Exciting Sailing Adventure Holidays in South East Asia and Indonesia


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Southeast Asia cruising itinerary maps

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South East Asia - today's ‘must visit' cruising destination

Indonesia is a huge archipelago stretching across Southeast Asia. It has more than 17,500 islands, wonderful scenery and relatively unexplored sailing areas.

We offer a variety of fully equipped luxurious classic schooner rigged sailing yachts operating in Indonesia's most stunning cruising locations. All yachts have professional crew and provide full board meals.

Our experienced professional yacht charter organisation can help you to arrange an exclusive, exciting and luxurious sailing adventure holiday in Southeast Asia and Indonesia

Luxury boat cruises in the Indonesian islands

Indonesia is an increasingly popular holiday destination. Bali (the ‘Island of the Gods') has won global travel awards and is a perfect starting point to explore the wonderful sailing areas nearby. Indonesia`s cultural diversity is as varied as its natural diversity. This is arguably the perfect holiday destination for discerning travellers of all ages

Divers and snorkelers, bird watchers, sport or game fishers, adventurers, explorers and leisure seekers all come to experience its magic.

Cruising itineraries in this area normally vary with the time of year: The suggestions that follow both include wonderful scenery, beautiful islands and the opportunity to see a rich variety of wild life. No matter your start point you will be greeted by the crew when you land at Sorong or Labuan Bajo airport or Ambon airport and escorted to your luxury yacht.

Holiday Yacht Charter in the Raja Ampat Archipelago West Papua, November through March

Your boat charter will start from Sorong in West Papua and you`ll cruise to he marvellous Raja Ampat Archipelago off the north east coast of West Papua. This region of Indonesia borders Papua New Guinea.

The far eastern islands of Indonesia have long been a sailing attraction and this cruising area includes the vast Raja Ampat World Heritage Site, the Dampier Strait and the pristine islands of Gam, Batanta, Penemu, Miskon and Yangello.

Raja Ampat is a remote large archipelago best explored by yacht. Here you'll find scenic Indonesian islands ringed by white sands and surrounded by turquoise shallow waters. Bright green forests extend to the sunny clear blue horizon.

Charter a cruising yacht in the Komodo Islands, Indonesia, May through September

You'll set off from the island of Labuan Bajo and visit the astonishing Komodo Islands. This is deservedly the most popular yacht charter destination in Indonesia.

The World Heritage Komodo National Park is famous for the Komodo Dragon and is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You'll sail on to discover Rinca Island and explore the east coast of Sumbawa island and Flores island.

If you prefer to start from Bali (a Hindu island with thousands of temples, luscious green landscapes, terraced fields of Padi, and mountainous retreats) you can sail across the imaginary Wallace line to the Komodo National Park and beyond. Here's where the flora and fauna of subtropical Asia makes a sudden and dramatic change to those typical of Australasia. A fantastically diverse environment awaits you in the islands of Nusa Tenggara (also known as the Lesser Sunda Islands). Between Bali and the Lesser Sunda you`ll find idyllic bays and pristine beaches.

Charter a crewed yacht to cruise the Banda Islands, September through April

Ambon island is part of the Maluku Islands in Indonesia. Set sail from here for the remote Banda Islands: Heaven on Earth and Eastern Indonesia's most stunning islands.

The seas are calm from September to April and the best time to cruise this area is during November, December, March and April. The Banda Islands, once known as the Spice Islands, blend rich Indonesian culture with scenic sailing locations. You can admire the amazing wildlife or swim in the clearest waters you`ve ever seen and snorkel above the most beautiful coral reef gardens. It's an unforgettable cruising area.

Banda Island itself has huge forts, historic monuments and nutmeg plantations. Gunung Api gives you a chance to hike up the volcano to see its wonderful interior lagoon and, if you are lucky, wild deer bounding up the hill.

Each boat is unique but they all offer luxurious spacious accommodation, professional service from their crews and a dedication to providing you and your family or friends with the sailing holiday of a lifetime.

39 metre Luxury classic sailing schooner

Here`s an outstanding classic schooner-rigged sailboat based in Indonesia. Enjoy a wonderful holiday in the breathtaking sailing grounds of the Raja Ampat archipelago, the exotic Banda Islands and the stunning Komodo Islands.

She is a luxury classic two-mast sailing yacht built in 2008 and combines modern yacht design with a traditional Indonesian atmosphere. This is a lovely boat that you`ll be proud to be aboard and both her exterior and interior facilities successfully fuse Asian and classic Western craftsmanship. Sailing performance is excellent and her interior is packed with modern amenities to give you a luxury holiday afloat.

You`ll want to spend a lot of time outdoors and this elegant and luxurious yacht has a huge teak deck. It includes an aft deck, sunbathing and swimming areas and a comfortable outdoor shaded lounge area. It`s here that you will enjoy buffet style full board meals and dinner parties.

When you want to be indoors the yacht`s large saloon is equipped with modern amenities and all on board technologies including sound and music systems with Bose speakers, LCD colour television and DVD/CD players.

There`s accommodation for up to eighteen guests in seven cabins. All cabins are beautifully fitted out with ample storage, are fully air conditioned, and have their own en-suite bathroom facilities, TV and DVD/CD players.

- The VIP cabin on the main deck provides spectacular views. This tasteful and spacious accommodation is a real treat for a honeymoon or romantic getaway. Key features include a king size bed, elegant writing desk and large comfortable sofa.
- The six staterooms cabins are on the lower deck. Four double cabins have a queen size bed plus a settee that converts to a single bed. Two have a single bed that converts to a double if required.

Onboard activities and facilities include scuba diving and massages, kayaking, waterskiing, fishing and snorkeling.
There are two boat tenders with powerful outboard engines.

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46 metre Luxury traditional sailing vessel

This five star luxury cruising yacht lets you enjoy an exciting and exclusive holiday afloat in some of Southeast Asia`s most beautiful sailing locations. You`ll cruise to the pristine Raja Ampat Archipelago off the north east coast of West Papua or the stunning Komodo Islands in the Indonesian archipelago.

This modern schooner rigged three deck traditional Indonesian yacht was built in 2012 from teak and rattan wood. She is fully equipped and her professional crew of sixteen provide the highest standards of on board service and comfort. This includes full board meals, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and scuba dives.

You`ll enjoy ample upper and main teak decks equipped with sun loungers, sun beds, cushioned bench seating, swimming and sunbathing areas. Relax in comfort with a bar service, spa massage relaxation therapy and delicious Indonesian based cuisine for lunch and dinner parties.

The yacht`s air conditioned interior is cheerful, elegant and contemporary. The spacious and fashionable main lounge incorporates a relaxing and comfortable dining area. Guest facilities include sound and music systems, LCD colour television, DVD/CD players, Wifi connection, a library room and discotheque area.

Five comfortable private cabins offer ‘five star hotel' style facilities and services for ten guests:
- The luxurious Master Suite cabin has LCD colour television, a bathtub and a private balcony with spectacular panoramic views together with a large sundeck with deck chair cushions.
- The four Standard Suite cabins are comfortable and spacious. They are all fully air-conditioned and equipped with a large queen-size bed, double wardrobes, a dressing area with storage compartment, a writing desk and en-suite bathroom/shower facilities including bath towels.

You`ll find a wide variety of on board equipment and facilities including underwater naturalist diving and filming, yoga, kayaking, pearl farm tours and picnic and barbecue dinners served on remote island beaches. Water sports include snorkeling equipment, basic fishing tackle, two speed boats with outboard engines, water skis, a banana boat, towable donut tubes and two kayaks. Scuba diving is guided by a qualified Dive Instructor.

Here`s a truly lovely boat which offers luxury and exclusivity whilst you holiday afloat in the spectacular sailing waters of Indonesia.

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42 metre Luxury cruising yacht

Sail to some of Southeast Asia`s most idyllic locations on this boat. From Sorong Island you'll cruise the stunning Raja Ampat Archipelago off the coast of West Papua. Start from Labuan Bajo and you can visit the unique Komodo Island Park.

This is a modern three deck traditional Indonesian custom built cruise yacht. She was built from locally-sourced wood and is well-equipped to provide the highest standards of service and comfort at sea.

You`ll enjoy huge outdoor living spaces which allow for a wide range of boat leisure facilities. The ample upper deck has cosy sun loungers for sunbathing and relaxing spa treatments while the large main teak deck is fitted out with a covered exterior lounge area that is ideal for convivial lunch and dinner parties.

The professional crew of fourteen provides complete on-board care. Your luxurious sailing holiday includes gourmet Indonesian food, fine lunch and dinner accompanied by exquisite wines and soft drinks and sunset gourmet dips.

The boat`s air conditioned interior is bright and elegant. It creates a peaceful atmosphere in harmony with the Indonesia`s magnificent natural landscape. The spacious main lounge has a comfortable dining area decorated with rich wood furnishings and fine table sets. Quality on-board amenities and comforts include sound and music systems, LCD colour television, DVD/CD players and Wifi connection.

Comfortable private cabin accommodation offers ‘five star hotel' style facilities and services for ten to twelve guests:
- The spacious luxurious Master Suite on the upper deck is complete with a fridge and intercommunication system. It has a large private outdoor area where you can enjoy Indonesia's beautiful scenery and ambience.
- The four Deluxe VIP suites are on the lower deck. There are three large double cabins equipped with a queen size bed and one twin cabin with a double bed. They all have a sofa convertible to a single bed suitable for families with children.

All cabins are equipped with full bed linen sets, self- adjusting air-conditioning, state of the art LCD colour television and a video library of one hundred movies, double wardrobes, a dressing area with storage compartment and en-suite double bathroom vanities/mosaic-tiled shower facilities complete with fresh bath towels and toiletries.

There`s a very wide range of recreation and boat leisure activities. For the quieter moments you can enjoy picnics and barbecue dinner served on remote island beaches, yoga sessions on board and visits including Indonesian village handicrafts. For the more energetic and adventurous you have the use of a speed boat with 150 Hp outboard engine, a boat tender with 50 Hp outboard engine, two sea kayaks, fully equipped onboard scuba diving and dive courses, coral reef swimming, snorkeling and fishing and wakeboarding.

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50 metre Luxury traditional sailing schooner

This traditional luxurious Indonesian schooner rigged yacht will give you a fascinating sailing holiday in some of the finest sailing areas. They include the Raja Ampat archipelago with the Komodo National Park, Flores, Sumba, Sawu Sea, Timor, Alor, and Lembata. In the West Papua area she sails the Mollucas, Raja Ampat and Cendrawasih Bay. From Langkawi in Malaysia you can explore Phuket and surrounding islands (Thailand), the Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar) and Andaman Islands.

This magnificent vessel is a powerful hand crafted traditional schooner built in 2004 in Indonesia from the finest tropical hardwoods by the famous boat builders of Sulawesi. Her tastefully appointed décor, spacious decks, delightful Asian fusion cuisine and full range of aquatic activities provide an outstanding yacht charter holiday adventure in Southeast Asia.

Her dedicated professional crew of sixteen take care of your comfort and safety. Your charter includes all meals, snacks and beverages except alcohol, diving and snorkelling and use of water sports equipment.

The accommodation is fully air-conditioned with five state rooms. Three have king sized suites and two are doubles.

She is a fully-equipped for scuba diving and has many alternatives for non-divers including three tenders, fishing, kayaking, snorkel equipment, water skis, wake board, paddle and fishing gear and of course, relaxing on a perfect sandy beach or secluded cove.

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40 metre Luxury traditional sailing schooner

This luxurious schooner rigged cruising yacht is the ideal way for you to take part in a luxurious and fascinating voyage of discovery in Indonesia`s remote Islands. Your exciting sailing holiday will take you to some of South East Asia`s finest cruising locations. In the West Papua area she sails the Mollucas, Raja Ampat and Cendrawasih Bay. From Langkawi in Malaysia you can explore Phuket and surrounding islands (Thailand), the Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar) and Andaman Islands.

She is a powerful traditional schooner rigged sailing yacht and was recently built in Indonesia from iron wood by a famous boat builder. This lovely boat provides all inclusive holidays afloat with the highest standards of on board comfort and professional on board service from her twelve crew.

Fashionable amenities and modern technologies abound. Her fully air conditoned interior is elegantly decorated and she has a huge deck area where you can enjoy your time aboard.

The comprehensive crew service includes full board meals with delicious Asian fusion cuisine, afternoon snacks, refreshing soft drinks, pre-planned excursions and airport transfers.

There`s luxurious spacious accommodation for six guests in three Master Suite cabins. Each has a king size bed and ensuite bathroom facilities equipped with showers, natural beauty products and toiletries

The full range of water sports and boat leisure activities include two boat tenders with eighty five horsepower outboard engines, sea kayaks, scuba diving (for qualified divers), snorkeling and fishing equipment, water skis and wake boards.

This yacht offers you the chance to enjoy an outstanding private sailing holiday adventure in Southeast Asia.

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100 ft Luxury Cutter Rigged-Sloop Sailing Yacht

Clapotis-Mer Exclusive Yachting Holidays are pleased to offer this impressive 100 ft sailing yacht for an exclusive five star charter holiday in some of South East Asia's most attractive cruising locations.

This luxury yacht is equipped with modern technology and is capable of long distance sailing around the remote islands in South-East Asia. The yacht's base changes depending on the time of year, so you can choose when and where to enjoy your sailing holiday. Over a year your holiday starting point varies between the Mergui Archipelago (Burma), the Andaman Islands (India), Thailand, Malaysia and the Indonesian islands including the Raja Ampat, Komodo, Flores and Bali.

From December to April your cruising base will usually be Phuket in Thailand. From here you can cruise to Phang Nga Bay National Park (one of the most exciting sailing locations in Thailand) then to Ko Kai off Krabi where you can swim in crystal clear waters and sunbathe on a white sand beach. The Phi Phi Islands are a wonderful yachting area and include Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh, Koh Bida Nai and Koh Bida Nok. Finally you can cruise along the scenic west coast of Ko Yao Yai and back to your port of departure.

You can also board your yacht charter on the north west coast of Phuket to sail to Thailand's western islands. The anchorage off Nai Yang beach makes an excellent starting point and has easy access from the international airport. The nine Similan Islands are famous for their crystal-clear blue waters and powder white beaches set against a backdrop of lush tropical jungle. This is a beautiful cruising area in the Indian Ocean and there's a good chance that you'll see whales, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles and dolphins while snorkeling or scuba diving. Ko Tachai to the north is a remote island with secluded white sand beaches and aquamarine waters with plenty of fish and marine life so you'll be able to watch rare species of sea turtles and swim with multi coloured fish. You may choose to cruise even further north to the Surin Islands and the Mu Ko Surin Marine National Park. This is a tiny archipelago off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea where you can snorkel among colourful coral reefs. You may be able to catch a big fish while the boat is cruising south to Koh Bon. Finally sail back to, and disembark at, Nai Yang beach.

Start and end your sailing charter from the border town of Kawthaung in Myanmar, which is easily accessed by long-tail boat going across the Pak Chan River (also known as Kra Buri River, a natural border between Thailand and Myanmar) from Ranong in Thailand. Now you can start an exciting yacht charter holiday while sailing north towards the pristine Mergui Archipelago off the southern coast of Myanmar (Burma). This is a pristine wilderness sailing holiday location with over 800 tropical jungle islands to explore and plentiful wildlife to watch. Cruise to the idyllic anchorage at “115”; this jungle clad, mountainous group of 5 islands has more than 50 white sand beaches and beautiful fringing coral reef. At Nga Mann you can snorkel with turtles and blue spotted rays off a dazzling white sand beach. The uninhabited National Park island of Great Swinton has a mountainous interior, primary jungle with abundant wildlife, rivers and waterfalls. There is a superb dive site at nearby “Shark Cave”. Clara Island has a secluded bay where you can anchor and then sail north to “Black Rock” for spectacular scuba diving. Salet Galet is one of the most beautiful sailing areas around the Mergui Archipelago. A narrow channel between Lampi island and Wa Ale Kyunn forms a perfectly protected anchorage surrounded by pristine jungle where you can enjoy jungle walks, kayaking and wildlife viewing. You may encounter the nomadic “Moken” tribe who still live a hunter-gatherer existence in this remote wilderness. Ko Phawt is a unique and unusual cruising location in the Mergui Archipelago with about 20 islands surrounded by shallow channels and fringed by miles of mangroves making it ideal for an amazing sea kayak trip. At Bo Cho Island you can visit a Moken village to gain a fascinating insight into the local culture and see local Moken boats being built out of hand sawn planks. Finally sail back to Kawthuang ready for your transfers back to Phuket or Ranong.

If you wish to start and end in Port Blair you can sail the Andaman islands (India) which is a chain of about 300 beautiful islands largely uninhabited in the middle of the Bay of Bengal.

From May to November you'll start and end your yacht charter at the port of Labuan Bajo. From here you can sail to the Indonesian Islands and from August to September head for Komodo island to see the famous iconic Komodo Dragons. Komodo National Park is within the Lesser Sunda Islands that stretch eastward from Bali toward West Papua in the indonesian region of New Guinea.

From September to early December charter cruises start and end in Sorong. The Raja Ampat Islands are an Indonesian archipelago off the northwest coast of New Guinea (West Papua) and its National Park has thousands of jungle-covered islands to explore. It is known for its beautiful beaches and coral reefs rich with marine life.

This large yacht has a huge teak deck and an extensive shaded aft deck area (with relaxing sunbrella sofas and twin dining tables) to let you enjoy outdoor living. The teak pilot house has all-round views and there's a comfortable saloon with large picture windows. The yacht's interior is fully air-conditioned and elegantly decorated with burmese teak finishes. The soft touch furnishings, Thai silks and Asian style artwork create a pleasant living atmosphere.

The spacious main lounge comes complete with plush beige leather sofas, a dining table seating ten guests, a portable computer desk area with Wifi internet connection, a flat screen TV, DVD player and a carpeted floor. There's a fully stocked wet bar with a fridge and a coffee/cappuccino machine.

The yacht has five luxurious cabins for up to ten guests. All have individual air-conditioning controls, 220V power sockets and TV LCD screen with movies and music sound systems, large storage compartments, wardrobes and bed side drawers, an en-suite bathroom with electric toilet and shower facilities. You'll find superior quality snow white cotton sheets and bath towels.

The accommodation consists of:.
- Two double cabins with a king size bed.
- Two cabins that can be configured as either twin single beds or double king size beds as required.
- One twin cabin with 2 single beds.

The yacht's crew of five (Captain, Chef Cook, Stewardess and two Deckhands) manage the boat and look after their guests. Gourmet menus are all cooked on board by the chef and include fresh seafood, South East Asian cuisine, Thai food specialities and quality international food.

The yacht's large transom has an opening swim platform for easy access to the sea. Water sports and eco-friendly activities with knowledgeable guides include snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, fishing, surfing, wildlife, jungle walks and cultural visits.

This luxury yacht charter offers excellent value. Our holiday package includes the services of the crew, welcome on-board, gourmet full board meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, afternoon snacks, soft drinks, all fuel consumption, harbour and mooring fees, onboard amenities and internet connection, the use of a boat tender with an outboard engine, sea kayaks, full set of diving equipment and compressors, snorkeling equipment and fishing tackle rods plus a BBQ dinner on a Thai private island beach.

It does not include alcoholic drinks (which are available on board and reasonably priced), scuba diving with a qualified Divemaster, dive Insurance, airport transfers, visas, customs clearance and National Parks entry fees.

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34 metre Traditional cruise boat

This beautiful wooden schooner was built in 2008 and has been well maintained since then. She provides all inclusive holiday charters in the Eastern Indonesia`s most beautiful sailing locations. This yacht will suit groups of friends and families who wish to cruise to the remote less visited sailing areas of the Raja Ampat archipelago or the Komodo Islands or the Sanda Islands during the favourable seasons of the year.

This is an authentic south-east Asian boat designed for outdoor living. She has a large teak deck and outdoor living spaces. You'll enjoy gorgeous views from the relaxing top sundeck area. The main deck area features a comfortable outdoor shaded lounge area where there are two deck beds. Appetising lunch and barbecue dinners will be served here and complement the lovely views and scenery. The cosy aftdeck chillout area is well arranged with padded bench seats and a teak wood coffee table.

The yacht`s professional crew of eight provides complete on-board care and high standards of service. Your exclusive cruising holiday includes Indonesian and international gourmet full board meals, soft drinks and beers.

The yacht`s air conditioned interior is bright, cheerful and has a natural wood finish. The spacious saloon area is fitted out with contemporary on-board amenities that includes sound and music systems, LCD colour television and DVD/CD players.

There´s comfortable spacious and private accommodation (for up to 12 guests) in five cabins:
- Two Double cabins with a king size bed (which is convertible to twin beds)
- One Upper Double cabin with a king size bed
- One Twin cabin with two single bunks
- One Deluxe/ family cabin with a king size bed and two single beds.

All cabins are air-conditioned and have ensuite bathrooms with hot water, fresh water showers.

She is fully equipped for scuba diving and carries two sea kayaks, snorkeling equipment and fishing tackle. Water sports include two tenders with outboard engines, water skis, a knee board and wake board. For a quieter time why not enjoy a picnic lunch served on a remote beach on a beautiful island

Charter this exclusive boat with us for your holidays afloat in the stunning sailing waters of Indonesia.

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31 metre Traditional sailing vessel

This well-equipped elegant yet modern traditional Indonesian sailing schooner was built from iron wood. Her charter base is in Bali and adventure cruises set sail for the Raja Ampat Archipelago, Alor, the Banda Islands, Flores, Halmahera, Komodo National Park, the Lease islands, Lembata, Lombok, Papua, Savu, Sumba and Sumbawa.

The luxurious and spacious layout includes a main deck, sun and cabin decks. Comfortable on board amenities include television, DVD and music centre in the main lounge together with free tea, coffee and mineral water.

The crew of twelve are dedicated to making your stay aboard truly memorable and you`ll enjoy excellent food and snacks with vegetarian food on request. Your charter includes full board, non-alcoholic beverages, pre-planned Indonesian island excursions and airport transfers.

There`s spacious, comfortable accommodation for up to fourteen guests in six cabins each fitted with individually controlled air conditioning, ample storage and a minisafe. The spacious twin cabins are equipped with bunk beds or a double bed. Each has a private bathroom with toilet and hot shower, washbasin and soap toiletries. Towels and beach towels are regularly changed.

Water sports equipment includes one tender with a 40HP outboard engine and a second with a 15HP engine. There`s snorkelling equipment, a sea kayak and canoes for you to enjoy.

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