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3 Day Cenderawasih Bay National Marine Park Whale Sharks Watching Safari in Nabire, Papua

Kwatisore Village, Special Region of Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia

Marine Safari in Indonesia

Jefalgi Papua Tours invite you to join them during an amazing whale shark watching tour in Cenderawasih Bay National Marine Park, a unique marine destination. Snorkeling with some whale sharks and a walk into the forest for 25 minutes to see the birds of paradise are in store for you if you choose this opportunity of seeing the majestic whale sharks that can be found in this unique park, accompanied by a knowledgeable English speaking guide.

Key information

  • Private safari
  • Minimum group size: 1 person
  • Maximum group size: 8 persons
  • Starting point and ending point: Nabire
  • All park fees are included


  • See whale sharks
  • English speaking guide
  • All land and sea transport and transfers
  • Visit Cenderawasih Bay National Marine Park
  • Entrance fees, marine and conservation fees to the whale shark area and villages
  • Necessary travel permit for conservation areas included
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals


2 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer included: Nabire Airport
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You will spend one night at a local home stay in Kwatisore village and one night at Nusantara Hotel, or similar, in Nabire.


Day 01: Nabire arrival – Kwatisore village - Playing with whale sharks

Arrive in the morning at Nabire Airport (NBX) before 12:00 p.m. and proceed by car to the small port of Nabire and then by motorized canoe for about two to three hours to the Kwatisore village. Lunch box is provided. Arrive in the village for reporting the travel permit for the Conservation Area to the head of the village.

You will then prepare to buy small fishes from fisherman platforms or bagans and visit the area of whale sharks. In case this is not possible on this day, you will do it on the next day. You will overnight at a home stay in the village. Dinner will be provided by local people.

  • Meals: Lunch and dinner

Day 02: Playing with whale sharks - Return to Nabire

A simple breakfast will be provided at the local house. You will then take a motorized canoe to reach the fisherman platforms or bagan to buy some small fish to feed the whale sharks and continue to snorkel with some whale sharks. There may be two to five or more whale sharks in the area, depending on weather or other special conditions.

Lunch box will be provided. After lunch, if time is still available, you will take a walk into the forest for 25 minutes to see the birds of paradise. Then, you will go back to Nabire (about a two to three hours ride) by a motorized canoe. Transfer to Nusantara Hotel and check in. Dinner will be at your own account.

  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 03: Nabire - Jayapura - Departure

You have the option of having breakfast in the morning. After that, transfer to the airport by car for your flight schedule to Jayapura or other destination.

  • Meals: Breakfast

Notes: The tour's program and itinerary are subject to change in accordance with local situations and conditions, like infrastructure, flights, weather, etc. The best time to see whale sharks is from May to October.

For security reasons based on information from Balai Besar Taman Nasional Teluk Cenderawasih and WWF, seeing whale sharks by scuba diving is not recommended. Snorkelers should follow the guide's instructions. The travel permits for entering the Conservation Area, including entrance fees, must be paid and ready seven days before arrival.


Teluk Cenderawasih National Park is the largest marine national park in Indonesia, located in Cenderawasih Bay, south-east of Bird’s Head Peninsula. It includes the islands of Mioswaar, Nusrowi, Roon, Rumberpon, and Yoop. The park protects a rich marine ecosystem with over 150 recorded coral species for which it is considered a potential World Heritage Site.


During the tour, you will be provided with lunch and dinner on the first day, breakfast and lunch on the second day, and breakfast on the third day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • English Speaking guide
  • All land and sea transport and transfers
  • Entrance fees, marine and conservation fees to the whale sharks area and villages
  • Necessary travel permit for conservation areas
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • 2 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Dinner in Nabire
  • Personal expenses like insurance, laundry, telephone, beverages
  • Snorkeling gear (mask, fins, snorkel)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Nabire Airport (NBX). Transfers from and to this airport are included. Jefalgi Papua Tours will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Nabire Airport Airport transfer included: Nabire Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
3 days / 2 nights
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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

Normal season
  • September 1 - July 19
High season
  • July 20 - August 31
Pricing information

The surcharge for single supplement is 1,600,000 IDR per room.

The surcharge for foreigner participants is 500,000 IDR per person.

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