Bacan

Bacan is a large, mountainous island west of southern Halmahera. It is home to one of the four historic sultanates in North Maluku, and the local capital, Labuha, offers some historical sites. Forested mountains include Gunung Sibela, North Maluku's highest peak. It is also famous for its Black Macaques.  

Cruises related to Bacan

In Search of Wallace and His Living Treasures with Dr. George Beccaloni

This expert-led cruise from Ternate to Sorong honours Alfred Russel Wallace – 19th century British naturalist and co-founder of the theory of evolution. We will explore, on land and underwater, what captivated Wallace about this part of the world, including the birds of paradise.
Oct 2017 thru Oct 2019
12 days / 11 nights

The Scents of the Spice Islands II

Departing from Ternate this exciting voyage will first visit the remote Banda islands, where we will wander through the nutmeg plantations, before retracing ‘the marine spice route’ north through the Moluccan islands to the clove plantations of the fabled Sultanate of Ternate.
Oct 2018
12 days / 11 nights

Kingdoms of Coral, Karst and Cloves in association with ASA

Historian and seafaring expert, Jeffrey Mellefont, leads us though the spectacular marine landscapes of Raja Ampat – home to karst spires, birds of paradise, and the world’s most bio-diverse coral reefs – to the clove plantations of the fabled Sultanate of Ternate.
Jan 2019
12 days / 11 nights

Spice Traders, Island Tramps and Sea Gypsies

Seafaring history expert, Jeffrey Mellefont, leads an adventure through ancient monsoon sailing routes to some of Indonesia’s remotest islands, connecting us with the true nature of this island nation: a maritime crossroads of rare spices, sea-borne trade, migration and boat-builders.
Jan thru Feb 2019
10 days / 9 nights

The Scents of the Spice Islands I with Dr. Lawrence Blair

Cruising between Ambon and Ternate in two directions, these exciting voyages will visit the remote Banda islands, where we will wander through the nutmeg plantations, and retrace ‘the marine spice route’ north through the Moluccan islands to the clove plantations of the fabled Sultanate of Ternate.
Sep 2018
12 days / 11 nights

The Scents of the Spice Islands I

Cruising between Ambon and Ternate in two directions, these exciting voyages will visit the remote Banda islands, where we will wander through the nutmeg plantations, and retrace ‘the marine spice route’ north through the Moluccan islands to the clove plantations of the fabled Sultanate of Ternate.
Sep 2019
12 days / 11 nights