Raja Ampat Explorer, Indonesia

Excellent food and drinks

“The great care the crew gave to us.”

Kathleen F, United States United States
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  • Budget-friendly option to explore Raja Ampat
  • Buffet-style meals with Indonesian and European dishes
  • Easy drop-off and pick-up with 2 dive tenders

The MV Raja Ampat Explorer is a fantastic budget-friendly option to explore the regions of Raja Ampat and the Banda Sea. The 33.5m M/V Raja Ampat Explorer caters to 14 guests in 7 cabins. Each double or twin cabin is en-suite with a hot shower, washbasin, and toilet and is fully air-conditioned. Social areas include an air-conditioned lounge with an entertainment system and dining seating for 14 guests. Meals are served buffet-style and are a mix of Indonesian and European dishes. A partially-covered sun deck is also a great place to relax and unwind with a beer whilst enjoying the stunning Indonesian views.

Divers can enjoy up to 3 dives a day around the incredibly diverse area of Raja Ampat or the Banda Sea on a 7 or 10-night cruise. Raja Ampat itineraries include visits to Misool, Fam, Arborek, Mansuar and depart from and return to Sorong. Banda Sea trips leave from and return to Ambon and offer something for everyone, sea snakes at Gunung Api, amazing critters in Ambon to hammerhead sharks around Banda. Onboard the dive facilities include individual gear-up stations, an onboard compressor, a dive platform with shower and camera setup, and charging stations. There are also 2 dive tenders for easy drop-off and pick-up.

Don't miss out on this amazing dive destination; book online today to reserve your space aboard the M/V Raja Ampat Explorer.

This boat is part of the Grand Komodo Liveaboards fleet.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: Environment Tax (52 USD per trip), National Park Fees (95 USD per trip), Snorkel Gear.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks.

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

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Beach BBQ
  • Full-board Option

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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and Indonesian.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1994
  • Year renovated 2006
  • Length 33.52 meters
  • Beam 7.50 meters
  • Engines 300 hp
  • Max guests 14
  • Number of cabins 7
  • Number of bathrooms 7
  • Tenders 2X : 40 HP
  • Water capacity 12000 litres
  • Fuel capacity 10000 litres

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones

Raja Ampat Explorer Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kathleen F
  • United States United States
Raja Ampat Explorer was an amazing trip with a lot of diversity.

The great care the crew gave to us.

Recommended for
People, food, diving.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Samantha C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Awesome trip

We unfortunately experienced delays getting to the boat, but the staff kept in touch the whole time and made us feel very welcome once we got there. Nothing ever seemed too much trouble and everybody had a smile on their face. The boat is old and a little dated but clean, comfortable and has everything you need. The food was great and nobody went hungry. A couple of issues with Nitrox supply and some air conditioning units not working properly, but they got sorted promptly. The diving is amazing and the dive guides were incredible. I don't know how they find all the amazing things they pointed out to us, from Wobbegong sharks to tiny nudi branch's and shrimps. There were times where the currents were quite strong but the guides help you out and look after you. The absolute highlight of the trip for me, has to be the huge Manta Ray (3-4m) at the cleaning station for at least 7 minutes in front of us. I cannot recommend this trip highly enough.

Recommended for
Fabulous diving, great food, fantastic staff
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kong S
  • Canada Canada
Great Trip, Great dives, with a amazing crew onboard to hel

Great diving in raja ampat, both western and indonesian meals, if are up for some chilli, can even have a taste of crew food. dive sites are checked out for current etc before going, dm’s are experienced and knowledgeable and can communicate in english. books onboard for identifying fish. can rest in cabin, restaurant or on upper deck between dives. crew takes good care of camera equipment and dingy is always there to get you after dives. lots of water to take showers. nitrox available!

Recommended for
Friendly Crew, Professional management of logistics, teamwork
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mexico Mexico
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