There are several alternative sea routes to reach Wakai / Una Una from islands or cities around.
For people on a tight travel schedule, we can arrange direct transport from Ampana or Marisa (close to Gorontalo) to our resort. A direct speedboat transfer from Ampana takes about 2 hours, price starts from Rp 3.000.000 (2 person). A direct speedboat transfer from Marisa takes about 2-and-a-half hours, and costs Rp 5.000.000 (fits max 6 people). Let us know.
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 Togian 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 should be able to help you arrange it, but let us know when our help is wanted (fare price ranging from 800.000 to 1.200.000 Rp, depending on the island).