Komodo National Park is one of the world’s most extraordinary locations, home to the iconic Komodo dragon and a diverse range of wildlife. These giant reptiles, measuring up to 3m long, are the most recognizable inhabitants of the park and a must-see for anyone visiting.The park covers a total area of 1,800km2, with an array of stunning landscapes to explore. As well as providing the perfect habitat for the Komodo dragon, the area boasts a range of activity possibilities, from spectacular scenery to sea-kayaking and sunbathing on the many private beaches.
For those looking to really experience the park, trekking is the way to go. Local guides take visitors to the best viewpoint over The Flores Sea, home to a huge range of marine life. At the summit of the trek, visitors can climb one of the beautiful Komodo hills, providing a panoramic view of the park and the chance to spot some thousands of birds found in the area.
The park is also a great spot for snorkelling and diving, with a variety of vibrant coral reefs and a huge array of both tropical and temperate species. The waters range from shallow and calm, making them ideal for families, to the more tricky open water where experienced divers can explore the depths of the sea.
Komodo National Park is a spectacular destination and a great opportunity to observe some of nature's most fascinating creatures up close. Divers, naturalists, photographers, and sightseers alike will find a lot to marvel at. From an amazing array of wildlife to the picturesque island scenes, visitors to Komodo National Park are sure to be left with lasting memories.

Phinisi Malayeka

Komodo cruises offered onboard Phinisi Malayeka are typically 3-days/2-nights in length departing from the port of Labuan Bajo. During the cruise guests will be offered the chance to visit Rinca, home of the famous Komodo dragons, as well as hiking in Padar to see amazing views of the surrounding island scenery. Snorkeling is available for those who wish to see the incredible underwater world with opportunities to possibly even see Manta rays, Turtles and reef sharks.

The Phinisi Malayeka liveaboard specializes in offering luxury small ship cruises year-round to the famous Komodo National Park in Indonesia. Phinisi Malayeka is a traditional Indonesian Phinisi built in South Sulawesi. It has 7 en-suite, air-conditioned cabins to accommodate up to 14 guests onboard. The master cabin even has its own bathtub and private deck area. 

  • Traditional Indonesian Phinisi
  • Newly built in 2021
  • Onboard Butler, Chef, Yoga Instructor* & Spa Therapist*
  • 3 days/ 2 nights


The private Komodo cruises offered onboard Phinisi Waecicu are 3-days/2-nights, departing from the Labuan Bajo harbor. The adventure-filled itinerary includes touring Rinca, the home of the famous Komodo dragons, hiking in Padar to capture the stunning views of the emerald forested islands against the turquoise waters, sinking your feet on the rare Pink Beach, and snorkeling in unparalleled marine sanctuary.

The experienced crew of Phinisi Waecicu is eager to pamper you and deliver an unforgettable journey for your friends and family. Reserve your space onboard the Phinisi Waecicu for an intimate, private cruise to the Komodo National Park.

  • A perfect private cruise to the Komodo National Park for up to 6 guests
  • Beautifully crafted, traditional Indonesian sailing boat
  • Unique itinerary to explore the best of Komodo
  • 3 days/2 nights

Ikan Kayu

The Ikan Kayu is a two-mast phinisi taking 13 guests on adventure cruises through the Indonesian archipelago in 6 air-conditioned ensuite cabins. All meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and fun activities like snorkeling and paddle boarding are included aboard the Ikan Kayu. Plus, the Ikan Kayu is based in Labuan Baja, close to Komodo National Park, so guests will have plenty of opportunities to explore the amazing natural beauty of this region. Stops on the cruise include Padar island, Manta Point, Pink Beach, Komodo Islands, and Gili Lawa Darat.

  • Two-masted traditional Phinisi
  • Several water sports available on board
  • Family-friendly activities
  • 4 days/3 nights 5 days/4 nights 6 days/5 nights