Whale Sharks in West Papua

WEST PAPUA | season: November - March
12 nights | 565 NM (1,046 km)
The bounties of Raja Ampat – the last paradise on earth – await on the ultimate West Papua charter. Explore its highlights, then venture further south to swim with whale sharks in Triton Bay.

Itinerary Synopsis

This epic 12-night journey is a marine-lover’s dream, focusing on world-class dive sites and concluding with up-close encounters with whale sharks, the ocean’s gentle giants.

For a stunning introduction to Raja Ampat, we’ll start at Kri, one of a world-renowned dive site. At Mioskon, oceanic manta rays may be sighted at Blue Magic. Wayag affords supreme photo opportunities and speedboat rides through some of scenery that will genuinely take your breath away.

Visit island villages, spot exotic birds and enjoy water sports in calm emerald bays. Secluded beaches, epic dives and waterfall views await on this outstanding trip in paradise.

Itinerary Route

Daily Activities

Day
01
Sorong - Cape Kri
40 NM (74 km)  |   ~ 6 hours
 

Embark for Kri, settling in and watching the stunning scenery pass by as you enter Raja Ampat.

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02
Kri - Kawe
58 NM (98 km)  |   ~ 7.5 hours
 

Dive Kawe’s amazing coral network, then explore the impressive formations of the Equator Islands west of Kawe, where you can observe large pelagics and cross the equator while underwater.

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03
Kawe - Wayag
13 NM (25 KM)  |   ~ 2 hours
 

Enjoy a two-hour leisurely cruise through Raja Ampat’s signature karst formations at Wayag and drop anchor in a secluded bay. Stand-up paddle board or kayak, then hike to the highest peak for incredible photos.

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04
Wayag - Sel Pele Bay
28 NM (51 km)  |   ~ 3 hours
 

Dive in Sel Pele Bay, a beautiful seascape renowned for critter hunting. Trek the island to view its native birds and animals, or visit the Atlas South Sea Pearl Farm to learn about pearl cultivation and harvesting.

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05
Sel Pele Bay - Jet Fam
36 NM (67 km)  |   ~ 5 hours
 

Jef Fam’s smooth bay is perfect for any watersport you feel like doing today. In the afternoon, take the speedboat to tour small natural pools and discover rare orchids blooming on cliffs around the island.

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06
Jet Fam - Tomolol
80 NM (149 km)  |   ~ 13.5 hours
 

Enter Tomolol Bay in Misool to visit the massive cathedral-sized Tomolol Cave, which you can swim through or explore on a SUP board. Once through the cave, a short climb delivers you to a secret lagoon.

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07
Tomolol - Farondi
18 NM (33 km)  |   ~ 2.5 hours
 

Around the islands of Kalig and Fiabacet, there are hundreds of exceptional dive sites to choose from in this ultra-protected area known for great biodiversity and vibrant coral reefs. Take the dinghy to lagoons to spot wildlife, and stroll the white sand beaches. Cruise overnight to Pisang Islands. Around the islands of Kalig and Fiabacet there are hundreds of exceptional dive sites to choose from in this ultra-protected area known for great biodiversity and vibrant coral reefs. Take the dinghy to lagoons to spot wildlife, and stroll the white sand beaches. Cruise overnight to Pisang Islands.

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08
Farondi - Pisang Islands
70 NM (129 km)  |   ~ 10 hours
 

Dive in clear waters above colorful, active reefs around the Pisang Island chain, then cruise to West Papua for speedboat exploration dives or treks through uninhabited islands to admire exotic birds.

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09
Pisang Islands - Kitikiti Waterfall
101 NM (187 km)  |   ~ 14.5 hours
 

Enjoy the dramatic sight of Kitikiti plunging from the clifftop rainforest to the sea. Swim under the waterfall and snorkel the nearby reefs. Cruise overnight to Triton Bay.

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10
Kitikiti Waterfall - Triton Bay
75 NM (139 km)  |   ~ 11 hours
 

Cruise Triton Bay's turquoise channels between towering limestone cliffs in search of migratory groups of whale sharks, jumping in the water with snorkels when we spot them gathered at docks where Bugis fishermen keep netted baitfish.

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11
Namatote Passage - Kaimana
17 NM (31 km)  |   ~ 2.5 hours
 

Look for more opportunities to swim with the whale sharks on your last day in Triton Bay’s beauty, enjoying watersports in calm bays or beach walks at your leisure.

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13
Kaimana

 

Enjoy a last breakfast, bid farewell to the crew, disembark and transfer to the airport.

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Customizing your itinerary

This sample itinerary is intended to provide an example of a real adventure from Raja Ampat down to Triton Bay. To discuss crafting the ultimate private yacht charter around your individual preferences, please enquire below or email us at: info@indoyachts.com.

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