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? Ticket price varies according to the destinations you intend to visit, but in 2022, it seems that the average price being charged is that for a dive center guest: IDR 300,000

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.

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.

How do I know how much I have to pay? The only pricing information we’ve ever seen is this Bahasa Indonesia document (PDF 5.78MB), which was published in 2019. At that time, if you were an international visitor intending to visit any of the sites listed in the OBJEK column on pages 2 & 3, then the red boxed prices would apply.

So…. I’m supposed to know the local names of all the places that I might visit, name them, then the desk staff will add up all the prices and write the total price on the ticket? Yes. That’s what we’re told.

What if the places I want to go are not on the list? Another good question! We don’t know, but that’s the authorised list, so if you’re not going to any of the places on it, then our guess is that you don’t need a ticket.

OK… 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. Irene on

    Hello,
    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. :)
    Best,
    Irene

    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.

  2. Tanja on

    Hello,

    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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