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Komodo - A Voyage of Discovery with Tiger Blue

8 days

from £3,995pp (excluding flights)

This eight day Indonesian holiday offers the chance to experience life at sea and on land around the 26 islands that make up the Komodo National Park. Accessible only by boat these stunning islands remain almost undisturbed by humans and hide diverse bird and wildlife, gentle hiking opportunities and world class dive sites. 

  • Explore the The Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the world's largest lizard - the Komodo Dragon
  • Enjoy world-class diving and snorkelling and swim with Manta Rays
  • Overnight at Pink Beach

Spend your days relaxing on white sandy beaches, kayaking to the nearby shore or just relaxing onboard the deck of your traditional Phinisi schooner. The boat is equipped with wake boards, waterskis and knee boards, alongside snorkel and diving equipment. Enjoy some downtime on arrival, staying at one of the stylish hotels on the southern coast of Bali. The real voyage starts from the island of Flores, a short one-hour flight from Bali. Tiger Blue is waiting to sail you away to Sabayor Kecil, to reach the first coral reef of many. Throughout the cruise there is the opportunity to snorkel, dive, hike, kayak, waterski or fish.

Ideal for a group of  up to 12 family or friends who wish to charter the boat exclusively or alternatively book a cabin on a set departure. Choose from 4 night or 7 night sailings . The boat has a family cabin, accommodating four people comfortably.

Tiger Blue combines well with a hotel or villa stay on Bali or Lombok, making it the perfect summer getaway.

 

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 3995 £ 700
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what is included

  • All accommodation
  • Internal flights
  • International flights as detailed
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE COST SHOWN INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK, BASED ON AN APPROXIMATE AIR FARE. PLEASE ASK YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT FOR AN ACCURATE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT QUOTE. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Tiger Blue 7 Night Cruise Day 1 - Labuan Bajo
Tiger Blue will be moored 20 minutes from the airport, making your transfer by car and tender an easy journey. Sail to Sabayor Kecil, keeping an eye out for dolphins, which love to swim alongside the bow. Dive or snorkel around the coral reef, full of colourful fish, sponges, Napolean wrasse, groupers and the odd stingray. Or enjoy the water from above, kayaking, waterskiing, kneeboarding or fishing. Later, relax on board with a good book or film before a leisurely supper.

The Komodo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of 3 larger islands (Komodo, Padar and Rinca) and 26 smaller ones, many of which are uninhabited. Komodo and Rinca are home to the native Komodo dragons, respected by locals who believe they descend from one born to a dragon princess centuries ago. The islands turn from lush green to arid throughout summer, contrasting against the vivid blue of the sea. The tropical waters of Komodo National Park have long been famous as one of the most species-rich tropical underwater environments on earth.


You will be staying at Tiger Blue, All inclusive

Day 2

Tiger Blue 7 Night Cruise Day 2 - Rinca & Manta Point
Early morning sail to Rinca. After a light breakfast, take the tender to the shore to see the famous Komodo Dragons. Accompanied by a park ranger, explore the giant lizard’s habitat on foot and learn about its hunting habits. The island is home to about 2,500 dragons as well as monkeys, Sunda deer, wild pigs and jungle fowl, so there is plenty to see on the trail. Rejoin the boat and enjoy lunch while sailing for a couple of hours to Karang Makassar. Stop by Manta Point, a feeding ground for manta rays and one of the top diving and snorkelling spots in the park. On this relaxed drift dive, watch the mantas gliding gracefully through the water with their mouths open, feeding on plankton. Enjoy a second dive at Batu Balong, a massive underwater rock with pinnacles and rifts surrounded by grey reef and white tip sharks, giant trevallies and emperor fish. The coral garden on its top can also be enjoyed by snorkellers, who have a good chance of seeing the larger fish. In the late afternoon, relax on a quiet sandy beach or hike up the grassy hill behind for panoramic views across the islands. Then settle in to the comfortable bean bags on the beach while the crew mix you up a cocktail and build a giant bonfire before heading back to the boat for a hearty supper.


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Day 3

Tiger Blue 7 Night Cruise Day 3 - Mauan & Kode
Mauan & Kode’s superb reef is teeming with turtles and can be appreciated by divers and snorkellers alike. Mauan harbours a sporadic manta ray cleaning station, where the animals congretate to have cleaner fish remove parasites and other organisms from their skin. Guests may prefer to explore by kayak, relax on deck or a deserted beach, or try their hand at wakeboarding. In the evening, ask the crew to make up the day beds with blankets and fall asleep under the stars. Overnight in Padar.


You will be staying at Tiger Blue, All inclusive

Day 4

Tiger Blue 7 Night Cruise Day 4 - BBQ & Sunset Cocktails on a Secret Beach
Spend a lazy or an active day, as your mood dictates. A climb up Padar’s verdant slopes will yield spectacular views across the park landscape and the island’s four bays, fringed with grey or white sand. Resident wildlife includes sea eagles, deer and goats. Successful anglers will be rewarded with melt-in-the-mouth sashimi or ceviche prepared by the chef. Under the water, Pillarsteen has four large pinnacles covered in soft corals, as well as canyons, caves, swim-throughs and chimneys. Watch out for the brightly coloured red and purple fire urchins. As the sun begins to disappear over the horizon, catch the tender to a secret beach for refreshing cocktails and a BBQ. Moored overnight in Padar.


You will be staying at Tiger Blue, All inclusive

Day 5

Tiger Blue 7 Night Cruise Day 5 - Pink Beach (Pantai Merah)
Sail for a couple of hours in the morning to Pink Beach. The sand has a soft pink hue, tinged by the high quantity of organ pipe coral growing on the surrounding reefs, which breaks off and washes up on shore. While other corals normally fade, this retains its bright red colour and mixes with the usual white sand. Enjoy freshly-caught fish for lunch. Snorkel or dive looking out for macro sealife such as blue-ribbon eels and crocodile fish. A night dive here is world-class, full of colourful basket stars, bobtail squid and spanish dancers. Moored overnight at Pink Beach.


You will be staying at Tiger Blue, All inclusive

Day 6

Tiger Blue 7 Night Cruise Day 6 - Tropical Birds
A day of downtime. Take a leisurely walk along the beach and discover the local tropical birds. Keep your eyes peeled for orange-footed scrubfowl, helmeted friarbirds and the critically endangered lesser sulpher crested cockatoo. Enjoy a BBQ on the beach for lunch, cooking up freshly caught fish. If you are still raring to go, the crew will be happy to oblige - opportunities to snorkel, dive, hike, kayak, waterski or fish are only a question away throughout the cruise


You will be staying at Tiger Blue, All inclusive

Day 7

Tiger Blue 7 Night Cruise Day 7 - Cyrstal Rock & Castle Rock
Crystal Rock and Castle Rock are only 300m apart yet both are superb dive sites in their own right. The two submerged pinnacles are also accessible for snorkellers, offering the chance to see eagle rays, white tip, black tip and grey reef sharks, huge schools of snappers and fusiliers, batfish and Napoleon wrasse. Enjoy a cool beer or a freshlymade lemon and soda before your final supper on board - a traditional Indonesian feast comprised of many small dishes with bold flavours, sweet or spicy sauces and plenty of rice. Overnight sail to Labuan Bajo.


You will be staying at Tiger Blue, All inclusive

Day 8

Tiger Blue 7 Night Cruise Day 8 - Labuan Bajo
After breakfast, pack and prepare to disembark, returning to the airport or your next hotel by boat and car.

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