Fantastic snorkeling and jungle exploration opportunities!
Korbekwan means “long stretch of mangroves” and the homestay is situated amid extensive blue water mangroves on the western end of Gam Island.
Korbekwan is built beside a sand bottomed bay of seagrass, which is surrounded by mangroves and opens onto a rich and healthy coral reef. The three marine ecosystems of the area mean that sealife is rich and varied. The reef is home to giant clams and drops to deep water a stone’s throw from the end of Korbekwan’s jetty.
The mangroves are home to blue spotted rays, nudibranchs, hosts of juvenile fish and a species of Cassiopea jellyfish that congregate upside down on the bottom of the lagoon, looking like some strange anemone garden. The seagrass meadow in the bay is patrolled by blacktip sharks and is occasionally visited by dugongs. When the plankton is blooming in Gam Bay, mantas can be seen surface feeding at the front of the homestay and hunting dolphins often cruise the edge of the reef dropoff.
A long and picturesque boardwalk leads through the mangroves to the shore, where ancestors of the local people long ago planted a mango tree and banana grove. The forest behind the plantation is home to eclectus parrots, eagles, hornbills, coucous, crowned pigeons and wild pigs.
Diving trips can be organised in conjunction with dive centers on Arborek or Kri. and excellent snorkeling is available at the door. (Bring your own snorkeling gear.)
Korbekwan Homestay tours
Korbekwan can organise sightseeing and snorkeling tours to anywhere you want to go. Gam Bay and the Pef lagoon are close by. The table below shows a small sample of the most popular destinations. Prices are in Indonesian Rupiah.
|TRIP||Price per TRIP (Shared)||Price per PERSON||Price per PERSON|
|Manta Point / Arborek||1-2 pax: 500,000||3-4 pax: 200,000||>4 pax: 170,000|
|Gam Bay||1-2 pax: 450,000||3-4 pax: 200,000||>4 pax: 170,000|
|Cape Kri / Yenbuba Jetty||1-2 pax: 500,000||3-4 pax: 200,000||>4 pax: 200,000|
|Imbraimuk||1-2 pax: 500,000||3-4 pax: 200,000||>4 pax: 200,000|
|West Mansuar||1-2 pax: 600,000||3-4 pax: 200,000||>4 pax: 200,000|
|Mansuar Full Day Trip||1-3 pax: 1,000,000||4-5 pax: 300,000||>5 pax: 250,000|
|Friwen Wall||4-5 pax: 250,000||>5 pax: 200,000|
|Yeben Island Full Day Trip||1-3 pax: 1,000,000||4-5 pax: 300,000||>5 pax: 250,000|
|Piaynemo Full Day Trip||1-4 pax: 3,000,000||>4 pax: 300,000|
|Around Gam via Kabui Passage||1-2 pax: 2,500,000||4-5 pax: 600,000||>5 pax: 500,000|
|Wayag Day Trip||Less than 4 pax: 10,000,000||>4 pax: 2,500,000|