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Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat

An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.

- David Attenborough -

Sail and explore the Coral Triangle also known as Raja Ampat, the world’s largest archipelago with over 17000 islands, just 1000 nautical miles from the Great Barrier Reef system. This archipelago is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and remote island chains in the world. With jungle-covered peaks, powder-white beaches and azure waters, these islands are a true taste of paradise. Diving in these waters is extraordinary and you can see the smallest fish to swimming side by side with a whale shark or manta rays. According to conservationists, it has the richest marine biodiversity on earth.

You will appreciate the natural beauty and the spirit of the people that inhabit the islands. Here you may encounter 6 of the world’s 7 species of marine turtles call this place home. The coral reefs and islands are seemly untouched by time with many traditional subsistence sea tribes working hard to earn their catch for the day. Join our V&J guides and learn how to identify ocean life, assist in conservation and research projects that aims to prevent the loss of ocean life populations by monitoring the factors that affect migration and diving behaviours.

This archipelago is comprised of thousands of magical islands, each unique in terms of landscapes and culture. We will tailor your island adventure to include activities such as hiking, treks up a volcano, birding and visiting the local markets. You will encounter local tribes to connect with a true spirit of the place from ancient handicraft production such as Ikat weaving as well traditional celebratory dance routines.

Your choice of activities and interests will help define your voyage, whether it is venturing out to sea to snorkel or dive or relaxing across from a majestic island. Our goal is to help you to experience one of the world’s most remote and majestic environment, The Coral Triangle.

Best Time to Go:
October to April
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