Offering both small group and private charter cruises for up to 14 guests, Aliikai is a 131-foot wooden phinisi liveaboard built in South Sulawesi. This majestic vessel offers wonderful, customized adventures for couples and families seeking to explore Indonesia’s astonishing diversity of nature, wildlife and scenery both above and below the water.
Life On Board
Aboard Aliikai, you will find seven generously sized cabins spread over three decks, a choice of indoor and outdoor living and dining areas, as well as a dive center with diving equipment, Nitrox, snorkeling gear, and a camera/photography station. The social hub of the boat is the spacious lounge, bar and indoor dining area, which extends onto the main front deck offering alfresco dining.
There is also a vast 60-square-meter sky deck, which is the perfect spot for sunbathing or stargazing, a relaxation sundeck at the stern, and a dedicated ‘zen’ area on the roof designed for yoga practice and meditation. Other facilities include audio and video equipment, two kayaks, two standup paddle boards, a wakeboard, two speedboats and some beach games.
From the kitchen-galley, the on-board chef will keep you well fed with delicious, freshly cooked local and Western dishes served buffet style in the dining area. You will also have the option of dining alfresco on the main deck against the glorious backdrop of islands and volcanoes. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated, and snacks and beverages are available all day long.
As a fitting tribute to Aliikai’s immersive cultural voyages, the vessel is tastefully adorned with carefully selected items collected from previous voyages and the region’s rich history.
A dedicated crew of 12, together with an expedition leader, will cater to all your needs, creating remarkable experiences and lifelong memories as you journey through the breathtaking beauty of the Indonesian archipelago in comfort and style. The team will ensure that you and your family and friends are well-looked after, not only on board and on land, but also on and under the water.
A range of activities for all ages provides the opportunity to discover the spectacular landscapes, seascapes and wildlife of Indonesia’s eastern islands. Encounter Komodo dragons in their natural habitat. Explore the historical and magical spice islands, hike at sunrise to dazzling viewpoints, take the kayaks or paddle boards and go bird watching.
Climb volcanoes, swim with giant manta rays, dive or snorkel through the underwater kingdoms of Raja Ampat and the Flores Sea, or witness the hammerhead shark migration in the Banda sea. Yours to command, Aliikai will take you on a journey to the rarely-seen marvels of the vast and wild Indonesian archipelago.
This is much more than just a cruise; it is a supreme experience that will fully immerse you within glorious nature and culture.
Suites & Cabins
Lower Deck Stateroom
Rich in character and cultural décor, two of the three Lower Deck staterooms, Abui and Dayak, are suitable for double occupancy in queen beds, each featuring one of the hull's delightful tapered wooden walls complete with ocean views from porthole windows. Both are fitted with ensuite bathrooms, wardrobes, and remote AC.
Lower Deck Family Stateroom
One of three lower deck staterooms, the Family suite Asmat is similarly equipped with porthole windows, private bathroom, air-conditioning and ample storage space. Located at the bow, this cabin has a unique shape allowing an additional sofa that can be transformed into a single bed – ideal for children – allowing for triple occupancy.
Upper Deck Stateroom
With large windows and a privileged position on the Upper Deck, the bright and airy Upper Deck Staterooms Savu and Koon afford beautiful seascape views and boast king-size beds that can be converted into two singles separated by a wooden divider if desired. Both feature ensuite bathrooms, wardrobes, and remote AC.
Bathed in light and boasting incredible sea views right from your king-size bed (which can be split into two singles if desired), Aliikai has two remarkable master suites, rightly worthy of the 'Owners' moniker. Both are located at the aft of the vessel, Kei on the Upper and Fam on the Main Deck, and each features panoramic picture windows and a floor-to-ceiling sliding door leading onto a large rear-facing private terrace.