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1 Day Speed Boat - Best For Snorkellers

By Red Whale

Choose this if...

You love snorkelling! This includes snorkelling at 3-4 spots in Komodo National Park, including Turtle Bay (that most boats don't go to).


1 day
Group trip (20 travellers per group)
The boat departs everyday. It covers total 6 destinations in a day, 4 snorkeling and 2 trekking. The major focus is on snorkeling. Komodo National Park Entrance fee is not included.

Trip Highlights

Manta Point
Padar Island
Pink Beach
Komodo Island
Siaba Besar (Turtle Bay)
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What's included

US$ 94.44 IDR1,299,976.27 per person
  • Snorkeling equipment rental (mask, snorkel, fins, life jacket)
  • Clean towel
  • Lunch, mineral water, soda, fruits, snacks
  • Hotel pick up / drop off
  • Tour Guide
  • 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
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Tips for speedboat team
  • Medical Insurance
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Guests' Accommodation in Labuan Bajo area
Guests' Accommodation in Labuan Bajo area
Other Notes

The pick-up time varies depending on your hotel location. Please mention your hotel name when you book and we will inform your hotel pick-up time. There might be a slight change in the drop off time due to weather conditions.


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


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

Today you'll snorkel in different areas in Komodo Island. Also, trek around to spot the endangered Komodo Dragons!

  • 6:30 - Hotel pick up
  • 7:00 - Depart to Padar Island
  • 8:15 - Arrival at Padar Island. Start hiking to the top of the hill
  • 9:45 - Finished trekking and taking pictures, back to the speedboat. Departure to Padar Pink Beach
  • 10:00 - Arrival to Padar Pink Beach. Snorkeling around the area and enjoy the incredible colors of the sand.
  • 11:00 - Departure to Komodo Island to see the famous dragons. Here we take medium trekking.
  • 13:00 - Departure to Taka Makassar. Lunch on the way to next destination.
  • 13:30 - Arrival to Taka Makassar. Enjoying swimming here and sunbathing on a tiny island in the middle of Flores Sea.
  • 14:15 - Departure to Manta Point. Snorkeling with Mantas if we are lucky to find them.
  • 15:00 - Departure to Turtle Bay (Siaba Besar)
  • 15:30 - Arrival at Turtle Bay. Enjoy the reef, sunbathing and snorkeling around the Turtle Bay.
  • 16:30 - Departure back to Labuan Bajo
  • 17:00 - Arrival to Labuan Bajo. Transfer to your hotel.
  • 17:30 - You are back to your hotel

Meet your guide

Red Whale

Established in 2014, Red Whale Dive Center is based in Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia. They organise diving trips and speedboat snorkelling trips with a small group of guests to ensure everyone gets the best experience.
5 years experience
Fluent English, French

What others are saying

4.9 out of 31 helpful reviews
Sim Hui Mean
07 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
don3838, United States
09 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
Red Whale delivered an 11-hour tour for our group of eight that was exactly as advertised, almost down to the minute. You can’t predict nature, but we saw the Komodo dragons, manta rays, and sea turtles as promised, and all the.views were stunning. The snorkeling was fantastic. A special shout out to Andre, our easygoing and helpful guide. He made the day even better with his enthusiasm. He literally led us by the hand underwater to make sure we could spot the turtles. Thank you, Andre.
07 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
We had an amazing day tour with Red Whale!! We always felt safe and cared for. I get sea sick very easily and they checked on me all the time to make sure I was ok. I am glad we chose the 15 seater boat it was very fast, plenty of room and less chance of getting sea sick. The staff and company are also very eco friendly which is very important to us and the environment! They used reusable Tupperware for our lunches, refillable water bottles, and made sure no one left any plastic behind or didn’t steal sand which is amazing!!! They are also aware of the reef and never drop an anchor on coral! Very important details that create a good impact! The guides are also great at taking pics of you! I never felt rushed. From checking in with Igor to the end of the trip it was a great experience! Plus saw 5 Manta rays, 3 Dragons, and 5 Turtles!!
07 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
Red Whale company was recommended to us and we in turn recommend it to others. There was a lot of activity packed into one day but it did not feel rushed. We were in a mixed group of ages and interests but this tour catered to everyone’s needs. The snorkelling sites were amazing. There were 6 crew on board who kept a close eye on us when snorkelling. Just one suggestion for improvement - the ‘safety briefing’ when we started was just an explanation of fees and itinerary. No-one talked about location of life jackets, man overboard procedures etc. That said, we felt we were in capable hands, the crew were friendly and attentive and we all had a great time. Really memorable experience - thank you so much.
06 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
We went on the day tour - 6 spots. All six places are very beautiful. Our guide Hugo and Andre took a very good care of all of us, especially my two daughters. They had a really great time with Hugo and Andre snorkled to see the turtles and the beautiful reefs while we also enjoyed ourselves. I would recommend any of you to go and create some good memories with red whale because they are the best ! Thanks Hugo and Andre !! And of course the rest of the crew

Red Whale Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Red Whale would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
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
Cash for Komodo National Park fees
Insect Repellent
Personal Needs
Trekking 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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