Aqua Blu, Indonesia Bali - Komodo National Park ex Benoa to Labuan Bajo
Cruise Line Aqua Expeditions
Ship Aqua Blu
Destination Asian Rivers
Nights 7
Departure Date 06 Jun 2020
Description 7 Night cruise departing from Benoa to Labuan Bajao onboard Aqua Blu.

Aqua Expeditions’ Komodo National Park cruise aboard the Aqua Blu cruise ship sails every year from April to September, the best season to discover the region. The cruise sets sail on 7-night itineraries, alternating departures from the popular resort destination of Bali to Labuan Bajo (in Flores) and the reverse direction from Labuan Bajo to Bali.

Located in the Coral Triangle between the major landmasses of Sumbawa to the west and Flores to the east, the waters of Komodo National Park is embraced by fast flowing currents from the Indian Ocean and warm tropical Indonesia seas enriched with volcanic nutrients. The result is a vibrant marine environment home to more than 1,000 species of fish, including the manta ray, sea turtles and mola mola (ocean sunfish), as well as over 200 species of coral. From shore to shore, the sheer number of marine life makes this region endlessly rewarding for both divers and non-divers alike.

Complemented by a sunny and idyllic tropical climate, Komodo National Park’s variety of land and sea experiences makes cruising an ideal way to discover the region. Built to world-class luxury cruising specifications, the speed, stability and long-range capabilities of the Aqua Blu cruise ship guarantees five-star comfort, utmost exclusivity and an unrivalled immersiveness in the Park’s natural wonders. Access otherwise hard-to-reach marine sites and trekking routes where nature and wildlife flourish, often without another boat or human in sight.

Highlights of this cruise:

Benoa ( Bali )
Arrive at Bali to a warm welcome. Board Aqua Blu and cruise to Moyo Island as the sun sets.

Moyo Island
Arrive in Moyo, a remote hilly island with a handful of fishing villages. Discover wildlife en route to the spectacular waterfall at the center of the island and snorkel at the shallow Angel Reefs for an unforgettable experience.

Saleh Bay, Sumbawa
Depart early in the morning for Saleh Bay. On arrival, prepare for an up-close encounter with friendly whale sharks while guided by Conservation International Rangers. In the evening, witness a dramatic flight of the fruit bats at Sattonda.

Gili Banta - West Komodo
Enjoy a spectacular sunrise and breakfast with Sangeang volcano as the backdrop and arrive at Gili Banta, a remote haven for beachlovers, snorkelers and divers (dive sites such as Star Wars and K2 are among the world's best) alike. Or hike the Eastern Ridge for stunning views.

In the afternoon, sail to nearby West Komodo to encounter Komodo Dragons in the wild.

Linta Strait - Padar
In the morning discover Linta Strait, a world famous spot for drift snorkeling and diving. Large pelagics fish are very common as well as manta rays, giant trevallies and big school of barracuda.

In the afternoon, arrive at the picturesque Padar Island. Hike up the savannah hill for iconic views before a sunset cocktail on the beach.

Horseshoe Bay - Pink Beach
After a morning sailing through a spectacular sea passage, arrive in Horseshoe Bay, a dramatic curvature of land that is the remains of an ancient volcano caldera. Visit sea eagles' and Komodo dragon's favourite haunts aboard Aqua Blu's skiffs or choose to dive or swim.

In the late afternoon, the iconic Pink Beach awaits. Trek, witness the flight of bats or visit the local village. Or simply relax on the beach.

Rinca - Gili Lawa Laut
Discover Komodo National Park's largest Komodo Dragon population on land at Rinca before sailing to Gili Lawa Laut, an islet that features expansive beaches and shallow reefs for kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. Meanwhile, diving and snorkeling spots that offer the chance to spot turtles.

Labuan Bajo
Depart Gili Lawa Daut anchorage for Labuan Bajo and disembark.
Sailing Dates
  • 11 Apr 2020
  • 25 Apr 2020
  • 09 May 2020
  • 23 May 2020
  • 06 Jun 2020
  • 20 Jun 2020
  • 04 Jul 2020
  • 18 Jul 2020
  • 01 Aug 2020
  • 15 Aug 2020
  • 29 Aug 2020
  • 12 Sep 2020
  • 26 Sep 2020
  • 24 Apr 2021
  • 08 May 2021

Cruise Itinerary

1 06/06 Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
2 07/06 Moyo Island, Indonesia
3 08/06 Sumbawa, Indonesia
4 09/06 Gili Banta, Indonesia
5 10/06 At sea    
6 11/06 Rinca, Indonesia
6 11/06 Komodo Island, Indonesia
7 12/06 Rinca, Indonesia
7 12/06 Gili Lawa Darat, Komodo National Park
8 13/06 Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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