EXCLUSIVE LUXURY SAILING CRUISE – KOMODO & RINCA
Your “Exclusive luxury sailing cruise – Komodo & Rinca” takes you on a 10 night voyage back in time. Starting from Serangan, you will be sailing along the eastern coastline of Bali, allowing spectacular views of the towering volcanoes on the “Island of the Gods”, as Bali is often called. Passing through the Lombok Strait, a deep water way between Bali and Lombok, you will reach the Gili Islands to the northwest of Lombok, your first stop. ADELAAR will anchor here overnight in a protected bay, close to Trawangan Island, the largest of the Gili Islands. You will enjoy a gourmet alfresco dinner under the star-lit evening skies…
The next morning you have the opportunity to explore Trawangan, before your cruise will continue to Moyo Island, cruising along the northern coast line of Lombok for those spectacular views of Mt. Rinjani, the second highest volcanic peak of Indonesia. By nightfall, ADELAAR will reach the Alas Strait, which separates Lombok from its easterly neighbour island Sumbawa. From here, our protected anchorage on Moyo’s West coast is still several hours away. Next morning, you will either awake in
passing the islands Lombok, Sumbawa, Moyo, Sangeang and Banta before reaching the Komodo Archipelago. The journey from Bali to Komodo
The islands of Komodo and Rinca each have a ranger station which serves as a home base for a small group of Komodo National Park Rangers. Early morning is the best time to set out on a nature walk to explore these two preserved habitats of the world’s largest lizard – the Komodo dragon. Weighing up to 350 pounds and with a total length of over 10 feet, these fearsome hunters charge swiftly to bring down a variety of herbivores including barking deer, feral pigs and even wild horses.
The saliva is extremely poisonous. if their bite does not bring an animal down immediately, the prey will later succumb to a fatal infection. Individual Komodo Dragons live over 60 years, but the species has been around for 10 million years. Mating takes place in June or July, and their nests harbor clutches of up to 30 eggs. The hatchlings climb into the trees and hunt insects, rodents, and small birds. As they grow, their hunting skills become more refined, and their prey larger. By two years of age, the young dragons are easily able to bring down a small deer.
The exquisite Lontar palms, many with bright pink Vandal Orchids sprouting along the trunks, are endemic to the islands of the National Park. The park is located in the region known as Wallacia, denoting the overlapping of Australian and Asian bio-geographical areas.
This overlapping ensures an interesting mix of bird species including Sulphur-crested Cockatoos of Australian origin, and Monarch Flycatchers and Kingfishers originating from Southeast Asia. The Maleo Bird is also at home here; impressive mound builders, this species lays its eggs in piles of rotting leaves, utilizing the heat of composting for incubation of the eggs.
Our “Exclusive luxury sailing cruise – Komodo & Rinca” will also take you to the island, Gili Lawa Laut, which lies just off the northern tip of Komodo. Here, we will go ashore by dinghy and walk to the top of a small hill, to catch a magnificent view of the islands of the Komodo National Park. On a clear day you can see all the way to Flores! The crescent sandy bay offers some superb opportunities to swim or snorkel.
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