HomeBlogs The Bay of Triton Bay of Triton is located in Kaimana district, West Papua. This area is
known for its underwater beauty and cultural heritages. In this Bay,
there are 959 types of coral fish and 471 types of coral where 16 of
them are new species. The beauty of soft corals is a natural underwater
attraction in the Bay of Triton. Here, you can easily find Bryde's
whales looking for food near Lobo village. Ancient drawings from
pre-history era on mountain sides showing palms and animals in Maimai is
a cultural beauty which is as attractive as underwater world in this
Flight and ship
schedules to Kaimana are available only on certain days and may change
every month. To reach Kaimana by air transportation, you can take Wings
Air, Merpati Air, Tri M. G Airlines, or Express Air to take you to
Utarum airport in Kaimana.
Flights from Sorong to Kaimana are
available. If you leave from Sorong, your flight will transit in Fak-Fak
and then continue its journey to Kaimana for about 1.5 hours. You can
also take a flight from Ambon and transit in Fak-Fak and then to
Kaimana. For sea transportation, motor ships are available. You can
take the KM Ciremai ship that leaves from Jakarta or KM Tatamailau from
Manado to take you to Kaimana.
To visit the Bay of Triton, the
only transportation means available is sea transportation from Kaimana. A
ship belonging to local government in Kaimana that transits in several
villages Bay of Triton on its way to the Bay of Etna, but it only
operates three tmes a month.
Alternatively, you can take a rented
longboat or speedboat to go to the Bay of Triton. From Port Kaimana, it
will take about three hours by longboat and about one and a half hours
by speedboat to the Bay of Triton.
this Bay, you can see wall drawings in Maimai, Bryde’s whales in Lobo,
and dive or snorkel near Temintoi, the Strait of Iris, still within the
Bay of Triton. You can only travel around by sea. When the weather is
good, you can visit many locations in one day.
the Bay of Triton, you can enjoy underwater beauty and historical and
cultural heritages. Here, interesting diving and snorkeling sites are
located in the Strait of Iris in Temintoi where you can see the beauty
of soft corals and various types of coral fishes.
you can also visit Lobo village to see Bredy’s whales. Here, the local
community live in peace and harmony with the whales. It is not difficult
to see these whales on the water surface, looking for food. Another
interesting thing is ancient drawings on mountain sides in Maimai. These
drawings show human palms and animals in red color. You can see them
clearly along 1 km mountainside.
is no temporary shelter in the Bay of Triton. Staying in local people's
home is an alternative. Otherwise, you have to return to Kaimana to
find a hotel.
No restaurant or
food stalls in the Bay of Triton. Therefore, it is important to bring
along your food from Kaimana.
shop selling souvenirs here.
for rented longboat and speedboat in West Papua, including the Bay of
Triton, is expensive. Visiting the Bay in groups will reduce the expense
as you will share the transportation cost with your friends.
from : http://www.indonesia.travel/en/destination/119/the-bay-of-triton