Ombak Putih is a magnificent traditional phinisi schooner which provide luxurious cruise (no scuba diving) trips all around Indonesia, it can hosts max. 24 guests per trip.

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Description

Boat

Ombak Putih is a 42 meter long, 10.5 meter wide, traditional Indonesian schooner custom built from Iron wood by Buginese ship builders. It was laid in Batulicin Kalimantan in 1995, and became operational in 1997.

Ever since, 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.

With approximately 400 square meters of public space divided over 2 main decks, it offers both open and covered space in abundance, allowing for privacy and serene relaxing.

Ombak Putih provided with all kinds of sea entertainment like sea-fishing gears, kayaks, body boards and snorkel gears.

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.


Ombak Putih 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.


Cabin

Ombak Putih has 12 comfortable cabins, it can accommodate up to 24 guests on board.

All cabins have private bathroom, individually controlled air conditioning, and ample storage space including safety deposit box.

6 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:14 crew

Itineraries

Wonderful Komodo Cruise 6D/5N

Day 1 : After arriving at Labuan Bajo Airport and making arrangements for our luggage to be transferred to the boat, we will travel by private bus into the interior of the island, taking a winding road uphill to the village of Melo. Here, local ‘strongmen’ will perform the ‘Caci,’ a ritual whip-fight between two rivals in which the players, each armed with a rattan shield and a whip, will try to hit each other while dancing to the rhythm of traditional acoustic instruments. The men of Western Flores are famous for this test of daring and skill, requiring lightning quick moves to dodge the infliction of a wound. The winner is loudly applauded and cheered by the village. Besides this, the cultural group will also showcase other traditional dances. After our visit to Melo, we will return to Labuan Bajo where you will get your first glimpse of our beautiful boat, Katharina will cruise towards the legendary island of Komodo.

Day 2 : Today we will visit the ranger station of Loh Buaya on Rinca Island from where we will head off on a ranger-led nature trek in search of Komodo dragons, which are indigenous to this small group of islands. Hopefully the ranger will be able to show us the dens and nests of the dragons. Rinca is also well known for its diverse wildlife, so we may spot monkeys, wild buffaloes and deer as well. From the top of the hills, the scenery is breathtaking. After our trek, we will move on to an absolutely unbeatable snorkelling spot on an atoll – with over 1000 species of fish in the waters of the national park, there is much more to this wildlife reserve than just dragons. Fingers crossed for a fortuitous ‘fever’ of manta rays! In the late afternoon, where we will spend the night at anchor, floating beneath the Milky Way.

Day 3 : Today we will visit the famous Komodo Island, one of approximately 80 islands that make up the Komodo National Park. We will go ashore at the ranger station in Loh Liang for another early morning ranger-led trek through the park searching for yet more Komodo dragons. In this savannah-like setting of dry, rugged landscape, we will encounter, at a safe distance, these awe-inspiring dragons – Indonesia’s living dinosaurs and the largest species of lizard on Earth – in their natural habitat. We may also spot deer, wild boar, sulphur-crested cockatoos, butterflies, rare orchids and jungle chickens among the strangle-fig trees and the distinctive lontar palms. We will then have lunch aboard Katharina while crossing over to a nearby island and another spectacular beach location for more snorkelling. At the end of the day we will arrive at the island of Gili Lawa Darat Katharina. We will have plenty of time to settle in and get acquainted with the crew and fellow passengers as we cruise to the island of Kelor. Once there, we can enjoy a swim or a snorkel in the bright blue sea, ply the pristine waters in a sea kayak, or have a little bit of fun on a paddleboard. From here, we will head west towards Rinca Island.

Day 4 : While The boat is anchored in the serene bay of Gili Lawa Darat, early risers can go ashore to hike to the summit of a hill where the horizon opens up to a complete vista overlooking all 80 islands within the Komodo Archipelago and the mainland of Flores. The sight of the long white sandy beaches with clearly visible coral formations, the savannah-like landscape of Komodo Island and volcanic island silhouettes in the background is a unique photo opportunity and a cherished memory for many guests. During lunch onboard, and if the conditions are favourable, we will hoist the sails and enjoy a quiet sail through the wonders of the Komodo National Park. If you happen to spy a tantalising untouched beach or a truly spectacular reef, we can make a stop or two to snorkel and explore.

Day 5 : This morning we will visit the island of Mesa to meet a settlement of ‘sea-gypsies,’ the Bajao people. Originally from Sulawesi and formerly fully nomadic, living on their boats, the Bajao nowadays often occupy more permanent settlements, building their homes on stilts over the sea. At Mesa we will get a glimpse of how the Bajao have adapted to life in a static village. Nevertheless, still being so close to the water, the tribe’s dependence on the sea is not lost. Their children are introduced to the sea at a young age and grow accustomed to living and playing within the ocean environment. After a stroll through the village we will cruise onwards to the island of Sabalon, where you will be treated to a quintessential SeaTrek experience and a highlight for many guests. On this deserted island with your feet in the sand, under the breathtaking expanse of an Indonesian star-studded night sky, the crew will build a bonfire and prepare a beach barbecue as a final celebration of our memorable voyage. Late in the evening boat will cruise back towards Labuan Bajo and anchor off Biddadari Island.

Day 6 : After a final early morning dip, we will bid our sad farewells to the crew, disembarking the boat at the end of our wonderful waterborne experience. Time permitting we will visit the market or wander around the centre of Labuan Bajo before seeing everyone off to their next destination. It will be hard to believe that it’s all over but please rest assured, the gentle sway of the ocean currents may stay with you for quite a while yet.


Other Itineraries

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

More

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

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
24/05/2019 to 31/05/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Komodo From $3,210.00 Detail
08/07/2019 to 15/07/2019 7 nights Komodo Komodo - Bali From $3,210.00 Detail
13/07/2019 to 24/07/2019 11 nights Komodo Bali - Bali From $5,750.00 Detail
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 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 Komodo - Bali From $3,210.00 Detail
22/08/2019 to 29/08/2019 7 nights Komodo Bali - Komodo From $3,210.00 Detail
02/09/2019 to 13/09/2019 11 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Ambon From $7,150.00 Detail
16/09/2019 to 27/09/2019 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Ternate From $7,150.00 Detail
30/09/2019 to 11/10/2019 11 nights Banda Sea Ternate - Ambon From $7,150.00 Detail
14/10/2019 to 25/10/2019 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Sorong From $7,150.00 Detail
09/11/2019 to 18/11/2019 9 nights Banda Sea Kaimana - Sorong From $5,950.00 Detail
23/11/2019 to 02/12/2019 9 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Sorong From $5,750.00 Detail
05/12/2019 to 14/12/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Raja Ampat - Waigeo From $5,750.00 Detail
18/12/2019 to 27/12/2019 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,750.00 Detail
30/12/2019 to 08/01/2020 9 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,750.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
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
Banda Sea 11 nights Deluxe From $7,150.00

Included

  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • 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 equipment rentals
  • Dive guide service
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • 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.


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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