Komodo on Duyung Baru

Welcome to Komodo – the land of Dragons & Mantas. Explore the spectacular underwater world and amazing landscapes of Komodo National Park on Duyung Baru. The 27m traditional Phinisi is perfect for a luxury liveaboard experience. With only 3 cabins on board to cater to a maximum of 6 guests, Duyung Baru offers a personalized charter experience for families and Scuba Diving cabin cruises around the beautiful Komodo National Park.

Duyung Baru yacht cruising Indonesia

Duyung Baru Yacht

Originally constructed in 2010 along the shores of Bira in Sulawesi, this traditional Phinisi vessel underwent a comprehensive renovation in 2016. Meticulously designed with diving and comfortable cruising as its primary focus, it offers a perfect setting for marine exploration and family charters.

Accommodation on Duyung Baru

Cabins on board

Experience the utmost comfort during your cruise aboard Duyung Baru, where guests are welcomed into two private double cabins and one twin cabin. Each cabin is thoughtfully designed and offers ample space for relaxation. Equipped with air conditioning and hot showers, the cabins ensure a pleasant and refreshing sailing holiday.

Duyung Baru Sunset over Sulawesi

Komodo Cruise Experience

The expansive deck provides ample space for relaxation and enjoyment, while the indoor dining area sets the stage for delightful evenings filled with culinary delights. Explore Komodo on Duyung Baru and be enchanted by the wonders the region has to offer. 

Welcome on Duyung Baru | Day1

You get picked up at Labuan Bajo Airport or your hotel by crew members who take you to the yacht — your home for the next week. Spend time to familiarize yourself with the facilities on board, get a safety briefing, and have a refreshing welcome drink. Our first stop, around Sabolon is where you can go for your first snorkeling or diving session.

In the morning, we are leaving for the ranger station on Rinca Island. From there, the trekking tour takes you to the legendary Komodo dragons. A ranger will be there the entire tour to provide you with details about the wildlife of the Island. Besides the giant lizards, you can spot wildlife such as buffaloes or deer. Continue cruising towards Siaba Besar – a tranquil bay to lounge and relax in the afternoon.

Padar with Duyung Baru | Day 3

Start your day snorkeling or diving at Karang Makassar aka Manta Point. Sure, a highlight of every Komodo itinerary. If you are lucky, you may see more than a dozen manta rays performing dances. Afterward, head to another session of snorkeling or diving at the famous dive site Batu Bolong – a lone rock formation home to an abundance of fish and marine life in the center of Komodo National Park.

Padar to Komodo | Day 4

Sape, a channel found between Sumbawa and Komodo, has high-energy diving with big fish encounters. This channel can feature stronger currents and diving is recommended to people with bit more expereince. Here, wyu will encounter big pelagic like sharks, Tunas, Giant Trevallies and more. In this area, there have even been sightings of migrating blue whales!

Komodo to Gili Laba | Day 5

Depart early and cruise towards the north of the Park. You stop on the way around Central Komodo for a diving or snorkeling session at one of the sites in this area. Here you could be your second chance to spot a Manta Ray. The island of Gili Laba –  how the sister islands of Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut are locally called – offers a broad variety of water activities. Excellent dive sites are close by, and the bays are a great spot to practice your kayaking or SUP skills.

North Komodo Diving | Day 6

Start your day with some action packed dives at Castle and Crystal Rock or head over to Tatawa to gently drift over one of the best coral gardens of Komodo. Towards the afternoon, head to Kanawa island or to Sebayur for snorkeling, watersports and beach explorations or even a private beach BBQ.

Farewell | Day 7

You wake up with the sun rising over Flores Island and cruise back to Labuan Bajo. Bid farewells to the crew of Duyung Baru and let them escort you to your hotel or the airport.


Please note, this is a sample itinerary. Each charter 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 are more flexible in the itinerary compared to cabin cruises. Onboard Duyung Baru, your Cruise Director will work with you on the detailed day-to-day itinerary. 

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