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Wayag Lagoon, Wayag Island, Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat & West Papua Expedition

A 8-day long trip on board the Aqua Blu

Length

8 Days

Ship category

Luxury

Ship type

Mid-Sized Ship

Capacity

30 Passengers

Raja Ampat & West Papua Expedition

5 Reviews

Trip highlights

Kayak through 'The Passage,' spotting saltwater crocodiles, hawksbill turtles, and hornbills

Dive at the world record site for most species spotted in a single dive

Snorkel with black tip reef sharks at Wayag Islands

Spot the rare birds of paradise on the island of Waigeo

The DiveIndonesia experience

Gourmet dining by renowned chef Benjamin Cross.

Exclusive Beach Club with bespoke cocktails and private beach access.

Unique visit to a pearl farm in Alyui Bay.

Follow the path of Alfred Russell Wallace through 'The Passage.'

This trip, is a 8-day journey through some of Indonesia's most stunning and biodiverse waters. Start your adventure in Sorong and cruise to Mioskon Island, where you'll snorkel and dive among vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. The following days take you through Kabui Bay, where you can kayak 'The Passage' and spot unique wildlife, and to Cape Kri, renowned for its record-breaking marine biodiversity.

Experience the luxury of Aqua Blu's Beach Club on Wofoh Island, and dive or snorkel at Wayag Island's pristine reefs. Encounter majestic manta rays at Dayang Island's Manta Cleaning Station and immerse yourself in the culture at Arborek Island's Papuan village. With gourmet cuisine prepared by Chef Benjamin Cross, luxurious accommodations, and exclusive experiences like the pearl farm visit, this expedition promises an unforgettable adventure through Raja Ampat and West Papua.

Your ship: Aqua Blu

Aqua Blu, DiveIndonesia
Aqua Blu, DiveIndonesia
Aqua Blu, DiveIndonesia

Step aboard the Aqua Blu, a luxurious expedition yacht offering an unparalleled experience in the breathtaking waters of Indonesia. This vessel, designed by the renowned Dutch yacht designer Cor D. Rover, combines modern elegance with ultimate comfort. With 15 individually designed suites, the Aqua Blu ensures a personalized and intimate voyage for every guest.

The Aqua Blu cruises through some of Indonesia's most iconic destinations, including the Komodo National Park, the Spice Islands, and Raja Ampat. Each itinerary promises a unique adventure, from diving in vibrant coral reefs to hiking … Read more about Aqua Blu

Cabins

Aqua Blu, Cabin 204, CAT 1
Suite 204

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

3

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Aqua Blu, Cabin 401, CAT2
Suite 401

Type:

Matrimonial

Max. occupancy:

2

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Aqua Blu, Cabin 101, CAT1
Suite 101

Type:

Double/Matrimionial + Sofabed

Max. occupancy:

3

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Aqua Blu, Cabin 105, CAT1
Suite 105

Type:

Double/Matrimionial + Sofabed

Max. occupancy:

3

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Aqua Blu, Cabin 103, CAT3
Suite 103

Type:

Twins

Max. occupancy:

2

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Aqua Blu, Cabin 301, CAT 2
Suite 301

Type:

Matrimonial

Max. occupancy:

2

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Aqua Blu, Cabin 302, CAT1
Suite 302

Type:

Double/Matrimionial + Sofabed

Max. occupancy:

3

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Aqua Blu, Cabin 206, CAT3
Suite 206

Type:

Twins

Max. occupancy:

2

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Aqua Blu, Cabin 203, CAT 2
Suite 203

Type:

Double/Matrimionial + Sofabed

Max. occupancy:

3

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Aqua Blu, Cabin 202, CAT 1
Suite 202

Type:

Double/Matrimionial + Sofabed

Max. occupancy:

3

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Aqua Blu, Cabin 104, CAT1
Suite 104

Type:

Double/Matrimionial + Sofabed

Max. occupancy:

3

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Aqua Blu, Cabin 102, CAT3
Suite 102

Type:

Twins

Max. occupancy:

2

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Aqua Blu, Cabin 201, CAT2
Suite 201

Type:

Double/Matrimionial + Sofabed

Max. occupancy:

3

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Aqua Blu, Cabin 303, CAT 1
Suite 303

Type:

Double/Matrimionial + Sofabed

Max. occupancy:

3

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Aqua Blu, Cabin 402, CAT1
Suite 402

Type:

Double/Matrimionial + Sofabed

Max. occupancy:

3

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Map

Itinerary

Your itinerary below may vary, depending on the weather, wildlife breeding, and local conditions.

Sorong, Indonesia
Sorong
Gam Island, Raja Ampat

Arrive at Sorong to a warm welcome. There will be a private transfer to SwissBelhotel Sorong to rest and relax, before embarkation at noon. Board Aqua Blu and cruise to Mioskon Island, while enjoying the world-class cuisine of chef Benjamin Cross for dinner.

Kabui Bay, Waigeo, Raja Ampat
Kabui Bay, Waigeo, Raja Ampat
DIN Mios Kon

Kabui Bay

Wake up to the beauty of Mioskon Island and head out for a relaxing snorkeling and diving excursion. In the afternoon, tour on tenders or kayak in ‘The Passage’ – a narrow passing between Waigeo and Gam Island, that Alfred Russell Wallace traveled through in 1860. Enjoy the mangrove views and catch sight of saltwater crocodiles, hawksbill turtles, and hornbills before returning to Aqua Blu for sundowners and dinner.

Yanggelo Island, Raja Ampat
Cape Kri, Raja Ampat
Kabui Bay, Waigeo, Raja Ampat

Kabui Bay

Cape Kri

Rise in the morning to birdsong for an early tender tour of Kabui Bay’s magnificent karsts. Afterward, enjoy breakfast while cruising to Cape Kri. Snorkel or dive at a site which holds the world record for most species spotted in a single 90-minute dive. On to Yangeffo Island, go on an exhilarating afternoon dive excursion at Mayhem reef or enjoy a sunset cocktail tender tour of the mangroves. Dine underneath the stars once you’re back onboard.

 Raja Ampat, Waigeo
Raja Ampat, Waigeo full view
Raja Ampat, Waigeo Pier from Viewpoint

Wofoh Island

Alyui Bay

You’ll have an early departure to Alyui Bay, followed by an eye-opening visitto a pearl farm. Next, it’s off to Wofoh Island for diving, snorkeling, and watersports in the afternoon. Lay back and enjoy Aqua Blu’s Beach Club on a private beach, sipping on bespoke cocktails and frolicking family fun as the sun sets.

Wayag full View, Raja Ampat
Wayag with boats, Raja Ampat
Wayag full view, Raja Ampat

Mount Pindito

Wayag Lagoon

Figure Eight Rock

Witness the magnificence of Wayag Island’s limestone islets and lagoons as the sun rises. Jump in for a refreshing early morning swim and listen to the sounds of the surrounding nature. Attempt to spot the rare birds of paradise before a hearty breakfast onboard. Next, we’ll be diving at Figure Eight Rock or snorkeling at the Ranger station to spot black tip reef sharks. Spend the afternoon exploring hidden lagoons aboard kayaks at “Castaway” beach.

Arborek, Raja Ampat
Dayang Island, Raja Ampat
Dayang Island, Raja Ampat

Dayang Island

We’ll be arriving early at Dayang Island, known for its plethora of marine life, especially Reef Manta Rays and occasionally Oceanic Manta Rays. Snorkelers and divers alike will revel in the close presence of such majestic creatures at the Manta Cleaning Station. Afterward, you’ll cruise to Arborek Island for a cultural excursion at the Papuan village before returning onboard to dine beneath the stars.

Friwinbonda Island, Raja Ampat
 Raja Ampat, Waigeo
Raja Ampat, Waigeo full view

Mayalibit Bay

Friwinbonda Island

Kali Biru river

Kali Biru

Rise before the sun to embark on a spectacular nature excursion to hike to spot the rare birds of paradise on the island of Waigeo. After breakfast, enjoy a relaxed snorkel excursion at Friwinbonda Island. In the afternoon, test your sense of adventure heading inland on a local canoe before a refreshing swim down the shimmering blue Kali Biru river. Departing for Sorong for your last night.

Sorong, Indonesia
Sorong
Gam Island, Raja Ampat

Enjoy a healthy breakfast onboard in Sorong before your outbound flight.

Dates & Prices

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Info

Single Cabin Supplement

When booking online, you can choose the option to "Upgrade to single occupancy". This will guarantee you the whole cabin to yourself, for an additional fee. If you don't select this option, then another traveler of the same sex might be placed into the same cabin with you.

What's included

All meals onboard. Almost all dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice - please ask us about your needs.

Beverages: House wine and beer, non-alcoholic drinks.

Laundry.

All excursions.

Snorkeling equipment and wetsuits

All available non-motorized water sports

Group transfers to/from vessel when travelling on recommended flights (Jakarta to Sorong with Garuda Indonesia GA 682)

Scuba diving for certified divers.

Complimentary access to high speed Starlink Wi-Fi.

Your booking contributes to our Conservation Project.

What's not included

International and domestic flights

Visas

Private transfer

Spa Services

Boutique Purchases

Guide and crewgratuities

Reviews

dex134

Aqua Blu

Luxury

March 2024

Raja Ampat on board Aqua Blu this month was one of the most amazing travel excursions I have done! The epicurean experience was 6 star, the service and staff absolutely amazing! On top of all this, the beauty and splendour of Raja Ampat seem to still be a hidden secret as once you sail in this pristine landscape, you seem mostly isolated. The scuba diving and dive instructors of the best quality, the diving experiences truly majestic! A wonderful blend that touches on so many aspects for an amazing family holiday!

Patricia R

Aqua Blu

Luxury

Amazing trip. Aqua Blue team was magnificent! They took care of every detail and made sure we had the best experience possible. The room was very spacious and beautifully decorated. I stayed at room 401 and was really happy with it. We dived everyday on different places amongst beautiful corals reefs! The diving team prepare everything for you! I went on my honeymoon and cannot recommend it enough! And the food was delicious!

asiatraveler1964

Aqua Blu

Luxury

We went on a 7 night Rajah Ampat cruise in Indonesia. The whole experience was absolutely perfect. From the welcome to the cabin, the food and excursions. The cruise manager Glenn was fantastic as well as the rest of the crew. I was not diving but never felt excluded from the group of divers. The scenery was breathtaking. I highly recommend the cruise. They do offer different destinations in Indonesia depending on the season. Luckily the weather was fabulous too. As everything is included you don’t need to pay extra for services.

Worth Knowing

Any diving certifications from a recognized agency is accepted (PADI, SSI, NAUI, BSAC, etc) and you will need to show it to the Cruise Director.

We recommend guests to purchase a dive insurance prior to their voyage.

From experience, we recommend an amount in the range of US$70 -US$95 per day for the crew.

Binoculars are available to borrow at no additional cost.

FAQs

Indonesia, with its tropical climate, offers two main diving seasons: the wet season from November to March and the dry season from April to October. Each season provides unique diving experiences, ensuring unforgettable adventures year-round.

Wet Season (November to March) During the wet season, expect increased rainfall and humidity, but warm temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 28°C (82°F). Rain typically falls in short, intense bursts, allowing plenty of sunny intervals for exploration. This season attracts diverse marine life due to nutrient-rich waters, making it ideal for underwater photography. Additionally, fewer tourists mean less crowded dive sites and lush, vibrant landscapes.

Dry Season (April to October) The dry season is the most popular for diving, with minimal rainfall, lower humidity, and clear skies. Water temperatures range from 27°C (81°F) to 30°C (86°F), and visibility often exceeds 30 meters (98 feet). These conditions create perfect settings for diving and snorkeling, offering calm seas and abundant marine life. It's an excellent time to explore Indonesia's breathtaking underwater world.

Whether you prefer the vibrant marine life of the wet season or the clear waters of the dry season, Indonesia's diverse climate ensures a memorable diving experience. Let us help you plan the perfect liveaboard adventure tailored to your preferences.

Yes. Dive insurance is generally mandatory for liveaboard trips in Indonesia. Most operators and booking platforms require divers to have insurance that covers emergency evacuation, medical treatment, and other dive-related incidents.

Please secure adequate insurance that provides coverage for medical treatment, decompression sickness, injuries, and emergency evacuation from remote areas, ensuring safety and peace of mind. Optional coverage for equipment loss is also beneficial.

Several providers offer comprehensive coverage, including DAN (Divers Alert Network), Dive Assure, and World Nomads. These organizations offer tailored plans to suit different diving needs.

Raja Ampat & West Papua Expedition

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