Home to 17,508 islands, Indonesia is an archipelago that’s perfect to explore. If you like to live life the classy way, luckily for you our country also has plenty of yacht charters to hire for a vacation getaway and some island hopping. In the 17th century, these yachts were used to transfer goods within Indonesia. In the 21st century, these ships have been revamped and modernised for you to enjoy with friends and family. These luxury yachts will give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so get your sunblock, shades, and swimwear because it’s time for a luxurious escape with scenic views and unforgettable memories.
Alexa Private Cruises
Owned by Veronika Blomgren, an interior designer, architect, lifestyle expert, and nomad, Alexa Private Cruises is your one-stop for all things luxury. The first ALEXA came onto the scene in 2013 and immediately became the favourite of many. With 30 metres on deck and accommodation for only one couple, it was then the biggest yacht in the world. The ALEXA route takes you to the gorgeous Moyo Island, Komodo Island, and Raja Ampat. The second yacht, Alexa J, was launched this May in Greece.
SeaTrek Sailing Adventures
For your ultimate cruising and snorkelling adventures, SeaTrek Sailing Adventures will give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience with its traditional wooden ships. From Borneo to Komodo, Lombok to Papua and the Spice Islands to Raja Ampat, you can explore uncharted Indonesian islands in utter comfort. With two magnificent pieces: The 40-metre Katharina and the 42-metre Ombak Putih, SeaTrek Sailing Adventures will definitely make you “seas” the day.
The Sequoia was recently completed in 2017 and exudes everything modern. Named after the Sequoia tree, one of the world’s oldest living organisms, this ship gives guests a modern take on wood. With three deluxe bedrooms, stunning bathrooms, and a sky deck as well as a scrumptious kitchen, you will have the time of your life onboard. The yacht sails to Raja Ampat, the Banda Islands, Kaimana, Solor Alor, and Komodo Island. The Sequoia will definitely give you a chance to explore how beautiful Indonesia is—time to appreciate Mother Nature!
Aman Cruises is renowned for its two traditional boats: Amandira, which is 52 metres long, and Amanikan, which is 32 metres long. The journey departs from the Amanwana Hotel on Moyo Island, but is not limited to that area but also offers a Raja Ampat journey and to Sorong in West Papua, making sure passengers enjoy a wide range of choices to see what suits them best.
Get a touch of the traditional juxtaposed with the modern with Silolona Sojourns, owned by Patti Seery. The ship sails to Sulawesi, Banda, Papua, Komodo, and the Savu Sea. This luxurious ship has traditional ornaments and artifacts to give a touch of Indonesia, and the excursion offers water-skiing, kayaking, and much more to make the experience all the better.
Samata Luxury Liveaboard
The 42-metre Samata is a luxurious yacht that gives you a touch of France with its five French-designed cabins. The magnificent Samata sails to Komodo marine park, Raja Ampat, and the Banda Islands. All the more, to make sure customers get their dream getaway, the team also organises trips to destinations of their choice.
The 52-metre Dunia Baru definitely lives up to its name. Mark Robba, the owner, makes sure all his customers get the experience of a lifetime in his ship, which has seven suites, making it perfect for a best-friends trip. The ship sails from February through October to Komodo and Raja Ampat. Sail away, folks!
An adventure in this yacht will definitely make you go shell yeah! With a gorgeous interior, a comforting deck, and views that could kill, this yacht will take you on a journey of a lifetime. The 65-metre yacht that was designed by the Argentinian Marcelo Penna carries the title of “longest wooden boat in the world”. Pretty cool, right? The yacht has a bar, saloon, and a lounge. Furthermore, the Internet service in every cabin will give you the chance to Insta-post your adventures at all times. The ship sails to Raja Ampat, Alor, Komodo, Sumba, and Flores.
With a fusion of Asian and European craftsmanship, this ship will charm you. It has carvings by Balinese artisans all the way to high-end amenities. This 46-metre-long vessel ensures you a world-class experience on board. The professional and friendly crew will be a plus point, as well. The Mutiara Laut sails to Bali, Lombok, Papua, Banda, and Maluku, giving you a range of choices to choose from.
Raja Laut was launched in 2006 and is a private charter that sails around the Komodo national park, Alor, Sulawesi, Papua, and Maluku. The 31-metre cabin provides seascapes that give you a feeling of enlightenment. The ship has six cabins with seven professional crew members that include a dive instructor and a talented chef, making sure to keep you happy and safe throughout your whole trip.
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