Few places in the world can match the cultural and natural diversity found on the islands of Komodo Park: towering volcanoes, dry savannah landscapes, quiet coastal villages, emerald seas, pink sand beaches, tribal rituals, and the infamous Komodo Dragons. These mysterious islands rise from waters so rich with marine life that they are known to be among the best places on the planet to snorkel and scuba dive. Islander operates an exclusive yacht charter service through the Komodo Islands as part of a liveaboard yacht holiday where you’ll get to see these magnificent islands close up.
Komodo National Park is a string of 29 mostly uninhabited, savannah-cloaked isles in the Flores Sea. The two largest islands of Komodo and Rinca, are home to the Komodo Dragon: the largest living lizard on earth and a ferocious, prehistoric predator.
Among other highlights are the islands of Padar and Gili Lawa where you can witness jaw-dropping viewpoints. There are smoking volcanoes, undulating hills and jagged, grassy peaks. These islands harbour a wealth of wildlife including monkeys, wild boar, Timor Deer, water buffalo, and wild horses. The skies above Komodo are patrolled by a plethora of birds such as yellow-crested cockatoos, frigates, sea eagles, and sunbirds. These are islands lost in time, where centuries-old ancestral cultures can still be experienced today.
The islands turn from lush green to arid yellow throughout summer, contrasting against the vivid blue of the sea. At first sight the mysterious islands of the Komodo archipelago might remind you of Jurassic Park, rising out of the Indonesian sea in great humpbacked ridges covered with windblown savannah grasses and the tousled heads of lontar palms.Komodo diving
The tropical waters of Komodo National Park have long been famous as one of the most species-rich tropical underwater environments on earth, with an official count of more than 1,000 types of fish and 260 corals.
Komodo diving is a unique experience and the national park is one of the most easily accessible in the country, so Komodo liveaboard diving is a great option for a yacht holiday. You’ll get to visit Wai Nilu; a tiny island perfect for night dives, which can be explored for unusual nudibranches and camouflaged crabs.
We will also sail to Batubilah Island, made famous by a wooden, 12 metre boat wreck which is full of life; barracudas patrolling the site, thousands of shrimp residing in all crevices, and batfish hanging around the still intact mast.
Located in Nusa Kode, Cannibal Rock is completely covered head-to-toe in amazing coral and marine life. And the Tatawa Islands are nicknamed the “anthias capital of the world,” as this is where you’ll discover this small, resplendent fish in colourful droves. You can experience all this in Komodo liveaboard luxury, as Islander offers premium boats with all the comforts of a top hotel and more.
Islander is the #1 place to find the best Komodo liveaboard with personalized itinerary and charter a luxury yacht holiday, sailing across the Komodo Islands in Indonesia. Our Komodo yacht holidays provide the time required to take guests to the edge of civilisation, visit long forgotten tribes, trek surreal volcanic landscapes and dive some of the most incredible waters on earth.