2 new Aqua Expeditions superyacht Indonesia sailings available for 2025

2 new Aqua Expeditions superyacht Indonesia sailings available for 2025

The nine- and 12-night expeditions were created to meet demand

Aqua Expeditions is introducing two new itineraries in the most remote corners of East Indonesia. 

The journeys will visit one of the world’s most uncharted destinations, home to jungles, cave systems, underwater ecosystems and indigenous communities. 

Passengers will be offered snorkelling and diving excursions to see whale sharks and hammerhead sharks, and private tenders will take guests into the jungle to discover local villages, interact with members of the Asmat tribe and spot endemic forest kangaroos.

The two new sailings join four additions launched last year, comprising three seven-night sailings from Kaimana to Kaimana in West Papua, Indonesia, and one 12-night sailing from Kaimana to Sorong in Raja Ampat, an Indonesian archipelago off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula in West Papua.

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Spice Islands, Raja Ampat, and West Papua Expedition 
Dates: 11-23 Oct 2025
Duration: 12 nights
The brochure says: This itinerary will explore three of Indonesia’s most prized destinations: Spice Islands, West Papua, and Raja Ampat. Starting in Ambon, guests discover the rich colonial heritage of the Banda Islands, known to harbour the impressive Fort Belgica. Next is the Koon group of islands, home to renowned snorkelling and diving sites with chances to spot hammerhead and leopard sharks. In the following days, the expedition explores the karst island and lagoon complexes of Raja Ampat, which are surrounded by some of the world’s most biodiverse waters. Finally, the expedition heads to West Papua to discover the Kitikiti waterfall in Momon, the beaches of Cape Papisol, and the waters of Triton Bay where whale sharks are often spotted.

West Papua and Asmat Tribe Expedition
Dates: 23 Oct-1 Nov 2025
Duration: Nine nights
The brochure says: This nine-night sailing presents Aqua Blu’s most comprehensive exploration of West Papua and Asmat. Starting in the vibrant town of Kaimana, the expedition heads to the Kei Islands, known for their crystal-clear waters where pygmy seahorses are often spotted. Next, guests explore the Kitikiti waterfall in Momon and the beaches of Cape Papisol, before sailing the Arafura Sea and venturing deep into the uncharted Asmat region. The expedition heads deep into the jungle on private speedboats to discover local villages, home to one of Indonesia’s most enigmatic indigenous communities. Finally, guests have the opportunity to swim with whale sharks at Triton Bay and explore Namatote Passage, where leopard and hammerhead sharks can be spotted on occasion.

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The Aqua Blu superyacht, originally built as a British Royal Navy Explorer, is equipped with a comprehensive suite of top-of-the-line, non-motorised water sport equipment, including diving and snorkelling gear, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards. 

On board, there's a 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio and world-class cuisine from chef Benjamin Cross, who draws inspiration from regional ingredients and spice routes.

Aqua Expeditions founder and CEO Francesco Galli Zugaro said: "In the spirit of unending exploration, we are thrilled to introduce our latest voyage to the Asmat region of West Papua. This rarely seen corner of the world is bursting with natural beauty, biodiversity and cultural significance. Through six limited edition sailings, we invite guests to embark on extraordinary adventures, unlocking the secrets of this remarkable destination.”  

Sailings cost from US$12,290 per person for nine nights and US$19,640 per person for 12 nights in double occupancy staterooms. For more information, visit


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