Manta rays, turtles and Komodo dragon - snorkelling & kayaking
“Komodo national park is one of those unique places that everyone should visit at least once in their lives. Dotted with gorgeous islands and home to one of my favourite animals – Manta Rays. We’ll also snorkel regularly with turtles and on land encounter the legendary Komodo dragons.” Ian Wood
Komodo national park in Flores, Indonesia, protects a large area of ocean and islands which we’ll explore together on a very special liveaboard boat. Opportunities for wildlife abound and we’ll snorkel on lovely reefs every day. There’s an area here called Manta point which will give us the chance to snorkel with these graceful animals. Manta rays have the largest brain of any fish relative to body size and are extremely inquisitive animals. There’s a short video of us snorkelling with them at the bottom of this page from our trip last year to give you an idea of how close you’ll see them. But let’s not forgot the turtles though ! Both Green and Hawksbill turtles thrive in these waters and we’ll also snorkel with them on a daily basis. We’ll stop off to explore various islands including permits to visit both Rinca and Komodo where we’ll encounter the legendary Komodo dragons. Our boat will also have kayaks on board and there will be daily opportunities to use these for anyone interested. Kayaking around mangrove swamps and small islands here is simply divine. And then when we’re finished at sea we have a few days on land to visit some beautiful places including the enchanting Unesco world heritage site of Wae Rebo village. This isn’t a diving trip – although if anyone does dive we’d recommend staying on after and having a wander underwater too – we can point you in the right direction and will probably come and join you !
Komodo dates, cost and booking
The next Komodo trip will now run in November 2023 – contact me here. to register an interest.
£2400 per person based on sharing double/twin air conditioned cabins on our boat. To enquire contact us here.
Day 1 – Arrive Labuan Bajo. Evening dinner together where we’ll start to get excited about what lies ahead ! Stay hotel Labuan Bajo
And below is a short Youtube video I’ve made to give a glimpse into a typical day on board