How to Get There

How to Get There

We recommend that all our guests arrive in Sorong at least one day before the scheduled departure date, to ensure you don’t miss the boat.

At current, none of the Raja Ampat islands have an established international airport, Sorong is the main city airport, accepting flights daily from the following international airports: Makassar (Ujung Pandang), Jakarta, Manado.

Sorong can also be reached by flying from Bali international airport and transferring to a domestic flight to Makassar (Ujung Pandang), Jakarta, Ambon or Manado.

The following is a list of sample connections:

  • Jakarta – Sorong (direct flight): Xpress Airlines
  • Jakarta – Sorong via Makassar (Ujung Pandang): Sriwyaya Air, Merpati Airlines, Xpress Air, Garuda Indonesia Airlines
  • Jakarta – Sorong via Ambon: Lion Air
  • Makassar (Ujung Pandang) – Sorong: There are international flights to Makassar from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. This option requires an overnight stop in Makassar
  • Manado – Sorong: There are direct flights to Manado from Singapore. This option requires an overnight stop in Manado

Most airlines do not provide an option to pre-order excess luggage, and domestic flights generally allow 15 kilos checking. However, fear not, unlike the extortionate rates charged in Europe, the U.S. and many others places, prices in Indonesia are very reasonable at approximately $1 USD per kilo*.

Once you arrive in Sorong, there is a range of accommodation, located not too far from the harbour. If you would like us to assist in booking a homestay or hotel, again, make our booking office aware, and they will make suggestions based on your needs, it is even possible for us to complete the booking process for you.

La Galigo liveaboard dive charters commence from Sorong, however your trip starts with us from the comfort of your hotel. We offer transfers to the harbour from your selected hotel, where you will board our pristine Phinisi sail boat. Upon arrival, we will have you, and your luggage, safely on board La Galigo, in preparation for the trip of a lifetime.