Bawah Reserve

Diving is offered year-round to some of the best spots in the region. From June to September guests can enjoy thrilling diving in Komodo National Park. Visit world class dive sites Castle Rock, Crystal Rock and Manta Alley, with the chance to see the Komodo Dragon, manta rays, sharks and much more. In November, she moves to the diverse region of Raja Ampat, the epicenter of the Coral Triangle and known as one of the most bio-diverse marine areas in the world. There are also a limited number of crossing trips each year, where the Emperor Raja Laut travels between destinations and visits the Banda Islands where you visit rarely dived sites with the chance to see hammerheads, active volcanoes, amazing critters and fantastic pelagic action on this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Diving takes place from the 2 large RIB's and nitrox is available for those certified.

Explore Southeast Asia's remote islands aboard the classic schooner Emperor Raja Laut. Experience timeless journey's at the crossroads of ancient spice routes. The EmperorRaja Laut liveaboard is a traditional Indonesian phinisi built with tropical hardwood, creating a truly regal feel when sailing through the Indonesian waters. She accommodates just 12 guests in 6 en-suite cabins. There are 3 twin and 3 doubles, each with a mini-safe, storage space, en-suite bathroom and individually controlled AC. Social areas include the fully air-conditioned lounge with 49" HD flatscreen TV, library, games, movies and mini-bar, all located on the same deck as the cabins. Located on the upper deck is the sun deck with loungers both in the sun and shade as well as a dining table under the awning offering al-fresco dining with stunning Indonesian views.

Inspired by ships of centuries past that undertook journeys of exploration and trade to the Far East, Emperor Raja Laut is a modern interpretation of the gaff-rigged schooner. Effortlessly combining style and grace with modern technology Emperor Raja Laut is equipped for high-end expeditions.






Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2005
  • Year renovated 2017
  • Length 31m
  • Beam 7.2m
  • Engines 300 HP Yanmar
  • Max guests 12
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Number of bathrooms 6
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 3000l per day


Classic Schooner Expeditions
$200 off 7 night trips / $300 off 9 nights  / $400 off 12
Groups: Pay 10 + 2 FOC
* Except Feb & Mar. Book by Nov 30, 2023. Valid for travel until Dec 31, 2026.