Raja Ampat & The Spice Islands: Biak to Darwin


From: AU$9,900


Days: 13

This twelve night voyage from Raja Ampat to Darwin is the perfect combination of incredible wildlife and scenery experiences mixed with historical and cultural experiences. Snorkel in what is commonly considered some of the finest reefs on the planet and explore what was once the only place on the Earth to buy nutmeg. All of this whilst on board the comfortable and luxurious Coral Adventurer.



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DAY 1 Depart Biak, Raja Ampat


Arrive to a warm welcome in Biak and board the Coral Adventurer

DAY 2 Cenderawasih Bay

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No two Raja Ampat & Spice Islands expeditions onboard the Coral Adventurer will be the same, and some variation may occur to your itinerary depending on weather or local community requirements but each expedition will be crafted by the experienced Masters and Expedition Leaders to maximise guest experience. Below are the key destinations we visit.

Enter Cenderawasih Marine Park in search of the biggest fish in the sea, the whale shark. We may have the chance for an early morning snorkel amongst them – the experience of a lifetime.

DAY 3 Kwatisore Village

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Today you will visit a local village and learn about West Papuan customs, culture and the traditional lifestyle of the people.

DAY 4 Roon Or Auri Island

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Depending on the weather and conditions, enjoy either Roon or Auri Island. At Roon, a Japanese Zero plane wreck has become a marine habitat, with snorkelers able to see the plane where it rests in shallow water.

At Auri Island, we navigate through picturesque island scenery before enjoying beach activities and visiting a local village for traditional dance performances.

DAY 5 Meossu (Amsterdam Island)

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At Meossu Island, white sand beaches slide into clear water – the impressive visibility reveals sunken WWII wrecks. Here, be welcomed by the West Papuan locals, snorkel and dive in the warm clear water, or enjoy nature walks through the rainforest to spot bird suchs as Blyth Hornbills

DAY 6 WAYAG Island


Enter the beautiful natural playground of Raja Ampat at Wayag Island. Discover the lagoon’s white sand beaches and the maze of limestone ‘gumdrop’ islands as we swim and snorkel amongst the islands. There is an opportunity for an energetic hike up to famed Pindito Peak, with the reward of breathtaking panoramic views.

DAY 7 Aljui Bay


You may also visit Aljui Bay, Piaynemo or Kawe Islands for incomparable snorkelling and diving over vibrant reefs and with rainbow schools of tropical fish.

DAY 8 Misool

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At Misool you will visit Balbulol Lagoon and Yapap where dramatic limestone formations rise from clear turquoise waters. Swim and kayak amongst the islands, or climb for a view over the heart-shaped Dafalen Love Lake.

DAY 9 Banda Island

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On our approach, paddlers in Kora Kora canoes escort us into Banda Neira. Ashore, immerse yourself in the aromas, sights and sounds of the Spice Islands. Later, explore 17th century Fort Belgica and enjoy dinner and a dance performance as the sun sets.

DAY 10 Hatta Island

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At Hatta Island, snorkel and dive amongst vibrant coral gardens and abundance of fish species just a few metres from the beach. Enjoy a guided walk through the village to meet school children, and to explore a nutmeg and pepper plantation.

DAY 11-12 Yamdena Island

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This morning we arrive at one of the ‘Forgotten Islands’, Pulau Yamdena. Take a guided bus tour through a scenic landscape to visit the culture of Sangliat Dol. See the ancient megalithic stone sites of this remarkable place, and experience ritual ceremonies before mingling with the villagers.

DAY 13 Darwin, Australia


After breakfast disembark the Coral Adventurer

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