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The Bay of Triton

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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 Bay.


To Eat, To Buy, To Stay, To Do

There 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.

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Cost 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.

Getting There and Around

Get Around

In 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.

Get There

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.