Friday, January 27, 2017

Snorkeling Holiday in Mansinam Island of Manokwari

Coral Reef in Mansinam Island of Manokwari
Mansinam island is located near Manokwari city. It has been a favorite destination for visitors who are interested in snorkeling over the coral reef of the island. A lot of species of fish live in its waters including grouper, parrotfish, boxfish, pink anemonefish, damselfish and surgeonfish.
Mansinam is also an important island for Christian pilgrims. It was the site where European missionaries landed on 5 February 1855 to Gospel for the first time to the indigenous Papuan people.
British scientist Alfred Russel Wallace also landed on the island in 1858 when he conducted his research expedition in Dorey bay of Netherlands New Guinea.
Snorkeling in Mansinam
Where is it?
Please, see the following map of Indonesia. Manokwari is the capital of West Papua province.
Manokwari city is the capital of West Papua province

How to get there?
Fly from your country to Jakarta (the capital of Indonesia).
There are daily flights to Manokwari served by such airlines as: Garuda, Express Air, Sriwijaya, Nam Air.
Before flying to Manokwari, please email us, so that we could meet you at the airport and arrange your trip to Mansinam island.

You could contact me by email to: However, because internet connection is often interrupted in Manokwari city, you could send whatsapp message to my cell phone number: +6281332245180. Just mention the date of your arrival in Manokwari and how long you plan to stay in this city.

What you need to bring:
Most visitors go to Mansinam island for snorkeling. So, I highly recommend that you bring your own snorkeling gear (mask, snorkle, and fins). A good underwater camera is also useful if you want to take pictures of various species of fish that thrive in the coral reef at the front of the guesthouse.
Anti-insect lotion is also needed.

Additional tours
If you want to stay longer, we can organize a snorkeling tour to more coral reef sites in Manokwari. We can also organize a customized hiking and camping tour in the jungle of Arfak mountains at separate cost.