The Seven SeasIndonesia
The Seven Seas is a 45 metre traditionally built Indonesian sailing schooner built from the finest ironwood. Comfortably accommodating 16 guests in 8 state rooms with en-suite bathrooms she has set new standards for luxury liveaboard safaris in Indonesia. Custom-designed, she is perfectly suited for cruising, island hopping, diving and relaxation.
The rooms, main dining room, and deck areas are all wonderfully arranged. The four double & four twin state rooms are finished to a high standard and come with king size beds in the doubles and large single beds in the twins. The en-suite bathrooms have powerful hot and cold water showers, hot and cold water wash basins, full sized WC and hairdryer. The main lounge and inside dining areas is fully air-conditioned but all windows can be fully opened to let the breeze through, which is usually the nicest experience. Two double cabins are situated on the upper deck, commanding panoramic views from the windows.
A shaded lounging area aft on the upper deck, as well as shaded lounge beds in front of the wheelhouse are great areas for sunsets and cocktails.
The spacious dive deck, multiple compressors, fully equipped dive shops, comfortable speed boats and first rate dive guides promise you a World Class diving experience. 6 double sea kayaks are available for further adventures.
The state-of-the-art galley serves mouth-watering buffets and a selection of fine wines to complete the experience.
8 state rooms with air-conditioning & warm-water en-suite bathrooms as follows:
- 4 rooms with royal size double beds
- 2 rooms with small double and large single beds in bunk-style
- 2 rooms with large single beds in bunk-style
Komodo National Park
Because of its unique geology, the islands of Komodo National Park have developed equally unique wildlife, with dragons on land and a utopia underwater. It’s easy to cover a huge variety of sites, all within very short distances. From pristine corals, mantas, sharks, turtles, dolphins, dugong and giant pelagics to tiny pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs and frog fish, you’ll find the diversity of marine life inspiring if not mind boggling. The islands feature a dramatic wild savannah landscape with patches of forest especially on the southern hills of Komodo and Rinca. White and red sand beaches, blue lagoons teeming with fish and some of the most spectacular underwater scenery in the world – dive sites vary from gentle coral slopes to sheer cliff walls, channels, flat bottoms, pinnacles, caves, swim-throughs and a host of hard and soft corals.
More than 1500 islands make up the Raja Ampat archipelago off the Bird’s Head of West Papua. These islands and their surrounding coral reefs support the richest tropical marine bio-diversity found anywhere in the world. The area includes 4.6 million hectares of diverse marine habitats and is home to more than 1,000 species of fish, 700 species of mollusks and some 540 species of hard corals (75% of the world’s total!). Larger marine life includes sperm whales, baleen whales and even orcas coming through this area and there are green turtle nesting beaches on the island of Sayang in the North.
Some of the highlights of a Raja Ampat cruise with the Seven Seas include the great diving, snorkeling and cave exploring around the rocky islands off South East Misool, the coral reefs of the Fam Island group, the fish and manta rays of the Dampier straight, the critter diving at Batanta and in Aljui Bay, and of course the great karst formations of the Wayag Archipelago up North. Kayaking among the bee hive shaped karst formations in the Wagmab Island chain in the South is nothing short of stunning, and scattered deserted beaches throughout the Raja Ampat islands make for excellent sunset hideaways. Village visits are unique throughout this region, birds of Paradise can be seen at various locations, and an enormously extended Atoll can be found around Ayau Island in Pacific waters in the far North.
East of Flores
Unspoiled, remote, yet bewitchingly accessible aboard The Seven Seas, the 2 dozen islands East of Flores are now recognized as one of Asia’s top ten dive destinations, offering world-class muck diving, classic walls and coral reefs plus high-voltage diving on rocky corners, islets and pinnacles in the straits between these islands. There are highly diverse habitats, with hard coral dominated reefs, pinnacles and walls covered in combinations of hard and soft corals and other invertebrates, various types of sandy habitats (volcanic black, reef white), sea grass beds and even some blue water mangroves!
This area throws up some of the very best cetacean diversity and abundance right through it, forming a migrating and feeding area for several great whales (notably sperm and blue whales) as well as a preferred habitat from many species of dolphins that occur here in staggering numbers. These remote and interesting islands have also arguably the most stunning volcanic scenery that the entire Coral Triangle has to offer.
The area offers without a doubt the most complete all round adventure cruise experience that Indonesia has to offer. From the breathtaking erupting volcano of Komba with a fireworks display at night that has to be seen to be believed, to spectacular tranquil lagoon anchorages surrounded by towering volcanoes. The simple villages and the friendly, welcoming people make cruising in this area a great experience for all who are open to take it in.
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Prices from £3649 per person for a 9-night package based on twin share including:
- Return flights from London Heathrow to Bali, via Singapore
- All airline departure taxes
- Return domestic flights from Bali to Komodo (Labuan Bajo)
- 7 nights Full Board accommodation onboard The Seven Seas
- Up to 3 day-dives per day & a night dive (night dive not available on first and last day and when steaming)
- Free Nitrox (for Nitrox-certified divers only)
- 2 nights: Bed & Breakfast accommodation at Parigata hotel, Sanur, Bali
- All transfers
- All port clearance & conservations fees
Group offer available – please ask us about these.
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Contact Jim at 01473 852002 for help with your travel planning and advice on Indonesia, or send us an enquiry.