Aqua Expeditions’ ship Aqua Blu returns to Raja Ampat (Indonesia)

   November 28, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

In December 2022, Aqua Expeditions’ (fleet) riverboat Aqua Blu returns to Indonesia's Raja Ampat Islands, popular with its highest levels of marine biodiversity.

Situated at the center of a major migration route for whales/dolphins, this is the place to spot some of the most awe-inspiring creations. 50% of all species of tropical marine fish are found in this region, as well as 75% of reef-building corals.

Due to its proximity to the equator, Indonesia's Raja Ampat enjoys warm weather throughout the year. For divers and snorkelers, exploring the water is enjoyable at all times of the day. The water visibility extends beyond 30 feet, offering a view of the underwater life that thrives here.

Onboard Aqua Blu, passengers can enjoy daily opportunities to discover hotspots like Misokon and Cape Kri. Manta rays, hammerhead sharks, and sea turtles are among a few of the species inhabiting the region. Guests can revel in the karst limestone formations of Wayag, or go trekking through Waigeo’s tropical rainforest - one of just two spots in the world where it is possible to see the red bird of paradise. Waigeo Island also offers the opportunity to discover the hidden Kali Biru river and swim in the cerulean lagoon.

Aqua Blu cruise ship

The 7-night Raja Ampat itinerary of Aqua Blu sails to 10+ destinations across East Indonesia. Expert guides lead each excursion on land/in water and this is the perfect way to immerse in an adventure of a lifetime. While onboard, guests can make the most of luxuries like a jacuzzi, a sky lounge bar, spa and exercise area.