Highly protected and all natural, Raja Ampat is home to 1500 islands scattered off Sorong, our starting point for this yacht charter itinerary. Best experienced by yacht, in these archipelagos lush rainforests slope down to paradise white beaches and luminous turquoise waters are alive with colourful sea life.
This is an example of an eight day yacht charter itinerary in Raja Ampat. Itineraries are created individually for every client based around personal preferences and how you want to spend your time onboard.
Arrive in Sorong airport and meet your yacht. Once aboard, set sail for Batanta Island where to anchor for the first night. The smallest of Raja Ampat’s four main islands, Batanta is the perfect introduction to the beauty of the reef and rainforest.
Sail to the beautiful Fam Islands to enjoy hidden bays and sheltered blue lagoons. Explore by kayak or dive to see some of the most beautiful coral gardens in the region. In the early evening take a sunset hike to the highest point on one of the islands and admire the panoramic views.
Manta Ray Sightings
One of the closest islands to the Equator in Raja Ampat, Kawe Island offers spectacular white sand beaches and beautiful scenery including a lovely waterfall on the western side of the island. There are fantastic opportunities for diving and snorkeling here too, with impressive coral formations teeming with schools of fish. You may even be lucky enough to swim with manta rays.
Arrive in the Wayag archipelago, the jewel of Raja Ampat, and enjoy a day amongst the region’s most iconic scenery. Climb one of the many island peaks for breathtaking views of the stunning landscapes. Dive or snorkel to experience the area's incredibly rich marine life, or paddleboard along the shoreline of the dramatic limestone islands. In the evening, enjoy cocktails and a barbeque on the beach.
Sand & Sundowners
Wofoh Island is a paradise for divers and non-divers alike. Multiple dive sites offer a mix of hard coral, barrel sponges and soft corals teeming with colourful fish. The calm surrounding waters are ideal for a kayaking and paddleboarding, and the island's gorgeous white-sand beaches are the perfect location for sundowners and a barbeque dinner.
World Class Diving
The waters of Kri Island offer some of the best diving in all of Raja Ampat. The island's spectacular reef holds the world record for the number of fish species recorded in a single dive. As well as great schools of trevallies, tuna and barracuda, this is a one of the few locations where you can spot wobbegongs. The nearby long white sandbank is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day.
Rise early and head ashore for a 40 minute trek into the jungle to spot the magnificent red bird of paradise. Afterwards, explore ‘The Passage’ on the yacht's tenders and discover the extraordinary narrow straight that runs between Gam and Waigeo, where the rainforest meets the reef in a labyrinth of limestone teeming with wildlife. Here you can also enjoy birdwatching or a session of paddleboarding or kayaking, before an overnight cruise to Matan Island.
Enjoy a final swim before cruising back to Sorong. A tender and private vehicle will transfer you to Sorong airport for your journey home or onward travel.