Geoffrey Gearheart, PhD

Geoffrey Gearheart, PhD

Kalawai Adventure organizes ship-based "naturalist's expeditions", led by scientists, to some of the most remote and exciting corners of our planet.

Emphasis during the trips is not only on seeing and experiencing, but also on understanding the complex natural interactions at play, and the challenges of preserving unique ecosystems.

Because of the positive impact conservation tourism can have in developing countries, part of our proceeds are used to directly support conservation projects we visit during each trip. This hands-on, personal approach builds a relationship between travellers and local conservation heroes that will last for years to come.

Our first destination is West Papua, Indonesia, the lesser-known half of the Island of New Guinea. We travel aboard beautiful "Pinisi" schooners to explore the islands of Raja Ampat, land on the wild beaches of the Bird's Head Peninsula where giant leatherbacks nest, and swim with whale sharks in secluded Cendrawasih Bay...

Are you ready to join us on the trip of a lifetime?

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sail on a magnificent “Pinisi” schooner

KLM Shakti

KLM Shakti

KLM Putiraja

KLM Putiraja


2020 expeditions: bookings now open!

  • TRIP 1: North Raja Ampat, Vogelkop Peninsula & Cendrawasih Bay, aboard the Putiraja

    DATES: 13 May - 31 May 2020 (19 days/18 nights)

    spaces: 8-11 persons

  • TRIP 2: North Raja Ampat & Vogelkop Peninsula, aboard the Shakti

    DATES: 19 August - 1 september 2020 (14 days/13 nights)

    spaces: 7-11 persons


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May 2020 Expedition aboard the Putiraja

August 2020 Expedition aboard the Shakti