Cruises to Bali and the Komodo Islands
Departing from Bali and Flores, our sensational 7-night Komodo cruises offer in-depth exploration of the legendary Komodo National Park and Moyo Island of East Indonesia.
With over 17,500 islands in the Indonesian archipelago, the country has no shortage of beaches. From the picture-perfect savannahs of Komodo to the breathtaking rice fields of Bali, there’s something new to discover on every shore aboard Aqua Blu’s cruises to Bali and the Komodo Islands.
Good things come in small packages and the little island of Bali is no different. The westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands, Bali is less than half the size of Hawaii but has won countless awards as a top-notch destination. With its pristine white beaches, technicolor sunsets, and numerous adventure activities, there is something for every kind of traveler. This region is best explored aboard the Aqua Blu, one of the best cruises Bali has seen.
On this itinerary, Aqua Blu sets off for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Komodo National Park, an incredible natural wonder spanning 669 square miles. It comprises three main islands — Komodo, Padar and Rinca — and 26 smaller islets best relished aboard. Several of these are inhabited by prehistoric creatures such as the native Komodo Dragon – the largest lizard species walking the Earth.
Its picturesque coastline and green-capped hills are so iconic, they’re even featured on Indonesia’s 50,000 Rupiah note. The island brings together a unique landscape of three crescent-shaped beaches with pink, black, and white sands. It’s a rare sight you can look forward to on our cruises to Bali and the Komodo Islands.
Rinca Island is home to the largest population of the famous Komodo dragons which are indigenous to this Indonesia archipelago. Rinca is also a wonderful spot to snorkel alongside tropical fish and rays. Discover Rinca Island on Aqua Blu, the most luxurious cruise ship Bali has to offer.
A quintessential part of Komodo cruises is to explore the volcanic hills and savannah of the region, surrounded by clear turquoise waters. Thousands of species of fish call Komodo’s bays home, and visitors can spend hours swimming with them while sailing with us.
Situated between Bali and Komodo National Park, Moyo Island is a Nature Reserve generally unknown to most tourists and is best explored aboard our cruises from Bali. Featuring nature and marine habitats virtually untouched by outside influences, explorers are presented with a large variety of flora and fauna including Mata Jitu, a magical, cascading waterfall.
Komodo Cruises: A Diver’s Paradise
Komodo National Park is located in the Coral Triangle between the major landmasses of Sumbawa to the west and Flores to the east. The flowing currents from the Indian Ocean and the Indonesia seas enriched with volcanic nutrients have created a super vibrant marine environment home to more than 1,000 species of marine life.
The sheer biodiversity of sea life and underwater environments make this region some of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the world. Divers and non-divers alike will be spoilt for choice with so many sensational reefs around.
It’s an unreal experience being up close and personal with incredible marine life such as manta rays, sea turtles, whale sharks, as well as over 260 beautiful species of corals. Guests aboard Aqua Blu’s cruises to Bali and the Komodo Islands can look forward to this in their preferred method; whether it be instructor-led diving, snorkeling, or even on a kayak.
Sail off on our dream cruises to Bali on the exceptional Aqua Blu and enjoy the stunning scenery of the untouched Indonesian seas.
The voyage of a lifetime in East Indonesia
Bali Cruises: Soak in the Colorful Cultures of Indonesia
Home to 300 ethnic groups who speak over 700 languages among them, Indonesia is a melting pot of culture and tradition. Traveling across its islands is sure to be an eye-opening experience as visitors observe the different ways of life that have become common over time.
Those visiting the islands on cruises from Bali may be able to experience various Indonesian festivals depending on the time of year and islands visited. A notable one is the Nyepi Festival, or Day of Silence, celebrated in Bali.
The most important Hindu holiday in Bali, this festival marks the Balinese New Year. In essence, it’s a day of low activity and quiet for introspection, a stark contrast to the boisterous New Years celebrated by other cultures. The day of the festival itself may be quieter but on the days before and after, those visiting may have a chance to witness loud parades and other rituals that do not mandate silence.
Discover Indonesia on Aqua Blu, the Most Luxurious Cruise Ship Bali has to Offer
The crème de la crème of Bali cruises, there’s no better way to explore the land and seas of Indonesia than on a luxury yacht like Aqua Blu. Our guests get to see the archipelago in all its glory – from its meandering green forests to its vibrant waters, and even witness the locals performing their long-standing traditions.
Discover the wonders of Moyo Island, an island which our expert guides will tell you all about during your Aqua Blu expedition. Immerse yourself in the lush greenery and spot the exotic wildlife which inhabits the region. A scenic hike will lead you to Mata Jitu, a cascading waterfall worthy of any cinema screen.
At Saleh Bay, relish the special privilege of witnessing the congregation of rare whale sharks who have made the bay their sanctuary. Other wildlife to look out for includes the tens of thousands of fruit bats that take flight come nightfall.
Besides the wildlife, guests aboard Aqua Blu also get the dreamy experience of kayaking in the crater of an extinct volcano.
Next, visit Komodo National Park on Aqua Blu’s Komodo cruises to witness the different landscape of a dry and sunny savannah. Expect the mythical-like lizards, named after their indigenous island home, roaming wild and free on the island.
Komodo National Park is best sailed aboard the Aqua Blu, the most opulent cruise ship Bali has. We sail the region from April to September, the best season for encounters with marine life. The cruise sets sail on 7-night itineraries, alternating departures from the popular resort destination of Bali to Labuan Bajo (in Flores) and in reverse direction from Labuan Bajo to Bali.
The whale shark is the largest fish in the world, growing to the size of a city bus. Despite their intimidating size, whale sharks are actually non-predatory and rather gentle. Less than 10% of whale sharks born survive to adulthood, but those that do may live to 150 years old. Don’t miss the chance to swim with these sweet-natured giants on Aqua Blu’s cruises from Bali.
A mix of three vibrant colors, the early British visitors of Papua literally could not believe a bird so beautiful could exist. The aptly named bird, also called Cendrawasih, is a triple threat – on top of beauty, this species can also sing and dance. Unfortunately, a combination of poaching and deforestation has led to the species being endangered. Seize the opportunity to possibly spot them on Aqua Blu, the best cruise ship Bali has seen.
Indulge your inner child’s mythical fantasies by going out in search of the ancient Komodo Dragons. Native to the Komodo Islands, they are the world’s largest reptiles and will eat almost any prey unlucky enough to walk by. Witness these majestic creatures in their home territory as we take you on one of the most epic cruises Bali has ever seen.
Sail on a Thrilling Adventure with Us
As far as Bali cruises go, our superb Aqua Blu expeditions are unlike any other. Everyday is a new adventure, led by our team of expert naturalist guides, committed to showing you the region’s most incredible sights.
Seize the day and explore the sparkling waters of the Komodo Islands aboard our Bali cruises where every shore has something different for you to experience. One day you could be visiting fishing villages en route to a magnificent waterfall and the next, swimming with a gentle whale shark, and even kayaking in the middle of an extinct volcano!
With a maximum of 30 guests and an exclusive 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio, you’ll be able to sit back and relish a highly personalized experience, curated to your desires.
You can have the adventure of a lifetime on Aqua Blu’s cruises from Bali while surrounded by luxury. The interiors of Aqua Blu’s cabins have been meticulously designed to exude elegance and class with the finest amenities, including a jacuzzi, a spa, and an entertainment room. To top it off, our world-renowned chef, Benjamin Cross, has curated the best of Indonesian cuisine for your dining pleasure.
Embark on a life-changing sail on our Bali cruises to explore the best of Indonesia on both land and sea.
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