The phinisi ship is an authentic Indonesian ship, specifically from the Sulawesi region. Currently, many ship operators in Labuan Bajo are competing to provide more amenities on phinisi ships. There are a variety of phinisi boats available in Labuan Bajo. The facilities and size of the ship are what distinguishes one from another. Of course, the price will vary. The beauty of Labuan Bajo is unforgettable. Every moment and experience is imprinted on the memory. However, what makes the luxury liveaboard Komodo trip unique is that you can help save the Earth. You also get a full 3-day 2 nights experience in one of the most beautiful areas in East Nusa Tenggara!
Liveaboard Komodo sailing trip, exploring diving & snorkeling spots
Sailing with a phinisi is ideal for those looking for a relaxing vacation that is not rushed. Fast boats, on the other hand, are a better option if vacation time is limited. Phinisi, on the other hand, is ideal for island hopping, or traveling from one island to another in a relaxed manner. These islands are located along the Sape Strait, which connects Flores Island’s Bajo to Sumbawa. Rinca, Padar, and Komodo are the three main islands that you must visit if you are traveling to Labuan Bajo.
The facilities provided vary according to the level of luxury of the ship, but in general, the phinisi boats available for tourism in Labuan Bajo are quite comfortable. The crew usually consists of the captain, tour guide, cook, and a few other people. The bare necessities are sleeping cabins with air conditioning, bathrooms, and onboard dining.
Imagine having dinner on the luxury liveaboard Komodo while looking right, left, in front, and behind you at the clear blue sea and a group of beautiful islands. It is not impossible, and the view of other phinisi ships that have stopped in the middle of the sea adds to the stunning scenery. Don’t worry about food spilling from the table due to the swaying of the waves; the captain will usually look for calm seas.
On Komodo Island, tourists will also dive and snorkel. The underwater world of Komodo Island and the Komodo National Park area is very beautiful. In fact, it is one of the best dive sites in the world. The underwater world of Komodo Island has about 386 types of coral reefs, 70 types of sponges, and seaweed as a home for thousands of species of fish, and green turtles. There are six different types of whales, sharks, and rays, as well as ten different types of dolphins.
The climate around Komodo National Park tends to be dry, this makes the hill land drier and rocky. No wonder this area is very suitable to be used as a trekking area because the hills are quite steep and challenging. Even so, the exotic land in Komodo National Park blends perfectly with the beauty of the sea so charming.
Meet The Dragon, the world’s largest lizard species
Komodo Island is very famous in foreign countries, even being named the new seven wonders of nature in 2013, which is an award for the seven best natural tourist attractions in the world. Komodo Island is the largest island in the Komodo Archipelago, which is the only island inhabited by local people.
Other animals that tourists may encounter while trekking include horses, deer, various bird species, snakes, and monitor lizards. Because there are snakes that live underground, it is preferable to wear boots. Tourists will also pass through the water hole, which is a resting and drinking spot for dragons while trekking. Tourists can observe Komodo dragons drinking and resting under the trees surrounding the water hole.
The length of the trekking path is 1-8 kilometers, according to the chosen trekking route, namely short, medium, long, and adventure. If tourists choose long and adventure trekking, they will explore beautiful forests, rivers, and hills. Meanwhile, for short trekking, the trip ends on top of the hills with an amazing view of the bay. However, the four trekking routes pass through the water hole.
To get around or trekking, you must be accompanied by a ranger, namely a Komodo dragon guide and handler, called a ranger, for the safety of tourists. Ranger will provide tourists with a stick with a forked end, which is made of one type of tree as a ‘weapon’ to weaken the Komodo dragon. If the Komodo dragon attacks, the end of the forked stick is used to press the dragon’s neck so that in a short time the dragon will weaken and stop attacking.