Budget cabin trips
If you’re on a budget but still want to experience the incredible underwater world Indonesia has to offer, then you can opt for a budget cabin on a liveaboard. These cabins are designed for those looking to save money, but still have a comfortable experience. They come with basic amenities such as air conditioning and a private bathroom, but may not have some of the luxuries of the more expensive cabins.
The Jaya Phinisi Indonesia offers liveaboard dive trips to Raja Ampat from November to May and Komodo from late June to late September. Raja Ampat itineraries visit some of the best areas in the region, including Arborek Island, Penemu, Kawe, Gam, and Mioskon, with the chance of up to 4 dives per day.
- Small dive groups for a personalized experience
- Spacious dive deck with equipment storage
- Traditional phinisi experience
- from $ 144 / day
The Teman is a 36-meter/118-foot long traditional Indonesian phinisi that takes 12 guests on scuba diving safaris and adventure cruises in Indonesia. There are 5 cabins on board, 3 double and 2 triple, all with ensuite bathrooms with hot showers, individually controlled air conditioning, storage space, and portholes. The large covered outdoor area is the perfect place for guests to gather to enjoy delicious home-cooked cuisine. The chef's specialties include freshly baked bread, pastries, and cakes. The sun decks offer open and covered areas with bean bags and loungers, ideal for soaking up the sun between dives or enjoying the sea breeze.
- Luxury traditional phinisi experience
- Snorkeling, kayaking, trekking, paddleboarding
- from $ 289 / day
The Sea Safari 6 Liveaboard has 10 air-conditioned cabins, each with en-suite bathrooms. Built over 4 decks to offer space and comfort, the KLM Sea Safari VI Liveaboard leaves plenty of room for relaxation. The KLM Sea Safari 6 has an air-conditioned restaurant and lounge area with a 32” TV and DVD player and a stunning outside bar where you can watch beautiful sunsets or talk beneath the stars. There is also a relaxing sun deck area to chill out between dives.
A traditional wooden phinisi built in south Sulawesi, the Queenesia liveaboard was custom-built for fantastic dive and adventure cruises in Komodo National Park. Catering to just 8 guests, the Queenesia creates a feeling of comfort in 3 well-equipped cabins. Each room has storage space, charging ports, individually controlled AC, and private en-suite bathrooms. Flexible bedding configuration, which includes a double cabin, a twin cabin, and a quad cabin, is perfect for a small-group charter of family or friends. The large main-deck area is ideal for relaxing in-between activities, enjoying the sea breeze, or taking in the beautiful sunrise or sunset.
- Custom-built phinisi for fantastic dive cruises
- Delicious customized meals with local ingredients
- Small groups for a stress-free dive experience
- from $ 172 / day
Nusantara liveaboard is a 20m long traditional Indonesian vessel offering divers and guests a unique experience to Komodo whilst keeping things simple and easy. Taking up to 12 passengers, Nusantara accommodates guests in a dorm cabin sleeping 8 with all beds having privacy curtains, fans, and power sockets available. A further 4 mattresses are provided to allow guests to sleep on deck under the stars, enjoying cool night breezes. There are also 2 shared bathrooms onboard. Nusantara has a spacious dive deck area to gear up and enter the water for diving. On the top deck is a large sun deck with bean bags, perfect for relaxing between dives or simply enjoying the surroundings.. Visiting well-known dive sites such as Manta Point, Batu Bolong, or muck diving at Wainilu.
- Diving the famous Komodo National Park
- Renovated in 2021
- Sleep on deck under the stars
- from $ 179 / day
Sunshine is a 30m intimate, luxury liveaboard and member of the Blue Bay Divers. Sunshine Indonesia offers guests 2 double cabins on the lower deck and 2 double cabins on the upper deck. All cabins are equipped with private bathrooms. The lower deck cabins are equipped with air conditioning. With a maximum of 8 divers, there is plenty of space, and guests receive personal attention for a fantastic diving holiday. A gourmet restaurant is onboard, serving delicious meals throughout the day. Guests may relax in the lounge, equipped with charging stations and a large sun deck with comfortable seating.
- Delicious gourmet restaurant serving throughout the day
- Dive into Indonesia's best diving spots
- Nitrox available on board
- from $ 178 / day
Join the Sokaraja phinisi for a fantastic budget dive liveaboard trip in Komodo, Indonesia. Itineraries are 3 to 5 days long, with 2-4 daily dives available. While exploring the Komodo National Park, guests can dive with giant manta rays, reef sharks, and turtles and see cool critters such as flamboyant cuttlefish, seahorses, and frogfish on a macro night dive. Besides diving, there is the chance to visit the flying foxes, trek with Komodo Dragons on Rinca, and sunset hikes on Gili Lawa Darat.
The Sokaraja is an excellent option for a fantastic, budget-friendly cruise in Komodo. Book online today to reserve your space.
- Dive with giant manta rays, reef sharks
- Opportunity to see flamboyant cuttlefish, seahorses
- Visit flying foxes, trek with Komodo Dragons
- Freshly prepared Indonesian cuisine served buffet-style
- from $ 162 / day
The elegant Sea Safari VII has 14 cabins, with up to 28 guests per small ship cruise. All cabins have a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries, air conditioning, and attractive wooden furnishings. Double and twin beds are available. Common areas include an indoor lounge with air conditioning, an outdoor dining area, and a sun deck. Kayaks are carried, and prices include diving tanks, belts, and weights, as well as the services of a dive master. Rinse buckets, charging points, and a camera area are provided. Other equipment is available to rent. Divers and snorkellers will feel equally at home. Relax after a day of explorations with a massage, and feel fresh and at ease thanks to the onboard laundry service.
- Kayaks, diving tanks, belts, and weights included
- Onboard laundry service and massage for relaxation
- Specializing in diving and snorkelling cruises
- from $ 208 / day
Bajak is a newly renovated boat that brings forth a pirate-like atmosphere while maintaining modern-day comforts for 12 guests. Made mostly from ironwood and teakwood salvaged from decommissioned boats, the Bajak operates as a liveaboard boat in the beautiful setting of the Komodo National Park and offers access to one of the richest marine environments in the world including stunning coral reefs, seagrass beds, seamounts, pinnacles, dramatic walls, overhangs, semi-enclosed bays, and Komodo Dragons. The exterior offers a spacious, shaded deck for dive preparation and access to an unshaded rooftop with comfortable bean bags and sun mattresses for tanning and relaxing. The dining table is set right in the open galley. The living space consists of 4 air-conditioned cabins: 1 cabin with a double bed and an en-suite bathroom and 3 shared cabins with 4 bunk beds and 2 shared bathrooms. Additionally, there is a furnished undercover space primed for relaxing and keeping cool.
- Water activities like snorkeling and land excursions to the Komodo Dragons
- World-renowned dive sites, including Manta Point, Crystal Rock, and Batu Balong
- from $ 162 / day
The Ikan Biru can house up to 8 guests. The boat has two guest bathrooms with hot freshwater showers below deck. The onboard chef serves freshly baked bread every morning that he makes in the fully stocked kitchen. Upon request, the Ikan Biru can cater to specific dietary requests. The spacious upper deck is the perfect place to relax between dives in the daytime. In the evening, it is set up as a comfortable dining area. At night, the comfortable mattresses and bedding make it the perfect spot for guests to keep cool while sleeping under the stars, dreaming of all the wonderful wildlife they’ve seen.
- Hop-on, Hop-off concept boat
- Advanced Open Water course on board
- Dive gear included
- from $ 194 / day
The Situju7 is a 27-meter/88.6-foot-long traditional Phinisi that offers adventure cruises in the Komodo National Park area. The Situju7 accommodates 10 guests in 5 cabins, all air-conditioned, with private bathrooms. The Master Suite has a double bed and its own terrace; the Junior Suite and the 2 Deluxe cabins have double beds, and 1 cabin has 2 bunk beds. There is an entertainment system in the indoor lounge, which doubles as a dining room, and there is an outdoor terrace with sofas on the main deck.
- Snorkelling gear on board
- WiFi on board
- from $ 248 / day
Bulan Purnama accommodates just 8 guests in 3 cabins. The Master Cabin has 2 queen-sized beds, air conditioning, and a private bathroom and features 12 portholes that provide light and spectacular 270-degree views. This is the premium space onboard, and it's perfect for 2 couples or a family of up to 4 who want extra space. In addition, there are 2 good-sized Double Cabins, each with individual AC and portholes with a shared bathroom.
The spacious indoor lounge area features a well-stocked bookcase and sufficient power points for charging phones and other equipment. This is where you'll enjoy a variety of authentic dishes created by the talented onboard chef. For further relaxation, there are large outdoor living areas where you can chill out on day mattresses, bean bags, and hammocks while enjoying the stunning surroundings and tranquil sea breeze.
- Traditional 2-masted sailing phinisi
- Luxurious Master Cabin with 270-degree views
- Year-round trips in Komodo National Park
- Island hopping and snorkeling adventure
- from $ 188 / day
Navila is a 28mtr/92ft long traditional two-masted sailing phinisi designed by an avid sailor and adventurer and built by South Sulawesi boat builders. It can accommodate 12 guests in 6 air-conditioned cabins, each with a private bathroom and hot shower. The indoor dining area is also used as a bar and a home theatre.
Navila offers trips around Komodo island, where the onboard naturalist guide shares their impressive knowledge of the local wildlife. Guests can paddleboard, sing karaoke, or just relax on deck under the stars. The Navila offers some of the best western-eastern-vegetarian cuisine, and guests love BBQ night. After a long day of exploration, guests can enjoy the onboard massage service.
- Newly built in 2019
- Beach BBQ
- Stand up paddle boarding
- from $ 162 / day