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Sealife at Manuar Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Indonesia Raja Ampat Cruise

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Aqua Blu
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Raja Ampat, with its glittering turquoise waters and natural karst formations, is best known for showcasing the world’s most diverse collection of underwater habitats and marine species. On land, uncover hidden lagoons, coves, and beaches, as well as forests that shelter rare bird species, including the endemic Wilson’s bird of paradise. Explore the rich biodiversity and natural beauty of this region on an island-hopping cruise aboard the luxurious Aqua Blu.
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Highlights
  • Visit a local village and bat cave on foot in Gam island
  • Wander the soft sandy coastline of Cape Kri on foot
  • Explore the magnificence of Pulau Wayag’s limestone islets and lagoons
  • Take a tour on a pearl farm in Aljui Bay
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Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Sorong Harbour | Embark

Arrive at Sorong to a warm welcome. Board Aqua Blu and cruise to Gam Island as the sun sets.

Day 2: Gam Island, Waisai & Kabui

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Awake to the beauty of Gam Island. Early morning trekking at Gam and Waisai. Tour Kabui and Karst in the afternoon on tenders, or visit a local village and bat cave on foot.

Day 3: Cape Kri | Arborek

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Rise in the morning to birdsong and explore the soft sandy coastline of Cape Kri on foot before a short cruise to a dive site that holds the world record for species spotted in a single 90-minute drive. Snorkeling is also highly rewarding. Sail to Arborek Island for dinner.

Day 4: Wayag

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Watch the magnificence of Pulau Wayag’s limestone islets and lagoons unveil before your eyes as the sun rises. Climb to the top of Mount Pindito for a bird’s eye view of the stunning surroundings and attempt to spot rare birds of paradise before making the lagoons and reefs your home for the day. Arrival at Aljui bay and round off with dinner by the sea.

Day 5: Aljui Bay & Pulau Pef

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit a pearl farm in Aljui Bay before cruising to Pulau Pef and Yangello for snorkeling and water sports in the afternoon. Explore hidden lagoons and karst limestone islets aboard our tenders or kayaks. Arrive at Dayang Island for dinner.

Day 6: Dayang Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Embark on a morning trek with our guides to look for birds of paradise in the lush forest. Dayang island is known for plenty of marine life, especially manta rays. Snorkeling is excellent at Wai along with the bordering reef systems. For adventurous divers, explore the sunken wreckage of a WW2 P47D fighter plane and the beautiful reefs and sea-mounts of Tapok.

Day 7: Birie Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrival in Birie, a group of islands, bays, and lagoons that lie just off the coast of north Batanta. Discover mangrove-fringed bays and plenty of wildlife en route to the spectacular waterfall in Batanta mainland is a must. The ship will cruise eastwards towards Sorong during dinner.

Day 8: Sorong Harbour | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast onboard your ship in Sorong before your outbound flight.

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Aqua Blu Bar and Alfresco Dining Area
Aqua Blu Sun Deck
Aqua Blu from above

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Notes

This trip includes:
 
  • All meals while on board
  • Premium selected wines and beer, non-alcoholic drink
  • Excursions with knowledgeable local guides
  • Group transfers between vessel on recommended flights
  • Snorkeling equipment and wet suits
  • Scuba diving
  • All available non-motorized water sports
  • Laundry
  • Internet connection (intermittent depends on locations)

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