Dolphins are a common sight in the seas between Komodo and Flores and the area is also on a Whale migration route. The reefs offer good snorkelling and some of the best diving in Indonesia, especially with Manta Rays. Buffalo, Deer, Wild Pigs and Birdlife are all plentiful on land but the most remarkable attraction is its endangered monitor lizards, Varanus Komodoensis.
Teeming with sea life, Komodo National Park’s plentiful coral reefs are considered to be some of the best in all of Indonesia. Dolphins and mantra rays are a common sight and the area is also on a whale migration route. The grassy sloped islands that make up the park offer visitors gentle trekking trails and beautiful beaches to relax on, as well as the opportunity to see the famous Komodo dragons, the largest living lizards on the planet.
The Komodo Island monitors, known also as ‘Komodo Dragons’ or ‘ora’ are the largest living lizards on Earth and found only on Komodo, Rinca, and Western Flores islands. An average adult can measure up to 3 meters long and weigh 136 kilograms but despite its size can move quickly on the ground and is an agile swimmer and climber. These lizards have a dark gray, stocky body and stout, powerful legs with sharply clawed feet. Their heads are large and their long, forked tongues are used to sense the air following the scent of prey which consists of wild pigs, deer, water buffalo, goats, birds, and other monitors.
Our crew will pick you up at the airport and after a 15 min ride by taxi/tenderboat you will embark on Lamima
On arrival we will cruise 1 hour west toward Sabolon Island where we will drop anchor and enjoy watersport for the rest of the afternoon followed by sunset cocktail on a beautiful beach.
Lamima will anchor in a secluded bay with stunning scenery and within close proximity of some of the most exciting diving in Indonesia.
Here you will dive or snorkel with schools of fish including trevally, groupers, sweetlips, barracudas, and white tip reef sharks. These waters are teeming with incredible marine life. In the afternoon we will take a hike to a spectacular view point from where we can see Lamima anchored in the bay
Today you will see the Komodo dragons during a morning hike with a ranger in the national park of the hilly island of Rinca.
During lunch we will cruise to Padar Island and anchor in the stunning bay where you can enjoy a beautiful beach and all the water you wish . later in the afternoon you will have the opportunity to go for another hike which will reward you with the most scenic view of the archipelago
This morning we will monitor the tide to go at the right time to Makassar straight where we will swim and drift with the Manta.
This is a place where you can see “mantas trains” it is quite commun to see 10 or 15 Mantas following each other swimming in the current insearch of food,.
Later during the day we wil cruise to Gili Darat to finish the afternoon with some diving, snorkeling and water sport.
Gili Banta is the last Island of the Komodo archipelago. Well known for its great reefs with formations, hard corals in the shallows and Hawksbill Turtles and schooling fish in the vicinity. Watersports are possible in this sheltered bay. Than overnight cruise to Satonda
The island is an active volcano also home to a small village that builds very large wooden boats in a traditional way with basic tools. Dive “Hot Rock Reef” on the active volcano to be surrounded by harmless but amazing sulphur bubbles from a natural underwater vent. The black sand backdrop further accentuates the colors creating an aesthetically unique site inhabited by all kinds of critters from frog fish to nudibranchs (overnight cruise to Tugu)
On our way back to Bali this is a very nice stop with big and quiet white sand beach, boutique resort and possibility to visit one of the best waterfall from Lombok
In the morning after a fabulous brunch, our crew will escort you to your airport/hotel
Some of the locations you will visit on your trip to Komodo National Park
Just a few photos that capture the essence of what you will experience crusing around Komodo National Park