Komodo dragon sitting on the ground against the backdrop of stunning scenery on the Aqua Blu Komodo National Park Cruise.
Sea Goldie fish at the Underwater Mountain along Batu Bolongon seen while snorkeling on the Aqua Blu Komodo National Park Cruise in Indonesia.
Blue pit viper stretching up from bright green grass as seen on the Aqua Blu Komodo National Park Indonesia Cruise.
Aerial panorama of Komodo National Park in Flores island with green volcanic hilltops & turquoise waters as seen on the Aqua Blu Bali to Flores cruise.
Flying foxes above mangrove trees seen on the Aqua Blu Komodo National Park cruise in Indonesia.
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Aqua Blu Komodo National Park Cruise

Rising from the seas of East Indonesia where two continental plates collide, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Komodo National Park is a wonder of nature in every way imaginable. On this 8-day Indonesia small ship cruise between Bali and Flores aboard 30-guest luxury yacht Aqua Blu, explore some of the most spectacular coastal terrain on Earth, with picture-perfect savannah hills, bays and beaches. Also enjoy near-daily opportunities to discover some of the best diving and snorkeling sites in the world in this home to more than 1,000 species of tropical fish and 260 species of reef-building coral.

Delve into Komodo National Park’s 669 square miles of land and sea, some of which is inhabited by the prehistoric komodo dragon, the largest lizard species to walk the Earth. Hike the volcanic island of Padar, seek out a waterfall and 86 bird species of Moyo Island and Saleh Bay, snorkel or dive the famous Linta Strait known for manta rays and myriad other marine species. Additional opportunities to experience Jurassic Park at Horseshoe Bay and relax on the white-sand beaches of the Gili Lawa Islands or the Pink Beach of Komodo Island.

Passage is aboard the 30-guest Indonesia luxury yacht, Aqua Blu. This well-appointed, all-suite small expedition ship cruises Indonesia in style, with modern comforts and state-of-the-art equipment. This vessel is an AdventureSmith favorite for private charter cruises due to her private yacht feel and size. Enjoy five-star dining with a menu created and overseen by a renowned chef; attentive staff; pampering from the spa; and from-the-ship adventure with paddleboards, kayaks, snorkel and dive equipment.  

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Indonesia cruises.



Itinerary

Bali to Komodo National Park Itinerary

The main Aqua Blu Komodo National Park Cruise operates eastbound from Benoa, Bali to Labuan Bajo, Flores. Longer days at sea start the voyage, with stops at Moyo Island and Saleh Bay, before the heart of the itinerary comes to life at various sites within the Park, along the islands of Gili Lawa, Gili Banta and Padar.

Route map of main Aqua Blu Komodo National Park Cruise in Indonesia, operating from Bali to Flores with visits to Moyo Island, Saleh Bay, Gili Banta, Batu Moncho Bay, Linta Strait, Padar, Horseshoe Bay, Pink Beach, Loh Buaya & Gili Lawa Laut.
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Day 1
SAT - Embark Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

Arrive to a warm welcome in Bali. Board the ship and cruise to Moyo Island as the sun sets.

Accommodations

Aqua Blu

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
SUN - 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.

Accommodations

Aqua Blu

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
MON - Saleh Bay, Sumbawa

Arrive at Saleh Bay. Depending on the time of the month, there may be the chance to encounter friendly whale sharks up close. In the evening, witness a dramatic flight of the fruit bats at Sattonda.

Accommodations

Aqua Blu

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
TUE - Gili Banta & Batu Moncho Bay

Enjoy a spectacular sunrise and breakfast with Sangeang volcano as the backdrop. Arrive at Gili Banta, a remote haven for beach lovers, snorkelers and divers alike. Or hike the Eastern Ridge for stunning views. During lunch, transit to Batu Moncho Bay to enjoy the tranquil clear waters and shallow reefs.

Accommodations

Aqua Blu

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
WED - Linta Strait & Padar

In the morning discover Linta Strait, a famous spot for drift snorkeling and diving. Large pelagic fish are very common as well as manta rays, giant trevallies and big schools 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.

Accommodations

Aqua Blu

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
THU - 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. Take skiffs to visit the favorite haunts of sea eagles and Komodo dragons, 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.

Accommodations

Aqua Blu

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
FRI - Loh Buaya & Gili Lawa Laut

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

Accommodations

Aqua Blu

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
SAT - Disembark Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia

Depart Gili Lawa Laut anchorage for Labuan Bajo and disembark for your outbound flight.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All meals while on board; non-alcoholic beverages, premium wines and beer; all excursions; snorkeling equipment and wetsuits; SCUBA diving (certified divers age 10 and over only); laundry; and satellite internet (limited connection).

Exclusions

All air tickets; visas; private transfers; spa services, boutique purchases and items of a personal nature; guide and crew gratuities; insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $400 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – full refund except for $200 service charge
120 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The main Aqua Blu Komodo National Park Cruise begins in Denpasar, Bali (DPS), and ends in Labuan Bajo, Flores (LBJ). Plan flights to arrive to Denpasar ahead of the 4:00pm embarkation in Benoa. On day 8, disembarkation in Labuan Bajo is at 10:00am. Plan flights to depart Labuan Bajo no earlier than 1:00pm on day 8. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most any expedition to suit your skill level.  Adventure activities may include: tender rides, kayaking, hikes/walks, wildlife viewing from the ship, swimming, snorkeling and diving.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 25% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. Third person sleeping on sofa bed will receive a 20% discount. To book one of four interconnecting suites, please contact your Adventure Specialist.

Families & Children

Kids 7 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates. Save 20% per child under the age of 12 years old. A child under 12 years old sleeping as the third person on a sofa bed pays $700 per night (2020).

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Komodo National Park to Bali Itinerary

The reverse Aqua Blu Komodo National Park Cruise operates westbound from Labuan Bajo, Flores, to Benoa, Bali. The voyage starts with the heart of the itinerary, exploring various sites within the Park, along the islands of Gili Lawa, Gili Banta and Padar. The cruise ends with longer days at sea, including stops at Saleh Bay and Moyo Island.

Route map of reverse Aqua Blu Komodo National Park Cruise in Indonesia, operating from Flores to Bali with visits to Moyo Island, Saleh Bay, Gili Banta, Batu Moncho Bay, Linta Strait, Padar, Horseshoe Bay, Pink Beach, Loh Buaya & Gili Lawa Laut.
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Day 1
SAT - Embark Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia

Arrive to a warm welcome at Labuan Bajo. Board the ship and cruise to Gili Lawa Laut as the sun sets.

Accommodations

Aqua Blu

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
SUN - Gili Lawa Laut & Loh Buaya

Explore Gili Lawa Laut’s expansive beaches and shallow reef-bordered bays, which are ideal for kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. Meanwhile, diving and snorkeling spots offer the chance to spot turtles and sharks. In the afternoon, sail to Loh Buaya and for the first up-close encounter opportunity with the prehistoric Komodo dragons.

Accommodations

Aqua Blu

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
MON - Linta Strait & Padar

In the morning discover Linta Strait, a famous spot for drift snorkeling and diving. Large pelagic fish are very common as well as manta rays, giant trevallies and big schools 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.

Accommodations

Aqua Blu

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
TUE - 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. Take skiffs to visit the favorite haunts of sea eagles and Komodo dragons, 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.

Accommodations

Aqua Blu

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
WED - Batu Moncho & Gili Banta

Arrive at Batu Moncho Bay to enjoy the tranquil clear waters and shallow reefs. After lunch arrive at Gili Banta, a remote haven for beach lovers, snorkelers and divers alike (dive sites such as Star Wars and K2 are among the world’s best). Or hike the Eastern Ridge for stunning views. In the afternoon, sail overnight to Saleh Bay.

Accommodations

Aqua Blu

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
THU - Saleh Bay & Sumbawa

Arrive at Saleh Bay. Depending on the time of the month, there may be the chance to encounter friendly whale sharks up close. In the evening, witness a dramatic flight of the fruit bats at Sattonda.

Accommodations

Aqua Blu

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
FRI - 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. The ship sets sail for Bali during sunset.

Accommodations

Aqua Blu

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
SAT - Disembark Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

Arrive for your disembarkation at Bali. Catch your outbound flight or continue your Indonesian adventure.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All meals while on board; non-alcoholic beverages, premium wines and beer; all excursions; snorkeling equipment and wetsuits; SCUBA diving (certified divers age 10 and over only); laundry; and satellite internet (limited connection).

Exclusions

All air tickets; visas; private transfers; spa services, boutique purchases and items of a personal nature; guide and crew gratuities; insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $400 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – full refund except for $200 service charge
120 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The reverse Aqua Blu Komodo National Park Cruise begins in Labuan Bajo, Flores (LBJ), and ends in Denpasar, Bali (DPS). Plan flights to arrive to Labuan Bajo ahead of the 3:00pm embarkation. On day 8, disembarkation in Benoa is at 9:30am. Plan flights to depart Denpasar no earlier than 11:30am on day 8. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most any expedition to suit your skill level.  Adventure activities may include: tender rides, kayaking, hikes/walks, wildlife viewing from the ship, swimming, snorkeling, diving and visiting local communities.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 25% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. Third person sleeping on sofa bed will receive a 20% discount. To book one of four interconnecting suites, please contact your Adventure Specialist.

Families & Children

Kids 7 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates. Save 20% per child under the age of 12 years old. A child under 12 years old sleeping as the third person on a sofa bed pays $700 per night (2020).

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

This ship is an AdventureSmith favorite for private charter. Contact us for charter pricing and details.

See Deals section for details on flexible booking policies.

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