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3D2N Join-In Luxury Boat Island Hopping and Snorkeling Trip

By Gammara Phinisi

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You'd like to explore and snorkel in the Komodo Islands while pampering yourself with a luxurious experience on a beautifully fine hand-crafted wooden liveaboard!

Overview

3 days 2 nights
Group trip (12 travellers per group)
This boat leaves on a weekly basis on Mondays and covers various destinations in a day! Make a visit down the breathtaking Pink Beach and enjoy the beautiful seaside views on Rinca Island amongst other locations on this expedition. Enjoy various activities such as snorkelling to meet the majestic school of fish and manta rays just below the surface. 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
Kalong Island
Kelor Island
Rinca Island
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What's included

From US$ 785.50 IDR10,943,969.89 per person
  • On-board accommodation
  • Return trip using a modern wooden boat to above destinations from Labuan Bajo
  • Return hotel transfer (pick up and drop off, limited to Labuan Bajo area)
  • Lunch, afternoon snacks, and dinner, all served fresh aboard
  • Free rental of Snorkelling sets
  • Onboard Guide
  • 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 Rinca Island
  • Purchase of beverages onboard
  • Other personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
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Accommodation

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Transport

Pick-up
07:00AM
Your hotel in Labuan Bajo or the Labuan Bajo Airport
Drop-off
The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Your hotel in Labuan Bajo or the Labuan Bajo Airport
Other Notes

Estimated drop off is around evening on the last day. It may vary depending on weather condition.

Scheduled Trip Dates

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Mar 02
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Mar 09
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Mar 16
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Mar 23
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Mar 30
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Apr 06
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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 - Kelor Island - Rinca Island - Kalong Island
Labuan Bajo - Kelor Island - Rinca Island - Kalong Island

Today you will get to trek around the beautiful Rinca Island to seek out the endangered Komodo dragons.

Accommodation: Gammara Phinisi - Gammara Room

  • 7:30 am: Pick-up
  • 8:00 am: Depart from Labuan Bajo
  • Trips to Kelor Island, Rinca Island and Kalong Island
Day 2: Padar Island - Manta Point - Gili Laba
Padar Island - Manta Point - Gili Laba

Today you will be snorkelling and swimming with the school of fishes underneath the surface.

Accommodation: Gammara Phinisi - Gammara Room

  • Head towards Padar Island
  • Snorkel at Manta Point
  • Enjoy sunset at Gili Laba
Day 3: Pink Beach - Kanawa island
Pink Beach - Kanawa island

Today you will be snorkelling in one of the most beautiful islands in South-East Asia.

  • Head towards Pink Beach
  • Hike up Kanawa Island to get a 360-degree view of Komodo National Park.

Meet your guide

Gammara Phinisi

The story of Gammara started in 2018. Restu Maya Sari, a local designer, was perched on the stern of a traditional wooden phinisi boat on a trip to the Komodo Islands, and reflecting on how a few days had changed how she saw the world. As she reflected on the heartwarming people she had met, their soul-enriching local culture, and the enchanting mystic of the Komodo dragons, a dream stirred within her. After that trip, she started working on sketches of a boat that would honour Indonesia’s age-old seafaring ways and promote the marine diversity of the archipelago to the rest of the world. That dream, hundreds of sketches, and a chance encounter with a master boat-builder all came together to create the beautiful Gammara boat that you see today.
1 year experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Reef-Safe
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

Gammara Phinisi Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Gammara Phinisi 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
Personal needs
Sunblock
Swimming suit
Towel
Trekking shoes or sports shoes
Wet suit
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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