Originally from Sydney, Australia, James is now based in Bali, where he initially moved to finish studies in sales and marketing and get involved in local charity work. Having spent over three years working with the prestigious Alila Hotels group and managing one of the region’s most luxurious and experienced yachts, James has had the opportunity to travel Indonesia extensively, from Sumatra to West Papua. His in-depth knowledge of the islands, high service levels and yacht operations perfectly suits his passion for the ocean and water sports.Ultimate Indonesian Yachts was founded in 2012 with the aim of bringing together Indonesia’s finest charter yachts and curating tailored journeys in this magnificent corner of the world.read more
Arrive in Sorong airport and take a short 20-minute drive by private vehicle to the Mutiara Laut yacht, your home for the next seven nights. Once aboard, set sail for Batanta Island where you will anchor for your first night. The smallest of Raja Ampat’s four main islands, Batanta is the perfect introduction to the beauty of the reef and rainforest.
In the morning, you will sail to the beautiful Fam Islands to enjoy hidden bays and sheltered blue lagoons. Explore the island by kayak or dive to see some of the most beautiful coral gardens in the region. In the early evening, you will take a sunset hike where you can reach the highest point on one of the islands and admire the panoramic views.
Arrive in the Wayag Archipelago, the jewel of Raja Ampat, and enjoy a day amongst the region’s most iconic scenery. It’s well worth making the effort to climb one of the many island peaks for breathtaking views of the stunning landscapes. Dive or snorkel to experience the incredibly rich marine life. Paddle board along the shoreline of the dramatic limestone islands. In the evening you can enjoy cocktails and a barbecue on the beach.read more
Wofoh Island is ideal for divers and non-divers alike. Multiple dive sites offer a mix of hard coral, barrel sponges, and soft corals teeming with colorful fish. The calm surrounding waters are ideal for kayaking and paddle-boarding while the islands’ gorgeous white sand beaches are the perfect location for watching a sunset and eating a barbecue dinner.
The waters of Kri Island offer some of the very best diving in all of Raja Ampat. Its spectacular reef holds the world record for the number of fish species recorded in a single dive. This is one of the few locations where you can spot wobbegongs as well as great schools of trevallies, tuna, and barracuda. A nearby long white sandbank is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day.
Arrive in Sorong airport from where it is a short 20-minute journey by private vehicle and tender to Lamima, your home for the next seven nights. Once aboard, set sail for Batanta Island where we will anchor for our first night. The smallest of Raja Ampat’s four main islands, Batanta is the perfect introduction to the beauty of the reef and rainforest
Enjoy a final swim before cruising back to Sorong where your journey ends. A private vehicle will transfer you to Sorong airport for your journey home or onward in your travels.
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