10-Day High-End Cruise in Raja Ampat

Embark on a 10-day cruise exploring the central and northern regions of the Raja Ampat archipelago. Aboard a traditional wooden Phinisi yacht, you navigate among its array of small, uninhabited islands. The region’s stunning underwater world, renowned for its rich corals and diverse marine life, is accessible not only to scuba divers but also to snorkelers in its remarkably shallow waters. Witness mesmerizing marine life, including sharks, rays, turtles, and dolphins, with the possibility of spotting whales during certain times of the year. Renowned as the last paradise on earth, Raja Ampat offers a unique and captivating maritime experience.

What we particularly like about this cruise

10 days/9 nights

From/to Sorong, West Papua
$ 4.320 starting from
  • Per guest in shared double cabin
  • Price in EUR/IDR on request

Daily itinerary

Duration and program may vary, depending on your travel dates and personal preferences.

Day 1: Sorong Airport – Raja Ampat
Boarding in Sorong and setting sail

On arrival at Sorong Airport, you are met by your driver and taken to the nearby port to embark on your stunning vessel. Enjoy welcome drinks and snacks while the cruise director provides a safety briefing and outlines the itinerary. Settle into your cabin and prepare for the journey ahead. The cruise heads north towards Waigeo, covering approximately 40 nautical miles. This is a perfect time for relaxation and a full briefing on activities. If time permits, a first snorkel or check dive is scheduled.

30 minutes by car. Scuba diving and/or snorkeling included. Accommodation: On board the yacht (various cabin categories). Meals: Full board.

Have it all for yourself
A Hawksbill Turtle among corals

Day 2: Raja Ampat
Yenbuba bay and Cape Kri

Embark on a day of exploration in the enchanting Raja Ampat. Begin your morning with a delightful breakfast, soaking in the tranquil beauty of Yenbuba bay. Dive and snorkel at Yenbuba Jetty, encountering turtles, barracudas, and vibrant corals. Enjoy leisure time with kayaking and relaxing on the scenic sandbank. The vessel then sets course for Cape Kri, a nearby destination for another captivating snorkeling and diving session. The day concludes with an overnight sail to the captivating Wayag Islands.

Scuba diving and/or snorkeling included. Accommodation: On board the yacht (various cabin categories). Meals: Full board.

Day 3: Raja Ampat
Equator crossing to the iconic site of Wayag

We reach Wayag at dawn and embark on a morning trek up Mont Pindito, providing stunning views of the limestone islands. The day continues with exploring Wayag’s inner lagoon, showcasing pristine white-sand beaches. Explore this paradise using kayaks, paddles, or speed boats. The lagoon also presents beautiful snorkeling spots, showcasing giant clams and vibrant coral life. Divers will be enchanted by Batu Seven and a secret dive spot in Wayag, encountering mantas, giant clam shells, and exquisite coral gardens. The night is spent in the tranquility of Wayag’s calm inner lagoon.

Scuba diving and/or snorkeling included. Accommodation: On board the yacht (various cabin categories). Meals: Full board.

Stand-up paddling nearby the beautiful Wayag area
Iconic Wayag

Day 4: Raja Ampat
Kawe Island to Aljui Bay

After breakfast we head to Kawe Island, starting the day with a possible stop at the Wayag Ranger Station for a chance to see black tip sharks along the shallow beach. The vessel sails southward, crossing the equator, and reaches the vibrant snorkeling and diving sites of Black Rock and Eagle Rock. Both divers and snorkelers share these dynamic locations, renowned for their stunning coral gardens, diverse marine life, and the chance to encounter sharks and mantas. Later we sail southeast to Aljui Bay for a peaceful overnight mooring in front of the Pearl Farm.

Scuba diving and/or snorkeling included. Accommodation: On board the yacht (various cabin categories). Meals: Full board.

Day 5: Raja Ampat
Wofoh Island

We begin the day with a morning visit to the pearl farm before setting sail for the enchanting Wofoh Island. Wofoh is a hidden paradise offering pristine beaches, incredible snorkeling, kayaking and fascinating diving experiences. In the afternoon, the boat sails to a sheltered anchorage at Maniafun Island, where we will spend a peaceful night.

Scuba diving and/or snorkeling included. Accommodation: On board the yacht (various cabin categories). Meals: Full board.

Exceptional underwater worlds
Being on a yacht allows you to spend the night in quiet bays

Day 6: Raja Ampat
Piaynemo paradise: A day of exploration and tranquility

Embark on a day of exploration starting at Piaynemo Island. Arrive shortly after breakfast to enjoy snorkeling and diving at Keruo Channel, renowned for vibrant corals and diverse marine life. Relax on serene beaches and explore Melissa’s Garden, a site with impressive pinnacles covered in soft corals. For non-divers, there are peaceful beaches and excellent snorkeling. After lunch, head north to a new anchorage, offering trekking and a refreshing swim. Conclude the day at Yangello Island with a night dive amidst mangrove areas, surrounded by undisturbed nature from the vessel.

Scuba diving and/or snorkeling included. Accommodation: On board the yacht (various cabin categories). Meals: Full board.

Day 7: Raja Ampat
Majestic manta encounters

Embark on a picturesque day as we sail to Arborek Island, greeted by the serene sounds of white kakatoes. Explore the inner mangrove with kayaks or opt for an early morning dive. Arborek offers a plethora of activities—snorkeling, diving, beachcombing, and village walks. The jetty, an easy dive/snorkel site, showcases giant clams and vibrant coral gardens. Continue the journey to Manta Sandy for snorkeling and diving, witnessing graceful reef mantas at their cleaning station. As the day unfolds, we cruise eastward towards Friwen Island, enjoying the sunset from the comfortable sundeck.

Scuba diving and/or snorkeling included. Accommodation: On board the yacht (various cabin categories). Meals: Full board.

The islands of Piaynemo
Swim with manta rays

Day 8: Raja Ampat
Snorkeling and diving around Mioskon Island

After breakfast we take our two dinghies to navigate the crystal waters around Mioskon Island. This pristine reef offers enchanting snorkeling and easy diving opportunities, showcasing vibrant marine life like yellow snapper, napoleon wrasse, trevallies, groupers, and wobbegong sharks. The adventure continues to Blue Magic, a dynamic pinnacle in the Dampier Strait. From reef fish to pelagic wonders, including Mantas Rays, barracudas, trevally, and sharks, it’s a mesmerizing underwater spectacle. Concluding the day, we sail back to Friwen anchorage, nestled between Friwen and Waigeo.

Scuba diving and/or snorkeling included. Accommodation: On board the yacht (various cabin categories). Meals: Full board.

Day 9: Raja Ampat
Bird of Paradise and Friwen Wall

Embark on an adventurous day in Raja Ampat, starting with an early morning trek in search of the elusive Bird of Paradise, a rare species endemic to West Papua. The trek, led by local guides, includes a scenic trip upriver and a 30-minute hike up into the tropical forest, offering the chance to see these magnificent birds at sunrise. After the trek, enjoy breakfast before diving and snorkeling at Friwen Wall to explore the vibrant underwater world. Enjoy free time on Friwen’s stunning beach and coral reef with kayaks and paddles. Meanwhile, the crew prepares for a special barbecue dinner on a pristine beach. Under the stars, we celebrate the last night of our cruise around the fireplace.

Scuba diving and/or snorkeling included. Accommodation: On board the yacht (various cabin categories). Meals: Full board.

Arborek village
"Cendrawasih" Red bird of paradise

Day 10: Raja Ampat – Sorong Airport
Last day of the cruise

After an overnight sail towards Sorong, we arrive at Sorong harbor in the early morning. It’s time to say goodbye to your dedicated crew. Your driver takes you to Sorong Airport for your onward flight or to your hotel in town.

30 minutes by car. Meals: breakfast.

The Yacht: 10-day high-end cruise

Price & Conditions

10-Day High-End Cruise in Raja Ampat ● 10 days/9 nights ● from/to Sorong, West Papua

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From/to Sorong, West Papua
Starting from
$ 4.320
 per guest
  • Surcharge for single cabin +30%
  • Price in EUR/IDR on request

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From/to Sorong, West Papua
Starting from
$ 4.700
 per night
  • Maximum 10 adults
  • Price in EUR/IDR on request

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