Adelaar is a beautiful old Dutch Schooner with years experience sailing in the Komodo Archipelago. It offers a regular 10 nights liveaboard trip from Bali to Komodo, it can accommodates only 8 guests per trip.

Lisa

23/08/2014

We went for a 11days (10 nights) long liveaboard diving in Komodo on Adelaar which was booked by Dive and Cruise in July 2013. The trip was fantastic and I would highly recommend it. It was our...

Description

Boat

Adelaar is a beautiful old dutch schooner, 38.7 meters long, 5.5 meters wide, cruise at 6.5 - 7.5 konts. With all the amenities of a luxury boutique hotel. Built in ‘classical yacht’ style, the interior has rich Teak wood paneling and high ceilings.

Adelaar has a cozy main salon located on the below deck. Guests can relax on the sofa with a good book from the extensive library, challenge frineds to a game of chess at the game table, or write those postcards seated at one of the desks. Have the steward prepare a cocktail from the well stocked bar, while guests settle down to relax or just request the cocktails, it be delivered topside while guests are relax watching a sunset.

In the salon, there is also a flat screen TV’s connected to the ship’s video and audio streaming system with access to more than 3,000 movies and 30,000 songs when guest crave any entertainment.

The main deck has a large table and seating area, situated under an expansive sun awning, which provides the perfect spot for enjoying the scenery while cruising. The forward deck is fitted with comfortable cushions for relaxing and sunbathing. Depending on conditions, many meals will be served alfresco.

Adelaar offers gourmet meals during the cruise, served a la cart in the main dining salon which located on the upper level. Large windows provide a panoramic view of the vivid landscapes as we cruise through the Archipelago.

The upper deck also houses the Navigation Room, which is equipped with fully compliant navigational instruments. A spacious crew dining area/lounge is also located in this area. The outside upper aft deck is the dedicated smoking area for smoking guests.

There is also an outside bathroom with toilet, sink and shower on the aft deck, which comes in handy when guests are wet after after diving, snorkeling or swimming.


Adelaar is the perfect choice for small group travel or private journeys for family and friends. If guests decide to charter the boat, we can customize the trip itinerary to suit the needs of your group.

The onboard cruise director assures that each day is filled with exciting activities, such as sailing, island excursions to meet the local people, trekking, snorkelling or scuba diving. This coupled with dramatic scenery, fabulous cuisine, and plenty of sunshine is the perfect recipe for your holiday time.

Adelaar also can schedule a private day trip charter to Candidasa Bay, Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida. We can organize a special day for diving or snorkeling in pristine waters, visiting local fishing villages, or just walking along beautiful beaches. A splendid lunch, prepared fresh by our Chef, awaits you back onboard.

Adelaar is available for private functions, creating a unique setting for important business contacts or for that special person in your life. We can arrange anything from a gourmet business lunch to a romantic dinner under the stars.


Cabin

Adelaar has 4 beautifully crafted air-conditioned cabins, it can accommodates only 8 guests on board, perfect for small group wish to do a charter trip:

Each cabin is equipped with LG or Sharp flat screen LCD TV, Sonance Speakers :

1 Master Suite (#1):
The exclusive master suite is fitted with generously high ceilings, is the largest cabin, comes with a queen size bed (160x207cm), a sofa bed (70x210cm) and work desk, as well as abundant closets and drawer space. The master en-suite marble bathroom has a spacious shower, with separate sink and toilet area.

2 Deluxe Staterooms (#2, 3):
Each have double bed(140x200cm), individually controlled air-conditioning, a sofa which can be converted to a single bed for children or for those wishing to have separate beds. As well as en-suite bathroom.

1 Standard Stateroom (#4):
This cabin comes with a smaller double bed (128 x 198cm), individually controlled air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms. This cabin is equally nice, but it is a bit smaller than the others.


Diving

  • Bali - Komodo - Bali regular 11D/10N trip : 29 dives

  • Maumere – Alor – Maumere 12D/11N trip : 33 dives

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • Only 2 dives will be provided on the last diving day.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request, must book in advance
  • Dive insurance:Divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Water Toys:Snorkel Gear, Sea kayaks
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Available with additional cost
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (USD/Euro/IDR) or credit card
  • Crew Number:10, including 1 - 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Bali – Komodo – Bali | 11D/10N (29 dives)

Day 1 : The meeting point for our round trip Bali Komodo dive itinerary will be in Serangan Harbor, at the wooden jetty in front of the Dolphin Lodge at 8:00 AM. Adelaar’s crew will be waiting to greet you and transport you to the Adelaar. Once onboard, a ‘ships briefing’ acquaints you with shipboard living. Important safety issues will be discussed as well. As we set off from Serangan Harbor, we travel along Bali’s eastern coastline and cruise overnight to Satonda Island. The day is spent getting settled into your stateroom, or just relaxing on deck. With luck we have a magnificent sunset over Bali’s majestic Mount Agung.

Day 2 : Arise at your leisure for coffee latte or espresso on deck while your breakfast is being cooked-to-order. Arrival in Satonda will be late morning; with two dives scheduled today along a sloping reef. The white sandy bottom with many coral outcroppings offers plenty of interesting things to see. Pulau Satonda is an old volcanic island, with a salt water lake that fills the crater. Locals believe a huge tsunami filled the crater after the violent eruption of Mt Tambora, on Sumbawa, in1814. Take time to visit the lake in the caldera, which is a short hike from the beach. One guest noted that Stromatolites were easily visible in the shallow waters along the shoreline. These are the one of the longest living forms of life on this planet. They can be traced back 3.5 billion years. Do not miss a chance to visit the wishing trees at the lake edge and cast your wish. At sunset, we depart and cruise through the night towards Komodo National Park.

Day 3 : We are up early today for a glimpse of the sunrise as we arrive at Gili Lawa Laut, in the northern area of Komodo National Park. The park is located in the region known as Wallacea, denoting the overlapping of Australian and Asian biogeographical areas. This overlapping ensures an interesting mix of bird species. There is a splendid assortment of dive sites just outside this picturesque bay. Typically, in the north we have larger schools of fish, good visibility, and some current. Between dives, you may want to take the opportunity to hike to the top of the hill, where you will be able to catch a glimpse of the magnificent panorama of the entire Komodo Archipelago. We anchor in a quiet bay for the night.

Day 4 : Dragons wait for no man! We have an early start today at 7:00AM to meet our park ranger for a guided hike into the interior of Komodo Island, where we hope for sightings of prehistoric Komodo dragons. This World Heritage site, the only place on earth that these giant monitor lizards can be found, was recently designated as one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Once back onboard, a scrumptious lunch will be served on deck. Enjoy the beautiful ocean views as we head towards south Komodo. We will make a stop along the coast for diving, and then continue on to Lehok Sera for a dusk dive to search for the elusive mandarin fish. We anchor for the night in this quiet and picturesque bay. Weather permitting dinner will be served topside.

Day 5 : We leave early morning for Langkoi, also known as Manta Alley, on Komodo’s south coast. We are on a manta quest today; we have planned for two dives here, where we hope to see these magnificent animals gracefully feeding. This area typically has much cooler temperatures with nutrient rich waters, and lower visibility. However, during the summer season between November through March, we often find water temperatures and visibility have improved in the southern region of Komodo. After our dives, we enjoy lunch as the boat moves towards the south of Rinca to an area known as Nusa Kode. With the towering cliff walls surrounding all sides, the landscape in this remote area is breathtaking. Our third dive today will be our first macro dive of the trip. Between dives, we will jump into the dinghy and have a shore excursion of sorts to get up close to the resident dragon population here. Weighing up to 350 pounds and with a total length of over 10 feet, these fearsome hunters can charge swiftly to bring down a variety of prey, some as big as a water buffalo. After the sun sets, we prepare for a night dive, and a late dinner.

Day 6 : Mornings and evenings in Nusa Kode (a.k.a. Horseshoe Bay) are a time where you can spot dragons wandering along the beach foraging for food. Monkeys, deer and hunting sea eagles are also known to make an appearance. There are two dives planned for this area, one of which will be the famous ‘macro temple” of Cannibal Rock. Depending on the season, almost everything you can find in a critter book has been sighted here. During lunch we journey back up north for diving in Padar, where temperatures start to get warmer and visibility gets a bit better. Later in the afternoon, we go ashore for a hike across the island for a spectacular view of the sunset, and enjoy a sundowner. We overnight here in a quiet bay and there is a possibility for a night dive (for those who abstained from the sundowner!)

Day 7 : We leave Padar in the early morning to enter an area known as ‘current city’ for our diving day. Here, there is generally better visibility and larger schools of fish. In the late afternoon, we make our way north. At Wainilu, you can go ashore for a short walk up a small hill for a nice view of Rinca and the surrounding islands. We anchor for the night and prepare for a night dive in Wainilu. There is a wide range of possible animals on this white sand slope, bobtail squid, starry night octopus and fingered dragonet are frequently sighted here.

Day 8 : We’ve saved the best for last! We spend the morning diving around the northern most boundary of the Park off the uninhabited islands of Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat. No Komodo dive itinerary is complete without a stop at Castle Rock and Crystal Rock, these world famous dive sites are some of the fishiest sites in the park. In late afternoon, we say goodbye to Komodo National Park and start our journey back westward. We anchor for the night in Banta Island and plan for our last night dive of the cruise. Looking westward, towards Sangeang’s active volcano, we typically have some of the best sunsets of the trip!

Day 9 : We depart very early morning for the volcanic island of Sangeang, whose most recent eruption was last year. As we approach, you can see lava steaming as it flows from the crater edge towards the sea. The black sandy bottom makes for spectacular diving. Dive sites such as, Hot Rocks and Black forest, gaseous sulfur bubbles up from the ground, creating an underwater Jacuzzi! At the end of our diving day, the crew will put up all the sails for a brief photo opportunity and give us a glimpse of the Adelaar in full glory. We sail further west towards Bali, sailing through the night for Moyo Island.

Day 10 : We arrive at Moyo Island early this morning. Our final two dives will be along the fringing reef outside the main village. An optional shore excursion to the nearby waterfall, takes you through the local village. You are welcome to visit the village school where smiling children show you their classroom, and take the opportunity to practice their English. The walk to the waterfall takes us down a road lined with ‘living fences’, passing herds of goats and water buffalo. If you are interested in the local flora our guide will point out the cashew, teak trees and other locally grown plants along the way. Once at the waterfall, those daring enough can grab the rope, swing out over the falls and drop into the pool below! While we are gone, the crew will have washed and dried all our dive gear. This means once back aboard, we can sit back, relax, and enjoy a gourmet lunch as we head back, bound for Bali.

Day 11 : We arrive in Serangan Harbor, Bali around 08-12 AM. After breakfast, before we take you to shore, you will have a chance to say goodbye and see you again (sampai jumpa lagi) to our Captain and crew. Transfers can be arranged to take you to your next destination.

Please ensure your onward travels are planned to anticipate delays during cruising. Flights out on the day of arrival back in Serangan should only be scheduled after 16:00 PM.

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Destinations Komodo, Bali and Lombok
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Water Toys, Laundry, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
25/06/2018 to 05/07/2018 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,617.27 Detail
09/07/2018 to 19/07/2018 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,617.27 Detail
23/07/2018 to 02/08/2018 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
06/08/2018 to 16/08/2018 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
20/08/2018 to 30/08/2018 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
03/09/2018 to 13/09/2018 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
17/09/2018 to 27/09/2018 10 nights Komodo Bali - Labuan Bajo From $4,484.48 Detail
02/10/2018 to 13/10/2018 11 nights Komodo Maumere - Maumere From $5,658.60 Detail
15/10/2018 to 26/10/2018 11 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $5,658.60 Detail
28/10/2018 to 08/11/2018 11 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $5,658.60 Detail
12/11/2018 to 22/11/2018 10 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
26/11/2018 to 06/12/2018 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
10/12/2018 to 20/12/2018 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
24/12/2018 to 03/01/2019 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
07/01/2019 to 17/01/2019 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
04/03/2019 to 14/03/2019 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
18/03/2019 to 28/03/2019 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
01/04/2019 to 11/04/2019 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
15/04/2019 to 25/04/2019 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
29/04/2019 to 09/05/2019 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
30/09/2019 to 10/10/2019 10 nights Komodo Bali - Labuan Bajo From $4,484.48 Detail
14/10/2019 to 25/10/2019 11 nights Komodo Maumere - Maumere From $5,658.60 Detail
27/10/2019 to 07/11/2019 11 nights Komodo Maumere - Maumere From $5,658.60 Detail
11/11/2019 to 21/11/2019 10 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
25/11/2019 to 05/12/2019 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
09/12/2019 to 19/12/2019 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail
23/12/2019 to 02/01/2020 10 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $4,484.48 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 10 nights Stateroom 4 From $4,484.48
Komodo 10 nights Stateroom 2 and 3 From $5,087.85
Komodo 10 nights Master Suite From $5,658.60
Komodo 11 nights Stateroom 4 From $5,658.60
Komodo 11 nights Stateroom 2 and 3 From $6,257.31
Komodo 11 nights Master Suite From $6,896.78

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Komodo

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round. May to October are usually the high season.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Tropical South Equatorial climate. Wet from Jan to March, Dry from June to Nov. Average daily temperature range is 26° - 30°C (can be 35° to 38°C on land during trekking)

Water : Water temps vary from 24°C in the south of Komodo, to 29°C in the north most of the year

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, winds can be brisk during the dry season of July - September.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : Domestic flights to Labuan bajo is connect from Bali only.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.


Bali and Lombok

Period : Liveaboards trips is possible year round. According to the destination, Best time is May to September (Bali) and April to November (Lombok).

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Average daily temperature range is between 26°C to 30°C.

Water : Water temperatures along the north coast are a balmy 27°-30°C (85°-90°F) year-round. While in Nusa Penida and Lembongan area be prepare to have 19°-21°C

Clothing : Casual summer clothing including a light jacket is recommended, as evenings can get cool and liveaboards usually keep their airconditioning high in all indoor areas.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : Lots of international flights directly arrive to Bali, otherwise best connections from Jakarta.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/MasterCard/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.

Diver's reviews (1)

Lisa, 23/08/2014

We went for a 11days (10 nights) long liveaboard diving in Komodo on Adelaar which was booked by Dive and Cruise in July 2013. The trip was fantastic and I would highly recommend it. It was our first trip to Asia and we were thoroughly impressed. Our favourite site was Manta Alley! I still remember that we were surrounded by 15 manta rays that just made pass after pass for the entire dive. I've only seen a 4 manta rays together before and they generally very shy and didn't stick around divers. But in Komodo the manta rays came right up to us and stayed for the entire dive, very friendly to divers. The southern sites we liked a bit more, even though these sites were a little colder than the ones up the north. There were no other boats during our stay, and the fish life seemed a little more undisturbed. The best dive site for us in the south was Cannibal rock. Schools of life, and very beautiful large soft corals. The diving in the north parts was also good, but it was a bit more crowded for the time when we were there. The highlights of all the diving in Komodo are: manta rays, pygmy sea horse, blue ribbon eel, mandarin fish, mantis shrimp, very friendly turtles, sea apples, crinoid shrimp, orangutan crabs, and nudibranch galore, sea rabbit... And the boat Adelaar was fantastic! we were really happy we made the good choice, We stayed at the Stateroom 2, and the cabin space are large, comfortable, even luxury compare to most of the liveaboards we've been. The crew on board always helpful and smiling, they provided super excellent services during our trip. The food was tasty and fresh. It was a very happy trip, thanks to Dive and Cruise team to made it so smooth, we had nothing to complain at all.

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