Mangrove Homestay is a good base for a range of activities, with excellent snorkelling available at the door and close by at Yenbuba Jetty. Mangrove doesn’t have snorkelling gear available, so make sure to bring some.
There’s lots of hiking possibilities as a well made trail joins the homestay to the nearby village of Yenbuba and the more distant Yenbekwan to the west. From Yenbekwan it’s possible to continue along the north coast and then cross Mansuar past an inland lake to the south coast village of Sauwandarek. There’s great snorkelling at Sauwandarek too, but you might want to organise a boat ride back, rather than make the return trek!
At low tide it’s possible to cross exposed sandbanks to the tiny island of Ransiwor that lies between Mansuar and Kri. There’s excellent snorkelling to be had around the southern shores of Ransiwor too, but be aware that currents there can be very strong once the tide starts running.
The sandbanks themselves make for a fascinating exploration, as many young fish and other marine creatures are trapped in shallow pools by the retreating tide. Kri can be reached via the sandbanks at low tide as well, which opens up even more hiking possibilities. Be sure to time your walks carefully though, otherwise you’ll need to pay for a boat to get back to Mansuar.
The jungle behind Mangrove Homestay is full of birdlife, as are the low tide shallows in front of the homestay. You’re guaranteed to see Walking Sharks sleeping amid the nearby mangroves during the day, as well as host of small fish and other marine creatures. Do be careful walking in the shallows though: Try to always take the same (and shortest) path, as compaction of the sand destroys the homes of the myriad of creatures that live and breed in it.
Mangrove Homestay 7 night snorkelling package – IDR 6,625,000 per person
Mangrove Homestay offers 7 nights’ accommodation and meals plus four days of snorkelling trips for IDR 6,625,000 per person. You can book the package using the booking form above. Bring your own snorkelling gear.
The four snorkelling day trips include longboat hire, guide and lunch and visit the following sites:
- Pasir Timbul sandbank and Cape Kri
- Yenbuba Jetty and Sauwandarek
- Manta Point and Arborek Jetty
- Mangrove Bay and Friwen Wall
The package does not include transport to the homestay. Sorong to Waisai ferry tickets and boat transfer prices are not included.
Mangrove Homestay Raja Ampat Tours
Except for the Manta/Arborek tour which is by longboat, tours are by speedboat which can carry a maximum of 5 people. Tour price is total cost and is split among passengers. Boat tours to other destinations can be organised if required.
|Manta Point / Arborek