Indulging Journey aboard Aliikai Liveaboard to the Lands of Wonders
Being the largest archipelago in the world, Indonesia straddles the equator with more than 17,000 islands sprawled from the Indian and Pacific oceans. While urban and modern cities are rising in Java, Sumatra, Bali, and many other Indonesian islands, the majority of the smaller islands remain true to their heritage. That means thousands of deserted beaches, untouched islands, and pristine oceans are waiting to be explored. Many curious travelers are drawn to exploring the unbeaten paths of Indonesia, discovering the best-kept secrets such as Komodo National Park, Papua, or Banda Islands. Embark on Aliikai yacht charter and experience a bespoke luxury Indonesia journey that promises to take your breath away.
Enjoying Outdoor Living at Its Finest
Experience the one-of-a-kind private yacht charter Aliikai. The fully furnished deluxe liveaboard is the perfect floating sanctuary at sea. There is no shortage of dramatic scenery and fascinating topography throughout eastern Indonesia, and Aliikai provides a front-row seat to soak in the views.
Head up to the upper deck, where large day beds beckon you to marvel at a spectacular sunset or marvel at the night sky. Far removed from the glare of city lights, you can be in awe of the Milkyway, and you can test your knowledge by pointing out the constellations. Fall asleep under the twinkling stars or head back to the comfort of your cabin, listening to the soothing sound of the water.
Wildlife Encounter in Komodo and Raja Ampat
Nature is brimming with life on the lands less traveled. Komodo Island is famous for its resident dragon. The last and only Varanus Komodoensis left in the world, and this large carnivorous lizard has roamed the earth for over 4 million years. Resembling a creature straight out of Jurassic Park, the air around these prehistoric predators is thick with a sense of wilderness and wonder. Komodo dragons can reach up to 3.5 meters long and weigh about 135 kg at maturity. With their imposing size and fierce appearance, it’s easy to see why they are a highlight for curious travelers.
Alongside the Komodo dragons, Komodo and Rinca Islands also provide a safe refuge for other animals. Buffalo and deer, which happen to be the staple of the dragons’ diet, are pretty common. Continue hiking through the rolling hills for a glimpse at the elusive friarbirds, orange-footed scrub fowl, macaques, and many more.
Located in the Eastern tip of Indonesia is Raja Ampat, known for its otherworldly underwater life and a diver’s wonderland. Looking beyond its underwater landscape, Raja Ampat’s secluded beaches and dense forests provide the perfect haven for endemic birds and unique aquatic life. Aliikai brings you to the concealed nooks of Raja Ampat’s shores, which are often the nesting grounds for many species of sea turtles, including Hawkbill, Green, Leatherback, and Olive Ridley. As we explore deeper into the Papuan forest, we find an avian sanctuary and home to the glorious Birds of Paradise (Cendrawasih), Cassowaries, Red Birds, Western Crowned pigeon, and Black-winged Lory.
Meet the Ocean Giants
The waters surrounding the eastern Indonesian islands receive nutrient-rich plankton carried by the currents of the Pacific and Indian oceans. Due to its favorable location, this underwater realm is the ideal home to numerous aquatic species. As you explore the crystal-clear tropical water, you’ll marvel at the bright coral formations, schools of fish darting about, and perhaps an encounter with the elegant manta ray or the gentle whale shark. For the best chance of seeing the whale sharks, Triton Bay is one of the only places where whale sharks can are found throughout the year. While its name may cause hesitation to jump in the water, the whale shark is an enormous filter feeder and a gentle sea giant. An encounter is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you in awe with a new respect for our planet.
But no dive in Indonesia would be complete without swimming with a manta ray, the most intelligent fish in the ocean kingdom. Aliikai takes you to Manta Point Komodo, where squadrons of manta rays are often found gliding graciously through the clear water. Don’t get surprised when these playful creatures swim towards you only to change directions just before they get too close!
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