Separating Gam and Waigeo islands, Kabui bay promises spectacular seascapes, especially across a narrow strait that is called The Passage. Here the rainforest meets the reef in a labyrinth of limestone islets teeming with wildlife and birds-of-paradise.
After a short hike to Kabui lookout by a small entrance at The Passage, are panoramic views of Kabui Bay’s karst islands, described by 19th-century explorer Alfred Wallace as, “One of the most singular and picturesque landscapes I have ever seen.” These karst formations jutting out of the water between Gam Island and Waigeo, covered with tropical vegetation and mangrove forests. Despite the concealed nature of Kabui Bay, the trekking is not difficult. Ask a local guide for directions and prepare to be amazed.