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Setting sail from Raja Ampat
Sparsely populated and spectacularly beautiful, the Raja Ampat archipelago is a treasure trove of jungle-smothered islands, white sand beaches and some of the best diving in the world. The crystal clear waters are teeming with tropical fish, while on land you can see parrots, hornbills and birds of paradise.
Indonesia: Birie Island
Birie Island, in Raja Ampat, is a fantastic snorkelling and diving spot, with the chance to spot marine life including black tip reef sharks, turtles, pygmy seahorses, manta rays and even dugongs if you’re lucky. Alternatively, why not take a jungle hike in search of fruit bats, birds of paradise, cockatoos and parrots.
Indonesia: Dayang Island
Indonesia: Pulau Pef
The beautiful Pulau Pef is like Raja Ampat in miniature, carpeted in lush jungle and surrounded by smaller limestone islets and stunning turquoise bays. Activities on offer include snorkelling, diving, hiking, kayaking and birdwatching, and it’s one of Raja Ampat’s most photogenic locations.
The beautiful, uninhabited karst islands of Wayag are Raja Ampat’s most iconic sight, home to some of the archipelago’s most spectacular dive sites. Under the water you can spot sharks, barracudas and manta rays, while on land you might catch a glimpse of a rare bird of paradise.
Indonesia: Pulau Penem (Fam Islands), One Thousand Temples, Wayil
Misool is one of the main islands in the Raja Ampat archipelago, surrounded by some of the most spectacular coral reefs on earth. Snorkel, swim and kayak amongst these rich, biodiverse waters, and explore white sandy beaches, mangroves, lakes and jungle-clad limestone peaks.
Indonesia: Pulau Koon
Indonesia: Banda Islands
The Banda Archipelago is a group of ten small volcanic islands, better known as the Spice Islands thanks to the nutmeg and mace produced here. The only significant settlement is on Banda Neira, with its hotchpotch of European colonial buildings, while off the coast you can enjoy some fantastic diving and snorkelling.
Indonesia: Pulau Saparua
Arriving in Ambon
Ambon is one of the Maluku Islands, or the Spice Islands as they were known during colonial times, when nutmeg, cloves and mace grew nowhere else. Ambon was the seat of Dutch power in the islands, but little colonial architecture remains; visit one of the mountain villages instead, or snorkel amongst colourful reefs offshore.
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Aqua Blu is Aqua Expeditions' first ocean ship, a former British Navy vessel that has been transformed into a luxurious superyacht designed to explore the Indonesian archipelago.
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Combining luxury and exploration isn't easy, yet Aqua Expeditions have balanced locally inspired design with modern sophistication and a focus on the destination to create once in a lifetime experiences.
|Crew||25 International Staff|
|Style||An informal yet chic atmosphere on board driven by the communal spirit of shared exploration.|