Cruise Raja Ampat Islands

Cruise Raja Ampat and discover Indonesia’s frontier of biodiversity on a traditional Phinisi Yacht Charter. Raja Ampat, literally translating to “Four Kings,” is a pristine paradise untouched by mass tourism. These islands inhabit some of the most fascinating flora and fauna in the world. Explore picturesque landscapes and dreamlike coral reefs or connect with locals in traditional villages and trek through lush greenery amongst exotic plants,  rare birds and an abundant underwater world for Scuba Divers and Snorkelers. Cruise Raja Ampat –  here is something for everyone! We offer customised Cruising Experiences throughout Raja Ampat and beyond. Far off the tourist trail in this  hidden gem of Indonesia, you have the freedom to choose the kind of activities you want to do, where you want to go and for how long. You can visit with the hospitable local villages in, marvel at the forest covered limestone formations sprouting from the sea in the Wayag Islands and even spot rare birds hiking through the jungles of Gam. The areas of Dampier Strait, Misool and Penemu offer a heaven for Scuba Divers and Snorkeler alike. Customisable Itineraries are possible for all of our private Raja Ampat Boat Cruises. Whether it is a from Luxury explorers, Families with kids, Adventure seekers or keen Scuba Divers. 

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Raja Ampat Sailing Cruise

Join a Raja Ampat Sailing Cruise and charter lesser-known seas! A smaller sailing schooner will give you the chance to discover Raja Ampat from a different perspective, with a blend of Snorkeling, Diving and various other water sports all while maintaining that Ocean Lifestyle. On a traditional, yet comfortable Phinisi Boat, you will experience basic amenities and comfortable sleeping cabins where you can plot your next day’s exploits! Adventure cruises prioritise your thirst for excapade and gives you all the tools you need to feed your inner pirate! Sailing Raja Ampat on a traditional Phinisi Schooner is one of the most authentic ways to explore the Indonesian Islands.

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Raja Ampat Snorkelling Cruise

Join a Raja Ampat Snorkeling Cruise on a shared Phinisi boat trip or a private yacht charter and create an unforgettable trip with family or a group of friends. Snorkeling is the perfect activity for relaxed explorers who like to travel light. Its possible to wide variety of marine life and beautiful coral gardens in just the first few meters below the surface with no heavy gear needed. In addition, many yachts in our fleet offer activities such as Stand Up Paddleboarding, Sea Kayaking, Bird Watching, Trekking, visiting local villages and fishing (according to Marine Protection zoning plan). A Raja Ampat Snorkel Cruise some Scuba Divers can join within your family or group and the itinerary be a bolend of various land & sea activities.

Rajah Ampat Diving

Raja Ampat Diving Cruise

A Raja Ampat Diving Cruise is offers to chance to explore one of the most abundant underwater sites on Earth. With about 1500 islands just off Waisai, this archipelago offers some of the most famous dive sites in the world, ranging from beginner to advanced levels, all with excellent opportunities for vivid underwater photography. You can explore Cape Kri, which currently holds the world record for the largest number of different species spotted in one dive or the Keruo Divesite, which is a narrow channel that runs between impressive cliffsides. Other sites such as Batu Lima, Melissa’s Garden, Sardine Reef, Francisco’s Peak and many more are all options for those looking to explore under the surface. You could Cruise and Dive Raja Ampat for more than 4 week - without vitiing the same site twice!

Cruising Raja Ampat - the most biodiverse Archipelago on Earth.

Why Cruise Raja Ampat with Barefoot Yachts?


Cruising Raja Ampat on a traditional schooner offers a exclusive and unique experience.


Barefoot Yachts offers outstanding experience and local expertise in the Indonesian Yacht Industry.


We work in close partnership with a number of handpicked vessels - we have been on all boats ourselves and believe they offer outstanding value.


be sure to get the best Cruise Deal with us - our prices are competitive and we are uptodate with special offers.

Giving Back​

We regularly support Marine Conservation as well as Community development projects throughout Indonesia.

Nataraja Liveaboard

Nataraja offers aa extremely spacious deck layout and several areas to lounge and relax. 4 ensuit Cabins with Air Conditioning and hot water.

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Flying A'boya Yacht

Perfect for Boat Raja Ampat Sailing Adventures for groups of 2-8 guests. Scuba Diving, Freediving, Snorkelling and Land and Sea Cruises.
A'Boya Yacht

Carpe Diem

Scuba Diving Cruise, Paddle Board, Kayaks, Snorkelling Adventures for 6-10 Guests in 4 Cabins.
Carpe Diem

Raja Ampat Cruising & Liveaboard Specials!

Where do Raja Ampat Cruises depart?

Getting to Raja Ampat might sound complicated, but actually is not. Raja Ampat Cruises depart either from Sorong harbor or from Waisai. Direct flights to Sorong are offered from Jakarta (CGK), Makassar (UPG) and Manado (MDC). From Bali, a stop over is needed. While Sorong departures are most convenient in terms of flight connections, many Cruise depart from Waisai, directly the hear of Raja Ampat, and safe the time 8 or more hours of navigation to reach the islands of Raja Ampat. Waisai Cruises are scheduled around the Fastboat departures between Sorong and Waisai, currently departing 9am and 2pm both ways.

What to bring in a Raja Ampat holiday?

  • Sun Protection (Head/glasses/Cream)
  • Pocket Cash for Drinks, Crew Tips, Souvenirs and National Park Fees.
  • Light Clothing, Swim Wear, Sweater,Camera.
  • Towels/Basic Toiletries are provided, but it’s not a bad idea to bring some own.
  • Snorkelling/Diving Gear – we have gear, but personal gear always fits best.
  • Drinks – some of our partner boats have Cocktails available for sale onboard, most only sell Beers & Soft Drinks. It is best to bring Wine/Spirits from Duty-Free when flying to Indonesia.

What is the season for Cruising in Raja Ampat?

Because Raja Ampat sits on the equator, it has a consistent tropical climate and likely to be the same year-round. While the period between October through April is considered the best cruising season for raja Ampat because of the most favorable wind conditions and the lower chances of rain. From mid-June to mid-September, winds begin to pick up and most of our Phinisi Schooners leave the region to cruise around Komodo Islands.

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  •   I don’t even know where to begin but WOW !! Firstly booking with Sebastian was totally seamless, he was efficient, prompt and answered every single question in detail. I am so thankfully to have found him. We sailed on the Nataraja in July 2018. We...More

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  •   This is my first Tripadvisor review because I never really felt compelled to write one until now. From the beginning, organizing with Sebastian was perfect. He answered all of our questions promptly and even went out of his way to make recommendations about how to...More

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  •   Big thanks to Sebastian for being a champion agent to deal with - for helping us choose our Komodo liveaboard adventure on Carpe Diem, but most importantly for all the follow up communications and support after we booked our trek. We were very happy customers,...More

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  •   Absolutely amazing experience with an amazing crew. Everything was so fluid and the Barefoot cruising team was so helpful! We definitely recommend this trip!

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  •   Where to begin?!! Sebastian was super helpful, prompt and professional during the booking process. The boat trip was absolutely faultless from beginning to end. The staff were amazing - discreet but professional and very friendly. Food was incredible!! Jo was an absolute star - knowledgeable...More

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  •   Thank you so much Sebastian for finding us the Splendor boat.You've been really professional,reactive and helpful in choosing the boat and the itinerary. I've booked the splendor boat for my 40 s birthday and I really don t regret it.We had an amazing time !...More

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  •   What a great experience and so much fun! The boat was super comfortable and the super friendly crew around the guide J made us feel very welcome and looked perfectly after us. Besides this authentic hospitality we have to mention that the food was brilliant....More

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  •   We had an amazing cruise on the Nataraja, sailing through the Komodo Islands. The boat was stunning, food delicious and diving was some of the best we ever experienced. We were lucky to have the owner Yann on board which was great fun. It's really...More

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  •   I went with my girlfriend on the Sunda Island Cruise from the Gili Islands to Komodo. We visited Moyo Island, then the vulcano of Satonda and then the Komodo National Park with Dragons, Mantas, great viewpoints and made a beach bbq with fresh fish. We...More

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  •   We stayed at Warisan for 4 nights at the end of July. It was a very nice experience but if we go back to the region I might make a different choice. This isn’t caused by the crew of the boat or the additional guide...More

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