The seasons in Komodo National Park are suitable for boat trips all year long. Each period provides you with a beautiful perspective on this unique and spectacular region in Indonesia. Discover the park through out the year and enjoy a unforgettable adventure.
December to March
The month of December is usually still good for sailing Komodo. At this time the sea is still calm, although it often rains at night. The first half of January is similar to December in terms of the weather at this park. After a busy Christmas time, in January there are only a few schooners cruising Komodo.Towards March the “Wet Season” starts. The islands of Komodo however tend to get less rain compared to the mainland of Flores. Komodo Dragons are very active in this time of the year. And although it is not the season of Mantas, you can occasionally spot the resident Manta Rays around Makassar Reef and Manta Alley. Furthermore, December to March offer a good chance to encounter good conditions in the barely visited Southern part of Komodo.
April to June
In this time of the year, the islands are green and lush since the rainy season ends. You can site many Manta Rays and Komodo Dragons in the park around the month of June. Plus, there is a good chance to see Whale Sharks during these months. The sea is usually very clear and calm in the months of April to June. The green landscape of this area makes it a great place to visit around April to June. Make sure that you bring along your camera in order to capture the beautiful lush nature of the islands.
July to August
This is peak season in Komodo National Park. Calm seas and favorable weather conditions make it the perfect time to sail Komodo on a private boat trip. It might be a little more tricky to see Komodo Dragons around this time, as it is mating season for them. Make sure that you book cruises, accommodation and flights well in advance. Many flights, boats and hotels are almost booked out at this time and last-minute bookings will be more expensive
September to November
The best season for sailing Komodo is September to November. It is Manta season, whale season and season for the Komodo Dragon. Furthermore, you can spot Sperm whales and whale sharks on their migration routes. Plus, at this time you find discounts on accommodations and flights as there are not many tourists around at this time of the year.