The 128-ft Adelaar Liveaboard is a beautiful old Dutch Schooner with an extraordinary history of adventure and global circumnavigation spanning more than a century. Built in Holland in 1902, she has been sailing the Indonesian archipelago since 1994. In 2011, she was given an exquisite upgrade befitting a classic super-yacht. Accommodating just eight guests for dive cruises coupled with land excursions, she blends old-world romance and power with impeccable modern standards.
Sleeping On Board
Adelaar’s four splendid teak and marble staterooms are the epitome of quality and supreme comfort. All are located on the Lower Deck, and all are air-conditioned with state-of-the-art, on-demand movie and music entertainment systems. The spacious Master Stateroom is fitted with generously high ceilings, a queen-size bed, sofa and two desks, as well as abundant closets and drawer space.
Two of the other staterooms (numbered 2 & 3) include desks, double beds and convertible couches should you prefer twin occupancy, while the third (number 4) costs a little less, featuring a slightly smaller bed and lacks the couch and desk. Each en-suite bathroom is equipped with a JETS vacuum toilet, Kohler wash basin and Grohe hot water shower. Branded amenities include calming shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
Dining On Board
On-board cuisine combines the flavors of traditional Indonesian favorites with classic Western dishes, prepared on board from the freshest ingredients. The air-conditioned dining room has large windows, which provide panoramic views of Indonesia’s vivid landscapes. Sometimes, meals are served in the salon or, weather permitting, up on the deck under the stars.
Relaxing On Board
A large table and long comfortable couches situated under an expansive sun awning, make the Main Deck the ultimate spot for gazing at the passing scenery while kicking back after diving, or reading a good book from the ship’s well-stocked library selection. The Forward Deck is fitted with comfortable cushions for relaxing and sunbathing. The cozy main salon is located below deck; here, you can chill out on the sofa, challenge someone to a game of chess at the games table, or listen to music via the ship’s audio streaming system.
Adelaar’s crew consists of 11 Indonesian seamen, a Western Cruise Manager / PADI Dive Instructor, and a Divemaster. They all are all highly experienced, with a passion for Indonesia and the sea. These considerate, friendly people work tirelessly to ensure that the cruises run smoothly. The captain and crew will welcome you at the upper deck bridge area where you can observe them at work and take a turn at navigating or steering the ship.
Besides scuba diving, you can enjoy snorkeling, island excursions to meet the local people, bird watching and wildlife spotting, trekking, sea kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, wakeboarding and waterskiing, coupled with dramatic scenery.
An Adelaar Cruise will take you to the best dive sites and places to see within the Komodo National Park, the Alors, the Forgotten Islands, and the Banda Sea. Several times a year, guests will get the chance to learn about manta rays and whale sharks on special marine conservation cruises.