Private Whale Shark Experience

CENDERAWASIH BAY |
Season: November - March
7 nights | 303 NM (561 km)
Journey to a vast, marine-rich region largely ignored by the modern world. For those who dream of venturing off the beaten path
and unforgettable experiences like swim with giants of the sea, this voyage is unbeatable.

Itinerary Synopsis

During this 7-night exploration of Indonesia’s largest marine national park, immerse yourself in an area that claims over 500 coral species and nearly 1,000 fish species, including the largest one, the whale shark.

Cenderawasih Bay National Park remains a wild, isolated outpost with an extensive coral reef that ranks among the finest in the world. First-hand encounters with whale sharks will be a highlight of the trip, along with incredible dives into undisturbed realms teeming with fish.

For adventurers wanting to immerse in a natural wonderland far from the tourist trail, this itinerary includes inland excursions to visit local villages and water sports in the calm bays of Indonesia’s remote wilderness.

Itinerary Route

Daily Activities

Day
01
Manokwari - Wairundi
57 NM (106 km)  |   ~ 8 hours
 

Settle into the yacht, then take a tender ride to Mansinam island, where a 30-meter statue of Christ marks the place where Christian missionaries first arrived on the island. In the afternoon, cruise to Wairundi.

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02
Wairundi
Anchor in Wairundi
 

Wairundi, also known as Broken Island, is a small lowland fringed by a pristine white sand beach and a shallow coral garden reef. Enjoy water sports to your heart’s content here for two full days.

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Day
03
Wairundi
Anchor in Wairundi
 

Immerse yourself in the beauty of this bay and visit a breeding ground for green turtles. Cruise overnight to Kwatisore.

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Day
04
Wairundi - Kwatisore
92 NM (170 km)  |   ~ 13 hours
 

Arrive at the southernmost part of Cenderawasih Bay, near the village of Kwatisore. It is here that whale sharks gather, and where you will have the opportunity to swim among the biggest fish in the sea. Enjoy their presence as they feed on small baitfish stored in nets under the villagers’ fishing platforms.

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05
Kwatisore
Anchor in Kwatisore
 

Trek the island to catch sight of the bird of paradise and visit the local village. The name ‘Kwatisore’ means ‘afternoon mist’, which you’ll witness descending over the hills. After dark, head out with local fishermen to observe how they catch using nets and lights, or go in search of saltwater crocodiles.

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07
Tridacna Atoll - Din's Haven
63 NM (117 km)  |   ~ 9 hours
 

Visit an island that officially has no name but is referred to as Din’s Haven, for a gorgeous day spent snorkeling, diving and relaxing on the beach.

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08
Din's Haven - Biak
46 NM (85 km)  |   ~ 6.5 hours
 

Disembark on Biak and transfer to the airport.

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Customizing your itinerary

This sample itinerary is intended to provide an example of a charter into the depths of Cenderawasih Bay. To discuss crafting the ultimate private yacht charter around your individual preferences, please enquire below or email us at: info@indoyachts.com.

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Cenderawasih Bay

Discover an isolated marine ecosystem where whale sharks, dolphins, and even blue whales congregate in shallow waters home to endemic species and vast coral gardens.

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