The more you know the more you see. Imagine gliding through dreamy fairy tale landscapes of karst limestone spires, mysterious caves, ancient rock paintings and endless secret coves filled with corals and fish of every colour?  This time the dreamlike landscape is painted with the fascinating stories of the forces that created these uplifts and perfect habitats for marine life. 

• How about floating in body-temperature water watching endless species of fish swim below over the backdrop of kaleidoscope corals, or rolling over and floating on your back when you hear the screech of a sulphur-crested cockatoo flying past highlighted against the backdrop of a lush green landscape? Because of our expert and his hosting, you will begin to understand why that cockatoo is there and what has created those endless species of fish that are willing to passively share their home with you as you hear the stories of symbiosis, and natural selection. 

Think about the otherworldly experience of drifting among masses of rare stingless jellyfish while understanding that these elegant creatures are actively farming their own food.  This sublime experience takes on another dimension when you understand you are afloat in a forest pool of evolution!   

For a more terrestrial experience, think of an early morning cool and misty forest walk while considering the intrigue of the spectacular male dancers of the forest. You will learn how they work their entire lives to hone their bodies, build their performance space and tirelessly practice their seductive dance in an all or nothing effort to perpetuate their family line. This is the magic of seeing the secret and seductive dancing of the iconic birds of paradise? 

If this sounds like you then let Vincent Chalias and SeaTrek bring you to see the real Jewels of Indonesia – the islands of Raja Ampat.


Our mission is to provide the best experience possible for our guests given the current conditions and when unexpected opportunities for adventure may present themselves along our cruise routes. Sometimes weather conditions, tides or other local factors dictate that we need to vary from the published route, and at times there are special opportunities to explore and discover new locations, events and activities. These explorations will always be a definite enhancement to the published itinerary and will be undertaken after discussion and agreement among guests. Ultimately, the boat captains and your tour leader will make decisions to maximize trip safety and your overall enjoyment, so please come prepared to be flexible!

The More You Know The More You See

Our tour leaders are a wealth of information on the regions we visit and will prepare you for each activity with on board talks and presentations to give you a greater understanding of the different experiences you will have each day. They will also act as your cross cultural bridges to all the people we meet along the way, so feel free to ask them to translate when talking to local Indonesian people on your travels.


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