Arenui is a high-end luxurious dive & cruise liveaboard, it offering liveaboard trips in Komodo, Alor&Flores, Maluku & Banda Islands, Ambon Bay and Raja Ampat according to the best seasons, it only host 16 guests per trip.

Antoine

22/12/2015

It was definitely a super experience!! just returned from 12 amazing days aboard the Arenui exploring Raja Ampat. I hardly know where to begin. The ship is stunning...the rooms spacious with very...

Description

Boat

Arenui is a traditional and magnificent Phinisi, a classic Indonesian wooden sailing vessel, 43 meteres long, 9 meters wide, built in 2007, cruise at 10 konts. It's aim tp provide something unique and special for every guest on board with all the very best elements of Indonesia's rich heritage and traditions.

Arenui offer guests the chance to step aboard a truly Indonesian experience, to enhance holiday time in this special destination. If you've dreamed of setting sail aboard an old-fashioned pirate ship (but with all mod-cons) then this is for you. If you want to experience the culture and style of the country, as you sail through its beautiful islands, then this if for you.

Arenui features an expansive indoor restaurant and lounge area which takes up the central space on the main deck and reaches across the full width of the vessel. At one end there is a large counter for buffets and snack items, as well as tea and coffee facilities, wine fridges, cold soft drinks and juices. Above the counter are 2 LCD screens for showing movies, slideshows and also displaying dive briefings.

In the centre of the indoor restaurant/lounge, there are some long tables with an open bench on one side, ideal for group of 6 to 8 guests sit together; opposite the long tables, there are two smaller tables, ideal for couples.

At the front of the indoor restaurant/lounge, there are 2 over-sized, curved sofas - one in each corner. With a table in front they are ideal for a group of divers writing up log-books, or a relaxing place for flicking through photos on your laptop, or just a spacious day-bed for reclining with a book or a movie.

In addition, there is an iMac workstation (equipped with both windows and mac operating systems and software), 2 charging stations with shelves.

Arenui also has 3 main outdoor areas, including the largest deck you're likely to find on an Indonesian liveaboard:

The outdoor SKY restaurant is located on the upper deck, a perfect place for al fresco meals and watching the changing landscapes. There are 2 large tables in the centre, which can accommodate up to 20 people. As well as two special "double" sun-beds - space enough for 4 guests to sun bathe or just relax. And there is a telescope for those keen on a session of star-gazing.

Behind the SKY restaurant is the SKY lounge, features a wooden bar for drinks, day-beds and benches all fitted with high-quality, thick mattresses (20+ cm) for ultimate comfort. There are spaces open to the elements for the sun-lovers among you but also a large canopy for shade.

The dive deck is in front of the indoor restaurant/lounge, on the main deck, well equipped with all professional dive facilities.


Cabin

Arenui has 8 exceptionally spacious cabins, and is designed to host a maximum of 16 guests per trip.

All cabins have been luxuriously furnished with private en-suite bathroom, individual air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box.

2 Master Suites:
Located on the upper deck, 20sqm in size, with 7 large seaview windows, a king-size bed, sofa/relax area, private balcony with seating. - Ideal for couple

2 Deluxe Cabins:
Located on the upper deck, 19sqm in size, with 2 large seaview windows, 2 single beds, spacious desk - popular with photographers

2 Deluxe Cabins:
Located on the lower deck, 20sqm in size, with 3 large portholes, a king-size bed and a single bed - Suitable for couples, individuals or a family

2 Deluxe Cabins:
Located on the lower deck, 20sqm in size, with 3 large portholes, a king-size bed, sofa/relax area - Suitable for couples or a family (sofa can be converted into an extra bed for a child)


Diving

  • Up to 4 dives per day, depending on conditions.

  • Normally, no dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • 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 Equipments:2 person kayaks
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Available with additional cost
  • Massage Service:Available with additional cost (except welcome massage)
  • Payment on board:By cash (USD/Euro/IDR) or International credit card
  • Crew Number:22, including 2 - 3 dive guides

Itineraries

KOMODO : 9 Day/8 Night, Labuan Bajo - Bali Cruise

Total dives: 24 - 25 dives

Day 1 : Embarkation in Labuanbajo
Day 2 : Komodo-Flores Channel (4 dives)
Day 3 : Walk with dragons/Komodo-Flores Channel (3 dives)
Day 4 : Gili Lawa Laut (4 dives)
Day 5 : Gili Lawa Laut / Gili Banta (4 dives)
Day 6 : Sangeang Island (4 dives)
Day 7 : Bima (4 dives)
Day 8 : Satonda/Moyo Island (1-2 dives)
Day 9 : Disembarkation in Bali

KOMODO FOCUS : 12 Day/11 Night, Labuanbajo - Bima Cruise

Total dives: 35 - 36 dives

Day 1 : Embarkation in Labuanbajo
Day 2 : Komodo-Flores Channel (4 dives)
Day 3 : Walk with dragons/Padar Island (2 dives)
Day 4 : Rinca Island (4 dives)
Day 5 : Rinca Island (4 dives)
Day 6 : Manta Alley/Pink Beach (4 dives)
Day 7 : Komodo-Flores Channel (4 dives)
Day 8 : Gili Lawa Laut (4 dives)
Day 9 : Gili Lawa Laut / Gili Banta (4 dives)
Day 10 : Sangeang Island (4 dives)
Day 11 : Bima (1-2 dives)
Day 12 : Disembarkation in Bima

RAJA AMPAT : 12 Day/11 Night, Sorong - Sorong Cruise

Total dives: 34 - 36 dives

Day 1 : Embarkation in Sorong
Day 2 - Day 5: Misool, Raja Ampat (13-14 dives)
Day 6 : Manta Sandy/Arborek (4 dives)
Day 7 : Wofoh/Aljui Bay (4 dives)
Day 8 : Kawe and/or Aljui Bay (4 dives)
Day 9 : Gam Area or Penemu Area (4 dives)
Day 10 - Day 11 : Dampier Strait (5-6 dives)
Day 12 : Disembarkation in Sorong

NORTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS : 13 Day/12 Night, Ambon - Saumlaki Cruise

Total dives: 32 - 37 dives

Day 1 : Embarkation in Ambon
Day 2 : Ambon Bay (4 dives)
Day 3 : Nusa Laut (3 dives)
Day 4 : Banda Islands (4 dives)
Day 5 : Banda Neira Tour/Banda Islands (2-3 dive)
Day 6 : Banda Islands (3 dives)
Day 7 - Day 12 : Manuk (3 dives) / Teun/Nila/Nil Desperandum (3-4 dives) / Nila/Dusborgh (3 dives) / Pulau Damar/Nusleur/Terbang (4 dives) / Dai Island (3-4 dives)
Day 13 : Disembarkation in Saumlaki

SOUTH FORGOTTEN ISLANDS : 13 Day/12 Night, Saumlaki -Maumere Cruise

Total dives: 32 - 37 dives

Day 1 : Embarkation in Saumlaki
Day 2 - Day 8 : Forgotten Islands
Dai Island (3-4 dives) / Teun/Nila/Nil Desperandum (3-4 dives) / Nila/Dusborgh (3-4 dives) / Pulau Damar/Nusleur/Terbang (4 dives) / Pulau Romang/Nyata (3 dives) / Gunung Api (3 dives) / Pulau Wetar/Reong (3 dives)
Day 9 : Pura Island/Kalabahi Bay (4 dives)
Day 10 : Visit traditional Abui tribe village/Reta Island (1-2 dives)
Day 11 : Kawula Island (4 dives)
Day 12 : Tanjung Gedong or Pulau Babi (1-2 dives)
Day 13 : Disembarkation in Maumere


Arenui annual cycle :

From MAY to OCTOBER we cruise the Komodo National Park area, taking in dive sites and landscapes from Bali right across to Flores and Alor, which can be dived all year round.

Then in NOVEMBER we move towards Ambon in Maluku and the Spice Islands in the Banda Sea, working our way to the Raja Ampat area of Western Papua (the the world 'epicentre of marine biodiversity').

Our cruises continue in Raja Ampat from DECEMBER through until APRIL, before traveling back towards Alor and Komodo National Park (one of the 'New 7 Wonders of Nature').

MAIN PORTS FOR EMBARKATION / DISEMBARKATION

Bali / Labuanbajo / Bima / Maumere / Ambon / Sorong / Saumlaki

Bali: For cruises to/from Komodo, airport code: DPS (Denpasar)
Labuanbajo: For cruises in Komodo, airport code: LBJ
Bima: For cruises in Komodo, airport code: BMU
Maumere: For cruises including Alor & Flores, airport code: MOF
Ambon: For cruises including Maluku - Banda Sea & Spice Islands, airport code: AMQ
Sorong: For cruises to/from Raja Ampat, airport code: SOQ
Saumlaki: For cruises to/from Forgotten Islands, airport code: SXK

More

Destinations Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea, Cenderawasih Bay, Triton Bay
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Water Toys, Laundry, Massage or Spa
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
24/09/2019 to 06/10/2019 12 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Maumere From $7,560.00 Detail
08/10/2019 to 20/10/2019 12 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Saumlaki From $7,560.00 Detail
22/10/2019 to 04/11/2019 13 nights Banda Sea Saumlaki - Ambon From $8,190.00 Detail
06/11/2019 to 18/11/2019 12 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Sorong From $7,560.00 Detail
20/11/2019 to 01/12/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $6,930.00 Detail
03/12/2019 to 14/12/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $6,930.00 Detail
16/12/2019 to 27/12/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $6,930.00 Detail
29/12/2019 to 09/01/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $6,930.00 Detail
11/01/2020 to 22/01/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $7,150.00 Detail
24/01/2020 to 04/02/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $7,150.00 Detail
06/02/2020 to 17/02/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $7,150.00 Detail
19/02/2020 to 01/03/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $7,150.00 Detail
03/03/2020 to 14/03/2020 11 nights Triton Bay Sorong - Kaimana From $7,150.00 Detail
16/03/2020 to 27/03/2020 11 nights Triton Bay Kaimana - Sorong From $7,150.00 Detail
29/03/2020 to 10/04/2020 12 nights Triton Bay Sorong - Sorong From $7,800.00 Detail
12/04/2020 to 24/04/2020 12 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Ambon From $7,800.00 Detail
28/04/2020 to 08/05/2020 10 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Maumere From $6,500.00 Detail
10/05/2020 to 22/05/2020 12 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Labuan Bajo From $7,800.00 Detail
24/05/2020 to 02/06/2020 9 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bali From $5,850.00 Detail
26/06/2020 to 05/07/2020 9 nights Komodo Bali - Labuan Bajo From $5,850.00 Detail
07/07/2020 to 15/07/2020 8 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $5,200.00 Detail
16/07/2020 to 24/07/2020 8 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $5,200.00 Detail
26/07/2020 to 03/08/2020 8 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $5,200.00 Detail
04/08/2020 to 12/08/2020 8 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $5,200.00 Detail
14/08/2020 to 24/08/2020 10 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bima From $6,500.00 Detail
26/08/2020 to 04/09/2020 9 nights Komodo Bima - Labuan Bajo From $5,850.00 Detail
06/09/2020 to 15/09/2020 9 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Bima From $5,850.00 Detail
17/09/2020 to 26/09/2020 9 nights Komodo Bima - Labuan Bajo From $5,850.00 Detail
28/09/2020 to 05/10/2020 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $4,550.00 Detail
07/10/2020 to 14/10/2020 7 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $4,550.00 Detail
16/10/2020 to 28/10/2020 12 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Maumere From $7,800.00 Detail
30/10/2020 to 11/11/2020 12 nights Triton Bay Maumere - Saumlaki From $7,800.00 Detail
13/11/2020 to 24/11/2020 11 nights Triton Bay Saumlaki - Kaimana From $7,150.00 Detail
26/11/2020 to 07/12/2020 11 nights Triton Bay Kaimana - Sorong From $7,150.00 Detail
09/12/2020 to 20/12/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $7,150.00 Detail
22/12/2020 to 03/01/2021 12 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $7,920.00 Detail
05/01/2021 to 16/01/2021 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $7,260.00 Detail
18/01/2021 to 29/01/2021 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $7,260.00 Detail
31/01/2021 to 12/02/2021 12 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $7,920.00 Detail
14/02/2021 to 24/02/2021 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $6,600.00 Detail
26/02/2021 to 08/03/2021 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $6,600.00 Detail
10/03/2021 to 21/03/2021 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $7,260.00 Detail
23/03/2021 to 04/04/2021 12 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Ambon From $7,920.00 Detail
09/04/2021 to 18/04/2021 9 nights Banda Sea Saumlaki - Saumlaki From $5,940.00 Detail
20/04/2021 to 02/05/2021 12 nights Banda Sea Saumlaki - Maumere From $7,920.00 Detail
04/05/2021 to 12/05/2021 8 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Maumere From $5,280.00 Detail
14/05/2021 to 25/05/2021 11 nights Komodo Maumere - Labuan Bajo From $7,260.00 Detail
27/05/2021 to 05/06/2021 9 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $5,940.00 Detail
17/07/2021 to 26/07/2021 9 nights Komodo Bali - Labuan Bajo From $5,940.00 Detail
28/07/2021 to 05/08/2021 8 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $5,280.00 Detail
06/08/2021 to 14/08/2021 8 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $5,280.00 Detail
16/08/2021 to 27/08/2021 11 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Maumere From $7,260.00 Detail
29/08/2021 to 06/09/2021 8 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Maumere From $5,280.00 Detail
08/09/2021 to 16/09/2021 8 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Maumere From $5,280.00 Detail
18/09/2021 to 26/09/2021 8 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Maumere From $5,280.00 Detail
28/09/2021 to 08/10/2021 10 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Saumlaki From $6,600.00 Detail
10/10/2021 to 18/10/2021 8 nights Triton Bay Saumlaki - Saumlaki From $5,280.00 Detail
20/10/2021 to 31/10/2021 11 nights Triton Bay Saumlaki - Kaimana From $7,260.00 Detail
02/11/2021 to 13/11/2021 11 nights Triton Bay Kaimana - Sorong From $7,260.00 Detail
15/11/2021 to 26/11/2021 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $7,260.00 Detail
28/11/2021 to 09/12/2021 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $7,260.00 Detail
11/12/2021 to 22/12/2021 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $7,260.00 Detail
24/12/2021 to 04/01/2022 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $7,260.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 7 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $4,550.00
Komodo 8 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $5,200.00
Komodo 9 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $5,850.00
Komodo 10 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $6,500.00
Komodo 11 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $7,260.00
Komodo 12 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $7,560.00
Raja Ampat 10 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $6,600.00
Raja Ampat 11 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $6,930.00
Raja Ampat 12 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $7,920.00
Banda Sea 8 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $5,280.00
Banda Sea 9 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $5,940.00
Banda Sea 10 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $6,500.00
Banda Sea 12 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $7,560.00
Banda Sea 13 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $8,190.00
Triton Bay 8 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $5,280.00
Triton Bay 11 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $7,150.00
Triton Bay 12 nights Deluxe Twin Double From $7,800.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • 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
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • 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

Raja Ampat

Period : The diving season is year-round. Best diving season is December to March with the best overall visibility. Most liveaboards avoid Raja Ampat from mid July - mid September due to the likelihood of experiencing both strong winds / surface swells and rain.

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 : Raja Ampat lies on the equator and has a hot and humid tropical climate. The air temperature is fairly contant year round and can drop to 24°C overnight whilst the daytime maximum is 31°C. The average humidity is 83%.

Water : The water temperature is a fairly constant and warm 27°C - 29°C.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, can be cool with rain. Sun protection is a must.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : The town of Sorong in West Papua is the main gateway to Raja Ampat. Sorong is mainly accessed via connections from Jakarta, Denpasar Bali and Makassar.

  • 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.


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.

Diver's reviews (1)

Antoine, 22/12/2015

It was definitely a super experience!! just returned from 12 amazing days aboard the Arenui exploring Raja Ampat. I hardly know where to begin. The ship is stunning...the rooms spacious with very comfortable beds...food is beyond terrific and such variety! What really makes this live aboard stand out over all the others we have done is the quality of the crew, their attention to detail, their endless kindness and attentiveness to our large or small needs...this is truly the very best experience we have ever had.

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