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Date: Choose your dates!
Experience: Crewed Yacht Charter
Trip Type:
Private Yacht, Family Experiences

Embark on a 8-day sailing sojourn in Raja Ampat. This journey will take you to the tropical Raja Ampat islands onboard a private yacht, beginning and ending at Sorong.

The Raja Ampat archipelago translates as ‘Four Kings’, referring to the four main islands of Salawati, Batanta, Waigeo and Misool, which are in turn surrounded by approximately 1,500 wild isles with pristine beaches and sheer limestone cliffs plunging into aqua seas. Above water, the islands’ heritage is diverse, with prehistoric cave paintings and relics from past eras. Intrepid visitors can trek through the jungle, learn about traditional life in local villages and explore the coastal mangroves by sea kayak. Resounding with bird calls, these islands house a huge number of freshwater bird species; parrots, hornbills, lorikeets, marbled frogmouths and birds of paradise to name a few. Beneath the surface, Raja Ampat is recognised as the world’s most bio-diverse marine ecosystem with 1,200 species of fish and 550 species of hard and soft coral, a shelter for 6 of the world’s 7 species of sea turtle. Brimming with natural beauty, Raja Ampat remains one of the last untouched corners of the earth.

Questions? Please contact one of the Civilized Adventures’ Adventure Travel Specialists at info@civilizedadv.com

Sample itinerary

Day 1: Sorong

You will be met at Sorong airport by the yacht’s crew and transferred to the harbour, a 20-minute drive. Once you have settled in onboard, the yacht will depart Sorong and begin the cruise to the islands of Raja Ampat while you enjoy lunch on deck. If time allows, go snorkelling or try a check dive before you watch the sun go down with a cocktail. Dinner will be served under the stars.

Day 2: Kri Peninsula

This morning, you’ll awake to the sound of tropical birds calling from the depths of the jungle. Mioskon Bay is a spectacular spot where you can spend the morning snorkelling in the mangroves, or kayaking across mirror still waters, hugging the verdant rocky coastline. Famed for its abundant fish-life and vibrant coral slopes, the Kri peninsula offers some of the most exquisite underwater vistas in Raja Ampat. Here, you can dive or snorkel at world-class sites such as Cape Kri, Sardine Reef and Mike’s Point, where vibrant soft and hard coral reef provide shelter for veils of colorful reef fish, turtles, sharks and even manta rays. Nearby, the island of Mansuar is home to an interesting church, and you can head ashore for a glimpse of local culture.

Day 3: The Passage

Rise at dawn for the best chance of spotting a rare Red Bird of Paradise. Your cruise director can accompany you on this jungle hike of around 45-minutes to reach the bird-watching platform, where you can keep your eyes and ears open for signs of this elusive bird. After breakfast, take in the statuesque mushroom islands of Kabui Bay, marking the entrance to a narrow channel of water through which strong currents run with each tide, forming a saltwater river with plentiful coral and fish-life.

Day 4: Penemu

A cluster of rocky limestone domes makes up the Penemu Islands. Draped with tiers of green vegetation, the islets encircle a shallow green bay and a walking trail along the rocky hills leads to a look out with magnificent views of the lagoon, its outlying islands, and the ocean beyond. Nearby lie some of the most celebrated snorkelling and diving sites in the area, where turtles float over intricate coral gardens and Manta rays meet large schools of game fish in nutrient-rich currents.

Day 5: Wayag

The Wayag Islands are an interminable green maze that comprise the most visually stunning scene in Raja Ampat. Wayag offers a spectacular backdrop for water sports and beach time. Climb the island peak behind the anchorage for a panoramic view of turquoise waterways through the rock formations or play castaway among the deserted beaches as the sun melts into another Raja Ampat sunset and the chef cooks up a feast. 

Day 6: Wofoh

Here, two islands are connected by a shallow reef, which makes for a wonderful spot for beach combing, paddle boarding and kayaking. The west coast of Wofoh is also home to one of the most beautiful coral walls in the area, plunging into clear blue water depths with a mixture of soft corals, hard corals and barrel sponges. Schooling surgeonfish and barracuda can be spotted here as well as the elusive unicorn fish.

Day 7: Batanta
Dampier’s tidal surges carry planktonic feasts that attract Manta rays near Arborek Island. Spend time diving or snorkelling over the sandy bottom and wait for the mantas to pass, swooping past with curious eyes in an elegant underwater ballet. After lunch onboard, head ashore to Arborek village. Communities in Raja Ampat primarily make their living from sustainable fishing and pearling, with around 18 villages in the region, all of which are very small and hospitable.
Day 8: Sorong
This morning, the yacht will return to Sorong port. After a final decadent breakfast on deck, your crew will assist you in disembarking the yacht and transfer you back to the airport to catch your flight home.

Please note that this itinerary serves only as a brief example of what we can arrange and is subject to change, depending on weather conditions, progressing harbor clearances and other deciding factors.

Civilized Adventures curates each charter itinerary on an individual basis. Please contact us to customize your yacht adventure and to know more about our options for extensions in Indonesia’s fascinating islands.

Our luxury yachts selection offer exceptional accommodation and service, combining tradition, elegance and modern comfort. See below for a glimpse of our luxury yachts:

SAMSARA SAMUDRA
6 CABINS – 12 GUESTS – 12 CREW – 42 M

Samsara Samudra, translated as the Samsara Seas, is an elegant custom-built phinisi style yacht. She offers modern and relaxing accommodation for up to 12 guests with a one-to-one crew and guest ratio. Drawing inspiration from exotic areas across the Indonesian archipelago, the interior is timeless, sophisticated and chic blending rich, dark wood accentuated with cream and hints of deep green.

ONBOARD EXPERIENCE
Samsara Samudra comprises three decks. The accommodation quarters are made up of six suites, all air-conditioned with plush beds and en-suite bathrooms. The master suite is located on the upper deck, uniquely fitted with a huge bath tub and large windows looking out over the private balcony, which provides the ultimate space for relaxation.

Samsara Samudra’s layout has been carefully thought through with open-plan living in mind. The yacht features an interior lounge room with state-of-the-art sound system, a spa room and plenty of space outside to relax and soak up the views. Guests may take pleasure in the Samsara culinary experience either inside or outside.

WHAT WE LOVE
Samsara Samudra’s immaculate design embraces the history and beauty of the traditional phinisi complemented with modern finishes, paired with her owner’s meticulous eye for detail and commitment to exception hospitality.

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Other options and vessels available. Please contact us to discover all our charter fleet and help you choose your stylish yacht that suits you and your Indonesia travel needs.

Our adventure yachts selection offer a cost-effective alternative to the luxury yachts. All the adventure yachts have been handpicked for their comfortable accommodation and good service. See below for a glimpse of our adventure yachts:

MAGIA II
4 CABINS – 8 GUESTS –  8 CREW – 25 M

Designed as a classic 1960s cruiser, Magia II’s design allows guests to enjoy ultimate comfort and space, with great attention given to materials, colour scheme, elegance and details. The master cabin at the aft of the boat offers a splendid panoramic view, including a jacuzzi on the balcony. The large upper deck is a perfect area to enjoy your cocktail with friends or family.

ONBOARD EXPERIENCE
Magia II provides a wonderful setting for entertaining. The four cabins comprise of one master cabin featuring a Jacuzzi, on the main deck, while below deck there is one VIP cabin and two standard cabins. Magia II’s interiors and exteriors have been well designed, providing a classic and chic 1960s cruiser feel. Inside, the yacht is tastefully decorated with beautiful wooden finishes and chic furnishings.

Air-conditioned throughout, Magia II’s interiors allow a spacious indoor lounge, dining and bar area. Outside has ample entertaining space with an alfresco dining area and large open lounges for guests to soak in the surrounds. The upper deck has a large Bimini providing guests with a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the scenery.

WHAT WE LOVE
With classic design and a natural colour palette, Magia II highlights Indonesia’s beautiful landscapes and she is a great fit for entertaining with family and friends.

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Other options and vessels available. Please contact us to discover all our charter fleet and help you choose your stylish yacht that suits you and your Indonesia travel needs.

Raja Ampat is best visited during the dry season (between November and March).

During the dry season, the climate is less humid with cooler nights and sunny comfortable days averaging 28-degrees Celcius.

Cost to charter your private yacht

ADVENTURE private charter vary between USD$2,500 per night (30-metre yacht) and USD$9,000 per night (58-metre yacht).
LUXURY private charter vary between USD$4,500 per night (30-metre yacht) and USD$18,000 per night (65-metre yacht).

Enjoy an all-inclusive experience including the service of a full crew, all your meals and non alcoholic beverages, use of water sports equipment and all excursions.

Sound Interesting? Call us, we have lots of fabulous options to create your DREAM vacation!!

If you prefer to join a small group, visit our ‘Cruising – Small Ship’ section to learn more about our scheduled departures.