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3D2N Private Deluxe Boat Charter (16 persons) - Sail 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.

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You want a comfortable trip on a bright, modern boat, with a heartfelt crew. This is one of our favourite boats in Komodo and one of the newest too!

Overview

3 days 2 nights
Max: 16 guests
4 cabins
3 crew members
Captained
Fuel included
Head out into the waters of Komodo and discover the magic of Padar Island and its views, the enchanted dragons on Komodo or Rinca Island and snorkel with mant rays. As this is a private charter trip the itinerary can be designed to suit your needs.

Trip Highlights

Kanawa Island
Manta Point
Padar Island
Pink Beach
Rinca Island
Kalong Island
Kelor Island
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Trip Inclusions

US$ 2,699 IDR36,848,076.74 per group (max group size of 16)
  • Return airport / hotel transfer
  • All meals, snack and complimentary drink
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Island / beach excursions
  • Local Guide
  • Towel
  • Travel insurance
  • 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)
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Your boat

Air Conditioning
Cold Shower
Shared Bathroom
Towels
Breakfast
Coffee/Tea
Life Jacket
Life Raft
Fire Extinguisher

Transport

Pick-up
The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Labuan Bajo
Drop-off
The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Labuan Bajo
Other Notes

Although pick up time is flexible, we recommend starting the trip by 9am, so that you have enough time to see everything and return on the last day by 3pm.

Scheduled Trip Dates

Trips scheduled daily
Feb 19
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Feb 21
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Feb 22
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Feb 23
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Feb 24
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Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Labuan Bajo - Kanawa Island - Taka Makassar - Manta Point
 Labuan Bajo - Kanawa Island - Taka Makassar - Manta Point

Today you'll do some island hopping, swim in crystal clear waters and swim along with mantas if you are lucky!

Accommodation: Rafida Entire Boat - Double Suite

  • 08:00 am: You will be picked up from your hotel/ airport. Head to the harbour and begin the 3-day adventure with Rafida. 09:00 am: Head to the harbour and begin the 3-day adventure with Rafida.
  • 10:00 am: You will arrive at Kanawa Island, known as the coral kingdom in Komodo National Park. Swim, snorkel or simply sunbathe!
  • 12.00 pm: Lunch
  • 02:00 pm: You will visit Taka Makassar, not to be missed on your visit!
  • 03.30 pm: Visit manta point. You will snorkel in the area (if the weather and current allows)
  • 06.00 pm: Dinner
  • 08.00 pm: Rest, stargaze on top of the deck. Overnight on board.
Day 2: Padar island - Long Beach (Pink Beach) - Rinca Island - Kalong Island
Padar island - Long Beach (Pink Beach) - Rinca Island - Kalong Island

Today you'll trek at Padar Island, enjoy the sunrise and the most rewarding view after trekking.

Accommodation: Rafida Entire Boat - Double Suite

  • 05:00 am: Morning call. Be an early riser, grab some snacks before trekking at Padar Island
  • 06.00 am: Start trekking to the top of Padar Island. The views will be rewarding.
  • 08.00 am: Breakfast to refill your energy.
  • 10.00 am: Visit Long Beach to see the pink sands, enjoy the dreamscape.
  • 12.00 pm: Lunch
  • 01:00 pm: Visit Rinca Island, see the Komodo dragons in their natural habitat.
  • 03.00 pm: The boat will set its anchor at Kalong Island. You will wait for the sunset, see a fleet of bats fly to another island. It will be an amazing silhouette view.
  • 06.00 pm: Dinner Overnight on board.
Day 3: Kelor Island - Labuan Bajo
Kelor Island - Labuan Bajo

Trek to the top of Kelor Island for a panoramic view of the surrounding islets.

  • 08.00 am: Breakfast
  • 09.00 am: Visit Kelor Island. Do a short trek to see the panoramic views of the nearby islets.
  • 10.00 am: The boat will start sailing back to Labuan Bajo.
  • 12.30 pm: Arrive at Labuan Bajo. Bring home a truckload of unforgettable memories.

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.
3 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Reef-Safe
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

4.8 out of 13 helpful reviews
Marsella
24 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
Response from Rafida
Response from Rafida on 27 Jan 2020
Hi Marsella! Thanks for choosing us! We glad you enjoy the trip!
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Kolush Low
27 Dec 2019 on Google
Through Seeksophie I found the Rafida, which gave me one of the most memorable trips to Indonesia. We spent 3 days and 2 nights out at sea, exploring the Komodo Islands while having the most amazing meals prepared by the wonderful crew in a tiny, tiny kitchen. You can count on Seeksophie to answer your queries promptly and as accurately as possible. Throughout the trip, the Rafidalokas did their best to meet our comfort and even went out of their way to re-plan the itinerary on our final day due to a miscommunication. They made sure we end the trip with a full heart. Not forgetting Timo, possibly the most professional guide I have met thus far. He doesn’t just take amazing pictures, but also does his best to connect with everyone onboard. One second he jokes with you like a friend, and the next he’s serving you like a valued customer. Probably taking customer service to a different level. Now it’s your turn to experience all of this, so go!
michellegabriella
16 Oct 2019 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
09 Oct 2019 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
02 Oct 2019 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

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Flexible cancellation policy
As Rafida pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, full refunds will only be for trips cancelled 5 days before your trip starts.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
Packing list for the trip
Ankle socks (as snorkel fins can rub on the back of your feet)
Changes of clothes
Comfortable walking shoes
Flipflops
Hat
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Swimming suit
Toiletries
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!

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 are still sailing during the rainy season, there is a slightly higher risk that the 2D1N trips might be cancelled due to the weather. The 3D2N trips do not tend to sail during Jan-March.

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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