17 Nights
Duration
May, Jun
Month
16 People
Max Group Size

Join us on this incredible snorkeling safari featuring two of Indonesia’s best destinations for big fish and beautiful reefs – Komodo and Misool in Raja Ampat!

hard coral reef with manta swimming through blue water

Komodo is one of the premier snorkeling regions of Indonesia and we’ll be based at the beautiful Komodo Resort for the first leg of this tour. This resort is situated on its own private island complete with hiking trails, a spa, gym, decadent meals, and an outstanding house reef. Better yet, the resort is on the door steps to the boundary of the national park where we will encounter turtles, reef sharks, cephalopods, and almost certainly giant manta rays!

Misool is the southernmost set of islands in Raja Ampat, and is truly a paradise brimming with pristine coral reefs and more exotic marine species than you possibly count in a single trip. Misool Resort is the only resort in this entire – largely uninhabited – area and yet the comfort and style of this resort is second to none. Because of the amazing conservation efforts taken on by the resort, the surrounding waters are densely populated with sharks, rays, and swarms of fish big and small.

Marine Life Guide

marine life guide Raja ampat

 


This tour is partnered with the Manta Trust. Find out how we support the Manta Trust via this tour here.

20th May 2024 - Arrive to Bali

Upon arrival into Bali International Airport (DPS), you check into the Novotel Airport Hotel and relax and recover from the long journey. There will be a group dinner to welcome and introduce everyone.

21st May 2024 - Transfer to Komodo Resort

After a buffet breakfast, check out, and go to the departures hall and check in for your flight to Labuan Bajo.
house reef and pier at komodo resort
Upon landing there, you will be met by a member of the Komodo Resort team and transfer by car (10 minutes) and then by boat (75 minutes) the the stunning secluded island of Sebayur. Here you will be shown to your luxurious beachfront bungalows, before an orientation and group meal.

21st - 28th May - Snorkeling from Komodo Resort

Our time at Komodo Resort will be spent as follows:

After breakfast we will make our way to the boat for the morning snorkel session. You will typically have two morning snorkels with each in-water snorkeling session lasting around 60-90 minutes. The snorkels will be guided by local snorkel guides and your Snorkel Venture tour leader who will point out interesting things while in the water. We will have a site briefing before each session.

Each day will run a little differently depending on where we are going for the snorkels. On some days we will go for the two-morning snorkels and return to the resort for lunch. On other days we will have lunch on board the boat so we can explore a bit further into the marine park before returning to the resort. The house reef is always open and arguably one of the best reefs in the area, so on some days we will do the afternoon session on the house reef.

Of course, you are always welcome to snorkel the house reef at your leisure. It can be accessed off the pier or the beach at high tide. There is always a lookout person watching out in case of any problems. If you should get stuck in a current they will send a small tender boat to pick you up. If the current is running fast, they can drop you off a ways away from the resort and you can drift slowly back towards the pier to exit the water on one of the wooden ladders.

One morning, after breakfast we will travel by boat for about 90 minutes to the island of Komodo. This island is one of the few that still has a population of wild Komodo dragons. Once we arrive, we get off the boat and take a short walk with a local park ranger to the watering hole and beyond. Here one usually sees quite a number of dragons lazing around. On this hour-long trek around Komodo it’s very likely we’ll encounter deer, buffalo, wild boar, and various species of birds. There are some small curious shops near the ranger station as well for some local souvenirs.

komodo dragon with tongue out

Upon return to the boat, we can change into your snorkel wear, as the group will have the opportunity to snorkel two sites on the way back to the resort. On this day, lunch is served on the boat.

Tide and weather dependent, we may have the option of an evening/night snorkel on the house reef, which is a lovely treat as the reef completely transforms after dusk. All the nocturnal creatures come out to feed, crabs, eels, rays, cuttlefish, squid, octopus etc.


28th May - Transfer to Jakarta & Sorong

After a big breakfast at the resort we’ll board our boat back to Labuan Bajo and catch our flight to Jakarta. We have a late-night flight on this day, so to make things more comfortable we’ll check into the airport hotel and relax for the remainder of the day before boarding our flight to Sorong.
paddleboarders in misool resort

29th May - Arrive to Misool Resort

Upon arrival into Sorong, we will be met by Misool staff and transferred to the pier where we will board our boat to Misool. The boat ride can take 4-5 hours, but we have a big beautiful boat, food, a large restroom, and plenty of indoor and outdoor space on the boat. The beauty of this region is breathtaking above and below the water, so this transfer provides a great opportunity to see the beautiful islands jutting out from the bright blue waters.

Upon arrival at the resort, we will check in to our bungalows, have lunch and an orientation, and then a snorkel on the house reef before dinner.

Meals at Misool are served in the beautiful indoor-outdoor restaurant set over the water, with stunning views of the North Lagoon.
Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, while dinner is plated and served. Tea is served mid-afternoon when baked goods, savory and sweet are served. The resort has a hydroponics lab and grows much of the ingredients we will be eating. Other products are sourced from nearby local villages.
Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice.

29th May - 5th June - Snorkeling from Misool Resort

Our days here will start with a delicious breakfast followed by a morning snorkel trip on the boat. Most of the snorkel sites are between 10 and 15 minutes from the resort. We will then return back to the resort for lunch and a little downtime or house reef snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding if you just can’t get enough of the water! Each snorkel session will last around 60 – 90 minutes. We will always have boat support so you can take a break back on the boat if you wish. Local snorkel guides will be with us in the water and available to point out interesting creatures we may encounter.
On past trips to Misool, the guests couldn’t get enough of the house reef. While the snorkeling in the Misool area is mind-blowing, the beauty of the house reef is that it’s so large, it feels like many sites in one and has so much to offer, from reef sharks, big groupers, tons of turtles, bumphead parrot fish, schooling reef fish, and beautiful corals, all with the added convenience of being just a few steps away.
A late afternoon tea is served every day which is then followed by a big dinner.

5th June - Transfer to Sorong & Jakarta

On our final day at Misool Resort, we will start with a big breakfast followed by our transfer to Sorong where we’ll check in to the Aston Hotel in anticipation of our flight to Jakarta the following morning where the tour will end on the 6th June 2024.

Komodo Resort

Komodo Resort is set on its own private island in a secluded area of eastern Indonesia. Not only is it on the doorsteps to some of Komodo national Park’s finest snorkeling sites, it has a spectacular and gorgeous house reef, a powder white sand beach for afternoon relaxation and accommodation finely in tune with its surroundings. The abundance of pristine reefs, islands, islets and sandy bays found within range of Komodo Resort would take a lifetime to explore.

Komodo Resort Rooms

Novotel Bali

The Novotel airport hotel is conveniently located within the Bali airport and offers all the comforts for those looking for a bit of relaxation between flights. Rooms are spacious and equipped with AC, Wi-Fi and hot water showers. There is a roof-top lounge which offers a unique vista of the seaside runway. Outside of the lobby there is an outdoor garden and large swimming pool. The large dinning room is perfect for group meals and serves delicious western and Asian cuisine.

Novotel bali airport guest room

Misool

One of the world’s most remote snorkel resorts – Misool Resort – is neatly located on its own private island. The water cottages and villas on the North side of the lagoon rise on stilts over a tranquil lagoon, shaded by limestone cliffs – each one with a set of steps that lead you into the water and the house reef which is just a few fin strokes away.

two paddle boarders infront of misool resort's bungalows

The restaurant is set back from a white sand beach and serves up a variety of western and Indonesian treats throughout the day, as well as afternoon tea.

interior of Misool resort's water bungalows

All resorts will make every effort to cater to special dietary requirements if prior notice is given. (Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free etc).

Resort Guide

Snorkel Boats

Komodo Resort: Large wooden boats complete with gear-up area and partially covered sun deck. Bean bags are on board as well as a marine toilet and fresh water bins for equipment and cameras. Travel time from the resort to the sites can be 20 minutes to one hour. Exit the water via ladders at the back of the boat.

Komodo Resort snorkel boat

Misool Resort: Spacious fiberglass speedboats with enough room to easily store snorkeling equipment. The boats do not have a toilet onboard but do offer a full canopy for sun protection and a ladder to help exit the water. Distances from the resort average twenty-five minutes.

On this page you will find our Tour Dates & Pricing (see below contact form), a Booking Form and Details of Payment schedule including deposit and final balance. If you have any further questions please complete the form and we will reply within 24-48hrs.


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    Tour Dates

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    Tour Price:

    $9,845 USD per person sharing – Sea front bungalow at Komodo Resort and a water cottage at Misool Resort

    $10,445 USD per person sharing – Sea front bungalow at Komodo Resort and a North Lagoon Villa at Misool Resort

    Single Supplement: $2,250 USD (Sea front bungalow at Komodo Resort and a water cottage at Misool Resort)


    How to book your place

    Initial deposit to secure your booking $400 per person

    12 Months before departure interim deposit of $600 per person

    6 Months before departure interim deposit of $1000 per person

    Balance due 3 months before departure

    Inclusions:

    • 1 Night at Novotel Bali Airport with a welcome dinner and breakfast
    • 7 Nights at Komodo Resort in Deluxe Seafront Bungalow, full board, 6 days of 3 boat snorkels per day, unlimited house reef snorkeling
    • 1 Day at a Jakarta hotel
    • 7 Nights at Misool Resort, full board, 12 boat snorkels, and unlimited house reef snorkeling
    • Half-day Komodo Dragon Trek (entry fees not included)
    • Local snorkel guides
    • 1 Night at Aston Hotel with dinner and breakfast included
    • All group transfers
    • All domestic flights with 20kg checked luggage allowance in economy class (Bali – Komodo – Jakarta – Misool – Jakarta)
    • Accompanied by a Snorkel Venture leader

    Exclusions:

    • Travel and health insurance
    • International flights and visas
    • Snorkel gear rental
    • Beverages, spa treatments, sundries, and gratuities
    • Marine park fees (subject to change)
    *Fees and surcharges are subject to change

    Please note our cancelation policy:

    • 1 year or more: 150 USD penalty per person to switch to a credit note for use within 2 years
    • 12 months or less: Loss of deposit and interim payment
    • 90 – 28 days: 25% Refund (includes your final balance payment)
    • 28 – 0 days: No Refund

    We recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposit in the event that you have to cancel your trip.

    green sea-turtle and snorkelers
    Komodo National Park Aerial
    octopus standing up
    Two snorkelers above coral reef in Komodo
    Many baby sharks
    Two snorkelers above coral reef in Komodo
    two juvenile batfish on the surface
    Happy snorkel venture guests
    Komodo Resort Rooms
    Komodo Resort Food
    hard coral reef with manta swimming through blue water
    squid in black water
    two paddle boarders infront of misool resort's bungalows
    schooling fish around soft coral colony
    Happy snorkeling guests in Komodo
    two komodo dragons lying on top of each other
    aerial view of misool resort
    Misool resort bungalow
    bumphead parrotfish and coral reef
    snorkelers in raja ampat
    soft coral growing below jetty
    girl floating in the water above a school of juvenile blacktip reef sharks
    reef manta cleaning on reef
    Aerial view of boat in lagoon in Raja Ampat
    half reef half landscape
    blacktip reef shark swimming through a school of fish
    snorkeler floating above green sea turtle