Raja Ampat Liveaboard Luxury

What does Raja Ampat liveaboard luxury mean to you? Is it luxurious cabins? Exquisite dining? Lavish onboard finishings? Exemplary service? Or, is it about the unspoiled natural beauty of the Raja Ampat Islands? The pristine white sand beaches or the kaleidoscopic coral reefs and exceptional marine life? Onboard el Aleph we believe we have redefined the meaning of Raja Ampat liveaboard luxury by ensuring we deliver all of the above and beyond. Read on to find out more…

Raja Ampat Liveaboard Luxury

The Destination

Raja Ampat is located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia’s West Papua province. The Raja Ampat archipelago is the part of Coral Triangle which contains the richest marine biodiversity on earth. Raja Ampat, which translates to ‘Four Kings’, comprises over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo, and the smaller island of Kofiau. The Raja Ampat Islands straddle the Equator with most of the archipelago located in the Southern Hemisphere, and a few small islands northwest of Waigeo in the Northern Hemisphere.

Possibly the world’s top destination for diving and snorkelling, Raja Ampat can only be described as a luxury destination. Imagine crystal clear waters, abundant coral reefs, and the world’s greatest marine diversity, Raja Ampat is at the forefront of marine exploration. Still almost entirely unpopulated and quite remote, these islands also offer virgin white beaches and idyllic islands to explore at leisure, the perfect setting for a Raja Ampat liveaboard luxury cruise.

For anyone who is looking for a luxury and truly tropical remote cruise, discovering Raja Ampat on board El Aleph ticks all of the boxes. Aquamarine bays, deep blue ocean, powder white sand, palm trees, lush jungle, unique wildlife and the finest liveaboard cruise vessel in Indonesia.

Three men and two women are enjoying the El Aleph adventure yacht charter in Indonesia.

Raja Ampat Liveaboard Luxury Charter Itineraries

When considering a Raja Ampat private 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 Raja Ampat liveaboard luxury yacht charter with el Aleph, we stay clear of the fixed and well known routes to give you a completely exclusive experience. Imagine no other boats on the horizon, just you and the bright blue ocean. Every charter is bespoke and tailor made for the guests we have aboard and we aim to take you off the grid to the most pristine and unspoiled areas.

Whether you want to cruise the Dampier Strait, head over to the Fam Islands or dive into the Misool Eco Resort Marine Protected Area, we will plan a unique itinerary to maximize your Raja Ampat liveaboard luxury charter itinerary.

Best Time to Take a Raja Ampat Yacht Charter

This is a year round destination, but the charter yacht season is the best time to visit the Raja Ampat Islands. The season runs from September to the end of May or early April, which is when large numbers of manta rays are present at the cleaning stations. For the very calmest waters and best visibility, visit during the main diving season which is between November and March. Water temperature remains constant throughout the year at around 28°C to 30°C.

Raja Ampat Liveaboard Luxury: Activities

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.

On land, Raja Ampat offers countless remote virgin white sand beaches to discover, trekking opportunities, incredible wildlife and fascinating bird life, including birds of paradise. For those who want to discover more of the culture and history of the region, we can visit island villages, and explore some of the ancient limestone caves.
El Aleph is equipped with an armory of water toys for those who want to play! From water skiing through to jet skis, donut rings, paddle boards, 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.

Nothing spells Raja Ampat liveaboard luxury more than a decadent picnic on an uninhabited island’s beach. Allow our team to serve you champagne and canapes while you relax, swim, snorkel or build sand castles with the kids on the beach. After a day of adventures, enjoy cocktails on deck as the sun sets and the sky becomes a star studded show of nature.

Raja Ampat Liveaboard Luxury

World Class Diving & Snorkeling

Imagine pristine coral reefs, phenomenal biomass, endemic species, pelagics and diverse underwater reefscapes. Picture tropical islands in one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty on earth. These are the Raja Ampat Islands in Indonesia – a scuba diving paradise.
Our Raja Ampat liveaboard luxury charters have something to offer everyone from beginners to seasoned divers. Underwater is simply breathtaking with every imaginable topography on offer from walls, slopes, canyons, seamounts and drifts to mesmerizing shallow coral gardens. The vibrancy of the coral and the sheer volume of fish are difficult to match. Gorgonian fans grow to be meters across, soft corals provide kaleidoscope colors and when looking up, it feels as though you are underneath a fish expressway. Pelagics such as sharks, tunas, trevally, and barracudas cruising by are a common sight on every dive.

If Raja Ampat liveaboard luxury cruising is on your diving bucket list there is no better vessel than el Aleph. From the moment you step on board, you’ll enjoy exemplary 5 star service which is usually only associated with the most luxurious of hotels. Your private charter will allow you to explore the dive sites which you want to explore, when you want to explore them.
For those who prefer snorkeling, Raja Ampat’s karst limestone islands are surrounded by shallow water coral gardens that are awash with colour and teeming with fish. There are snorkeling spots where manta rays are known to feed and clean in the shallows and the diversity of marine life is astonishing. The snorkeling in Raja Ampat is unparalleled anywhere else in Indonesia.

Underwater visibility is excellent throughout the charter season 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 a limited quantity of equipment.

Why Charter a Private Yacht in Raja Ampat

If you want a completely bespoke experience, unfettered by other holiday makers, a Raja Ampat liveaboard luxury 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.

El Aleph’s 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 private yacht charter can simply not be met by other liveaboards in Raja Ampat.

Raja Ampat Liveaboard Luxury Service

As we continue to redefine Raja Ampat liveaboard luxury, we believe that our experienced crew, lavish interior, exceptional dining, and high technical specifications put el Aleph in a league of her own. 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.

A private charter on board el Aleph 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.

For reservations or enquiries, please contact us using our contact form – or email us at info@elalephcruising.com and we will promptly reply.