All recreational, commercial, fishing and private vessels operating in Raja Ampat Marine Park, whether they are foreign or domestic vessels, are required to obtain the permits relevant to their operations and activities. In order to best manage the Marine Park, and ensure its sustainable use long in the future, it is crucial that vessel owners and operators comply with permit regulations. Raja Ampat Marine Park Authority has surveillance posts, and regular patrols that check permits of vessels and individuals.
Entering and/or conducting activities in the Marine Park without the required permits is a violation against the Marine Park Laws and Regulations. To ensure your time in Raja Ampat is uninterrupted, please ensure you have the necessary permits and are able to provide them for inspection if necessary.
Recreational Vessels – Liveaboards
All liveaboards must apply for, and obtain a permit from the One-Stop Integrated Investment and Services Office (‘Dinas Penanaman Modal Dan Pelayanan Terpadu Satu Pintu’), located in Waisai, in order to conduct tourism operations within Raja Ampat.
Foreign Vessels (Recreational and Commercial)
Foreign Vessels (Recreational & Commercial)
All Foreign Vessels, including private yachts, that enter Raja Ampat Marine Park (and wider Indonesia) are required by law to register a Vessel Declaration HERE before entering entering the country. Once registration is complete, a printed copy of the registration must be given to Customs upon first entry into Indonesia. This Vessel Declaration is valid for 3 years (single entry only). If the Vessel exits Indonesia prior to the 3 year expiry, a new Vessel Declaration must be obtained to re-enter Indonesia.
Foreign Vessels should enter Indonesia at a port with a Vessel Declaration Facility at the Customs office. At time of writing, these ports include: Ambon, Saumlaki, Sorong, Biak, Belitung, Bali, Nunukan, Batam, Tual, Kupang and Sabang. If entering Indonesia at a port without a Vessel Declaration facility, the Foreign vessel must still report to customs and immigration, and then directly go to a port with a Vessel Delcaration facility. In addition, all foreign vessels will need port clearance from the local Harbour Master.
In order to enter Raja Ampat, all cruise ships must obtain a visit permit in advance from the Raja Ampat Regency Government before entering the Raja Ampat area.
In order to enter the Raja Ampat Marine Park, all passengers on board are required to be in possession of a valid Marine Park Entry Card.
All Commercial Fishing vessels conducting activities within Raja Ampat must;
1. Abide by regulations associated with Marine Park Zoning.
2. Obtain the all permits necessary to operate from the both local government and as required by the Marine and Fisheries Agency of West Papua, and the Ministry of Marine and Fisheries of Indonesia.