Komodo National Park Experiences
What Guests Say
Wonderful day on the water with Hugo and his mates. Spottes sea turtles, manta ray and Komodo dragon. Worth every penny.
We had the best experience with Wanua, it's an amazing trip that nobody should miss while traveling Indonesia. We visited beautiful places, ate the best food and made experiences that will last a lifetime.
The whole trip was well organized. The boat was comfortable with a lovely place to eat together. The food was amazing. Bed and bathroom are basic but with good beds and AC. I would advise to place more comfortab...
This trip was amazing. Simply fantastic views and activities (hiking, snorkeling) and delicious food on the boat. It’s a join-in trip so we were expecting to travel with strangers, but all people were awesome. T...
This tour was incredible! All the staff and tour guides were very friendly and professional. They were knowledgeable on the best locations for snorkelling to ensure I had a great experience. The company communic...
It was a fabulous trip! We saw manta’s, turtles, beautiful corals and the komodo dragons. Enjoyed it very much! Also I did not feel we were somehow in a rush. Although there were six stops to make, we got the ti...
The staffs were friendly, polite and very attentive. They gave extra care to my father who joined me in this trip.
Due to unforeseen circumstance, the schedule was changed. What I like most was they wer...
The easiest way to get to Komodo Island is by flying to the nearby Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo, Flores. From there, you can take a boat ride to Komodo National Park. Komodo National Park is approximately a 1-2 hour boat ride from Labuan Bajo (depending on whether you take a speedboat or a slowboat).
To safely encounter Komodo dragons in their natural habitat, it is essential to visit the Komodo National Park with an experienced guide. These local guides are knowledgeable about the dragons' behavior and will ensure your safety while maintaining a respectful distance from the animals. Additionally, it is important to follow the guidelines provided by the park and your guide, such as not feeding the dragons, wearing appropriate footwear, and staying on designated paths.
- Manta Point - Known for its large population of manta rays, this site is perfect for observing these majestic creatures up close.
- Castle Rock - An underwater pinnacle teeming with fish, sharks, and other marine life, Castle Rock is ideal for experienced divers seeking a thrilling adventure.
- Batu Bolong - A coral-covered rock formation that attracts an abundance of marine life, including turtles, reef sharks, and schools of colorful fish.
- Cannibal Rock - This dive site features stunning soft corals, sea fans, and a variety of macro creatures, making it a favorite among underwater photographers.
- Tatawa Besar - With its gentle currents, Tatawa Besar offers a relaxing drift dive along a vibrant coral reef, perfect for divers of all levels.
We would highly recommend not visiting Komodo National Park during January to March as this is monsoon season and most boats don't run during this time, other than the one day speedboats. Even the one day speedboat trips may sometimes be cancelled if the weather is so bad that it's deemed unsafe to go out on the day. So if you visit Komodo National Park during this period, include more buffer time just in case your initially booked trip gets cancelled because of the weather.
Other than that, the other months are fine to visit Komodo National Park. The timing that you visit will determine what you'll get to see as some months are better for Komodo dragon sightings and other months are better for Manta Ray sightings.
For Komodo dragon sightings, the ideal time to visit is during the dry season, which typically occurs between April and November. However, it is essential to avoid the mating season (July and August) when the dragons are less active. During mating season, the large dragons would be much more difficult to spot and you'll likely only see small, monitor-lizard sized dragons.
Manta rays on the other hand love the rainy season. So if you only care about seeing them, the rainy season from December to February can be an excellent time to visit. Although the weather is wetter, manta rays are more likely to be spotted during this period as they tend to aggregate near the surface to feed on plankton.
To maximize your chances of seeing both Komodo dragons and manta rays, consider visiting during the shoulder months of April, May, October, and November. These months generally offer favorable weather conditions and fewer crowds, increasing your chances of memorable wildlife encounters.
The most popular things to do in Komodo National Park are:
- 3D2N Join-In Komodo Boat Trip with Stylish Phinisi Akassa
- 3D2N Join-In La Dyana Komodo Island Boat Trip | Karaoke & Canoe
- 3D2N Join-In Deluxe Komodo Adventure (Loka)
- 3D2N Giona Join-In Komodo Boat Trip | Canoe & Snorkeling Included