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 and head up toward 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.
Satonda Island, 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.
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.
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.
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 around ten Mantas following each other swimming in the current in search of food.
During the lunch we will cruise to the island of Rinca where we will go for a hike with a ranger to observe and learn about the Komodo dragons.
Get your camera ready for the most epic Komodo picture of three bays from the top of Padar island. After a brisk morning hike take advantage of the bay and do water sports such as wake boarding and kayaking. Divers can check out nearby Three Sisters. In the afternoon, walk across the narrowest part of the island to Pink Beach, where tiny pink organisms called foraminifera give the beach its distinct color.
Another beautiful group of islands where you will have it all for yourself in the Komodo national park.
Water sport, world class diving, big white sand beach.
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.
During lunch we will cruise to Wera on the northeastern tip of Sumbawa. Wera is a small willage where we can witness traditional boat building (big wooden boats made with very simple tools) than overnight cruise to Lombok.
On our way back to Bali, Tugu, 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. Overnight cruise to Serangan (Bali).
After a fabulous brunch in the morning at the anchor, 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 from BAli to Komodo and ends in Bali