Explore some of the richest and most diverse marine habitats on the planet with a stay at Misool Eco Resort. Located on an idyllic island in the far fringes of Indonesia, Misool is a paradise brimming with pristine coral reefs and more exotic marine life that you possibly count in a single trip. The resort is exceptionally comfortable and given it's remote location you can relax and snorkel in absolute peace. Because of the amazing conservation efforts taken on by the resort, there is a huge surge in the marine life's population and you can witness it on the doorsteps of the resort with their juvenile black tip reef shark nursery which has naturally occurred.
While this area can have some strong currents, which bring in the nutrient rich water that helps keep the reef alive and healthy, our local guides will chose protected sites, or appropriate times to enter the water to avoid being in current. If we are ever in a current, we will always float with the water and not try to swim against it. One needs to be comfortable in the water with some upper body strength to climb back up the ladder onto the boat.
All trips are accompanied by at least one Snorkel Venture guide as well as local guides who are all well versed in the marine life and the reefs. Staff are available to help with water entry and exits, and all snorkel sessions have boat surface support to ensure our safety.
This 9 day group tour is exclusively for snorkelers and offers 7 days of adventure based snorkeling. There are two snorkeling sessions scheduled most days, from the private boats at a variety of sites, one in the morning and one in the afternoon for between 90 and 120 minutes. A total of 15 boat snorkel sessions are included.
Our group snorkeling safari is based out of the exceptional Misool Eco Resort in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Our private boats will take us to the most outstanding snorkel spots in the area, exotic marine life is guaranteed with your stay backed up with the comforts and luxury of a 5* hideaway.
Each day includes a morning and afternoon snorkeling session alongside flexible snorkeling sessions on the house reef. Night snorkel sessions are also possible. Expect healthy colorful reef teaming with fish large and small, wobbegongs, reef sharks, and a variety of smaller critters. We will also snorkel over manta cleaning stations looking for these gentle giants.
This is the pinnacle of marine life diversity within the Coral Triangle. At its most recent count in 2011 the region of Raja Ampat was recognized to contain 1427 reef fishes, over 600 coral species (75% of the world’s coral species can be found here), not to mention the pelagic life that is abundant in the area.
Our itinerary begins in the capital city of Jakarta at the Jakarta Airport Hotel just a short walk from the airport. The following morning we have a flight to the city of Sorong where we are met by the resort team and transferred by boat to the Misool Resort. After 7 nights we return to Sorong for a night, before heading back to Jakarta for your onward flight home.
As Indonesia travel specialists we can offer a variety of extensions- whether you are looking for more time snorkeling in a different location or overland tours to the explore the region's topside wonders.
Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat
One of the world’s most remote snorkel resorts – Misool Eco Resort- is neatly located on its own private island. It’s also perched inside the world’s most marine bio-diverse area, Raja Ampat. No other place on earth boasts such a wealth and range of marine species and from Misool Eco Resort you’ll be completely surrounded by it.
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. The villas on the south side of the lagoon are set on a sandy beach (and a couple nestled in the trees).At the end of a days snorkeling, you can kick back in the built-in hammock for sunset and star gazing. The restaurant is set back from a white sand beach and serves up a variety of western and Indonesian treats throughout the day.
From US $4285 / £3530 per person (Twin/Double Share)
How to book your place?
Initial deposit: US$400 per person
12-months from departure: US$600 per person interim deposit
6-months from departure: US$1000 per person interim deposit
Final balance: Due 12-weeks before departure
To join our Misool Snorkel Safari:
There are many flight options leaving from the UK to Indonesia's capital airport - Jakarta (CGK), Garuda Airlines now fly directly with other indirect options via Singapore (SIN), Dubai (DXB) or Hong Kong (HKG) with an average travel time of 13 hours direct or 15-17 hours.
From the US flights also route indirectly via Hong Kong (HKG) or Tokyo (HND) with an average travel time of 18-22 hours.
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”It was a very well organized tour and I would definitely book with Snorkel Venture again. I really appreciated the extra effort in all the assistance in the month(s) leading up to the tour, as well as, getting everyone to the destination and then helping ensure we knew where we were going once the tour was done. Our guide Crystal was awesome!” Andrea, Dec 2019
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