The Spice of Life | A Journey to the Spice Islands, Indonesia

Day 1
Ambon to Nusa Laut (37 nautical miles)

Upon your early morning arrival at Ambon Airport, our crew will greet you and escort you to your luxury yacht. Once onboard, we will conduct a safety briefing and set sail for Nusa Laut. After lunch, we will seek permission from the local community to visit their village, where you can purchase traditional “Ikat.” The area is perfect for snorkeling or diving, with a diverse range of marine life to observe.

Days 2 & 3
Nusa Laut to Banda Neira, The Spice Island (116 nautical miles)

This morning, you will be greeted by the Kora Kora, a traditional Indonesian boat, as you approach the main harbor of Banda Neira, also known as the Spice Island. Once there, you can explore the old town, which was once the hub of the spice trade in the 18th century. If weather and conditions permit, you may also have the opportunity to hike up to the top of the volcano and witness a breathtaking sunset, offering panoramic views of the entire archipelago.

Day 4
Banda Neira to Hatta Island (9 nautical miles)

Hatta Island boasts crystal clear waters and vibrant marine life, making it a paradise for snorkelers and divers alike. Diving enthusiasts can explore large overhangs with impressive sea fans and schools of batfish by accessing the lagoon through a hole in the reef. In addition, guests have the opportunity to visit the local village and immerse themselves in the culture of the island.

Day 5
Hatta Island to Run (21 nautical miles)

Run Island is a haven for diving enthusiasts, offering incredible visibility and a unique opportunity to witness schools of hammerhead sharks from October to November. The island’s diverse marine life also make it a popular destination for big fish sightings. Whether you are an experienced diver or a beginner, Run Island promises a thrilling underwater experience.

Day 6
Run to Nailaka (1.4 nautical miles)

Nailaka is a stunning island with a pristine white sandy beach that’s perfect for sunbathing and watching the sunset. Diving enthusiasts will be mesmerized by the crystal-clear waters and dramatic sea walls that offer an unforgettable underwater experience.

Day 7
Nailaka to Molana (84 nautical miles)

Molana is a charming little island located southwest of Saparua Island. Its beautiful beach is the perfect setting for a memorable barbecue on your last night onboard. The water surrounding Molana is usually calm and crystal clear, making it ideal for snorkeling. For those who enjoy diving, the island offers dramatic walls and overhangs to explore.

Day 8
Molana to Ambon (26 nautical miles)

In the early morning, we will sail to Ambon Bay and anchor near the airport. After brunch, guests will disembark with the crew’s assistance to transfer to the airport.

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