14 nights
Duration
Jan, Feb, Mar
Month
24 People
Max Group Size

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.

Expect healthy colorful reef teaming with fish large and small, turtles, 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.

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. For this tour you should be comfortable in the water with some upper body strength to climb back up the ladder onto the boat.

 

Marine Life Guidemarine life guide Raja ampat

Misool snorkel safari map

Day 1 - Arrive in Jakarta

Upon arrival into Jakarta Internatinal Airport (CGK) make your way to the Jakarta Terminal Hotel at terminal 2E. Check in a relax.
Meet you tour leader and group in the lobby for a late check in for your flight to Sorong.

Day 2 - Transfer to Misool Eco 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 hours, but we have food and a loo on the boat, and a shaded area too. 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 form the bright blue waters.
Upon arrival at the resort we will check in to our bungalows, have love and an orientation, and then a snorkel on the house reef, before dinner.
aerial view of misool resort
Meals at Misool are served in the beautiful 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 good, savory and sweet will be served. The resort has a hydroponics lab and grows much of the ingredients we will eat right there. Other products are sourced from nearby local villages.
Special dietary requirements can be met with advance notice.

Day 3 - 14 - Snorkeling from Misool Eco Resort

Our days here will start with a delicious buffet breakfast (for the early risers there is a pre-breakfast light- breakfast), followed by a snorkel trip from the boat. Most the snorkel sites are between 10 and 30 minutes from the resort. We will then return back to the resort for a big buffet lunch and some down time, before heading back out to another site. Each snorkel session will last between 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.
a school of fusileers making a wave shape
We will also have plenty of opportunity to snorkel the expansive and healthy house reef, arguably one of the best in the world. Also highly recommended is a night snorkel or two- the reef completely transforms at night when the nocturnal creatures come out to hunt, including eels, sharks, cuttle fish, octopus, squid, crabs, shrimps…. the list is long.
Evenings, when not snorkeling, can be enjoyed at the bar with a soft drink or beer, looking at fish ID books or photos and reminiscing about all the fabulous things encountered each day.

Day 15 - Transfer to Sorong and overnight

After breakfast we check out and transfer back to Sorong, where we spend a relaxing evening at the Swiss Belhotel,  in preparation for our flight to Jakarta, departing the following morning.
split shot of hard coral reef and raja ampat islands

Day 14 - Transfer to Jakarta- Tour ends

After breakfast we take a group transfer to the airport and check n for our flight to Jakarta, where we bid farewell to our new friends and the tour ends.

One of the world’s most remote snorkel resorts – Misool Eco Resort, it’s 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.

Misool Eco Resort

The restaurant is set back from a white sand beach and serves up a variety of western and Indonesian treats throughout the day

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.

Resort Guide

Misool Resort Snorkel Boat

Misool Snorkel Boat

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, a contact 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

    Misool Resort | 5 – 19 February 2022 |Available

    From US $7330/ £5638 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

    Inclusions:

    • 12 nights’ accommodation Water Cottages and full board (all meals)
    • 1 night Jakarta Airport Hotel with breakfast & transfers
    • 1 night Sorong Hotel with breakfast & transfers
    • Services of local snorkel guides
    • Entrance fees & marine park fees
    • Domestic flights in Economy class with 20kg baggage (Jakarta – Sorong – Jakarta)
    • 20 Boat snorkeling sessions over 12 days
    • Unlimited House Reef Snorkeling
    • Return airport transfers
    • Fully accompanied by a member of the Snorkel Venture team

    Exclusions:

    • International flights
    • Snorkel equipment
    • Tips
    • Travel insurance
    • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, laundry and general sundries
    • Spa services
    aerial view of misool resort
    school of bat fish and manta ray
    beautiful soft coral in Wakatobi with snorkeler
    Pristine shallow coral reef with snorkeler
    aerial view of misool resort balcony and baby sharks
    Pristine shallow coral reef with snorkeler
    Guests taking photos of baby sharks in shallow water
    underwater reef scene with landscape above visible
    a school of fusileers making a wave shape
    school a chevron barracuda
    two juvenile batfish on the surface
    Large oceanic manta on coral reef
    Pristine shallow coral reef with snorkeler
    octopus standing up
    hawksbill turtle looking into camera lens
    sunset from balcony at misool resort
    Reef manta cleaning on reef