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3D2N Private Deluxe Boat Charter (12 persons)

By Waturanda Trip

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 and your friends don't mind paying a little more for a better boat to explore Komodo in. Plus a reliable and fun-loving crew!

Overview

3 days 2 nights
Max: 12 guests
5 cabins
4 crew members
Captained
Fuel included
This option allows you to see the Komodo Islands in style with a great crew! This includes a visit to Kelor Island, Rinca Island (for the Komodo dragons!), the Pink Beach and many more highlights of Komodo National Park. This is a private boat charter for 12 persons, with 5 cabins and 3 bathrooms (one private and 2 shared).

Trip Highlights

Kanawa Island
Manta Point
Padar Island
Pink Beach
Rinca Island
Kalong Island
Kelor Island
Siaba Besar (Turtle Bay)
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Trip Inclusions

From US$ 1,721.69 IDR23,599,993.07 per group (max group size of 12)
  • Return Transport from your hotel in Labuan Bajo or Labuan Bajo airport
  • Private AC boat charter for 3D2N
  • Meals during the trip
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Guide and crew
  • Photographs
  • Towels
  • Flight Tickets
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips
  • 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
  • Travel/Personal Insurance
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Your boat

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

Transport

Pick-up
09:30AM
Your accommodation in Labuan Bajo
Drop-off
01:00PM
Your accommodation in Labuan Bajo
Other Notes

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

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Labuan Bajo - Kelor - Rinca - Kalong
Labuan Bajo - Kelor - Rinca - Kalong

Today you'll get to trek and spot endangered Komodo Dragons in the wild

Accommodation: Waturanda VIP Boat - Double Cabin 1

  • 9:00 am - Pick up from your hotel in Labuan Bajo
  • 9:30 am As you arrive on the boat, you will be welcomed by the staff.
  • 10:00 am - Arrive at Kelor island which has a short trek to a beautiful viewpoint. Then head to Rinca Island, one of the highlights of the trip!
  • 12:00 pm - Arrive at Rinca Island, home of the wild endangered Komodo Dragons. Once you 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.
  • 14:30 pm - Once finished, go back to boat and sail to Kalong island.
  • 18:00 pm - Arrive at Kalong island for sunset. 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.
  • Overnight on the Boat.
Day 2: Kalong - Padar - Pink Beach - Makassar - Manta Point
Kalong - Padar - Pink Beach - Makassar - Manta Point

Today you'll see the iconic views atop Padar island and snorkel

Accommodation: Waturanda VIP Boat - Double Cabin 1

  • Sail to Padar Island while you were asleep
  • 06:00 am - Short but steep trek to see the iconic views of Komodo National Park atop of Padar Island
  • 9:00 am - See the gorgeous coral hued sand at the aptly named Pink Beach
  • 12:00 pm - Visit Taka Makassar for the gorgeous white sand and crystal clear waters
  • 14:00 pm - Snorkel at Manta Point and get the chance to spot Manta Rays if you're lucky!
  • 18:00 pm - Watch the sunset and enjoy dinner
  • Overnight on the boat
Day 3: Siaba - Kanawa - Labuan Bajo
Siaba - Kanawa - Labuan Bajo

Today you'll enjoy more snorkelling and beautiful islands

  • 07:00 am - Arrive at Siaba Island (also known as Turtle Bay). Enjoy the reef, sunbathing and snorkeling around the Turtle Bay
  • 09:00 am - Head to Kanawa Island which is surrounded by white sand and clear waters. Relax and swim at Kanawa before sailing back to Labuan Bajo.
  • 12:30 pm - Arrive back at Labuan Bajo and transfer to your hotel.

Meet your guide

Waturanda Trip

Waturanda is a tour operator with "Fun, Local & Leisure" as their mission to give the best services to travelers. Fun fact: Waturanda is a Geology term - the owner, Irsyam Widiyoko, named his company Waturanda because of his love for Geology after doing a degree in it in Yogyakarta. Irsyam has hired a team of young and fun local guides to crew his boats, and travellers have loved their good humour. So you're in good hands with them.
4 years experience
Basic English
Community-Based

What others are saying

5.0 out of 4 helpful reviews
Khalit1
19 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
Valuable experiences with well experienced guide. It was an unplanned trip, but then my friend introduced me to Waturanda (Irsyam) who is very attentive and patient in answering all my questions and gave some advices and tips. I don't meet Irsyam since he managed other trip but "Aji" was the guide and I could say that he made our trip more memorable with some humors and valuable experiences that he shared with us. 3 days and 2 nites in the sea, it wasn't easy for me.., but the way Waturanda served us (of course Aji was the best) was very excellent. He was not only the guide, but become our close friend. We shared experiences, humors and laugh and took care each to another. The boat that they provided also nice and clean, only needed to add musics to make it more fun. I left my heart in Komodo island..., and definitely will comeback soon with some friends... Those who already saw my pictures took by Aji, keep asking me to go there again very soon.., lol.. Of couse, will contact Waturanda for my next trip (Labuan Bajo again, heheheh or Raja Ampat) and highly recommend Waturanda to everyone who has a plan to visit Labuan Bajo. Once again, thanks to Waturanda, and of cource the humorist guide Aji for making one of bucket list become true. See you very soon and cheers :-)
skeimc
19 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
Top notch customer experience. The world class scenery, the hospitality of the tourist guide and ship crews, the local food they served, the itinerary they have arranged, the cleanliness of the ship and the flexibility they incorporated as we go along had made this trip one of our best vacation. We will certainly engaged them as we plan for our next venture further east!
Ethdodds
26 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
Amazing! We did a 2 night/3 day liveaboard around Komodo national park at the end of October. The park its self is incredible, and there is so much to do there - staying on the boat for 2 nights is the best option to get the most of your time here. We did plenty of snorkeling and saw lots of corals, turtles and manta rays. Pink Beach and Padar Island at sunrise were also a highlight. While the boat was quite basic, it had everything we needed (including air con in the room) and the food provided was also good. Waturanda Trip made the whole process super easy and everything was organized for us from start to end. I would highly recommend booking with them!
fransgabemora
26 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
I'm satisfied with the service of Waturanda Trip. I travelled to Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park using this travel agent. I am truly satisfed with their service. They have a very good itinerary and on time with their schedule. My time in Komodo National Park is worth my time, sailing on a beautiful Pinisi Ship and beautiful natural landscape. Waturanda Trip are also provide me with beautiful photos and videos for me, they have a skilled photographer. The tour guide was so friendly and well organized. This travel agent is highly recommended if you plan visit Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park.

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 Waturanda Trip 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
Change of clothes
Flip flops
Insect repellent
Sunglasses and Hat
Sunscreen
Swimsuit
Toiletries
Towel
Trainers
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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