Komodo boat trip is one thing that totally make your days totally jam-packed with adventure. People talk about it. Travelers rave about it. It’s a totally different adventurous trip than mountain climbing, camping, or yeah whatever. The trip itself is available for all kind of travelling style—from backpacker to honeymoon luxury kind of thing. It can cost you from USD $200 to USD $2,000, depend on your travelling style.
The trip will take you to 2 – 3 days of excursion, crossing the Flores Sea and exploring the National Park. You will spend days disconnected from the rest of civilization, but not without getting immersed deep into the wild beauty of Flores. Leave your worry in the shore, it’s time for some frontier exploration! For this who have never been to Flores before, here’s some basic things you can expect to do in a Komodo boat trip.
A Typical Komodo Boat Trip Experiences:
Island Hopping Trip to Komodo National Park
Reaching the virgin, isolated islands in Komodo National Park is the main point of booking Komodo boat trip. So you can definitely expect your Komodo boat to take you into the barren islands and untouched beaches. The National Park is blessed with more than 20 pristine and uninhibited islands on the archipelago—feel free to choose! Some of the traveler’s favourites are Padar Island, Kanawa, Pink Beach, Sebayur, and Gili Lawa Darat. There’s also the Bat island (Kalong), the only island you cannot step into. It’s the most popular destination for sunset in Komodo neighborhood. Your captain will anchor the ship some miles by the island to enjoy thousands of bats colony explodes, flying from the island under the sunset sky.
Komodo Dragon Spotting
What’s the point of Komodo boat trip without meeting the star of the show? Whether it’s a day trip or multiple days excursion, you can definitely expect a Komodo sightseeing! Currently, the dragons only live in Komodo Island and Rinca, two biggest islands in the national park. if you are going for a one-day trip, you might need to choose one of the two islands. Know that you need to pay an entrance fee to enter the national park, which is around IDR 225,000/person. Some Komodo tour include the entrance fee in their price, some are not. Always check with your operator and prepare accordingly.
With rugged and undulating topography, trekking is definitely expected—if not mandatory—in Komodo National Park neighborhood. Some islands with the best panoramic view like Padar and Gili Lawa requires anyone to go through a short and steep trek before getting to the wonderful photography spot.
If you think your Komodo tour will only take you for terrain exploration, you are wrong. With world-class diving sites spread under Komodo’s clear water, no on a would want to miss a dive/ snorkel adventure. A good Komodo boat trip operator usually have water sport equipment and their own dive master on board. You would definitely want this kind of operator, especially if you are a keen underwater explorer. The crews will help you to prepare your diving/ snorkel suits and provide proper diving guidance. Plus, you can expect a basket of warm fritters waiting at the ship tables once you are up on the surface!
Boat Day Dreaming
Well, well. Isn’t that the Komodo boat trip we are all dreaming for? To be able to lie in the vast decks, bathing in the warm sun and enjoying a glass of cold drinks? A good Komodo boat trip will make your tropical dream come true. They usually have neat and wide decks with patio chairs or cushiony bean bags to relax during the journey. Clean showers are ready anytime you feel sticky from the salt waters. On top of anything, you should definitely expect a good service from the crew.
We hope this summary gives you an idea of what to expect in your trip. Always know what you can get for a better holiday deal. Cheers!