Cove Eco Resort - Private Island in Raja Ampat

Excursion with Cove Eco Resort

All packages includes:
a free excursion to Pianemo + Star Lagoon + Lagoon Kecil + Pam Wall and Melissa’s Garden each Wednesday
Excursion no. 1: Wayag Archipelago
Excursion no. 2 or 3: Pasir Timbul
Excursion no. 2 or 3: Yenbuba
Excursion no. 3 or 4: Sawingrai, Bird watching
Excursion no. 2 or 4: Arborek
Excursion no. 5: Hidden Bay
Excursion no. 5: The Passage
Excursion no. 6 or 7: Pianemo
Excursion no. 6 or 7: Lagoon Kecil
Excursion no. 6 or 7: Star Lagoon
Excursion no. 8: Yeben Batu
Excursion no. 8: Yeben Kecil
Click to the excursion no. for details

North of Yeben (Wayag)

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Excursion no.1: Wayag Archipelago

Departure from Yeben: 06:00am
Time to destination: 2 hours and 15min (to Wayag)
Picnic on a beach
Return to Yeben: 17:00pm
Stunning scenery
Hiking
 Swim in warm lagoon
 1 dive or snorkeling possible on the way back to Yeben to a great spot
Excursion no. 1: Wayag archipelago
Excursion no. 1: Remote hidden beach for lunch and snorkelingExcursion no. 1: Remote hidden beach from above for lunch and snorkeling
Excursion no. 1: Wayag archipelago with amazing lagoon

After early breakfast, departure around 06:00am to explore the most beautifull landscape of indonesia and Raja Ampat's icon.

The journey will take about 2 hours and 15min boat ride to the island of Wayag. Wayag is made of little islands and it is one of the icon used everytime Raja Ampat's name come to mind.

The picture of Wayag is also displayed in our newest 100 thousand rupiah currency as one of Indonesia's national treasure.

Please expect some difficult hiking and trekking because we will visit 2 points on the top to catch the breathtaking view. When back from the hill, you will appreciate to swim in the warm and quite lagoon.

We will then head to a hiden beach where you will enjoy your lunch and relax surrounded by the most amazing lagoon you will ever see. On the way back to Yeben, we may stop for great spot suitable for both diver and snorkeler. 

Return to Yeben will be around 17:00pm

Excursion no. 1: Wayag archipelago overview
Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Adults
per adult
3 Adults
per adult
4 Adults
per adult
5 Adults
per adult
6 Adults
per adult
7 Adults
per adult
8 Adults
per adult
9 Adults
per adult
10 Adults
per adult
11 Adults
per adult
12 Adults
per adult
Excursion no.1
Wayag Archipelago
635 USD 498 USD 418 USD 364 USD 325 USD 295 USD 271 USD252 USD 236 USD 222 USD 210 USD
Excursion no. 1: Between hills of Wayag, blue pristine waterExcursion no. 1: Wayag hills hiding from each other
Excursion no. 1: A great spot on the way back, suitable for both diver and snorkeler
Excursion no. 1: Snorkeler above coral spot

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Excursion no.2: Sawingrai, Yenbuba, Kri Sinking Island, Arborek

Departure from Yeben: 05:30am
Time to destination: 30min (to Sawingrai)
Picnic on a beach
Return to Yeben: 16:00pm
 Bird Watching
White sand bank
 Local Papuan Village
 up to 3 dives can be combined, excellent for snorkeling
Excursion no. 2: Cendrawasih the bird of ParadiseExcursion no. 2: bird watching guideExcursion no. 2: Sawingrai forestExcursion no. 2: Cendrawasih during bird watching excursionExcursion no. 2: Eagle during bird watching excursion
Excursion no. 2: Sawingrai Jetty, a great location for snorkellingExcursion no. 2: Sawingrai village
Excursion no. 2: Yenbuba Jetty, another excellent spot for snorkeler during excursionExcursion no. 2: Yenbuba areaExcursion no. 2: Yenbuba area

After early breakfast, departure around 05:30am to see the magnificient bird of Paradise and the unique sand bank of the sinking island and area of Dampier Strait.

The trip will start by Sawingrai village to watch the majestic Cendrawasih (Bird of Paradise). After arrival around 06:30am we will walk into the forest to reach a bird watching spot. The Bird of Paradise usually play in the morning from 07:00am to 08:00am. After Bird watching you can enjoy snorkeling around Sawingrai jetty which has colorfull corals.

After a snack, you will then head to the Yenbuba jetty and enjoy snorkeling or diving. You will then go to the sinking island of Pasir Timbul located at Kri which is famous for the large sand bank where you can relax and enjoy the unique view. We will have a lunch there.

After lunch, you will head to the Arborek village where you can interact with locals and snorkeling or dive around Arborek jetty to see giant clams, schooling fish, and soft corals.

Return to Yeben will be around 16:00pm

Excursion no. 2: Large sand bank of Pasir TimbulExcursion no. 2: Kri Sinking island from aboveExcursion no. 2: Relaxing in the warm waterExcursion no. 2: Pristine water around Pasir Timbul
Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Adults
per adult
3 Adults
per adult
4 Adults
per adult
5 Adults
per adult
6 Adults
per adult
7 Adults
per adult
8 Adults
per adult
9 Adults
per adult
10 Adults
per adult
11 Adults
per adult
12 Adults
per adult
Excursion no.2
Sawingrai, Yenbuba, Kri Sinking Island, Arborek
320 USD 251 USD 210 USD 183 USD 163 USD 148 USD 136 USD126 USD 118 USD 111 USD 105 USD
Excursion no. 2: Arborek Jetty, with the famous underwater biodiversity below the jettyExcursion no. 2: Arborek village entranceExcursion no. 2: Arborek village map
Excursion no. 2: Lovely Papuan kids in ArborekExcursion no. 2: Papuan kids in Arborek playingExcursion no. 2: Young kid in the Arborek streetExcursion no. 2: Group of kids playing around in ArborekExcursion no. 2: Trees along Arborek streets
Excursion no. 2: Snorkeling in Arborek

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Excursion no.3: Yenbuba, Kri Sinking Island, Arborek

Departure from Yeben: 08:00am
Time to destination: 45min (to Yenbuba)
Picnic on a beach
Return to Yeben: 16:00pm
 Same as Excursion no.2 but without Bird Watching activity
White sand bank
 Local Papuan Village
 up to 3 dives can be combined, excellent for snorkeling
Excursion no. 3: Yenbuba with Diver and Snorkeler enjoying the areaExcursion no. 3: Yenbuba Jetty, another excellent spot for snorkeler during excursion
Excursion no. 3: Yenbuba areaExcursion no. 3: Yenbuba area
Excursion no. 3: Relaxing in the warm waterExcursion no. 3: Pristine water around Pasir TimbulExcursion no. 3: Large sand bank of Pasir TimbulExcursion no. 3: Kri Sinking island from above

After breakfast, departure around 08:00am to see the Kri Area and lovelly Papuan Village.

The trip will take about 1h to reach Yenbuba jetty where you can snorkel around.

You will then head to the sinking island of Pasir Timbul located at Kri which is famous for the large sand bank where you can relax and enjoy the unique view. We will have a lunch there.

The trip will finish by visiting Arborek village where you can interact with locals and snorkeling around Arborek Jetty to see giant clams, schooling fish, and soft corals.

Return to Yeben will be around 16:00pm

Excursion no. 3: Arrival for relaxing on the sand bank
Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Adults
per adult
3 Adults
per adult
4 Adults
per adult
5 Adults
per adult
6 Adults
per adult
7 Adults
per adult
8 Adults
per adult
9 Adults
per adult
10 Adults
per adult
11 Adults
per adult
12 Adults
per adult
Excursion no.3
Yenbuba, Kri Sinking Island, Arborek
255 USD 201 USD 169 USD 148 USD 132 USD 120 USD 110 USD102 USD 96 USD 90 USD 85 USD
Excursion no. 3: Arborek village mapExcursion no. 3: Arborek Jetty, with the famous underwater biodiversity below the jettyExcursion no. 3: Arborek village entrance
Excursion no. 3: Papuan kids in Arborek playingExcursion no. 3: Lovely Papuan kids in ArborekExcursion no. 3: Young kid in the Arborek streetExcursion no. 3: Group of kids playing around in Arborek
Excursion no. 3: Trees along Arborek streetsExcursion no. 3: Snorkeling in Arborek

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Excursion no.4: Sawingrai and Arborek

Departure from Yeben: 05:30am
Time to destination: 30min (to Sawingrai)
Lunch at Yeben
Return to Yeben: 12:00pm
 Same as Excursion no.2 but without Yenbuba and Kri Sinking Island
Bird Watching
 Local Papuan Village
 up to 3 dives can be combined, excellent for snorkeling
Excursion no. 4: Cendrawasih during bird watching excursionExcursion no. 4: Cendrawasih the bird of Paradise
Excursion no. 4: bird watching guide
Excursion no. 4: Sawingrai forestExcursion no. 4: Eagle during bird watching excursion

After early breakfast, departure around 05:30am to see the magnificient bird of Paradise and the lovelly village of Arborek

The trip will start by Sawingrai village to watch the majestic Cendrawasih (Bird of Paradise). After arrival around 06:30am we will walk into the forest to reach a bird watching spot. The Bird of Paradise usually play in the morning from 07:00am to 08:00am. After Bird watching you can enjoy snorkeling around Sawingrai jetty which has colorfull corals.

After a snack, you will head to the Arborek village where you can interact with locals and snorkeling or dive around Arborek jetty to see giant clams, schooling fish, and soft corals.

Return to Yeben will be around 12:00pm

Excursion no. 4: Sawingrai villageExcursion no. 4: Sawingrai Jetty, a great location for snorkelling
Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Adults
per adult
3 Adults
per adult
4 Adults
per adult
5 Adults
per adult
6 Adults
per adult
7 Adults
per adult
8 Adults
per adult
9 Adults
per adult
10 Adults
per adult
11 Adults
per adult
12 Adults
per adult
Excursion no.4
Sawingrai and Arborek
245 USD 192 USD 161 USD 140 USD 125 USD 113 USD 104 USD96 USD 90 USD 85 USD 80 USD
Excursion no. 4: Arborek village entranceExcursion no. 4: Arborek Jetty, with the famous underwater biodiversity below the jettyExcursion no. 4: Arborek village map
Excursion no. 4: Young kid in the Arborek streetExcursion no. 4: Lovely Papuan kids in ArborekExcursion no. 4: Papuan kids in Arborek playingExcursion no. 4: Group of kids playing around in ArborekExcursion no. 4: Trees along Arborek streets
Excursion no. 4: Arborek, with the church on the rightExcursion no. 4: Snorkeling in Arborek

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Excursion no.5: Hidden Bay, The Passage and Kabui

Departure from Yeben: 09:00am
Time to destination: 30min (to The Passage)
Lunch on a beach
Return to Yeben: 16:00pm
 Picturesque landscape
 Scenic view
 Strong current at The Passage
 up to 3 dives can be combined, snorkeling possible as well
Excursion no. 5: The Passage, separate Gam and Waigo islands
Excursion no. 5: The Passage, from the west side entrance
Excursion no. 5: Boat in The Passage, from above

after breakfast, departure around 09:00am to see what Alfred Russel Wallace describbed as “One of the most [...] picturesque landscapes I have ever seen…”.

To reach The Passage, you will head west of Yeben towards Gam. You will pass by a pearl factory and then arrive to the most famous passage of West Papua.

It is a narrow passage of water that  separates Gam and Waigo island, each side punctuated with rising limestone cliffs. Resembling a river flowing between the two islands, the nutrient rich waters that are drawn through at a rapid rate by the tides support a vast wealth of marine biodiversity. 

Take your camera and enjoy the scenic view. You may snorkel around this special area which includes strong currents and mangroves.

We will then stop to a small isolated jetty around Kabui where we will take a morning tea/coffee break.

After this stop, we will bring you to the Hidden bay entrance to enjoy snorkeling above corals. Then you will enter the Hidden Bay. It is another Raja Ampat’s gems. With a narrow entrance easy to overlook, once inside a long narrow channel with coral reefs and small sharks finally split into a maze of rock islands and side bays.

You can shot the peacefull and beautifull lagoon and observe a bat cave located in the end of the bay.

Lunch follows, at a nearby beach.

While returning to Yeben, we will stop on the way to Pef to see the handprint on the Pef walls

Return to Yeben will be around 16:00pm

Excursion no. 5: Boat in The PassageExcursion no. 5: Limestone cliffExcursion no. 5: Inside the Hidden Bay
Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Adults
per adult
3 Adults
per adult
4 Adults
per adult
5 Adults
per adult
6 Adults
per adult
7 Adults
per adult
8 Adults
per adult
9 Adults
per adult
10 Adults
per adult
11 Adults
per adult
12 Adults
per adult
Excursion no.5
Hidden Bay, The Passage and Kabui
210 USD 165 USD 139 USD 121 USD 108 USD 98 USD 90 USD84 USD 79 USD 74 USD 70 USD
Excursion no. 5: Handprint on Pef cliff
Excursion no. 5: Snorkeling in the entrance of Hidden Bay
Excursion no. 5: Bat cave in Hidden BayExcursion no. 5: quiet water in Hidden Bay

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Excursion no.6: Pianemo, Star Lagoon, Lagoon Kecil, Fam Wall and Mellissa’s Garden

Departure from Yeben: 08:00am
Time to destination: 25min (to Lagoon Kecil)
Lunch on a beach
Return to Yeben: 16:00pm
 Stuning Landscape
 Hiking
 Most beautifull Coral garden of Raja Ampat
 up to 3 dives can be combined, snorkeling possible as well
Included in all packages each Wednesday for free
Excursion no. 6: Lagoon Kecil with Fam islands background
Excursion no. 6: Inside Lagoon Kecil
Excursion no. 6: Pianemo viewExcursion no. 6: Pianemo from the top deck

After breakfast, departure around 08:00am to see the Raja Ampat famous Lagoon, and most beautifull coral reef of Raja ampat.

Trip starts will take about 25min to reach Lagoon Kecil, a small lagoon in front of Pianemo with a unique shape. There is a cliff that can be accessed by stair from where you can take few shots. You can swin or snorkel in the emerald water. We will continue to Pianemo.

When arriving at the Pianemo jetty, you will climb stairs to the top of Pianemo point which has a stunning view. We will then bring you to Star Lagoon to which the name is based on the star shape. In the meantime we will serve you a tea or coffee.

We will continue to Snorkeling in Fam wall with soft coral as your surrounding view. Head to enjoy your lunch in the nice white sandy beach near Fam Wall.

Continue to snorkel in Melissa's Garden, the oldest and most pristine coral reef of Raja Ampat.

Return to Yeben will be around 16:00pm

Excursion no. 6: Star Lagoon
Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Adults
per adult
3 Adults
per adult
4 Adults
per adult
5 Adults
per adult
6 Adults
per adult
7 Adults
per adult
8 Adults
per adult
9 Adults
per adult
10 Adults
per adult
11 Adults
per adult
12 Adults
per adult
Excursion no.6
Pianemo, Star Lagoon, Lagoon Kecil, Fam Wall and Mellissa’s Garden
130 USD 103 USD 87 USD 76 USD 68 USD 62 USD 57 USD53 USD 50 USD 47 USD 45 USD
Excursion no. 6: Iconic Pianemo with our model from Cove
Excursion no. 6: Mellissa's Garden, the most beautifull coral garden of Raja Ampat
Excursion no. 6: Diving and Snorkeling spot in Fam

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Excursion no.7: Pianemo, Star Lagoon, Lagoon Kecil

Departure from Yeben: 08:00am
Time to destination: 25min (to Lagoon Kecil)
Lunch at the resort
Return to Yeben: 12:00pm
 Same as Excursion no. 6 but without Melissa’s Garden and Fam Wall
 Stuning Landscape
 Hiking
 Snorkeling in Lagoon Kecil
Excursion no. 7: Lagoon Kecil with Fam islands background
Excursion no. 7: Inside Lagoon Kecil
Excursion no. 7: Pianemo view

After breakfast, departure around 08:00am to see the Raja Ampat famous Lagoon, and most beautifull coral reef of Raja ampat.

Trip starts will take about 25min to reach Lagoon Kecil, a small lagoon in front of Pianemo with a unique shape. There is a cliff that can be accessed by stair from where you can take few shots. You can swin or snorkel in the emerald water. We will continue to Pianemo.

When arriving at the Pianemo jetty, you will climb stairs to the top of Pianemo point which has a stunning view. We will then bring you to Star Lagoon to which the name is based on the star shape. In the meantime we will serve you a tea or coffee.

Return to Yeben will be around 12:00pm

Excursion no. 7: Pianemo from the top deck
Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Adults
per adult
3 Adults
per adult
4 Adults
per adult
5 Adults
per adult
6 Adults
per adult
7 Adults
per adult
8 Adults
per adult
9 Adults
per adult
10 Adults
per adult
11 Adults
per adult
12 Adults
per adult
Excursion no.7
Pianemo, Star Lagoon, Lagoon Kecil
110 USD 88 USD 75 USD 66 USD 59 USD 54 USD 50 USD47 USD 44 USD 42 USD 40 USD
Excursion no. 7: Iconic Pianemo with our model from Cove
Excursion no. 7: Star Lagoon
Excursion no. 7: Lagoon Kecil from above

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Excursion no.8: Yeben Kecil, Yeben Batu and Yeben Shallow

Departure from Yeben: 08:00am
Time to destination: 7min (to Yeben Kecil)
Lunch at the resort
Return to Yeben: 12:00pm
 Lovely small island
 Swim in warm water
 Relax on the beach
  One of the best Snorkeling spot of Raja Ampat
Excursion no. 8: Yeben Batu
Excursion no. 8: on the beach of Yeben KecilExcursion no. 8: Beach of Yeben Batu
Excursion no. 8: Yeben Kecil

After breakfast, departure around 08:30am, to see the magnificient white sand beach, preserved corals and swim in warm water.

Relax at Yeben Kecil (the “Small Yeben" in english) and snorkel on the north side.

Then reach Yeben Batu unique Rock surrounded by the famous Yeben Shallow full of amazing coral where you can snorkel and explore corals, turtles, multitude of fishes and corals.

Return to Yeben will be around 12:00pm

Excursion no. 8: Snorkeling at Yeben Shallow
Price per adult, based on the total
number of Adult in the excursion
2 Adults
per adult
3 Adults
per adult
4 Adults
per adult
5 Adults
per adult
6 Adults
per adult
7 Adults
per adult
8 Adults
per adult
9 Adults
per adult
10 Adults
per adult
11 Adults
per adult
12 Adults
per adult
Excursion no.8
Yeben Kecil, Yeben Batu and Yeben Shallow
30 USD 24 USD 20 USD 18 USD 16 USD 15 USD 14 USD13 USD 12 USD 11 USD 10 USD
Excursion no. 8: Yeben Batu from above
Excursion no. 8: Snorkeling at Yeben ShallowExcursion no. 8: Snorkeling at Yeben Kecil
Excursion no. 8: Yeben Batu from above
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