Expeditionary Super Yacht Cruise for March 25-April 2, 2017
CABIN BASED RATE
FROM 8,100 USD PER PERSON
Some of the world's most fascinating islands can only be reached by ship. Without airports or even bush strips, these remarkable destinations will always be reserved for committed expedition cruisers.
Participate in a private cruise aboard a luxury motor yacht to the remote Raja Ampat Islands,Ternate & North Sulawesi.
An ecological experience of diversity you will not forget if you join us to follow the great 19th Century naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace's travels where his observations led to develop a theory about how species of plants and animals gradually change through a process known as natural selection and had his malarial vision of the Evolution of Species.
The Wallace line runs through the fascinating cultures and spectacular landscapes of North Maluku, Ternate, North Sulawesi and Borneo. This itinerary combines both the fabled Raja Ampats as well as the volcanic ‘spice island' of Ternate and the trip ends in North Sulawesi.
The Raja Ampats lie at the heart of the Coral Triangle, which is defined as a region of by far the greatest marine- species diversity than anywhere else on earth.
Ternate is an island in the Maluku Islands of eastern Indonesia. It was the center of the powerful former Sultanate of Ternate and the biggest clove producer.
The natural wonders of North Sulawesi make it well suited to land and underwater adventures. We engage with scuba diving along walls of fishes and underwater volcanoes to rarely seen critters. Land-based activities focus on rain forest hiking in Tangkoko Nature Reserve.
A SPECIAL WALLACE ITINERARY
10 DAYS/9 NIGHTS
Day 1 Sorong- Wai Island
Arrive at Sorong, West Papua, where Salila crew members welcome you and escort you to the vessel. On Salila, we will sail out for first evening of snorkelling off the coral reef of Wai Island.
Day 2 Gam & Penemu
Deeper into Raja Ampat, to the island of Gam, where we have an opportunity to walk intothe primary forest, in the dark, to witness the Red Bird of Paradiseperforming its mating dance at dawn.
Afternoon in Penemu Island, we are engaged with water activities then go on a short hike up to stunningpanoramic view of the archipelago.
Day 3 Aljui Bay
We spend the day of with water activities, kayaking, diving and pating a visit to the Atlas Pearl Farm. We mignht find a spot for an evening barbecue on a wild and beautiful beach.
Day 4 Wayag
One of the most impressive sites in the area, Wayag Island with its astoundingly clear lagoon, and rising castles of limestone. We cruise overnight to Halmahera.
Day 5 Watam
We cruise west acrossthe Halmahera Sea to Watam where the reefs offer spectacular snorkenlling and diving. We also visit a sprawling coconut plantation.
Day 6 Aketajawe
Today we are in Aketajawe and the Lobolobo National Park, near the village of Subaim. It is a rainforest bird sactuary, with such rarities as the a Grand Pitta and Wallace’s Standard wing Bird of Paradise. Also the rare “Golden Cat”.
Day 7 Tobelo
Tobelo, beneath the volcano, the historic capital of North Halmahera, where we visit the remnants of ancient Portuguese fortresses and Dutch colonial churches, before more excellent diving and snorkelling.
Day 8 Morotai
Morotai, Dodola Island has white sand beaches. We go on hike into the jungle to find the ‘air kaca’ or astonishing ‘mirror pond’. Afternoon we climb up to Daruba Lashow, the Japanese base during WWII.
Day 9 Lembeh- Manado
When diving Lembeh Straits you will meet extraordinary critters found nowhere else in the world. This is a true heaven for underwater photographers. In the afternoon we drive to Tankoko National Park to search of the Black Crested Macaque and the famous Tarsius.
Day 10 Manado
Transportation to/from Airport or Hotel
3 times meals and twice snacks, refreshment and non-alcoholic beverages, beer
All water activities, any land excursions, and National Park Fees
Crew of 20 including cruise directors who is PADI certified & dive instructors
Dive master in 4:1 ratio