Transfers In/Out 2018-09-12T07:40:19+00:00

RAJA AMPAT TRANSFERS

Raja Ampat Transfer: Sorong – Resort – Sorong

We do not want to impose any length of stay on you; We are flexible. Since we do not have a fixed check in / check out day, you can arrive any day of the week, and stay for a long as you like, with no minimum stay. That’s why we do not organize private transfers from Sorong to the Resort on a regular basis.

In this section, we explain all the Raja Ampat transfer options for getting to our little piece of paradise!

1. You can use the daily public ferry from Sorong to Waisai

Our regular Raja Ampat transfer is more affordable and eco friendly; we use the daily ferry from Sorong to Waisai. Waisai is the capital of Raja Ampat Regency and is 15km from Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco Resort.

The Ferry Terminal (“Pelabuan Rakyat” in Bahasa Indonesia, 0 ° 53.371’S, 131 ° 16.087’E), is located only 15min from the airport. The ferry is new, fast, equipped with AC, TV, WC and a small cafeteria. The journey takes an hour and a half. Actually, this is a much more comfortable option than the transfers in private speedboats; )

The fast ferry is operated by the company “Bahari Express”. This ferry departs daily from Sorong to Waisai and from Waisai to Sorong (except on Indonesian public holidays).

Price for Transportation Sorong-Resort-Sorong: 40 EUR per person, each way using the daily ferry departing at 9.00 0r 14.00.

raja ampat transfer - ferry

2. Private speed boat from Sorong to the Resort

It is also possible to use a private speedboat for you Raja Ampat transfer. We can organize the transfers for you from Sorong directly to Raja Ampat Biodiversity Resort, upon request.

Our staff will be waiting for you at Sorong Airport to take you to the harbor where the speedboat will be waiting for you. This option may be convenient for groups.

The price is 600€ – 800€ (per boat) depending on the boat size and engine horsepower.

Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco Resort Schedule Transfers

(According price list starting 1st October 2018

1)Transportation Sorong-Resort-Sorong: 40 EUR per person, each way using the daily ferry departing at 9.00 0r 14.00. VIP ferry tickets 8EUR supplement pp (subject to availability).

Including: Taxi from Sorong Airport OR Sorong Hotel to ferry terminal, ferry ticket to Waisai, biodiversity boat transfer from Waisai ferry terminal to resort.

Our staff will be waiting for you at Sorong Airport. For morning arrivals, we will take you to a hotel lobby to rest for a few hours (refreshments / room not included). Around 13.00 we will pick you up again, to take you to the ferry terminal, where you will catch the daily afternoon ferry to Waisai.

Once in Waisai, please wait close to the gate of the ferry. Our staff will be waiting for you to take you to our little piece of paradise in our speedboat, just another 30 minutes to your final destination: Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco Resort.

2)Your may organize your own transfers from Sorong to Waisai Ferry Terminal:

If you prefer to save some money in the transfers, and you are a seasoned traveler or an adventurer, you can organize your own transfer from Sorong to Waisai! Please be aware that you will need some Indonesian language to communicate, since in Papua, very litle English is spoken.

Once in Sorong, you can take a taxi from the Airport to the Ferry Terminal:

Pelabuan Rakyat Ferry Terminal (0° 53.371’S, 131°16.087’E), and buy a ticket to Waisai. Please make sure to buy the ticket for the fast ferry, the Marina Express or Bahari Express. The cost is 1oo.000 IDR for an economy ticket and 250.000 for a VIP ticket.

Once you arrive at the Ferry Terminal in Waisai, please wait close to the gate of the ferry. Our staff will be waiting to transfer you to the resort.

There are no public boats operating in between the islands of Raja Ampat, so we will need to organize this transfer.

Transfers Waisai Ferry Terminal – Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco Resort 30€ per person each way, using the daily ferry departing at 9.00 0r 14.00.

Check in

Please check the following table to understand better the ferry timetable and distances.

Distance from Airport to ferry terminalDeparture Sorong FerryArrival to Waisai ferry terminalArrival to Resrot
15 min9.0011.0011.30
15 min14.0016.0016.30

Check Out

Departure from the ResortDeparture Waisai FerryArrival to Sorong ferry terminalDistance from ferry terminal to airport
7.459.0011.0015 min
12.4514.0016.0015 min

Please note that arrival times are orientative and depend on the ferry departure time.

The 9am ferry can connect with any flight departing Sorong after 1.30pm, and the 2pm ferry can connect with any flight departing Sorong after 7pm. If your flight is before 1.30pm, please plan to spend the night before your flight in a hotel in Sorong.

Ferry Schedule

SORONG – WAISAI

Boat: Bahari Express (1,5hrs-2hrs)

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
9.00 am9.00 am 9.00 am9.00 am9.00 am9.00 am9.00 am
2.00 pm2.00 pm2.00 pm2.00 pm2.00 pm2.00 pm2.00 pm

WAISAI – SORONG

Boat: Bahari Express (1,5hrs-2hrs)

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 9.00 am 9.00 am 9.00 am9.00 am9.00 am9.00 am9.00 am
2.00 pm2.00 pm2.00 pm2.00 pm2.00 pm2.00 pm12:00 am

*Please note that the public ferry does NOT operate in Indonesian public holidays.