In the company of seabird expert, Gert de Jong, we will encounter Komodo dragons, the marine life of the Wakatobi National Park and the seabird colonies of the Banda Sea, while also exploring the illustrious history of the spice trade.
Departing from Ambon, this exciting voyage will first visit the remote Banda islands, where we will wander through the nutmeg plantations, before retracing ‘the marine spice route’ north through the Moluccan islands to the clove plantations of the fabled Sultanate of Ternate.
This expert-led cruise from Ambon to Sorong honours Alfred Russel Wallace – 19th century British naturalist and co-founder of the theory of evolution. We will explore, on land and underwater, what captivated Wallace about this part of the world, including the birds of paradise.
This 10-day expert-led cruise on board the Katharina, takes us along the coast of West Papua through Raja Ampat in search of the extraordinary birds of paradise, while visiting remote Papuan villages and snorkelling magnificent coral reefs along the way.
This ten-day cruise follows in the footsteps of Alfred Russel Wallace and offers plenty of culture and snorkelling, with potential exciting encounters with whale sharks, manta rays, and birds of paradise in their natural habitat.
On this action-focussed cruise through Raja Ampat, you’ll trek through jungles to spot birds of paradise, float with stingless jellyfish, explore caves, lagoons and waterfalls, and snorkel and paddle in search of large marine life.
Starting and ending in Sorong, West Papua, we will take you on a cruise through the natural splendour of Raja Ampat, home to the most bio-diverse coral reefs in the world, as well as a unique birdlife that includes the birds of paradise.
Historian and seafaring expert, Jeffrey Mellefont, leads us though the spectacular marine landscapes of Raja Ampat – home to karst spires, birds of paradise, and the world’s most bio-diverse coral reefs – to the clove plantations of the fabled Sultanate of Ternate.