Komodo

Who needs Jurassic Park when here in Indonesia we have Komodo Island and its infamous Komodo Dragons? Due to its fearsome residents, this 390-square-kilometre island was once a place of banishment for local people who had to share their lives with the fearsome dragons. Nowadays, Indonesia’s living dinosaurs have their very own national park, and the much-visited Komodo and Rinca Islands are places where Komodo dragons pose for visitors’ photos on a daily basis. Komodo National Park is located on the western end of Flores, 200 nautical miles east of Bali, and was founded to protect the Komodo dragon, and later other species, including over 1,000 species of marine life and the resident giant manta rays. Cruising the Komodo National Park is best done on one of SeaTrek Sailing Adventures liveaboard pinisi sailing ships, so that you can enjoy the full experience of kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, and snorkelling the magnificent coral reefs. 

 

Cruises related to Komodo

Wonderful Komodo Cruise

A five-day cruise through the waters of Komodo National Park encountering an amazing variety of wildlife from Komodo Dragons to flying foxes, sea eagles and giant manta rays, while visiting white-sand beaches, snorkelling colourful reefs or ascending savannah-wrapped hills offering spectacular views.
Mar thru Sep 2019
17 days / 16 nights

Wonderful Komodo Cruise

A five-day cruise through the waters of Komodo National Park encountering an amazing variety of wildlife from Komodo Dragons to flying foxes, sea eagles and giant manta rays, while visiting white-sand beaches, snorkelling colourful reefs or ascending savannah-wrapped hills offering spectacular views.
May 2020
5 days / 4 nights

Corals, Cultures & Dragons

Immersing ourselves in the unique nature and island culture of East Sulawesi, we will snorkel on magnificent reefs, explore remote villages, and go on jungle treks to spot endemic birds, before finally encountering the fearsome Komodo dragons on Rinca Island.
Mar 2019
13 days / 12 nights

Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes I & II

Immerse yourself in the Komodo National Park and Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands on a voyage of discovery from Bali to Flores, or Flores to Bali, visiting remote beaches, villages, jungle-clad mountain ranges, volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls, a mysterious lake, and the legendary Komodo Dragons.
Mar thru Aug 2019
5 days / 4 nights

Orangutans And Dragons

A two-in-one adventure that will take you on a river-boat cruise through Central Kalimantan in search of proboscis monkeys and orangutans, followed by a sea voyage from Bali to Flores, visiting beaches, villages, waterfalls, a mysterious lake, and the legendary Komodo Dragons.
Apr thru Jul 2019
7 days / 6 nights

Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes I & II

Immerse yourself in the Komodo National Park and Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands on a voyage of discovery from Bali to Flores, or Flores to Bali, visiting remote beaches, villages, jungle-clad mountain ranges, volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls, a mysterious lake, and the legendary Komodo Dragons.
Apr thru Sep 2020
6 days / 5 nights

Seabirds, Cetaceans and Spices

In the company of seabird expert, Gert de Jong, we will encounter Komodo dragons, the marine life of the Wakatobi National Park and the seabird colonies of the Banda Sea, while also exploring the illustrious history of the spice trade.
Sep 2018 thru Oct 2020
12 days / 11 nights

Corals, Cultures & Dragons

Immersing ourselves in the unique nature and island culture of East Sulawesi, we will snorkel on magnificent reefs, explore remote villages, and go on jungle treks to spot endemic birds, before finally encountering the fearsome Komodo dragons on Rinca Island.
Apr 2020
13 days / 12 nights

Tribal Weaving of the Lesser Sunda Islands with David & Sue Richardson

Together we will explore the extraordinary ancestral traditions and amazing landscapes of the Lesser Sunda Islands, where textiles are the predominant form of artistic expression. Every region has its own unique textile culture, its own style of dress, and its own motifs.
May 2019
12 days / 11 nights

Tribal Weaving of the Lesser Sunda Islands with David & Sue Richardson

Together we will explore the extraordinary ancestral traditions and amazing landscapes of the Lesser Sunda Islands, where textiles are the predominant form of artistic expression. Every region has its own unique textile culture, its own style of dress, and its own motifs.
May 2020
12 days / 11 nights

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7 Days to Komodo

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Komodo to Bali – Our Voyage Continues!

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Cruising the Komodos and Beyond

The ship’s bell rings. Like school kids racing to recess, we tear out of our cabin, and spring on to the tender whisking us out to a snorkelling hotspot. Read More

Here be Dragons: the Million-Year Journey of the Komodo Dragon

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An Ancient Boatbuilding Tradition in Makassar Gets a New Lease of Life

How a centuries-old craft has now changed tack to keep sailing in the seas of modernity. As seen in the pages of Silkwinds In-flight Magazine. Words and Photography by Justin Eeles. Read More