Cruising Sumbawa

Cruising Sumbawa has become an attractive alternative to other charter destinations in Indonesia. Yacht charters in Sumbawa include Moyo Island, the whale sharks of Saleh Bay and Satonda Island. Located between the islands of Komodo National Park to the east and Lombok to the west, Sumbawa is the center of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Its diverse topography features towering active volcanoes, lush forests, mountain ranges, and dry savanna lowlands. All surrounded by an abundant underwater world with stunning marine life. The remote islands along the route provide picturesque settings of white sandy beaches and the turquoise ocean.

Explore Moyo Island on a private yacht charter in Indonesia

Waterfalls on Moyo Island

Remote, authentic, and raw are the best 3 words to describe Moyo Island. It is a hidden paradise, which is still unknown to many tourists. The island’s spectacular flora and fauna offers a beautiful opportunity to discover untamed nature. Hidden in its lush jungles, two waterfalls are welcoming visitors. One is the famous Matu Jitu waterfall, which is said to have healing properties. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters and bathe in the sounds of cascading water and the songs of birds. The second option is Diwu Mba’i Waterfall. Depending on your cruising schedule and preferences, a longer hike to visit both might be an option. 

Moyo Island DIving and Snorkeling

Diving at Moyo Island is commonly underrated. It is mistakenly considered as just a convenient port of call during dive liveaboards that set sail for the better dive sites further to the east. But Moyo also has excellent dive sites, including Car Park, the Tractor Wreck and muck diving sites in the Bima inlet. In addition, divers will be surprised by the atoll’s reefs. The waters near the anchorage are a great snorkeling opportunity, and getting closer to the beach coral gardens are home to many colorful reef fish.

Swim and snorkel with whale sharks in Saleh Bay

From Waterfalls to Whale Sharks

The largest bay of Sumbawa, Teluk Saleh, offers you the amazing chance to swim and snorkel with the largest fish in the ocean – the whale shark. The gentle giants are attracted by the local fishing platforms (Bagans) where fisherman share their catch with them. The symbiosis between fishermen and whale sharks has led to an increase in sightings in the area. 

Satonda Island

Satonda Island, with its volcanic crater lake, is a charming beauty and a must-see on your yacht charter along the coast of Sumbawa. The anchorage in the bay offers a beautiful view of the green hill that emerges from the water. The main attraction, however, is the saltwater lake. Legends say the lake grants visitors a wish by hanging a stone or piece of coral in one of the trees. Whether you take a swim in the lake or you opt for a bit of hiking up to a viewpoint, exploring Satonda is a pure delight. Furthermore, the surrounding reefs around the island offer relaxed diving or snorkeling opportunities with colorful coral gardens, tropical fish and sea turtles.

Anchoring in the bay of Satonda Island

Gunung Sangeang

Gunung Sangeang is a huge island volcano that is thrusting out of the ocean. Approaching the island on a boat is a magnificent experience and worth beholding. On Sangeang island, you can visit a traditional Phinisi boat-building village or go for a hike along the beautiful freshwater rivers. And for keen divers, the area has much to offer. 

Diving around Sangeang volcano

Sangeang’s dive sites offer excellent muck and wall diving. The most famous sites are; Deep Purple, Black Magic and Bubble Reef. Each features black volcanic sands, ancient lava flows, and underwater volcanic hot springs that distinguish the area from many other diving areas in Indonesia.

Magic and diving around Sangeang Volcano

Ready for your yacht charter along the coast of Sumbawa?

Discover the untamed nature on Moyo Island, meet the largest fish in the ocean and explore the volcanic dive site at Sanggeang on a yacht charter. Embark on a wonderful journey and explore some lesser-known areas of Indonesia. Sumbawa is an incredible destination for diving expeditions or family charters. The route offers plenty of land and sea highlights for all ages, and the customized charter itineraries such as Komodo on Aboya can be tailored to your wishes and needs. Contact us for your private yacht charter to one of the most remarkable charter destinations in Indonesia. 

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