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1 Day No-Frills Komodo (Without Hotel Pick-Up)

By Nucalale Komodo

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You're looking for the most budget-friendly way to see the highlights of Komodo National Park. This is seriously no frills - no hotel pick-up, and just a basic boat/crew!


1 day
Group trip (23 travellers per group)
This is one of the most budget-friendly day trips in Komodo National Park, and covers all the highlights! Look out for Komodo dragons in Komodo island; check out the iconic viewpoint at Padar Island, and snorkel at Pink Beach and Manta Point if weather permits. The trip departs every day and takes around 14 hours to complete.

Trip Highlights

Padar Island
Pink Beach
Komodo Island
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What's included

From US$ 35.63 IDR500,015.56 per person
  • Lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Island Hopping
  • Drinking water
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Return transfer from Labuan Bajo airport or your hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 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)
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
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Meeting details
Perlabuhan KP3 (Harbour), Labuan Bajo.
Other Notes

Please note that the meeting point might differ. You will be informed at least 1 day before your trip.


Trips available daily
Mar 02
Mar 03
Mar 04
Mar 05
Mar 06
Mar 07
Bookings should be made at least 3 days 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 - Manta Point* - Komodo Island - Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo - Padar Island - Pink Beach - Manta Point* - Komodo Island - Labuan Bajo

Today you will get to snorkel down the surface to see numerous types of fishes and even try your luck to find a Komodo dragon in their natural habitat.

  • 5.30am: Meet at the KP3 Harbour and head off to the National Park
  • Hike at Padar Island
  • Snorkel at Pink Beach
  • Snorkel at Manta Point if weather permits
  • Trek through Komodo Island and look out for Komodo Dragons
  • Back to Labuan Bajo
  • 4:00-5:00 pm: End of the trip (note timing will be current dependant)

Meet your guide

Nucalale Komodo

Enzy was born in the countryside Ruteng, a small town east of Flores. Enzy had big ambitions and wanted to share the beauty of Flores with guests to the region. To realise her dream, she created Nucalale to deliver trips of good value and great fun! Enzy is also one of the leaders of the Labuan Bajo chapter of Trash Hero, a social enterprise that creates sustainable, community-based projects to remove existing waste, and reduce future waste.
1 year experience
Basic English

What others are saying

4.6 out of 48 helpful reviews
Memorable Trip
Good Food
Warm & Friendly
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Manuel Bergmann
27 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
Absolutely loved the 2 day boat trip through the Komodo National Park. Everything was well organised, the staff were very friendly and were lucky with the weather. What I love about Seek Sophie the most is that the money goes to the right place to protect the environment while enjoying traveling. That's how it should be!
Ryan Johnson
26 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
This trip is by far the best boat trip I've ever had. We were very lucky to see many Komodo dragons and plenty of Manta Rays, some of which measured at over 4 meters long!! The crew were just amazing, super kind and friendly. The food was impeccable, plenty to go around for everyone. I would recommend this trip to anyone it's seriously good for the price!!! Thank you so much for having me!
Maria del Mar Montalvo
25 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
Aoife Murphy
25 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
Due to it being low season there was a few groups from different tour operators on the boat which completely understand. The crew were good and the food was lovely. The negative was the tour guide did not communicate well as to what was happening and didn't really mix with any of us. It was mainly the crew that explained things to us. Also the tour operator's address has moved but not too sure where and the number on the contact page doesn't work. So communication was great. Aoife
Heather Johnston
21 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
The staff and crew were wonderful and kind. Most of the places we visited were fabulous. Padar Island and pink beach were the best in my opinion. Wonderful snorkeling at pink beach. The sand was not very pink but was still beautiful. Padar island was a great hike and amazing view. Komodo was quite disappointing. We did not see any komodos "in the wild" on Rinca or Komodo Island. The komodos we did see were lazing around near the cafes and restaurants becasue they are fed the scraps of food. Also, the boat was nice, but not as pictured on the website. It looked different and much nicer on the website. Food was wonderful on the boat. Thew crew were amazing cooks!

Nucalale Komodo Policies

Child Pricing
Infants (age 0) will not be charged. Children (age 1 - 8) will pay a discounted price
Please click on the booking form to see child prices
Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Nucalale Komodo 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
Cash for Komodo National Park Fees
Flip flops
If you're snorkelling, do bring ankle socks (as fins can rub on the back of your ankles)
Insect repellent
Sunglasses and Hat
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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