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Experience: Crewed Yacht Charter

Embark on a 8-day adventure in the fabled Komodo National Park. This exciting journey begins and ends in Labuan Bajo, the gateway to Komodo.

The Komodo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of 3 larger islands (Komodo, Padar and Rinca) and 26 smaller ones, many of which are uninhabited. Komodo and Rinca are home to the native Komodo dragons, respected by locals who believe they descend from one born to a dragon princess centuries ago. The islands turn from lush green to arid throughout summer, contrasting against the vivid blue of the sea. At first sight the mysterious islands of the Komodo archipelago might remind you of Jurassic Park, rising out of the Indonesian sea in great humpbacked ridges covered with windblown savannah grasses and the tousled heads of lontar palms. This is the land of dragons, where you can walk among the giant reptiles of Rinca Island (more spectacularly aggressive than those of Komodo itself), cruise through the mangroves and trek to grassy summits. The tropical waters of Komodo National Park has long been famous as one of the most species-rich tropical underwater environments on earth, with an official count of more than 1,000 types of fish and 260 corals.

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Sample itinerary

Day 1: Labuan Bajo

You will be met at Labuan Bajo airport by the yacht’s crew and transferred to the harbour, a 15-minute drive. Once you have settled in onboard, the yacht will depart Labuan Bajo and cruise to the outskirts of the National Park while you enjoy lunch on deck. If time allows, go snorkelling or try a check dive before you watch the sun go down with a cocktail. Dinner will be served under the stars.

Day 2: Gili Lawa Laut

Today the yacht will anchor on the northwestern edge of Komodo, near the Gili Lawa islands. These two islands are home to Komodo’s most famous underwater sites including Castle Rock, Shotgun, The Passage and Lighthouse. Pitch up on a stretch of golden sand between underwater pursuits. A steep trek will reward you with stunning vistas over the surrounding islands, stretching into the distance. 

Day 3: Padar Island

Set between Rinca and Komodo in the central region of the national park lies the picturesque island of Padar. A sheltered bay on the southeast side of the island makes for a beautiful anchorage in the shadow of dramatic craggy peaks. Central Komodo’s nutrient-rich waters attract shoals of schooling fish on current swept walls renowned as some of the best coral reefs in Indonesia. This bay is a wonderful spot to try watersports, relax on the beach or take a tender cruise into the mangroves to spot birdlife.

Day 4: Rinca Island
Lesser known than neighboring Komodo Island, Rinca is an excellent place to observe Komodo dragons, as well as the monkey population and an array of birdlife. This morning, stroll through the park with a ranger and catch sight of the famed Komodo dragons. This afternoon, submerge at underwater sites in the channel between Komodo and Flores, such as Tatawa Besar and Kecil, relax on a sandy beach flecked with shells or explore nearby coves and try some watersports.
Day 5: South Rinca

South Rinca is home to Horse Shoe Bay (Nusa Kode), where fierce Komodo dragons patrol a beach backed by thick forest inhabited by monkeys, deer, wild boar and fish eagles. The landscape here is markedly different to that of central Komodo, with sheer peaks rising into whirls of cloud. Underwater spots here include macro-heaven Cannibal Rock. This is an exciting area to take the tender out for a cruise along the dramatic rock formations.

Day 6: Manta Point
Today, you will have a chance to visit a Manta cleaning station. Swim surrounded by Manta rays as they circle you in an underwater ballet. This area offers one of the most active underwater landscapes in Komodo with vibrant soft and hard coral gardens home to large numbers of fish. After lunch onboard, spend the afternoon beach combing or cruising mangroves and hidden coves on the tender, or relax onboard in the sunshine.
Day 7: Sebayor

This morning, the yacht will arrive at Sebayor Island. This is a great spot for a relaxing castaway day; at Sebayor Kecil you can dive with black-tip reef sharks, groups of tuna, and green turtles diving from the surface. The afternoon can be spent enjoying watersports in quiet bays or reclining on a deserted sandy beach backed by the Komodo hills, as the day draws to a close with cocktails and dinner with a view over a final spectacular sunset.

Day 8: Labuan Bajo

This morning, the yacht will return to Labuan Bajo port. After a final decadent breakfast on deck, your crew will assist you in disembarking the yacht and transfer you back to the airport to catch your flight home.

Please note that this itinerary serves only as a brief example of what we can arrange and is subject to change, depending on weather conditions, progressing harbor clearances and other deciding factors.

Civilized Adventures curates each charter itinerary on an individual basis. Please contact us to customize your yacht adventure and to know more about our options for extensions in Indonesia’s fascinating islands.

Our luxury yachts selection offers exceptional accommodation and service, combining tradition, elegance and modern comfort. See below for a glimpse of our luxury yachts:

1 CABIN - 2 GUESTS - 7 CREW - 31 M

Alexa is truly one-of-a-kind: the only sailing yacht in Indonesia designed for just two guests. Refurbished in 2013 by her owner, the 31-metre Alexa began life as a phinisi cargo vessel shipping spices from one Indonesian isle to another. Emerging from her refurbishment decorated all in white, Alexa retains her phinisi charm but exudes new levels of understated luxury.

Alexa is the obvious choice for a romantic escape or an incredible honeymoon. The lucky couple will be cocooned in extravagance and attended to by a crew of 7, including a spa therapist, a private chef, a cruise director and a dive guide.

Alexa has just one exquisite master cabin with wraparound windows offering 270-degree views over some of Indonesia’s most majestic landscapes, and a private balcony on the aft deck. With a medley of white linens, flowing cream curtains, turquoise accents, Balinese antiques and aged teak floors, Alexa is undoubtedly one of the most stylish boats available to charter in Indonesia.

Her owner’s footloose, pared-back style continues throughout the rest of Alexa’s interiors, including an indoor lounge and dining room, and a kitchen below deck. Large windows make the most of the views, while a combination of local antiques, silk rugs and contemporary art keeps the essence of Indonesia in sight. Outdoors, a large daybed is ideal for lounging in the shade, with cushioned areas on the bow for catching the breeze. The upper deck features a dining area and an additional daybed, ideal for sunbathing or starlit slumber.

Alexa’s chef collates menus according to guests’ desires, with a focus on fresh, healthy cuisine sourced from local Indonesian farmers, paired with incredible wines from around the world. For a special treat, bonfire lit barbecue dinners can be arranged on uninhabited islands. Alexa’s onboard masseuse can set up a massage table on deck or on a private stretch of beach for the ultimate relaxation.

Onboard facilities include air-conditioning, portable docking stations, paddleboards and fishing gear, as well as all snorkelling and diving equipment.

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Other options and vessels available. Please contact us to discover all our charter fleet and help you choose your stylish yacht that suits you and your Indonesia travel needs.

Our adventure yachts selection offers a cost-effective alternative to the luxury yachts. All the adventure yachts have been handpicked for their comfortable accommodation and good service. See below for a glimpse of our adventure yachts:

5 CABINS - 10 GUESTS -  11 CREW - 41 M

Fenides is a 41-metre phinisi style yacht that was custom built in 2019. This yacht was carefully constructed in Sulawesi to international standards, using local hardwoods of ironwood and teak for her hull and imported fittings. The owners have a great love of adventure, and as such Fenides is thoughtfully equipped with a plethora of equipment that makes her ideal for charters geared around diving or surfing. The implementation of superior computing systems adds to the seamless level of comfort and optimal performance.

Her minimalist, contemporary design adds to the sense of space, with three decks offering ample space for guests to unwind. Fenides sails off the beaten track, from secret surf breaks in Halmahera to epic dive spots around Komodo. A highly experienced crew of 11 ensures guests are well looked after, and the yacht’s superior equipment to ensure a great experience.

Fenides features five air-conditioned suites with two double cabins located on the upper deck as well as one master suite and two twin suites on the lower deck, all with en-suite bathrooms. The cabins are decorated in a minimalist style to maximise the feeling of space.

The main deck features an outdoor lounge and dining area for catching the sun and making the most of spectacular island views, as well as an indoor saloon and bar, and a dedicated camera room with 6 desks, editing facilities, widescreen TVs and sofas. On the upper deck, there is a second bar and plenty of space to relax alfresco.

Fenides also features a dive deck, climate-controlled camera room, and she is equipped with snorkel gear and dive equipment including nitrox, stand up paddleboards, portable docking stations, a Bose sound system, laundry facilities and two tenders.

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Other options and vessels available. Please contact us to discover all our charter fleet and help you choose your stylish yacht that suits you and your Indonesia travel needs.

Komodo National Park is best visited between May and September during the dry season.

The islands turn from lush green to arid sable throughout summer, contrasting against the vivid blue of the sea.

Cost to charter your private yacht

ADVENTURE private charter varies between USD$2,500 per night (30-metre yacht) and USD$9,000 per night (58-metre yacht).
LUXURY private charter varies between USD$4,500 per night (30-metre yacht) and USD$18,000 per night (65-metre yacht).

Enjoy an all-inclusive experience including the service of a full crew, all your meals and non-alcoholic beverages, use of water sports equipment and all excursions.

Sound Interesting?  Call us, we have lots of fabulous options to create your DREAM vacation!! 

If you prefer to join a small group, visit our “ Cruising – Small Ship” section to learn more about our scheduled departures.