Exceptional Raja Ampat Snorkeling Trips

Guided Snorkel Travel to the Best Places in Raja Ampat

Abundant healthy coral reef and schools of fish like you can see on one of these Raja Ampat snorkeling trips.

Are you looking for Raja Ampat snorkeling trips? You have come to the right place! There are many wonderful places in Raja Ampat, Indonesia to snorkel, and the trips on this page will get you to the best ones. You will be snorkeling the most abundant reefs in the world absolutely teeming with fish, dense with incredible variety of corals, hard and soft, and full of creatures like sea turtles, manta rays, sharks, and so much more.

Come home with beautiful memories and lifelong new friends. These group snorkel vacations are arranged and led by a tour company owned by friends of ours (we are just promoting them, not running them). We join some of these trips ourselves. We wish we could go on all of them!

  • Professionally Guided – Effortless Planning and Travel
  • World’s Best Snorkeling Destinations – See the Last Remaining Reefs Full of Life
  • Snorkelers Only – 100% Focused on Snorkeling Spots (Not Diving), and Friendly Camaraderie

Raja Ampat Snorkeling Trips

Raja Ampat is a regency in Indonesia of over 1,500 islands, the primary islands being Salawati, Batanta, Waigeo and Misool. Raja Ampat translates as Four Kings in English, referring to the four largest islands.

You may have heard of the incredible underwater biodiversity of the Coral Triangle. Well, Raja Ampat is known to have the most species of marine life in all of the Coral Triangle, so the snorkeling is exceptional. Our trips partner has created these Raja Ampat snorkeling trips to get folks like you to the best snorkeling places in the area. Trips can be based at resorts, or on liveaboard yachts, and sometimes a combination of both. We have more information down the page about the benefits of group snorkeling trips from resorts and liveaboards. Below are the current Raja Ampat snorkeling trips on offer.

Papua Explorers Resort, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Spadefish and soft corals Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat should be at the top of your list of must-visit snorkeling destinations and this 9 day trip to the Papua Explorers Resort is the perfect way to get there. Visit the most abundant area of the Coral Triangle from this fabulous over water resort. It is located on the edge of Dampier Strait in the center of a Marine Protected Area. You will have three snorkeling boat trips per day plus unlimited house reef snorkeling. Get all the details and inquire about this great trip here.


Raja Ampat Liveaboard, Indonesia

Coralia Snorkeling Liveaboard Raja Ampat Indonesia

We were lucky enough to snorkel in incredible Raja Ampat recently and we urge you to get there too! This 12, 13, or 14 day liveaboard trip is an outstanding opportunity to snorkel two of the best areas in the region aboard the gorgeous Coralia yacht.

After departing Sorong, you will head south to Misool to explore the most alive reefs in the world with healthy abundant corals, massive quantities of fish, and populations of pelagics like sharks, and manta rays, not to mention many sea turtles. Then, you will head north to the Dampier Strait, known for its incredible reefs full of life and manta ray cleaning stations too. Get all the details about this trip and sign up here.


Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Misool Resort North Lagoon

You should not miss this opportunity to visit the outstanding Misool Eco Resort in Raja Ampat Indonesia. Located in the epicenter of marine biodiversity and within a 500 square mile Marine Protected Area and No-Take Zone, the fish numbers cannot be beat. With the most types of fish and corals in the world, you will see something new on every snorkel. This 10, 12 or 15 day trip includes 7, 9 or 12 nights at MER with unlimited house reef snorkeling and many boat snorkel trips. Experience the abundance of the reefs of Misool, the most alive and biodiverse in the world. Get all the details about this trip opportunity here.


Misool and Wakatobi, Indonesia

School of spadefish in Indonesia

This once in a lifetime 19 day trip combines our favorite snorkeling spot on Earth, Misool Eco Resort, with Wakatobi Resort, another extraordinary Indonesian snorkeling spot, and you also get a couple nights of relaxation and a cultural day tour exploration on the lovely island of Bali. Both Misool and Wakatobi are in the Coral Triangle in Indonesia, and they have incredibly abundant fish and coral populations and varieties. In fact, we don’t think you can find two better spots to snorkel! And not only is the snorkeling out-of-this world, these two resorts stand out in their luxury and service. Click here to learn all about this not to be missed trip.


Sulawesi and Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Aerial view of Papua Paradise Eco Resort

This unique itinerary takes you to two wonderful areas of the Coral Triangle and Indonesia, Bunaken National Marine Park in north Sulawesi, and Raja Ampat. Siladen Resort in Sulawesi and Papua Paradise Eco Resort in Raja Ampat serve as your comfortable home bases for snorkeling the numerous abundant reefs nearby. In addition to unlimited house reef snorkeling, you also get two snorkeling boat trips per day at each resort. And, in between the two resorts, you get to explore a volcano and see wildlife in the rainforest in Sulawesi. Read all about this wonderful trip here.


Triton Bay and Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Snorkeler with a Whale Shark in Triton Bay Raja Ampat

This wonderful combo trip starts in Triton Bay in West Papua, Indonesia, where you will have several trips out to snorkel with the Whale Sharks that like to hang out around the fisherman’s platforms. After four nights there, you will move to the beautiful over water Papua Explorers Resort to explore the outstanding reefs of Raja Ampat. With seven nights at this resort you will have plenty of opportunities to snorkel around the renowned Dampier Strait and see the abundant sea life this part of the world is famous for. Don’t miss out on this unique and exciting itinerary. Read all the details and inquire about this trip here.


North Indonesia Resorts
Bunaken – Halmahera – Raja Ampat

Aerial view of Kusu Island Resort

This extraordinary 20 day trip explores three areas of the Coral Triangle, in North Indonesia. You will get to see huge variety in sea life, from shallow reefs full of lush and healthy corals brimming with colorful tropical fish, to sea turtles, manta ray feeding stations, and larger pelagic fish like sharks. The snorkeling excursions will be based out of three different stunning island resorts. There are excellent house reefs to explore, with night snorkeling opportunities, and you will also be taken out by boat to close by reefs to snorkel three other reefs each day. Find out all the details about this trip here.


Misool, Halmahera, and Lembeh Indonesia Liveaboard

Mermaid II Snorkeling Liveaboard Halmahera Indonesia

This snorkeling only liveaboard trip explores some of the best reefs in the world, on a one-way trip through an amazing part of Indonesia. Beginning with Misool in Raja Ampat, you will be blown away by the volumes and variety of sea life you will see on these vibrant reefs. Then, you will explore the Halmahera Islands, between Raja Ampat and North Sulawesi. The Mermaid II is one of the few boats that has pioneered snorkeling the abundant and uncrowded reefs here. And last you will explore the famous Lembeh Strait in search of unique creatures. Don’t miss this special trip opportunity. Learn all the details and find out how to sign up here.


Epic Indonesia
Alor – Komodo – Bali – Wakatobi – Misool

Snorkeler and a manta ray in Komodo Indonesia

If you want to experience the very best that Indonesia has to offer, in the heart of the Coral Triangle, this is the trip for you. Join just 12 snorkelers on this extraordinary journey, for 27 nights, visiting Alor, Komodo, Bali, Wakatobi, and Misool in Raja Ampat. On one trip you will have the opportunity to experience the best snorkeling on Earth.

Each of these locations is very unique, but all have an astounding variety and numbers of both beautiful and healthy corals, and fish life, not to mention larger creatures like Manta Rays, whales, dolphins, turtles, and pelagics. This trip is resort based, each with fantastic house reefs, wonderful accommodations, service and food. See more pictures and learn all the details about this epic trip here.


Other Snorkeling Trips

If you are interested in snorkeling vacations to other parts of the world, like other areas of Indonesia, the Philippines, the Caribbean, Mexico, Pacific Islands, or the Red Sea in Egypt, check out our main snorkeling trips page. If you want to know when new snorkeling trips are released, sign up for our newsletter.

What Are These Raja Ampat Snorkeling Trips Like?

We are always looking to bring you exciting trips to some of the best places on earth, like the Raja Ampat snorkeling trips above. Many of our readers have experienced the best snorkeling holidays of their lives on these trips. If you have never gone on one of these trips you can get a general idea of some of the types of adventures we like to share below.

Liveaboard Snorkeling Trips
There is a world of difference going on liveaboard trips designed for snorkelers, instead of a mixed boat with divers, because most of the time the boat is really focused on the divers, the reefs are too deep, and snorkelers are sometimes treated like second class citizens! On a snorkeler only boat, every spot you visit, from remote atolls to barrier reefs, has shallow snorkeling at perfect depths. And instead of being limited to only an hour on the water because of diving schedules, you normally spend and hour and a half to two hours at each spot.

Snorkeling liveaboard yacht and small tender boat

And being able to be immersed in snorkeling two or three times a day, in a different amazing spot each time, for a week or two, is really a great way to explore the ocean. You get to see so many different ecosystems and types of fish and coral reefs. It’s a very different experience than snorkeling tours that go out for a few hours in popular tourist areas. These are more like snorkeling expeditions.

These types of snorkel trips are full service, where your food is prepared for you, your rooms are taken care of, and all you have to do is get in the water, rinse and repeat.

Group of snorkelers floating in the ocean
Resort snorkeling beach with white sand and palm trees

Resort Snorkeling Trips
There are also resorts with beautiful house reefs for snorkeling and small boats that can take you to wonderful nearby snorkeling reefs. You can choose whether you want to venture out or stay close each day. The best resorts are usually remote and include some meals with your stay. These spots make for great Raja Ampat snorkeling trips.

Snorkeling programs like these are hard to find though. But we have a fantastic partner we work with who creates these types of adventures.