The Explorer’s Bucket List

TIMIKA - AMBON | Season: September - June
13 nights | 1,020 NM (1,889 km)
On this incredible voyage spanning Indonesia’s easternmost islands, an ancient culture and an extraordinary landscape is waiting to be explored. This is where history comes alive.

Itinerary Synopsis

This journey of a lifetime combines more cultural and ecological diversity than any other itinerary. The breathtaking two-week voyage encompasses a visit with the indigenous Asmat tribe, exploration of Raja Ampat’s lush aquatic world, and a tour of the historic Spice Islands.

On Papua's west coast, you will have the rare experience of witnessing a primitive culture living as they have for thousands of years, in harmony with nature.

Swim with whale sharks in Triton Bay, and explore the most biodiverse marine habitat in the world as you visit world-class dive sites in Raja Ampat.

In the Spice Islands, experience the living history of a region so isolated that it has seen little change since the Age of Discovery. Highlighting east Indonesia’s most captivating natural and historical wonders, this is the itinerary for intrepid travelers who want to make the most of their visit to this side of the world.

Itinerary Route

Daily Activities

Day
01
Timika - Agats
97 NM (180 km)  |   14 hours
 

Board and set sail to Agats, relaxing and savoring the views en route.

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02
Agats
Anchor in Agats
 

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03
Agats
Anchor in Agats
 

After two memorable days interacting with the tribe and touring the mangrove swampland in the Asmat region, we lift anchor heading for Triton Bay.

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Day
04
Agats - Kaimana
294 NM (545 km)  |   ~ 42 hours
 

Cruise north along the Papuan coast, stopping for swims, snorkels or dives as conditions allow. Stop at Namatote village to view cliff paintings left by ancient inhabitants. In Kaimana, spend a few hours in the town center to experience urban Papua.

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05
Kaimana - Triton Bay
15 NM (28 km)  |   ~ 2 hours
 

Triton Bay is like a miniature Raja Ampat, with one exciting exception – whale sharks congregate here. Take tenders to search for the whale sharks that frequent local fishermen outposts, and jump in to swim alongside these gentle giants when sighted.

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06
Triton Bay
Anchor in Triton Bay
 

Continue the search for whale sharks amid Triton Bay’s majestic limestone cliffs. If time permits, visit Lobo village at the foot of a 914m cliff. Enjoy an evening beach BBQ.

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07
Triton Bay - Sebakor
95 NM (176 km)  |   ~ 15 hours
 

Cruise by Kitikiti waterfall as it cascades off a jungle-clad cliff to the sea. At Karas Island, visit local villages or laze around on secluded sandy beaches. After, proceed to the district center of Fakfak to explore the unique city, while the crew provision fresh supplies here; the only place on the route to do so.

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08
Sebakor - Fakfak
56 NM (104 km)  |   ~ 8 hours
 

This day is marked for transit with a flexible schedule to absorb any setbacks due to weather or unforeseen delays, and allows for impromptu snorkeling and watersports stops.

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09
Fakfak - Pisang Islands
47 NM (87 km)  |   ~ 7 hours
 

Depart for Misool, entering Raja Ampat, a region that boasts the highest density of marine biodiversity on the planet. Stop to tour the Valsche Pisang Islands, where brilliant white sand beaches beckon to be explored.

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10
Pisang Islands - Misool
89 NM (165 km)  |   ~13 hours
 

Spend the morning snorkeling or diving Misool’s coral reefs, then explore Misool’s unique east coast, with its iconic karst cliffs and islets. Spend two glorious days here.

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11
Misool
Anchor in Misool
 

The Misool chain of islands features hundreds of coves and lagoons, high cliffs, limestone overhangs, narrow channels and inlets, and jagged rocks framing countless shaded beaches. The reefs are mostly untouched with many underwater caves that make for a fun day of underwater exploration.

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12
Misool - Seram
55 NM (102 km)  |   ~ 8 hours
 

On the coastline of Seram, meet local fishermen and visit villages within its coves and inlets. Due to the remoteness of this area, wildlife is abundant. The tropical forests are alive with butterflies and rare tropical birds, while massive schools of dolphins and whales swim through its crystal-clear waters.

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13
Seram - Banda Neira
140 NM (259 km)  |   ~ 20 hours
 

Stroll through the ancient capital of nutmeg and mace, where the air is still fragrant, checking out its antique Dutch canons. Tour a nutmeg plantation and climb Mount Api for a spectacular view of the nine Banda Islands.

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14
Banda Neira - Ambon
131 NM (234 km)  |   ~ 19 hours
 

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Ambon airport.

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Customizing your itinerary

This sample itinerary is intended to provide an example of an epic voyage from West Papua through Triton Bay, Raja Ampat and into the Spice Islands. 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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Spice Islands

With opalescent waters known for bright coral reefs and beaches bookended by looming conical volcanoes, the Spice Islands are as fertile and inviting as their storied past.

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