Ombak Putih Cruise, Komodo to Bali 7 Days Sailing Adventures
Ombak Putih Cruise, Komodo to Bali 7 Days Sailing Adventures
$ 2,520–$ 4,410
This 7-day cruise embarks from Labuhanbajo 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.
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 TO LABUAN BAJO/KOMODO NOT INCLUDED,
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Upon arrival in Labuhanbajo, we will go to the village of Melo to attend a performance of the traditional ‘whip-dance’, a test of daring and skill for which the men of the Western portion of Flores are famous. Two men, protected by rattan shields, accompanied by an orchestra of local instruments, hit each other fiercely with a rattan whip. Lightning quick moves defend each from the objective…to inflict a wound on the back of the other. The winner is loudly applauded and cheered. Upon return we embark the vessel. After a few hours of sailing we will stop at the small island of Kelor to swim and snorkel and visit the adjacent island of Kukusan where 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.
You will visit the ranger station of Loh Buaya on Rinca Island for a first possible encounter with the famous Komodo dragons. This dry and rugged island is well-known for its diverse wildlife. Apart from dragons, we may spot monkeys, wild buffaloes and deer. From the top of the hills, the scenery is spectacular. In the afternoon we go to one of the beaches nearby for some excellent snorkelling.
We wake up with the boat at anchor off Komodo Island, one of eighty odd islands of Komodo National Park. We will go ashore at the ranger station in Loh Liang for an early morning ranger guided trek through the Park searching for the Komodo Lizards. In the setting of a dry and rugged landscape we will meet these intimidating creatures that are obviously misplaced in today’s world. After re-embarking we will sail to a beach, called ‘red-beach’ because of the particles of red coral mingled with the sand. Here we will swim and snorkel over one of the ‘richest’ reefs in Eastern Indonesia. We will be stunned by the incredible variety of coral and fish on display underneath our arms and legs. Later in the afternoon we will make a stop at Gili Lawa Darat. The brave make it to the top of this island that offers one of the best views of the Komodo archipelago.
In the morning we have our breakfast off the beach of Gili Banta, uninhabited and perfect for some excellent swimming and snorkelling. Following this daily excursion among underwater creatures, we will proceed to the east coast of Sumbawa to visit the village of Wera. Wera is a Buginese settlement famous for its boatbuilding. Here we will see various types and sizes of traditional styled craft in various stages of construction. Many of the centuries old construction techniques are retained today and are examples of the way our schooners were built in recent years. We will stroll through the village and enjoy the our time with the friendly local people. Night sailing headed west.
We set foot on land at the little known island of Satonda with its stunning crater lake and beautiful coral gardens. Located just a couple of miles off the north-west coast of Sumbawa, Satonda is what remained of an extinct volcano of which the caldera was filled with water when nearby Mount Tambora erupted in 1815. It was the biggest volcanic eruption in the collective memory of mankind, much larger than Krakatoa. With an estimated volume of 160 cubic kilometres of rocks and ash ejected from the volcano the following year became known as the “year without a summer” because of the effect on North American and European weather. A highlight of our visit to Satonda is the sight of many thousands of flying foxes that commute at dusk from the island to feed on the mainland, returning before first light the next day. From Satonda we sail to the island of Moyo. Here we will land on the West coast of the island and take a short jungle walk to a local waterfall. We will plunge in the pool at the bottom and sense the chill of the sweet fresh water. Night sailing to east Lombok.
Docked in Labuhan Lombok, east Lombok, after breakfast we will board a local coach for a tour into the interior of east Lombok. This relatively rural and traditional region is largely untouched by the busy tourist areas frequenting the West part of the island (Senggigi Beach, Gili Islands). We will visit a pottery village, attend a local dance performance and enjoy a real Sasak (indigenous people of Lombok) lunch on the way. After re-embarkation we move to the small island of Kondo, where we will visit a coral conservation project and have a refreshing swim and snorkel inspection of the local reef. Long night sail to the southwest coast of Lombok Island.
The last day on aboard begins with a relaxing morning on a desert beach at Gili Nanggu (just off the coast of southwest Lombok),our last opportunity for snorkelling and enjoying the warm equatorial waters. Midday will mark our departure sail back to Bali with lunch and time to pack enroute. In Serangan east Bali, we will disembark and say goodbye to the crew of the Ombak Putih and see you off to your next destination.
MSY Ombak Putih Specification
Ombak Putih Vessel Description
The Ombak Putih is a traditional Indonesian schooner custom built from Iron wood by Buginese ship builders . Her keel was laid in Batulicin Kalimantan in 1995, and she became operational in 1997. The Ombak Putih is 42 meter long, and provides accommodation for up to 24 guests in 12 comfortable cabins. With approximately 400 square meters of public space divided over 2 main decks, the Ombak Putih offers both open and covered space in abundance, allowing for privacy and serene relaxing. All cabins are located below deck and offer private bathroom, portholes, individually controlled air conditioning, and ample storage space including safety deposit box. Led by Captain Feri, 14 dedicated crew members coming from all regions of the archipelago make your stay with us a memorable experience.
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 fourteen and an experienced cruise director . 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 cabin 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
Valuables and travel documents can be stored in the ship’s safe
Dining in spacious air conditioned lounge
Teak wooden furniture in lounge, cabins and on deck
Spacious sun and semi-covered decks
Free tea, coffee and mineral water
Excellent food and snacks (vegetarian food on request)
A selction of wines, cold beer and other alcoholic drinksare offered for sale
Fresh water on-deck shower
Outdoor sleeping facilities
Professional cruise director
Unlimited use of our snorkeling equipment and 2 sea canoes
Television, DVD and music center in lounge
Ombak Putih Technical Specifications
Construction: Kalimantan, Indonesia, 1996/7
Length over deck: 36 Meter
Length over all: 42 Meter
Draft: 3.5 meters
Engine: Mercedes 12 cylinder marine engine
Rig: Gaff rigged ketch – 600 m2 sails, 2 mains, two tops, three jibs
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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