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Waisai – Pulau Waigeo

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38 miles from Sorong

WAIGEO. 0°26.229S, 130°46.330E

Waiego is the largest island here and Waisai is the new administrative centre for the Raja Amput group.

There are dozens of potential anchorages along the south coast, but we’ve chosen Waiwo Bay. Protection can be found inside the small indent two miles northwest of Pulau Saonek Besar, the former administrative island capital of this region.

Anchor in 24-31 metres near the centre of this quarter-mile cul-de-sac on mud and sand. Ashore are several homestays who can arrange the five kilometres journey to town and the Harbourmaster’s office, where vessel check-in is mandatory.

Issued here are temporary vessel permits to cruise and individual Marine Park entry Tags. (For more detailed information see on Raja Ampat chapter.)

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