WHAT WE OFFER
We offer myriad options to those looking for customised cruising opportunities of any description: whether it a simple holiday with family and friends, or for special interest groups or professional organisations, all of our cruises can be adapted to accommodate any requirements or to highlight specific aspects of the vast Indonesian Archipelago. Tailored to your specific needs, with professional guides and crew dedicated to creating unforgettable experience of outstanding service and comfort, guests are free to indulge in a world of adventure and excitement, of natural beauty, of barefoot elegance and relaxing simplicity, all wrapped up in the pleasures if great accommodation, fine food, breath taking scenery and the pleasure of being enveloped by the endless horizon of the sea.
WHO ARE OUR CUSTOMERS?
We have hosted charter guests from all walks of life looking for pleasure, adventure and that something different: snorkelling, adventure, bird watching, yoga, team building, photography, spice trade tours, cultural tours, naturalist tours, culinary tours, water sports, colonial history, TV & media, scientific research, or simply taking a relaxing cruise through the islands under a hot tropical sun on a sleek and beautiful sailing vessel, you call the shots.
WHERE WE GO AND WHY
We cruise across the archipelago all the way from Borneo to Papua in the west and east and Sumba and Maluko in the south and north, following the seasons and the winds, and staying one step ahead of the rains so as to provide optimum cruising conditions for our guests.
January to March: Raja Ampat, Sorong, Misool, Ternate, Kendari
April to September: Bali and the Lesser Sunda Islands including the Komodo Archipelago, Alor and Sumba
October to November: The Lesser Sunda Islands, Banda, Ternate and Rajat Ampat
December: Papua including Raja Ampat and Triton Bay
We would like to welcome aboard the MV Katharina, our traditional 35-metre, pinisi style, wooden schooner, to show you how we can create for you and all inclusive, personalised and unforgettable journey across the seas and islands of Indonesia, one of the last great frontiers of maritime adventure. Unlike a large cruise ship, Katharina has only six cabins, with a maximum capacity of 12 adults and 2 children, giving you the freedom to do what you want and when you want to do it. Recently redesigned and constructed of natural woods and classic décor, our stylish cabins are bright and inviting with double or twin berths, individually controlled AC and en-suite bathrooms.
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Our 12-cabin Ombak Putih is also available for charters, but since her schedule is very full with our regular by-the-cabin cruises, these must be arranged a very long time in advance, thus allowing us to include it in our schedule. Occasionally she does become available when an unexpected cancellation occurs thus opening her up for charter. Please email us with your enquiry.
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CREW AND GUIDES
Our vessels have first rate, multilingual tour guides and are crewed by highly trained stewards and sailors, all of whom are dedicated to creating an unforgettable experience. However, if you would like specialists such as a personal chef, a yoga or free diving instructor, simply let us know.
TARRIFS AND AVAILABILITY
We like to provide our guests with a full and final price for their charter bookings, free from hidden costs and with as few supplements as possible. These are based on a 24-hour day with six hours of cruising a day, full board with professional tour leaders and crew, all food and beverage (except alcohol), park fees, water sports and all taxes an service charges except tips for our crew. Tariffs vary accordingly in cruising areas due to the substantially larger costs of operating in eastern Indonesia.
Central Indonesia – Bali / Komodo / Sulawesi / Flores – US$5,400 / day
Eastern Indonesia – Raja Ampat / Maluku / Papua US$7,200 per day
We have ample on-board facilities and activities to help you and your guests unwind and get the most out of this tropical playground, including snorkelling, swimming, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, or simply lazing in the sun with a good book. For specialised pursuits we are happy to arrange for any kind of activities such as cooking classes, free-diving, rock climbing, kite surfing, wake boarding, etc. Simply ask and we will do our level best to accommodate any wishes.
We understand that the cost of chartering one of our boats is high and that is why we are happy to create realistic payment plans to keep it as simple as possible. Just ask us for details.
TROUBLE FILLING A CRUISE?
If you don’t have the numbers to fill a boat just let us know and we will try our hardest to help out by using our connections and international networks.
We do charge for beer, wines and spirits but at a very low cost so as not to break the bank. Guests are welcome to bring their own alcohol on board at no extra cost. Clients must cover flights to and from embarkation points and extra fuel surcharge may apply if clients wish to include multiple areas or long journeys that require a major repositioning of the boat.
FAMILIES ON BOARD
Our boats are the ideal family environment and we are happy to accommodate children of all ages.
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