Nabire's Whale Sharks

This tour is for those who love the sea and its mysterious creatures. Here you discover the secluded Cendrawasih Bay, home to many whale sharks. Whale sharks are not shy and will come close to the surface, making them easy to experience for divers and snorkelers alike. What’s special about Cendrawasih Bay is that it’s one of the few places in the world where these magnificent creatures can be seen all year round, making your visit special no matter the season. Your accommodation is a simple, non-profit business operated by the villagers of the bay. You should not expect comfort, but a truly memorable experience in the heart of pristine nature.

Tour Highlights

4 days/3 nights

From/to Nabire, Papua
$ 790
  • Per guest, for a minimum of 2 guests
  • Price in EUR/IDR on request

Daily itinerary

This is an example itinerary that can be customized to suit your personal preferences.

Day 1: Nabire Airport – Cendrawasih Bay
Arrival, transfer to the Cendrawasih Bay and first dive/snorkel with whale sharks

On arrival at Nabire Airport your driver takes you to the jetty of Wagi. Arriving 2 hours later, you are met by your resort’s boatman who drives you by speedboat to your final destination. After a short ride you have finally arrived at the end of the world. The dive resort is located on a peninsula and is isolated by wild vegetation that makes it inaccessible by car. It is run as a non-profit organization and is owned by the local community. It is a simple place with limited comfort, but with a dedicated team and surrounded by unspoilt nature. You come here for the whale sharks, not the accommodation. You check in, enjoy a late lunch and get ready for your first dive among the whale sharks.

Transportation: 2 hours by car, 30 minutes by speed boat.  Accommodation: Basic double room. Meals: full board. 1 dive and/or snorkeling session included.

You can snorkel with them
You can dive with them

Day 2: Cendrawasih Bay
Diving or snorkeling with the whale sharks

Today is dedicated to diving/snorkeling with the whale sharks. After breakfast, you board the dinghy that takes you to the favorite sites of these majestic creatures. They usually like to stay close to the fishing boats that release the small fish they catch. You are likely to swim with 1, 2 or even 3, 4 or more whale sharks. Don’t be shy, they are curious and friendly creatures that will swim with you! Back to the resort for lunch, another dive/snorkel trip with whale sharks is scheduled for the afternoon.

Transportation: Around 1 hour by speed boat. Accommodation: Basic double room. Meals: full board. Up to 2 dives and/or snorkeling sessions included.

Day 3: Cendrawasih Bay – Nabire
A last morning dive/snorkel with the whale sharks and transfer back to Nabire

After breakfast, enjoy a final dive or snorkel with the whale sharks. Return to the resort for lunch and around 2pm you are transferred back to Nabire town. Check into your hotel around 5pm and the rest of the day is at leisure. For dinner we recommend the hotel restaurant.

Transportation: 30 minutes by speed boat, 2 hours by car. Accommodation: Double room at Grand Hotel Papua, Nabire City. Meals: breakfast and lunch. 1 dive and/or snorkeling session included.

Fishermen of Cendrawasih Bay
Whale sharks are not shy, but curious

Day 4: Nabire – Nabire Airport
Transfer to Nabire Airport

After breakfast, you are transferred to Nabire Airport for your onward flight

Transportation: 10 minutes by car. Meals: breakfast.

The accommodation: Dive Resort

Price & Conditions

Nabire's Whale Sharks ● 4 days/3 nights ● from/to Nabire, Papua

2 guests

From/to Nabire, Papua
$ 790
 per guest
  • Surcharge for single room on request
  • Price in EUR/IDR on request

3 or more guests

From/to Nabire, Papua
$ 790
 per guest
  • Surcharge for single room on request
  • Price in EUR/IDR on request

Single traveller

From/to Nabire, Papua
$ 1480
 per guest
  • In single room
  • Price in EUR/IDR on request

Price includes

Price does not include

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