Saonek Monde Island – Saonek Village – Kabui Bay – Urai Island – Gam Island
During this itinerary you will first visit Saonek Monde Island. This island is uninhabited and has a beautiful sandy beach with a small jetty. Snorkeling is excellent off this island.
After this, you will move on to Saonek Island. Here you can visit the village and see how local people live. It is quite peaceful and gives visitors an opportunity to engage in the local culture.
While on your way to the next stop, you will paddle alongside Waigeo Island. From the boat you can see Saporkren village and the entrance of Kabui Bay (which separates Waigeo Island and Gam Island). You will stop at Urai Island for a swim and more snorkeling.
Next, you will cross over to Gam Island and continue to paddle along the coast, enjoying the topography, small islands, and secluded beaches-bays.
Notes: For this tour it is advisable to bring along binoculars and some money, and wear sandals with straps (or trekking shoes), shorts, a t-shirt, a hat, and some insect repellent.
Koh Island – Mioskun Island – Friwen Island village
While en-route to the first stop, you will get a good look at Friwen Islands and the Dampier Strait (which separates Gam Island and Mansuar Island).
The first stop will be beautiful Koh Island, where you will feel that you have stepped into the pages of a travel catalog! Excellent snorkeling and perfect photos will make this a highlight of any visit to Raja Ampat.
The next stop will be another catalog-photo destination, Mioskun Island. This island is brimming with nature. The island is uninhabited by humans but has a sizable population of bats, seagulls, frigate birds, etc. Another spot for great snorkeling!
The final stop will be Friwen Island Village. Another opportunity to immerse yourself in some local village culture. Also recommended here is a swim under the jetty; it is teeming with marine life!
Notes: For this tour it is advisable to bring binoculars and some money, and to wear sandals with straps (or trekking shoes), shorts, a t-shirt, a hat, and some insect repellent.