Raja Ampat Cruise Expedition

An expedition to one of the planet’s most diverse landscapes – where the Pacific and Indian Oceans meet. The Raja Ampat islands encompass more than 40,000 square kilometres of unparalleled marine life and thousands of islands, cays and shoals cloaked in tropical jungle. The itinerary can be adjusted to suit preferences, both before arrival and once underway

A range of expedition dates are available, please contact reservations to enquire or select the links below to book a selection of pre-scheduled expeditions on aman.com

Reserve Amandira
28 November - 3 December 2017
7 - 12 December 2017
17 - 22 January 2018
1 - 6 February 2018
8 - 13 February 2018

Reserve Amanikan
2 - 7 December 2017
9 - 14 February 2017
4 - 9 November 2018
10 - 15 November 2018
17 - 22 November 2018

 

DAY ONE: RELAX AMID SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF RAINFOREST-COVERED BATANTA AND CORAL-FRINGED KRI

The voyage on Amanikan or Amandira begins from Sorong, cruising toward Mioskon for the first night

 

DAY TWO: MIOSKON AND ITS REEFS, IN VIEW AT DAYBREAK, OFFER SOME OF RAJA AMPAT’S BEST DIVES

Cruise to Yanggefo along the Wiageo coastline for lunch, followed by an afternoon of snorkelling, diving and kayaking in the mangrove paradise

 

DAY THREE: A MORNING CHORUS OF BIRDSONG ACCOMPANIES A DIVE, BEFORE SETTING COURSE FOR ALJUI BAY

The three-hour cruise threads its way through a host of the Raja Ampat’s outer islands, containing vibrant formations above and below the water

 

DAY FOUR: DISCOVER A PEARL FARM AND DIVE AT A NEARBY REEF, HOME TO GHOST PIPEFISH AND BLUE RING OCTOPUS

Picturesque Kawe is the destination for an evening spent stargazing on the equator

 

DAY FIVE: DIVE OR SNORKEL ACROSS THE EQUATOR AND BACK AGAIN, BEFORE SAILING FOR THE LAGOONS OF WAYAG

One of the region’s most beautiful settings, Wayag offers opportunities for diving, snorkelling, kayaking or simply soaking up the natural wonders

 

DAY SIX: CLIMB MT PINDITO TO TAKE IN THE VISTA OF THE ISLANDS AND ATOLLS SCATTERED IN ALL DIRECTIONS

Take a dive after lunch, before turning the boat back toward Yanggefo for another night amid the mangroves

 

DAY SEVEN: SWIM WITH MANTA RAYS OF UP TO FIVE METRES ACROSS AT ARBOREK, BEFORE CRUISING BACK TO SORONG

Overnight anchorage takes place at Sorong, followed by breakfast and airport transfer in the morning

 

A PADI-CERTIFIED DIVE MASTER IS ON BOARD TO TAILOR ITINERARIES AND OFFER INSTRUCTION FOR EXPERTS AND BEGINNERS

Both Amandira and Amanikan are fitted with state-of-the-art equipment allowing for a variety of dives, as well as snorkelling and kayaking

Begin your odyssey

Contact us to find out more about the Raja Ampat Journey aboard Amandira and Amanikan