Whale Shark Season

Manokwari, Manokwari Regency, West Papua, Indonesia

Kurabesi Explorer
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Jun 23 - 30, 2018
Group size: 6 - 12
Whale Shark Season
Manokwari, Manokwari Regency, West Papua, Indonesia

Kurabesi Explorer
  • Email address verified

Jun 23 - 30, 2018
Group size: 6 - 12

About this trip

Set sails to Cendrawasih Bay, a large bay in the northern Province of West Papua, Indonesia. The western part of the bay was declared a marine national park in 2002. It still remains a little off the beaten track despite the exceptional diving opportunities and the biodiversity of the marine life. The whale-sharks are not the only attraction in Cenderawasih Bay, there also WW2 wrecks in Manokwari and Mansinam, beautiful coral gardens in Biak, abundant and diverse schools of fish, surrounding atolls and rich drop-offs covered in black coral, sponges, sea fans and rich fauna. In between dives, explore the lush forest land and meet the local community. Enjoy our beauty of nature and taste Indonesian delicacy on board.   

Best time to visit Cendrawasih Bay is between May - August.  The sea condition is generally very calm as Cenderawasih is a bay almost closed at the entrance and protected from ocean swells. Tropical climate. Tropical weather, sunshine and nice sea breeze that can be windy at nighttime, light jacket is ideal. Average temperature daily is 27° to 30°C. 

If you are not a diver, this area is still worth to visit 

How to get there?

Trip start and end at Manokwari City of West Papua. From Jakarta, there are several flight to Manokwari. Garuda Indonesia 1x transit Makassar. Batik Air direct flight Jakarta-Manokwari. Take any flight to arrive earliest at the airpot. Our crew will be ready to pick you up. Air flight ticket is not including in trip price.

Living On Board Experience

You will stay all time on board. Our boat is traditional pinisi wooden boat with length over all 28 meters. Six guest cabin, with 2 double bed and 4 room with bunk bed arrangement comfortably for 12 passenger. All rooms equipped with private toilet/shower, Air Conditioning, cabinet, fresh towel and organic soap toiletries. The boat complete with lounge area/living room, camera room, minibar, semi open dining area, sun deck and diving station. We have two 7,5 meter tender can accommodate up to 20 person.


We serving mostly fusion Indonesia food with to match your palate. Let us know your choice and any food restriction, our chef will take care of you. 

Booking Policy

1. Trip is guarantee with minimum 6 guest. Trip automatically cancel if minimum passenger is not fulfilled. In this case of cancellation, we will refund 100% of your monies.

2. Request of cancellation from you up to 45 days before departure, 50% monies will be refund.

3. Request of cancellation from you within 45 days before departure, all monies on hand are fortified.

What’s included

  • Tranfers airport-boat
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation
    Shared, private Air-Conditions, private toilet/shower
  • Diving
    Up to 3x dives per day
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Island hopping
  • Village visit
  • Divemaster/Local Guide
  • Tour Leader
  • Unlimited coffee & tea
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Hotel stay
    Before/after on board
  • Diving gear rental
  • Alcohol/Beer
  • Satellite Phone using
  • Laundry service

Available options

Diving Gear Full Setonly 1 left

Who’s interested

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Kurabesi Explorer
An award-winning sustainable tourism operator for Papua, Mollucas and Banda Sea of Indonesia. Providing live on board experience for diving trip, cruising, ocean expedition and land excursion. Join our trip and contribute more for local economy and environment conservation.