Raja Ampat 

live – aboard small ship accommodation with active kayak, walk and snorkel activities    

kayak days from the comfort of the ship

We provide everything you need to paddle from the boat

Active Adventure

Thrilling kayaking among limestone spires and snorkeling experiences.

Wildlife Encounters

Finding amazing animals is a highlight on this tour.

National Park

Discover pristine National Park.

Experience Overview

Location: west papua departs sorong 

Duration: 12 Days

Price: from US$6100 

Package Includes

  • Fully guided 12-day experience 
  • Accommodation aboard Jakare
  • All kayak and snorkel equipment
  • All incredible meals
  • 8 anchorages on the journey 
  • Revolving scenery aboard Jakare
  • Landings and walks
  • Photos of your experience

Upcoming Dates 

2025 November 2 – 14

Features & Highlights

  • Kayak among incredible limestone spires 
  • Breathtaking snorkeling opportunities
  • The creature comforts of boat living
  • Wildlife and cultural encounters
  • Expert guides with extensive local knowledge and great cooking skills
  • Unparalleled sunrises and sunsets

Join region x on their ultimate annual west papua live aboard

The island of New Guinea sits just below the equator, bounded by the Pacific Ocean in the north and the Arafura Sea in the south. New Guinea is divided into two halves, the eastern part is the independent country of Papua New Guinea and the western half is known as West Papua. It’s on the north-west tip of West Papua that the approximately 1500 islands that make up Raja Ampat are situated. The area abounds in stunning beaches, sapphire seas and one of the world’s most spectacular marine habitats. Using a deluxe live aboard as our floating home base, we’ll explore our surrounds both on and under the water, returning to the boat for delicious meals and relaxation. On this 12-day itinerary we discover the stunning Misool Island chain where few have paddle before.
Join us for an amazing adventure!

Tour itinerary

DAY 1

You will be picked up from your Sorong hotel (or airport if arriving early this morning) for the transfer to our charter vessel, Jakaré. There will be a crew introduction, trip briefing and a ship and kayak safety orientation. The adventure begins as we cruise towards the Misool Islands, located southwest of Sorong.
Lunch • Dinner / ON LIVE ABOARD

DAY 2

Awaken to the stunning Misool Islands! We’ll launch the kayaks and spend the day exploring Wayil Island, the most southerly of islands visited.
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner / ON LIVE ABOARD

DAY 3

After a short transfer to Segaf island, we hop back in the kayaks to explore this island paradise. Plenty of time is spent in the water too!
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner / ON LIVE ABOARD

DAY 4

Today’s paddles are centred around the lagoons, cliff walls and karst pillars of Balbulol Island and surrounds.
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner / ON LIVE ABOARD 

DAY 5

This morning we enjoy a short cruise to the next island in the Misool island chain, Lenkafal. We will be dropped off at the southeastern tip and spend
a longer outing paddling around the many nooks and crannies of this island. We will join the boat in time for lunch and spend the afternoon exploring the rest of
Lenkafal Island via kayak and snorkel.
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner / ON LIVE ABOARD

DAY 6

A short transfer will bring us to the Thousand Temple Islets where we will spend nearly three days exploring thousands of intricate islands, of all shapes
and sizes. We’ll paddle over shallow reefs and deep lagoons, under archways and through hidden passages in the limestone rocks.
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner / ON LIVE ABOARD

DAY 7-8 

We continue to explore Thousand Temple Islets, including the most amazing cave Raja Ampat has to offer. Paddle into this incredible cathedral like
cave or even explore on a stand up paddle board or by fins and snorkel! We depart Thousand Temple Islets after our three days of exploration and make our
way to the northern islands of Raja Ampat.
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner / ON LIVE ABOARD

DAY 9

We will arrive near Pef Island by mid morning today. Our first excursion will be an exploration of Hidden Lagoon, where we seem to discover something
new every time we visit. Our afternoon kayak will be a meandering paddle through Pef Island, with limestone cliffs, mangrove passages and beautiful outer
water views.
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner / ON LIVE ABOARD

DAY 10 

We cruise to the southern shoreline of Gam Island to the entrance of Mangrove Lagoon. Paddling into the lagoon, we’ll wind our way through the
mangrove fingers, eventually reaching three inland marine lakes. Here, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for dugongs, up to twelve have been reported to live in
the area. On the other side of the lakes we’ll enter a new set of mangrove fingers which eventually lead us back to the open ocean where we’ll meet the boat.
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner / ON LIVE ABOARD

DAY 11

Today we explore Kabui Bay and wind our way through hundreds of limestone islands. A maze of islands and passageways will have us paddling in a
circle to meet the boat where it dropped us off. We will explore one island that has ancient petroglyphs (carvings) on the rock faces. Tonight we head back to
Sorong, enjoying our last group dinner on board.
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner / ON LIVE ABOARD

DAY 12

Morning arrival into Sorong. Enjoy a farewell breakfast before packing up and saying goodbye to the crew. The trip concludes with a transfer to the airport.
Breakfast / END OF TRIP ARRANGEMENTS 

Sunset Pizza paddle

 

 

By choosing this Ecotourism Experience you are making a conscious decision to reduce impact by promoting sustainable travel that benefits local communities, culture, and heritage and ultimately the environment.

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Please note: this tour ordinarily requires a minimum of 4 participants to run. If you wish to book with less than 4 people, please contact Region X to discuss your options. These may include a private tour, or joining another trip or activity.

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