Arrive at the marina to join your yacht and ease into the tranquil life onboard as you set sail for the uninhabited island of Sabolon. Spend an idle afternoon on beautiful beaches and snorkeling in the underwater paradise before relaxing under a star-studded sky.
Day 2: Mesa Island and Mauan Island
Take to the water for a refreshing morning swim before a short cruise to the small island of Mesa where you will visit an authentic sea gypsy settlement, home to the Bajau People. Relax in the heart of the National Park as you explore deserted beaches on Mauan Island, before cruising to Komodo Bay.
Day 3: Komodo Island
Step ashore to Komodo Island and encounter the world-famous Komodo Dragon for yourself as you explore the National Park alongside experienced rangers in search of this prehistoric beast, stopping to discover the dens and nests of this mysterious creature. Enjoy a delicious lunch before crossing to the nearby Padar Island, the perfect setting for some exceptional snorkelling.
Day 4: Rinca Island
Explore the rugged island of Rinca for another opportunity to encounter the Komodo Dragons. Keep your eyes peeled for the monkeys, deer, horses and wild buffalo that also inhabit this beautiful island and soak in the spectacular scenery from the top of the hills. Enjoy a swim and snorkel within the colourful underwater world of the National Park before relaxing in the evening with a private beach barbeque underneath the star filled sky.
Day 5: Flores
Enjoy a final cruise back to Flores where you will witness a fascinating ancient ritual whip fight, known as a Caci, performed by the local Manggarai people. Return to Bali with memories to last for a lifetime.
FLORES TO KOMODO, BALI, 7 DAYS
Day 1: Marina (Labuhanbajo) to Mesa
Arrive at the marina to join your yacht and sit back to enjoy your first few hours sailing towards the small island of Mesa where you will visit an authentic ‘sea gypsy’ settlement, home to the Bajau People and be welcomed by friendly locals.
Day 2: Rinca Island
Encounter the world-famous Komodo Dragon for yourself as you hike through the tropical forests of Rinca Island in search of this prehistoric beast. Keep your eyes peeled for the monkeys, deer and wild buffalo that also inhabit this beautiful island and soak in the spectacular scenery from peak. Enjoy some snorkelling before relaxing in the evening with a private beach barbeque underneath the star filled sky.
Day 3: Komodo Island
Anchoring off Komodo Island, step ashore to explore the forests of the National Park. Enjoy an exciting hike through the island alongside a ranger to learn more about the mysterious Komodo Dragon, stopping to discover the dens and nests of this amazing creature.
Day 4: Sumbawa Island
Wake up in Sumbawa, in the little harbour of Bima and wander around the local markets. Explore the highland villages while witnessing traditional dances including the famous ritual ‘adu kepala’, head-to-head combat.
Day 5: Pulau Satonda
Step onto the secluded island of Satonda and witness the stunning scenery of Crater Lake, a large marine lake at the heart of the collapsed volcano. At dusk, watch overhead as thousands of flying foxes litter the sky as they head into the night to feed. Unwind and enjoy the sunset as we cruise west.
Day 6: Lombok
Anchor off the East coast of Lombok and step ashore to pay visit to a traditional pottery centre and discover small local villages where the locals will perform a display of traditional dances for you.
Day 7: Gili Nanggu
Relish the last morning relaxing on an exquisite deserted beach in Gili Nanggu, your own private paradise. Enjoy a final swim in the crystal clear waters before the four-hour cruise back to Bali.
BALI TO KOMODO, FLORES, 7 DAY
Day 1: Marina (Benoa Harbour) to Lombok
Step aboard your yacht in beautiful Bali and begin your adventure in Tenganan with a visit to the traditional Bali Aga village after a delicious lunch onboard. An overnight cruise towards Lombok will then take you across the famous ecological boundary, the ‘Wallace Line’.
Day 2: Lombok
Cruising to the Eastern shore of the island, your next stop will be Lombok where you will pay a visit to a traditional pottery centre and discover small local villages where residents will perform traditional dances for you.
Day 3: Satonda
Step onto the secluded island of Satonda and witness the stunning scenery of Crater Lake, a large marine lake at the heart of the collapsed volcano. At dusk, watch overhead as thousands of flying foxes litter the sky as they head into the night to feed. Sit back and enjoy the sunset as we travel east.
Day 4: Sumbawa Island, Bima
Wander around local markets on the island of Sumbawa and explore the highland villages while witnessing traditional dances including the famous ritual ‘adu kepala’, head-to-head combat.
Day 5: Komodo Island
Anchoring off Komodo Island, step ashore to encounter the world-famous Komodo Dragon for yourself as you explore Loh Liang in search of this prehistoric beast. Spend the afternoon snorkelling the crystal clear waters of the National Park, exploring the famous reefs teeming with marine life. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales.
Day 6: Rinca Island
Explore and experience the diverse wildlife of Rinca Island in search of the Komodo Dragons, monkeys, deer and wild buffalo that inhabit this beautiful sanctuary. Soak up the spectacular scenery from the top of the island before relaxing in the evening with a private barbeque on the beach underneath a star filled sky.
Day 7: Marina (Kawthaung)
Savour a final swim in paradise before a short cruise to the harbour of Labunhanbajo in West Flores. Step off the yacht and take the memories of a lifetime with you.
KOMODO, SUMBA, SAVU, LEMBATA & MAUMERE, 9 DAYS
Day 1: Marina (Labuanbajo), Flores
Begin the trip of a lifetime in Flores where you will witness a fascinating ancient ritual whip fight, known as a Caci, by the local Manggarai people. Relax and quickly ease into life onboard as you cruise towards the National Park.
Day 2: Komodo Island
Anchoring off Komodo Island, step ashore to encounter the world-famous Komodo Dragon for yourself as you hike through the forests of the National Park in search of this prehistoric beast. Famous for its impressive underwater world, enjoy a refreshing swim and spectacular snorkel within the amazing reefs. Soak in the sunset before an overnight cruise of the Sumba Strait.
Day 3: Sumba
Wake up in the beautiful harbour of Waingapu and pay visit to several important traditional villages, rich in culture and ancient customs. Witness the creation of the famous ‘ikat’ weavings of the region and wander through local markets.
Day 4: Savu
Step into the shoes of Captain Cook as you anchor in the exact spot on Savu that Cook landed in 1770. Soak up the history and culture of the island as you explore the ruins of Bodo, a fortified village of the past, and travel overland to a traditional village to taste the local juice of the lontar palm.
Day 5: Flores
Come ashore at the old port of Ende, the capital of Flores before the 40km trip to the three, brightly coloured crater lakes situated 1690m high on Mount Kelimutu. This natural phenomenon is one of Indonesia’s most unforgettable sights and you can never be sure what colour these amazing lakes will be when you reach the top! Pay visit to a local school in the afternoon before stepping back onboard to continue your adventure.
Day 6: Lamalera
Visit the traditional whale hunting village of Lamalera, where local fishermen in small open sailing boats still practice a primitive form of whaling. Experience the village and watch as the whalers prepare their unique boats along the beach.
Day 7: Lembata
Spend the day visiting authentic villages in the heart of Lembata before cooling off in the afternoon with a swim and spectacular snorkel off the North East Coast of Adonara.
Day 8: Maumere
Discover your final destination, Maumere, where you can come ashore to the village of Watublapi, well known for their fine traditional weaving. The perfect chance for purchasing a final authentic souvenir. Conclude the trip of a lifetime with a farewell dinner onboard.
Day 9: Maumere
Depart your yacht with unforgettable memories to take with you, making the short flight back to Bali.
RAJA AMPAT ARCHIPELAGO, 10 DAYS
Day 1: Kri Island
Join your yacht and experience first the exquisite island of Kri, a tropical paradise complete with bright white beaches, crystal waters and incredible reefs. Relax and unwind to the sound of the rainforest as you settle into life onboard.
Day 2: Gam Island
Enjoy a morning of snorkelling and discover the underwater utopia and rich reefs of the Raja Ampat Islands. Take a hike through the scenic Island of Gam to a viewing point for a chance to witness the unique red bird of paradise and abundant jungle wildlife. An overnight cruise will take you across the equator and into the northern hemisphere.
Day 3: Wayag Islands
Wake up to the unique and incomparable surroundings of the Wayag Islands. A hike through this beautiful landscape is worth the unbeatable views of these magical islets, rising steeply from the sea. Explore the nearby beaches and enjoy a swim or snorkel before a delicious barbeque on the beach.
Day 4: Kafiau Island & Boo Islands
Use the tender to explore the coast of Kafiau Island, with the crystal clear waters providing a perfect window to the magical kingdom of the sea floor. The uninhabited Boo Islands await where you can take a snorkel in a nearby lagoon surrounded by an unrivalled array of spectacular birdlife.
Day 5: Batanme
As the dawn breaks, cruise towards Batanme and admire this diverse and remarkable landscape. Step ashore to this isolated island and visit a local village to learn of its long and notable history.
Day 6: Farondi Islands
The Misool archipelago is the epitome of natural beauty and the Farondi Islands, where you will spend your day, provide an unrivalled spot to enjoy a swim and snorkel in these impeccable surroundings.
Day 7: Farondi Islands
A cluster of deserted islands provides the perfect setting to take the tender for an unforgettable day exploring pristine beaches and bustling reefs.
Day 8: Kepulauan Penyu
A final chance to indulge in some snorkelling or cool off in the calm turquoise waters. Towering trees cover this small group of islands and provide a refreshingly different landscape to admire as you cruise towards your next destination.
Day 9 & 10: Batanta Island
Make acquaintance with local villagers on Batanta Island and soak up the rich culture as you listen attentively to local tales, adventures and secrets.
Enjoy a final breakfast onboard before a short cruise back to the mainland. Depart your yacht with memories to last a lifetime.
BALI & KOMODO, 10 DAYS
Day 1: Serengar Harbour, Bali
Join your yacht in Bali before setting sail for Lombok. Ease yourself into the wonders of Thailand with a visit to the beautiful Mentigi Bay, the perfect setting for some snorkeling, with colourful coral and an array of sea life. An overnight cruise will take you to your next destination of Keremet Island in the Sumbawa Strait.
Day 2: Keremat Island
The exquisite deserted Keremet Island is the epitome of tropical paradise with sandy beaches and more incredible diving through coral gardens and reefs. By contrast, your afternoon will see a visit to Pulau Bungin, the world’s most populated island, inhabited by fishing families with resident numbers growing by the day! An evening cruise will take you to your next destination of Pulau Satonda.
Day 3: Pulau Satonda
Known as a ‘caldera’, or collapsed volcano, at some point in the past Pulau Satonda was filled up by the waves of a tsunami and the centre of the island is home to a large marine lake which can be reached by a gentle hike. Enjoy a swim in the lakes waters before another swim or snorkel at one of the island’s white sand beaches. Afternoon cruising will take you to Sumbawa, where you can see the impressive sight of thousands of bats foraging for food.
Day 4: Wera, Sumbawa
Visit the tiny traditional seafarers village of Wera where you can see for yourself how the traditional Indonesian ‘Phisi’ boats are built. The perfect opportunity for purchasing an authentic souvenir, Wera’s women are known for making distinctive woven fabrics. Your afternoon will cruise will take you past a live volcano, Sangean Api, with fresh lava still flowing down its side, before arriving at the island of Komodo, where you can enjoy a snorkel at Gili Lawar Laut.
Day 5: Rinca, via Manta Alley
On the rising tide, enjoy an incredible drift snorkel through Manta Alley, past coral and Manta Ray’s swimming against the tide. Enjoy other snorkel destinations within the area before cruising to Rinca Island.
Day 6: Rinca Island
Encounter the world-famous Komodo Dragon for yourself as you hike through the tropical forests of Rinca Island in search of this prehistoric beast. Spend the afternoon at Pink Beach, named for its pink sand that is the result of pink coral mixed with white sand. This beautiful beach is known as an underwater paradise and provides yet more snorkeling highlights with thousands of tropical fish swarming around you.
Day 7: Kenawa and Sabayor Besar
Yet more white sand beaches and underwater coral reefs define the islands of Kenawa and Sabayor Besar, making them perfect for a memorable day under the sea. Begin your cruise back to Bali in the evening.
Day 8: Pulau Moyo
Enjoy a short hike to one of the beautiful waterfalls on Moyo, where you can jump, swim or dive to cool off. More reefs are on offer for afternoon diving, including the Angel Reef, which boasts sealife including pelagic fish and reef sharks. An evening cruise will take you to the island of Lombok… back to civilisation!
Day 9: Lombok
Choose to visit one of the three Gilis – Gili Meno, Air and Trawangan – for your choice of activity. These three idyllic atolls offer plenty of sandy beaches, shopping opportunities and more.
Day 10: Serengar Harbour, Bali
Take to the water for a final memorable dive off the waters of Gili Meno, before making your way back to the marina where you will bid farewell to your yacht with memories to last a lifetime.
AMBON, BANDA & TERNATE, 12 DAYS
Day 1: Marina (Ambon)
Spend an exciting day exploring the vibrant city of Ambon, rich in atmosphere and history. Visit the lively markets for a chance to purchase the wonderful local produce and authentic crafts and roam the remains of historic forts. Settle into life onboard as you cruise towards the Banda archipelago.
Day 2: Ai
Meet with local villagers as you experience the beautiful island of Ai and discover the historical past of the area as you explore Fort Revenge and the surrounding plantations, with a short hike. Ai boasts one of the most stunning reefs of the region where you can enjoy a snorkel in the underwater paradise. Relax for a peaceful evening as you anchor in the lagoon.
Day 3: Gunang Api
Embrace the challenge of an early ascent up the Gunang Api, ‘Fire Mountain’ volcano, to be rewarded with unbelievable views over these remarkable surroundings. Visit Lonther, the largest island in the chain where you can pay visit to a local fort, estate and nutmeg plantation. Your afternoon cruise takes you back towards the island of Ambon, escorted at point by long ancient ‘Kora-Kora’ sea canoes.
Day 4: Ambon Island
Early navigators were drawn to the Bight of Hitu on Ambon island, where you can spend the morning exploring. Enjoy the beautiful beaches or snorkel in the brilliant waters of surrounding islands in the National Reserve.
Day 5: Kelang Island
Trek the tropical rainforests of Kelang Island and discover local villages on your way to the peak of the island for breathtaking views of these vast surroundings, surrounded by rich wildlife. A chance to explore the impressive coral reefs, enjoy a swim or relax on the beach.
Day 6: Boano Island
Marvel at the outstanding landscape of Boano Island as you arrive to the impressive backdrop of towering cliffs and bright white beaches. Take a tender along the coast to discover fishing villages along this outstanding stretch of shoreline.
Day 7: Obi
Adventure through the jungle thick island of Obi to discover inland lakes and explore the dense mangrove and rainforest. Pay visit to a remote settlement or simply relax on your own paradise islet before an evening barbeque on the beach, under the starry sky.
Day 8: Doworalamo Island & Bacan Island
Wake up off Doworalamo Island to enjoy an idle morning of beachcombing or snorkelling the iridescent waters. Spend a contrasting afternoon on Bacan Island where you can visit the main town and ramble around a historic Portuguese fort.
Day 9: Bacan Island
Embrace an early morning hike through the local rainforests in search of native and mysterious wildlife, with the afternoon offering a great chance for some spectacular snorkelling and diving stops.
Day 10: Muari Island
The beautiful Muari Island provides the perfect opportunity for either a snorkel or gentle hike to one of the coastal villages. Cross the equator and cruise into the northern hemisphere to reach the tropical paradise of untouched, picture perfect islands.
Day 11: Tidore
The island of Tidore provides some stunning volcanic scenery as you sail around the coast towards an old town where you can travel overland and visit ancient clove plantations perched high on the slopes of the volcano.
Day 12: Ternate
End your magical trip in the old city of Ternate, the former historic centre of the spice trade, rich in diversity and culture. Visit the Sultan’s palace and the discover the history of Ternate, with a chance to attend local court dances.
TERNATE TO HALMAHERA, RAJA AMPAT, SORONG, 12 DAYS
Day 1: Marina (Ternate)
Begin your magical trip in the old city of Ternate, the former historic centre of the spice trade, rich in diversity and culture. Unwind for your first night aboard your private yacht.
Day 2: Jailolo, Halmahera
Cruise towards the nearby island of Halmahera, the largest of the Maluku Islands, diverse in its volcanic display of cones, fresh lava flows and hot springs. Explore the village of Jailolo to pay visit to the old ‘Controleur’s Huis’ and discover ancient treasures. Sail along the western wild coast of Halmahera and take in the historical and impressive surroundings.
Day 3: Loloda Islands
Historically proclaimed as ‘The Gate to the North’, visit the Loloda Islands and explore the local mysteries as you take a tender ride in search of a legendary waterfall, alleged for its rejuvenating waters. Nearby reefs offer the perfect chance for some unmissable snorkeling.
Day 4: Dodola Island
Exquisite white beaches await you at Dodola Island with sands so extensive they link the neighboring islands. Pristine turquoise waters provide the perfect setting for incredible snorkeling or to simply relax in the beautiful surroundings. Why not explore the jungle in search of Air Kaca, the mysterious ‘mirror’ pond, before an afternoon in paradise on Morotai Island?
Day 5: Tobelo
Tobelo is the capital of the North Halmahera regency and the perfect place to step ashore and explore the town. An afternoon cruising will take you to your evening anchor in the quaint port of Subaim, passing several bays on the journey.
Day 6: Tugutil
Trek the rainforests of the National Park alongside the indigenous Tugutil tribe and discover a bounty of wildlife in this beautiful sanctuary. Soak up the local knowledge from your guides as you keep a look out for the native ‘golden cat’. Soak up the sunset as you cruise off to the north.
Day 7: Buli Bay
Experience the remote villages of Buli Bay, an area bursting with coconut plantations before an afternoon in pursuit of the finest snorkeling spots. Wave goodbye to Halmahera with the sunset as you sail towards the Raja Ampat archipelago.
Day 8: Wayag Islands
Wake up to the unique surroundings of the Wayag Islands and hike the beautiful landscape to discover unbeatable views of these magical islets, rising steeply from the sea.
Day 9: Waigeo, Raja Islands
Continue your adventure towards the mountainous Island of Waigeo, the largest of the Raja Islands, alongside large schools of porpoises known to roam this passageway. Reach Latitude zero and admire the mountainous peaks on the horizon as you cruise along the Equator.
Day 10: Gam
Enjoy a hike through the scenic Island of Gam before sunrise for a chance to witness the unique red bird of paradise. Savour this magical moment from a viewing station as the dawn breaks and the jungle stirs to life around you.
Day 11: Wai
Unwind in paradise as you are greeted by the exquisite white sand beaches and pristine waters of Wai Island. Snorkel the vibrant reefs before a final evening relaxing in this perfect utopia.
Day 12: Marina (Sorong)
A final cruise to Sorong concludes your incredible adventure, where you will bid farewell to your yacht with memories to last a lifetime.
MAUMERE & TERNATE, 13 DAYS
Day 1: Marina (Maumere Harbour) to Lembata
Step aboard your yacht in Flores and unwind with your first dinner onboard against the exquisite backdrop of the sunset. Relax during an overnight cruise to the Island of Lembata.
Day 2: Lembata
Venture ashore Lembata Island to immerse yourself in the culture of the old traditional villages and witness the production of the famous ‘ikat’ weavings of the region. Trek further up the Ile Ape Mountain to discover traditional Indonesian ‘adat’ houses before heading back to the boat to cool off in the pristine waters or admire yet another sunset in paradise.
Day 3: Kumba
Wake up to the amazing sight of the Island of Kumba, a smouldering vocano lying within the Flores Sea. Step ashore to pebble beaches and experience snorkeling ‘under the volcano’. Enjoy the calm cruise across the Flores Sea to your next stop.
Day 4: Tukang Besi archipelago
Experience the finest reefs and pristine beaches of the Tukang Besi archipelago, stretching over 30 miles of beautiful islands. Here you will first encounter an authentic sea gypsy settlement, home to the Bajau People.
Day 5: Buton Island
Arrive in Bau-Bau, an old port infamous as a historic hub for slave trading and piracy. Explore the historic grandeur of the palace and pay visit to one of the oldest mosques in eastern Indonesia.
Day 6: Muna Island
Winding through islands at dawn, your next stop is Muna island where you can come ashore to step back in time and explore the impressive limestone caves, home to remarkable ancient wall paintings and rock formations.
Day 7: Tolo Bay
Relax with a day of island hopping along the east coast of Sulawesi, stopping to visit local fishing villages and search for turtles. Comb the island beaches for precious shells, the perfect keepsake.