Tiger Blue - Raja Ampat

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Best time to go: February to March, October to November

7 Nights | from £3,399pp

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • An 8 day voyage on Tiger Blue, a luxurious 5-cabin traditional phinisi yacht, sailing around the Komodo islands
  • Explore pristine coral gardens teeming with marine life in the remote Raja Ampat archipelago
  • The boat is equipped with all the equipment you’ll need for diving and snorkelling, water-skiing, wakeboarding and kayaking
  • On board PADI dive master and snorkelling instructor
  • Mouth-watering Asian-Western fusion cuisine accompanied by beers and soft drinks all included

Day 1 Sorong / Pulau Gam
Tiger Blue is a beautiful traditional timber phinisi yacht which sails around Indonesia’s eastern islands, dropping anchor hither and thither for you to explore some of the archipelago’s prettiest islands and dive the coral gardens, which are not only home to a vast array of colourful tropical fish, but also rays, sharks, turtles and dolphin. You’ll board Tiger Blue at Sorong, setting sail for Pulau Gam in the Raja Ampat archipelago, 50 nautical miles away to the north west of Papua New Guinea in Indonesiaʼs West Papua Province. Raja Ampat comprises over 1,500 small islands and cays surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo. Incredibly remote, the islands are best known for their amazing diversity of marine life with one of the richest coral reef ecosystems in the world; absolute heaven for snorkellers and scuba divers.
Tiger Blue | Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 Pulau Gam / Pulau Yanggelo
Red birds of paradise, endemic to the area albeit rare, can be found on the island; they perform a ritualistic dance in the early morning, and in order to find them, set off at dawn, trekking though jungle to find them, encountering indigenous communities en route. Later in the day, Tiger Blue will set sail for Air Borek, navigating narrow channels through shallow coral reefs, dropping anchor to enable you to snorkel or dive among the Manta Rays that gather here over the coral ‘bombes’ to be cleaned by wrasses. Then it’s on to Pulau Yanggelo to snorkel the beautiful coral gardens on the edge of the mangrove islands, and where, if you go diving, you might come across the woebegone shark, found only in this area. This is a fantastic spot for kayaking, water skiing or knee boarding as well.
Tiger Blue | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Pulau Yanggelo / Wayag Islands
As the sun rises, Tiger Blue approaches the staggeringly beautiful Wayag islands, where limestone outcrops are surrounded by the clearest turquoise water imaginable, which teems with colourful tropical fish and marine life. The diving and snorkelling here is superb, but it is also worth taking some time out to climb the island peaks, chill out on the beach, or explore the waters around the islands by speedboat.
Tiger Blue | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Wayag Islands / Pulau Pai

In the early morning, Tiger Blue sets sail for Pulau Pai where there is a Hawksbill turtle breeding sanctuary. Spend the day snorkelling and diving amongst the turtles on the reef, exploring the waters by any means you choose, or just chilling on the deck, ice cold beer in hand.
Tiger Blue | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Wayag Islands / Alyui Islands

Tiger Blue returns to the Wayag islands for another day in paradise, concluding with cocktails around a bonfire on the beach as the sun goes down.
Tiger Blue | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Alyui Islands / Kabui Straits
You’ll wake up to find you are surrounded by the Alyui Islands in Jendana Bay, which is not a bad way to start the day! Spend the morning diving, snorkelling and kayaking, perhaps taking some time out to visit the Atlas pearl farm, before the boat sails into the Kabui Straits, where you can go out in the speedboat to explore the tiny strait between the islands of Gam and Waigeo.
Tiger Blue | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Kabui Straits / Sorong
Spend the day exploring Pulau Pef, where the small inlets, bays and crystal-clear lagoons make the ideal setting for kayaking. Surrounded by giant ancient trees, you can paddle right up to the mangrove roots reaching into the water, and you’ll be able to see pre-historic hand paintings on the limestone cliffs. Snorkel or dive the variety of habitats, from caverns and overhangs to hard and soft corals, keeping an eye out for pygmy seahorses and the endemic walking shark. There will be a spectacular farewell feast on board Tiger Blue tonight as you sail back to Sorong.
Tiger Blue | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Sorong
Wake up in Sorong, and after breakfast, disembark the Tiger Blue.
Meals: Breakfast

Pricing
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 8 day trip will cost from £3,399 per person, based on two sharing.

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Fly to

Denpasar (British Airways via Singapore, Thai Airways via Bangkok)

flying time

16 hours 30 minutes via Singapore

time difference

GMT +8 hours

Visas

Visa required for UK passport holders, issued on arrival

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

Best time to travel

April - October

Weather

Indonesia is located very close to the Equator which means you have 12 hours of daylight daily. It is a year round destination with the western monsoon bringing the wet season from October to April providing nice, warm temperatures and rain in the afternoon, perfect for a nap, especially with a twist of sea-breeze in the coastal areas. The eastern monsoon brings the drier weather from May to September, which is generally a more popular time to visit

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