Katharina is an Indonesian Buginese built, Phinisi styled motor sailing schooners which provide luxurious cruise (no scuba diving) trips all around Indonesia, it can accommodate max. 12 guests per trip.

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Description

Boat

Katharina is a 40 meters long, 8.6 meter wide traditional Indonesian “Phinisi” built in Kalimantan using the best grades of iron wood. It is already for many years specialized in culture and adventure cruises along inaccessible and remote areas of the Lesser Sunda Islands.

Katharina has been conceived and equipped to accommodate small groups of passengers for cruising along the Indonesian archipelago, offering an excellent standard of reliability, safety and comfort. Not only is the Katharina very elegant on the water, she is also fast becoming a classic yacht as very few of these original designs remain.

Katharina was built in 1995, but always much attention has been given to the vessel's maintenance, heeding to an annual docking period and periodical checks to the all major technical installations on board.

Katharina provided with all kinds of sea entertainment like sea-fishing gears, kayaks, body boards and snorkel gears. as well as cooking classes, free-diving, rock climbing, kite surfing, wake boarding, etc.

If you wish to sleep outside of your cabin on the deck during the cruise, there are also number of light sleeping bags and special mattresses available.

Katharina do NOT offer Scuba Diving on board. Depending on itinerary, and the notice of dive interest at the time of booking, we can arrange an opportunity for guests on board to do scuba dive. Please consider this as a one off activity, Katharina‘s itineraries seldom allow for repetitive opportunities.


Cabin

Katharina has 6 comfortable cabins, it can accommodate up to 12 guests on board.

All cabins offer all necessary amenities including private bathrooms, individually controlled AC and storage space including a minisafe for valuables.

2 Double Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with a double bed, portholes.

2 Triple Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with one double bed and one upper single bunk bed, portholes.

4 Twin Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two bunk beds, portholes.


Diving

  • Scuba diving is only possible on request with surcharge.

  • Free diving is welcome every trip for unlimited dives.

  • Snorkeling is welcome every trip for unlimited dives.


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Not available at the moment
  • 15L Tanks:Not available at the moment
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Not available at the moment
  • Water Toys:Snorkel Gear, Ocean kayaks, fishing gear etc.
  • Wi-Fi Internet : Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Available with additonal cost
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:Cash (USD/EUR/IDR)
  • Crew Number:12 crew

Itineraries

The Avian World of East Sulawesi 10D/9N

Indonesia has more endemic birds than any other country, most of which can be found in the biogeographical region of Wallacea, which was named after the great naturalist and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace. Whether you are a mere nestling who is new to bird watching, a fully-fledged birder, or a seasoned twitcher, this expert-led, ten-day ornithological voyage through the remote, rainforest-clad islands and nature reserves of East Sulawesi presents a fantastic opportunity to add some significant numbers to your lifelists. Birding in Sulawesi is an amazing experience because 96 of the 507 species birds that have been recorded here are endemic or near-endemic, and if you are a first-time visitor, you will be forgiven for thinking that you are in that avian paradise, which you have always dreamt of, where almost every different species you see will be a new one. Your sightings will be rich with spectacular birds that might include the Purple-bearded Bee-eater, the Purple-winged Roller, the Golden-mantled Racquet-tail, and the Lilac-cheeked Kingfisher. Sulawesi’s signature bird is the Maleo, an odd megapode, which lays its eggs in the warm volcanic soils, and you will have the chance to visit a couple of nesting sites, where you may be lucky enough to see some pink-flushed adults digging in the sand in preparation to lay their eggs. There will also be some fabulous raptor watching opportunities, with possibilities to see the Sulawesi Serpent-Eagle, the Sulawesi Hawk-Eagle, Black Eagles, Rufous-bellied Eagles and Black Kites.

Every day from dawn until midday will be spent bird watching and trekking on the various islands in the company of professional spotters. In the afternoons there will be opportunities to do some snorkelling on the colourful coral reefs and to visit remote villages in the area, but of course, the afternoons can also be a time for trekking and bird watching ashore. Please be aware that the itinerary may be subject to change, depending on tides and weather conditions.

Endemic birds of Sulawesi spotted at Pulau Labengke and Pulau Salabangka include, among others: Maroon-chinned Fruit Dove, Black-billed Koel, Sulawesi Goshawk, Spot-tailed Goshawk, Ochre-bellied Boobook, Ashy Woodpecker, Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk.

Endemic birds of Sulawesi spotted at Morowali Nature Reserve include, among others: Maleo, Knobbed Hornbill, Sulawesi Hornbill, Sulawesi Dwarf Hornbill, Piping Crow, Sulawesi (white-rumped) Triller, White-necked Myna, Yellow-billed Malkoha, Isabelline Bush-hen, Sulawesi Serpent Eagle, Sulawesi Hawk-eagle, Great-billed Kingfisher, Green-backed Kingfisher, Scaly-breasted Kingfisher, Black-capped Kingfisher, Ruddy Kingfisher, Red-eared Fruit-Dove, Grey-headed Imperial-Pigeon, White-bellied Imperial-Pigeon.

Endemic birds of Sulawesi spotted at Pulau Peleng include, among others: Ornate Lorikeet, Banggai Fruit-Dove, Slaty Cuckooshrike, Banggai Crow, Red-and-Black Thrush, Peleng Leaf-Warbler, Rusty-bellied Fantail, Helmeted Myna, Sula Scrubfowl, Glossy Starling, Red-and-black Thrush, Red-backed Thrush.

Endemic birds of Sulawesi spotted at the Togian Islands include, among others: Togian Boobook, Togian Golden Bulbul, Small Sparrowhawk, Blue-faced Rail, White-faced Cuckoo-Dove, Sulawesi Ground-Dove, Bay Coucal, Sulawesi Scops-Owl, Speckled Boobook, Sulawesi Dwarf-Kingfisher, Lilac-cheeked Kingfisher, Purple-bearded Bee-Eater, Purple-winged Roller, Golden-mantled Racquet-Tail, Yellow-breasted Racquet-Tail, Pied Cuckoo-shrike, White-rumped Cuckoo-shrike, Sulawesi Cicadabird, Sulawesi Drongo, Sulawesi (rusty-backed) Thrush, White-rumped Cuckoo-shrike, White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike.

Note: This is a first-time exploratory trip for SeaTrek, and as such it is reflected in the lower than normal price of the tour, but we will have professional guides on board to help us find the best locations and as many birds as possible en route. Please be aware that the itinerary may be subject to change due to tides, weather conditions or harbour restrictions.

Note: The price of this cruise does not include any domestic airfares to and from our start and end points, however, our reservations specialists in Bali are more than happy to help arrange domestic flights on your behalf and advise on scheduling. We book hundreds of flights each year on behalf of our guests and we know the best routes to take to ensure you arrive on time. We only book with IATA-approved airlines that have met with international standards of safety and dependability. Except for Bali, transfers to and from local airports to the boat are also included. If you are booking flights by yourself, do not book any flights before checking with us first. Our first and last day programmes rely on strict time scheduling, so please confirm with us to ensure that you arrive and depart at your destination with plenty of time to spare and to avoid disruption to other guests' schedules.


Other Itineraries

For details of other itineraries, please contact any of our online agents or drop us an email ;-)

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Destinations Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea, North Sulawesi, Triton Bay, Bali and Lombok, Wakatobi
Facilities Water Toys, Laundry, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
17/07/2019 to 24/07/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Komodo From $3,210.00 Detail
26/07/2019 to 02/08/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali From $3,210.00 Detail
04/08/2019 to 11/08/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Komodo From $3,210.00 Detail
13/08/2019 to 20/08/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali From $3,210.00 Detail
22/08/2019 to 29/08/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Komodo From $3,210.00 Detail
01/09/2019 to 05/09/2019 4 nights Komodo Komodo From $1,850.00 Detail
08/09/2019 to 12/09/2019 4 nights Komodo Komodo From $1,850.00 Detail
15/09/2019 to 26/09/2019 11 nights Komodo Maumere - Ambon From $5,750.00 Detail
29/09/2019 to 08/10/2019 9 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Kaimana From $5,750.00 Detail
11/10/2019 to 20/10/2019 9 nights Banda Sea Kaimana - Timika From $5,750.00 Detail
23/10/2019 to 01/11/2019 9 nights Triton Bay Timika - Kaimana From $5,750.00 Detail
04/11/2019 to 13/11/2019 9 nights Triton Bay Kaimana - Sorong From $5,750.00 Detail
16/11/2019 to 25/11/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,750.00 Detail
29/11/2019 to 08/12/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,750.00 Detail
11/12/2019 to 20/12/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,750.00 Detail
24/12/2019 to 02/01/2020 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,750.00 Detail
05/01/2020 to 14/01/2020 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,750.00 Detail
17/01/2020 to 26/01/2020 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,750.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 4 nights Deluxe From $1,850.00
Komodo 7 nights Deluxe From $3,210.00
Komodo 11 nights Deluxe From $5,750.00
Raja Ampat 9 nights Deluxe From $5,750.00
Banda Sea 9 nights Deluxe From $5,750.00
Triton Bay 9 nights Deluxe From $5,750.00

Included

  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Marine park fees/Port fees
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive guide service
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Fuel surcharge

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.


North Sulawesi

Period : Diving is conducted year round although conditions will vary throughout the year in the different areas.

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 : Manado has a typical equatorial climate, the wet season runs from November to April and the dry season is from May to October. The air temperature remains fairly constant throughout the year, ranging between 23°C – 30°C and the average humidity is 80%.

Water : The water temperature is a fairly constant and warm 27°C - 29°C, (dropping to 25°C in Lembeh Strait in July / August).

Clothing : Rain and sun protection clothes are a good idea, along with light airy clothes for the daytime.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : Manado's Sam Ratulangi Airport fields international flights to/from Singapore (3.5 hours). There are also frequent flights to Jakarta (3hr 15min) and Makassar (1.5 hours).

  • 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.


Wakatobi

Period : Liveaboards trip around Wakatobi can be offered year round.

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 : The air temperature is a constant 26 - 30°C all year. Wakatobi is one of the most arid regions in Indonesia with sunshine on most days. The air humidity is mostly only about 65 - 75%.

Water : The warmest water is found in the upper water layer around late October, when temperatures can reach a maximum of 30°C. The coolest water falls in July to August with a minimum temperature of 26°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 main gateway to the Wakatobi archipelago is Matahora Airport on Wangi-wangi Island.

  • 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.

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