Eiko Jones Photography Workshops and Adventure Travel
Raja Ampat - Indonesia SAIL / SUP / PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 27th 2017 - Jan 7 2018
RAJA AMPAT (Indonesia) PRO SERIES – Under-Over Photography Clinic SUP & Sail Adventure 11 days/ 10 nights
Price USD 3750/ person
Max 10 guestsOVERVIEW This trip is a SUP Wilderness Adventures PRO Series expedition, meaning you’ll be accompanied by experts that offer an incredible learning experience. Our destination is Raja Amput; a location that's about as remote as you get, with one of the most biodiverse marine ecosystems on the planet. Lying at the heart of SE Asia’s famed Coral Triangle, new marine species are being discovered on a regular basis.
Eiko Jones - a nature photographer based in Canada – will be accompanying this expedition. He'll provide guests with tips on how to achieve sensational half-half photographs using a camera or GoPro with dome. Eiko has developed a dramatic style that captures the surreal beauty of nature. His work has been published in magazines such National Geographic, British Columbia Magazine, Diver, Sport Diver, Daily Mail, People! , Submerge, Ducks Unlimited, and Orion. Whether your passion is underwater, macro, landscape or under-over photography, by the end of this trip, you’ll be achieving photographs that are good enough to submit for publication. Topside photographers will marvel at the unusual geological formations, cultural heritage and relics from World War II. The archipelago is home to the largest number of freshwater bird species, so expect to see parrots, hornbills, lorikeets, marbled frogmouths and the famous bird of paradise, to name but a few. Below the waterline, visibility is legendary and the extensive reefs are home to more than 1,300 species of fish and 500 species of coral. Memorable subjects include: pipe fish, seahorses, nudibranchs, turtles, manta rays and barracuda, (to name but a few). We will be sailing on a privately-owned 77’ trimaran across jelly-blue seas. It has a full crew, 6 single sleeping berths, and three double cabins that are perfect for couples, meaning there’s no single supplement if you’re travelling solo. The yacht also has two tenders to enable those who don’t SUP to explore in a different way.
INCLUDES ACCOMMODATION- 10 nights liveaboard accommodation MEALS - Three cooked meals per day Snacks Bottomless tea & coffee TEAM - Professional photographer, Environmental scientist/ Dive Instructor group leader, Crew (incl. professional skipper, chef), Local guide TRANSFERS- Airport/ hotel to boat transfers ACTIVITIES- Snorkelling, Stand up paddle boarding, Swimming, Island hopping, Hiking, Village visits, Bird watching, Sailing, PHOTOGRAPHY clinic by Eiko Jones, Souvenir DVD containing photographs & video footage GEAR- Use of SUPs, Snorkelling gear, Linen & towels GIFTS- SUP Wilderness Adventures t-shirt & cap, Personal hammock SUMMARY- Make this the most memorable New Year's ever! Join us aboard a 77' yacht, sailing around one of the world's most exotic dive/ snorkeling destinations while participating in an under/over photography clinic. So what are you waiting for? This Christmas, gift the adventure to yourself (and a loved one?) and ensure New Year's 2017/18 is remembered as one of the best!
NOT INCLUDED- Flights & baggage fees, Airport taxes & visas, Airport to hotel transfers, Travel medicine & insurance, Scuba diving & gear (not required) Beers & other alcoholic drinks, Canned/ bottled soft drinks, Harbour clearance fee, National Park entrance/ conservation fee, Rangers fees (on-land activity) if applicable, Diving/ tourist tags and taxes, Any personal expenses, Crew gratuity, GST.
GETTING THERE Flights depart to Sorong from Bali and Jakarta and from Soorong, we’ll take a speedboat 1 hr 40 mins to Waisai, where the yacht awaits. Flights from Jakarta or Bali to Sorong, (some require with connecting flights in Makassar or Manado) are offered by the following airlines: Merpati Express Air, Lion Air, Wings Air, Silk Air, Garuda Indonesia.