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Live aboard – Luxury Phinisi Yacht Charter
The mysterious Spice Islands enjoy an evocative ancient history, conjuring romantic visions of majestic sailing ships, exotic sultans, the golden age of exploration, and enigmatic jungle tribes whose culture and traditions have survived intact for thousands of years. Columbus, Magellan, and Francis Drake all sailed in search of the Spice Islands. Over the last two decades, Indonesia has awoken and discovered as one of the sailing and diving destination.
The best way to discover mystical Indonesia is aboard of a high luxury Phinisi Boat, the ultimate live aboard with unbeatable service and the smile of their crews. Tailor-made adventure cruises aboard of a high luxury Phinisi Boat combining luxurious private charter and exclusive diving option with dive master on board, spa treatments and a splendid fusion of Asian and European cuisine, created from the best Indonesian gourmet chefs ensures you have the vacation of your lifetime and the best way to discover mystical Indonesia.
Indonesia is the only great cruising destination on the planet that straddles the equator, which means you can enjoy the wonders of this magnificent country at any time of the year.
Sitting at under 10 degrees either side of the equator, Indonesia is immune to typhoons in the north and cyclones in the south.
Even the trade winds have volcano-studded islands as windbreakers, with the best destinations found on the leeward side. Despite its vast open spaces, Indonesia is a less-rugged destination than elsewhere in the Pacific for those who choose to holiday at sea.
For those seeking exotic new horizons, our luxurious sailing adventure or diving expedition holidays in Indonesia are the perfect choice.
Explore and discover the Indonesia archipelago, one of the world’s greatest areas of natural beauty, spreads over 5200 km between the Asian mainland and Australia, all of it with in the tropics, and comprises over 17,000 tropical islands. Indonesia is a truly one of a kind destination in the world, islands scattered like emeralds over the luminous blue seas along the equator.
Tropical forests, mysterious volcanoes and mountains, thousands of miles of fabulous beaches and amazing coral reefs – it is hard to believe that all of this phenomenal beauty belongs to one maritime country, where the age of sail never really ended.
The largely volcanic nature of the islands has created tall cloud-swept mountains swathed in the green of rice terraces or rain forest, dropping to blindingly bright beaches and vivid blue seas, the backdrop for Southeast Asia’s biggest wilderness areas, stunning variety of wildlife, rare flowers and exotic plants. Species found nowhere else on earth have flourished in certain areas, including the famous Komodo dragon on the island of the same name.
Dolphins, turtles, seahorses and manta rays, blue lagoons teeming with fish make Indonesia an ideal destination for adventure travel and true immersion into the multidimensional paradise.
Discover and explore remote islands and hidden fabulous white-sand beaches, where the richest diverse marine ecosystems are mostly found, excellent good water visibility for diving and snorkeling, colorful soft and hard coral gardens, healthy tropical and pelagic fish, a paradise to escape.
Discover Indonesia aboard a traditional luxurious Phinisi will transport you into the mysterious and magnificent ancient world of the Spice Islands with the magical romantic visions of large sailing ships, exotic sultans, the golden age of exploration and enigmatic jungle tribes.
Sink into the ancient history of the enigmatic Spice Islands of Indonesia and discover the mysterious jungle tribes of the spectacular charter destinations of Komodo, Savu Sea, Banda, Papua, Raja Ampat or Sulawesi. You will be taken into the enchanting world of Savu Sea, including Alor, Flores, Savu and Sumba.
You will be greeted by volcanic crater lakes, enchanting harbors with traditional fishing crafts or if you prefer, secluded and tranquil bays where you can enjoy incomparable diving, sunbathing or other activities in the pristine waters.
The luxury phinisi wooden boats are sailing all year round in Indonesia waters, adventuring from one island to another.
The season for sailing is typically from February to October, with the best months from June to August, Phinisi adventure cruises are offered for Komodo, Flores, Moyo, Banda, Raja Ampat, West Papua. In the Wintertime Phinisi charter is available in Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Andaman islands India.
Adventures & luxury Phinisi Yacht holidays around Komodo Islands
We set sails for the exotic Komodo Islands, the only island in the world and can only be found in Indonesia, is the home of the famous Komodo Dragon and it is certainly one of the best private Phinisi charter and live aboard scuba diving destination that you can find on the planet.
Komodo National park is located in the centre of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. Komodo offers a plethora of exciting, challenging and rewarding dive sites, and presents a spectacle of underwater topography, teaming with marine life.
Above the water you drift slowly through scattered islands, white sandy beaches and pink sandy beaches. The crystal clear sea of Komodo Islands with excellent diving visibility make Komodo Phinisi Charter itinerary as top destination to discover the incredible underwater life, tropical beautiful colorful fishes, the amazing paradise coral reef garden, the pelagic fish. Komodo Island is located in the strait of the same name at the confluence of the Indian Ocean and the Banda Sea. within the Lesser Sunda Islands between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores in the border region between the provinces of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara.
The Komodo National Park features one of the world’s richest and most diverse marine environments—thanks to the overflowing currents in the area. In the north, you will find a collection of the world’s most beautiful varieties of reefs, boasting a rich combination of hard and soft corals, wrasses, angelfishes, and also predators—reef sharks, tunas, and giant kingfishes. In the south, you will see more soft corals with amazing profusion of colors, and even more macro and manta rays too.
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 snorkeling and some of the best diving in Indonesia.
Buffalo, deer, wild pigs and birdlife are plentiful but the most remarkable attraction on Komodo is its endangered monitor lizards, the Komodo dragons: 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. Their heads are large and their long, forked tongue is used to sense the air, following the scent of prey which consists of wild pigs, deer, water buffalo, dogs, goats, rats, snakes, birds, and other monitors.
Adventures & luxury Phinisi holidays around the Raja Ampat Islands
Raja Ampat is located off the northwest tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsular on the island of New Guinea in Indonesia’s West Papua province. The Archipelago of Raja Ampat consists of more than 1500 islands, cays and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo. different sizes and density, creating the magical landscape. The diversity of the natural life on the islands is none less rich and beautiful than the marine life. In Papua New Guinea, on the outskirts of Indonesia, far from civilization as we know it.
Raja Ampat awaits to be discovered by you. The untouched beauty, the most amazing coral reefs, marine and wildlife will dazzle your imagination. In the early years of this century a new name caused sensation in the world of marine biologist and divers: “Raja Ampat”!
This remote area was newly discovered as the place with the richest variety of marine species in the world and with an ecosystem very well intact. An incredible 75% of all known coral species (537 species confirmed) appear to live in its seas.
The amount of fish species count more than 1000. The density of marine life is as well amazing. The reefs of Raja Ampat are just as varied as the marine life. There are vertical walls, reef flats, slopes, sea mounts, mucky mangroves, lagoons and pinnacles.
Several teams of biologists and divers visited this area and nearly all discovered new species. Reports of visits were published on websites of environmental organizations and later articles in all major dive magazines and National Geographic Magazine followed. And all this did not stop: more enthusiastic stories still appear in the media.
Raja Ampat is all about diversity – not only diversity of species, but also of dive sites. There are some areas where soft corals and sea fans dominate, others with amazing diverse hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, drop offs, caves, black sand, white sand. Then there are the fish, lots of them, in more shapes and sizes than anywhere else in the world.
Not only are there loads of fish, but all the levels of the food chain are well represented – from pygmy seahorses to top predators. In many places brightly colored soft corals can be found close to the surface which, illuminated by natural sunlight, make these dive sites spectacularly vibrant.
Amazing number of bird’s species can be found, including the Red Bird of Paradise, Kingfishers, and Sea Eagles. Though Papua New Guinea is quite isolated, the local people are friendly. Usually engaged in fishing, they’re leading simple lives, surrounded by stunning beauty.
Raja Ampat is one of the biggest biodiversity marine life sites on the globe. While Scuba diving or Snorkeling you’ll encounter one of the richest coral reef ecosystems in the world. The school of fishes, turtles, eels, cuttlefish and sharks, including the famous wobbygongs are regular inhabitants of this sea.
The chances you’ll see still undiscovered species are really big, since the scientists register new species of marine life on daily basis. With around 1300 fish species, endangered sea turtles, and 75 percent of all species coral existing, you’ll get to understand why everybody talk about bio diversity when the Raja Ampat is mentioned. Sailing season: November to April.