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1D Private Deluxe Boat (16 persons) - Travel in Style

By Rafida

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.

Overview

1 day
Max: 16 guests
0 cabins
3 crew members
Captained
Fuel included
Price: USD$2,000 IDR28.055.340 per group (max group size of 16)
Head out for a quick tour of Komodo to visit some of it's most impressive islands. As you will be chartering the boat, you can adjust the itinerary with the advice of the experienced crew.
  • Return airport / hotel transfer
  • All meals, snack and complimentarydrink
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Island / beach excursions
  • Local Guide
  • Towel
  • Travel insurance
  • Minibar drinks
  • Komodo National Park fees & ranger fee for 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)
Same Price as What You’d Find Locally
Free Date Change ~ 3 Days Before
Community-Based Guides
Low Carbon Footprint
Always Available to Chat
Guaranteed Trip Even with 1 Guest

Meet your guide

Rafida

The Rafida is owned by a group of friends who fell in love with the Komodo Islands, and decided to pool their savings to buy a boat! Rafida has some of the most responsible and safety-conscious boat crew in Komodo and importantly, they also love to have fun with their guests! The boat is beautifully decked out and reflects the passion of its owners - with modern spacious cabins, and comfortable dining and lounge areas for guests to relax in. They also provide skills-upgrading training to local communities around Komodo National Park to bring about a higher level of hospitality for Komodo as a whole.
2 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Reef-Safe
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe
Women-Led

Availability

Trips available daily
Dec 13
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Dec 14
Saturday
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Dec 15
Sunday
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Dec 16
Monday
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Dec 17
Tuesday
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Dec 18
Wednesday
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If you require an earlier date, please request to book.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Labuan Bajo, Padar Island, Rinca island, Pink Beach, Labuan Bajo
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Today you'll trek around Rinca Island to spot the endangered Komodo Dragons, see iconic views atop Padar Island and visit the coral-hued Pink Beach

  • Start the activity in the morning.
  • Head to Padar Island Hike. There, you can hike to the top of Padar Island to see the most iconic view of Komodo National Park. It's a short but steep, 30-minute hike, and well worth it!
  • After Padar Island head to Rinca Island. About 1049 dragons reside here, and you can do a 2-hour hike around the island to try to spot them!
  • Head to Pink Beach next. This aptly named beach is peppered with red coral, giving it a light pink hue. Only a handful of places in the world have this natural phenomenon!
  • Drop off at LBJ before 7 PM. The finish time is flexible too.

Transport

Pick-up
06:00AM
Labuan Bajo
Drop-off
The timing is flexible.
Labuan Bajo

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What others are saying

4.9 out of 11 helpful reviews
michellegabriella
about 2 months ago on TripAdvisor
Best boat experience & Labuan Bajo tour ever! Honestly the best boat trip and crew ever!! My colleague and I stayed on Rafida Liveaboard for a good two days and got to experience and see so many great sights around Labuan Bajo. The crew was amazing and the food was even greater! (Made fresh for you every single day!!) The toilets and bedroom were so clean and cosy. There's honestly not much to complain about Rafida. They really look out for their guests and goes out of their way to ensure that the guests are having a great time!! It was nice to know the crew, including the local guide. They were all so friendly and welcoming!! Local guide, Jon was so informative and friendly!! If there are any questions about Labuan Bajo or the activities, he'll be sure to educate you with his extensive knowledge. Honestly, will go again with my family and friends! The experience was remarkable!! It sounds too good to be true - but it is!! Highly recommend to everyone to give Rafida a try! Thank you Rafida Liveaboard!
Kevin W, Globaltreker70
about 2 months ago on TripAdvisor
Truly excellent boating holiday We had a 2 night boat trip which we thoroughly enjoyed. It was suitable for our whole family of 7 including Grandparents and an 8 year old child, the crew were all very friendly and helpful with any requests. Food was great and plenty of it. Beer can be bought but you need to request what you want before the trip as they only had the Bintang lemonade Radler on board, or you can buy at the local shops and bring your own to be safe, which we did. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable, large enough but not enormous, so best not to bring huge suitcases as it is a boat not a cruise ship. There was some noise from the compressor motor used to run the A/C at night, especially on the lower deck bedroom, but not too bad, it didn't keep us awake. One big bonus is the great photos they offer with the trip, they use a drone to take some amazing shots of these beautiful islands. We managed to do a lot of snorkeling, all equipment was provided, the crew showed us the best spots, there is quite a bit of coral bleaching but still some great unspoilt areas with lots of fish, also on this trip is one of the few chances you can get to experience seeing Komodo dragons, which you can get quite close to. It's probably best described as something in between glamping and a cruise ship, the crew really made us feel like part of the family which made it a very enjoyable and memorable experience which we would recommend.
Nico_abiawan, Lembang, Indonesia
2 months ago on TripAdvisor
Best Vacation with Great Service The boat so instagramable it's comfortable, clean, and really nice. All crew and guide are helpful and serve us well. They also serves delicious meals along the trip. Cabin are spacious and full of AC. Trip arrangements really on point and scheduled. Will recommend you to use ravida on your trip to labuan bajo. It's important to have a great experience on board during the sailing trip, because you are in the middle of the ocean and i bet you will never regrets to use ravida
Melani M, Indonesia
2 months ago on TripAdvisor
A best trip with best moment in Labuan Bajo Thank for crew.... So humble and very helpful. Overall this boat is very nice. Tour leader very communicated with the guest. One best moment i ever had is i can swim with almost 30 Manta....and i call it that a lucky✌️. Thank to Rafida crew.. Thank for your services.... See u in next trip.
sebavico
3 months ago on TripAdvisor
Simply AMAZING Honestly this trip was amazing, the staff will take care of you like you are part of their family, the food they made for us everyday was fresh and delicious, we had chicken, fish, vegetables, rice and much more. The staff was always kind, waited for us when we got to the land and helped us with whatever we needed. We also met Nico which is a photographer that was working with Rafida at the time of our trip and Nico is absolutely amazing, If you book a trip with Rafida in the future MAKE SURE you ask them if Nico can come. He helped us get amazing drone footage and he had a gopro hero 7 so we got insane shots underwater thanks to him! This trip was honestly an 11 out of 10, it was amazing. In review, amazing locations, incredible staff, delicious food and super nice rooms for the price you pay. Thank you Rafida for such a great trip!

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
Flexible cancellation policy
You can be fully refunded for cancellations at least 7 days before the adventure start date. Other cancellations will not be refunded.
Flexible Date Policy
You can change your trip date once for free up to 3 days before your trip. Any date change will be subject to availability, and will not count as a cancellation.
Packing list for the trip
Extra clothes
Flip Flop/ Trekking Sandals
Hat
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Swimwear
USB stick to save any photographs taken on the trip
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!
Will I get the exact same boat in the pictures?
You'll get the same type and quality boat, but you may not get the exact same boat. There are 4 types of boat - Standard (i.e. basic), Speedboat, Deluxe and Luxury. Most of the boat operators in Komodo have a few boats that they rotate. Depending on the group size on the day, the boat operator may end up using a larger or smaller boat. The boat that they use will be of the same type and quality but may not be exactly the same boat. Also, there may be situations where the exact boat needs to be sent for servicing so the boat operator may use another boat in these cases as well.
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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