The Raja Ampat Visitor Entry Ticket

Raja Ampat Visitor Entry Ticket

In December 2019 the Raja Ampat Regency Government imposed new Raja Ampat Visitor Entry Ticket fees.

What is the price? The price is usually a flat IDR 300,000 per person. (When introduced in 2019, the ticket price was supposed to vary according to places visited: See this Bahasa Indonesia document (PDF 5.78MB).)

Where to pay? At the Raja Ampat Regency Tourism Office desk. You will find it next to the Homestay Information Center desk at Waisai port. Card payments are accepted.

What is it for? To provide for the installation and maintenance of tourism infrastructure.

Who gets the money? Dinas Pariwisata – the Raja Ampat Regency Government Tourism Office.

Are there any other fees or permits I am required to pay while in Raja Ampat? Yes, as below.

  • The Tariff to support Environmental Services in Raja Ampat (often called the PIN fee) See this page for details and where to pay.
  • Unofficial entry fees charged on site by local communities. See this page for more information.


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  1. lureen on

    Hi !

    How long is this pass good for ? I purchased one in Waisai in January and was told they are good for a year, however was charged again when returning in March.

    Is this pass good for a year or is it a per visit pass ?

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Lureen

      Unlike the Marine Park Entry Fee, which is valid for one year from purchase, the Visitor Entry ticket applies per visit.

      (1.Berlaku hanya untuk 1 orang satu kali masuk = Valid for only 1 person per entry)

  2. Steven Gregory on

    Hi, can you pay for the pass by credit card?? Thanks

  3. Karen on

    Good Evening,

    My husband and I will be entering Indonesia by boat our own yacht. When we come to Raja Ampat we will be sailing west to east. Are we able to pay for our fees via the internet as we will already be sailing into the region prior to arriving Sorong or to Palau Waigeo
    Thank you very much for your time

    1. Hi Karen

      To the best of our knowledge, the visitor entry ticket described above can only be purchased in person at Waisai.

      Some folks report success at purchasing the Marine Park entry permit online.

  4. Paul on

    Hi, how many fees are there in total?
    I do two independant local boat tours (Misool 10 days local liveaboard) and Waigeo/Gam/etc. 6 days (homestays and boat transfers during the day).
    The Misool tour operator charged 700.000+300.000 IDR for province and local government respectively.
    So before starting the second tour I already have both permits. So how much the other tour operator should deduct? 700.000+300.000 = 1.000.000?
    The Waiegeo/Gam/etc. says I would not need the 700.000. for their tour so they only deduct 300.000 for snorkeling?
    I feel afraid to get ripped off. Could you please clarify?

    1. Hi Paul

      There are two official fees, as described on this page. The fees are 700K and 300K, so it sounds like you have paid them. You only have to pay these fees once, and, on payment, you should have been provided a pass as described here, and the ticket as described on the page above. (So all you should have to pay the second operator is the price of the snorkelling trip, plus any local entry fee that may be applicable.)

  5. Uschi on

    We will start our journey from Sorong to Misool and afterwards from Sorong with the cargo-ship Terebuk to the Pam-Islands. Then Kri and Gam. We will leave Raja Ampat with the ferry from Waisai to Sorong at the end, but we will not visit this place at the beginning. So how can we pay for the Raja Ampat Visitor Entry Ticket? Do you have any contact? (WhatsApp, e-mail) Or can we simply pay at the end of our trip?

    1. Hi Uschi

      To the best of our knowledge, this ticket can only be purchased in person from the office at Waisai harbour. We don’t have contact details for this office, sorry. Leaving it until you arrive in Waisai will be fine.

  6. Irene on

    We’ve been many times in Raja (me and my husband) and spent months there but OK, this is new! :) Last time we were there it was November and December in 2019 and we left on 28th of December so this new fee was obviously introduced right after that. Next winter we are coming back for 2 months, but I have a question: we are not “typical” tourists and we are are coming just to relax and see our old friends living there, snorkelling at the house reef and going to neighbouring islands with the villages on them to buy fw basic stuf. That’s literally all we do all the time, haha. :) We are not touring around anymore, since we’ve seen most of the attractions in our first few visits of Raja Ampat. If we stay one month in one homestay, two weeks in another and another two weeks in yet another homestay – do we still need to pay this fee? None of these homestays is very popular like those located in Dampier strait between Gam and Kri/Mansuar. We are really nor planning nor wanting to visit any of these 45 attractions written on this list. Just to be sure: does this mean that we only pay 700k each for the PIN? How do we explain this in the office? :))

    Thank you for your answers! :) I am really looking forward to going back after these two weird and loooong covid years. :)

    1. Hello Irene

      As we mentioned above, we assume that if you are not going to any of the places on the list, then you won’t have to pay. (We don’t know that for sure, though!) You will still have to pay for the Marine Park Entry Permit, but that is administered by a different government body, and is paid for at a different place.

  7. Tanja on


    We are not sure if we want to take a trip to Piaynemo. We would like to decide it when we are in Mansuar. But is it then too late as we haven’t paid for this fee?

    1. That should not be a problem Tanja. Just tell them the places that you are definitely going to.

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