KOMODO ISLANDS

A natural volcanic paradise

Recently selected as one of National Geographic Magazine’s Top Ten Destinations. 

Yacht Charter & Liveaboard in the Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park is located in East Nusatenggara, Indonesia. Travelling to Komodo and Flores is a short one-hour direct flight from Bali. It allows visitors to quickly escape the tourist crowds. In fact, much of Komodo is yet to be seen by tourists. As a result, this makes it even more special for those who do discover on a yacht charter or liveaboard.

Meet the only dragons on earth

Here you can have a unique experience and meet the Komodo Dragons in their natural environment; the world’s largest lizard. A rare species to see in its natural habitat, over 2500 Komodo Dragons live across the Komodo National Park which is made up of three main islands – Komodo, Rinca and Padar.

World-class diving and Pink Sand Beaches

The Pink Sand Beach is another rare sight that you can visit when travelling the region. Most importantly, it is one of only seven places in the world where you can visit a pink sand beach. Therefore, It is perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Komodo’s diving spots attract divers who want to explore and swim alongside giant mantas, sea turtles, dolphins, dugongs and some of the oceans most beautiful corals. Whether it’s snorkelling or scuba diving, in short, Komodo’s diving spots is magic – everything you see is mesmerising.

Land of tradition

The people of Komodo come from across many regions including Sape, Madura, South Sulawesi and Manggari. Therefore, they bring with them a variety of cultural influences and backgrounds.

In addition, many men make a living as fishermen and you may see women who are weaving. You may even be lucky and attend a traditional village welcome dance.

However, it is important that you are sensitive to the local people when walking around the island and in the villages. Tourists should be comfortable with covering up knees and shoulders. For example, you may do this by using a beautiful authentic sarong to cover swimwear.

An island to discover by cruise

That is to say, sailing a yacht charter or Liveaboard in the Komodo National Park in this region will give you have the best possible view. As you blissfully cruise, you take in every sunrise and sunset with a tropical paradise as your backdrop. This is an adventure you won’t forget.

Discover a hidden paradise, come dive and cruise in the Komodo.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Navigable all year
  • Empty Beaches
  • Pink Beach
  • World-class Diving 
  • Liveaboard
  • Multi cultural
  • Seafood 
  • BBQ on the beach
  • Komodo Dragons
  • Manta Ray

ALL THE PLACES TO SEE AT THE KOMODO NATIONAL PARK

Can I rent a bareboat in Indonesia?

No, unfortunately, the government does not allow bareboat. In some way, it is safer for you, as the maps are not always accurate in these remote areas. The captain with his crew will show you the best places to visit during your trip.

Can I participate in the manoeuvres with the crew?

Yes, if you know how to sail and want to participate, you are welcome to help the crew.

In the Komodo, are the dragons dangerous?

No, there is a guard from the national park that assists you during your stay and he ensures your safety. If you follow his guidance, it is safe.

What is the weather like in the Komodo Islands?

The high season is between May to end of October when it is not raining. Personally, my favorite time is at the end of the rainy season when the islands are super green.

How do I get to the boat?

You will need to arrive at Labuan Bajo airport.

To get to the Komodo island, there are 7 daily direct flights connecting Labuan Bajo, Flores to Denpasar, Bali. The flight takes 1 hour and 30 minutes.

There are 2 flights leaving Jakarta, Java and it takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. From Surabaya, Java it is 2 hours.

We recommend to book via:

  1. www.garuda-indonesia.com
  2. www.lionair.co.id (Wings Air)
  3. www.traveloka.com
  4. www.kalstaronline.com
  5. www.flynamair.com
  6. www.batikair.com

 

A driver and cruise director will be waiting for you at the exit of the airport and bring you to the marina. From there a dinghy will bring you on board.

Is the Komodo National park closed?

No, this was only a rumour. It has been in discussion that some parts of the Komodo island should be partially closed (just 1 island, not the national park).

The closing hasn’t been done, and we at Yachting Experience know the best spots to observe the Dragons away from the crowd

Would you like to know more?