Vast waters are home to the most diverse marine on the planet, making it a wonderland for water-enthusiasts. Its underwater world offers up a colorful display of corals, schools of fish, mantas, and the opportunity to get up close to the awe-inspiring whale shark.
Triton Bay and Cendrawasih Bay, are two of the best places to have a once in a lifetime encounter with whale sharks. While the majority of whale sharks migrate in search of warm water and food, the whale sharks in these bays prefer to stay in local waters of Raja Ampat all ear round, with the best time to view them between October – March. This period is the dry season, the seas are calm, and the water visibility is excellent.
Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean, growing up to an astounding 60ft long. Don’t let their name and size scare you! These gentle giants are often spotted gliding near the surface of the water feeding on plankton, eggs, and other small marine life. Their slow movement makes this an excellent activity for all ages.
Guests do have the option to dive or snorkel alongside the whale sharks. But since they prefer to stay towards the surface of the water, snorkeling with whale shakes tends to be favorite amongst guests. We offer a choice of itineraries and ships sailing through Papua and the islands of Eastern Indonesia. For further information, please contact one of our knowledgable sales consultants to discuss the options.
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