Highlights
  • Fantastic snorkeling in a remote corner of the world
  • Travel aboard our phinisi (a traditional Indonesian two-masted sailing ship) with comfortable en suite cabins and excellent service
  • A chance to see the famous komodo dragons on Komodo Island
  • Trip Leaders who offer an in-depth look into this area’s unsurpassed marine biodiversity

Komodo National Park is a World Heritage Site of pristine coral reefs, volcanic islands, and astounding marine biodiversity. It’s also one of the top snorkeling spots on the planet. We’ve chartered a comfortable two-masted Indonesian sailing ship for this active journey, filling our days with world-class snorkeling as well as unforgettable island adventures, including seeing fearsome Komodo dragons in the wild. Our specialist snorkeling guide unlocks the secrets of this world as we explore, and evenings find us on sunset hikes, stargazing, and enjoying the delights of shipboard life. Our trip was selected as one of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2, Sep 6- 7, 2019: Denpasar / Flores / Tatawa Besar / Siaba Kecil

From Denpasar, we fly to Flores and head out to Tatawa Besar and Siaba Kecil, two islands where we drift-snorkel over coral gardens and underwater canyons to see groupers, manta rays, green turtles, and rare mandarinfish.

Days 3-5, Sep 8-10, 2019: Gili Lawa Laut / Gili Darat / Makassar Reef

Just north of Komodo Island lies a great habitat for huge fish—here our snorkeling may be among giant trevallies, cowtail stingrays, and sweetlips. A sunset hike on Gili Darat gives us golden panoramas over Komodo Island, with its white-sand beaches. At Makassar Reef, we snorkel through schools of mantas, and on Padar Island, Pink Beach awaits us with its delicate sand colored by fragments of red coral.

Days 6-8, Sep 11-13, 2019: Komodo Dragons / Cannibal Rock

We hike on Komodo Island to see its legendary dragons, the world’s largest living lizards, and snorkel at Cannibal Rock, a submerged pinnacle with gold-striped fusiliers, scorpion fish, red snapper, surgeonfish, and purple gorgonian sea fans sheltering pygmy seahorses.

Days 9-11, Sep 14-16, 2019: Batu Bolong / Kanawa / Bidadari

Batu Bolong is a mind-blowing rock pinnacle and home to large schools of fish including jacks, anthias, and white-tip reef sharks. We snorkel amid Napoleons and eagle rays in the shallow waters of Kanawa, and relax at Bidadari Island, with its crystalline waters. Depart on Day 11 via Denpasar.

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 Twin stateroom

 $6695

 Deluxe stateroom

 $6695

 Owner's suite

 $7195

 Internal airfare

 $315 (subject to change)

 

Single/Forced Single Supplement: 150% of double occupancy cost, Deluxe Stateroom or Twin Stateroom only.

Note: There is limited availability of single cabins (only one Deluxe Stateroom and one Twin Stateroom can be booked as a single). When those are not available, the single/forced single supplement is 200% percent of double occupancy cost.

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Ship Name

Our Komodo National Park Live-Aboard Yacht

Ship Description

Our 98-foot phinisi (traditional Indonesian two-masted sailing ship) is our very comfortable 14-guest vessel for exploring the best snorkeling sites around Komodo National Park. She has three cabin types (3 Twin Staterooms, 2 Deluxe Staterooms, and 2 Owners' Suites), all air-conditioned, with en suite facilities, wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, and towels. There is an air-conditioned salon, a large shaded outdoor dining area, and an upper sundeck with sun loungers and spectacular views. The vessel offers a high standard of service provided by a one-to-one ratio of staff to guests, and there are two tenders to take us to our snorkeling sites and ashore for exploration.

Trip Includes
  • Expert leadership of two Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders
  • Accommodations aboard a traditional phinisi schooner
  • All meals included
  • Shore excursions during the cruise, including the Komodo dragon excursion
  • Land transfers between airport, hotel, and vessel (three transfers in total, one in Bali and two in Labuan Bajo/Maumere)
Trip Excludes
  • International and  internal airfare
  • Airport taxes
  • One pre-cruise compulsory hotel overnight in Bali
  • Optional gratuities to leaders or staff
  • Additional hotel nights that may be necessitated by airline schedule changes or other factors
  • Pre-trip expenses of medical immunizations (if any), travel insurance
  • Passports and visas charges
  • Other expenses of a personal nature
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Maximum Number of People in Group: 14
Start City
Denpasar
End City
Denpasar
Cancellation Policy:
  • Minimum fee: $600 per person
  • 101-190 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
  • 100 days or less: 100% of trip cost

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