Ever since it’s announcement as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the once quiet Komodo National Park of Flores, Indonesia, sits high on the lists of many travelers. This UNESCO World Heritage site offers unbelievable landscape and adventure to raw islands. And the best part of it is that Labuan Bajo, Flores’ port town and gate to Komodo is just one hop away from the popular Bali! If you have three to seven days free on your holiday, take the short flight, book a Komodo boat charter, and have a sailing trip you’d never forget.
Reasons why you need Komodo boat charter tour
So here’s the truth. You cannot navigate Komodo trip by your own. You need a boat with all the crews to take you around. The boat will be your mode of transportation, your floating hotel, your restaurant, and your dive centre all at once. They will take care all of your needs while you are busy enjoying the breathtaking landscapes or venturing the bright underwater world. Having a Komodo boat charter to organise your tour is the only way to visits the Komodo Islands, Padar, Pink Beach, and other neighbouring destinations. You can still maintain independence though. In fact, most charter boats in allow clients to tailor their own destinations. You can pick which destinations in Komodo match with your interest and leave out the rest.
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Which Komodo boat charter to choose?
With so MANY options of Komodo boat charter available, choosing one could be very confusing. Luckily, all of them depart form Labuan Bajo’s port and most of them have online presence. Here’s our rules; a legit Komodo liveaboard will have an online presence—either a website, social media, or a page in liveaboard listing. It really helps you to do the research from home. Don’t forget to follow their social media. Boats usually announce their special packages, discounts, or last minute deals on their social media pages.
Choosing the right Komodo liveaboard is not that difficult. It may takes quite a time comparing one boat to another, but the basic rules should be as follows. The boat should fit with your;
- Length of the sailing trip
- Interest on destination
- Preference on number of passengers (or group size)
Choosing the Itinerary
Before you jump in and choose the first Komodo boat charter that match with your budget, do a research on the destination. Knowing what you want in the trip is very essential for choosing the right boat charter. For example, you won’t want to