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Uranie Island, Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat & Spice Islands Expedition, Indonesia

An 11-day long trip on board the Aqua Blu

Length

11 Days

Ship category

Luxury

Ship type

Mid-Sized Ship

Capacity

30 Passengers

Raja Ampat & Spice Islands Expedition

Trip highlights

Enjoy a mystical canoe ride through Kali Biru’s blue waters

Explore limestone islets and lagoons

Dive at one of the oldest and most pristine coral reefs

Walk through historic Dutch Fort Nassau

The DiveIndonesia experience

Relish the world-class cuisine crafted by renowned chef Benjamin Cross

Exclusive Beach Club with bespoke cocktails and private beach access

Stay in spacious, elegantly designed suites with modern amenities

Benefit from a high crew-to-guest ratio

Embark on an 11-day adventure through the stunning Raja Ampat and Spice Islands aboard the luxurious Aqua Blu. This expedition offers a perfect blend of exhilarating dives, historical exploration, and serene relaxation. Begin your journey in Sorong and cruise through Mioskon Island, where you’ll snorkel and dive in crystal-clear waters. Explore the mystical blue waters of Kali Biru, dive at the renowned Mayhem reef in Yangeffo Bay, and visit the hidden treasure of Yeben Island.

Experience the magnificent limestone islets of Wayag Island, the ancient coral reefs of Penemu Island, and the rich history of the Banda Islands. With gourmet dining, top-notch amenities, and a variety of activities including kayaking, snorkeling, and cultural tours, this expedition promises an unforgettable adventure for both divers and non-divers alike. Whether you’re exploring vibrant coral gardens, encountering majestic manta rays, or strolling through historic fortresses, every moment aboard Aqua Blu is designed to be memorable and enriching.

Your ship: Aqua Blu

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

What we truly love about Aqua Blu is its perfect blend of elegance, adventure, and comfort, setting a new standard for luxury liveaboard expeditions in Indonesia. This stunning expedition yacht, originally built in 1968 and completely refitted in 2019, offers an exceptional journey through some of Indonesia’s most spectacular waters, including the pristine reefs of Raja Ampat, the legendary Komodo National Park, and the culturally rich Spice Islands.

Imagine waking up in your spacious suite to the gentle rocking of the sea, ready for a day of thrilling dives and explorations. Aqua Blu’s itine … Read more about Aqua Blu

Cabins

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 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 203, CAT 2
Suite 203

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 402, CAT1
Suite 402

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 202, CAT 1
Suite 202

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 303, CAT 1
Suite 303

Type:

Double/Matrimionial + Sofabed

Max. occupancy:

3

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Aqua Blu, Cabin 204, CAT 1
Suite 204

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

3

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Aqua Blu, Cabin 206, CAT3
Suite 206

Type:

Twins

Max. occupancy:

2

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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

Embarkation Time: 12:00

Arrive at Sorong to a warm welcome. There will be a private transfer to Swiss-Belhotel 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.

Kali Biru, Waigeo, Raja Ampat
Kali Biru, Waigeo, Raja Ampat
Kali Biru, Waigeo, Raja Ampat

Kali Biru river

Mioskon Reef

Awake to the beauty of Mioskon Island, and head out for a relaxing snorkel and dive excursion. In the afternoon, venture into the heart of the jungle on board our private tenders, then enjoy a canoe ride up-river through Kali Biru’s mystical blue waters. Cool off and swim downstream past the jungle canopy.

Yanggelo Island, Raja Ampat
Mangroves, Raja Ampat
Mayhem, Gam Island

Mayhem

Yangeffo Bay & Yeben

While at Yangeffo Bay, experience an exhilarating dive excursion at the renowned Mayhem reef, or snorkel the mangroves at Citrus Ridge. Sail over to Yeben island while fueling your appetite on board.

Yeben Island is a hidden treasure of Raja Ampat known for its clear water and beautiful beaches. Head out and watch the sunset from a tender ride out at sea. Dine underneath the stars once you are back on board.

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 Raja Ampat, Waigeo
Raja Ampat, Waigeo full view

Wofoh Island

Alyui Bay

We’ll have an early departure to Aljui Bay, followed by a visit to a local pearl farm. Later in the day, we head to Wofoh Island for diving, snorkeling, and water sports. 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

Figure Eight Rock

Wayag Lagoon

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, before a hearty breakfast on board. 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.

Dayang Island, Raja Ampat
Dayang Island, Raja Ampat
GPS Point, Manta Ray, Komodo

Melissa's Garden

Dayang Island

Penemu Island

Piaynemo

Penemu contains some of the most beautiful coral reefs in Raja Ampat. These remote reefs are bursting with color and life. Melissa’s Garden; considered to be amongst the oldest and most pristine coral reefs in Raja Ampat. Inside the lagoon, on Penemu Island, we can take a short walk up the wooden stairs will reward you with a panoramic view across the lagoon. During lunch we sail to Dayang island, known for its abundance of marine life, especially Manta Ray. Snorkeling and diving the bordering reef systems in order to witness Oceanic and Reef Manta Ray is spectacular.

Misool, Raja Ampat
Misool Shore View, Raja Ampat
Misool top View, Raja Ampat

Jellyfish Lake

Tomolol Cave

Thousand Temples

The next destination on our expedition itinerary is the magnificent One Thousand Temples karst island and lagoon complex. There is plenty to see and do at this astonishing location, both on land and sea. Look forward to incredible cave systems, mysterious jellyfish lakes, unforgettable tender trips through karst island passages, and ancient rock art.

Misool, Raja Ampat
Misool Shore View, Raja Ampat
Misool top View, Raja Ampat

Wayil Islands

The Wayil region of Raja Ampat features a number of uncharted islands, each harboring pristine beaches and secret lagoons. Enjoy kayaking among the reefs or head out for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters.

Koon Island, Maluku Islands
Koon Island, Maluku Islands
Too Many Fish, Maluku Islands

Too Many Fish

Spend the day exploring some of the finest reefs on the planet. Off the remote island of Koon, divers and snorkelers can look forward to visiting ‘Too Many Fish’, an aptly named site with plenty of reef fish sightings as well as occasional pop-ins by leopard sharks and hammerhead sharks

Banda Neira, Maluku
Banda Api, Maluku
Banda Island, Maluku

Fort Belgica

Kora-Kora

Approach the Banda Islands at sunrise, greeted by Kora-Kora war canoes at the harbor. Stroll through history at the Dutch Fort Nassau on Banda Neira– which used to be the most hotly contested island in the world back in the 16th and 17th century. Walk through ancient passageways now bustling with modern life, yet still showcasing a treasure trove of history. After lunch, head out for a snorkeling or diving excursion, and end the evening with a sundowner at Fort Belgica.

Ambon, Maluku

Port of Ambon

Disembarkation Time: 07:00

Enjoy a delicious breakfast on board before your disembarkation at Ambon.

Dates & Prices

From

Until

Info

Availability

Price

14

Mar

2026

24

Mar

2026

Available

From

USD 15,300

14

Mar

2026

24

Mar

2026

Available

From

USD 15,300

Preferred date unavailable? Contact us

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

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 crewgratuities.

Binoculars are available to borrow at no additional cost.

There will be a private transfer to Swiss-Belhotel Sorong to rest and relax before embarkation at noon.

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.

We dedicate 1% of our revenue towards environmental protection. From 2024, V Social will begin setting up its own conservation project, working together with local people. We firmly believe that conservation can be impactful and long-lasting, but that it is only truly effective when done together with people living in the territory.

Travel relies on natural resources and is deeply connected with nature and wildlife. Therefore, responsible and sustainable travel has to include conservation efforts and true care for the places we travel to. The V Social Foundation’s conservation project is an initiative that works with local people to give them ownership of their territory, protect the environment through reforestation and regeneration efforts, and empower the community by handing them over control of the project within five years.

We aim to develop a model that contributes to climate protection, adapts to local conditions instead of harming them, and empowers local people to take over the project in the future. The goal is that this model can be replicated and create a snowball effect among the communities we work with and the destinations we travel to, making travel a true force for good.

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