Indonesia yacht charter guide
Discover exotic islands brimming with natural wonders and incredible culture
Although Indonesia is one of the most populated countries in the world, once you leave the frantic cities there are vast areas of wilderness, unspoiled beaches and crystalline waters to enjoy. The nation comprises more than 18,100 islands. Head ashore during your luxury yacht charter to explore lush, tropical rainforests and sleepy volcanoes or dive below the waterline to explore the abundant sea life. Indonesia also boasts its fair share of luxurious restaurants, beach clubs and resorts, most of these are found on the island of Bali, Indonesia’s best-know isle and the ideal starting point for your charter.
Situated along the Pacific Ring of Fire, you will cruise past giant, sleeping volcanoes during your Indonesian yacht charter. These volcanoes birthed the islands above the water as well as the coral reefs that flourish below. The Indonesian waters have more than anywhere else on earth. This is due to the meeting and exchange of waters between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, allowing species from both to co-exist here together.
Wildly beautiful West Papua Province is home to Raja Ampat. This remote region is quickly gaining recognition for strikingly clear waters offering the most diverse diving in the world. More than 1,300 species of fish and an amazing variety of corals are found in Raja Ampat’s waters. On land the biodiversity also is highly unusual. Climb to the stunning viewpoints of Waigeo and Misool and explore some of the many caves such as the revered Tamulol cave, which opens to a massive, hidden lagoon.
Known as The Island of the Gods, daily life on Bali is influenced by its unique Hindu culture; there are numerous celebrations to honor deities. The island also is home to many of the nation’s five-star resorts, restaurants, private villas, state-of-the-art spas and Ubud’s artist colonies. Celebrities have long favored Bali as their vacation destination because of its remoteness and its beauty.
- Have fun in the sun on Kuta Beach, Bali’s most popular beach town with a happening nightlife
- Visit Komodo National Park to find the world’s largest lizard, the Komodo dragon
- Visit the ancient Borobudur Temple in central Java
- Ride an elephant at Elephant Safari Park
- Cruise the incredible locale of Raja Ampat in West
The artist sanctuary of Ubud in Bali is only an hour drive inland through lush mountains; here you can find exceptional Balinese artwork. A glamorous Bali hangout - for enjoying cocktails while observing the magic sunset or a full meal is KU DE TA. Surf enthusiasts should check out the swells from June to September.
Arrive at Sorong Airport in the Northeastern part of West Papua; Indonesia is half of New Guinea. Board the yacht and sail out. There will be time for late afternoon snorkeling the coral reefs of Wai Island.
Cruise to the island of Gam, where you will walk into the primary forest before dawn to view the Red Bird of Paradise performing its mating dance around daybreak. Spend the afternoon in Penemu snorkeling and enjoying other water sport activities.
Alyui Bay is the perfect location for water sport activities, such as kayaking, snorkeling and diving. In the afternoon, visit the interesting, eco-friendly Australian Pearl Farm. The evening barbecue on an uninhabited, beautiful beach will be an exciting experience to remember.
In the morning, set sail for Wayag Island with its astoundingly clear lagoon and rising castles of jungled limestone cliffs.
Cruise westwards across the Halmahera Sea to Bangka Island. Upon arrival go ashore to the village of Bule Bay with a sprawling coconut plantation. Later, snorkel as long as you like at some of the most spectacular sites in the area.
Tobelo, beneath the volcano, is the historic capital of North Halmahera. Explore the remnants of ancient Portuguese fortresses and Dutch colonial churches. The afternoon is reserved for a refreshing swim, and the area offers excellent diving and snorkeling as well.