Kendari is a coastal city and the capital of the province of Southeast Sulawesi. In the 19th century, a trading harbour was developed here by the Dutch government, utilising the trading skills of the Bugis and Bajo seafaring tribes who lived around Kendari Bay. Kendari people are renowned silver craftsmen.

Cruises related to Kendari

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

Sulawesi Snorkelling and Culture

This 10-day cruise down the eastern side of Sulawesi will feature lots of land exploration, visiting with the Balau Sea Gypsies, jellyfish lakes, an Equator crossing, encounters with exotic birds and fishes, meetings with conservation groups and plenty of spectacular snorkelling opportunities.
Feb thru Mar 2019
10 days / 9 nights