Built entirely of warm-toned teak and ironwood, and only available for exclusive charters with accommodations for up to six passengers, the 85-ft, handcrafted Sequoia Yacht unites traditional Indonesian design with a luxurious, safari-like cruising experience. A team of 10, including a cruise director, private chef, dive master, and masseur will crew your floating villa, leaving you free to indulge in whatever takes your fancy.
Three Sumptuous Suites
Designed with an emphasis on space, unparalleled privacy and comfort, there are three teak-clad suites on board, all with private bathrooms and walls adorned with antique maps of Indonesian islands. The Island Suite has twin washbasins and a spacious bathroom area; the Sky Suite is on the Upper Deck, putting you closer to the sun loungers. The Ocean Suite can be set up as twins, making it ideal for kids.
You can look forward to meticulously prepared, artfully presented and utterly delicious meals created from the finest, locally-sourced, seasonal and organic ingredients. The cuisine is mostly Indonesian, so there’s plenty of ultra-fresh seafood, fragrant curries and fruity desserts, but as with most things on Sequoia, the menu can be customized to suit even the fussiest of eaters.
You may choose to dine in the spectacular Great Room, alfresco on the Sky Deck, or on any number of gorgeous island beach settings. Expect lavish breakfasts, three-course lunches and dinners, tasty snacks, afternoon tea, and sunset cocktails.
Facilities On Board
The large semi-open-air Great Room is characterized by handmade teak-louvered doors, and dominated by a large teak dining table, where you can gather for meals and conversation.
The open Bow Deck area in front of the wheelhouse is perfect for sunbathing or reading. The Sky Deck is a 40 x 20-ft platform blessed with endless vistas from sunrise to sunset. You can enjoy drinks and meals at the large central table or relax on one of the two clamshell day-beds and watch a movie on a big screen.
All ages are welcome aboard Sequoia Yacht Indonesia, and there’s specialist kids’ gear so the youngsters can get in on the action. There’s plenty to keep kids occupied, including diving; snorkeling; paddleboarding; kayaking; tubing and more. The crew will even unfurl sails when the breeze picks up, making you feel like early explorers sailing off to chart the territory.
Each day, you’ll have the chance to snorkel over kaleidoscopic coral reefs, or dive with rare marine species in the company of a Padi-certified instructor. Paddleboard or kayak on the inlets of deserted Robinson Crusoe islands, try your hand at waterskiing or deep-sea fishing, or enjoy a candle-lit beach dinner or some downtime on the Sky Deck, sustained by Indonesian delicacies and ice-cold cocktails.
There’s ample opportunity for cultural immersion, too, as you’ll be taken to remote islands where you can meet local tribes, hike up volcanoes, go bird-watching and browse markets. There’s also a dedicated masseur on board, ready to work massage magic at a time and place of your choosing: on deck or beneath the swaying palms of a nearby beach.
The perfect boat for honeymooners, a group of friends or families, Sequoia Yacht invites you to discover the unspoiled beauty of the Indonesian portion of the Coral Triangle in safety and comfort.
Itineraries & Prices
AM: We will sail to Tukoh Beleh upon your arrival to Labuan Bajo Port. Here we will snorkel followed by lunch on the beach.
PM: After lunch, we will sail to Rinca Island, which is one of the few places to spot the famous Komodo dragons in the wild. The islands’ jagged hills, carpeted with savannah and fringed with mangroves, are home to prehistoric Komodo dragons.
The Indian Ocean brings water full of nutrients, which attracts all types of sea life. Spectacular vibrant colored hard corals and tons of fish will overwhelm your senses. You may also see the majestic Reef Manta and/or Oceanic Manta with wingspan up to 7 m (23 ft.) gliding under the shallow sea. Above water, the topography is stunning with rolling hills covered in a dense forest.
Padar & Komodo
AM: Padar is an island of stark contrasts. It is best to hike the peak early in the morning to view the horizon at sunrise.
PM: After a short sail, we will be at one of the world’s best dive sites, which is located in Komodo’s blue waters. The convergence of warm and cold currents breed nutritious thermal climes, rip tides, and whirlpools that attract large schools of pelagic, from dolphins and sharks to manta rays and blue whales.
You can snorkel or dive at Taka Makassar looking for Reef Mantas. The Mantas can be seen from the top as you snorkel in the shallow section of the sea. The diving at The Turtle City near Siaba Island is ideal for beginners. As the name suggests, you can dive with one of our all-time favorites; Hawksbill and Green Turtles. The corals are also very beautiful and reef sharks are also common.
AM: The sheltered bay and crystal clear waters are ideal for water sports such as snorkeling, water skiing, and tubing, which you can do during your surface intervals. Geologically, the island is volcanic like much of the region and they have beautiful hills with stunning views
and secluded beaches. The island is not inhabited but has numerous trails for trekking up the hills to see the stunning landscape.
PM: We sail back to Labuan Bajo Port and disembark Sequoia.
AM: Upon your arrival in the airport, our crew will pick you up. It will take 15 minutes by car and 5 minutes by speedboat to arrive on Sequoia. We will start our day with breakfast and safety briefing. We will cruise for 25 nautical miles to Yarifi Island, Batanta. Estimated arrival is at 1 pm.
PM: We can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of lush Batanta Island in the short distance while sailing. After lunch, we will take you for a traditional village where locals will welcome you with a traditional celebratory dance. We will start our journey through blue water mangrove on our speedboat, which we will continue to trek in the rainforest of Batanta.
Indonesia has by far the world’s largest population of mangrove trees including the only “blue water” mangroves. Unlike the majority of mangroves elsewhere in the world, the mudflats are not built up, so the water is crystal clear, free of silt and river-borne sediments. This permits lots of light to penetrate to the bottom to the hard and soft multi-colored coral. It is great to snorkel or dive. In the low ties, you may see Walking Sharks sleeping amid the nearby mangroves during the day. The sand is home of the myriad of creatures such as Nudibranch, giant Sea Cucumbers, and patrolling Archer Fish. As a bonus, the jungles behind Mangrove are full of birdlife. This journey will take you one-hour single way of walking through riverbed and canopy trees. If we are lucky, we may see group of birds on the top of trees, Jalang Papua, Kuskus, and our final destination is the majestic waterfall of Batanta. Where you can swim while the tropical birds are singing in the air. Rainforest is not the only place you will be able to explore. Upon return, our crew has set up sunset delight on board with sweet delicacy and cold wine or tea of your choice. We will continue with a fine dining dinner on Sequoia. You can enjoy the cinema with a movie of your wish or taking a good night sleep, or perhaps a spa.
Ron, Yariffi & Birie
AM: You will begin before sunrise an adventure, with waking up early to see the search for the most beautiful bird in the world, The Bird of Paradise of Wilson. In Ron Island, we will do a trek in the jungle for bird watching. They are seen from 6 to 8 am on a clear day. If we are lucky we can see the mating of birds of paradise where males attract females with exotic dance.
Afterwards, you will return to Sequoia for a good nap as we sail to North Batanta so search for Dugong, ocean seacow. Dugong has inspired a famous Disney character, a mermaid even though they do not look alike. If you are lucky, you may spot them in the sea grass while snorkeling/scuba diving.
PM: Next activity is dive/snorkel at Dayang Manta Cleaning Station. Reef mantas can reach up to 6 m wingspan. The manta can be seen from top as you snorkel, as it is shallow only 7 m deep. It is so remote so we may have it just for ourselves. The powerful 225 hp Boston Whaler Dauntless is set up for water skiing with either one or two skis depending on your skill level. Alternatively, you can choose to be towed by our 2-person tube. This is a popular activity for kids to enjoy together as they glide back and forth along the waters of calm bays. A relatively new activity that is gaining popularity is Paddle-boarding. It allows you to enjoy your surroundings without the sound of any machines or engines while viewing the world around you. Shallow reefs are perfect for snorkeling. There are endless possibilities for exploration on hidden beaches and pristine sandbank of Kri, Urun, and/or Yensawai depending on ocean tides. Once we chose to explore the beach, our crew will take you there with the smaller boat and you can bask in the umbrella shade while reading a book and a perfect lunch picnic.
AM: Indonesia straddles the equator. Group islands of Kawe are located just in the equator line. This seven-kilometer-long island has clear and calm waters, which make an ideal location for snorkeling. As you snorkel, you can float above patches of hard corals so complex they alone appear to contain nearly all of Raja Ampat’s more than 500 species.
PM: Kawe is one of Raja Ampat’s true gems and is loaded with some remarkable diving. Though the area is quite small, Kawe touts an impressive amount of dive sites with each site offering an experience different than the last. You can cross the equator lines in one single dive. You may spot mantas using the many cleaning stations or feeding on the surface in the channel between two of the islands. As a bonus, the giant oceanic Mantas are seen here. Magical sunset will close our day while we are sailing to Wayag for the next discovery
AM: The next day for your Wayag experience begins early in the morning when we prepare our Boston Whaler to bring you to the shore so you can take a 30-minute hike up at Mount Pindito. The reward for the strenuous climb is a breathtaking 360-degree view of an island-studded sea. You may even see an eagle cruising high above you.
After you return down on the beach, your butler and chef are ready to serve you a tropical breakfast and a cold-press juice on the beach. PM: After a shower and a morning nap and ready for lunch once waking up. We can continue for a lagoon tour and swimming with baby sharks. You will start to understanding that reef sharks are shy and do not harm the human. Close your afternoon with a beach spa on the deserted island of your choice and waterskiing surrounded by majestic islands. Get your beautiful white dress for a romantic dinner on the beach, which we start early with a sunset picnic on the same spot.
AM: This morning, we will explore the lagoon in the morning with Kayak, and return to Sequoia for a sumptuous breakfast. Your next adventure is scuba diving at a dive site called Figure 8. Figure 8 has steep walls where you can look for nudibranchs and moray eels. A big school of sweetlips hangs out under a deep overhang on one side of the island and you will dive amongst schools of red tooth triggerfish and surgeonfish on a large rocky platform.
PM: A light freshly made lunch is ready upon your arrival on the beach. The best pristine beaches are pockets of privacy, artfully selected and in just the right location, not too far to skip to that secret beach where you can do a lunch picnic, massage, or climbing coconut tree. You can do a coconut spa on the beach, kayak, and stand-up paddle boarding navigating turquoise lagoons of Wayag. It will allow you to explore a chain of small islands. As you paddle, you will hear the gentle sounds of nature. You can also observe wild plants such as pitcher plants and orchids. Your day will end with a sunset hike in the west lagoon. Your view will be stunning islands of Sayang in the near archipelago. Wrap your night with a family movie before sailing to Waigeo.
Sawanderek & Kri
AM: Raja Ampat is also known as a “species factory”. There are at least 35 coral reef fish species, 40 coral species and 8 mantis shrimp, which are all can only be found in this region. You will be surprised to learn that the shark family of fish is much more diverse than the commonly found predatory grey and white species. Once you observe the Wobbegong Sharks and Epaulette Walking Sharks your appreciation for this highly diversified family of fish will forever change. They live and hunt on the seabed or on the reefs and are only found in this region of the world. You can also see the majestic Black Manta as well as Papuan Garden Eel. Waking up at 8 am or your choice for breakfast. Upon our arrival in Kri your last dive for the day is diving together in Sawanderek Jetty in front of a beautiful village. This jetty is perfect for kids where a family can do a fun dive together, which we can continue exploring village after and joining kids swimming on the beach.
PM: We will continue a short sailing to Cape Kri, and/or Blue Magic, which are two best sites in northern Raja Ampat. Almost anything can be seen from Napoleon, Sharks and Tuna to massive schools of Jacks and Barracuda. Under the water is not the only place you will be able to explore. Snorkeling here is also perfect, except in blue magic as it is into the blue. We will anchor for the night in front of Sapokren village in Waogeo. End the night with a wonderful night dive at Sapokren jetty to look for seahorse that makes this jetty home.
Saporkren & Friwin
AM: Getting up early so we can explore the land of Waigeo for birding and rainforest exploration the next day. The 3,155-km2 forest of Waigeo is home to more than 299 species of birds. But be sure to spend extra days to witness something majestic, like bird watching on the lookout for Red Bird of Paradise, which we can combine with rainforest trekking for plants such as wild orchid.
PM: While you are taking a nap, we will short sail to Friwin. Apart from exploring the bay, we will visit nearby villages. There are 11 villages: Beo, Arway, and Waifoi. Most of the villagers work as a fisherman, so they are often seen in the bay. We will start our journey at Warsambin village, we will follow take speedboat instead the Mayalibit bay that separated Waigeo almost into two islands. We will continue walking along the riverbed, river, and long boat to finally arrive in Blue Water, which seems like in Avatar movie. We will end our safari with a beautiful sunset bonfire with we continue with a dinner on the beach while locals are singing Papuan Song for us.
AM: Wake up in the busiest port in West Papua, Sorong where we will prepare you a mouth-watering breakfast to go as well goodies from West Papua to catch your morning flight. Our crew will drive you to the airport and wave a fond farewell as you board your aircraft for your transfer back to home.
AM: One of our crew members will meet you at the airport upon your arrival. It will take approximately 20 minutes by car and speedboat to transport you to Sequoia. Your day will begin with freshly made breakfast while we sail to Toko Bouleh Island. Here we will snorkel followed by lunch on the beach.
PM: After lunch, we will sail to Rinca Island which is one of the few places to spot the famous Komodo dragons in the wild. The islands' jagged hills, carpeted with savannah and fringed with mangroves, are home to prehistoric Komodo dragons, the world’s largest lizards. Rinca is a part of Indonesia's Komodo National Park and has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status. After your adventure on Rinca Island, we will sail to Pulau Kalong (Fruit Bat Island), which is a low-lying circular island measuring 500 meters across. At dusk, the sight of thousands of bats leaving their roost and heading for their feeding grounds is a magnificent spectacle.
AM: Nusa means island, and Kode means monkey. The upwelling of the Indian Ocean brings water full of nutrients, which attracts all types of sea life. The island features big waves and strong winds with very few people. The topography is stunning with rolling hills covered in a dense forest.
PM: Large encrusted boulders with little corals and huge groupers characterize the southwestern tip of Nusa Kode. The reefs are completely covered with hard & soft corals, crinoids, sea apples, sponges, black coral, and sea fans, whip and wire coral. It is almost impossible to find an empty space without life!
AM: If you like, we can wake up early and hike up the peak to see the sunrise. After we descend, it's off to Scuba Dive or Snorkel at Secret Garden. This site is typically very calm which makes it suitable for both beginners as well as experienced divers.
PM: After lunch, we can continue exploring the water by kayak or SUP. After a romantic dinner served on our sky deck you can continue with an outdoor cinema with the movie of your choice. Later, you can gaze on the Milky Way in the dark blue sky of Padar Island.
AM: Komodo is an island of stark contrasts. The west skyline is dominated by Ara Mountain while the ancient volcanic cones of Ntodo Klea stand out in the east. In between the dark green highland lies the wild Lontar palm trees and Zizipus savanna of Loh Liang and Loh Kalo.
It is believed that one upon a time, there was a fairy lady who lived on Komodo Island. The villagers named her Putri Naga, “The Dragon Princess.” The Princess married a local man and gave birth to twins: one human – Gerong – who grew up among the villagers and one dragon – Orah – who grew up in the forest. They never knew that they were siblings. Years had passed when one day Gerong went deer hunting in the forest. As he collected his prey, the dragon came out from the bushes and tried to take it. After he failed to convince the dragon to go away, he lifted his spear ready to kill the dragon. A beautiful goddess, “Putri Naga” appeared and told Gerong not to kill the dragon. She told him that the dragon “Orah” was his twin and they should live in a harmony. To this day, the Komodo Islanders believe that the Komodo Dragons are their family members and should live together sharing their land without borders.
PM: You will meet the villagers who will be excited and proud to introduce you to their customs and traditions. At the end of our sojourn to this village, we will take you to the school to spend time with the local children. Under its blue waters, the convergence of warm and cold currents breeds nutritious thermal climes, rip tides, and whirlpools that attract large schools of pelagic, from dolphins and sharks to manta rays and blue whales. The pristine corals make it one of the best diving destinations on earth. Three of the best dive sites waiting to be explored are: Batu Bolong, Tatawa Besar and Tatawa Kecil.
Taka Makassar & Siaba
AM: In the morning, we will sail to Taka Makassar, which provides us a better chance to see Manta Rays. Once you are comfortable at sea, we will snorkel or dive at Taka Makassar looking for Reef Mantas that can reach up to 6 m wingspans. The Mantas can be seen from the top as you snorkel, in the shallow section of the sea.
PM: The diving at The Turtle City near Siaba Island is ideal for beginners. As the name suggests, you can dive with one of our all-time favorites: Turtles. Hawksbill and Green Turtles are the most common species found here. The corals are also very beautiful, and reef sharks are also common. There are many overhangs inhabited by small invertebrates, nudibranches, sweetlips and small reef fish. In the blue and along the reef you can often see sharks, barracudas, and schools of trevallies and snappers.
Lawa Laut & Lawa Darat
AM: We will sail on to Lawa Laut, which is renowned for its beautiful stunning bays, crystal clear waters, and gentle green slopes. The sheltered bay and crystal clear waters are ideal for water sports such as snorkeling, water skiing, and tubing, which you can do during your surface intervals.
PM: After we finish our activities at Lawa Laut, we will sail to Lawa Darat. Geologically, the island is volcanic like much of the region and they have beautiful hills with stunning views and secluded beaches. The island is not inhabited but has numerous trails for trekking up the hills to see the stunning landscape.
Am: Sangeang is one of the more interesting islands in the Lesser Sunda Island group. For starters, it is literally a volcanic island, dominated by a soaring and peak rising sharply from the surrounding sea. Most inhabitants live in the island’s only permanent settlement located on the southwestern coast nestled above the beach at the foot of the mountain.
PM: Here, we will dive on its hot bubbling sand as well as hiking to the volcano hill.
AM: Satonda Island is unusual because it has a crater lake at its center. It is located just off the coast of northern Sumbawa and within easy boat-trip distance to the mainland. Satonda Lake is a rare phenomenon because of the salty water with alkaline levels much higher than regular seawater.
PM: You can enjoy a beach picnic on the white sands on the other side of the island, snorkel, swim, trek, and enjoy the natural beauty of the sea.
AM: Located in Tarano Sub district, this village consists of five hamlets dominated by Bugis tribes who are skilled fishermen and farmers.
PM: It is here that you will have the opportunity to snorkel and/or free-dive with the Whale Sharks. Whale Sharks sometimes gather at the surface at the mobile began lift-net vessel to feed on baitfish handouts from the fisherman.
AM: Moyo Island, at the mouth of Saleh Bay, has a nature reserve and surrounded by beautiful coral reefs and home to wild oxen, deer, great variety of bird species, and hordes of crab-eating macaques. Surrounded by marine and forest reserves. You can spend a full day trekking to the cascading limestone pools of Barry’s Falls, a spring-fed waterfall at the heart of the island, or venture through the deep jungle to the bat cave. The island is mostly uninhabited and unknown to the majority of tourists.
PM: A visit to Moyo Island will take you on a discovery adventure of immense marine and land life and provides an escape from reality in a world where man and nature blend together offering unforgettable emotions.
AM: Wake up in the clear sky in the port of Badas Port where we will prepare you a mouth-watering breakfast to go as well as goodies to catch your flight. Our crew will drive you to the airport and wave a fond farewell as you board your aircraft for your transfer back to home.
AM: Upon your arrival at the airport, our crew will pick you up. It will take 15 minutes by car and 5 minutes by speedboat to arrive on Sequoia. We will start our day with breakfast and safety briefing. We will cruise Salawati Island. We can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of lush Salawati in a short distance while sailing.
PM: After lunch, we will take you for a traditional village where locals will welcome you with a traditional celebratory dance, which we will continue to trek in the jungle for a bird watching. If we are lucky, we will see a group of Bird of Paradise “Cenderawasih” on the top of trees, Jalang Papua, Kuskus, and another wild animal. Upon return, our crew has set up an afternoon tea, enjoying sweet delicacy and cold wine or hot tea of your choice. We will continue with a fine dining dinner on Sequoia while sailing south to Misool.
AM: Wayil is lines of coconut and lontar trees that will welcome you to Wayil where we will serve you a sumptuous breakfast to start your morning. You can explore the island with multiple white sand beaches to set up a beach picnic in the morning before high tides wash away all the beautiful sands. It is a great place to relax and get ready for an underwater adventure. What we love about Wayil that it has endless shallow lagoons to choose from for a dive course, refreshment dive skill, or kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. You and your family can be trained together with our own private instructors. From the shallow sandy beaches, you can learn how to breathe underwater, clear your mask, give proper hand signals and other skills to allow you to dive safely. With our PADI-certified dive instructor and 5 stars dive center, your underwater adventure will be safe and unforgettable. We normally start our morning scuba diving at Neptune’s Fan Sea. It is given after the name of Neptune for its beautiful underwater garden. You will be welcomed with endless giant sea fans any size and any colors beyond our imagination. With a close inspection of the sea fan, you might see pigmy seahorse.
Another site is Wedding Cake, named after the tunnel full of soft corals just like the color of wedding cake, which offers a chance to see schools of batfish, trevallies, barracuda as well as pygmy seahorses and an endemic walking shark. This dive site is perfect for snorkeling or a beginner diver, given no strong current.
PM: Dive at Four Kings known for its abundance of hunting trevally and zillions of baitfish. It feels like you are in hunger games where fishes are busy hunting each other given the current allows us to dive here. In the low current, there are not many actions, however you can still enjoy beautiful ridges full of corals and fish. Due to its size, we recommend to spend 2 days in Wayil, which we can also finish with a night dive for a different experience in “Dunia Kecil” dive site.
AM: Jef Pele is less visited island due to its remote location. It is right off the border with Ceram Sea of Moluccas. We recommend spending two days exploring this remote region. They are endless activities to keep you busy yet relax. They are several stingless jellyfish lakes to explore, depending upon the season. They are sensitive to water temperature. They can dormant in the bottom when the water is too warm or too cold. Kaleidoscope dive site is one of our favorites in Misool. It is named after the burst of soft corals and schools of fishes. As you descent, you will see that both sides of the ridges are covered with elephant ear sponges. With a close inspection on the hard corals coral, we may find wobbeggong shark. It feels like in a Pixar movie of Disney. Unreal!
PM: Toblerone dive site is located on the little island nearby Pele. It is named after the V-shaped of the ridge, which we can see after the window underwater. It is quite similar with wedding cake dive site in Wayil. The powerful 225 hp Boston Whaler Dauntless is set up for water skiing with either one or two skis depending on your skill level. Alternatively, you can choose to be towed by our 2-person tube. This is a popular activity for kids to enjoy together as they glide back and forth along the waters of calm bays. A relatively new activity that is gaining popularity is SUP. It allows you to enjoy your surroundings without the sound of any machines or engines while viewing the world around you.
AM: Yillet consists of two main islands: Yillet Besar, which means Big, and Yillet Kecil, which means small. Yillet Besar is so beautiful with powdery white sand. It was a shark finning camp turned into a park ranger station, which we can visit to see what they do to conserve this region. As a bonus, we can swim with baby sharks in the morning. They are harmless and very important part of ecosystem. Yillet Kecil offers underwater plateau with numerous spooky overhangs.
PM: As we have too many afternoon sunset tea or cocktail in another islands, we recommend you to do a new adventure “sunset dive.” We should start descend on sunset and finish after the dark. What is so special about this dive site is the big possibility to meet the endemic Epaulette Walking Sharks your appreciation for this highly diversified family of fish will forever change. They live and hunt on the seabed or on the reefs and are only found in this region of the world.
Fiabacet & Kalig
AM: Fiabacet islands are two little islands east of Misool, which are famous for orangutan crabs, which make bubble coral their home. This area is covered with sea fan, table corals and soft coral. You will find tiny creatures such as pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs and flatworms. If you like wide-angle, you will be spoiled by schools of fusiliers, butterfly fish, angelfish, grouper and damselfish as well as wrasse, parrotfish, surgeonfish, triggers, puffer fish and porcupine fish. It is the word’s aquarium.
PM: One of our favorite dive/snorkeling sites is Magic Mountain, which some guests have referred to as ‘Like a Dream’! This site really lives up to its name. While diving this site you may see: manta rays, Napoleon Wrasse, patrolling white tip sharks and sheltering endemic Wobbegong “Carpet Shark” as well as big tunas and hunting trevally. Raja Ampat is also known as a “species factory”. There are at least 35 coral reef fish species, 40 coral species and 8 mantis shrimp, which are all can only be found to this region, that have recently discovered. You can also see the majestic Black Manta.
AM: Balbulol Archipelago offers endless vistas, most of which are uninhabited, one can find an endless number of hidden bays, coves, and lagoons. It is here that you can explore these calm waters by kayak, stand-up paddle boarding, or one of our speedboats. There is only one homestay located nearby island Panun Island. This homestay does not provide any dive service, which means we might likely to have the dive/snorkeling sites by ourselves. There are several dive sites to choose, one of our favorites is Love Potion no.8. If a good dive, we may see a large school of giant bump head parrotfish feeding on coral reefs.
PM: Snorkeling is very good in the Mango Island nearby while our crew prepares a beach picnic for you to enjoy and relax. There are several fishing camps where Sulawesi Bajau, Ternate, and Yellu people live temporarily in the good month, which allows them to fish. They fish with lines. We can join them in the dinnertime to listen to their story and learn how life in the heart of Coral Triangle depends on ocean.
AM: The islands within Raja Ampat islands are considered by many to be the most beautiful islands on earth. There are hundreds of peaks from to Wayag in the North to Dapunlol in the South that you can hike to get a bird’s eye view and take pictures. The wild territory of less-visited peak in Raja Ampat is Danpulol, which is also known as Harfat Jaya Peak. It is one of the most visual breath- taking and captivating sites in Raja Ampat. The island is heavily forested, and at first sight reveals nothing but a thick green carpet of dense forests. To the east and west of the island, a maze of limestone pinnacles jut sharply out of the blue sea, carved and eroded by the waves and carpeted luxuriantly in vegetation. It also offers various types of natural attractions like karsts, flora and fauna. Reaching the top of the mountain takes some effort but once on the summit, the refreshing air and stunning views will amaze you. You may even see an eagle cruising high above you.
PM: After you return down on the beach, you can swim or snorkel in one of its blue lagoons to cool down while our crew prepares a little delicacy & cold press juice. Peak points are not the only place you will be able to explore. There are endless possibilities for exploration on hidden beaches. Once you choose which beach to explore, we will take you there with the smaller boat and you can bask in the shade while reading a book. The best are pockets of privacy, artfully selected and in just the right location, not too far to skip to that secret beach where you can do a lunch picnic, massage, or climbing coconut tree. Baby sharks are common to be seen on the shallow water near the beach, as well as baby turtles making their first walks to the sea in the late afternoon or in the nighttime. It is majestic.
AM: With more than 50 islands, most all of them are uninhabited, one can find an endless number of hidden bays, coves, and lagoons. It is here that you can explore these calm waters by Kayak, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, or one of our speedboats. Our favorite is Puncak Cinta, which means the love peak. We can take a hike following the wooden stairs, once reaching the summit it is clear that the lagoon has a heart-shaped. We can also explore the lagoon with any activities you feel like doing from snorkeling to stand-up paddle boarding. Scuba diving is also possible.
You will also meet the friendliest people of the planet, 50,000 islanders, who live across 135 villages, which call Raja Ampat their home. It is comprised of thousands of magical Islands each unique in terms of landscapes and culture. You will be brought by local tribes to witness ancient rock art. A number of petroglyphs can be found on walls of caves throughout the island, dating back approximately 5,000 years. We will also visit Tomolol Cave so we can kayak inside ocean cave, where we can also visit the biggest pearl farm in Papua as well as stingless jellyfish lake in the right season. This cave is sacred for locals, which they often visit to get a blessing from God.
PM: Finish your afternoon with tea or a cocktail while you become mesmerized by the romantic sunset of equatorial Indonesia. Continue with Dinner under the stars with the underwater hull lights on to illuminate the sea around you and the music of your choice playing in the background. End your night with a romantic “under the sky” movie cinema up in our sky deck or on a pristine beach.
AM: After breakfast, we will take you to dive/snorkel at Dayang Manta Cleaning Station. Reef mantas can reach up to 6 m wingspan. The manta can be seen from the top as you snorkel, as it is shallow only 7 m deep. It is so remote so we may have it just for ourselves.
PM: We can explore villages after snorkeling with manta to do jungle trekking for bird of paradise “Wilson” if you wish. Before sunset, we provide tea and/or your choice of cocktails. If we are lucky we will see fruit bats migrating from Batanta Forest to the next island. It is magical. Dinner will be a multi-course dining experience that you will remember for years to come.
AM: A beautiful sky deck settings hearing the gentle waves and gazing on the Milky Way. The local Papuan will sing and dance for you in their local songs, which you can join. It is just beautiful. We will cruise to Fam Islands. We will serve lunch during cruising time. Towering karsts seem like rising from the bottom of the ocean. Fringed palm trees are covering the karst, in contrast with the turquoise lagoons and deep blue waters are in stark colors.
PM: On our arrival by Boston Whaler speedboat, we will take a 15-minute hike up at Paynemo Peak. The reward for the strenuous climb is a breathtaking 360- degree view of an island-studded sea. With more than 3 main lagoons, we explored these calm waters by Kayak, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, as well as one of our speedboats. You may also see turtles, parrotfish, napoleon in the lagoon and hearing birds chirping on the islands. Sunset is beautiful at Peynemo, we will spend a fine afternoon enjoying a beautiful sunset on Sequoia sky deck and spend a beautiful dinner. We will spend time to meet locals where women make coconut oil to be sold in the market, while men are fishing in a traditional technique.
Yeben Island & Kabuy Bay
AM: Imagine swimming along side manta rays, sharks, stingless jellyfish, giant bump head fish, colorful soft coral and thousands of reef fish while staying on the surface of the water. The aquatic treasures of Raja Ampat can be experienced at any level. All you need is a mask, snorkel, and a fancy swimsuit. Yeben Island offers a seemingly infinite horizon between sea and sky. The island is referred to as “Mirror of the Ocean” because of the clarity of the water and beaches. It has golden sand beaches surrounded by crystal clear water, mangrove vegetation, forests and wildlife. You can expect to see garden eels, candy cane-striped sea cucumbers and burrow-dwelling mantis shrimp as well as massive schools of barracuda, fusiliers, unicorn surgeonfish, mandarin fish and feeding lionfish.
PM: After lunchtime, we sail for 2 hours to Kabuy Bay for blue water mangrove exploration. As you enter, you will hear birds chirping on the trees and fishes are dancing under our speedboat. The water is so clear you can see the bottom. We can explore this Ocean River, bays, and coves with kayak, SUP. You can also observe birds and wild plants such as pitcher plants and orchids. If you chose to swim in the lagoon, you may find thousands of purple or light orange stingless jellyfish dancing below the water. It is a paradise not found anywhere else on earth.
AM: Your Wayag experience begins early in the morning, when we prepare our Boston Whaler to bring you to the shore so you can take a 30-minute hike up at Mount Pindito. The reward for the strenuous climb is a breathtaking 360-degree view of an island-studded sea. Reaching the top of the mountain takes some effort but once on the summit, the refreshing air and stunning views will amaze you. You may even see an eagle cruising high above you. After you return down on the beach, your butler and chef are ready to serve you a tropical breakfast and a cold-press juice on the beach. After shower and a morning nap if you wish on Sequoia, you can continue for swimming with baby sharks and spa safari on the beach or on Sequoia. You will start to understand that reef sharks are shy and do not harm humans.
PM: A light freshly made lunch is ready upon your arrival back on Sequoia. You can do a coconut spa on the beach, which we can end this day activity with a kayak, stand-up paddle boarding navigating a turquoise lagoons of Wayag. It will allow you to explore a chain of small islands. As you paddle, you will hear the gentle sounds of nature from bird singing to dancing fish. You can also observe birds and wild plants such as pitcher plants and orchids. Your sunset tea or cocktail with little delicacy is served for you to enjoy the beauty of this magical sunset.
AM: Yanggepo is all about scuba diving and snorkeling the next day. Upon our arrival on the calm sea of Yanggepo island, Sequoia crew set up a cinema on our sky deck for us to enjoy the stars against the blue sky of Raja Ampat. Yanggepo Island offers a seemingly infinite horizon between sea and sky. The island is referred to as “Mirror of the Ocean” because of the clarity of the water and beaches. It has golden sand beaches surrounded by crystal clear water, mangrove vegetation, forests and wildlife.
PM: We spend a half-day exploring Mayhem dive site for divers, while snorkelers explored the top. You can expect to see garden eels, candy cane-striped sea cucumbers and burrow-dwelling mantis shrimp as well as massive schools of barracuda, fusiliers, unicorn surgeonfish, mandarin fish and feeding lionfish.
Sawanderek & Yanwapnor Village
Am: Captain will turn our engine early morning to cruise to Sawanderek Village in Mansuar Island. We will cruise for one hour to Sawanderek. During our arrival, we will serve you a light breakfast and doing a morning dive or snorkeling at the Jetty for the best visibility. You may feel like a kid in the candy store, hundred of schools of fishes is around. So friendly it seems like they know you before. You will see schools of sweetlips, surgeonfish, fusilier, giant napoleon, giant trevally, octopus, and giant clamp. If we are lucky, we will spot Wobbegong Shark or carpet shark that is endemic to Raja Ampat. It will be hard to leave this site. As we sail, a school of Dolphins may be swimming along the yacht bowline steering them to their destination.
PM: We will cruise for 38 nautical miles to Gam Island, Yanwapnor village. The estimated arrival is at 2pm. We can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of lush Batanta Island in a short distance while sailing. After lunch, we will take you to a traditional village where locals will welcome you with a traditional celebratory dance, which we will continue to trek in the jungle for bird watching. If we are lucky, we will see groups of Bird of Paradise “Cenderawasih” on the top of trees, Jalang Papua, Kuskus, and another wild animal. Upon return, our crew has set up a picnic in the jetty for you to enjoy the sunset of Gam Island while enjoying sweet delicacy and cold wine or tea of your choice. We will continue with a fine dining dinner on Sequoia. You can enjoy the cinema with a movie of your wish or taking a good night sleep.
AM: We will make you breakfast and wave a fond farewell as we prepare your transfer to your resort for the next adventure.
Suites & Cabins
The sky suite defines comfort on another level. It is furnished with elegant and modern décor and has fine beddings for a peaceful night of sleep. The private bathroom in the sky suite features a wide variety of amenities to ensure a relaxing shower.
Get a feel of diversity through these Island suites designed and furnished with multiple Indonesia islands in mind. The beds come with the finest cotton quality, promising comfort. The private bathrooms are large and feature twin washbasins and various amenities.
These suites spell everything luxury, from the striking ironwood floor to the teak walls. The luxurious bathroom is made of Caesarstone and completed with classy fixtures. Guests can enjoy a refreshing shower in these gorgeous bathrooms equipped with basic amenities.
- Air conditioning
- Deck shower
- Massage room
- WIFI available
- Hot showers
- All inclusive
- Diving gear
- Satellite phone
- Snorkeling gear
- Stand up paddleboard
- Kayaks / Canoes
- Wakeboard / Water Ski
- Fishing equipment
- Yoga mats
- Flash lights
- Rubber boots
- Water canteen/bottle
- Insect repellent
- Dry Bags/Plastic bags to protect cameras