Sumbawa to Komodo on Aboya

Explore Komodo on Aboya. The traditional yacht is an excellent choice to discover the wonders of Sumbawa and Komodo National Park. The boat is perfect for private and personalized adventure charters, family sailing cruises, and scuba diving safaris. The ideal choice for all adventurers and people searching for off-the-beaten-track cruising experiences. Cruising Sumbawa and Komodo on Aboya will take you to incredible sites, including Moyo Island and its waterfalls, Saleh Bay and the giant whalesharks, Gili Lawa Darat and its splendid views and to Karang Makassar and the graceful Manta Rays.

Aboya yacht cruising Komodo National Park

Aboya Yacht in Komodo

Cruising Sumbawa and Komodo on Aboya yacht is a remarkable experience, reminding one of the old ways of discovery and exploration. The adventure yacht not only cruises with finesse but is also compact enough to gracefully navigate to the most picturesque anchorages allowing for unique perspectives throughout your yacht charter.

Aboya Yacht Cabin

Cruising Expereince

The yacht can host up to 8 guests. Two master cabins and a shared sleeping area for four passengers in bunk beds. The cabins are equipped with a shower room , toilette and air conditioning. Aboya features a spacious dining area and is fully equipped for scuba diving and snorkeling. Relax onboard or jump explore the surroundings with the two Stand-up Paddleboards. 

Aboya Yacht Sunset

Sumbawa and Komodo

Starting in central Sumbawa, this yacht charter itinerary travels east, covering around 150 nautical miles along the north coast of Sumbawa to reach Komodo, searching for whale sharks and hidden waterfalls along the way. The raw beauty of the landscape and the crystal-clear water are merging into one of the most epic sceneries on our planet. 

Moyo Island | Day 1

At Sumbawa Airpot, meet the crew and your cruise director. Familiarize yourself with the onboard facilities and enjoy a refreshing welcome drink. Our first stop is Moyo Island. Arrive at Moyo Island and venture into its lush forests to discover a hidden waterfall. Immerse yourself in crystal-clear waters on Moyo’s west side, encountering marine life and pelagic creatures while snorkeling. Embark on a memorable overnight cruise onboard Aboya towards Saleh Bay, to continue the adventure of a lifetime.

As the sun rises, the distant hills turn from red to pink and Saleh Bay is covered in a golden color. Now jump into the water and witness the graceful ballet of whale sharks beneath the fishing platforms at sunrise. Swim alongside these gentle giants, highly revered by the local community as symbols of luck for fisheries and prosperity. Once you are back onboard, a delicious breakfast is served.  Next, journey on to Satonda Island. 

Satonda Island | Day 3

Approaching this island is truly inspiring. The shape and green hills create a beautiful image. Once you set foot on the island, you are welcomed by friendly guides. After climbing a few stairs, you see the saltwater lake. Here you can go for a swim or hike up to the viewpoints that offer two different perspectives; marvel at the beautiful bay or turn to overlook the lake. There is even the possibility of hiking around the lake. Back on the boat, you can snorkel or try some stand-up paddleboarding. 

Batu Monco & Banta| Day 4

Set sail early to Batu Monco, a heavenly bay on Komodo Island. Dive into calm turquoise waters adorned with vibrant coral reefs. A perfect place for spotting manta rays and dolphins, you can choose from a variety of underwater activities or simply unwind on expansive white sandy beaches. Next, we set sail towards Banta Island, renowned for its excellent diving and snorkeling and a common spot to encounter majestic manta rays along the ridges.

Komodo Dragons | Day 5

Embark on a leisurely hike in search of the legendary Komodo dragons, accompanied by monkeys and vibrant birdlife. Witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, the only place on the planet they can be found. Spend the remainder of the day immersed in tranquil bliss, as you explore the beauty of the local area and discover the vibrant coral reefs brimming with a kaleidoscope of marine life.

Gili Lawa & Karang Makassar | Day 6

Explore the captivating Gili Lawa islands, abundant with schooling fish and untouched coral reefs. Delve into the vibrant underwater realm and discover serenity on secluded shores. Sail southwards to Taka Makassar, known as Manta Reef, for exhilarating encounters with mantas, sharks, and turtles. Enjoy a refreshing swim or savor a magical sunset at the nearby sand atoll.

Padar, Rinca & Kalong | Day 7

Witness the breathtaking sunrise over Flores Island as your voyage draws to a close. Set sail back to Labuan Bajo, cherishing the extraordinary memories created during this unforgettable adventure. Bid farewell to A’boya and her dedicated crew as they ensure your smooth transfer to the airport or your hotel.

Farewells in Labuan Bajo | Day 8

Witness the breathtaking sunrise over Flores Island as your voyage draws to a close. Set sail back to Labuan Bajo, cherishing the extraordinary memories created during this unforgettable adventure. Bid farewell to A’boya and her dedicated crew as they ensure your smooth transfer to the airport or your hotel.

Itinerary

Please note, this is a sample itinerary. Each Cruise is different and the detailed day-to-day itinerary and sites will be tailored to suit guests’ preferences as well as weather and ocean conditions. Private Charters are more flexible in the itinerary compared to scheduled Cruises. Your Cruise Director will work with you on the detailed day-to-day planning onboard. 

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