West 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 Indonesian Phinisi is perfect for an affordable luxury liveaboard experience. With only 3 cabins on board to cater to a maximum of 6 guests, Duyung Baru offers a personalized Private Boat 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 West Komodo on Duyung Baru and be enchanted by the wonders the area has to offer. 

Welcome on Duyung Baru | Day1

Get picked up at Labuan bajo Airport airport or transferred to Duyung Baru – your home for the next week. Spend time to familiarise 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 a first Snorkelling or Diving sessions.

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 Komodo National Park. Spot also wildlife such as buffaloes or deer. Cruising to Central Komodo towards Siaba Besar – a tranquil Bay to lounge and relax in the afternoon.

Padar with Duyung Baru | Day 3

Start your day snorkelling or Diving Karang Makassar aka Manta Point. Sure, a highlight of Komodo. If you are lucky, you may see more than a dozen manta rays performing dances. After, head to another session of Snorkelling or Diving the famous 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

A channel found between Sumbawa and Komodo, Sape has high-energy diving with big fish encounters. This channel is a breeze to cruise but the diving is intermediate-advanced. You’ll encounter big pelagics like Sharks, Tunas, Giant Trevallies and more. There have even been sightings of migrating blue whales! Bonus object: The secret Canyon dive site!

Komodo to Gili Laba | Day 5

Depart early and cruise towards the north of the Park. Yozu stop on the way around central Komodo for a diving or snorkeling session at one of the sites in Central Komodo – could be your second chance for Manta Ray sightings. The area 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 growth of Komodo. Towards the afternoon, head to Kanawa island or to Sebayur for snorkelling, watersports and beach explorations. According to your flights 

Farewell | Day 7

We wake up with the sun rising over Flores Island and cruise back to Labuan Bajo and bid farewells. Duyung Baru crew will take you to the airport or Hotel in Labuan Bajo.


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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