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1D Private Deluxe Boat Charter (12 persons)

By Helena - Semi Luxury Boat

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.

Choose this if...

You'd like to lounge on a luxurious boat while exploring the Komodo Islands. Itineraries can be tailored based on your group's needs with the help of the trained crew.

Overview

1 day
Max: 12 guests
0 cabins
5 crew members
Captained
Fuel included
Explore the nearby islands in a wooden boat or opt to upgrade to a speedboat to enjoy maximum efficiency . This trip would take around 13 hours to complete and it ensures an experience to the most popular highlights of Komodo National Park.

Trip Highlights

Manta Point
Siaba Besar (Turtle Bay)
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What's included

US$ 1,598.25 IDR21,999,992.06 per group (max group size of 12)
  • Return transfer to hotel/Airport
  • All meals (Lunch & snacks)
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Island / beach excursions
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Local municipality fee
  • 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

Pick-up
07:00AM
Hotel Lobby in Labuan Bajo or Airport
Drop-off
06:00PM
Hotel Lobby in Labuan Bajo or Airport
Other Notes

This is a private boat charter so pick-up and drop-off can be flexible and tailored to your desired itinerary.

Scheduled Trip Dates

Trips scheduled daily
Feb 25
Tuesday
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Feb 26
Wednesday
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Feb 27
Thursday
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Feb 28
Friday
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Feb 29
Saturday
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Mar 01
Sunday
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View the full calendar to try your luck for non-scheduled dates.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Manta Point - Makassar Reef - Siaba Bay
Manta Point - Makassar Reef - Siaba Bay

Manta Rays, Reef Sharks and Turtles

  • The tour departs daily at 07:30 am (flexible)

Meet your guide

Helena - Semi Luxury Boat

Helena liveaboard is a spacious and inviting boat, perfect for group bookings or dive charters in Indonesia. Living space is spread over 3 decks to allow ample room for relaxation. On the lower deck are 4 cabins. Two cabins have 1 double bed and 1 single, and two cabins have 2 single side-by-side beds. Located on the upper deck is 1 further cabin with a double bed and sea views. Each cabin features individually controlled AC, en-suite bathroom, charging ports and storage space. The main deck is home to the indoor air-conditioned salon and kitchen where freshly prepared Indonesian & Western cuisine is cooked up. The upper deck is a favourite hangout for guests aboard the Helena. The shaded outdoor lounge is perfect for enjoying the sea breeze and taking in the stunning views. For sun-lovers, the top deck with sun-loungers is the best place to soak up the rays. Helena Indonesia offers year-round dive charters in Komodo National Park. Starting and ending at Labuan Bajo, itineraries vary in length and can be tailored to your groups' needs.
3 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Reef-Safe
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

Helena - Semi Luxury Boat Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Helena - Semi Luxury Boat 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.
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

Packing list for the trip
Ankle socks
Dry Bag
Flip flops
Hat and Sunglasses
Insect Repellent
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 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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