Located on the 'beak' of the Bird’s Head Peninsula, Sorong is a busy harbour city and regency in the province of West Papua. It is the gateway to Raja Ampat and the logistics hub for Indonesia’s thriving eastern oil and gas frontier. Sorong is definitely not a tourist town.

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Wallace Trails & Sails

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.
Oct 2019
12 days / 11 nights

Papua's Whale Sharks & Birds of Paradise I

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.
Mar 2018
10 days / 9 nights

Beautiful Birds, Bays, and the Underwater World

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.
Oct thru Nov 2018
10 days / 9 nights