Ambon – Banda Sea – Raja Ampat SNORKELING liveaboard with OMBAK PUTIH

0
Price
From6,990 USD
12 Days / 11 Nights
16 October 2018 - 27 October 2018
Max People : Min : 10 Max : 24 pers + 2 kids

Wallace Trails & Sails I with Dr. Tony Whitten

This area of Indonesia, referred to as The Coral Triangle, is home to arguably the most diverse marine life in the world. We will explore on land and underwater exactly what captivated Wallace about this part of the world and what continues to attract scientists and nature lovers from across the globe. Cruising north, we will then explore the spectacular region of Raja Ampat Islands who are situated on West coast of Indonesian’s province West Papua.

Safari covers Banda Islands, Seram, Raja Ampat, Misool and Waigeo

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Upon arrival in Ambon cars will be waiting to take you to the Ombak Putih. We will take an (optional) short tour of the surrounding area. In the evening, we will begin our voyage to the Banda Islands.

  • Day 2

    This morning will be spent on the island of Manipa. The village we will explore is simple but bright with tropical blooms. We will visit a distillery for the locality’s famous ‘kayu putih’.

  • Day 3

    Today we will wake up in front of Boano Island, which is famous for its towering cliffs, karst formations and white-sand beaches. During lunch we will move to a nearby string of uninhabited islands for some spectacular snorkelling.

  • Day 4

    Our destination is the village of Sawai, an oasis in itself, but also a perfect land base for us to make the most of Seram’s stunning northern coast and Manusela National Park.

    We will spend two days trekking, exploring and bird-watching in the area before we continue on our course for the famous Raja Ampat Archipelago.

  • Day 5

    Today we will find ourselves anchored in Tomolol Bay on Misool Island. Swim through Tomolol’s mysterious dome-topped cave.

    After returning to the ship, we will use our tenders to explore more of this impressive maze of karst islands, both above and below the surface.

  • Day 6

    Visit of a cavernous grotto adorned with spectacular stalactites.

    We will spend the day maximising everything that this fascinating area has to offer by marvelling at both the marine wonderland under the water and the magnificent landscape above the surface.

    We will do some paddling, kayaking, bird watching and snorkeling.

  • Day 7

    Visit of a cavernous grotto adorned with spectacular stalactites.

    We will spend the day maximising everything that this fascinating area has to offer by marvelling at both the marine wonderland under the water and the magnificent landscape above the surface.

    We will do some paddling, kayaking, bird watching and snorkeling.

  • Day 8

    The boat will be moored in front of the island of Penemu. We will take a short hike here to experience one of the most famous views that Raja Ampat has to offer.

    The rest of the day we will spend exploring, kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkeling in the surrounding areas.

  • Day 9

    Today the Ombak Putih will make its way through the Dampier strait, home of some of Raja Ampat’s premier reefs. Snorkeling with some of the larger marine life attracted to the strait’s nutrient- rich currents. We will end our day in front Arborek Village.

  • Day 10

    This morning we wake up on the north coast of the jungle-clad island of Batanta.

    Trek into the island’s interior. We will anchor at the foot of Arefi. A short walk along the riverbed brings us to the first of two jungle waterfalls.

    After leaving the wilderness behind us, we will find a nearby spot to swim and snorkel.

  • Day 11

    We will wake offshore of Sawinggarai Village. The dinghy takes us in the dark over to the village and a local guide will take us into the forest.

    We will be back on the boat by mid-morning and if time permits we’ll travel over to Pef Island to snorkel and motor around the convoluted coast.

    In the afternoon we’ll head towards Sorong and should have time for a snorkel before dinner.

  • Day 12

    After breakfast we will say goodbye to Dr. Tony, the crew and our sea based home, the Ombak Putih. We will take the tenders ashore where you will be transferred to the airport for your onward travel.

The route and dives are always organized according to the weather conditions, the currents and tides.

Price
From6,990 USD
Booking Form
Enquiry Form
Full Name*
Email Address*
Your Enquiry*
16 October 2018 - 27 October 2018
Select a package
  • Cruising PackageAvailable: 24 seats

Proceed Booking

Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account

112

Included

  • Cruise full-board (3 meals/day + snacks + water/tea/coffee)
  • Snorkeling gears
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Booking of domestic flights

Not Included

  • Flight fares
  • Alcoholic beverages & soft drink