Raja Ampat is translated as “Four Kings” and it’s a suitable name; voyages through this magical, remote Indonesian region are fit for royalty. Take a Raja Ampat boat trip with Islander and you get to choose from a stunning archipelago of over 610 islands that extend over 40,000 km2 of land and sea. It has the highest biodiversity recorded on Earth, lending it the nickname the “Amazon of the Sea.”
The largest national marine park of Indonesia has 70% of the entire world coral reef species and is home to the most abundant reefs on the planet. Imagine taking a Raja Ampat private tour for a day with just family and friends. Highlights include:
Yapap Lagoon is a giant pool; over a mile of shallow waters and a high concentration of spiky karsts jutting from ancient temples. There is incredible snorkelling, and awaiting divers is the ‘nudibranch kingdom.’
Lenmakana Island houses a large population of stingless jellyfish in its hidden lake. Swim amongst hundreds of these delicate, curious creatures as exotic life echoes throughout the forests.
Farondi is a cluster of luscious islands with deserted beaches presenting impressive views above the sea and spectacular drop-offs beneath it. The area is filled with caves and overhangs to explore; if you dive, this is gold.
Fiabacet is a night snorkelling kingdom; colossal sea slugs, crocodile fish, scorpion fish, camouflaged crabs, punching shrimps and walking sharks create an underwater circus! Daram’s long, uninhabited beaches make ideal nesting sites for endangered green and hawksbill turtles.
The reefs around the colossal peaks of Jef Pele Island are stuffed with mantas, hammerhead sharks, sperm whales and sea snakes.
The wild labyrinth of lagoons among the craggy islets of Wayil, are the definition of tranquillity - surrounded by carnivorous pitcher plants and orchids in bloom.
The Olobi Islands feature a series of plush, white beaches, interconnected bays, blue lagoons, and hills adorned with glamorous birds and 200 unique species of orchid.
To discover our favourite Raja Ampat tour and book a day trip to experience best beaches, incredible scenery, and top snorkelling around Raja Ampat, contact Islander now.