Raja Ampat, with its glittering turquoise waters and natural karst formations, is best known for showcasing the world’s most diverse collection of underwater habitats and marine species. On land, uncover hidden lagoons, coves and beaches, as well as forests that shelter rare bird species, including the endemic Wilson’s bird of paradise.

Highlights


• Wayag. The most iconic of the Raja Ampat islands with its surreal karst landscapes and atolls.

• Cape Kri. A marine sweet spot with impressive biodiversity in the nutrient-rich Dampier Strait.

• Kabui Bay. An expansive inland sea with unique sights and experiences.

• Dayang & Birie Island. A rewarding and one-of-a-kind inner coastal waterway journey.

• Arborek Island. Visit a Papuan village and get up-close with manta rays.

Arrive at Sorong to a warm welcome. Board Aqua Blu and cruise to Gam Island as the sun sets.
Awake to the beauty of Gam Island. Early morning trekking at Gam and Waisai. Tour Kabui and Karst in the afternoon on tenders, or visit a local village and bat cave on foot.
Rise in the morning to birdsong and explore the soft sandy coastline of Cape Kri on foot before a short cruise to a dive site that holds the world record for species spotted in a single 90-minute dive. Snorkeling is also highly rewarding. Sail to Arborek Island for dinner.
Watch the magnificence of Pulau Wayag’s limestone islets and lagoons unveil before your eyes as the sun rises. Climb to the top of Mount Pindito for a bird’s eye view of the stunning surroundings and attempt to spot rare birds of paradise before making the lagoons and reefs your home for the day. Arrival at Aljui bay and round off with dinner by the sea.
Visit a pearl farm in Aljui Bay before cruising to Pulau Pef and Yangello for snorkeling and watersports in the afternoon. Explore hidden lagoons and karst limestone islets aboard our tenders or kayaks. Arrive at Dayang Island for dinner.
Embark on a morning trek with our guides to look for birds of paradise in the lush forest. Dayang island is known for plenty of marine life, especially manta rays. Snorkeling is excellent at Wai along the bordering reef systems. For adventurous divers, explore the sunken wreckage of a WW2 P47D fighter plane and the beautiful reefs and sea-mounts of Tapok.
Arrival in Birie, a group of islands, bays and lagoons that lie just off the coast of north Batanta. Discover mangrove-fringed bays and plenty of wildlife en route to the spectacular waterfall in Batanta mainland is a must. Ship will cruise eastwards towards Sorong during dinner.
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast onboard in Sorong before your outbound flight.
All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions.

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$ 7525 USD pp
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15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

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$ 7525 USD pp
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15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

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$ 7525 USD pp
Cabin. From
15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

Cabin. From

$ 7525 USD pp
Cabin. From
15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

Cabin. From

$ 7525 USD pp
Cabin. From
15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

Cabin. From

$ 7525 USD pp
Cabin. From
15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

Cabin. From

$ 7525 USD pp
Cabin. From
15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

Cabin. From

$ 7525 USD pp
Cabin. From
15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

Cabin. From

$ 7525 USD pp
Cabin. From
15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

Cabin. From

$ 7525 USD pp
Cabin. From
15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

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$ 7700 USD pp
Cabin. From
15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

Cabin. From

$ 7700 USD pp
Cabin. From
15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

Cabin. From

$ 7700 USD pp
Cabin. From
15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

Cabin. From

$ 7700 USD pp
Cabin. From
15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

Cabin. From

$ 7700 USD pp
Cabin. From
15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

Cabin. From

$ 7700 USD pp
Cabin. From
15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

Cabin. From

$ 7700 USD pp
Cabin. From
15 individually-designed suites in 3 categories across four decks. 2 pairs of interconnecting suites available.

Aqua Blu

Vessel Type: Yacht

Length: 198 feet / 60 meters

Passenger Capacity: 30

Built/Converted/Refurbished: 1968/2006/2019

Presenting a brand-new cruise experience in the pristine East Indonesian Archipelago, Aqua Blu is a long-range explorer yacht sailing the region’s most prized destinations, including Komodo National Park, Spice Islands and Raja Ampat on unforgettable 7- and 12-night itineraries.

Where modern luxury meets naval heritage

With a grand legacy as the former British Naval Explorer HMS Beagle and later as the private yacht of a European aristocratic family, Aqua Blu is a compelling maritime statement. A 2019 refurbishment overseen by Dutch yacht design maestro Cor D. Rover brings the vessel to world-class cruising specifications. Guests can expect to embrace an distinguished sense of history and seafaring evolution when they set foot on this one-of-a-kind cruise ship.

Inside the four-deck, 15-suite Aqua Blu, Cor has tastefully paired with a brass-and-ivory interior theme with generous and inviting indoor and outdoor social spaces, including a sun deck.

Unlocking access to the Earth’s most intriguing destinations

Faster, further, greater safety and comfort — Aqua Blu’s naval pedigree makes it the perfect vessel to navigate East Indonesia’s vast seas. Having attained the highest international classifications (RINA, SOLAS, ISM) in safety, the vessel is additionally equipped with Quantum Zero Speed stabilizers for optimal comfort at rest or while sailing.

Aqua Blu’s range stands heads and shoulders above that of its peers in East Indonesia. Able to cover vast distances in a short span of time — and in any sea condition — the vessel enables explorers on board to experience the most varied, enjoyable and rewarding coastal cruise itineraries in this wild and stunningly beautiful region of the world.

On Board Living and Social Areas

Sun Deck with Outdoor Seating, Lounge Sofa and Barbecue

Bridge Deck with Jacuzzi, Outdoor Lounge Area, Spa and Exercise Zone

Forecastle Deck with Outdoor Dining and Seating Area, Indoor Lounge Bar, Library and TV Room

Main Deck with Outdoor Seating, Salon and Dining Room

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