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1 Day Private Speedboat (8 Persons)

By East Cruise

This option is for a private boat. You will have the entire boat to yourself so the itinerary may be flexible. Your captain will further advise on any plan changes due to weather conditions.

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From US$ 742.65
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At a Glance

At a Glance

1 day
Max: 8 guests
0 cabins
1 crew member
Captained
Fuel included
This is the most flexible option for travellers who need to fit everything that they want to see within a tight time frame. This is a private speedboat charter for 8 persons - you can customise the itinerary for the islands that you wish to see, and depart/return according to your own schedule.

Choose this if

You're short on time and need an experienced crew's help to tailor a concise trip around Komodo for you and your friends.

Trip Highlights

Manta Point
Padar Island
Pink Beach
Rinca Island
Komodo Island

What's included

What's included

US$ 742.65 IDR11,999,896.01 (max group size of 8)
  • Return Transfer from Labuan Bajo
  • Lunch box and fruits
  • Mineral water and soft drink
  • Towel
  • Komodo National Park fees & ranger fee. Foreigner: IDR 460,000/pax /day (weekday), IDR 535,000/pax/day (weekend), local: IDR 265,000/pax/day (weekday), IDR 267,500/pax/day (weekend) paid in Komodo National Park
  • Insurance
  • Tips
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Transport

Transport

Free - Return Transfer from Labuan Bajo
  • Return Transfer from Your hotel in Labuan Bajo/airport
    Start time is flexible. Do let us know which time you prefer.
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Availability

Scheduled Trip Dates

Trips scheduled daily
May 30
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Itinerary

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent. Start/end times may depend on transport chosen.
Day 1: Padar Island - Komodo/Rinca Island - Pink Beach - Taka Makassar - Manta Point
Padar Island - Komodo/Rinca Island - Pink Beach - Taka Makassar - Manta Point

Today you'll see endangered Komodo Dragons, Pink Beach and iconic views at Padar

  • 06.00 hrs: Board boat to Padar Island
  • 07.15 hrs: Trek on Padar Island
  • 08.45 hrs: Sail to Komodo Island
  • 09.20 hrs: Trek on Komodo Island
  • 11.20 hrs: Head to Pink Beach
  • 11.50 hrs: Lunch and Snorkelling at Long Pink Beach
  • 12.50 hrs: Head to Taka Makassar
  • 13.20 hrs: Snorkelling in Taka Makassar
  • 14.00 hrs: Head to Manta Point
  • 14.05 hrs: Snorkelling with Manta Ray in Manta Point
  • 14.50 hrs: Head to Kanawa Island
  • 15.20 hrs: Snorkelling
  • 16.10 hrs: Return to Labuan Bajo, transfer to hotel

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

East Cruise

East Cruise has incredible hosts and the best speed boats in Komodo. They currently have 2-speed boats, for 30 and 45 capacities. They love to show their guests the beauty of Komodo!
2 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Reef-Safe
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe
Women-Led

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.5 out of 43 helpful reviews
Vaclav Borovicka
02 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
Gideon Kevin Sutaman
22 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
Cheers to the local guides and tour for still being able to sail and to keep us safe despite the tricky weather and risks from cancellation from the Port Master. Staff are very friendly, Speedboats are new and nice. Just that pretty sad we missed a few highlights (Padar island), but in the end the tour gave partial refund unexpectedly - so thanks for the good gesture...!
Lutz Hofheinz
02 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
Professional guidance and obvious efforts to please the customers.
brandonspaceman, Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
04 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
Well-planned day trip with earnest service We booked a day trip visiting 6 locations within Komodo National Park. The trek up Padar was tiring but the view was worth it. The crew then brought us to pink beach for a short snorkel before visiting the komodos in the national park. The lunch was simple so bring your own if you need more. The last 3 locations were a Maldives-like swimming spot and manta viewing before closing at Kanawa. Special shout-out to Apri who was friendly and earnest in his service! Do select East Cruise as we went through afew others who tried to quoted a rather exhorbitant price ( We paid about 135 SGD each excluding 30 SGD park fee) Hope this helps!
Steven2299, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
23 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
Amazing tour of Komodo Park and islands We had a fantastic time on the tour! It leaves very early in the morning to ensure there is plenty if time to visit six places, above water and underneath! We saw the Komodo dragons and a spectacular Manta Rays as well as islands I wont forget for the rest of my life. The boat is comfy (I even slept a couple if times in between destinations) and staff is super lovely. If you don't expect a 5 star experience but a fantastic tour of incredible places, that's for you! The boat was fast and very safe.

East Cruise Policies

East Cruise Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as East Cruise would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Ankle socks
Cash (up to IDR 420K per person) for Komodo National Park Ticket fees - this is paid directly to the park authorities on the islands
Dry bag for your electronic devices
Flip flops
Insect Repellent
Sunglasses and Hat
Sunscreen
Swimsuit
Towel
Trekking shoes or comfortable walking shoes
How much are Komodo National Park fees?

Komodo National Park fees are complicated. They depend on: the islands visited (which is weather dependent), whether it's a weekday or a weekend, whether the guest is a foreigner or a local, and the number of people on the boat (as ranger fees are shared). This is why no two people will tell you the same number when asked about fees!

The fees are also complicated by the fact that they're set by the national government and paid directly to Jakarta. So there is little visibility on changes from time to time.

This is why we usually advise international guests to bring cash of between IDR 350K to IDR 460K per person per day for weekdays and between IDR 400K to IDR 520K per person per day for weekends. This is more than you need, but it avoids you ending up short of cash if the boat doesn't have too many people or the fees suddenly change!

A few of our trips include the fees in the price. You can see it listed in the inclusion list. If this is the case there is no need to bring cash with you.

Can I still visit Komodo National Park in Jan-March rainy season?

While you can still visit Komodo National Park during the rainy season in Jan-March, there is a higher risk of boat trips being cancelled due to the weather.

The risk is lowest for the 1-day speedboats (as they are more stable) so if you are going Jan-March, we would highly recommend doing a 1-day speedboat trip. Although the 2D1N trips and some 3D2N trips are still sailing during the rainy season, there is a slightly higher risk that they might be cancelled due to the weather.

Given the unpredictability of the weather, the cancellation could happen at any time (even the morning of the trip). We will keep you updated as soon as we can if the weather prediction is not favourable for your trip.

If your trip is cancelled due to the weather, you can choose to receive a full refund, OR reschedule your trip for the next day (if weather permits). So if you're travelling from Jan-March to Komodo, please plan some extra days for your trip so you have additional days to try again, even if your original trip is cancelled!

Is the itinerary guaranteed?

The itinerary for Komodo National Park is very weather dependent, as the journey takes place out in open waters. Some days the currents are very strong, and it might not be safe to go to certain islands. We know this can be frustrating if you had your heart set on specific spots, but please be assured that the boat operators will do their very best to make sure you see the dragons and the highlights of the park - even if it's not identical to the itinerary here. A visit to Komodo is quite the adventure, so please do be prepared to embrace some level of uncertainty!

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