This exotic charter destination has everything you might want if you’re trying to stray from the typical cruise routes in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. The Indonesian archipelago of Raja Ampat is still one of the most beautiful places to go sailing. More than 1,500 islands, cays, and coves in Raja Ampat are covered in forest, yet they all have beautiful sand beaches, coral reefs, and natural sceneries just waiting to be discovered by boat charter. The charter yacht Lady Azul is a beautiful Heesen vessel measuring in at 34.9 meters in length, and it is ready to take you on an expedition around Raja Ampat.
Here are five reasons why Raja Ampat, a tropical paradise, should be your next yacht charter destination.
This is a great site to start your tour across Raja Ampat, which is also known as the escape to Raja Ampat. West Papua’s main city, it’s convenient to stop here on your way out to the rest of the island of New Guinea to fill up on supplies. Before leaving from Sorong Harbour, make sure to sample some of the local delicacies and wander the city’s winding alleyways. Stunning green-turquoise waters, coral reefs, and marine life await you as you cruise through the Damier Strait; if you’re lucky, you may even spot some migrating whales.
Waige, the largest of the four main islands that make up the Raja Ampat archipelago, is a fantastic destination for a variety of activities, including birdwatching, jungle trekking, and exploring historical and cultural monuments. Visit the Saporen town, well-known for its breathtaking ocean views, to find more about naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace’s search for the elusive Red Bird of Paradise. The Maya villages that occupy the land along the bay’s coasts have created a one-of-a-kind network of hiking paths and lodgings that lead into the island’s beautiful rainforests, making it a worthwhile destination in its own right.
Boo Islands The Boo Islands are a picturesque, smaller range of islands in the far western part of Raja Ampat. Get wet and see the beautiful barrier reef up close. The next step is to disembark on Boo Besar, one of the larger islands, and spend some time exploring the lush mangroves and lagoons where native animals make their homes. Visit the floating fishing town to get a feel for island life.
This private island is one of the four main islands in the Raja Ampat archipelago and is home to an eco-resort and is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest locations for scuba divers. There is an abundance of marine life in the waters around Magic Mountain and Boo Windows, including angelfish, parrotfish, and manta rays. Several caves in the region provide fascinating glimpses into the past and present of the local community.
Famous for its beautiful, fine white sand beaches, visitors may also take in amazing vistas of the surrounding bays and small islands. Take a dip in the azure seas and then use the tender to land on the island to go on foot. You can go snorkeling in its glistening lagoons or hiking up its tallest peak, Pindito, for stunning vistas of the area. Eagle’s Rock is a fascinating dive site, especially for experienced divers.