"Ombak Putih" Cruise
Komodo - National Park Cruise
An in depth exploration of the Park at a leisurely pace
€1,050 per person sharing a double or twin cabin
On day 1 embarkation in Labuhanbajo (LBJ), West Flores. After a few hours of sailing we reach
our first destination, the uninhabited island of Sabolon. Here we spend our first afternoon
beachcombing and snorkeling followed by a quiet evening and a night at anchor under the
On day 2 after a refreshing morning dip in the sea we hoist the anchor around nine o’ clock
and after a short sail our first stop of the day will be at the small island of Mesa where we visit
a settlement of the Bajau, the ‘Sea Gypsies’ who live in houses on wooden stilts that are often
underwater during the high tide. Originally from Sulawesi and formerly fully nomadic, living on
their boats, nowadays the Bajau often occupy more permanent settlements. In the afternoon
we move to another deserted beach on nearby Mauan Island in the heart of the National Park.
At the end of the afternoon we move to our night anchorage in Komodo Bay.
On day 3 we go ashore on Komodo Island at the Rangers station in Loh Liang for a trek on the
island that gave its name to the Park. We make the trek in the company of some experienced
rangers so we can watch the dragons in their natural habitat. The ranger shows us the dens
and nests of the dragons and we learn a lot about this mysterious creature. We have lunch
while crossing over to nearby Padar Island to another spectacular beach location for more
exceptional snorkeling. At the end of the day we move to a protected bay to spend the night at
On day 4 you will visit the ranger station of Loh Buaya on Rinca Island for a second
opportunity to encounter the dragons. We go trekking through the dry and rugged island of
Rinca, which is well-known for its diverse wildlife. So aside from the Komodo dragons, we are
likely to spot monkeys, wild buffaloes, deer and horses. From the top of the hills, the scenery
is spectacular – you have to see it yourself! After this adventure and a healthy meal on the
boat, we go to one of the many beautiful beaches in Komodo N.P. for snorkeling and
swimming. The National Park is world-known for its teeming underwater world and colorful
coral reefs. The plankton-rich seas around Komodo support amazing reefs and a range of large
marine life, including whales and dolphins. After a short sail along the Northern Coast we
also pay a visit to Rinca village. Finally we move to Kelor Island where in the evening our crew
will prepare an evening beach barbecue and we enjoy a star studded night sky.
On day 5 we sail back to Flores and after a morning excursion to witness an unusual ancient
whip fighting dance by the local Manggarai people we then deliver you to the Labuanbajo
airport for your return flight to Bali.
Participants should be aware that itinerary and program of our sea voyages occasionally may have to be modified,
due to factors beyond our control: unfavorable weather conditions, delay in processing harbour clearances, modified schedules of domestic flights. The cruise director and captain of the vessel will adjust the program accordingly in the best interest of all. Please note that the domestic flights are not included.
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