Piaynemo, Another Not To be Missed Location

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The next morning with our seven sails set and billowing ahead of us, we motor sailed from Aljui Bay. The yacht headed westwards towards the island of Piayemo also marked on charts as Pianemo and on others as Penemu.  Part of the National Park, this deep water anchorage is well worth visiting. But like us, visit early […]

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Kawe and Other Islands in Raja Ampat

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Back on board Prana by Atzaro we set sail for Kawe an uninhabited island to the south of Wayjag.  Here we encountered that truly once in a lifetime opportunity for visitors from Europe, a chance to swim across the equator.   Some of us did so while diving while others snorkelled each group were rewarded by becoming surrounded by magnificent Giant […]

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Crossing the Equator to Wayjag

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Sailing through the night we cross the equator aboard Prana by Atzaro. And just as dawn begins to break we arrive off Wayjag, an uninhabited group of islands in the north of the Raja Ampat. It’s a tricky approach and not one to be attempted without local knowledge. But our Captain is an old hand at […]

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Sail Through the Douro Valley

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Emerald Waterways has introduced a one-off speciality cruise to help travellers sail through the Douro Valley. The river flows through the heart of one of the world’s oldest wine regions. . It will enable travellers sail to the heart of one of the world’s oldest wine regions this coming summer. And offer them the chance […]

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Saporkren Village Life

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Saporkren is a village on the south coast of the island of Waigeo in the Raja Ampat. It is fast gaining a reputation as being a bird watching paradise. especially for those arriving here by yacht. We discovered there is more to this location than bird watching, Homestays No yacht? Staying locally is so much […]

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Birds of Paradise above and Soft Coral Reefs Below

Friday, February 15th, 2019

There are no birds singing. And there was no sign of dawn when our alarm awoke us as 0500 aboard Prana by Atzaro. But we leapt out of bed, eager to get ashore. It was still completely dark as climbed out of our tender onto the beach on Waigeo Island. By torch light we began […]

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Cruising Raja Ampat the Adventure Begins

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Our cruising adventure on board the superyacht; Prana by Atzaro began in tropical Sorong, Papua. We exited the airport and were warmly welcomed by the ship’s crew. It was just a short drive to the bustling port of Sorong where we boarded Prana by Atzaro.  More smiling faces, cool oshibori and refreshingly iced, welcome on board, mocktails. […]

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Marina Unveils New Beach and Wellness Experiences

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Marigot Bay Resort Spa and Marina Unveils New Beach and Wellness Experiences for 2019 Located alongside St. Lucia’s Marigot Bay, the Marigot Bay Resort and Marina has re-opened following an extensive multi-million-dollar renovation.  The Marina frequently plays host some of the largest superyachts in the area, and guests of the resort are able to arrange […]

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How Did Raja Ampat Get its Name?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

We have been sailing in the Raja Ampat Islands on board a luxury phinisi style superyacht called Prana by Atzaro Famous for their Jurassic-like beauty, the islands embrace over 1,500 rambling Indonesian islets. They encompass over 40,000 square kilometres. And are set among cays, coral reefs and shoals like rough shaped jewels in a cerulean […]

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Cruising Raja Ampat

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Prana by Atzaro is a spectacular newly built 55 metre phinisi styled superyacht that was launched in the summer of 2018 and now sails the waters of Indonesia. We joined her in the port of Sorong and sailed for seven heavenly days on board cruising the islands of Raja Ampat Owned by the Atzaro Group, whose […]

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