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Full Day Trip - Tripadvisor Recommended

By Alba Cruise

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Efficiency is your mantra and you don't mind a big crowd. With this option, you'll get to cover 6 destinations in just one day!

Overview

1 day
Group trip (20 travellers per group)
This boat leaves on a daily basis covering 6 destinations in a day! Make a visit down the breathtaking Pink Beach and enjoy the beautiful iconic views from Padar Island amongst other locations on this expedition. You can also enjoy delicious cuisines specially made by the chefs on board the cruise. Moreover, you will also get the chance to get a sneakpeak into the lives of the Komodo dragons in the National Park.

Trip Highlights

Kanawa Island
Manta Point
Padar Island
Pink Beach
Komodo Island
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Trip Inclusions

US$ 153.81 IDR2,099,952.93 per person
  • Return hotel transfer (pick up and drop off, limited to Labuan Bajo area)
  • Morning snack onboard the speedboat
  • Lunch, afternoon snacks, and dinner, all served fresh onboard the modern wooden boat
  • Free rental of Snorkelling sets (without fins) onboard both boats
  • Onboard Tour Guide onboard both boats
  • Passenger Insurance (the wooden boat)
  • Entrance fee to Komodo National Park & ranger fee (foreigner: IDR 460,000/pax (weekday), IDR 535,000/pax (weekend), local: IDR 265,000/pax (weekday), IDR 267,500/pax (weekend)) paid in Komodo National Park
  • Personal Expenses
  • Other Tips
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Transport

Pick-up
06:30AM
Your Hotel (limited to Labuan Bajo area only)
Drop-off
08:30PM
Your Hotel (limited to Labuan Bajo area only)
Other Notes

The pick-up time varies depending on your hotel location. Please mention your hotel name upon booking and we will inform you about your hotel pick-up time. There are several resort in the surrounding islands of Labuan Bajo, we provide pick-up and drop-off to/from these resorts with additional charges for a minimum of 2 passengers.

Availability

Trips available 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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Bookings should be made at least 1 day in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

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 - Komodo Island - Long Pink beach - Taka Makassar - Manta Point (if weather allows) - Kanawa - Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo - Padar Island - Komodo Island - Long Pink beach - Taka Makassar - Manta Point (if weather allows) - Kanawa - Labuan Bajo

Today you will get to visit the magnificent Pink Beach and also seek out the Komodo dragons living in their habitat.

  • 5+am: Pick-up from Hotel
  • 06:00am: Departs Labuan Bajo
  • 7.30am: Arrive at Padar Island. Trek to the top for Iconic views
  • 9am: Leave Padar Island
  • 9.30am: Arrive at Komodo Island. Trek and spot Komodo dragons.
  • 11.30am: Leave Komodo Island.
  • 11.45am: Arrive at Pink Beach. Snorkel or relax.
  • 1pm: Leave Pink Beach.
  • 1.15pm: Arrive at Taka Makassar. Have lunch, snorkel and swim.
  • 2.30pm: Leave Taka Makassar.
  • 3.30pm: Arrive at Kanawa Island.
  • 4.30pm: Leave Kanawa Island.
  • 5pm: Arrive back at Labuan Bajo

Meet your guide

Alba Cruise

Alba Cruise (formerly known as Alba Cruise Flores) is a Labuan Bajo leisure company focused on providing an unforgettable experience. It started with a humble beginning in 2016 with one passion, that is to let people explore the beauty of Labuan Bajo and its surrounding islands. Today, it has served more than 13,000 passengers from almost 90 countries. Alba Cruise is the only cruise company in Labuan Bajo who stays true to its Daily Departure Guaranteed slogan. The Daily Trips program will still depart even with only one passenger onboard!
4 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Reef-Safe
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

4.3 out of 42 helpful reviews
Yuichiro Takechi
06 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
Patricia Pianko
30 Dec 2019 on SeekSophie
Shabana Cooke
20 Oct 2019
We booked with Alba Cruises the night we arrived in Labuan Bajo and we're pleased to see that they could accommodate us for the following morning. We were promptly picked up at 5.30am in the morning and taken to the point where we boarded our boat. The boat wasn't what I expected as was rather small (they use two boats, one for under 12 people and another larger boat for anything up to 34ppl), but was comfortable enough and has a bathroom on board. 20mins into our journey we hear alarm bells ringing and they advised the second engine had stopped working. Long story short, after sitting on the boat for what would have been 3+ hours waiting for them to fix it, they decided to cancel the trip and to make it up to us, took us Kelor Island (on the one engine) for snorkeling. Luckily we were able to go again the next day (for no extra charge) and they also took us out to dinner to make up for the wasted day. The next day went smoothly although we weren't able to make it to Taka Makassar or Manta Point as the weather was not good. Lunch is provided and very tasty, they also provide endless water supply (bottled water) and snacks in between as it is a long day (5.30am to 4pm). Drivers pick you up and drop you home so really convenient. The guides speak good English and for young chaps, manage the day and the adversities the weather can bring. I would have rated them 4 if the first day engine troubles hadn't happened. The spots they take you too are gerogeous and the staff are really attentative. Prices are high but seems the going rate and you are out the full day with lunch, snacks and water. We booked through an agency and the cost was IDR 1.2m/pp plus entrance fees to Komodo - higher on a Sunday so can range from IDR 270k to 325k/pp.
JB
20 Oct 2019
The best cruise you can find in Labuan Bajo. We are so happy to explore 5 destinations in one day! They also provide fluent english tour guide
S Twig
20 Oct 2019
Overall a nice experience. We did a full day tour. Guide and crew were great. Only suggestion is for when snorkeling at Manta Point: People got into the water but ended having to swim a ways away. A few slow swimmers or stragglers were exhausted and the boat moved ahead of with the faster swimmers, leaving behind the slow ones and those who had to stop to adjust their snorkels or fins. Would make sense for the boat to pull buoy for those who might need it or at lease move along with the people behind the group.

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.
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Alba Cruise pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks 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
Insect Repellent
Personal needs, etc.
Sunblock
Sunglasses and Hat
Swimming suit
Toiletries
Towel
Trekking shoes or any kind of 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 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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