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Raja Ampat, Tiger Blue, Indonesia

Indonesia – Cruise Komodo



9 Days

Prices Start from

£2,900 (ex. flights)

This eight-day cruise amongst the islands of Bali, Lombok, Moyo and Komodo showcases Indonesia’s volcanic islands with their vibrant cultures and kaleidoscopic waters, finishing with a Komodo dragons encounter. Accompanied by expert crews, cruising around Komodo is a relaxed way to explore this eclectic archipelago.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Komodo Island at Sunset, Komodo, Indonesia 1

Volcanic Reefs

Explore dormant volcanic islands surrounded by colourful reefs.

Flying Foxes, Moyo Island, Indonesia, Sea Trek Cruises 2

Mystical Wildlife

Search for the iconic Komodo dragon, witness flying foxes at dusk and snorkel with manta ray.

Sumbawa, Boat Builders, Indonesia, Sea Trek Cruises 3

Island Life

Experience indigenous island life from traditional boat builders to sea gypsies and ritual ceremonies.

Deck, Tiger Blue, Komodo, Sri Lanka 4

Room with a View

Relax knowing you’ll gently sail to your next destination with nothing to worry about but the view.

Why we like it

Only by boat can visitors to this region truly explore its remote and traditional islands. With hugely experienced crews navigating the small bays and hidden coves, there are traditional Sasak villages, volcanic lakes and vibrant reefs waiting to be discovered. The crew on board our preferred boats are highly attentive and experienced with great personalities and insider local knowledge – they will take care of every aspect of your holiday. Our partners are also deeply committed to the integrity and preservation of the Indonesian Archipelago. Explorations are respectful, leaving only footprints, with their only trace being contributions to local communities.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1


  • Day 2


  • Day 3

    Board Cruise: Bali - Lombok - Kenawa Island

  • Day 4

    Kenawa Island - Moyo

  • Day 5

    Moyo - Palau Sangean

  • Day 6

    Palau Sangean - Komodo

  • Day 7


  • Day 8

    Komodo - Rinca Island

  • Day 9

    Rinca Island - Labuan Bajo

Day 1


Day 2


Day 3

Board Cruise: Bali - Lombok - Kenawa Island

Deck, Tiger Blue, Komodo, Sri Lanka

Board your luxury boat and worry about nothing but the view for the next week.

Day 4

Kenawa Island - Moyo

Sumbawa, Boat Builders, Indonesia, Sea Trek Cruises

Experience indigenous island life from traditional boat builders to sea gypsies and ritual ceremonies.

Day 5

Moyo - Palau Sangean

Komodo Island at Sunset, Komodo, Indonesia

Explore dormant volcanic islands surrounded by colourful reefs.

Day 6

Palau Sangean - Komodo

Day 7


Flying Foxes, Moyo Island, Indonesia, Sea Trek Cruises

Search for the iconic Komodo dragon, witness flying foxes at dusk and snorkel with manta ray.

Day 8

Komodo - Rinca Island

Day 9

Rinca Island - Labuan Bajo

Our travel experts can tailor this itinerary to suit you.

Komodo dragon, Horseshoe Bay, Rinca Island near Komodo, Indonesia
Komodo dragon, Rinca Island, Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park

With active volcanoes and prehistoric dragons, the islands of the Komodo National Park are among the most rugged and hostile on the planet, but they also contain stunning tropical scenery. Explore the traditional island tribes of West Flores, and discover the unique wildlife of Rinca Island, including monkeys, wild boar and buffalo and, of course, Komodo dragons. A trip to the Gili Lawa Darat and Moyo Island offers incredible snorkelling and the chance for a beach barbecue on a genuine tropical island paradise.

Dunia Baru, Indonesia
Dunia Baru

Boat Choices

There are plenty of boats to suit both budget and size requirements, but we pride ourselves on building relationships and with that in mind have noted details about a few of our favourites. The yachts mentioned are found in and around Komodo and Bali in our summer months (April – October) before moving to Raja Ampat for the winter. Those feeling intrepid can be part of one-off sailings between the two regions, really enabling a voyage of discovery. Read more below on the various boats.

Overhead view Aqua blu boat, Indonesia
Aqua Blu, Indonesia

Why Choose Aqua Blu

Aqua Blu is a an incredibly comfortable and modern boat which also hides a fascinating history as the British Naval Explorer HMS Beagle. Dive facilities are excellent and additional comforts include a spa and plenty of space to relax on board. Choose from a range of set departures throughout the year.

The Katharina Boat, Sea Trek, Indonesia
Seatrek Yacht, Katharina

Why Choose SeaTrek

SeaTrek operate two traditional phinisi style boats – the Ombak Putih and the Katharina, both beautifully crafted in Indonesia. At 42 metres, Ombak Putih is home to a crew of 14 and made up of 12 comfortable cabins to accommodate up to 24 guests. Katharina, with a crew of 12 and at 38 metres, is slightly smaller than her sister with only six cabins, offering a more intimate experience.

Both offer communal areas, excellent equipment for a collection of well executed, innovative and informed set departures, exploring the Indonesian archipelago. SeaTrek cruises do not offer diving, they focus on snorkelling.

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Sailing Komodo, Tiger Blue, Komodo, Indonesia
Tiger Blue

Why Choose Tiger Blue

With the ability to take you to remote and hard to reach islands, Tiger Blue, is a meticulously appointed and beautifully crafted traditional timber phinisi – a traditional Indonesian two-masted sailing ship historically and still widely used for local transportation within the Indonesian archipelago. With eight crew including an expedition leader, dive master & chef, sailing through handpicked and often undisclosed diving locations, Tiger Blue is a relaxed and adventurous way of exploring this fascinating region.

Aerial view of Rascal yacht.
Aerial view of Rascal

Why Choose Rascal

Rascal is a 30-metre hand-crafted yacht with five en suite cabins. Designed in the traditional phinisi architecture, Rascal has been fitted with all the mod cons to create an innovative and luxurious onboard experience. From the huge upper deck allowing for plenty of space to relax or watch an open-air film, the delicious menus prepared with clients every whim in mind, to the expert crew who can bring to life every detail of this diverse and fascinating region.

Rascal is more akin to a luxury floating villa. Take advantage of Rascal’s Exploration Series, a relationship with Conservation International, working to protect the fragile, at risk ecosystem.

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Indonesia, Flores & Komodo, Dunia Baru crew
Dunia Baru crew

Why Choose Dunia Baru

Dunia Baru has a boat and dive manager who manage a crew of 16, hospitality is a way of life to them. The incredibly spacious full beam master suite, alongside the six guest cabins provide ultimate comfort. Packed full of toys, this yacht offers endless fun both on and underneath the water, guarantees to keep everybody happy.

Manta rays, freediving, Indonesia, I am water
Manta ray
Slow Loris, Way Kambas National Park, Indonesia
Slow loris

Above and Below Water

Having been given UNESCO status with Outstanding Universal Value, Komodo National Park has been recognised as a ‘global conservation priority area’. The dry landscape above water is in complete contrast to the coral-rich waters below. Walk amongst rugged hills, pink beaches and sheer cliffs, which fall away to the ocean below. Underwater is home to a diverse collection of species with strong currents allowing sea turtles, dugons, whales and dolphins to make it home. With clear warm water, the snorkelling and diving showcase a flourishing array of marine wildlife.

Orangutran Hanging from Vine, Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia
Balinese God Statue, Bali, Indonesia
Balinese statue
Borobudur, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

Bali and Orangutans - A Pre or Post Cruise Suggestion

A voyage in and around Komodo can take between a week to two, or longer on a private charted yacht. However, if time allows it is well worth extending to another of Indonesia’s many islands. Some time to explore the lush green paddies of Bali – home to peaceful temples and vibrant markets, travel by houseboat to explore the jungles of Borneo, home to the endangered orangutan or over to Java for some traditional culture combined with sunrises over the temples of Borobudur.

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