Raja Ampat Cruise Expedition Itinerary - 5 days or more
Raja Ampat expedition is an adventure through one of the world’s most exceptional marine areas. The experience takes place aboard Amanikan, a custom-built, 32-metre coastal cruiser featuring three above-deck cabins, a foredeck with bar for outdoor dining, or Amandira, a custom-built, 52-metre, two-masted Phinisi sailing vessel with five cabins (one Master Cabin, two Deluxe Cabins and two cabins with double bunks), both feature world-class diving equipment.
Amanikan supports a crew of 10, and Amandira supports a crew of 14, including a dive instructor and a private chef.
The trip includes two nights (either pre- or post- excursion) at Amanwana, a tented wilderness hideaway on Moyo Island.
Ideal for private cruises, Amanikan accommodates up to three couples and Amandira can accommodate a family of ten; chartered in tandem, up to 16 guests can embark on an unforgettable private adventure. For those wishing to break up the travel time to the expedition starting point, a one-night stay can also be organised in Bali at Amanusa.
All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
National Park entrance fees
Sorong Airport transfer
Activities: Diving (for certified divers), trekking, beach excursions, paddleboarding, kayaking
Day 1 Transfer from Sorong to Amanikan or Amandira. Enjoy lunch and relax over the six-hour cruise to Mioskon passing many spectacular islands including Batanta and Kri.
Day 2 Awake with Mioskon, and Waigeo in view. Dive or snorkel Mioskon then cruise over lunch to Yanggefo along the Waigeo coastline. On arrival, snorkel, dive or kayak around this spectacular mangrove paradise.
Day 3 Enjoy spotting the many bird species in the area over breakfast, then dive, snorkel, swim or kayak before setting course for Alyui Bay. This three-hour cruise passes some of the area’s most famous and remote islands. On arrival, dive or relax.
Day 4 In the morning, visit the Alyui pearl farm and see how pearls are extracted. Then dive or snorkel one or two of the many dive sites nearby. Set course for Arborek.
Day 5 Snorkel or dive with the hopes of seeing magnificent manta rays, common in the area. After lunch, set course for Sorong.
Day 6 After breakfast you will be transported to the airport for your onward flight.
The seven-night itinerary follows the five-night itinerary until day 4 when the cruise sets course for Kawe, rather than Arborek, crossing the equator before nightfall.
Day 5 Dive or snorkel on the equator near Kawe – a truly unique experience. Cruise to Wayag for an afternoon dive or snorkel in the magnificent lagoons.
Day 6 Climb Mt. Pindito for breathtaking views, then dive, snorkel or kayak after lunch. Set course for Yanggefo and overnight back in the shelter of the mangroves.
Day 7 A short cruise to Arborek allows the chance to dive or snorkel with manta rays. After lunch, set course for Sorong.
Day 8 After breakfast you will be transported to the airport for your onward flight.
Both itineraries are subject to change depending on sea and weather conditions. As the cruise is offered exclusively, preferred routes and dive sites can be discussed with the crew before departure. Meals are also tailored to personal preferences, with the chef offering both Asian and Western menu options. Guests may extend their journey before or after the expedition at one of Aman's five Bali properties.
Nightly Rates: $9,150 (one cabin) -$10,750 (three cabins) on Amandira | $7,250 (one cabin) - $8,850 (three cabins) on Amanikan