CRUISE RAJA AMPAT
Cruise to Raja Ampat and discover one of the last paradises on earth where the landscape is dominated by towering limestone karsts rising out of a glittering turquoise ocean.
Raja Ampat is the remotest location travelled to by Explore’s liveaboards and an epicenter of marine biodiversity dubbed by scientists as the ‘species factory.’ The diving here is amongst the best on the planet and so undiscovered that many of the dive sites do not even have names yet, apart from Cape Kri. This location is a record-breaker with more species documented here on a single dive than anywhere else in the world, ever.
The name of this region means ‘Four Kings’ in Bahasa Indonesian, and it comprises over 1,500 islands scattered between the four mainland masses of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo. This is a gorgeous location, and the best time of year to cruise to Raja Ampat is between October and April.
Being on a liveaboard means easy access to everything this magical destination has to offer. The list is endless, from the diving and snorkeling to the mysterious caves with paintings from forgotten civilizations, hiking the heavily forested interiors with birds of paradise and BBQ’s on deserted white sand beaches.
Diving and snorkeling
Prehistoric paintings at Pulau Pef
Atlas pearl farm at Alyui Bay
Mangroves, jungles and birds
Marine life including dugong, walking shark, wobbeggong shark, micro- life, pygmy seahorses and much more.