Bigkanu, Indonesia


Join the Bigkanu trimaran for a unique adventure cruise in Raja Ampat. The advantage of a shallow draft means that the Bigkanu liveaboard can go places other boats can't. This means gliding through the jungle-lined passage between Gam and Waigeo islands, backing onto sandy beaches or sliding alongside a village jetty. The boat was designed specifically to tuck into the bays, beaches and islets close to the shore of Raja Ampat, taking guests to places very few people see. The boat is generally backed up to a beach or jetty, giving an advantage of the freedom to wander, snorkel, swim, paddle off on a SUP or kayak or stroll through a local village at sunset without a return deadline.

Bigkanu has 9 small and airy single cabins on board, 3 of which can be converted into double beds for couples. The boat interior is configured for day and night modes. During the day she is opened up to create one large cool cabin, which can then divide into private cabins using louver bifolds. There are two shared flushing toilets and two inside/outside showers. Trampolines surround the boat, and the upper deck shade lounge offers a space to chill out with a view.

Breakfast is a large choice of western favourites, and lunch and dinner are served buffet-style using local fresh produce and minimally processed foods. Meals are served on the back deck or on beaches or moonlit jetties.

For those on a budget who wish to explore the magic of Raja Ampat, the Bigkanu trimaran is a fantastic and unique way to explore the region. Call us or book online to reserve your space today.

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Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Wine with Dinner, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Fishing, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Water Ski, Cabin Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (1,200,000-1,500,000 IDR per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Visas and Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages (50,000 IDR), Soft drinks, Welcome Cocktails, Beach Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet, Massage, Spa, Yoga.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English and Indonesian.

Gear Rental

There is equipment available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.


Boat Specifications

  • Year renovated 2018
  • Length 24 meters
  • Number of cabins 9

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Emergency flares

Bigkanu Reviews

  • 8.6 Fabulous
  • 4 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • jessica M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
The crew were fantastic

It was lovely to be able to wake up in beautiful places every morning, usually on our own or possibly one other boat. The crew were so happy and welcoming and every meal was delicious :)

Recommended for
Crew, food, private moorings
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Salimata K
  • Switzerland Switzerland
What a nice trip!

An excellent trip, well organized going through the main sites of Raja Ampat. The snorkeling was nice and we could see a lot of beautiful sites. Wayag was just „wowww“ and to see it from the top of a limestone was even more impressive. The crew did everything to meet our needs. I would highly recommend this sailing trip.

Recommended for
Snorkeling sites - people on the boat - food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Elizabeth M
  • Canada Canada
Great fun, food, snorkelling, local crew and value.

Snorkelling Kabui (actually all the sites had something beautiful and new to offer) The beauty of Wayaga(spelling?) Rock climbing for the view So many snorkelling sites! The food! Aldy Henny❤️ Captain Andy’s antics and laugh.

Recommended for
4 THINGS! Awesome snorkelling 2x a day in different locals each time. Great food! Friendly, helpful Indo crew. Value!
Origin: US