Explore Spectacular Coral Reefs from a Liveaboard Boat in West Papua

Snorkeling with Whale Sharks in Cenderawasih Bay

Indonesia

11 Days

From $7,195

Level 3

Moderate

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    Overview

    With pristine reefs, white-sand beaches, and dramatic karst cliffs, Cenderawasih Bay in West Papua is stunning. Set in the heart of the Coral Triangle, Cenderawasih is also a biodiversity hotspot, renowned for its numerous endemic reef fish and corals. Aboard our 100-foot liveaboard schooner, we'll explore its hidden gems—plus enjoy two days of snorkeling and swimming with whale sharks, one of the most thrilling encounters on the planet. On shore, we visit villages, and we'll also take island walks to look for extraordinary birdlife, including the famed bird of paradise (“cenderawasih” in Indonesian), for whom this bay is named. This is a phenomenal natural history adventure!


    Arrive: Nabire, Indonesia

    Depart: Nabire, Indonesia

    Highlights

    • Swim with massive whale sharks—the Earth's largest fish!
    • Explore one of the most biologically diverse and remote areas on the planet
    • World-class snorkeling above pristine coral reefs, WWII history, spectacular stargazing at night
    • Travel aboard a traditional double-masted Indonesian schooner, anchoring in isolated coves

    Overview

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      Itinerary

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      Please be aware that this itinerary is designed to be flexible. Although we will visit all the places listed on the itinerary, we rarely follow the schedule as described exactly due to weather, tides, preferences of trip members, and other factors. Come prepared to be flexible! 
      We embark on a traditional Indonesian schooner that will take us to some of the best snorkelling spots in the Coral Triangle. This afternoon on Kalilemon Reef be sure to watch for the recently discovered Cenderawasih longnose butterfly fish, with its bright yellow body and featherlike dorsal fins. Dinner this evening is followed by a presentation about whale sharks—the fascinating creatures we hope to see tomorrow.
      Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean—some are the size of a school bus! Swimming with them is an unforgettable experience, and we've found a location where we should be able to snorkel for several days in close proximity with the gentle giants. We also visit a village, meet residents, and discover the local culture.
      Take a short hike through mangroves in search of the exquisite lesser bird of paradise in its flamboyant mating plumage. Then set sail for the crystalline waters of Bird's Head Seascape, an epicentre of marine biodiversity where we'll look for divaricate soft coral, feather stars, manta rays, hawksbill turtles, and leatherback turtles. Interesting geology topside and incredible topography beneath the surface make for fascinating snorkelling.
      Today we snorkel with 100-year-old giant clams, which can reach four feet in length and weigh over 500 pounds. They're sometimes referred to as “man-eating” clams, but don't worry—their main foods are algae and plankton. We'll set off on a birding walk in search of hornbills, kingfishers, parrots, and eagles, all common here. Later, villagers welcome us to their homes; the local children are eager to interact and practice their English.
      A morning sail takes us to brilliantly colored hard corals in the shallow Numamuran Strait, where the jungle descends right into the reefs and the snorkelling is stunning—look for Acropora branching corals, large boulder coral colonies, and cushion stars. We paddleboard around the picturesque anchorage, keeping our eyes peeled for dugongs—relatives of manatees that graze on underwater grasses.
      We begin the day snorkelling above a Japanese Zero fighter plane resting in just 30 feet of water—a WWII relic that's now home to colorful fish. Hawksbill and green turtles, barracuda, and surgeonfish (think of Dory, from Finding Nemo) all live in the area. In the afternoon we snorkel in a new spot, with sea fans, blue sea stars, huge barrel sponges, an amazing array of hard and soft corals, and bright sea whips on reef “islands” above a white sand bottom.
      We anchor near Yop Island and travel by dinghy into Korio Bay, where the bird and plant life are spectacular. Be sure to have your binoculars with you as we search for the dramatic Blyth's hornbill and eclectus parrots, which are easy to spot because of their bright red and green plumage. On our afternoon snorkel, watch for the colorful Nursalim flasher wrasse and the brilliant blue Giti's demoiselle.
      Auri's spectacular karst islands rise above the water's surface like the backs of gigantic green sea monsters. Underwater, the scenery is just as incredible, with pristine coral reefs, colorful fish, and a trio of American WWII fighter jets sunk in the shallows. Our days are filled with jaw-dropping beauty as we explore crystal-clear waters and enjoy lunchtime beach barbecues along white sandy shores beneath palm trees. We'll be snorkelling and paddleboarding in paradise!
      We sail overnight from Auri on Day 10 and disembark in Nabire this morning. The crew will take your checked luggage to the airport. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure.

      Dates & Pricing

      Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. WT also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!

      Payment & Cancel Schedule

      At time of reservation: $600
      150 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
      90 days prior to departure: Balance

      *Please note that this differs from our standard policy.

      Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

      Minimum fee: $600 per person
      91-150 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
      90 days or less: 100% of trip cost

      *Please note that this differs from our standard policy.

      Included
      • Expert leadership of a Wilderness Travel Trip Leader and local guides
      • Accommodations aboard schooner
      • All meals
      • PFDs (life jackets), and boat safety gear
      • All ground transportation and baggage handling from meeting until departure
      • All activities as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      Not Included
      • Travel to and from the arrival and departure location as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Additional hotel nights outside the trip's scheduled dates
      • Optional gratuities to Trip Leaders or staff
      • Optional travel insurance
      • Other expenses of a personal nature (some alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
      • Visa fees

      Accommodations

      Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

      Traditional Indonesian Schooner

      Days 1-10 (10 nights)

      Our vessel is a double-masted traditional Indonesian sailboat that offers the unique opportunity to explore the incredibly remote, unique, and mystical Raja Ampat archipelago. The boat was built in Sulawesi in 2000 out of Indonesian hardwoods and is 100 feet long with a 21-foot beam. While not luxurious, she is...

      Trip Leaders

      Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please click on their profiles below.

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      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is rated Level 3, Moderate, according to our trip grading system. You need to be comfortable snorkeling in a variety of conditions, including drift snorkels and occasionally against strong currents. While snorkeling is usually at your own pace, it is sometimes necessary to be able to keep up with the group.

      Average Day
      • 4-6 hours snorkeling
      • 3-4 hours sailing
      • Occasional kayaking, paddleboarding, and short-moderate hikes
      Review Trip Level Details
      Cenderawasih Bay is very close to the equator and has a warm, tropical climate with year-round temperatures in the high 80sºF and occasional rain showers.
      The cook on board prepares simple and tasty meals, a mix of Asian and Western styles with seafood and plenty of fruit and vegetables. There is bread and fruit available for breakfast, as well as eggs upon request. Lunch and dinner are served as a group, and snacks are available as well. There are plenty of vegetarian options.
      During the snorkels and land excursions, we will take a small dinghy to each site. The dinghy will always stay with the group so that you can return to the boat at any time.

      Cenderawasih Bay is largely protected from the southeast winds that prevail during the summer months, so the majority of our trip takes place in calm waters. There is a higher chance of rough seas when we are in the northern, more exposed areas of the bay. We will always monitor the weather conditions and make changes to our route if necessary.

      The Cenderawasih journey takes place in an extremely remote and uninhabited bay in the Pacific. In the case of serious illness or injury, medical attention and swift evacuation are not available. Once we sail from Nabire, we are far away from towns and medical facilities. In the case of serious illness or injury, we will make every effort to reach medical facilities as soon as possible, but be aware that it may take the boat days to return to the port of Nabire. If you have health or medical issues of concern, please discuss them with your physician before considering this trip.

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      Client Testimonials

      "This trip met all of our expectations! For anyone wanting to be able to see and snorkel with whale sharks, this is the trip to take. The other snorkeling sites were also exceptional, and the hike through the jungle to see the Lesser Bird of Paradise was fantastic! Our visit to a small, remote village to meet and interact with the local people was also very special and heart-warming."

      Bob Q.

      Woodinville, WA

      "This trip is a secret gem in the WT catalog. Not only do you get the whale sharks, but you also get the coral and pretty fish that the area is known for. You also get some Birds of Paradise and time with the locals. What's not to love?! "

      Dawn M.

      Playa Del Rey, CA

      "What an expedition! Snorkeling was the focus and it was most excellent—everything from gorgeous coral, bat caves, myriad fish and other sea life, giant clams, WW II plane wrecks (we even found a fourth wreck), and even whale sharks! There were five our first time in the water with them. What a thrill to be so close to these enormous fish! And in an uncrowded environment."

      Maggie G.

      Tupper Lake, NY

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      Trip Levels

      With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.

      Level 1 – Easiest

      Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

      Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

      Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

       

      Level 3 – Moderate

      Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

      Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

       

      Level 5 – Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

      Level 6 – Very Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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If you arrive before Day 1, taxis are available outside the airport, or you can prearrange a transfer with your hotel. The group will meet in the hotel lobby of the Grand Papua Nabire and will be transferred to the ferry dock at 9:00am on the morning of Day 1.<\/p>","Custom_Arrival-_Meeting_Place":"","Custom_Arrival_Transfer":"","Custom_Departure":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-26T14:29:21 --><p><strong>DEPARTING NABIRE<\/strong><br \/>On the morning of Day 11, we will provide complimentary transfers from the ferry terminal to the Nabire Airport for departing flights or to your local hotel if you are departing at a later date.<br \/><\/p>","Custom_Extra_Services":"","Custom_Contact_Information_for_Friends_and_Family":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-26T14:29:52 --><p>While you are on the boat, you are truly &quot;off the grid,&quot; so please warn family and friends that you will be out of reach. In the event of an emergency, please instruct your friends and family to call our office in Berkeley, California. If the emergency occurs outside of our office hours, we ask that they reach out to our local contact (listed below) and also leave a message with our Berkeley office, so that we can follow up with our team on the ground. We will do our very best to contact you as soon as possible, but due to the remote nature of the trip, we cannot guarantee a timely relaying of the message.<\/p>","Custom_Outfitter_Contacts_Left":"<p><\/p>","Custom_Outfitter_Contacts_Right":"","Custom_name_slug":"indonesia-cenderawasih-whale-sharks-snorkeling-tour","Custom_Meta_Description":"Snorkel with whale sharks and view vibrant fish and coral in the world&apos;s most biodiverse marine environment&mdash;the very heart of the &ldquo;Coral Triangle&rdquo; in Indonesia.","Custom_List_Description":"Snorkel with whale sharks and view vibrant fish and coral in the world&apos;s most biodiverse marine environment&mdash;the very heart of the &ldquo;Coral Triangle&rdquo; in Indonesia.","Custom_Redirect":"","Custom_PJ_-_Best_Months":"","Custom_After_Dates":"","Custom_Trip_Web_Note":"","Custom_Title_Tag":"Snorkeling Tour with Whale Sharks in Cenderawasih Bay","Custom_Before_Days":"Please be aware that this itinerary is designed to be flexible. Although we will visit all the places listed on the itinerary, we rarely follow the schedule as described exactly due to weather, tides, preferences of trip members, and other factors. Come prepared to be flexible!&nbsp;","Custom_After_Days_Header_1":"","Custom_After_Days_Text_1":"","Custom_After_Days_Header_2":"","Custom_After_Days_Text_2":"","Custom_Choosing_Right_Trip_Office_Contact":"","Custom_About_WT_Expeditions":"","Custom_Arrival_-_Sales":"<p><strong>Suggested Airport: <\/strong>Nabire Airport, Indonesia (NBX)<br><strong>Suggested Date &amp; Time:<\/strong> Day 1, before 8:00 am <br><br><strong>Meeting Place:<\/strong> On Day 1,you will meet your Trip Leader in the lobby of the Hotel Grand Papua Nabire at 9:00 am for your group transfer to the boat. <br><br>We HIGHLY recommend arriving in Nabire one day prior to Day 1 of the trip. For extra nights in Nabire, we recommend booking the Hotel Grand Papua Nabire (<a href=\"www.traveloka.com\/en\/hotel\/indonesia\/hotel-grand-papua-nabire\">www.traveloka.com\/en\/hotel\/indonesia\/hotel-grand-papua-nabire<\/a>). Wilderness Travel can book these nights for you, including your transfers to\/from the hotel. Please see your Extra Services Request Form for more information. <br><br>Please note that Nabire has very little tourism infrastructure, so there are not many pre-trip hotel options. Hotels are basic and not up to high Western standards.<\/p>","Custom_Departure_-_Sales":"<p><strong>Suggested Airport: <\/strong>Nabire Airport, Indonesia (NBX)<br><strong>Suggested Date &amp; Time: <\/strong>Day 11, anytime <br><br>On Day 11, the boat will be anchored near Nabire Airport and you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. <br><br><\/p>","Custom_International_Air_Travel":"<p>You are responsible for making your own arrangements for flights to and from Indonesia. There are many online consolidators for booking travel, but for more personal help arranging air transport, you can contact Exito Travel at 1-800-655-4053 in the US or 1-800-670-2605 in Canada. They are very adept at putting flight itineraries together, to even the most far-flung places. More information can be found on Exito's website at <a href=\"https:\/\/exitotravel.com\/\">www.exitotravel.com<\/a>. <br><br>While it is possible to fly to Nabire from various locations in Indonesia, such as Bali, we suggest Jakarta as it has the most efficient flight routes. <br><br>You will need to book international flights from your original destination to\/from Jakarta or Bali on a larger international carrier, and then book separate flights to\/from Nabire on a smaller regional carrier. For these smaller regional flights to\/from Nabire, we recommend booking through Wings Abadi Air, which partners with Lion Air (<a href=\"www.lionair.co.id\/en\">www.lionair.co.id\/en<\/a>) and Batik Air (<a href=\"www.malindoair.com\">www.malindoair.com<\/a>). Please note that most flights to\/from Nabire will involve a separate connection through another Indonesia city, such as Jayapura (DJJ), Biak (BIK), Ambon (AMQ), or Timika (TIM). <br><br>Depending on your routing, it is necessary to depart from the US one or possibly two days prior to Day 1 of the trip itinerary. The name on your airline ticket must match the name on your passport exactly, and your passport must be valid for at least six months after your date of return to the US. <\/p><br><strong>Please do not purchase your tickets until you are confirmed on the trip.<\/strong> Once your tickets have been purchased, please send us a copy of your airline schedule. 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The last few pages of your passport, which say &#8220;Amendments and Endorsements,&#8221; and the final page of your passport, which may not have a page number, are not considered to be legitimate visa pages. The service of adding pages for visas was discontinued as of January 1, 2016. You can request a new passport through <a href=\"http:\/\/travel.state.gov\/passport\">US Passport Services Office<\/a> or use a visa service agency, which can take care of your passport renewal and expedite the process, if needed. We recommend <a href=\"http:\/\/www.passportvisasexpress.com\/?affId=2120\">Passport Visas Express<\/a>. Be sure to allow sufficient time to acquire this before your trip. <br><br>It is very important to carry photocopies of your passport's photo page and any acquired visa pages for your trip (if applicable) in case your passport is lost or as an additional piece of identification, as well as two extra passport photos.","Custom_Visas_and_Entry_Notes":"US citizens can obtain a Visa on Arrival (VOA) in Indonesia for $35 USD before reaching immigration for stays of less than 30 days. If you are a citizen of any country other than the US or plan to stay for longer than 30 days, check with a local consulate for entry requirements.","Custom_Money":"Indonesia's currency is the Indonesian rupiah (IDR), abbreviated Rp. It is very important that you bring your spending money in US cash, not traveler's checks. Traveler's checks can be difficult and time-consuming to cash. USD is the second currency of Indonesia and is accepted in a pinch. Note that pre-1999 USD that is ripped, wrinkled, or stained will often be rejected. ATMs are common in the larger cities in Indonesia and are generally reliable. <br><br>You will need to budget spending money for gratuities, for any meals not included in the trip itinerary, and for personal items such as snacks, phone calls, etc. <br><br>To use an ATM internationally, you must have a four-digit PIN. If you plan to use your credit cards, inform your credit card company before your departure that you will be using the card abroad.","Custom_Tipping":"Tipping is completely discretionary, but over the years, clients have asked us for tipping guidelines to reward guides for outstanding service. A range of reference would be $125-150 USD per trip member for the boat crew and $125-150 USD per trip member for the Trip Leader. Bills that are crisp and of a larger denomination are preferred, as smaller denominations and wrinkled bills are generally not accepted at Indonesian banks.","Custom_Food":"We will do our best to accommodate special dietary needs, however, please keep in mind that certain cultural differences or limitations due to logistics and the remote nature of this trip, can make it extremely difficult and at times impossible to accommodate your restrictions. It is important to bring a flexible attitude and supplemental foods to ensure your dietary needs are met.","Custom_Communications":"<strong>Telephone<\/strong><br>The international dialing code for Indonesia is 62. Please contact your cell phone company for specific instructions for international use. Cell service is very limited.<br><strong><br>Email &amp; Internet Access<\/strong><br>Internet access is not available on the boat.","Custom_Electricity":"Indonesia has 220-volt current and a variety of plug types. The voltage on the boat is 220, and plugs have two round prongs.","Custom_Laundry":"","Custom_Ship_Notes":"The boat has steep stairs\/ladders from the four cabins situated on the first deck up to the main deck; people staying in these cabins who have trouble climbing stairs may have difficulty moving around the boat. Arrangements can be made to situate them on the main deck. Cabin assignments have been pre-determined in the most democratic way possible.","Custom_Inoculations":"Entry requirements are subject to change; check with the Centers for Disease Control for updates. All shots should be entered on your International Health Card (yellow card), which is provided by the facility giving the shots. Keep it with your passport while traveling. This provides an important personal record for you to refer to when making future travel plans. <br><br>We recommend you discuss the following with your physician: <br><strong><br>Polio<\/strong><br>People who have received the primary series of at least three doses of polio vaccine are considered fully immunized. People who are unsure of their status should receive the vaccine (three doses spaced at intervals). <br><strong><br>Hepatitis<\/strong><br>The vaccines HAVRIX and VAQTA (two injections, six to 18 months apart) give long-term protection against Hepatitis A and are worthwhile if you travel regularly to developing countries.<br><strong><br>Tetanus Booster<\/strong><br>A booster is strongly recommended (effective for 10 years).<br><strong><br>Typhoid<\/strong><br>The CDC recommends the shot or the oral vaccine, Vivotif Berna. You may not be able to take the oral vaccine simultaneously with mefloquine (for malaria prevention).","Custom_International_Health":"","Custom_Malaria_Prevention":"Malaria is a serious but preventable disease spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. All travelers are urged to take antimalarial medications, available only by prescription. Please discuss antimalarial medication with your doctor, who will explain various antimalarials and their side effects and recommend a regimen for you. In addition to medication, a further precaution against malaria is to wear long sleeves and long pants at dusk. Thin clothing should be sprayed with insect repellent, especially around the elbows and ankles. Use repellent containing DEET. <br><br>If, after returning from your trip, you have a persistent fever with chills, muscle aches, and headache, report to your doctor the possibility of exposure to malaria. <br><br>For further malaria information, consult your doctor or the CDC Malaria Hotline (<a href=\"https:\/\/www.cdc.gov\/malaria\/travelers\/\">cdc.gov\/malaria\/travelers<\/a>) or by phone at 888-232-3228.","Custom_Staying_Healthy":"You can reduce your risk of getting sick on the trip by washing your hands often and not touching your face with unwashed hands. If you arrive on the trip with a cold or feel the symptoms of a cold, avoid close contact with others and move away from people before coughing or sneezing. The CDC recommends coughing or sneezing into a tissue or into the crook of your elbow or upper sleeve, not your hands.","Custom_Getting_In_Shape":"For maximum enjoyment of the trip, you must be in good health and be able to snorkel for multiple hours at a time. We highly recommend that you have previous snorkeling experience. There are a few optional hikes, and if you would like to participate you will need to be comfortable hiking up slippery, muddy jungle floors and steep limestone rocks using your hands for support.","Custom_Medical_Care":"The Cenderawasih Bay journey takes place in an extremely remote and uninhabited archipelago in the Pacific. In the case of serious illness or injury, medical attention and swift evacuation are not available. Once we sail from Sorong, we are far away from towns and medical facilities. In the case of serious illness or injury, we will make every effort to reach medical facilities as soon as possible, but be aware that it may take the boat days to return to the port of Sorong. If you have health or medical issues of concern, please discuss them with your physician before considering this trip.","Custom_Altitude_Considerations":"","Custom_Reading_List":"Elevate your travel experience by delving into this curated collection of books tailored to your upcoming adventure. They will not only entertain but also provide invaluable insights into the history, culture, cuisine, wildlife, mountain trails, or even folklore of the places you're about to explore. Discover the perfect companions for your journey ahead by <a href=\"https:\/\/bookshop.org\/lists\/wilderness-travel-snorkeling-expedition-to-cenderawasih-bay\">following the link<\/a> or scanning the QR code.<br>","Custom_Photography":"<strong><br>Underwater Photography<\/strong><br>Past clients have enjoyed taking photos of the underwater treasures and sharing them with other trip members after the snorkeling excursions. We recommend bringing a waterproof camera or waterproof housing for your camera. For more information, visit <a href=\"https:\/\/www.bestproductsreviews.com\/cheap-underwater-camera\">Best Underwater Compact Cameras<\/a>.","Custom_Cultural_Considerations":"","Custom_Giving_Back":"","Custom_Enviromental_Concerns":"Please bring your own shampoo, soap, body wash, moisturizer, sunscreen, and any other toiletries you might need. These products wash off your skin while snorkeling, and can cause damage to coral reefs and wildlife. We HIGHLY recommend bringing products with natural and biodegradable ingredients. Dr. Bronner's comes in liquid and bar form, is environmentally friendly, and can be used as body soap, shampoo, hand soap, etc. We also like Wilderness Wash, Campsuds, and Acure Organics Biodegradable wipes. In general, try to stay away from products with phosphate, surfractants, triclosan, and antibacterial ingredients. For sunscreens we recommend mineral-based products with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Brands such as Honest Company, Badger, Raw Elements, and Alba Botanica are found in most sporting goods stores and drugstores. Avoid all sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate, which are harmful to coral reefs.","Custom_Shopping_and_Souvenirs":"","Custom_Seasickness":"","Custom_Explore":"","Custom_Additional_Information":"<strong>Whale Swim Guidelines<\/strong><br>Whale sharks, the largest fish in the sea, are known to be docile creatures that are typically unfazed by peaceful human interaction. Swimming with them is an incredible experience and is not considered to be harmful to their well-being. However, as visitors to their natural environment, it is important to be respectful. Wilderness Travel is committed to helping preserve and protect whale sharks and their habitats. In doing so, we require that all trip members follow these guidelines: <br><br><div><br><ul><li>Always allow the animals to control the nature and duration of the encounter.<\/li><li>Keep a respectful distance. Though the animals may approach you, aim to maintain a distance of at least 3 meters from their head and 4 meters from their tail.<\/li><li>Never pursue the animals. If they appear agitated or disturbed, leave the area.<\/li><li>Use extra caution around mothers and calves&mdash;keep a distance and never separate them.<\/li><li>Keep all noise to a minimum and don't splash or jump into the water&mdash;enter gently.<\/li><li>Do not feed or touch the animals.<\/li><li>Do not free dive&mdash;observe from the surface.<\/li><li>Do not limit the animals' ability to move freely.<\/li><li>Do not allow any plastic or trash into the marine environment.<\/li><li>Avoid flash photography.<\/li><li>Remain calm and enjoy the experience!<\/li><\/ul><\/div>","Custom_Essentials":"<ul><li>Air tickets (or E-tickets)<\/li><li>\nPassport<\/li><li>\nOne other picture ID, such as a driver's license<\/li><li>\nExpense money<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Luggage":"<ul><li>Sturdy duffel bag, preferably water-resistant nylon. Bring a small padlock to lock your duffel (must be unlocked for air travel). Soft suitcases are also acceptable, but please note there is limited storage space in the cabins. Hard suitcases are not appropriate because they are difficult to stow in small spaces.<\/li><li>\nDaypack, large enough for a lightweight windbreaker, water bottle, camera, and other items that you want with you during the day<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Clothing":"Lightweight clothing is recommended for the warm, tropical climate. During the trip, most people will wear hiking shorts and a t-shirt during the day. Temperatures are in the 80s &deg;F during the day, and there may be occasional showers. There are very limited opportunities to do laundry and limited drying space on board. Note: The Trip Leader recommends covering up while in the water both for sun protection and for protection from stinging plankton (most people are not sensitive to getting stung by hydroids but some people are). A light wetsuit, dive skin, or solar shirts\/tights are recommended. <br><br>This clothing list is a guideline only; we encourage you to pack as lightly as possible. <br><br><ul><li>Light rain jacket<\/li><li>Lightweight fleece jacket or sweater (the ferry ride from Sorong to Waisai can get very chilly)<\/li><li>Lightweight long pants. Synthetic travel fabrics dry easily. Jeans are slow drying.<\/li><li>Hiking shorts<\/li><li>Lightweight long-sleeved shirts. Sleeves offer sun protection. Quick-drying fabrics are ideal.<\/li><li>T-shirts (one should be quick-drying nylon)<\/li><li>Shade hat with a wide brim<\/li><li>Lightweight walking shoes for shore excursions. Make sure your shoes have good traction for slippery, muddy areas.<\/li><li>Teva sandals or footwear you can wear in and out of the water. Closed-toe Tevas can double as walking shoes if they give you enough support, but for the steeper hikes, sturdier shoes are a must.<\/li><li>Underwear\/socks. Synthetics dry faster.<\/li><li>Bathing suits (two or three)<\/li><li>Sleepwear<\/li><li>Casual city\/hotel attire for pre- and post-trip<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Hiking_Boots":"","Custom_Equipment":"<ul><li>Snorkeling equipment&mdash;masks, snorkel, fins. It is important to bring your own equipment to ensure a proper fit.<\/li><li>We recommend you bring a full body wetsuit of 1-2 mm neoprene, or at least a &#8220;skin&#8221; (a Lycra jumpsuit with a zipper, available at dive shops; skins are worn over bathing suits for sun protection, extra warmth, and protection from stingers). The water temperature ranges from 78&deg; to 84&deg;, though there can be areas of cold current. If you get cold easily, a 2-3 mm wetsuit is recommended, as we spend many hours in the water at a time. It is also a good idea to bring a hood for neck\/scalp protection from the sun, booties for ankle protection, and gloves for hand protection.<\/li><li>Good quality sunglasses with a strap. A spare pair is invaluable if your first pair gets lost.<\/li><li>Toiletries kit and soap (see section on environmental concerns)<\/li><li>Flashlight, extra batteries<\/li><li>Reusable water bottle<\/li><li>Large plastic bags to keep items dry in your duffel<\/li><\/ul><strong><br>Note:<\/strong> Weightbelts and weights (for the weightbelt) are provided onboard the boat.","Custom_Personal_First_Aid":"Every trip member should bring a small kit for personal use. Your own experience will influence your choices.<br><br><ul><li>\nWaterproof biodegradable sunscreen SPF 30 or higher. Bring a large quantity! The sun can be very intense. Be sure to bring enough. We recommend mineral-based sunscreens with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide because they do not contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to the environment. Brands such as Honest Company, Badger, and Alba Botanica are found in most sporting goods stores and drugstores. Don't forget brim hat, bandanna, and sunglasses.<\/li><li>\nZinc oxide and\/or lip balm with sunscreen to protect lips and nose is also recommended.<\/li><li>\nAspirin, ibuprofen, or Tylenol for muscle pain or headaches, Tylenol PM for sleeping<\/li><li>\n\nTopical antibiotic (such as Neosporin) for cuts, bites, or sores<\/li><li>\nInsect repellent. Repellents with DEET are recommended. DEET content of about 30-35% is ideal (higher DEET content is not recommended). Wipe DEET off your hands before touching plastic surfaces (such as binoculars) because it can damage the plastic. Aerosol repellents are useful for spraying on clothes.<\/li><li>\nBlister kit. 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If you wish to bring an antibiotic for diarrhea prophylaxis, please consult your physician.<\/li><li>\nAnti-seasickness medication; some travelers find medication such as Dramamine helpful.<\/li><li>\nPrescription medications properly labeled<\/li><li>\nSpare contact lenses or a spare pair of prescription glasses<\/li><li>\nEardrops to prevent &#8220;swimmer's ear&#8221; or ear infections from snorkeling<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Optional_Items":"<ul><li>&#8220;Dry bag&#8221; or pelican case to carry cameras<\/li><li>\nGood quality underwater housing for your digital camera (highly recommended)<\/li><li>\nRash-guard or solar shirts, such as those by Coolibar, with a high SPF rating, for additional sun\/sting protection while snorkeling, swimming, and paddling<\/li><li>\nAnti-fogging solution for your face mask, sunglasses, and camera lenses<\/li><li>\nNeoprene snorkeling gloves and wetsuit hood<\/li><li>\nReading and writing material, sewing and repair kit, clothespins<\/li><li>\nVoltage converter with plug adapter kit for appliance use. 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Please note that wine in Nabire is not of very high quality, so again, we recommend that you bring your own if you have a strong preference.<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Prohibited_Items":"<strong>E-Cigarettes<\/strong><br>Please do not bring e-cigarettes (vaporizers), including e-cigarette refills. The countries of Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Vietnam have all outlawed the import and export of e-cigarettes (vaporizers), including e-cigarette refills. Travelers found with these items could be fined or sent to prison for up to 10 years if convicted. 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If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please call Wilderness Travel at 1-800-368-2794 or email us at <a href=\"mailto:\/\/info@wildernesstravel.com\">info@wildernesstravel.com<\/a>.<\/p>","System_References":"<p>We&rsquo;d be happy to put you in touch with a past client that has traveled with us on this trip.<\/p>","System_Visit_Our_Website":"<p>At <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/\">saito8.com<\/a>, you can book your trip online or find out about added departures, last-minute deals, and one-time Limited Edition adventures that aren&rsquo;t listed in our catalog. 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If you see a Limited Edition trip scheduled for this year, now is the time to sign up, as spaces fill very early and the trip may not be back for a while! Planned daily activities and actual timings may vary due to local conditions or the discretion of your Trip Leader&mdash;it is important to bring your spirit of adventure for these special exploratory journeys!","System_Social_Media":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:33:43 --><p><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA:<\/strong> We invite you to share your adventure with us on social media. Tag @wildernesstravel and we may even feature your content on our pages!<\/p>","System_If_You_Miss_Your_Flight":"<p><strong>IF YOU MISS YOUR FLIGHT<\/strong><br>If you miss your flight or are otherwise delayed, contact our Wilderness Travel office, as well as our local partners, with your new flight information. 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If you have not purchased Travelex insurance already, you have the option to do so up to 24 hours prior to your departure.<\/p>","System_Covid-19_Travel_Requirements":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-19T13:27:44 --><p><strong>COVID-19 TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:<\/strong> Please double-check COVID-19 entry requirements for any countries you may be traveling to or transiting through, on this website: <a href=\"apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions\">apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions<\/a><\/p>","System_Pre-Trip_Safety":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:37:06 --><p><strong>PRE-TRIP SAFETY:<\/strong> In the next weeks, we encourage you to do everything possible to stay healthy. 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Most digital cameras and phones have good video options, but you may want to consider a GoPro for a lightweight, waterproof option. Always practice ahead of time with new equipment and bring your manual with you. You may want to consider renting camera equipment for your trip from places such as <a href=\"https:\/\/www.borrowlenses.com\/\">borrowlenses.com<\/a>. This is an especially good idea for renting large zoom lenses that you may need for just one trip. Adding their extra insurance fee to cover expensive equipment is recommended. <br><strong><br>Camera Accessories<\/strong><br>We recommend bringing at least two large capacity memory cards or a small digital storage unit (or tablet) to back up your photos, freeing space on your memory cards. Don't forget to bring a battery charger and a backup battery so one is always charged and ready to use. For trips where you may be away from power sources for multiple days, consider looking into a solar-powered battery charger or buying additional backup batteries, and check that you have the appropriate adapter for the electrical outlets in your destination.<br><strong><br>Sharing Your Images<\/strong><br>We would love for you to share photos from your trip, and with your permission, may even use your photos in our marketing materials or on our photo blog. We request that you send us a small sample of your best images. Please email your photos to wtphotoblog@gmail.com or tag us @WildernessTravel on social media.<br><strong><br>Photography Etiquette<\/strong><br>When taking pictures of local people, be aware of cultural considerations. Approaching people with a warm smile and using polite gestures or simple phrases to ask permission to photograph them usually works well. It is always recommended to engage people in conversation before asking to photograph them, but if people do not wish to have their photo taken, please honor their requests. We urge travelers to avoid giving money in exchange for photo opportunities, which makes it harder for future travelers to have a meaningful personal interaction with local people. Please always heed your Trip Leader's guidelines for what is appropriate. 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While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please visit <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/leaders\/\">wildernesstravel.com\/leaders<\/a>.<\/p>"},"terms":{"PaymentSchedule":"<meta charset=\"utf-8\"\/><body><p>At time of reservation: $600<br \/>150 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost<br \/>90 days prior to departure: Balance<br \/><br \/><em>*Please note that this differs from our standard policy.<\/em><\/p><\/body>","CancelSchedule":"<p>Minimum fee: $600 per person<br \/>91-150 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost<br \/>90 days or less: 100% of trip cost<\/p><p><em>*Please note that this differs from our standard policy.<\/em><\/p>"}}