Private Charters & Group Weeks Available
Combining traditional design with modern comforts, Tiger Blue is the ultimate way to discover the crystal clear waters, island landscapes and spectacular natural beauty of Eastern Indonesia. From the moment you step aboard, Tiger Blue crew are on hand to ensure your time is truly memorable. Whether soaking up the sun, exploring a nearby island or leaping into the warm waters to dive or snorkel, the Tiger Blue team are there to look after you. At the end of each day, enjoy sunset cocktails either on board or around a beach bonfire, before dining under a canopy of stars accompanied by tales of the day's adventure.
Your Floating Home
• Join us for a customized voyage focused on discovery through the waters of the Indonesian Archipelago including Raja Ampat and Komodo sailing aboard a luxury 115 ft sailing yacht accommodating up to 10 guests in 4 rooms, 2 double cabins and 1 twin.
• Book yacht Tiger Blue for a private charter weeklong charter with customizable activities including diving, hiking, beachside picnic lunches and dinners, an onboard salon and many more amazing features.
• Perfect adventure travel experience for families and friends alike.
Starting at $27,600 - $37,200 for 7 days with 8 guests | Please inquire with specific dates and number of guests
• All meals and snacks aboard
• All excursions and activities including equipment for water activities and diving
• Return airport transfers
• Marine park fees
• Travel assistance
• All guest costs made on land except for organized meals
• Wine and spirits (available at extra change or for all-inclusive package)
• Diving course tuition
• Crew gratuity
Experience Indonesia - Diverse wildlife, crystal clear waters, beautiful islands to explore and peaks to climb, and some of the best diving opportunities in the entire world. From May to September, Tiger Blue spends her days sailing the turquoise waters of Komodo National Park just off the western tip of Flores. In October or November, as the weather changes, the yacht relocates to Raja Ampat, a stunning archipelago comprised of hundreds of jungle clad islands.
• Option 1 | International flight to Bali. Local flight to Labuan Bajo - Local flight time is 1 hour 15 minutes using GARUDA, LION AIR or TRANSNUSA
• Option 2 | International flight to Jakarta. Local flight to Labuan Bajo - Local flight time is 5 hours 15 minutes using airlines or LION AIR
RAJA AMPAT ITINERARY
• Option 1 | International flight to Bali. Local flight to Sorong via Makassar - Local flight time is 4 hours to 30 minutes using airlines GARUDA
• Option 2 | Internaitonal flights to Jakarta. Local flight to Sorong - Local flight time 4 hours using EXPRESS AIR or NAM AIR
Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.
The dry season in Indonesia spans from May to September and this is the most popular time to visit Indonesia. Wet season is between October & April, with rainfall occurring in short, heavy bursts. There are some regional exceptions and north Sulawesi experiences some rain in June & July. Temperatures remain fairly constant year round with averages of 28°C throughout the region. The islands of Nusa Tenggara, including Lombok & the Gilis, Flores & Sumba, typically experience dry season between April and September with plenty of sunshine and blue skies. These months are an ideal time to travel if you are planning to climb Mt Rinjani or dive off the coast of Lombok, the Gili islands and in the Komodo National Park. Wet season falls between October and March, with November, December and January seeing the most rainfall.
Tigar Blue team will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Please note, wine and spirits are not included in the provisioning package, but your crew can assist you in purchasing your desired beverages for your group.
Dietary Restrictions: It is important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
Recommended $300 – $600 in spending money depending on spending habits.
Additional food and beverages including alcohol.
All expenses on shore including meals and drinks.
Flights and transportation to and from the marina location.
Tipping captain and crew is welcomed, 10-15% is customary in the industry
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
Meet Komodo dragons, manta rays and turtles, dive through canyons and chimneys, and enjoy spectacular sunsets as majestic sea eagles soar overhead. Just a short flight from Bali, Komodo National Park is located off the west coast of Flores and consists of the three large islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinca as well as 26 smaller ones which are only accessible by boat. Home to the world's largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, the islands are recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offer world-class diving and snorkeling as well as beautiful pink and sand beaches.
Highlights of Komodo
Komodo Dragons - Listed as vulnerable on the IUCH list of threatened species, Komodo monitor lizards can grow up to 3m in length. Hunting in groups, they can bring down prey as large as deer. A trek accompanied by a local park ranger presents the best opportunity to spot dragons in the wild as well learning about its hunting habits and territory.
Incredible Marine Life
You really don't need to be a driver to enjoy Komodo's plentiful marine life - there are plenty of shallow reefs which are ideal for exploring with snorkel and fins. Underwater scenery ranges from coral gardens to wall dives to pinnacles and open ocean dives. Manta and Eagle rays, giant trevally, barracudea and dogtooth tuna are common sights.
Pink Beach - Pink Beach is just one of the many beaches where you can stop off and relax - the pink hue to the beach is caused by the high quality of organ pipe coral growing on the surrounding reefs, which breaks off and washes up on the shore. Explore further afield to discover deserted beaches for lunchtime picnics or sunset barbecues and cocktails.
DAY ONE | Labuan Bajo - Tiger Blue will be moored 20 minutes from the airport, making your transfer by car and tender an easy journey. Sail to Sabayor Kecil, keeping an eye out for dolphins, which love to swim alongside the bow. Dive or snorkel around the coral reef, full of colorful fish, sponges, Napolean wrasse, groupers and the odd stingray. Or enjoy the water from above, kayaking, waterskiing, kneeboarding or fishing. Later, relax on board with a good book of film before a leisurely supper.
DAY TWO | Rinca & Manta Point - Early morning sail to Rinca. After a light breakfast, take the tender to the shore to see the famous Komodo Dragons. Accompanied by a park ranger, explore the giant lizard's habitat on food and learn about its hunting habits. The island is home to about 2,500 dragons as well as monkeys, Sunda deer, wild pigs and jungle fowl, so there is plenty to see on the trail. Rejoin the boat and enjoy lunch while sailing for a couple hours to Karang Makassar. Stop by Manta Point, a feeding ground for manta rays and one of the top diving and snorkeling spots in the park. On this relaxed drift dive, watch the mantas open, feeding on plankton. Enjoy a second dive at Batu Balong, a massive underwater rock with pinnacles and rifts surrounding by grey reef and white tip sharks, giant trevallies emperor fish.
DAY THREE | Mauan & Kode
DAY FOUR | BBQ & SUNSET COCKTAILS ON A SECRET BEACH - Spend a lazy or an active day, as your mood dictates. A climb up Padar’s verdant slopes will yield spectacular views across the park landscape and the island’s four bays, fringed with grey or white sand. Resident wildlife includes sea eagles, deer and goats. Successful anglers will be rewarded with melt-in-the-mouth sashimi or ceviche prepared by the chef. Under the water, Pillarsteen has four large pinnacles covered in soft corals, as well as canyons, caves, swim-throughs and chimneys. Watch out for the brightly coloured red and purple fire urchins. As the sun begins to disappear over the horizon, catch the tender to a secret beach for refreshing cocktails and a BBQ. Overnight in Padar.
DAY FIVE | PANTAI MERAH (Pink Beach) - Sail for a couple of hours in the morning to Pink Beach. The sand has a soft pink hue, tinged by the high quantity of organ pipe coral growing on the surrounding reefs, which breaks off and washes up on shore. While other corals normally fade, this retains its bright red colour and mixes with the usual white sand. Enjoy freshly-caught fish for lunch. Snorkel or dive looking out for macro sealife such as blue-ribbon eels and crocodile fish. A night dive here is world-class, full of colorful basket stars, bobtail squid and spanish dancers. Overnight at Pink Beach.
DAY SIX | Tropical Birds - A day of downtime. Take a leisurely walk along the beach and discover the local tropical birds. Keep your eyes peeled for orange-footed scrubfowl, helmeted friarbirds and the critically endangered lesser sulpher crested cockatoo. Enjoy a BBQ on the beach for lunch, cooking up freshly caught fish. If you are still raring to go, the crew will be happy to oblige - opportunities to snorkel, dive, hike, kayak, waterski or fish are only a question away throughout the cruise
DAY SEVEN | Crystal Rock & Castle Rock - Crystal Rock and Castle Rock are only 300m apart yet both are superb dive sites in their own right. The two submerged pinnacles are also accessible for snorkellers, offering the chance to see eagle rays, white tip, black tip and grey reef sharks, huge schools of snappers and fusiliers, batfish and Napoleon wrasse. Enjoy a cool beer or a freshly- made lemon and soda before your final supper on board - a traditional Indonesian feast comprised of many small dishes with bold flavours, sweet or spicy sauces and plenty of rice. Overnight sail to Labuan Bajo.
Located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head peninsula on the island of New Guinea in Indonesia’s West Papua province. Raja Ampat is an archipelago comprising more than 1,500 small islands, cays and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo. These islands are incredibly remote and almost undisturbed by humans. They are best known for their amazing diversity of marine life with perhaps the richest coral reef ecosystems in the world. They are renowned for excellent diving, snorkelling, kayaking, bird watching and stunning views.
Tiger Blue is a traditional 34m timber phinisi yacht which sails around the stunning islands of Eastern Indonesia. Designed with families and groups of friends in mind, a journey on Tiger Blue is guaranteed to be packed with unforgettable moments whether it be searching for dragons on Komodo, spotting birds of paradise in West Papua or snorkeling with giant manta rays over the coral gardens of Raja Ampat. In addition to the large dining table, the main deck features two double daybeds as well as a chill out area at the rear of the boat. On the upper deck you can kick back on our sunloungers, taking in the spectacular views whilst enjoying the sunshine and perhaps a good book.
Explore photos from our past journeys