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Indonesia - Private Raja Ampat Cruise on Mantra

Sail the spectacular islands of Raja Ampat

8 days

from £3,500pp (excluding flights)

Charter your own private yacht with friends or family and embark on a 7-day adventure around the tropical paradise of Raja Ampat, a series of stunning remote islands in Indonesia. 

  • Dive amongst the coral slopes of the Kri peninsula
  • Walk up the green peaks of Wayag, offering one of the best panoramic views of Raja Ampat
  • Trek to the waterfalls on Batana and swim in the pool below
  • Snorkel and explore one of the remote islands of the archipelago

Raja Ampat is as remote as you get - closer to West Papua than anywhere else. The name 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 islands with pristine beaches and sheer limestone cliffs plunging into aqua seas.

Above water, the islands’ cultural heritage is diverse, with prehistoric cave paintings and relics from the era of the Four Kings who once ruled here. Intrepid visitors can trek through the jungle, learn about traditional kampong life in local villages, visit a sea turtle rookery and explore the coastal mangroves by sea kayak.

Raja Ampat remains one of the last untouched corners of the earth and makes for a magical trip for anyone looking to get away from it all and relax in a naturally beautiful environment.

Why cruise Raja Ampat?

Raja Ampat is an archipelago made up of over 1,500 islands, many of which are incredibly remote, so a cruise is by far the best way to get the best experience. A private charter on a yacht like Mantra is perfect for family holidays or a group of friends travelling together. Set your own agenda and itinerary and sail with your crew on a private adventure.

Mantra crew

The crew of Mantra consists of a team of seven including a knowledgeable Indonesian captain, a cruise director, a dive master and a chef.

Sustainable practices ONBOARD mANTRA

Mantra uses state-of-the-art solar panels and high-efficiency inverter allowing her to run without generators.

Pre and post cruise suggestions

  • Fly to the university town of Jogjakarta and explore the temples of Borobudur
  • Stopover in the culturally diverse city of Singapore
  • Spend a few days relaxing in Bali: in search of culture or maybe a wellness retreat 

Cruise dates

Mantra Yacht can be booked privately throughout the year with itineraries tailored to suit the individual group.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 3500 £ 800
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what is included

  • 1 night in Jakarta on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 6 nights onboard Mantra yacht on a full board basis
  • All meals and snacks whilst onboard Mantra
  • Diving for certified divers (dive equipment at extra cost)
  • Domestic flights from Jakarta
  • Private transfers
  • Unlimited water, tea and coffee onboard Mantra
  • Use of water sports equipment onboard Mantra

what is excluded

  • Diving courses
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • National Park Fees (payable locally)
  • Soft drinks and alcohol onboard
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE COST SHOWN INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK, BASED ON AN APPROXIMATE AIR FARE. PLEASE ASK YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT FOR AN ACCURATE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT QUOTE. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Day at leisure in Jakarta


Jakarta is a growing and dynamic city and the capital of Indonesia.


You will be staying at FM7 Resort Hotel, bed and breakfast

Day 2

Fly Jakarta to Sorong


Embarkation in Sorong
Meet with the crew of the Mantra at the airport and transfer to the harbour to board your private yacht. After settling in and a briefing from the crew, set sail from Sorong for the island of Mioskon in Kri.

Sorong is the gateway to Raja Ampat and often the start of Raja Ampat cruises.


You will be staying at Mantra, full board

Day 3

Kri
Famed for its abundant fish-life and vibrant coral slopes, the Kri peninsula offers some of the most spectacular underwater views in Raja Ampat. Snorkel over bustling coral reefs through veils of colourful reef fish, encountering turtles, sharks and even manta ray.

Famed for its abundant fish life and coral slopes, the Kri peninsula offers some of the most colourful underwater views in Raja Ampat.


You will be staying at Mantra, full board

Day 4

Wayag Islands
Today, cruise into the interminable green island maze of Wayang; the most visually stunning scene in Raja Ampat. Wayag offers spectacular snorkelling, diving, kayaking as well as plenty of opportunity to relax on the beach. Climb the renowned island peak for a full panoramic view of the azure waterways, through the rock formations, and finish the hike with a swim on the white sandy beach below.

The Wayag Islands offer spectacular snorkelling, diving, kayaking and beach time.


You will be staying at Mantra, full board

Day 5

Penemu
Draped with tiers of green vegetation, the limestone islets of Penemu encircle a shallow green bay. 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. From this spectacular enclosure, it is possible to travel by speedboat out to some of the most celebrated snorkelling and diving sites in the area.

Rocky limestone domes make u the Penemu Islands with tiers of green vegetation cirlcing a green bay.


You will be staying at Mantra, full board

Day 6

The Passage
The statuesque mushroom islands of Kabui Bay mark the entrance to a narrow channel of water through which strong currents run with each tide - the famous Passage.

The channel is framed by limestone cliffs and green vegetation above the water; and below, offers a rare glimpse at what is effectively a salt water river, shrouded with soft corals, fans and sponges.

The Passage is framed by limestone cliffs with an abudance of vegetation above and below the waterline.


You will be staying at Mantra, full board

Day 7

Batanta
The island of Batanta offer fantastic bird watching and jungle scenery. Trek to the local waterfall, enjoy a swim in the pool below or underneath the falls' cave, and observe some of the most spectacular birds and butterflies.

This evening's anchorage affords the chance to observe a beautiful island sunset, as well as a myriad of local bird life, such as Blyth's hornbills, palm cockatoos, egrets and various sea eagles returning to roost for the evening.

The Batanta Island offers fantastic bird watching and jungle scenery.


You will be staying at Mantra, full board

Day 8

Batanta to Sorong
The boat will set sail early this morning towards Sorong. After a farewell brunch, transfer to the harbour, and onwards to the local airport for onward travel.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Mantra

Mantra

Mantra is a classic 30-metre phinisi style yacht with retro lines blending sympathetically with modern technology Her style harks back to the ancient spice trading days and she was built on the island of Sulawesi using ancient boatbuilding techniques....

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