There are several alternative sea routes to reach Wakai / Una Una from islands or cities around.
An alternative route to enter the Togean Islands is via the ferry from Bumbulan (near Marissa) to Dolong. It leaves on Thursdays and Sundays at 8am and takes around 5 hours to reach Dolong.
From Dolong you could start island hopping towards for example Malenge, but we would only recommend this to backpackers with plenty of time and patience. There are public boats operated between the different islands in the Togean Archipelago, but schedules change on a weekly basis.
It is possible to charter a direct (slow) boat to Una Una from islands in the Togeans other than Wakai, like Bomba, Malenge or Kadidiri. Resorts on these islands will be able to help you arrange it. It’s worth though to find people to share the fare with (800.000 to 1.200.000 Rp, depending on the island).
For people on a tighter travel schedule, we can arrange direct transport from/to Ampana or Marisa (Gorontalo area) to/from our resort. A direct (speed)boat transfer to/from Ampana takes about 2 hours, and costs Rp 3.500.000 (fits max 8 people). A direct (speed)boat transfer to/from Marisa takes again about 2 hours, and costs Rp 4.500.000 (fits max 6 people). Let us know.