Doberai Private Island occupies a 70ha natural wonderfull exclusive island privately. Our island is called Urai and we are only 25 minutes by boat from Waisai, the capital city of Raja Ampat district.
The exclusivity and privacy in the island is guaranteed.
For activitys we have few kayaks for guests use and also small trekking around the island with guide. Snorkling in our house reef is amazing and you can jump into the crystal clear waters from you bungalow terrace.
We started our own Coral re-planting project so while in the island you can snorkel and check out our new coral garden!
Also we provide day trips to our guest to famous snorkling sights and islands viewpoints (additional cost). With our boats you can discover amazing Raja Ampat easily and hussle free.
Most of the best known sightseeings like Piaynemo and Wayag are located in remote islands, far away of each others.
Doberai Private Island tours
This full day tour will take you to see the most known landscape in Raja Ampat, Piaynemo. Picturesque Piaynemo is around two hours boat ride from Doberai Private island and located in the middle of the ocean. At Piaynemo guests need to climb ~300 wooden steps to reach viewpoint at the top. After picture taking guests can also take a look star shaped lagoon next to Piaynemo and enjoy lunch in beautidul location. After lunch is time for snorkeling!
This half day tour will take you to explore Waigeo islands well kept secrets. Swim in crystal clear natural springs and enjoy beautiful landscape of Waigeo.
After Kali Biru we continue to take lunch at Friwen island and go for a snorkling.
Tour to historical Kaliraja takes you to see beauty of Waigeo island. Kaliraja is just behind our Urai island, in Kabui Bay. In Kaliraja tour you can enjoy beautiful sightseeings in boat,
trek to view point and take picture of small mushroom shaped islands called Batu Pencil.
This half day tour will take you to see beautiful Hidden Bay of Gam island. Cruising through big passage with our boat and explore hidden gem of Raja Ampat.
Sandbank & Arborek
Raja Ampat´s most known sandbank is called Pasir Timbul. Pasir Timbul is wide sand atoll just next to Kri island.
Village of Arborek is fast rising as a pioneer among the 18 beautiful villages in West Papua. Finding underwater beauty is not difficult in Arborek.
Along the Arborek pier, divers can simply just plunge into the water and discover unbelievable marine life.
Yenbuba & Sawundarek
Yenbuba is best known as a place where you can spot turtles and big fishes. Yenbuba village is located at Mansuar island.
Sawundarek is one of the greatest places for snorkling in Raja Ampat area.
Friwen & Mioskon
This snorkling tour will take you to see some of the most beautiful snorkling sights in Raja Ampat. Both snorkling sites are just about 20 minutes boat ride from Doberai Private island.
Wayag is the most iconic landscape of Raja Ampat. Wayag is known for its beautiful atolls and amazing underwater life. Here, you find pristine beaches with unique karst islands that look like mushrooms sprouting out from the sea. Wayag is located middle of the ocean around 3-4 hours from Doberai Private island.
Tours are available for any size of groups. Our small boat fits guest up to 6 people and big boat up to 10 guests.
Share the boat with other guests or make a trip on your own group. Prices are listed by boat. Ask more info about prices from our staff.
History of Raja Ampat
The name of Raja Ampat means the four Kings. Raja Ampat islands are archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays and shoals. Surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo.
It is said that the name of Raja Ampat comes from local mythology and legend. Story tells about a woman who finds seven eggs. Four of the seven eggs hatch and become kings of four main Islands, Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool. Other 3 eggs become a ghost, a woman & a stone.
Composed of 1,500 islands, this unspoiled paradise offers an exceptional and wonderful scenery above and below the seas. Raja Ampat’s underwater life is one of the best and it’s natural beauty, lush jungle, sandbanks and shallows are really unique.
Raja Ampat Regency is a new regency. Which separated from Sorong Regency. In 2004. It encompasses more than 40,000 km² of land and sea. Which also contains Cenderawasih Bay, the largest marine national park in Indonesia. It’s a part of the newly named West Papua (province) of Indonesia which was formerly Irian Jaya. The islands are the most northern pieces of land in the Australian continent.
Sparsely inhabited, most of Raja Ampat still has. Pristine rain-forests atop dramatic limestone cliffs. Uninhabited bays with white sand beaches. And all sorts of hidden treasures to greet the intrepid explorer.
There are many endemic birds to the island of Papua and its surrounding areas. Bring a binocular and your telephoto lens. We’ll be looking for the noisy and playful parrots, cockatoos. And hornbills as well as the showy ribboned birds of paradise.
Bird watching or birding is the observation of birds as a recreational activity in Raja Ampat. It can be done with the naked eye, through a visual enhancement device like binoculars and telescopes. Or by listening for bird sounds.
Cultural Heritage of Raja Ampat – It is rich and diverse too, ranging from neolithic shell middens and prehistoric cave paintings. Through relics from the era of the Four Kings (Raja Ampat). Who once ruled here and gave the region its name.
Prepare your camera, lens, filters and any other additional photographic tools well. Cause you are going to have very limited time to shoot almost unlimited spectacular view around Raja Ampat. The best and the most beautiful archipelago in the world.
Doberai Private Island has been hosting and facilitating many groups of photographers from all around the world. Some of them were coming as a group from their company, and some others were individual photographers.
Doberai Private Island understands fully that facilitating photographers entails full commitment and dedication to satisfying their need. Aside from that, handling photographic equipment can be another big task to handle.
Since Doberai Private Island occupies its own private island. Which is a very beautiful island, the majority of the photographers took a picture around the island firts. Before, going out to other islands around.