Nataraja in Komodo
Nataraja in Komodo is a cruise itinerary for those who want to discover Komodo National Park in all its magic and beauty. On board Nataraja liveaboard, you will gently navigate through the crystal clear waters and discover famous sites such as Makassar Reef, Gili Banta and Rinca Island. Unwind your soul, take a deep breath and travel to a land where time seems to stand still.
Nataraja in Komodo
Nataraja is characterized by tropical hardwood throughout the interior, and a spacious, open living area with stunning views in all directions. The open deck area features a large dining table for al-fresco dining and joyful gatherings. In addition, there is an open kitchen-galley, a bar, and a lounge at the stern. The rooftop sundeck offers ample space for your yoga practice, sunbathing, sunset cocktails, and stargazing. The yacht is a perfect choice for families and groups of friends.
Nataraja features four well-appointed cabins with air-conditioning and private bathrooms. The master cabin at the stern boasts a private terrace and two large windows, providing breathtaking views. It has one large bed, two small ones and a desk. The three cabins are fitted with either twin beds or a double bed and an additional child’s bed in case you wish to travel with your children. On board Nataraja, you will be served with a healthy combination of Western & Indonesian dishes.
Cruising Komodo National Park takes you to a realm of raw beauty and unspoiled magic. Observe the graceful dance of the Manta Rays, savor the starlit skies and stark contrast of colors surrounding you. Komodo cruise itineraries take you on a journey through a region which is still relatively untouched by mass tourism and crowds. A place where remote beaches, turquoise waters and enchanting landscapes captivate visitors of all ages.
Welcome to Komodo on Nataraja | Day 1
Crew members will be on-site to greet you at the arrival gate or your hotel. They will assist you to the pre-arranged transport for a short ride to the harbor of Labuan Bajo to board the tenders. On board, you will be welcomed by the crew, offering a welcome drink. The cruise director will give an introduction, a safety briefing, and a small tour of the yacht, and assist you with cabin allocation while the vessel departs. Nataraja will head to Sebayur Island. There you have your first opportunity for a check dive or snorkeling session. For keen hikers, Sebayur Besar offers one of the best sunset panoramas in Komodo National Park.
In the morning, you depart for Makassar Reef, aka Manta Point. This is one of the most famous sites in Komodo and a bucket-list dive site for many. There are three small, shallow reefs that constitute the Makassar reef complex. Even though there are numerous corals, the main attraction are Manta Rays. Swim, snorkel, or dive with the gentle giants and observe them gliding through the waters with ease. Afterward, soak in the stunning beauty around you from the nearby beach. When the sun sets, Nataraja will head towards Gili Banta.
Gili Banta | Day 3
Gili Banta is an ancient volcano which is located a few miles outside Komodo National Park. The large, protected bays at Gili Banta allow for different water activities such as kayaking or paddleboarding. There are various dive sites, from easy coral gardens to fast-moving wall dives. For those who a keen to do a night dive, there is an exciting night dive in the North Bay.
Gili Lawa Area | Day 4
As the sun rises, Nataraja heads toward Gili Lawa Laut. While the yacht navigates through the crystal clear waters of Komodo enjoy a freshly brewed coffee and indulge in a nourishing breakfast. As Nataraja continues, you arrive at the Lawa Area. Three of the most famous dive sites are located there; Castle Rock, Crystal Rock and the Cauldron. This area is known to be a hotspot for sharks and a considerable variety of fish species. In the evening, put on your hiking shoes and ascend to the viewpoint on Gili Lawa Darat for a picturesque view over the bay. After a full day of action, let your soul unwind on board.
Rinca Island | Day 5
In the early morning, Nataraja leaves for Rinca Island. Upon your arrival, a professional guide will accompany you on your trek to meet the famous Komodo Dragons. On top, you might encounter buffaloes and deer. Back from your adventure, you can then refresh yourself with a swim or dive at Wainilu or Pengah Kecil. Sailing to Kalong Island, we end the day on a magical note, watching thousands of fruit bats (flying foxes) in the light of the setting sun.
Back to Bajo | Day 6
Day 6 marks the last Day of your cruise in Komodo National Park on Nataraja. After a last rich breakfast, you will return to Labuan Bajo and check out before noon. The crew will organize the transfer to the hotel or airport. Then it will be time to return home or continue your travels, your heart full of unforgettable memories of an extraordinary journey.
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 your preferences as well as weather and ocean conditions. Private charters provide more flexibility in terms of customization compared to scheduled cruises. Your cruise director will work with you on the detailed day-to-day planning onboard.