Super Yachting The Indonesian Archipelago

Spreading the 17,000 islands which make up Indonesia you’ll be hard pushed not to find an azure of crystal clear water and white sand beach stretching the island’s vistas dotted with some of the world’s best surf breaks and a multitude of opportunities for divers of all abilities. The six million square kilometre space makes up nearly 76% of the worlds coral species, macro, microspecies and impressive flora and fauna.

Indonesia is one of the most culturally diverse and the fourth most populous country in the world. From the metropolitan cityscape of Jakarta’s urban professionals to rice farmers, fruit growers and fishermen. Making a living from the lands natural resources while local tribes inhabit some of the most remote corners of the world, some only recently discovered and still following prehistoric traditions of culture and survival.

Indonesia’s roots date further back before they were colonised by the Dutch and became independent after World War II. The volcanic islands of Indonesia rise from both the Indian and Pacific oceans at the centre point of the Coral Triangle. Covering a vast expanse of nearly three million square kilometres of marine species and aquatic life. Reportedly home to almost 17% of the world’s total coral reefs and arguably the best yacht cruising areas on the planet. This chain of over 17,000 islands stretches over 5,000 kilometres making the possibility of adventure, underwater exploration and cultural experiences almost limitless. Whether you are drawn to the areas picturesque sandy shorelines of pink, black and other colourful hues to park up and enjoy exquisite sunsets, you’re looking for a culture that’s spiritual and rich in history, trekking through the wilderness and high upon mountainous ranges and rocky inlets or surfing world class sea breaks there is no such variety of activities found anywhere else on the planet.

Diverse Culture

Made up of over three hundred ethnic groups, speaking 52 different languages, it is a culture proud of their daily customs and traditions which has become a spiritual centre point of Indonesia 

The rich culture is explained through inspirational works of art, paintings, sculptures, music and dance. Obvious amongst the many temples and shrines which dot the land and the welcoming chime of locals practicing their songs and performances within the compounds of their villages which can be heard among the hustle and bustle of traffic. It is this mix of ethnic backgrounds which supports the Indonesian adage ‘unity through diversity’.

Stunning Scenery

The intoxicating land of the Indonesian islands is some of the worlds greatest adventures to be explored. Located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, the most active seismic region on the planet their volcanoes are not only the most spectacular they are also the most dynamic and energetic. The diverse landscape of mountain ranges, lush rainforest and uninterrupted rice fields will detach you from any modern-day stresses.

Top Diving Destination

The Indonesia throughflow is the largest movement of water on the planet and explains the biodiversity and nutrient-rich waters which causes the abundance of marine ecology unlike anywhere else and named among some of the best dive spots in the world to go in search of manta ray, black tip reef sharks and an abundance of larger pelagic. The Indonesian Archipelago are some of the untouched diamonds on the planet where one can explore reefs, caves, wrecks and pinnacles to discover schools of fish, turtles and pygmy seahorses.

Unique Wildlife

Endangered and endemic species have found refuge within the fertile islands. From the inauspicious Komodo Dragon to the king of the jungle the orangutan, Sumatran elephants, tigers and rhinos – you’re guaranteed a magical experience regardless of which corner of the country you visit. Indonesia’s government has taken a strong stance in preserving the environments of its flora and fauna by creating National Parks and conservation areas which draw research groups and become a refuge for many rare species including some 327 species of Birds of Paradise.

Destination Highlights

 We have built extensive knowledge over the years. Read about some of our favourite destinations from around Indonesia.

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BALI

Bali is known as the island of the gods and the jewel of the Indonesian crown. A melting pot of diverse cultures amongst local cuisine and the influence of international expats from every corner of the world.
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LOMBOK

The island of Lombok in West Tenggara is located east of its popular touristic neighbour Bali. Fast becoming a popular destination for those looking for something a little more unique, away from the tourists in Bali or hustle and bustle of Jakarta.
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SUMBAWA

The ninth largest island in Indonesia and separated from Lombok by the Alas Strait. Sumbawa is a deceptively larger island, bigger than Flores and fifty percent larger than Bali and Lombok combined.
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KOMODO NATIONAL PARK

Located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores is Komodo National Park. Home to the famous Komodo dragon.
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RAJA AMPAT

Raja Ampat is home to many protected areas and international conservation groups who work to preserve the global epicentre of tropical marine biodiversity and land-based natural habitats for many endemic species which makes it one of the most spectacular yacht cruising destinations in the world.
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CENDERAWASIH BAY

A bay stretching more than 300km northwest of the Indonesian province of Papua. At the eastern side of the Indonesian Archipelago is Cenderawasih Bay. Collectively with Raja Ampat, they make up the Bird’s Head Seascape. Containing secrets of the regions geological history and tectonic evolution.
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TRITON BAY

Located on the coastal region east of Kaimana and a small harbor town southwest of West Papua often labelled the mini Raja Ampat. Triton Bay is an up and coming site known for its magnificent scenery, limestone like islands, abundant marine life and alluring flora and fauna.
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ASMAT REGION

The Asmat region is located southwest of the Papua province located on the western island of New Guinea. Getting its name from the region it covers but also the Asmat tribe who inhabit it.
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NORTH SULAWESI

Within its many islands, North Sulawesi is a treasure trove of opportunities to explore the natural environments of endemic, sought after species above and below the water as well as cultural experiences and breathtaking landscapes.
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BANDA - SPICE ISLAND

Due to their remote location, the islands known as the Spice Islands are rarely visited by tourists but provide a spectacular cruising ground for yachts.
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AMBON

Known as Ambon Manise meaning sweet or beautiful. The capital city of Ambon has been developed by the cultivation and trade of spices and is the largest city of Maluku Province. Colonized by Portugal in 1526 who were later driven out by the Dutch until Indonesia’s independence in 1945.
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MANUK ISLAND

Located nearly one hundred miles off the Banda Islands is the andesitic volcanic island of Manuk. The island rises 3000 meters from the Banda sea floor at the easternmost part of the Indonesian Island arc.
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FORGOTTEN ISLANDS

The Forgotten Islands is a remote part of the archipelago that comprises a total land mass of 75,000 square kilometres and encompasses 1027 islands where terrains vary from forested mountainous peaks to flat islands mostly dominated by savannah, mangroves and broadleaf forests.
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KAI ISLANDS

The Kai Islands (or Kei Islands) are a group of islands in the south-east of Maluku Province and a sought after venue for watersport. Diving, snorkelling pristine beaches and land exploration such as caving, trekking and climbing are all possible.
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HALMAHERA

Pulau Halmahera is the largest island in the Maluku Island province shaped with four mountainous peninsulas and scores of active volcanoes. The area is dotted with scenic lakes, caves and surrounding islands some of which are still unexplored.
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MOROTAI

Located north of the larger island of Halmahera in the province of North Maluku, Morotai Island was once a World War II military base and airfield for the Japanese.
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NORTH SUMATRA

Stretching from the Indian Ocean to the Strait of Melaka, North Sumatra borders Aceh province on the northwest with Riau and West Sumatra provinces to the southeast.
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MENTAWAI ISLANDS

The Mentawais are a chain of about seventy islands and islets approximately 150 kilometres off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia with the islands lying off the Sumatran coast across the Mentawai Strait.
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SUNDA STRAIT

The Sunda Strait lies between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra and connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean with one of the world’s most famous active volcanoes, Krakatoa.
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BORNEO - SOUTH CENTRAL

The Indonesian province of South Kalimantan is one which is located on Borneo Island and native to the Banjar tribe which make up the majority of the population still holding a rich indigenous culture.
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ANAMBAS ISLANDS

The Anambas Islands are part of the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia. Located in the South China Sea between the Natuna Islands and Singapore, formed by lagoons which separate the island group.
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CENTRAL JAVA

Central Java is one of Indonesia’s richest and most diverse regions. From dramatic landscapes perfect for hiking to taking in the view from on top of Mt Merapi.
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FLORES

The beauty of Flores begins with its name meaning flower in Portugese. The island which possesses a myriad of environments and scents hailing from coffee roasting in the hills and clove cigarettes to the unmissable scent of the ocean.
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ALOR

Nestled at the eastern end of Nusa Tenggara is the Alor Archipelago encompassing 20 islands and 17 subdistricts the government protected area hosts an array of splendours, attracting avid divers and those wishing to understand the unique culture of the highland people.
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