MOANA Cruise at Komodo National Park - 5 days

Tour Details & Information - Individual Private Tour, Tour Code: SI-MBC-02

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Begin of Tour Labuan Bajo (Flores) - Sebayur Kecil - Gili Lawa (D)

Moana Double Cabin © Moana Boat CharterMoana Double CabinWelcome onboard MOANA. After a refreshing welcome drink, we set sails heading south. Now it is time for a short introduction to the facilities of our vessel and the tour program. Afterwards, there is only one thing left to do: relax and enjoy great views, while we are steaming towards our first stop: the famous Komodo National Park. The route depends on several conditions (weather, moon phase, season). The first dive will be in the afternoon. The spot near Sebayur Kecil is often used for a check dive because of the conditions are suitable for beginners. After wards snacks on board. Moana will stay in a quite bay for the night.

Day 2: Gili Lawa - Komodo (B/L/D)

Diving with Moana © Moana Boat CharterDiving with MoanaA typical diving day aboard Moana starts with breakfast at 06:00 hrs. Cereals and warm beverages will be served by the crew. Afterwards briefing for the first dive of the day. For example at Passage 1, one of the more advanced spots. Drift dives and sightings of whitetip reef shark are possible. You may come across swarms of sweetlips or striking colored parrot fish. When we return around 08:00 hrs a more hearty breakfast will be served. Afterwards it is time for the second dive of the morning. Lunch will be served abord Moana. Time to relax until 14:30 hrs. The third dive will be in the afternoon. Local snacks and drinks will be served afterwads. The fourth dive will be possible at 17:30 hrs. When all divers have returned to Moana it will be time for the three course set-dinner. The food is influenced by local indonesian and european dishes.

Day 3: Gili Lawa - Tatawa (B/L/D)

Diving with Moana © Moana Boat CharterDiving with MoanaFirst dive before Moana hoists anchor and moves to the area between Komodo and Rinca. Passage 2 is also known for strong currents. Depending on the starting point you will follow a lushly covered wall with many ledges which transforms to a canal with harsh edges. The currents follow the natural topography until you reach a basin. Following the rim you will reach a shallow coral garden where leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus), frogfish and crocodilefish (Cymbacephalus beauforti) hide between the rocks. Meet mackerels, turtles and sweetlips on the way. In the afternoon Moana will stay near Komod and Rinca. From there we can reach many of surrounding diving spots. Some of them are the best of the National Park. For example Batu Bolong south of Sebayur Kecil. It is easily spotted from above because of the characteristic rock arc. The diving spot is aptly named Current City. The tip of an underwater mountain is densely covered with corals and many fish can be found here. The currents attract also big fish.

Day 4: Tatawa - Rinca - Bat Island (B/L/D)

Moana at Komodo National Park © Moana Boat CharterMoana at Komodo National ParkDragon-Walk: Komodo dragons are the world's largest lizards. They only live on the island of Komodo and other tiny surrounding islands. After an early breakfast we start a 3-hours trek. We walk through the island to observe the Komodo Dragons in their pure environment as well as an opportunity to observe other animals such as deer, horses, birds etc, in their wild life. After returning to the boat we have the opportunity to swim or snorkel on the clean and white sandy beach.

Day 5: Bat Island - Bidadari - Labuan Bajo (B)

Moana © Moana Boat CharterMoanaBefore we move on to the harbour of Labuan Bajo Moana anchors at Bidadari Island. You can swim near the beach or just relax in the sand. It possible to snorkel at the reef. Return to Labuan Bajo after lunch and transfer to the airport.

Rates, Hotels & Information

Rates
Options Comfort Deluxe
Rate per person EUR 1.150
USD 1,400
EUR 1.290
USD 1,574
Based on individual private tour, min. 2 travellers in double/twin room
Changing or adapting this tour to match your personal needs, interests and wishes is, as always, possible. Please contact us! Group rates (closed groups only, min. 4 Pax) on request.
Single Supplement On Request On Request
Hotels for this Tour
(Changing the hotels according to your wishes is no problem!)
LocationComfort HotelsDeluxe Hotels

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Information, Services, Remarks
Depart/Arrive:

Labuan Bajo (Flores) / Labuan Bajo (Flores)

Hotel/Airport Transfers:

Transfers are inclusive from and to above mentioned airports and hotels of the immediate area.

Services (included):

Standard rate:
Full board (3 meals per day and snacks)
air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms (incl. shower/toilet)
non-alcoholic drinks (soft drinks, tea, coffee, water)
towels, day trips (see itin)
European cruise director
Transfers to/from boat

Diving Cruise ("upgrade"):
Unlimited diving
professional diving instructor and crew,
2 compressors, tanks, weights

Meal Plan as stated:
4x Breakfast 3x Lunch/Lunchbox 4x Dinner

Not included

Own expenses
Additional services (marked 'optional' above)
Programme not mentioned above
Season Surcharges
Domestic flight
Harbour clearance and Komodo National Park fees (EUR 115,- p.P.)
Crew gratuities (EUR 10/guest/day)
alcoholic beverages, soft drinks
Rental diving equipment (full set EUR 180,-/per trip, details on request)

Best Season(s):

March to December

Important Remarks:

Minimum 4 pax in Komodo.
There is no fixed route for this trip. Route depends on weather conditions, currents and other things. Changes are possible at any moment. For more information click on the fact sheet.
Saison 2018
02.06.2018 - 07.06.2018
08.08.2018 - 13.08.2018
More tours at Komodo National Park: 6 Days Cruise at Komodo National Park.

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