Moyo Island Cruise Land & Sea

The Moyo Island Cruise gives you a authentic taste of cruising within a relatively short period of time. The liveaboard departs from Lombok’s Gili Islands. This route leads you along the north coast of Sumbawa towards Moyo and Satonda Island and back. Visit abundant reefs and remote natural sites. Due to Moyo Islands’ remote location, you can get an authentic impression of Indonesia’s secluded island lifestyle. Trek through Moyo Island’s lush forest and encounter various wildlife on the way. You will probably see some wild buffaloes, monkeys and maybe a monitor lizard. Finally, swim and jump down vodka-clear waterfalls. Explore the waters of Satonda’s mysterious volcanic lake. The Moyo Island Cruise is a blissful mix of active exploration, water activities, cultural impressions, and relaxation. Make a Beach BBQ in an environment you will remember for a long time after your trip. Diving Packages are available on request during this Land & Sea liveaboard! This route is most often carried out as a private yacht charter. Hence, perfect for families with children or a group of friends looking for a special break from the busy Gili Islands. Shared departures are available on request.

Gili Island departure for Moyo Island Diving and Snorkelling Cruise | Day 1

In the afternoon we will start this Moyo Island Diving and snorkelling Cruise from either the Gili Islands or Lombok. After an introduction to the crew and the ship’s facilities, you will move into your cabins and have a refreshing welcome drink while departing in an eastern direction. Now, sit back, relax and admire the views of Mount Rinjani while heading into the sunset toward our first stop: Moyo Island

When arriving on Moyo Island, right in time before breakfast, we will moor in the bay of the traditional Indonesian village Labuan Haji. From there, a local guide will bring us to a stunning pool sand a waterfalls DiwuMbai or Mata Jitu. Refresh yourself in the clear water and enjoy the landscape around you. After our excursion on land, it’s time to head into the sea to get to know the underwater world of MoyoIland. Snorkel or dive on the abundant reefs around Moyo Island. Tonight, we stay on our boat close to the island.


Before setting sail towards Satonda Island, we give you some time to snorkel or dive again in the morning. In the early afternoon, you will explore the sunken crater lake of an extinct volcano on Satonda Island. It is said that Satonda is a magical place. By hanging offerings on the trees around the lake, it is believed that your dreams will come true. The island is also home to many thousands of fruit bats hanging in the trees. It is impressive to see when they all fly out at dusk searching for food on the island.


After our delightful breakfast, we swim, dive or snorkel in the waters around the Island of Satonda. We have to make our way back to the East. Possibly, there will be another opportunity for a break of snorkelling or diving along the way. During our last afternoon, we have a special surprise for you. We will moor at Kermit Island and enjoy a BBQ with fresh fish and ice-cold beers on a white sandy beach. With full stomachs, we return toward Lombok.


Around midday we will arrive back on the Gili Islands after your Moyo Island Diving and Snorkelling Adventure. You can leave the ship either on one of the Gili Islands or Lombok from where it is easy to continue your way to Bali by speedboat.


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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