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3D2N Private Luxury Ambasi Boat Charter (8 persons)

By Plataran Komodo

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 want to explore Komodo in an intimate ship with ensuite bathrooms in each cabin, and highly personalised itinerary-planning services from the crew to top it off.

Overview

3 days 2 nights
Max: 8 guests
4 cabins
6 crew members
Captained
Fuel included
The private phinisi boat will accompany you to explore the islands, snorkelling, take a look at the amazing Komodo Dragons, and trekking in the middle of the islands for at least 3 days! You can arrange your own itinerary for this trip. There are 4 cabins in total: 3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom and each has an ensuite toilet and shower.

Trip Highlights

Kanawa Island
Manta Point
Padar Island
Kalong Island
Rinca Island
Komodo Island
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What's included

US$ 6,555.01 IDR90,999,834.85 per group (max group size of 8)
  • Return transfer within Labuan Bajo
  • 2 nights accommodation on the boat
  • Snorkels gear
  • Full board meals
  • Shore excursions
  • Refreshments
  • Coffee/tea
  • Mineral water
  • Guide
  • Insurance
  • Soft drinks/Juices
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Komodo National Park tickets US$35/person/day
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Your boat

Air Conditioning
Hot Shower
Cold Shower
Ensuite Bathroom
Breakfast
Coffee/Tea
Life Jacket
Life Raft
Fire Extinguisher
Towels
Pool

Transport

Pick-up
10:00AM
Your hotel in Labuan Bajo or Labuan Bajo Airport.
Drop-off
01:00PM
Your hotel in Labuan Bajo or Labuan Bajo Airport.
Other Notes

The start and return times may vary due to weather conditions. We will provide the exact pick-up time prior to your trip.

Scheduled Trip Dates

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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 - Rinca Island - Kalong Island
Labuan Bajo - Rinca Island - Kalong Island

You will see the Komodo Dragons in Rinca, followed by a sunset cruise in Kalong Island

Accommodation: Ambasi Phinisi - Double/Twin Cabin

  • Upon arrival you will be picked by the Plataran staff from the airport and transfer to boat. As you arrive on the boat, you will be welcomed by the staff and serving you the welcome drink. Then boat will be heading to Rinca Island that will take approximately 3 hours to get there. Once arrive, everyone will go off the boat and heading to the ranger station. The trekking to see the komodo dragon will start from there with the ranger on the island. You may adjust your time on the trekking with the ranger as you need. Once finished, go back to boat and sail to Kalong island. Kalong island is a small island consist of mangrove forest. The island becoming the “house” of thousand bats. If you are lucky enough, you will see thousands of bats flying out from their nest looking for food. If time allows before heading to Kalong Island you can snorkel on Kambing Island. (Lunch, afternoon tea,dinner and overnight on boat).
Day 2: Komodo Island - Pink Beach - Manta Point
Komodo Island - Pink Beach - Manta Point

You will snorkel and laze on the fabled Pink Beach. If you're lucky, you'll spot Manta Rays too!

Accommodation: Ambasi Phinisi - Double/Twin Cabin

  • Early morning boat will sail to Komodo Island. After breakfast go ashore to the ranger house of Komodo Island. Have a walk and take a closer look at the Legendary Komodo Dragons on Komodo Island. Besides dragons, you can also see other animals such as deer, wild boar and birds. Then, snorkel and relax at Pink Beach. End the day by snorkelling at manta point, if you are lucky, the manta rays will swim close to you!
Day 3: Kanawa Island - Sabolon - Labuan Bajo
Kanawa Island - Sabolon - Labuan Bajo

You will do island hopping, relax on white pristine beaches and snorkel with tropical fishes

  • Start the day with breakfast on the boat followed by sailing to Kanawa to relax and snorkel around white sand beach. Last stop of the trip will be Sabolon Island, the island itself is an inhabited place. Rich marine life and healthy coral reefs. In the afternoon, the boat will sail back to Labuan Bajo.

Meet your guide

Plataran Komodo

Retreat secluded in a quiet cove on Waecicu Beach on the island of Labuan Bajo, Plataran Komodo Resort & Spa is a true tropical paradise. A luxurious base for indulging in sun-kissed days of relaxation and adventure in one of Indonesia’s most beautiful and untouched regions.
3 years experience
Fluent English, Bahasa
Community-Based
Reef-Safe
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

4.6 out of 30 helpful reviews
Iris, Indonesia
12 Oct 2019 on Booking.com
Most of the staff does not speak enough english, which causes lots of mistakes. I felt sorry for Mr Freddy, he has to solve many problems because of that, he is doing an excellent job! I would recommend to take a better chef for the restaurant, and new cushions for the swimmingpool/beach beds, it would give the hotel extra shine. The location!, it is a beautiful quiet spot! We loved Mr Freddy, he tried to do as much as possible to make our stay as perfect. The spa area is nice, spacious, clean and quiet rooms.
Silvan, Hong Kong
10 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
We went to Labuan Bajo to see the Komodo dragons and made Plataran our base for a few days. This small resort sits on a beautiful, quiet beach and has a lovely, laid-back feel. Our two-storey 'villa' was well appointed and perfect for two adults and two kids. Although service can be a bit haphazard at times, the staff are very genuine, friendly and helpful. The resort has its own 'phinisi' sailboat which is the perfect way to go and see the dragons. Yoga in the morning and snorkelling off the jetty kept us busy at other time. However, it must be said that there is not much else to see outside the resort. Labuan Bajo is not a pretty town, so better be prepared to 'stay in' for a few days
Javier, China
09 Oct 2019 on Booking.com
Room beside the reception, noise of air conditioning either reception and kitchen. communication should be done in advance. Snorkling quality close to the hotel because transparency and green color. Great staff very helpful and skillful, Excellent food either dinner or breakfast Great room design, really you feel in a paradise in Asia Quiet place during the day, you can take your stress out.
Kristy, Australia
08 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
We spent 4 magical nights here. The staff were amazing, everyone was so helpful, the food was great (mostly local) and the room was divine. The place is remote but the location is incredible! For my boys this was a trip of a lifetime, we saw Komodo dragons, incredible snorkelling, hiked up Padar for amazing views & swam with manta rays. Another highlight was the day trip organised by the resort which included a picnic in a treehouse on a private beach (yes, just us!) and Rangko Cave.
Widya, Indonesia
08 Oct 2019 on Booking.com
Airport transfer was not included, while the other less expensive hotel/resort provide it as free facilities The villas are beautiful Indonesian traditional Joglo house. It has spacious room and especially in garden villa, the bathroom is huge. The staffs is super friendly. The facilities for water sport like canoe, paddle board or snorkling is OK. Breakfast is not a buffet but an ala carte all you can order...hehehe :) We stayed here between our trip to Komodo Island (one night before the trip in beachfront villa and one night after at garden villa). Thanks for the free 60 min massage, we love it!

Plataran Komodo Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Plataran Komodo 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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