Papua’s Whale Sharks & Birds of Paradise II
Raja Ampat Islands are situated on West coast of Indonesian’s province West Papua. Although the islands are among the best snorkeling spots of Indonesia, they are still wild, not flooded with a wave of tourists. Just a few villages are located on the largest islands.
Safari covers Kaimana, Triton Bay, Raja Ampat, Misool and Waigeo.
Pick up at the airport and transfer to the harbour where the Ombak Putih will be waiting at anchor. We will head towards Namatote Passage, stopping for a refreshing swim along the way before watching the sun set on our first day at sea.
Today we will cruise through the Namatote Passage. We will then explore the undisturbed coves, caves, and lagoons of Triton Bay, where we will anchor for the night.
If the Whale Sharks are here we will swim and snorkel with, we will also spend our time swimming from secluded beaches, snorkeling the vibrant turquoise waters and kayaking amongst the rocky outcrops. Finally we will visit the village of Lobo.
Today we will round Cape Papisol to the Karawawi region, where we will stop to refresh ourselves before journeying on to the beautiful Kitikiti waterfall. Later we will continue north-west along the coastline of West Papua.
Visit of the village of Sipitnanam. After we will make our way to the Pisang Islands to relax and enjoy the sparkling white-sand beaches, clear waters, and vibrant reefs.
This morning we will wake to see the sun rise over the picturesque chain of islands that makes up the Misool archipelago. We can paddle in the sea kayaks or watch for birds perched on the rocks.
After a full day of island hopping, the Ombak Putih will spend a quiet night at anchor.
Swim and snorkel through Tomolol’s mysterious dome-topped cave. After a full day, the Ombak Putih will begin her overnight journey north.
Trekking and bird watching expedition near the village of Sapokren. We will spend the remainder of the day resting from the morning’s activities and enjoying the waters and reefs of Raja Ampat.
Walking into the forest on a pre-dawn quest to spot the remarkable red bird of paradise. After returning to the ship, Ombak Putih makes her way through the Dampier strait, home of some of Raja Ampat’s premier reefs.
We will end the day by mooring off Pulau Arborek in front of Arborek Village.
In the morning, we will find ourselves at anchor in the harbour of Sorong. After a final, hearty breakfast, we will say goodbye to the Ombak Putih and her crew.
Our tenders will take you ashore for your transfer to the airport for your onward travel.
The route and dives are always organized according to the weather conditions, the currents and tides.