“The trip to Raja Ampat was time well spent, sourcing out the ideal spots for both clients with yacht charters planned next year, and prospective clients – broadening our expertise of such a special area.”
Tim Johnson, Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO, Tim Johnson, crossed the globe to experience the epitome of modern luxury in the remotest of corners, Raja Ampat, to live the alfresco castaway life with all the little luxuries onboard VELA; a beautifully crafted custom-built Phinisi yacht launched in 2022 combining traditional Indonesian aesthetics with luxury yacht finesse.
For an extraordinary yacht charter adventure, exploring Raja Ampat by luxury yacht unveils an unparalleled adventure through Indonesia’s marine paradise, a trove of natural wonders boasting forest-blanketed peaks, vibrant marine life, and a rich cultural heritage.
Embarking on a luxury yacht charter in Raja Ampat offers a privileged glimpse into its diverse activities; from birdwatching, sunrise hikes, private beach barbecues and wonderful diving excursions.
Embark in Sorong and set sail into Raja Ampat’s archipelago, navigating from one enchanting island to the next. VELA serves as the perfect launchpad for discovering Indonesia, with top-notch dive gear to access the extraordinary marine life of the Golden Coral Triangle; the region’s crystal-clear waters are home to majestic manta rays, mesmerizing pygmy seahorses, lively schools of tropical fish and vibrant coral formations.
However, VELA’s treasure trove of activities also caters to those inclined to explore above the water’s surface. The onboard toybox presents a myriad of thrilling options, from exhilarating waterskiing and jet skiing to serene kayaking or paddleboarding, allowing you to uncover the finest experiences Indonesia has in store.
Beyond the aquatic wonders, Raja Ampat’s cultural tapestry is equally captivating. The local communities, with their warm hospitality, showcase traditional art forms, like intricate woodcarvings and vibrant dances, unveiling the region’s rich heritage. Visitors can engage in cultural exchanges, learning about age-old traditions and partaking in authentic ceremonies, gaining a deeper appreciation for Indonesian customs and way of life.
The wildlife diversity extends beyond the oceanic realm, where lush jungles and mangrove forests harbour exotic bird species, such as the remarkable Wilson’s bird-of-paradise and the vibrant Red Bird of Paradise. Trekking through these pristine landscapes unveils a world where biodiversity thrives, offering glimpses of endemic species amidst the verdant foliage.
VELA, a 50-meter custom-built Phinisi yacht delivered in July 2022, seamlessly blends traditional Indonesian charm with a touch of modern sophistication.
Distinguished by its interior, Vela stands out among other Phinisi yachts available. The ambiance aboard is vibrant, spacious, and exudes a contemporary allure that surpasses the typical charter offerings. Embracing Indonesian artistry, Vela’s design showcases a fusion of local materials with the finesse expected of a high-end superyacht. The interior space is adorned with curated contemporary Indonesian artwork, a result of collaborations with esteemed galleries across the country.
In the lap of luxury, surrounded by the wonders of nature and immersed in vibrant cultures, sailing through Raja Ampat is a journey that remains etched in the memory as an unrivalled expedition into the heart of Indonesia’s unparalleled beauty.
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