The gateway to Raja Ampat is Sorong ‐ West Papua. The easiest way to get to Sorong is to fly via Jakarta or Singapore. Domestic travelers can also fly via Makassar or Manado.
From Jakarta or Bali: Garuda Indonesia, Express Air, Sriwijaya Air and Lion/Wings operate daily flights from Jakarta to Sorong (with stopovers in Ujung Pandang/Makassar or Manado)
From Singapore: Silkair operates regular flights from Singapore to Manado. From Manado to Sorong regular flights are offered by Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air and Express Air. Please note the flight times are subject to change without prior notification.
Getting to the Dive Boats
DISTRIBUTION POINTS : DENPASAR, MANADO, JAKARTA
RAJA AMPAT – MISOOL – TRITON BAY DIVE PROGRAMS
Embarkation & Disembarkation port : Sorong.
You can either fly from Denpasar to Ujungpandang with one transit overnight in Ujungpandang before flying to Sorong the next morning. Or fly from Manado to Sorong. Or fly from Jakarta to Ujungpandang then Sorong. In Sorong you will be met by Grand Komodo staff who will take you directly to the boat.
MANOKWARI WWII WRECKS PROGRAM
Embarkation & Disembarkation port : Manokwari
You will fly from Jakarta or Denpasar to Ujungpandang for one transit overnight before flying to Manokwari the next morning.
CENDRAWASIH BAY PROGRAM
Embarkation port : Manokwari or Biak.
Disembarkation port : Biak or Manokwari.
You will fly from Jakarta to Ujungpandang for one transit overnight before flying to Biak or Manokwari the next morning.
You will fly to Ternate from either Denpasar or Manado or Jakarta.
KOMODO DIVE PROGRAMS
You will fly to Bima on the Island of Sumbawa or to Labuan Bajo on West – Flores. The drive from Bima to Sape seaport is approximately 1:30 hours. There are many photographic opportunities as you will pass through the beautiful teak forests and many villages along the road.
ALOR AND WAKATOBI PROGRAMS
You will fly from Denpasar to Maumere. In Maumere you will be met by Grand Komodo staff who will take you directly to the boat.
DERAWAN AND SANGALAKI PROGRAM
Embarkation and Disembarkation port : Tarakan.
You will fly from Denpasar or Jakarta to Tarakan. You will be met by Grand Komodo staff who will transfer you to the boat.
Getting to the Resort:
From Sorong to our resort there are 2 options,
First, Take a 2 hours crossing by speed boat. Day time is considered best time for this crossing; there are often floating log wood in the ocean they are not clearly seen in the dark.
Alternative, take public ferry from Sorong to Waisai ‐ the capital of Raja Ampat Regency ‐ which takes 2 hours; continue to our resort by our speed boat for another 45 minutes.
If you take our Friday‐to‐Friday packages, transfers from the airport to the harbour of Sorong then to our resort, v.v., are included. There is additional charge for transfers beyond Friday.