Arguably two of Indonesia’s finest snorkeling destinations combined into one complete tour, our Misool & Wakatobi Safari is a once in a lifetime experience spread over 18 full days of adventure. We’ll be based out of Misool Eco Resort in the very south of Raja Ampat and Wakatobi Resort in the Wakatobi National Park just off of Sulawesi. Both locations offer something different in terms of the snorkeling experience. Our time in Raja Ampat will be spent surrounded by massive schools of fish, good possibilities of manta ray encounters and densely packed soft coral reefs that rise to the surface. In Wakatobi we can expect excellent visibility with endless coral reefs which play host to a huge range of marine life large and small. The main differences between the locations is the topography and reef structure but also in the make up and variety of the reefs themselves.
Misool Resort is a paradise brimming with pristine coral reefs and more exotic marine species than you possibly count in a single trip. The resort is exceptionally comfortable given its remote location. Because of the amazing conservation efforts taken on by the resort, the surrounding waters are extremely densely populated. This can be witnessed on the doorsteps of the resort with their abundant house reef and naturally occurring black tip reef shark nursery.
Wakatobi Resort is situated at the geographical centre of the Coral Triangle, the most marine bio-diverse environment in the world. Wakatobi in particular is recognized as having the highest number of coral and fish species found anywhere on the planet and has a truly amazing house reef, which one can easily explore from the resort’s pier. The islands and reefs in the Wakatobi National Park have been preserved from the negative effects of large-scale tourism as the area is only accessible by a private charter flight and liveaboard boats.
While both these areas 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.
Marine Life Guide
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One of the world’s most remote snorkel resorts, Misool Eco Resort is located on its own private island. The Water Cottages and villas on the north side of the lagoon rise on stilts over a tranquil water, 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 pristine 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.
The Sankara Suites & Villas is located in Ubud, around 1.6 miles from Ubud Market and Ubud Palace. Featuring views of the valley and surrounding greenery, the resort houses an outdoor swimming pool and spacious suites decorated with Balinese elements. Each room has terrace or balcony with a seating area and a private bathroom with toiletries and a bath. A continental or à la carte breakfast is available every morning at the property. Guests can enjoy American and Asian dishes at the restaurant or have a cocktail at the bar.
Despite it’s secluded location, the resort has beautiful luxurious accommodation built in tune with the environment using ethically and locally sourced materials and labor. The resort offers additional creature comforts like a full-service spa, a jetty cocktail bar with amazing sunset views, a small library and audio-visual room and souvenir shop.
The food at the resort is refined, and the professional chefs combine fresh ingredients to create a variety of Indonesian, Asian and International dishes.
All special dietary requirements will be catered for (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free etc).
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.
Wakatobi: Large wooden boats complete with gear up area and full canopy for sun protection. Marine toilets with showers are on all boats as well as fresh water bins for equipment and cameras. Average travel time from the resort to the sites is fifteen minutes. Exit the water via ladders on the side of the boat.
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2022 – from US$9,875 / £7,995 per person
Misool and Wakatobi Tour | 7 – 25 April |
Misool and Wakatobi Tour | 24 Nov – 12 Dec |
2023 – from US$10,275 / £8,250 per person
Misool and Wakatobi Tour | 27 Mar – 14 Apr
Misool and Wakatobi Tour |17 Nov – 5 Dec
How to book your place
Initial deposit to secure your booking $800 per person
12 Months before departure interim payment of $1500 per person
6 Months before departure interim payment of $1000 per person
Balance due 3 months before departure
- 7 nights’ accommodation and full board (all meals)
- 1 night Jakarta Airport Hotel with transfers
- 1 night Sorong Hotel with breakfast & transfers
- Services of local snorkel guides
- Entrance fees & marine park fees
- 12 boat snorkeling sessions over 7 days
- Unlimited House Reef Snorkeling
- 2 nights Sankara Suites Valley Suite Accommodation with breakfast
- Ubud Land Tours
- 7 nights’ accommodation Ocean Bungalow and full board (all meals)
- 2 x 90 minutes boat snorkeling sessions per day for 6 days (12 boat snorkel sessions)
- Unlimited House Reef Snorkeling
- Free WiFi high speed internet access via satellite
- 24 hours tea / brewed coffee / hot chocolate / drinking water, and daily snacks
- Aromatherapy bath products in all rooms
- Optional Village Tour on last day
All domestic flights, overland and sea transfers are included:
Jakarta – Misool – Bali – Wakatobi – Bali
- International flights
- Lunch and dinner at Sankara Suites
- Snorkel equipment hire
- Travel insurance
- Wifi Misool Resort
- Sodas and alcoholic drinks