Ferry from Sorong to Waisai Raja Ampat: Fastboat

December 2019

Need to know Sorong to Waisai

Pronounced “why sigh”

  • Taxi from airport to ferry office
  • Cost 100,000 IDR
  • VIP (it has AC)
  • Cost 215,000 IDR

The Porters

There are men, porters, who will carry your bags. Cost 100,000 IDR. Yes completely ridiculous, as much as a taxi.

VIP Section

VIP is completely worth it. The heat is unbearable in the economy class. The air is thick and stifling.

Time it takes to arrive

Approximately 2 hours

It cost exactly the same when you’re coming back to Sorong.


The fast boat leaves at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Ferry Schedules

Location of Ferry Office


PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry
Bar., Malawei, Sorong Manoi, Kota Sorong, Papua Bar. 98412, Indonesia

Final Thoughts

Always get the AC VIP and spend that extra 100,000 IDR. People are vomiting and overheating in the back.

I would not wait at the ferry office. They have a VIP room where you can sit with AC but people smoke in there. There is zero ventilation in the room and it gets smoky.

I recommend hanging out at Marina Jetty Cafe and Resto. There are cool breezes, coffee and inside the restaurant is AC.

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