The luxurious Adelaar is a 127-foot schooner departing from Bali and sailing around Komodo Archipelago on 10-night trips. Completely renovated, the ship now features only four spacious cabins with all the amenities. The atmosphere is lavish; you are surrounded with rich wood paneling and high ceilings, and enjoy friendly but impeccable service. The master stateroom has a double bed, sofa and desk, bathroom with double sinks and a separate toilet, and plenty of closets. Two other staterooms have the same amenities but are slightly smaller and feature one sink in the bathroom. The remaining stateroom is does not have a sofa. All the cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning, marble bathrooms, flat screen televisions and top-of-the-line linens.

Adelaar’s main salon is a cozy spot to relax below deck. The salon has a bar and a library. The dining salon is located on the upper level with panoramic views of the vivid landscape, and serves fine cuisine that merges local Indonesian delicacies with international influence. There is plenty of outdoor room, both covered and in the sun. Two dinghies onboard take you to dive spots and visits to the islands.

This is the perfect vessel to charter with close friends or family. If you are a snorkeler or just interested in unique cultural excursions, then rest assured that Indonesia has an amazing array to offer in terms of culture and land excursions. The islands between Bali and Komodo or Maumere and Alor are sprinkled with tribes and languages so diverse, that it is deemed a sociologist’s dream.

The vessel’s layout and deck plan was designed with comfort and luxury in mind. The boutique style Komodo liveaboard accommodates up to eight divers, in four well laid out staterooms. The exquisite master suite comes with an impressive 6′ 6″ of head room, and an extravagant amount of space. The other two guest rooms are equally spacious, with a desk and couch that can serve as a bed, for those who wish to have separate sleeping accommodations. A fourth stateroom, with a double bed is equally nice, but it is a bit smaller than the others.

The beautifully decorated interior of Adelaar is in classical yacht style with rich teak wood paneling. The high ceilings throughout the vessel give an intimate, yet spacious feeling. Staterooms are fitted with individually controlled air-conditioning, and boasts decadent en-suite marble bathrooms. Available in all cabins, as well as in the salon & dining area are flat screen TV’s connected to the ship’s video and audio streaming system with access to movies, pctures and songs, if you should crave any entertainment.

Below deck at cabin level, there are two work stations, a lounging couch and a small game table as well as the bar and guest beverage refrigerator.

At deck level, The Adelaar features a comfortable salon/dining area for guests. Just adjacent is our fully equipped galley featuring top end BOSCH appliances from Germany.

The main outside deck has a large table and a very comfortable seating area, situated under a protective sun awning. This provides the perfect spot for alfresco dining or enjoying the scenery while cruising. It is a very inviting area, whether it be for reading, relaxing, or having one of our famous Gin & Tonic’s!

The upper deck, houses a separate cabin for the cruise director, as well as the Navigation Room, which is equipped with fully compliant navigational instruments. A spacious crew dining area and lounge is also located in this area. The outside upper aft deck is the dedicated smoking area for our smoking guests.

Air-conditioned crew quarters are located in a separate area in the bow of the ship. There is an additional bathroom on the aft deck, with toilet, sink and shower, which comes in handy when guests are wet after after diving, snorkeling or swimming.

Dive sites of Satonda/Balahai:

Crab by Oliver Michaelis

fringing reef around a small volcanic island; easy dives, good visibility, none to slight current; ideal for ‘warm-up’-dives. Selection of possible animals: turtle; cuttlefish; pygmy seahorse ‘Denise’; ornate ghost pipefish etc.

Balahai: Muck dive site; black sand slope with sea grass patches; rich macro fauna, many critters. Selection of possible animals: seahorse; pipefish; robust and ornate ghost pipefish; mimic octopus; wunderpus; nudibranchs; flying gurnard etc.

Dive sites of Gili Lawa Laut:

Castle Rock, Crystal Rock: submerged rocks, very clear water, typically current swept. Selection of possible animals: impressive schools of fish (giant trevally, sweetlips, snappers, rainbow runners, etc.); sharks (whitetip reef shark, silky shark, grey reef shark); turtles (green sea turtle and hawksbill sea turtle); dolphins; napoleon wrasse; giant grouper; eagle ray; etc.

El Toro, Shot gun: drift dives between islands. Selection of possible animals: huge schools of fish (giant trevally, sweetlips, snappers, rainbow runners, etc.); shark (white shark and blacktip reef shark); schools of bumphead parrotfish; manta ray etc.

Lighthouse turtle

Gili Lawa Darat Bay: Night dive site. Formations of living acropora with lots of small animals hiding between the branches. Selection of possible animals: Spanish dancer; sleeping turtle; nudibranchs; cuttlefish, bobtail squid etc.

Toko Toko: small isle. Main reason to dive around it is the chance to meet mantas or mobula rays.

Lighthouse: drop-off, strong current, for experienced divers only. Selection of possible animals: pelagic zone fish live (all sorts of sharks, tunas, trevallys etc.); known as a grouper spawning site & occasionally large quantities of very big groupers.

Dive site Slawi Bay:

Slawi Bay, ‘Sea Cucumber City’: coral bommies on a grey and yellow sand slope. Selection of possible animals: frogfish; nudibranchs; stingray; rare sea cucumbers; crabs and other crustaceans etc.

Dive Sites Nusa Kode:

Cannibal Rock: submerged rocks completely covered by a bewildering variety of soft and hard corals, sponges, black coral bushes, feather stars, etc. Selection of possible animals: frogfish; leaf scorpionfish; crocodilefish; rhinopias; whitetip reef shark; octopus; marbled electric ray; cuttlefish; nudibranchs; sea apples; fire urchins with zebra crabs and Coleman shrimps; critters
in general but also schools of fish…​

Beauforts crocodilefish by Reinhard Dirscherl

Yellow Wall of Texas: vertical, in places even overhanging, drop-off covered from top to bottom in yellowish dendronephthya (soft corals), very impressive. Selection of possible animals: turtle; sea snake; cuttlefish; frogfish; sea apple; ‘clouds’ of fairy basslets etc.

Torpedo Alley and Pasir: macro dive sites; habitat of small coral bommies scattered over a grey and brown sand slope; normally very shallow dives, very popular among photographers. Selection of possible animals: torpedo ray; ghost pipefish; nudibranch; large variety of crustaceans; Blue-ringed octopus; flamboyant cuttlefish; rhinopias; wobbegong shark etc.

Boulders: big boulders scattered over a rubble slope inhabited by anemones, soft corals, alcyonacea (fan corals, whip corals). Selection of possible animals: pygmy seahorse ‘Bargibanti’; orang-utan crab; octopus; ribbon eel; nudibranchs; crocodilefish etc.

Crinoid Wall: wall with a lot of cracks and crevices. Selection of possible animals: turtle; nudibranchs; moray eel; octopus; leaf scorpion fish; frogfish; groupers in small caves; white tip reef shark; chance of passing a whale shark, manta ray, etc.

Batu Luar: submerged rock in quite exposed location, therefore often a lot of swell and current. Selection of possible animals: sharks (whitetip reef shark, grey reef shark); very big barracuda; giant trevally; chance of hammerhead shark etc.

Dive site Lehok Sera:

Lehok Sera Phinisi wreck: small wreck of a wooden phinisi boat, nice atmosphere for night dives. Selection of possible animals: rare species of cardinal fish; nudibranchs; large variety of sea squirts; mandarinfish; a lot of different shrimps and other crustaceans etc.

Dive sites Langkoi:

Manta Alley: THE site for encounters with manta rays. Often quite a lot of swell. Dive site around and off a group of rocky outcrops. Very big chance to see schools of manta rays – very often we make two dives on this dive site. Selection of possible animals (apart from manta): whitetip reef shark; bumphead parrotfish; mola mola (ocean sunfish); also not bad for macro, although for obvious reasons often overlooked: ribbon eel; nudibranchs; blue ring octopus etc.

Two mantas

German Flag: another dive site for manta rays (the only times we dive this place are the rare occasions when we fail to have mantas on Manta Alley)

Langkoi Pinnacle and Langkoi Rock: submerged (one entirely, the other one partially) rocks off the south coast of Komodo, mainly known for the possibility to see schools of hammerhead sharks. Also from the point of view of underwater landscape very impressive dive sites, however, only for very experienced divers, conditions (swell, currents, and vertical drop off into the dark blue depth) can be extremely difficult. Due to their exposed location and sea conditions, these two sites are hardly ever accessible during the classical Komodo season (July – mid-October). Selection of possible animals: shark (white tip reef; grey reef; hammerhead); octopus; grouper; eagle ray…

Dive sites Padar:

Pillarsteen, Payung, Three Sisters and W Reef: Rock formations with vertical walls, swim through small caverns, covered completely by small corals. Selection of possible animals: giant trevally; sea apples; turtle; white tip reef shark; napoleon wrasse; bumphead parrotfish…

Secret Garden: Very pretty dive place off a rocky outcrop, picturesque atmosphere with big black coral bushes and small caverns, chance to see manta rays. Selection of possible animals: ghost pipefish; leaf scorpion fish; schools of thousands of glassfish; juveniles of different sweetlip species; nudibranchs; squat lobster; ribbon eel etc.

Pasir Putih: Night dive site; small coral bommies on a white sandy bottom. Selection of possible animals: wide variety of nudibranchs and shrimps; bobtail squid; ghost pipefish; Spanish dancer etc.

Dive site Wainilu:

Wainilu: Dive site for twilight/ sunset or night dives, chance to see mandarin fish just before nightfall. Not a very pretty dive site, gentle slope covered by rubble of dead acropora and padina algae, however, excellent spot to meet rare species. Selection of possible animals: harlequin shrimp; nudibranchs; sea hare; bobtail squid; octopus; devilfish; one of the waspfish family; pictured dragonet; fingered dragonet etc.

Bluering octopus by Reinhard Dirscherl

Dive sites north Lintah strait:

Batu Bolong: small rocky outcrop, which is the top of a pinnacle whose northern flank drops vertically into the abyss; typically crystal clear water; coral growth on the drop off in pristine condition; truly spectacular dive site! Selection of possible animals: whitetip reef shark; turtle; huge clouds of fairy basslets; napoleon wrasse; huge sweet lips; moray eel; octopus; mackerel among others, the bigeye trevally; sea snakes; nudibranchs etc.

Tatawa Besar: drift dive along a sloping fringing reef, very healthy hard corals and huge barrel sponges. Selection of possible animals: manta ray; cleaning stations for groupers; moray eel; turtle etc.

Tatawa Kecil: a pretty and diverse underwater landscape is the defining feature of this dive site off a small islet; due to its occasionally very strong currents this site is also known as ‘Current City’. Selection of possible animals: schooling fish; giant trevally; white tip reef shark; turtle; manta ray; eagle ray; tuna; etc.

Dive sites Gili Banta:

Small World: Night dive site. White sandy flat surrounded by hard coral reef. Also known as Circus or Gazer Beach. Selection of possible animals: a member of the family of stargazers; frogfish; octopus; many crabs and shrimps; nudibranchs etc.

K2:  Night dive site. Hard coral reef. Selection of possible animals: bobtail squid; nudibranchs; longtail carpet sharks; stingray; Spanish dancer etc.

Dive sites Sangeang:

Hot Rocks and Black Forest: Dive sites off a volcano or rather on the flanks of an active volcano. Black sand with yellow areas (sulfur deposits). In places gaseous sulfur is seeping out from the ground, creating an underwater Jacuzzi with a warm sea floor! Further down the slope actual ‘forests’ of black coral bushes – the vibrant, almost fluorescent colors of these bushes, contrasted by the black sand, create an almost surreal, magical atmosphere! Selection of possible animals: barracuda; jacks; pygmy seahorse ‘Bargibanti’ and ‘Denise’; ghost pipefish; leaf scorpion fish; frogfish; Jenkins’ whipray; longnose hawkfish; nudibranchs etc.

Two clown anemonefishes

Deep Purple and Canyon: steep black sand slopes with mini drop offs and underwater ‘gorges’; very beautiful scenery with brilliantly colored black coral bushes and whip corals dotted around. Selection of possible animals: schools of big-eyed jacks; nudibranchs; xeno crab; stingray; frogfish; ghost pipefish; etc.

Pantai Kerbau and Masuk Sungai: gentle grey sand slopes with black coral bushes; good macro dive sites. Selection of possible animals: nudibranchs; ghost pipefish; frogfish; crabs and shrimps; schools of bannerfishes; turtle; octopus; stingray; dart goby; shrimp goby; mantis shrimp; blue spiny lobster etc.

Dive site north of Bima:

Batu Putih: great dive site for night dives. Rubble plateau with coral bommies. Selection of possible animals: bobtail squid; moray eel; nudibranchs; Spanish dancer; slipper lobster; coral catshark; crocodilefish; wide variety of crustaceans; etc.

Dive sites Moyo:

Angel Reef and Panjang Reef: sandy or rubble reef flat to about ten meters, then vertical drop offs with a lot of fan corals. Selection of typical animals: pygmy seahorses ‘Bargibanti’ and ‘Denise’; schools of red-toothed triggerfish; ghost pipefish; garden eels etc.

Little Angel: little hill piercing the surface, sandy to about 10 meters, then wall with sea fans on one side and coral covered slope on the other. Selection of possible animals: pygmy seahorse; frogfish; grouper; stingray; nudibranchs; etc.


Note: The route on fixed departure itineraries may be altered for comfort and safety. Diving is planned around weather, sea conditions, and capabilities of each diver.

Komodo Itinerary
Bali – Komodo – Bali | 11D/10N (29 dives)

Day 1 Monday: The meeting point for our round trip Bali Komodo dive itinerary will be in Serangan Harbor, at the wooden jetty in front of the Dolphin Lodge at 8:00 AM. Adelaar’s  crew will be waiting to greet you and transport you to the Adelaar. Once onboard, a ‘ships briefing’ acquaints you with shipboard living. Important safety issues will be discussed as well. As we set off from Serangan Harbor, we travel along Bali’s eastern coastline and cruise overnight to Satonda Island. The day is spent getting settled into your stateroom, or just relaxing on deck. With luck we have a magnificent sunset over Bali’s majestic Mount Agung.

Day 2 Tuesday: Arise at your leisure for coffee latte or espresso on deck while your breakfast is being cooked-to-order. Arrival in Satonda will be late morning; with two dives scheduled today along a sloping reef. The white sandy bottom with many coral outcroppings offers plenty of interesting things to see. Pulau Satonda is an old volcanic island, with a salt water lake that fills the crater. Locals believe a huge tsunami filled the crater after the violent eruption of Mt Tambora, on Sumbawa, in 1814. Take time to visit the lake in the caldera, which is a short hike from the beach. One guest noted that Stromatolites were easily visible in the shallow waters along the shoreline. These are the one of the longest living forms of life on this planet. They can be traced back 3.5 billion years. Do not miss a chance to visit the wishing trees at the lake edge and cast your wish. At sunset, we depart and cruise through the night towards Komodo National Park.

Day 3 Wednesday: We are up early today for a glimpse of the sunrise as we arrive at Gili Lawa Laut, in the northern area of Komodo National Park. The park is located in the region known as Wallacea, denoting the overlapping of Australian and Asian biogeographical areas. This overlapping ensures an interesting mix of bird species. There is a splendid assortment of dive sites just outside this picturesque bay. Typically, in the north we have larger schools of fish, good visibility, and some current. Between dives, you may want to take the opportunity to hike to the top of the hill, where you will be able to catch a glimpse of the magnificent panorama of the entire Komodo Archipelago. We anchor in a quiet bay for the night.

Day 4 Thursday: Dragons wait for no man! We have an early start today at 7:00AM to meet our park ranger for a guided hike into the interior of Komodo Island, where we hope for sightings of prehistoric Komodo dragons. This World Heritage site, the only place on earth that these giant monitor lizards can be found, was recently designated as one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Once back onboard, a scrumptious lunch will be served on deck. Enjoy the beautiful ocean views as we head towards south Komodo. We will make a stop along the coast for diving, and then continue on to Lehok Sera for a dusk dive to search for the elusive mandarin fish. We anchor for the night in this quiet and picturesque bay. Weather permitting dinner will be served topside.

Day 5 Friday: We leave early morning for Langkoi, also known as Manta Alley, on Komodo’s south coast. We are on a manta quest today; we have planned for two dives here, where we hope to see these magnificent animals gracefully feeding. This area typically has much cooler temperatures with nutrient rich waters, and lower visibility. However, during the summer season between November through March, we often find water temperatures and visibility have improved in the southern region of Komodo. After our dives, we enjoy lunch as the boat moves towards the south of Rinca to an area known as Nusa Kode. With the towering cliff walls surrounding all sides, the landscape in this remote area is breathtaking. Our third dive today will be our first macro dive of the trip. Between dives, we will jump into the dinghy and have a shore excursion of sorts to get up close to the resident dragon population here. Weighing up to 350 pounds and with a total length of over 10 feet, these fearsome hunters can charge swiftly to bring down a variety of prey, some as big as a water buffalo. After the sun sets, we prepare for a night dive, and a late dinner.

Day 6 Saturday: Mornings and evenings in Nusa Kode (a.k.a. Horseshoe Bay) are a time where you can spot dragons wandering along the beach foraging for food. Monkeys, deer and hunting sea eagles are also known to make an appearance. There are two dives planned for this area, one of which will be the famous ‘macro temple” of Cannibal Rock. Depending on the season, almost everything you can find in a critter book has been sighted here. During lunch we journey back up north for diving in Padar, where temperatures start to get warmer and visibility gets a bit better. Later in the afternoon, we go ashore for a hike across the island for a spectacular view of the sunset, and enjoy a sundowner. We overnight here in a quiet bay and there is a possibility for a night dive (for those who abstained from the sundowner!)

Day 7 Sunday: We leave Padar in the early morning to enter an area known as ‘current city’ for our diving day. Here, there is generally better visibility and larger schools of fish. In the late afternoon, we make our way north. At Wainilu, you can go ashore for a short walk up a small hill for a nice view of Rinca and the surrounding islands. We anchor for the night and prepare for a night dive in Wainilu. There is a wide range of possible animals on this white sand slope, bobtail squid, starry night octopus and fingered dragonet are frequently sighted here.

Day 8 Monday: We’ve saved the best for last! We spend the morning diving around the northern most boundary of the Park off the uninhabited islands of Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat. No Komodo dive itinerary is complete without a stop at Castle Rock and Crystal Rock, these world famous dive sites are some of the fishiest sites in the park. In late afternoon, we say goodbye to Komodo National Park and start our journey back westward. We anchor for the night in Banta Island and plan for our last night dive of the cruise. Looking westward, towards Sangeang’s active volcano, we typically have some of the best sunsets of the trip!

Day 9 Tuesday: We depart very early morning for the volcanic island of Sangeang, whose most recent eruption was last year. As we approach, you can see lava steaming as it flows from the crater edge towards the sea. The black sandy bottom makes for spectacular diving. Dive sites such as, Hot Rocks and Black forest, gaseous sulfur bubbles up from the ground, creating an underwater Jacuzzi! At the end of our diving day, the crew will put up all the sails for a brief photo opportunity and give us a glimpse of the Adelaar in full glory. We sail further west towards Bali, sailing through the night for Moyo Island.

Day 10 Wednesday: We arrive at Moyo Island early this morning. Our final two dives will be along the fringing reef outside the main village. An optional shore excursion to the nearby waterfall, takes you through the local village. You are welcome to visit the village school where smiling children show you their classroom, and take the opportunity to practice their English. The walk to the waterfall takes us down a road lined with ‘living fences’, passing herds of goats and water buffalo. If you are interested in the local flora our guide will point out the cashew, teak trees and other locally grown plants along the way. Once at the waterfall, those daring enough can grab the rope, swing out over the falls and drop into the pool below! While we are gone, the crew will have washed and dried all our dive gear. This means once back aboard, we can sit back, relax, and enjoy a gourmet lunch as we head back, bound for Bali.

Day 11 Thursday: We arrive in Serangan Harbor, Bali around 08-12 AM. After breakfast, before we take you to shore, you will have a chance to say goodbye and see you again (sampai jumpa lagi) to our Captain and crew. Transfers can be arranged to take you to your next destination.


Vessel specifications
• Rigging: Dutch schooner / Royal Dutch Certification (Bureau Veritas)
• Registration: Indonesian
• Measurements: Length: 127 ft / Beam: 18ft / Draft: 8 ft
• Fuel capacity: 6.5 tons
• Cruising Speed: 6.5 knots
• Maximum Speed: 7.5 knots
• Range: 700Nm Main Engine
• Mercedes marine diesel (380 HP) Electrical Power
• 3 generators:
• Battery bank for 12/24V power charged by Dolphin Battery charger
• During charters, there is twenty-four hour electrical power available. Generator output is at 240 V/50 Hz, with abundant receptacles throughout the vessel in all the guest areas. Receptacles accept standard European two round pin plugs. Adapters for our UK and USA guests are available onboard.

• 4 Cabins:

  • One master suite with queen size bed and couch that can serve as a single bed
  • Two staterooms with 140 cm double bed and couch/single bed
  • One stateroom with a 120cm double bed

• All cabins have en-suite marble bathrooms with shower, toilet and wash basin
• Individually Air conditioned
• State of the art entertainment system
• Classical yacht style, solid Javanese Teak-wood interior
• Private work station/desk/vanity area in master and in two of the staterooms Fresh Water
• 3 Fresh water tanks with 2.000 liter capacity
• 1 Drinking water tank with 400 liter capacity
• Fresh and Drinking water supplies are replenished by

  • 2 x 2,400 gallons per day Sea Recovery water makers (to desalinate seawater into fresh water)
  • UV system to purify fresh water into drinking water

• Hot water 24 hrs on all nine showers and nine wash basins thanks to 3 Ariston water heaters Diving
• 3 Bauer Capitano dive compressors
• 24 12L Aluminium tanks with INT valves

Communication equipment
• ICOM HF transceiver (all channel)
• Inmarsat Mini-M satellite telephone and fax
• ICOM VHF radio
• Furuno Hailer
• Panasonic PABX system:

  • Intercom between all cabins and bridge/galley/trip leader
  • Can also be used to call to the outside (when in 3G range)

• 3G – antenna and 2 Ericsson FWT (Fixed Wireless Terminals) provide Internet and phone reception (when in 3G range). T-Link access points make the whole boat a WiFi zone.

Navigational equipment
• Furuno GPS
• Furuno Satellite compass
• Koden Radar
• Navitron Auto Pilot
• 2 magnetic Compasses
• Raymarine Depth sounder
• MaxSea Navigational software

Safety Equipment
• 20 life vests
• 4 life saving rings
• Man Over Board Pole with attached life vest, flashing light and GPS transmitter
• 2 life rafts for 30 people with provisions for over 30 days
• Flares
• EPIRB emergency beacon
• Ample medical O2 with resuscitation bag
• Constantly re-stocked first aid supplies, bandages and common medicines
• There is a Bali based medical evacuation helicopter, which is available for emergencies in the outer islands. The BIMC (Bali International Medical Clinic) is a very nice Western run medical clinic, which is centrally located in Bali. The nearest decompression chamber is located in Bali.

• 2 aluminium dinghies with 40 HP outboard motors

• The whole boat is air-conditioned using a marine chiller system with air handler by MarineAir’ which means that each cabin and each separate area of the boat can be individually and independently regulated, giving complete freedom to our guests.
• There is also a constant supply of fresh air being brought into the ship through a system of fresh air ducts.

Toilet System
• Each cabin is equipped with a state of the art Jets Vacuum toilet which uses fresh water. This system guarantees absolute odor-free bathrooms.

• All showers and taps are from Grohe, Germany
• All sinks from Kohler, Germany

• Extensive library of reference books in English and assorted novels in German and English
• LG or Sharp flat screen LCD TV in each cabin
• TVIX streaming client in each cabin
• Apart amplifier in each cabin
• 2 or 4 (Master) Sonance Speakers in each cabin
• 7:1 Yamaha home cinema speaker arrangement with Sonance speakers and Yamaha Subwoofer in the main dining and lounge area
• Outdoor Yamaha speakers for al fresco dining area on the main deck and the smoking area aft
• 30.000+ songs and 400+ movies stored on main Synology Rackstation streamed to each individual streaming client

• Total of 10 for max 8 guests:

  • Captain
  • Chief engineer
  • 1st mate
  • 1st engineer
  • 2nd mate
  • Stewart
  • Chef
  • Kitchenhand
  • Deckhand
  • Western Cruise Director and PADI Dive Instructor

• Crew quarters completely separated from guest areas

• Cuisine is a combination of Indonesian favorites, Western Classics and Asian Fusion Laundry

• Indonesian Bintang Lager
• Australian and Californian Red and White wines
• Large selection of international spirits and liquors

The Adelaar is the perfect vessel for sailing cruises around Bali and Lombok as well as exciting sailing itineraries to the more remote islands of Moyo, Santonda, Komoda, Rinca and beyond.

Komodo & Rinca Sailing Cruise
This is a 10 night voyage back in time. We start the journey by sailing along the eastern coastline of Bali, allowing spectacular views of the towering volcanoes on the “Island of the Gods”. Passing through the Lombok Strait we cross the famous faunal divide – the Wallace line. In the distance there are spectacular views of Mt. Rinjani, the second highest volcanic peak of Indonesia.

Highlights of the Komodo & Rinca sailing cruise include:
Moyo Island: This small island, once a game preserve for the officials in the former Suharto regime, it is now a sleepy island with some traditional local villages. It is also home to the luxurious ‘jungle retreat’ called Amanwana from the Aman group of hotels. Guests are housed in upmarket tents, with full amenities.

Satonda Island Reserve: The small island of Satonda, which sets just off the northern coast of Sumbawa, is home to a colony of fruit bats. Sunset skies are filled with these flying foxes, as they take their nightly journey across to the mainland to feast on fruit.

Dragon on Rinca - Loh Buaya and Loh Liang Ranger stations: The islands of Komodo and Rinca each have a ranger station which serves as a home base for a small group of Komodo National Park Rangers. Early morning is the best time to set out on a nature walk to explore these two preserved habitats of the world’s largest lizard – the Komodo dragon. Weighing up to 350 pounds and with a total length of over 10 feet, these fearsome hunters charge swiftly to bring down a variety of herbivores including barking deer, feral pigs and even wild horses.

The islands of Komodo and Rinca each have a ranger station which serves as a home base for a small group of Komodo National Park Rangers. Early morning is the best time to set out on a nature walk to explore these two preserved habitats of the world’s largest lizard – the Komodo dragon. Weighing up to 350 pounds and with a total length of over 10 feet, these fearsome hunters charge swiftly to bring down a variety of herbivores including barking deer, feral pigs and even wild horses.

Deer in Komodo National Park: The saliva is extremely poisonous. if their bite does not bring an animal down immediately, the prey will later succumb to a fatal infection. Individual Komodo Dragons live over 60 years, but the species has been around for 10 million years. Mating takes place in June or July, and their nests harbor clutches of up to 30 eggs. The hatchlings climb into the trees and hunt insects, rodents, and small birds. As they grow, their hunting skills become more refined, and their prey larger. By two years of age, the young dragons are easily able to bring down a small deer.

View from Gili Lawa Laut: Gili Lawa Laut: One of the islands you will visit is the island of Gili Lawa Laut, which lies just off the northern tip of Komodo. Here you’ll catch a magnificent aerial view of the islands of the Komodo National Park. On a clear day you may even be able to see all the way to Flores! The crescent sandy bay offers some superb opportunities to swim and snorkel.

Padar Island: This island sits between Komodo and Rinca islands and once hosted a small group of Komodo Dragons. Padar has some very nice beaches and guests enjoy the short hike ashore to cross over to the other side of the island for a spectacular sunset. If you happen to be there during full moon,  you will be treated to a view of the moon rising as you cross back over to return to the Adelaar.

Sangeang Island: An active volcano, which recently erupted and still billows smoke from one of the vents from time to time. At night, the red glow of lava, flowing down the side, can still be seen as we approach.

The island is mostly uninhabited, but villagers from the mainland come daily in small boats, to tend to gardens. There is a very nice herd of water buffalo (Kerbau) that live in the forest along the shoreline.


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