New Guinea lies on the eastern border of the Indonesian Archipelago. This area was formed by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions and over a period of 300 million years New Guinea was attached to Australia. Due to the rising of sea levels, New Guinea was detached, and a new island was formed. New Guinea is located right between two tectonic plates that collided, forming a mountain range that covers the island like a giant spine. Nowadays this tropical island boasts one of the highest mountain ranges on earth and this is where we find one of the few remaining wildernesses on earth.
The Indonesian province of Papua covers the western half of New Guinea. Papua is a impenetrable island and therefor a very mystical place for those who wish to explore. The island offers a surprising variety of scenery from lush rainforests and thick mangrove to thousands of miles of deserted beaches surrounded by the most beautiful coral reefs. These ecosystems are full of life and host an abundance of colourful vegetation, hidden far into the jungle.
The area is well conserved by the setup of many marine protection areas with aims of sustainable tourism to empower the local populous. Scientists have announced that this area of the coral triangle has the most diverse marine life on the planet due to adjoining currents from the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Home to many endemic fish the waters are also bursting with colour from truly breathtakingly healthy coral reefs that you can only witness here, not to mention manta ray congregations.
Travelling Raja Ampat by Pinisi is by far the best way to discover the beauty of both land and sea life. Our Yacht charters take you to the most remote places on earth. These charter yachts have been sailing these remote, mysterious waters for years. Sailing around the islands one discovers unequalled natural beauty, both above and below sea level where you can dive the reefs of Raja Ampat.