Katharina Cruise, Komodo Cruise 4 Days Sailing Adventures
Katharina Cruise, Komodo Cruise 4 Days Sailing Adventures
$ 1,699–$ 2,975
Few areas in Asia can match the cultural and natural diversity as can be found following the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands: towering active volcanoes, jungle clad mountain ranges, alternated by dry savannah lowlands, both teeming with wildlife… quiet coastal villages, emerald seas, megalithic cultures, colorful market places, tribal rituals and in addition a world of kaleidoscopic beauty under water.
This leisure expedition includes the Komodo area for a couple of days of snorkelling, beach combing and hiking through one of the most beautiful National Parks of Indonesia. The cruise includes a ranger-led trek through the park in search for an encounter with the prehistoric Komodo Dragon. The Komodo National park archipelago is not only known as the home of the Komodo dragon, but also for the incredible marine diversity found in the rich, current-swept reefs and open water surrounding it.
Sailing Adventure Cruises
Emerald seas, megalithic cultures, colourful market places and tribal rituals will saturate your senses before and after your encounters with the most formidable of all terrestrial creatures, the Komodo Dragons. You feel you are observing prehistoric times when standing eye to eye with this last relative of the saurians. The leisure part of your visit of the National Komodo Park includes snorkelling, beach combing and hiking at some of the most beautiful locations Indonesia has to offer. Entering the Flores Highlands you have an opportunity to hike to some remote villages and witness the tedious process of ‘ikat’ weaving, practised amid unsurpassed scenery of gigantic volcanoes, bamboo forests and intriguingly coloured crater lakes. It is the very best introduction to the soul of Indonesia
This 7-day cruise embarks from Labuhanbajo and ends at Bali (or vice versa) and explores the interior of east-Lombok, the magical crater lake of Satonda in Sumbawa and includes a visit to the Komodo National Park, which is not only known as the home of the world’s largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, but also for the incredible marine diversity found in the rich, current-swept reefs and open water surrounding the Park. This adventurous cruise offers a cross-section of uninhabited islands, quiet coastal villages, towering active volcanoes, tribal rituals and a world of kaleidoscopic beauty underwater.
Day to Day Itinerary
Apr 26 - May 1, 2015 | May 28 - Jun 3, 2015 | Jun 15 - Jun 21, 2015 | Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2015 | Jul 20 - Jul 26, 2015 | Aug 8 - Aug 14, 2015 | Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2015
DOMESTIC AIR FARE IN AND OUT TO LABUAN BAJO/KOMODO NOT INCLUDED,
Bali to Flores : DPS – LBJ
WINGS AIR IW 1886 | 06:50 – 08:00 | 0 stop | www.lionair.co.id
Flores to Bali : LBJ – DPS
GARUDA GA7029 | 15:50 – 17:15 | 0 stop | www.garuda-indonesia.com
* air fares not included in cruise fare, you can ask our reservation to book flight.
If you book ticket with us, we will try to have all guest in the same flight.
Boat will depart from Labuan Bajo – Flores at noon time, 12:00pm.
Departure time could flexible/change due to weather or any guest flight delays. If your flight delayed, ship will wait for you.
We will pick you up at the airport of Labuan Bajo, after taking care of your luggage will go by bus into the interior of west Flores, taking a winding road uphill to the village of Melo. Here local ‘strongmen’ will perform the whip-dance, typical for west Flores. After lunch we will set sail to the tiny island of kelor, uninhabited and a perfect spot for excellent swimming and snorkelling. Onwards sail to Rinca Island.
Today we will visit the ranger station of Loh Buaya on Rinca Island. This island is well-known for its diverse wildlife. Apart from Komodo dragons, we may spot monkeys, wild buffaloes and deer. After our treks we will move on to a great snorkeling spot on an attol were if we are lucky manta rays can be found. Late afternoon we will set sail for the island of Gili Lawa Darat.
Early risers can choose to make the 45 minutes trek up the hill of the island and have a beautiful view of the whole national park as the sun rizes above it. Alternatively you can go snorkeling or make use of the paddleboards onboard.
After our morning exercise we set sail to the island of Mesa. Here we meet a settlement of the Bajau people. These ‘sea gypsies’ live in houses on stilts over the water. Originally from Sulawesi and formerly fully nomadic, living on their boats, nowadays the Bajau often occupy more permanent settlements.
After a stroll through the village we will sail onwards to the island of Sabalon where In the evening our crew will prepare an evening beach barbecue under the star studded night sky. Late at night we will sail to the bay of Labuhanbajo where we spend a quiet night.
After a last early morning swim we say goodbye to the crew and leave the boat. Time permitting we will visit the market or stroll around the the centre of Labuhanbajo before we transfer you to your hotel or connecting flight.
MSY Katharina Specification
Katharina Vessel Description
Katharina Vessel Description
The Katharina is a traditional Indonesian “Phinisi” built in 1995 in Kalimantan using the best grades of iron wood . Her slim hull was originally being planned for commercial sailing before we spotted her in the making and fitted her as a cruising vessel. Not only is the Katharina very elegant on the water, she is also fast becoming a classic yacht as very few of these original designs remain.
Katharina’s overall length is 40 meters, providing comfortable accommodation for up to 14 guests in 6 cabins located below deck . All cabins offer all necessary amenities including private bathrooms, individually controlled AC and storage space including a safe.
Led by Captain Iwan, the Katharina is catered for by an all Indonesian crew of 12, dedicated to make your stay aboard truly memorable
Safety and Seaworthiness
The vessel is fitted with all internationally required safety and communication equipment such as SSB and VHF radios, life jackets, life rafts, and satellite telephone. Apart from that we carry an extensive first aid kit, Defibrillator (AED) and emergency oxygen supply.
Experienced navigators consider it an axiom that the seaworthiness of a vessel depends on the seaworthiness of the crew. Our ship has a well seasoned all licensed Indonesian crew of twelve. We have have multiple first aid trainings per year and drills are done on a regular basis according to the Marine Safety Codes.
Spacious twin shared cabins with twin bunk beds or double bed
Each cabin has a private bathroom with toilet and hot shower
Washbasin and soap toiletries in your cabin
Cabins have individually controlled air conditioning
Towels and beach towels that are regularly changed
each cabin has an individual minisafe for valuables and travel documents
Free tea, coffee and mineral water
Excellent food and snacks (vegetarian food on request)
A selection of wines, cold beer and other alcoholic drinks are for sale
Outdoor sleeping facilities
Unlimited use of our snorkeling equipment and 2 sea canoes
Television, DVD and music centre in lounge
Katharina Technical Specifications
Construction: Kalimantan Indonesia
Length over Deck: 30,5 meters
Length over all: 40 meters
Beam: 8,60 meters
Draught: 3,50 meters
Engine: 6 cyl. Mitshubishi s6B 280Hp Marine engine
Rig: Gaff rigged ketch – 600 m2 sails, 2 mains, two tops, three jibs
Cruising speed: 7-9 Knots
Top speed: 10-12 Knots
Voltage: 220 volts
Tenders: 2 one with 40 hp yamaha and one with 15hp yamaha
Decks: 1 main deck, 1 sun deck, 1 cabin deck
Capacity: 12 guests
Water capacity: 4000 Liter
Fuel Capacity: 9000 Liter
Watermaker: Aqua whisper capicity 2000 liters per day
Auxiliary Power: 2 generators, and emergency DC system
Furuno radar with 2nd gps and chart plotter
Max sea computer baed navigation system
VHF and sbb radios
Epirb emergency Beacon
Paper charts and manual utilities
2 x lifeboat capacity 25 people.
liferings with lights
40 lifejackets with lights
fire alarm system
Emergency mobile fire pump
Extensive first aid kits
Medical oxygen supply
Q. Is this tour offers Diving?
A. No this cruise is a leisure cruise, offers themed excursion and unlimited snorkelling opportunity.
Q. How can I arrange my flights to and from starting/end port ?
A. Please inform us that you would like us to arrange the domestic air tickets for you
Q. How can i get from Airport to The boat and vice versa ?
A. Once you arrive at starting port/end port of cruise, transfer to and from airport is include in the service.
Q. How much cash do i need to carry in this cruise ?
A. Since this is a full board cruise, during the cruise you may only need money (cash in local currency) when you are purchasing souvenir. You may also needs to pay your bar bill (alcoholic drinks are not included in the service) after the cruise, you can also pay onboard the ship using Credit Card (Visa & Master Card only)
Q. What is Included in this cruise ?
A. Full board meal, english speaking guide service, free flow coffee and tea, use of our water activities equipment (snorkel, fins, goggles, sea canoe), Limited laundry.
Q. What is not included ?
A. Personal expenses, Alcoholic drinks consumed from boat bar during the cruise, domestic airfares (unless mentioned included).
Q. Do I Need Travel Insurances?
A. Your cruise tour purchased from allaboutbali.com may include your worldwide travel insurance, please Look at the product description.
Q. What about safety precaution and medic ?
A. Crew of the boat are certified for the Basic Safety Training, and they are also regularly train for medical first aid officer.
Q. What about emergency support ?
A. The boat office and allaboutbali.com monitors movement of thenbboat and regularly receiving report from boat captain, should there is something emergency support needed, Theres hould be a plan already, even for an airlift emergency evacuation.
Q. What time will the boat leave port, in case i only get the latest fllight to be in the starting port ?
A. Depends on the itinerary program, if you are arriving late, you may missed the morning attraction, boat leave at 12.00 noon, so guest able to have lunch onboard the ship. Please arrange your ticket by consulting us to assure you are not missing any program by arriving the latest.
Q. What time the boat will arriving at the end port?
A. Boat will arrive early morning and depend on the itinerary whether we have morning program/attractions or not, if not we will then transfer you directly from boat to the airport for your return flight.
Q. Are domestic flights sometime delay and cancelled ?
A. Though nowadays air transport departure and arrival time has been increasing in term of quality, but there is always possibility of weather-caused delay. There you could missed your connecting flight. Please have at least one day stay in Bali /Jakarta before connecting to your Int'l flight. Please also consult us whether travel insurance is included in the tour you purchased from www.allaboutbali.com
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