Raja Ampat Sailing Cruise

Discover the Paradise of Raja Ampat by Sailboat

8 days/7 nights ● from/to Sorong, West Papua ● Private Tour ● 7 nights onboard ● Level of difficulty: 1*

This discovery cruise on a sailboat takes you to the heart of the Raja Ampat archipelago. During 8 days you sail through the central and northern regions of the archipelago. Unlike other sailing destinations, Raja Ampat is characterized by its density of small, uninhabited islands, but also by the fact that you don’t need to know how to dive to admire its magnificent underwater world. In the remarkably shallow waters, snorkelers swim in amazement among the multicolored fluorescent corals where hundreds of thousands of fish hide. Sharks, rays, turtles, dolphins and even whales at certain times of the year can also be found here. No wonder Raja Ampat is called the last paradise on earth!

Price per person
from/to Sorong, West Papua

for 4 guests
USD 4.740 Price in EUR / IDR on request

Day 1: Sorong Airport – Raja Ampat
Arrival in West Papua, first day of the cruise in Raja Ampat

You arrive at the airport in Sorong, West Papua. Your driver will take you to the Sorong harbor where you will board your beautiful sailing boat Phinisi. Your Raja Ampat cruise begins! You set sail for the central and northern parts of the archipelago. Your yacht offers all the necessary comfort with its air-conditioned cabins with ensuite bathrooms. It has a deck, ideal for relaxing between excursions and watching the sunset each evening.
Your first snorkeling trip around Friwen Island gives you a great taste of the adventure you are about to embark on for the rest of the week. You swim through a colorful soft coral plateau and thousands of fish! Anchor for the night in Dampier Strait. Possibility of a night snorkeling trip after dinner.

Transport: 15 minutes by car. Crew service on board. Accommodation: Double cabin on board. Meals: Full board.

Day 2: Raja Ampat
The passage

You head for the “passage”. This narrow strait with high limestone cliffs is located between the Gam and Waigeo islands. The scenery on land but also underwater is incredible. You swim among multicolored corals, giant trevally and humpback parrot fish, turtles and small harmless sharks, manta rays and even eagle rays!
In the evening, you moor in a small secret bay.

Crew service on board. Accommodation: Double cabin on board. Meals: Full board.

Sail through the Raja Ampat paradise on this nice sailboat
Good times on board

Day 3: Raja Ampat
Snorkelling in the Secret Bay and Tanjung Putus

This morning you start with a snorkelling trip in the secret bay where you spent the night. Its shallow waters are home to many corals and fish! Then sail to Tanjung Putus, also known as Broken Cape. You dive with schools of barracuda, giant trevally, white tip and black tip sharks.

Crew service on board. Accommodation: Double cabin on board. Meals: Full board.

Day 4: Raja Ampat
The beautiful Piaynemo and the mysterious island of Rufus

Early in the morning you climb the few steps that lead you to the beautiful panorama of Piaynemo. The view is breathtaking. Similar to Wayag, the landscape is a patchwork of karst and lush islands against a backdrop of turquoise blue water. Then you visit the mysterious island of Rufus. It encircles a salt lake which communicates with the sea through underground channels which you explore.

Crew service on board. Accommodation: Double cabin on board. Meals: Full board.

A secret bay in Raja Ampat
piaynemo green islands in blue water with sunshine
The beautiful Piaynemo in Raja Ampat

Day 5: Raja Ampat
Kayaking and snorkelling in the south of Piaynemo

Explore the southern Piaynemo archipelago by kayak or stand-up paddle. You paddle between small, hidden, pristine beaches on crystal clear waters where you can see fish and rays around. After lunch, you snorkel to discover beautiful underwater walls, covered in coral and home of many fish. This evening you enjoy the sunset from a beautiful deserted beach before enjoying the superb barbecue organised by the crew!

Crew service on board. Accommodation: Double cabin aboard. Meals: full board.

Day 6: Raja Ampat
Snorkelling with Manta rays and visit of Sawandarek village

This morning you lift anchor very early to swim with the majestic manta rays of the Manta Sandy Site after a short cruise. Surrounded by dozens of them, this is a very impressive experience. Afterwards, you will visit the charming village of Sawandarek. For years, its inhabitants have decided to stop fishing in order to protect the underwater wealth of their village. The result is remarkable and makes Sawandarek one of the best snorkelling spots in Raja Ampat. We anchor in a quiet bay of Mansuar for the night. 

Crew service on board. Accommodation: Double cabin aboard. Meals: full board.

Grill a fish and relax
One of the private double cabins on board

Day 7: Raja Ampat 
Birds of Paradise Tour in the Jungle

Early birds get up at 4:30 this morning for a trip into the jungle to see the birds of paradise. There are over 30 different species of birds of paradise in New Guinea and Raja Ampat is home to some of these great beings. Famous for their mating parade, sunrise is the best time to see them singing and dancing.
In the afternoon, dive at Cape Kri, known for its high density of underwater species. Last evening on board.

Crew service on board. Accommodation: Double cabin aboard. Meals: full board.

Day 8: Raja Ampat – Sorong airport
Last day of cruise and transfer to airport

After a last breakfast on board, you sail towards Sorong. Your Raja Ampat cruise is ending. At the port of Sorong, your driver is here to take you to the Sorong airport for your return flight. End of the trip in Raja Ampat.

15 min drive. Meals: breakfast only.


Raja Ampat Sailing Cruise ● 8 days/7 nights ● Private Tour
Chartering the boat costs a total of USD 18.960 for the whole trip. The boat can welcome up to 8 people.
Price per person from/to Sorong, West Papua
for 2 guests
USD 9.480 Price in EUR / IDR on request
for 4 guests
USD 4.740 Price in EUR / IDR on request
for 6 guests
USD 3.160 Price in EUR / IDR on request
There are group departures. Write us to know the exact dates, availability, and join a group.
Join a group
USD 2.710 Price in EUR / IDR on request
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For payment we accept USD, EUR, and IDR. Please let us know your preferred currency. We ask for a deposit of 15% of the tour price at the time of booking. The balance is due no later than 4 weeks before the start of the tour. Prices are subject to change. The final price will be quoted upon confirmation of the tour.


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