Sunday, May 31, 2020

Snorkeling and Birding in Tambrauw

Snorkeling tour in Indonesia
Coral Reef in Tambrauw waters
I often go to Tambrauw regency in West Papua province of Indonesia. I go there to guide tourists on a snorkeling and birding tour in its coastal and lower montane forest areas. Tambrauw is located between Manokwari and Sorong. Its capital is Fef. The duration of the tour is usually 3 to 4 days. I always ask my visitors to bring snorkeling mask, snorkel and fins if they want to enjoy snorkeling in the area. A good underwater camera is also needed for taking pictures and marine life in the coral reef of Tambrauw. There are a lot of snorkeling spots in the area which tourist could choose to explore. The coral reef is located at depths of 1 to 10 meters. My last snorkeling trip to Tambrauw was in July. At that time I was guiding a Dutch lady. We enjoyed snorkeling for a few hours. We saw a lot of fish including butterflyfish, spadefish, surgeonfish, rabbitfish, anemonefish, snapper, anthias, grouper, parrotfish, sweeper, triggerfish. There also sea cucumber, blue sea star, and a baby giant clamp. It was a wonderful experience. I will go there again at the end of this month to explore both its coral reef and rainforest.
Snorkeling tour in Tambrauw regency of Indonesia
Blue Sea Star
In addition to snorkeling, we also did some tours in the jungle to watch birds and other wild animals. We explored the forest for 3 days to find Lesser Birds of Paradise, King Bird of Paradise, Palm Cockatoo, and Yellow-billed Kingfisher. Birding in Tambrauw forest was easy. We saw Nankeen Kestrel, Mimic Meliphaga, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Moluccan King Parrot, Olive-crowned Sunbird, Double-eyed Fig Parrot. I brought 2 pairs of 10×42mm binoculars.
Snorkeling tour in West Papua
Marine Life in Tambrauw
How to get to Tambrauw
  • First, you need to fly from your country to Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.
  • After that you can continue your trip to Sorong city. Airlines such as Batik Air, Garuda, Sriwijaya Air, or Nam Air.
  • I could meet you at the airport or at the hotel where you stay in Sorong city and then organize your trip to Tambrauw.
If you are interested in visiting Tambrauw regency for snorkeling or birding and wildlife watching, please, contact me Charles Roring by email to: or by whatsapp to: +6281332245180.

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