Discover Moyo Island and Saleh Bay
(9D/8N)

Welcome to the breathtaking Komodo National Park, where adventure and beauty blend in perfect harmony. If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime yachting experience, we have the perfect sample itinerary for you. Your Komodo boat journey takes you, among other sites, to the pristine Moyo Island, where lush green forests meet crystal clear waters. From there, you will venture to Saleh Bay, a hidden gem known for its secluded beaches, stunning sunsets, and the opportunity to see whale sharks. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Let’s set sail and explore the wonders of this stunning Indonesian paradise.

The Journey Beginns | Day 1

You get picked up at the airport or hotel and are transferred to your yacht. Now you have some time to familiarise yourself with the facilities onboard, get a safety briefing, and enjoy a refreshing welcome drink. Sabolon is your first stop. There you can go for a first snorkelling or diving session. Continue your day in Sebayur – an island with white sandy beaches and shallow reefs. Perfect for water activities.

Depart early in the morning for Batu Monco. A heavenly bay on the north shores of Komodo Island with calm, turquoise water bedded with coral reefs. There is a good chance to see manta rays or dolphins jumping nearby the anchorage. You will spend some time here scuba diving, swimming, kayaking, or just relaxing on large white sandy beaches. Towards the afternoon, the yacht navigates towards Banta Island. The island features excellent diving & snoreklling. At sunset, steam west towards Moyo Island.

Magnificent Moyo Island | Day 3

Arrive early in the morning at Moyo Island, where you will explore a beautiful waterfall hidden at the heart of this forested island. Later in the day, snorkel on the pristine reefs of Moyo’s west side, where pelagic sights are common. Overnight, cruise toward Saleh Bay and the fishing platforms (7 -8 hours cruise time) to witness the whale sharks at sunrise!

Saleh Bay and Satonda | Day 4

Wake up at sunrise and swim or dive with whale sharks under the fishing platforms. Very well respected by the local people, these giants represent a sign of luck for fisheries and future success. After swimming with these gentle giants, you will head towards Satonda crater lake. The saltwater lake invites for a swim, and the reefs around the island offer great snorkelling. Towards Sunset, thousands of fruit bats ascent for their nightly hunt. Overnight navigation to Sangeang, where you will spend the following day.

Sangeang Volcano tour | Day 5

Sangeang is an active volcano. That means you can swim in its underwater hot springs and bubbling reefs. The island
is also renowned for its extremely colourful soft corals and the contrasts they create with the black volcanic sand. You can visit the only village on the island, home to honey-makers, boat builders, and shepherds who are settled on the shoreline. Great trip for the family!

Gili Laba in Komodo | Day 6

The area of Gili Laba – how the sister islands of Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut is called, offers a broad variety of water activities. It is an excellent dive site and the bays are a great spot to practice your kayaking or SUPing skills. Some of north Komodo’s best diving and snorkelling sites are close by. Overnight in Gili Laba.

Siaba and Karang Makassar | Day 7

Start the day snorkelling or diving Karang Makassar aka Manta Point. This is a highlight of your Komodo yacht charter. If you are lucky, you may see plenty of manta rays dancing in the clear waters. Later that day, head to another session of snorkelling or diving at the famous Batu Bolong. It is a lone rock formation that offers an abundance of fish and marine life. Relax and lunch next to sandbanks surrounded by turquoise Water – great time to take some photos.

Padar and Komodo Dragons | Day 8

Start your day early and hike Padar viewpoint and get one of the best views over Komodo National Park. Then you cruise towards Pink Beach. The color comes from the red crushed corals. This is one of the very few pink sandy beaches around the world and perfect for a relaxed round of snorkelling. Towards the afternoon, either go for more diving and snorkelling or head out to visit a local fisherman village. The Komodo Island ranger station is also close by in case you like to observe the Dragons of Komodo National Park.

Harbor of Labuan Bajo | Day 9

This day marks the end of your journey. You wake up with the sun rising over Flores Island and you cruise back to the harbor of Labuan Bajo. Bid farewells to the boat and her crew. Afterwards you will be taken to your hotel or the airport. 

Itinerary

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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