car.

Typical tropical holiday clothes required