Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Raja Ampat Snorkeling Tours

Marine Life in Raja Ampat Waters
The tropical islands of Raja Ampat have been considered as the epicenter of marine bio-diversity. It is a must see destination for visitors who want to see pristine marine life, healthy coral reef with thousands of species of fish and other sea creatures. As a tourist guide, I offer snorkeling and freediving tours for visitors who are interested in visiting Raja Ampat. Participant can be a single traveler or a group of visitors consisting of 2 to 8 participants or even more.
Sightseeing Tour in Fish Lagoon of Raja Ampat
There are a lot of coral reef sites which we could explore to see parrotfish, surgeonfish, anemonefish, grouper, boxfish, barracuda, turtles and a lot more. Visitors who join my snorkeling tours will be able to visit some uninhabited islands in the region.
In addition to snorkeling, we will also explore tropical rainforest of Waigeo island to see its birds, butterflies, wild flowers and birds such as Palm Cockatoo, Hook Billed Kingfisher, Pink-Spotted Fruit Dove, Papuan Blyth's Hornbill, Yellow-Billed Kingfisher, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, and etc.
To enjoy birding, a good pair of binoculars manufactured by Leica, Swarovsky or Nikon is highly recommended. However, there are some Chinese made binoculars such as the 10×42 and the 10×26 Visionking binoculars that affordable but produce sharp images for birdwatchers. Personally, I take pictures of birds and other wild animals using an old Fujifilm Finepix HS50EXR camera.
Please, contact me (Charles Roring) to my email: or send whatsapp text message to: +6281332245180

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Snorkeling and Freediving in Raja Ampat

Coral Reef and Fish in Raja Ampat waters
There are a lot of coral reef sites in Raja Ampat islands. They are the natural habitat of various species of fish such as butterflyfish, angelfish, spadefish, surgeonfish, moorish idol, damselfish particularly the anemonefish, snappers, jacks, anthias, groupers, parrotfish, wrass, cardinalfish, puffers, scorpionfish and a lot more.
Two of the easiest and cheapest ways of seeing them are by snorkeling and freediving. Snorkelers usually see the marine life from sea surface whereas freedivers go down into a depth of 2 to 10 meters or even more to see the fish and underwater environment like what scuba divers do.
As a tourist guide, I could organize snorkeling and scuba diving trip for visitors who are interested in exploring the marine bio-diversity of Raja Ampat islands. Visitors need to bring their own snorkeling/ freediving gears such as mask, snorkel, fins, and weights.
I could guide single traveling visitor or a group of visitors consisting 2 to 8 people on a trip to the islands. We will enjoy snorkeling, see beautiful panorama of the islands and go hiking in the forest to watch paradise birds, butterflies and unique plants of tropical rainforest.
Fish Lagoon in Raja Ampat
How to get there?
Fly from your country to Jakarta city - the capital of Indonesia
Continue your trip by taking a flight served by such airlines as: Garuda, Sriwijaya, Xpress or Batik Air to Sorong city.
I can meet you at the airport or a hotel in Sorong and organize your tour to Raja Ampat islands.
We could stay in the village, or built tents in the jungle or at the beach. If you are interested, please, contact me by email to: or send text message to my whatsapp +6281332245180

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Raja Ampat Snorkeling Birdwatching Sightseeing Tour

Landscape View of Fam Karst Islets
I offer tour to Raja Ampat for visitors who are interested in snorkeling, hiking and birdwatching as well as sightseeing. This tour lasts for 5 to 12 days and is suitable for anybody who wants to see the natural beauty of the archipelago both underwater and above the water.
Coral Reef in Raja Ampat
For enjoying snorkeling in Raja Ampat, don't forget to bring mask, snorkel, fins. A waterproof underwater camera is also needed for taking pictures of the marine life. There are a lot of snorkeling spots in Raja Ampat both in the northern, central and southern islands. The marine biodiversity of the island is the highest in the world with more than 1,000 species of fish that has been identified by marine scientists. The fish which visitors can see during the snorkeling trip includes anemonefish, damselfish, striped surgeonfish, lionfish, manta, and black tip shark. There are also dolphins, whales, turtles, and seahorse which visitors can see while enjoying snorkeling and scuba diving in Raja Ampat.
During the tour, we will explore uninhabited islands in Raja Ampat to see its coral reef and animals that live on it.
Hiking, Birding and Wildlife Watching
Giant Tiger Orchid (Grammatophyllum speciosum)
Raja Ampat is also a nice site for visitors who are interested in exploring tropical rainforest that covers the forest to see its wild animals such as birds, cuscus possum, wild orchids, butterflies, soa-soa lizard and etc. The tour into the jungle will include camping trip to increase the chance for visitors to see more wild animals.
The easiest way to reach the inland area of the island is by walking through cleared land that was made by government as preparation for road construction to connect villages in the island. Birds such as Moustached Treeswift, Rainbow Lorikeet, Rainbow Bee-eater, Pinon Imperial Pigeon, Red Bird of Paradise, Blyth's hornbill can be seen in the forest.
For camping in the jungle, we will provide tents, cooking, and eating utensils so that visitors do not have to being heavy things from their home country. A good pair of binoculars such as a Visionking 10x42 is a very affordable choice. For field guide book, I highly recommend Birds of New Guinea written by Thane K. Pratt and Bruce Beehler.
If you are interested in taking snorkeling and wildlife watching tour in Raja Ampat, and want me to be your guide, please, contact me (Charles Roring) by email to: or send text message by whatsapp to: +6281332245180.
Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra) in Waigeo island of Raja Ampat