Raja Ampat liveaboard boat tours are one of the best ways to see as much of Raja Ampat as possible in a short amount of time. We’re not talking about the many liveaboard dive boats that cruise the Raja Ampat archipelago: We want to introduce you to local community based tourism operators who provide affordable Raja Ampat marine adventures to travellers interested in more than just diving.
Locally owned liveaboard boats provide an opportunity to visit far more than Raja Ampat’s best dive sites. In addition to their regular dive, snorkelling and sight-seeing itineraries, local liveaboard operators can provide affordable private charters to groups wanting a Raja Ampat adventure of their own design.
Using diesel powered traditional wooden boats and large outboard powered longboats, Raja Ampat liveaboard boat tours are designed for small groups of four to eight people and include land excursions and all meals. Sleeping arrangements include being able to sleep onshore under the stars on deserted island beaches. In addition to diving, snorkelling and remote island village visits, locally operated liveaboard tours provide the opportunity to hike to waterfalls, scenic viewpoints in hidden island seascapes, Bird of Paradise display sites and Raja Ampat’s many culturally significant sites.
Here are some local Raja Ampat liveaboard boat tour operators and experienced, English speaking guides who can deliver the ultimate Raja Ampat sea gypsy experience and some great Raja Ampat land based adventures...
Raja Ampat Adventures
Deni Malingkas’ Raja Ampat Adventures is an established business with a great reputation. Raja Ampat Adventures offers liveaboard adventures on large and comfortable boats.
If you’re passionate about photography, Deni’s an excellent guide with a good eye for great photos – see his work in the gallery above. (Main image by Claudia P, courtesy of Raja Ampat Adventures.) Thanks for letting us repost them Deni!
Contact Deni on facebook for more information.
KLM Insos Raja Ampat Liveaboard
The KLM Insos Raja Ampat is permanently based in Raja Ampat, operates throughout the year, and caters to both divers and snorkellers.
Trips are available in both Dampier Strait/Wayag and Misool regions.
See the Insos facebook page for more information.