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.
Encounter rare indigenous creatures, great and small, from Komodo Dragons to bats, butterflies and bugs, as we cruise through magnificent scenery, gently trek through river valleys and savannah grasslands, and snorkel in the clear waters of the Komodo National Park.
This ten-day cruise follows in the footsteps of Alfred Russel Wallace and offers plenty of culture and snorkelling, with potential exciting encounters with whale sharks, manta rays, and birds of paradise in their natural habitat.
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.
This expert-led cruise from Ambon 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.
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.
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.
On this action-focussed cruise through Raja Ampat, you’ll trek through jungles to spot birds of paradise, float with stingless jellyfish, explore caves, lagoons and waterfalls, and snorkel and paddle in search of large marine life.
This 10-day expert-led cruise on board the Katharina, takes us along the coast of West Papua through Raja Ampat in search of the extraordinary birds of paradise, while visiting remote Papuan villages and snorkelling magnificent coral reefs along the way.
In the company of Wallace-expert, Dr. George Beccaloni, we will voyage in the wake of the legendary naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, through Raja Ampat in search of the extraordinary birds of paradise en route to the clove-scented island of Ternate.