Private Wellness Cruise
Treat your clients to the ultimate retreat experience and guide them through the wilderness of Indonesia’s renowned Komodo National Park, home to the Komodo ‘dragon’. Start your adventure at Amanwana, a private island resort on Pulau Moyo, followed by an exclusive voyage on the luxury Amanikan. This custom-built 32-metre coastal cruiser is designed to offer your guests a life-enhancing experience.
Featuring world-class diving facilities and three above-deck cabins, Amanikan is the ideal private cruise vessel to accommodate up to 6 guests. The experienced staff caters to your individual needs and will make your journey an unforgettable one.
Fresh and delicious meals, both local and international dishes, are prepared by Amanwana’s executive chef. Morning and afternoon snacks are available and any special requests or dietary requirements will be catered for.
The spacious master cabin boasts a king-size bed and offers spectacular 270-degree views from wraparound windows. There are two additional cabins: one double with a private balcony and a twin room with a semi-private sundeck.
All cabins are designed with locally sourced furnishings and feature air conditioning as well as ensuite bathrooms with separate toilets.
The expansive foredeck has a bar for outdoor dining, where you can enjoy sunny lunches and alfresco dinners.
The expedition includes two nights at Amanwana island retreat on Pulau Moyo, either before or after your excursion. If you wish to break up the travel time to the resort, we can arrange a one-night stay in Bali at Amanusa.
Included in your Komodo Expedition:
For larger groups of up to 10 guests we can book Amanwana’s second cruise vessel – Amandira.
Amanikan and Amandira can also be chartered alongside each other and cater for up to 16 guests.
This sample itinerary offers a basic outline of the expedition and activities offered. The Cruise Manager is always onboard and happy to tailor activities to suit individual requirements.
After a warm welcome from the crew, the Amanikan adventure begins with a cruise to Sebayor Island. After lunch and a dive or snorkel around the beautiful reefs, a short cruise brings guests to the overnight mooring, with dinner onboard.
Amanikan continues to Tatawa Island: those wanting to spot sharks, turtles and reef fish can dive or snorkel, while others may prefer to relax on the pristine white beaches. Lunch is accompanied by a gentle cruise over to Wainilu Island, near Rinca Island, for an afternoon dive. Amanikan moors overnight in this beautiful area and guests enjoy a starlit BBQ on the beach.
An early morning trek on Rinca Island offers the chance to spot Komodo Dragons, buffalo, boar, monkeys, wild horses and a huge variety of birds – all thriving in this seemingly desolate environment. After trekking, a cruise across to Pink Beach is followed by lunch, an afternoon dive, and an overnight stay. At sunset, thousands of bats take flight from the island in search of food.
Breakfast is followed by a trek around Komodo Island to view the Komodo Dragons and other wildlife. Amanikan then cruises to Gili Lawa Laut, which offers exceptional diving near the channel, the lighthouse, or around the underwater ‘mountains’ of Crystal Rock and Castle Rock. Afterwards, relax on the white-sand beaches, explore the island or enjoy a picnic lunch, before staying overnight in this beautiful area with dinner onboard Amanikan.
The morning offers another chance to dive the area’s world-famous reefs, before cruising to the pristine reefs tucked away in Batu Moncho Bay or Banta Island, where manta rays and dolphins are often spotted. Dive, snorkel or relax on the beach before cruising overnight to Satonda and on to Amanwana.