Beautiful Birds, Bays, and the Underwater World.
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.
We will embark in the harbour of Sorong. We will depart for the island of Mioskon, about 5 hours north-west of Sorong, near Waigeo. Pulau Mioskon is the ideal place for snorkelling off the beach, water sports, and bird watching. In the evening we will move to the nearby village of Sapokren on Waigeo.
Trekking and bird watching expedition near the village of Sapokren. Later, we will cruise deep into Kabui Bay between the islands of Gam and Waigeo. We will end up at a beautiful spot for snorkeling near the narrow passage between Gam and Waigeo. In the evening we will cruise to the village of Yanbesir on Pulau Gam.
We can participate in a long trek from the village of Yanbesir in search of the fabulous Wilson’s Bird of Paradise. We will then move on to Pulau Mansuar, where we can do some great snorkelling in the afternoon. In the evening we will cruise to Batanta Island and anchor at the foot of Arefi Village.
Trek into the island’s interior. At lunchtime, we will continue to the small island of Jerif, and in the afternoon we can do some snorkelling and we might even be lucky enough to spot some manta rays. Late afternoon we will set off in the direction of Tomolol (Tamulol) Bay on the east side of Misool, cruising overnight.
Snorkelling in the bay near Wagmag. After lunch we will visit the revered and magical Tomolol Cave. In the late afternoon we will move to nearby island of Lenkafal.
Our second day in the Misool area will be spent enjoying water sports, beach activities and snorkelling near Pulau Lenkafal. In the afternoon, we will start the crossing to Fakfak on the mainland of West Papua.
We will cruise to Pulau Semai for water sport activities in the afternoon. In the evening we will continue cruising along the uninhabited coastline of western Papua, with its mountainous landscape covered with thick jungle, in the direction of Kiti-Kiti.
We can take a swim under the impressive Kiti-Kiti Waterfall, the rest of the day will be spent at a nice beach in the area, where we can snorkel, swim, kayak and paddle-board. Overnight we will cruise on along the coast to Pulau Namatote.
If they are here, Snorkelling alongside the Whale Sharks. Later we will move in the direction of Triton Bay. Snorkelling at one of the nearby reefs, in the evening we will have a farewell party with the crew on board or on the beach. Overnight we will cruise to our final destination, the harbour of Kaimana.
In the morning we will disembark the Katharina, bid farewell to the crew, and transfer to the airport of Kaimana for the return flight to Bali, Jakarta or elsewhere.
The route and dives are always organized according to the weather conditions, the currents and tides.