FAQ

General Questions

Chartering a private boat in Indonesia means you rent the vessel, including crew and all facilities for your personalized leisure experience with friends or family. Depending on the area a normal charter duration is 4-11 Nights. We also provide yacht charters for a weddings, bachelor/hens parties, private company events, product launches or photo shoots.

Activities on a boat trip Indonesia may include Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Surfing, Wakeboarding, Yoga, Freediving, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Fishing, Bird Watching, and Beach Bonfires.

Activities on a boat trip Indonesia may include Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Surfing, Wakeboarding, Yoga, Freediving, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Fishing, Bird Watching, and Beach Bonfires.

Included services

All Accommodation
Towels and general toiletries
Coffee, tea and drinking water
Food and Snacks
Airport/Hotel transfers
Watersports & Snorkeling equipment
Tanks/weight/Divemasters

Excluded services

Diving Equipment Rental
Harbour & National Park Fees
Travel and Diving Insurance
Alcohol and Soft Drinks
Crew Gratitude
International and domestic flights
Hotel stays before or after your charter
Please note, each yacht is different and we will send exact inclusion and exclusion prior booking.

We have chosen this country not only for the broad range of adventures, beautiful boats and ocean sites it offers but also the great weather conditions that are typical for the Indonesian archipelago. The Charter season in Indonesia is all year-round, only the destinations vary depending on the time of the year. As guideline the best time to visit Komodo and the Sunda Islands in Central Indonesia is April to November. Best time in Raja Ampat in East Indonesia is considered November to April. Indonesia has many micro-cliates and the best season also depends on the activities you like to do during your Charter. All our Yachts schedules are adjusted according to seasons and we will offer charter dates having the seasons in mind.

We welcome families with children of all ages on our private Cruises. Most crews are quite used to having children onboard and will be of great help to you. See here for more Tips and tricks for parents cruising with kids children. For more information or if you would like to chat about your specific needs, please contact us. If bringing very young children, cruise destination and boat will be chosen accordingly. From the age of 10 might years, you might also consider a Junior Scuba Diving Course when on board.

Planning Your Cruise

Most of our guests Cruising Indonesia start their trip from International Airports in Denpasar, Bali or Jakarta. From there, you can take a domestic flight to Labuan Bajo for Komodo, Sorong (via Jakarta or Makassar) for Raja Ampat or Makassar for Sulawesi. For Bali Cruise departures, you can reach Serangan harbour via local transportation. For getting to the Gili Islands in Lombok, take a fastboat transfer from Bali, Serangan or Padang Bai including pick up from your hotel.

All Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of departure from Indonesia. . Many countries will receive a free 30-day non-extendable visa upon arrival to Indonesia (Jakarta/Bali). If, however, your country is not included on this list, then arrival to Indonesia costs $35 for a one time renewable tourist visa; best to check this before booking a flight.

Travel Insurance such as World Nomads is highly recommended when going on boat trip in Indonesia. For Divers, please make sure to be covered for a hyperbaric treatment in a chamber and other diving incidents.

Our Yachts sail in mostly calm seas without large waves, so seasickness is really rarely a issue. It always depends on the route, size of the boat, season and weather of course. Motion sickness tablets are on board and can be taken to ensure your comfort. In case seasickness mighty be a concern of yours,let us know and e will plan the route route accordingly.

Depending on the size of the Yacht, they may moor somewhere around 50-150m to shore but there are very few mosquitoes, if not none at all, on the sea. While Raja Ampat is generally an area with Malaria risk, we have not experienced this concern so far but bringing some insect repellant and good clothing for land visits are highly recommended. In case you prefer to take Malaria tablets, keep in mind that there might be side effects.

Before Departure

Most of our guests Cruising Indonesia start their trip from International Airports in Denpasar, Bali or Jakarta. From there, you can take a domestic flight to Labuan Bajo for Komodo, Sorong (via Jakarta or Makassar) for Raja Ampat or Makassar for Sulawesi. For Bali Cruise departures, you can reach Serangan harbour via local transportation. For getting to the Gili Islands in Lombok, take a fastboat transfer from Bali, Serangan or Padang Bai including pick up from your hotel.

All Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of departure from Indonesia. . Many countries will receive a free 30-day non-extendable visa upon arrival to Indonesia (Jakarta/Bali). If, however, your country is not included on this list, then arrival to Indonesia costs $35 for a one time renewable tourist visa; best to check this before booking a flight.

Tips are not mandatory but if you perceive the service as good, it is common to tip 3-10% of cruise prices to our hardworking crews. Commonly, tips are shared equally among Indonesian crew. Western staff, when available, may be tipped separately.

When receiving any service from locals during island visits, you may give some money to appreciate their service, but keep it in relation to their income. Over tipping will create baggers, jealousy and inequality. IDR 20,000 – IDR 100,000 per person are adequate; depending on the kind of service received.

We consider catching and eating fresh fish as a part of the life on a boat. However, the Indonesian Seas, source of life and income, are depleting and we are highly committed to conserving this highly valuable resource for future generations. We encourage all boat crew and guests to treat fish as a valuable resource, do not fish in protected areas, do not catch or eat fish that are endangered and not to catch more than you can eat. Fishing activities are no available in National Park areas.

Yes, there is voltage 220V available on all Yachts. On some boats electricity may be limited during late night hours. In case you come from the US or Australia with a adopter for your plug may be required – Indonesia uses Type F.