Papua New Guinea Yacht Charter

If you are seeking a unique cruising experience in one of the most undiscovered regions on Earth then a Papua New Guinea yacht charter might be the answer you are looking for. Papua New Guinea is remote, magical, outstandingly beautiful, and there is no better way to experience this region than from the water.

Why Choose a Papua New Guinea Yacht Charter?

Papua New Guinea is considered one of the final frontiers of cruising in the South Pacific. This wild country, which is still unexplored in many areas promises adventure and excitement. From the tribal villages in the highlands to active volcanoes, impressive marine life and phenomenal natural resources. There is no shortage of things to do and see, both on land and on (or under) water when you take a Papua New Guinea yacht charter.

Chartering a private yacht in Papua New Guinea (also known as PNG) is the most exclusive way to enjoy this incredible region. If you want a completely bespoke experience, unfettered by other holiday makers, a Papua New Guinea yacht charter guarantees you the privacy and exemplary service you have been looking for. Tailor your itinerary exactly as you want it without needing to accommodate the wants and needs of others.

Onboard a private yacht, your dedicated crew are there to take care of your needs, and only yours. Why would you want to share a vessel with people you wouldn’t ordinarily choose to share your holiday with? The level of exclusivity and service that comes with a Papua New Guinea yacht charter can simply not be met by the land based accommodations that are available.

Raja Ampat west Papua ocean is surrounded by hills with a boat in sight

Best Time to Take a Papua New Guinea Yacht Charter

From January through to March is the wet season in Papua New Guinea and although this area can be dived, fished and cruised all year round, from May to October are the best months for a Papua New Guinea yacht charter. These months ensure you have the best weather and sea conditions. The shoulder season months of April and November are also possible, although the weather is not as predictable.
The temperature in Papua New Guinea is consistent throughout the year at an average of 30.5 ˚C/87˚F with water temperature being around the same. For those who wish to enjoy Papua New Guinea’s world-class scuba diving and snorkeling, underwater visibility ranges between an impressive 25-40 metres/80-130 feet.


Papua New Guinea Yacht Charter Itineraries

When considering a Papua New Guinea yacht charter, it’s important to decide on an itinerary that’s right for you. Unlike when booking other vessels, for the discerning guests who opt for a Papua New Guinea yacht charter with el Aleph, we do not operate a ‘fixed route’. Every charter is bespoke and tailor made for the guests we have aboard. We explore the regions that best suit your vacation wish list.

Embarkation is usually in the calm waters of Milne Bay and beyond there, the choices are endless. Whether you want to step on the pristine white sand beaches of the Samarai Islands, visit traditional villages and snorkel over WWII Japanese fighter jets in Deboyne Lagoon, explore the uninhabited Conflict Islands, try out the hot springs and jungle trekking in the D’Entracasteaux Islands or enjoy the world’s best scuba diving and snorkeling on the planet in Tufi, it’s all possible!

What Activities are Offered on a Papua New Guinea Yacht Charter?

On land, there are endless trekking opportunities that can be tailored according to your fitness level, there are countless remote virgin white beaches to discover, intriguing traditional ceremonies and rituals to observe, incredible wildlife and birdlife to see, and the craftsmen are fascinating to watch as they work with the same tools as their ancestors used generations before them.

Papua New Guinea is renowned for its rich supply of natural and mineral resources that includes crude oil, natural gas, timber, cocoa, coffee, palm oil, gold, copper, silver, nickel, and cobalt. When chartering el Aleph for a private luxury Papua New Guinea cruise, trips to shore reveal how the villagers farm both cocoa and coffee in the lush highlands by traditional methods. With such rich deposits of precious metals to be found beneath the land of Papua New Guinea, there are also exceptionally skilled gold and silversmiths as well as wood carvers who still work by hand – and are fascinating to watch as they go about their crafts.

For anyone who has a love of the ocean, there is truly world-class scuba diving and snorkeling to be enjoyed (see section below).
Whether you plan to spend the majority of your time on board or prefer to take trips ashore, there will be no shortage of activities available. For those who simply want to relax and unwind, there is no better place than on deck.

El Aleph is equipped with an armory of water toys for those who want to play! From water skiing through to jet skis, donut ring, paddle boards and scuba diving and snorkeling equipment, if you want to be active on (or under) the water, there are limitless opportunities. El Aleph’s zodiac tender is ready at any time to take you to the best reefs and most pristine beaches.

A snorkeler is doing snorkeling Indonesia activity in the ocean while accompanied by fish and coral reefs.

Diving and Snorkeling in Papua New Guinea

For avid scuba divers and snorkelers, Papua New Guinea is an underwater playground. From migrating whale sharks and huge manta rays through to schools of silvery fish and a kaleidoscopic explosion of reef life – there’s plenty to see when you take a look beneath the surface.

Underwater visibility is excellent throughout the year in Papua New Guinea and the tropical water temperatures make the conditions suitable for all levels. We have full sets of snorkelling equipment available for guests and our comfortable tender is perfect for accessing some of the secret beaches and hidden coves.

For those who wish to scuba dive, we have Nitrox available as well as Poseidon rebreathers and helium for trained rebreather divers. Tanks, weights, and air fills are included in the base charter rate, and although most divers generally prefer to bring their own gear, we can provide full sets of equipment if required.

Service Aboard a Papua New Guinea Yacht Charter

We might be biased but when it comes to the best Papua New Guinea yacht charter, we believe that our experienced crew, lavish interior, exceptional dining, and high technical specifications, make el Aleph the best that there is. From her highly polished teak finishes to the finer detailing and tasteful touches, combined with unmatched cabin space and in-water stability, el Aleph offers an unparalleled cruising experience for the discerning guests who step aboard to explore Papua New Guinea.

The exemplary service which we offer on board simply cannot be matched by any 5 star hotel or shared liveaboard. A private Papua New Guinea yacht charter uniquely ensures the ultimate in personalized service. From the moment you step on deck, your needs will not only be met, but they will be exceeded by far. From ensuring your coffee (or cocktails) are prepared exactly as you want, through to lavish menus developed around your preferences, the crew are on hand to make sure that you and your guests want for nothing.

If you have a taste for adventure and don’t want to compromise on the finer things in life, then a bespoke honeymoon cruise onboard el Aleph guarantees exemplary service, luxurious and spacious cabins, privacy, and of course – an incredible adventure from start to finish.

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