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/hotel and will bring you to Lamima anchored in Serangan bay.
After a safety briefing we will set up the sail to the East. Our first destination will be the Island of Sumbawa.
Unpack, relax and enjoy the cruise on the biggest wooden sailing yacht in the world !
Anchor off a gorgeous white sand beach in the midst of many small islands ideal for water sports in a protected area with clear water. This is an ideal location for snorkeling and a check dive. Enjoy a picnic on the pristine beach and get ready for a gorgeous sunset to end the first day.
Wake up at Satonda Island, that was formed with the eruption of Mt Tambora the 2nd largest volcano eruption ever recorded. This small island has a crater in the middle that is a salt water lake. The surrounding beaches in Satonda are perfect for spending the afternoon snorkeling and paddleboarding. This is also an ideal area for amazing snorkeling and a check dive where it’s possible to see pygmy seahorses and a wide variety of marine life.
Visit the wishing tree and partake in the tradition of hanging a small rock on the tree to make a wish.
Just before sunset you will see thousands of bats leaving their nests as they fly against the sunset sky.
Sangeang 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.
The last island before entering Komodo National Park from the northeast is Gili Banta. 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.
Early cruise to wake up in the beautiful bay of Gili lawa Laut . This area offer the best diving in komodo, as well as a fantastic scenery. Nice beach, beautiful hike with a panorama on all the archipelago.
In the afternoon we will go with a ranger in the close island of Rinca to see and learn about the Komodo dragon.
Today we will swim and drift with the manta in a place called “Makassar strait” we call them Manta trains as you will often see around ten of them swimming one behind the other to get some food in the current.
Enjoy your last dive or snorkeling experience of your journey at one of the most famous dive sites near Gili Lawa Laut before cruising over lunch to Bidadari, also known as Angel Island. Here, a white sandy beach awaits as the perfect set up for Lamima Beach Club.
As the sun goes down the crew will set up an amazing BBQ, with full bar on the beach for a memorable last evening.
After breakfast, last dip in the water, some water sports if desired, and a short tender ride to the harbor for disembarkation and ride to the airport.
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