Summer Sale 2019 Komodo 30% off !
Leave for Komodo this summer from 1100€ only !
On board the Jakaré you will find :
– All meals included
– Rental diving equipment
– Kayak, paddle & snorkeling equipment
Come 7 days on the Jakaré in Komodo on our 2 sales departures :
– July 23rdto 29th 2019
– September 1st to 7th 2019
– Guaranteed departure : 2 people
Itinerary’s overview :
– Day 1 : Labuan Bajo – Sebayur’s island
– Day 2 : Sebayur’s island – Pulau Kambing – Rinca & Komodo’s dragons – Palau Padar
– Day 3 : Padar – Pantai Merah – Pulau Sabita
– Day 4 : Pulau Sabita – Karang Makassar – Batu Bolong – Pulau Tatawa
– Day 5 : Pulau Tatawa – Gili Lawa Darat
– Day 6 : Gili Lawa – Gili Lawa Laut – Crystal Rock – Gili Lawa – Pulau Sabolo
– Day 7 : Pulau Sabolo – Labuan Bajo
About the cruise…
Welcomed drinks and snacks will be served while Cruise Director will brief the guests on the safety, onboard organization, overall itinerary and present the crew.
Guests will then be shown their cabins to settle in, refresh and get ready for the start of the cruise.
Jakaré will sail toward Pulau Sebayur, approximately 10NM. This sailing time is usually a good time for resting and briefing on the cruise and activities.
The guests will enjoy the nice snorkelling in the coral garden or discover the beautiful nearby beaches in Kayak and SUP and get familiar with the equipment.
Jakare will then sail southward to Pulau Kaaba (10NM) after lunch and anchor just close to the small island. We will then propose a visit of Rinca Village nearby or snorkel and swim around the Jakare. Bats watching will start at sunset and will last couple of hours. Guests will be able to enjoy the sundeck and watch the stars if the sky is clear.
Diver option: a refresh dive at Sebayur Kecil, easy dive for everyone to test the equipment, refresh the dive skills and get familiar with the facilities.
Jakare will sail toward nearby Pulau Kambing early morning to arrive at mooring area around 7:30, early enough to start at dawn our walk to avoid the heat.
Transport from vessel to shore at Loh Buaya will be done via Dinghy and guests will be welcomed by the rangers at the little pier and brought to the national park office where the rangers will give us instructions. Guided by one of the rangers, the amazing walk in the Rinca savannah will last between 30min to 2 hours depending on the tour chosen. Komodo dragons and wild animals like wild boar or deer are commonly observed closed to the ranger’s station and in the wild.
After the walk, guest will get back to Jakare where they will enjoy a nice refreshing swim around the boat before taking their breakfast.
Jakare will then heads for Pulau Padar (12NM). Upon arrival, we will propose activities like snorkelling, beach discovery or a Kayak / SUP ride along beautiful and untouched Padar coastline.
For the most active guests, Climb Padar view point at sunset will be organised and then return for dinner on board Jakare.
Diver Option: dive at Pulau Tengah (for advanced only), this is a dynamic dive, a pinnacle well exposed in the middle of the main Komodo current stream. The walls are full of soft and hard corals and depending on the conditions, big schools of fishes can be spotted there. Turtle, sharks, jacks and other pelagic fiches play on the edge of the current.
Dive at Three Sisters: located south east of Padar, the dive site consists of 3 main big submerged rocks ranging from 3 to 30m water depth. Well known for the nudibranchs and critters diversity but also for schools of yellow and blue fusiliers, coral fishes and as well as some pelagic fishes.
Wake up early morning and climb Padar for a fantastic sunrise over the Komodo archipelago. Return to Jakare and enjoy a rich breakfast and jump, swim around the boat to cool down. Or alternatively and depending on the conditions, snorkelling will be organised after the breakfast.
Jakare will then leave Padar and head north. We will stop at one of the most visited site in Komodo: Pantai Merah or pink beach, visit the beautiful beach and snorkel in the rich coral garden in the front of the beach.
The Guests will then enjoy lunch while Jakare will sail to its next anchorage at Pulau Sabita. From the Jakare moored at location, various activities around the nearby small islands, sand banks or mangroves will be organised.
At the end of the day, the guests will be able to enjoy sunset on a small sandbank before getting back to Jakare where dinner will be served.
Diver Option: Pilarsteen, a nice wall covered with colourful corals and sponges and full of marine life like large schools of fusiliers. The landscape is really interesting with caves and swimthroughs at different depths.
Dive Pantai Merah; just in front of the pink beach, this colorfull and easy dive has a lot to offer, nice coral, school of fusiliers and a good selection of critters.
Karang Makassar: access will be done via dinghy. This is a rewarding snorkelling site where manta rays or eagle rays may be spotted from the surface. The site is located in 8-15m water depth and manta rays are coming from all over to get cleaned by small fishes and feed from the rich nutrient filled waters. A unique spectacle offered by these majestic fishes that should not be missed.
After a good break and good lunch onboard, Jakare will then move to Batu Bolong and Pulau Tatawa. Batu Bolong is an emerging pinnacle in the middle of the channel and offers current dive on this dynamic reef facing directly the current.
The soft and hard corals are really colourful and healthy; the all food chain is on open display there, from reef fishes feeding on rich waters full of nutrients to big pelagic including black tip and white tip sharks and giant trevally. Schools of yellow fins barracudas, yellow snappers, silver trevally are very common as well as dogtooth tunas. A must not to be missed. If the conditions are good, snorkel can be organised there and can be very rewarding.
Also if the conditions are favourable, snorkelling can be organised in Pulau Tatawa, another current site offering very healthy hard and soft corals and a lot of marine life. Turtles are usually spotted there.
Diving option: Karang Makassar to see the Manta rays and Batu Bolong for a colourful explosion.
Guests will enjoy their breakfast during sailing (10NM) or after arrival in a peaceful bay in the south of Gili Lawa Darat where Jakare will take a mooring or drop anchor. With a little bit of luck, guests may spot wild animals like wild boar or local deer on the beaches or savannah of Pulau Komodo.
Snorkelling at Golden Passage: both sites of the passage are exposed to current as located in the passage between Gili Lawa Darat island and Komodo Island. Both sites offer beautiful and healthy soft and hard corals as well as plentiful marine life, including turtles and sometime pelagic hunting fishes.
Guests will also be able to discover in kayak or SUP the beautiful and calm reefs around the Jakare and enjoy the sceneries with a little breeze, comfortably installed on the deck of the Jakare.
Overnight on mooring in the same quiet bay.
Dive option: Golden Passage, drift dives.
After an early morning wake up and climbing of Gili Lawa main view point, guests will enjoy the sunrise over the Komodo archipelago (subject to the island re open for trekking).
Back to Jakare and refreshing swim, guests will enjoy a good breakfast while Jakare will make her way to the north side of Gili Lawa, Gili Lawa Laut.
The Jakare will take a mooring facing a beautiful beach and the next snorkelling or diving spot called Crystal Rock.
Crystal rock: named for its usual crystal clear waters, this dive site is an exposed pinnacle directly facing current and attracting a lot of marine life including reef fishes themselves attracting pelagic such as reef sharks, grey sharks and giant trevally. The dive site is large enough to accommodate all diving levels, with also a large number of small creatures to be found into the less exposed gentle slopes corals.
The Jakare will then leave its northern position to find a nice and quiet anchorage in one of the bay on the eastern shore of Gili Lawa, leaving some time for resting on board the vessel or exploring the island or discovering the reefs close to Jakare with the kayaks and SUP.
At the middle of the afternoon, the Jakare will make route eastward toward the island of Sabolo where she will take a mooring in front of a beach and coral garden preserved and intact. Guests will be able to rest or explore the surrounding while the crew will prepare the BBQ on the beach: last dinner will be offered on Pulau Sabolo’s beach and our crew will teach the guests local dances, hopefully under a beautiful sky full of stars.
Diver Option: Crystal Rock and Castel Rock depending on the local conditions and level of divers.
Farniente, snorkelling, kayak / SUP and beach will be the morning activities prior departure.
Pulau Sabolo is only 6NM or one hour navigation from Labuan Bajo hence very convenient.
On the way back to Labuan Bajo, Guests may review and exchange their photos or films from the wonderful time spent together. A small ceremony and good-byes from the Crew will be organised on board the Jakare before leaving the boat to the airport or hotel.