Tiger Blue: Seven Night Cruise of Raja Ampat Indonesia

# Wildlife Cruise

Tiger Blue: Seven Night Cruise of Raja Ampat Indonesia

8 Days from £3440 per adult.
8 Days
Wildlife Cruise
Beach
Snorkelling and Diving

Located off the northwest tip of New Guinea Island in Indonesia’s West Papua province, Raja Ampat is an archipelago comprising more than 1,500 islands, cays and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo. These incredibly remote islands are almost undisturbed by humans and are renowned for their incredible diversity of marine life, with perhaps the richest coral reef ecosystems in the world.

During a seven night cruise of this breathtaking archipelago enjoy a flexible program of activities with world class diving, snorkelling, watersports, hikes, wildlife watching and stunning views, where encounters with other visitors are few and far between.

Itinerary

Price from £3440 per adult. Based on sharing twin cabins

Day 1 - Sorong to Penemu

Transfer 30-60 minutes by car and tender to Tiger Blue. Settle in and overnight sail to Penemu.

Staying at Tiger Blue. Includes Dinner.

Day 2 - Secret Bay to Wayag

After breakfast head of snorkelling before a leisurely lunch. In the afternoon take your pick between wakeboarding, waterskiing, kayaking or relaxing on board. Then take the tender to visit a secret bay and embark on a short trek on foot to enjoy a magnificent sunset. Overnight sail to Wayag.

Staying at Tiger Blue. Includes All Meals.

Day 3 - Wayag

Climb the peaks of Wayag to survey the limestone outcrops from above - an iconic vista full of lush greens and turquoises. After lunch choose between snorkelling, diving or any other watersports before a cocktail party on the beach beside a roaring bonfire beneath a starlit sky.

Staying at Tiger Blue. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Kawe to Aljui Bay

Set sail early in the morning to Kawe. Cross the Equator underwater whilst snorkelling or diving surrounded by huge manta rays. After lunch set sail to Aljui Bay, home to the best night diving in Raja Ampat. Enjoy a relaxed dinner on board.

Staying at Tiger Blue. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Pearl Farm and Wofoh

Learn how cultured pearls are made at the Atlas pearl farm in the morning. After lunch explore the bay with a boat tour taking in limestone cliffs, rocks, pinnacles, dolphins and exotic birds. Snorkelling, diving and watersports may fill the rest of the afternoon before cocktails and a barbecue on a peaceful beach. Overnight sail to Pulau Pef.

Staying at Tiger Blue. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Pulau Reef

Pulau Pef's small inlets, bays and crystal-clear lagoons make the ideal setting for kayaking. Surrounded by giant ancient trees paddle right up to the mangrove roots reaching into the water. Marvel at prehistoric hand paintings on the limestone cliffs. Snorkel or dive any range of habitats from caverns and overhangs to hard and soft corals, keeping an eye out for pygmy seahorses and the endemic walking shark. After lunch sail to Yang Efo to dive or snorkel with turtles, sting rays and schools of snapper and fusilier fish before sailing to Yen Beser overnight.

Staying at Tiger Blue. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Yen Beser

Before dawn breaks set off on a trek in search of birds of paradise which perform an elaborate courtship display as the sun rises. Then move on to explore the jungle, observing endemic trees and rich fauna. Dive at Meoscon, pause for lunch then relax on a short sail before snorkelling again with manta rays. Overnight sail to Sorong

Staying at Tiger Blue. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Sorong

After breakfast pack and prepare to disembark, returning to the airport by tender and car.

Includes Breakfast.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
No

Flight Info:
Fly from London on Singapore Airlines via Singapore

Area Specialist

Jonathan Morris

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

We are back and all I can say is what a fantastic tour! Thank you so much for organising, we have both fallen in love with Indonesia and cannot wait to go back to see other things. Sulawesi was fabulous –the diving was so good it was like being in an aquarium. The tarsiers were all that I expected but the black macaques were so much more!

The first evening walk to see the Tarsiers, on the way we saw two Cuscus hanging about in the trees. We saw a couple of Macaques but the main event was the Tarsiers. We saw six in one tree and they are more cute/ugly as their photos. I could have stayed there all night watching them.

The next day we travelled back to see the Macaques, we were a little late and thought we had missed them as a we got to a group of people who had been watching them the macaques turned away into the bush. We carried on walking to look for kingfishers when we found ourselves in the middle of a monkey gang fight. Rambo 1 and Rambo 2 troops had travelled onto each other’s territory and  all hell broke loose! They didn’t care that we were there they just rushed back and forth hollering at each other, it was so exciting watching it.

Once all the testosterone subsided Rambo 2 relaxed and groomed each other we just stood in the middle of them watching them for ages. One  climbed a tree to communicate with me by sticking his tongue out and showing me some very strange facial expressions – Stewart thought he was asking me to be his 3rd wife!  As we stood watching them relaxing, one came to play with my shoelaces and then another liked my trousers, then a brave one climb up me and started grooming my hair! He didn’t give up easily, sticking his fingers in my eyes and kept looking at me seeing how I was reacting– it was a fantastic experience all round.

All  that is left to say is thank you again for giving us the wide variety of what we can see in Indonesia, it has whetted our appetite to see more!  Now to plan for next year –we will be in touch soon!

Mrs VW - Blackheath

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Indonesia Tour 6 - Tiger Blue: Seven Night Cruise of Raja Ampat

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