Manuk Island

Season: Apr - May & Sept - Oct

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. Its land is uninhabited, with sea vents surrounded by yellow sulphur blowing steam and fumes made up of steep cliffs and a jagged rocky coastline make going on land virtually impossible. However, making the trip to visit the island should not be overlooked as its birdlife and marine life are vast and busy. 

Sea birds, frigate birds, gannets, brown and white boobies and other marine birds make it known to visitors that this is there home by circling overhead and the surrounding seas. Huge schools of barracuda can be found along with scores of sea snakes and while no confirmed historical eruptions are reported the warmth from the volcano bubbles up through the water showing off its activity to visitors.

Nearby Locations

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

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

Banda (Spice Islands)

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

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