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Aliikai

A wooden phinisi liveaboard exploring exotic eastern Indonesian islands in spacious, private comfort.

Overview

Offering both small group and private charter cruises for up to 15 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.

The Experience

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 in glorious nature and culture.

Itineraries & Prices

All itineraries are subject to change due to seasonal weather conditions (and resultant variations in river and tributary water levels) affecting accessibility to locations. Thus navigation routes, times and excursions may need to be modified at the cruise captain’s or your guide's discretion.

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6-Day June-Sept
7-Day Nov-April
8-Day June-Sept
8-Day June-Sept
8-Day Nov-April
8-Day Oct
8-Day Sept-Nov
10-Day Nov-April
10-Day Nov-April
12-Day Nov-April
12-Day Nov-April
13-Day Sept-Nov

6 Day - Komodo

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Welcome onboard the Aliikai! We depart Labuan Bajo to Sebayur Besar and Sebayar Kecil. The remainder of the day is reserved for diving or snorkeling the sights surrounding the islands, beach time, and trekking - if the tide allows.  

PM: Return to the boat for a delicious al fresco dinner under the stars.

Aliikai's 6-Day Komodo - Day 1 - Sailing
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
1 / 6

Gili Banta

AM: Wake to Indonesia's beautiful seascapes. After a relaxing morning and delicious breakfast, we will start our full day of exploring Gili Banta. Our signature beach setup will be waiting for a day of barefoot adventures including diving into some of the amazing sites surrounding the island. 

PM: This evening is a special treat to enjoy sundowners and a delicious beach bbq.

Aliikai's 6-Day Komodo - Day 2 - Clear Water
Location
Komodo National Park
Day
2 / 6

Gili Lawa Darat & Laut

AM: Today is dedicated to the islands of Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut. 

After a hearty breakfast onboard, we'll head ashore to hike to the lookout for postcard-perfect views of the bay. The rest of the day is yours - relaxing beach time, kayaking, SUP, snorkeling, or diving at one of the fantastic sites surrounding the islands. 

PM: Lunch and dinner will be served onboard.

Aliikai's 6-Day Komodo - Day 3 - Movie Night On Board
Location
Komodo National Park
Day
3 / 6

Manta Point, Karang Makassar & Padar

AM: After breakfast on board, we head out to Manta Point and Karang Makassar. Spend the morning snorkeling or diving with the majestic Manta Rays followed by Karang Makassar, a sandbar surrounded by beautiful turquoise water. 

Lunch will be served on board as we sail to Padar Island. 

PM: This afternoon we stretch our legs as we trek to the top of Padar Island for a scenic view of the surrounding islands. Afterward, we will have time to snorkel or dive. 

Enjoy an alfresco dinner that will be served on board.

Aliikai's 6-Day Komodo - Day 4 - Diving
Location
Komodo National Park
Day
4 / 6

Pink Beach, Rinca & Kalong

AM: After a relaxing breakfast on the deck, we will step ashore on Pink Beach where we will have time to enjoy relaxing beach time, kayak, SUP, snorkel, and diving. 

PM: We will return to the boat for a delicious lunch on board as we set sail to Rinca Island to view the Komodo Dragons. After a short briefing with a park ranger, we will see the dragons in their natural habitat. Afterward, we will return to the boat for dinner and sundowners near Kalong Island.

Aliikai's 6-Day Komodo - Day 5 - Komodo Dragon
Location
Komodo National Park
Day
5 / 6

Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast onboard, the crew will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

Aliikai's 6-Day Komodo - Day 6 - Clear Beach in Komodo National Park
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
6 / 6
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7 Day - Raja Ampat

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Upon arrival at the Sorong airport, you will be met by Aliikai Voyages and transferred to the harbor, at approx. 20 - minute drive. You’ll have to settle in before we depart Sorong to cruise onward to the islands of Raja Ampat.

PM: Lunch will be served on deck. If time allows, we will stop for snorkeling or try a check dive before serving sundowners to the backdrop of a magnificent sunset. Tonight dinner will be served under the stars.

Aliikai - Raja Ampat - Day 1
Location
Sorong
Day
1 / 7

Kri Peninsula

AM & PM: This morning, you’ll awake to the calls of tropical birds as they, too, are preparing for their day. Mioskon Bay is a spectacular spot where you can snorkel in the mangroves or kayak on mirrored waters along the verdant coastline. Famed for its fish life and coral slopes, the Kripeninsula offers some of the most exquisite underwater vistas in Raja Ampat. Nearby, the island of Mansuar is home to a village where you can head ashore for a glimpse of local culture.

Aliikai - Raja Ampat - Day 2
Location
Kri Peninsula
Day
2 / 7

The Passage

AM & PM: Rise at dawn for the best chance of spotting a rare Red Bird of paradise. Your cruise director, Arie, will accompany us on our jungle hike to the bird-watching platform, where we will have the opportunity to view these elusive birds and other aviary species. After breakfast, we will have time to take in the statuesque mushroom islands of Kabui Bay. These islands mark the entrance to a narrow water channel in which strong currents run with each tide, forming a saltwater river with plentiful coral and fish life.

Aliikai - Raja Ampat - Day 3
Location
The Passage
Day
3 / 7

Penemu Island

AM & PM: Today we explore the beautiful Penemu Islands - a cluster of rocky limestone domes draped in lush vegetation. These islets encircle a shallow bay and a walking trail that winds around the rocky hills to a lookout offering a panoramic view of the outlying islands and the ocean beyond. Nearby lies some of the most outstanding snorkeling and diving sites in the area. These nutrient-rich waters are home to a wide array of marine life and intricate coral gardens, including sea turtles, manta rays, and large schools of game fish.

Aliikai - Raja Ampat - Day 4
Location
Penemu Island
Day
4 / 7

Wayag

AM & PM: The Wayag Islands are an interminable maze of lush green peaks rising from multi-hued azure water - the quintessential landscape of Raja Ampat. Wayag offers a spectacular backdrop for watersports and beach time. Climb the island peak for a panoramic view of turquoise waterways or the ultimate downtime on one of the deserted beaches. Both are ideal spots to view the sun melt into the horizon.

Aliikai - Raja Ampat - Day 5
Location
Wayag
Day
5 / 7

Wofoh

AM & PM: Today we anchor in Wofoh, two islands connected by a shallow reef, the idyllic spot for beachcombing, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Wofoh is also home to a magnificent coral wall that plunges into the crystal blue water offering stunning views of brightly colored sealife darting between barrel sponges and multicolored soft and hard corals.

Aliikai - Raja Ampat - Day 6
Location
Wofoh
Day
6 / 7

Disembarkation

AM: After a final decadent breakfast on the deck, our crew will assist you in disembarking Aliikai and transfer you back to the airport to catch your flight home.

This is only a sample itinerary that may change due to weather, sea conditions or by instruction of the captain to ensure the security of its passengers and crew members.

Aliikai - Raja Ampat - Day 7
Location
Sorong
Day
7 / 7
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8 Day - Whaleshark-Komodo

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Welcome onboard Aliikai Voyage. We start our first day of the cruise exploring the bay of Bima with our crew member Yudi who is originally from here. Local villages and activities will be on the schedule for this first day. Our crew will be hoisting the anchor mid of this afternoon heading east to the islands of Moyo.

PM: Enjoy your first sunset aboard with one of our signature cocktails.

Aliikai - Whaleshark-Komodo - Day 1
Location
Bima
Day
1 / 8

Moyo Island

AM: At dawn, the first sights of Moyo island will appear. The morning will be dedicated to water activities exploring the underwater world of Moyo by snorkeling or diving. Kayaks & Stand Up paddle excursion will also be on the menu.

PM: The rest of the day will be spent exploring the island in search of hidden jungle waterfalls. Come back to the boat for another sunset aboard Aliikai Voyage facing Mt Rinjani on the nearby island of Lombok

Aliikai - Whaleshark-Komodo - Day 2
Location
Moyo Island
Day
2 / 8

Saleh Bay & Satonda

AM: After a short overnight sail, we wake up in Saleh Bay, where whale sharks are often spotted. We will have an up-close encounter with the gentle giants when we dive near fisherman’s platforms. It is a lifetime experience for children and those young at heart!

PM: After this lifetime experience, we are sailing north towards Satonda Island. Satonda Island is an ancient volcano and has a saltwater lake in the middle of the island where you can swim, kayak, or do some stand-up paddleboard.

Aliikai - Whaleshark-Komodo - Day 3
Location
Satonda
Day
3 / 8

Sangeang

AM: Today we awake to the view of the towering Sangeang volcano, located off the coast of Sumbawa. Today we explore the island where we will view local shipwrights’ handcraft traditional boats with simple tools and traditional techniques passed down through generations.

PM: This afternoon you have the choice of hiking a rugged volcano or exploring one of the nearby reefs. Hot Rock Reef, suitable for both snorkeling/diving, emits hot gas bubbles up through fissures - a unique underwater experience. We turn to the boat to enjoy dinner and sail to Gili Banta.

Aliikai - Whaleshark-Komodo - Day 4
Location
Sangeang
Day
4 / 8

Gili Banta

AM: Today we devote the date to exploring and relaxing at Gili Banta. Our crew will set our signature beach camp on a white and pink sand deserted beach where you will enjoy idyllic beach time and water activities. It is the perfect place to try water skiing or snorkeling in the nearby reef.

PM: The day concludes with a beach dinner of grilled fish and other delicacies accompanied by a magnificent sunset

Aliikai - Whaleshark-Komodo - Day 5
Location
Pink Beach
Day
5 / 8

Gili Lawa Darat & Gili Lawa Laut

AM: Welcome to the world-famous Komodo National Park! Today we explore the northern side of the park near the islands of Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut. Home to some of the best dive sites in Indonesia, you will encounter trevally groupers, sweetlips, barracudas, and white-tip reef sharks.

PM: Before sunset, we hike to a ridge to enjoy a spectacular panorama from where we can admire the entire bay and its turquoise waters.

Aliikai - Whaleshark-Komodo - Day 6
Location
Komodo
Day
6 / 8

Manta Point & Rinca

AM: This morning we head out to Makassar Reef, better known as Manta Point, where you have an opportunity to swim with the graceful Manta rays. Makassar Reef is a long shallow reef located between the island of Komodo and Tatawa Besar, where the current carries plankton-rich water, the perfect feast for the Mantas.

PM: After lunch, we sail to Rinca Island, where we will spend a few hours trekking the island in search of the legendary Komodo dragons. A local ranger will explain its unique role in the ecosystem and how it came to reside in this part of the world. As dusk sets, we will cruise to Pulau Kalong, where thousands of bats live in the mangrove during the day. As the sun goes down, you will hear the entire island coming to life before they all take the skies heading to Flores Island in search of fruits. A true nature spectacle.

Aliikai - Whaleshark-Komodo - Day 7
Location
Rinca
Day
7 / 8

Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast onboard, the crew will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

This is only a sample itinerary that may change due to weather, sea conditions, or by instruction of the captain to ensure the security of its passengers and crew members

Aliikai - Whaleshark-Komodo - Day 8
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
8 / 8
1 / 8

8 Day - Komodo-Whaleshark

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Welcome onboard the Aliikai! We depart Labuan Bajo to Sebayur Besar and Sebayar Kecil. The remainder of the day is reserved for diving or snorkeling the sights surrounding the islands, beach time, and trekking - if the tide allows.  

PM: Return to the boat for a delicious al fresco dinner under the stars.

Aliikai - Komodo-Whaleshark - Day 1
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
1 / 8

Rinca & Manta Point

AM: This morning, we set foot on the island of Rinca where we will spend a few hours trekking the island in search of the legendary Komodo dragons. A local ranger will explain its unique role in the ecosystem and how it came to reside in this part of the world. We will come back to the boat for a short sail towards Makassar Reef, better known as Manta Point, where you have an opportunity to swim with the graceful Manta rays. Makassar Reef is a long shallow reef located between the island of Komodo and Tatawa Besar, where the current carries plankton-rich water, the perfect feast for the Mantas.

PM: The rest of the day will be spent exploring the nearby area.

Aliikai - Komodo-Whaleshark - Day 2
Location
Rinca
Day
2 / 8

Gili Lawa Darat & Gili Lawa Laut

AM: Welcome to the world-famous Komodo National Park! Today we explore the northern side of the park near the islands of Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut. Home to some of the best dive sites in Indonesia, you will encounter trevally groupers, sweetlips, barracudas, and white-tip reef sharks.

PM: Before sunset, we hike to a ridge to enjoy a spectacular panorama from where we can admire the entire bay and its turquoise waters.

Aliikai - Komodo-Whaleshark - Day 3
Location
Komodo
Day
3 / 8

Gili Banta

AM: Today we devote the date to exploring and relaxing at Gili Banta. Our crew will set our signature beach camp on a white and pink sand deserted beach where you will enjoy idyllic beach time and water activities. It is the perfect place to try water skiing or snorkeling nearby reef.

PM: The day concludes with a beach dinner of grilled fish and other delicacies accompanied by a magnificent sunset.

Aliikai - Komodo-Whaleshark - Day 4
Location
Gili Banta
Day
4 / 8

Sangeang

AM: Today we awake to the view of the towering Sangeang volcano, located off the coast of Sumbawa. Today we explore the island where we will view local shipwrights’ handcraft traditional boats with simple tools and traditional techniques passed down through generations.

PM: This afternoon you have the choice of hiking a rugged volcano or exploring one of the nearby reefs. Hot Rock Reef, suitable for both snorkeling/diving, emits hot gas bubbles up through fissures - a unique underwater experience.

Aliikai - Komodo-Whaleshark - Day 5
Location
Pink Beach
Day
5 / 8

Moyo Island

AM: At dawn, the first sights of Moyo island will be visible. The morning will be dedicated to water activities exploring the underwater world of Moyo by snorkeling or diving. Kayaks & Stand Up paddle excursion will also be on the menu.

PM: The rest of the day will be spent exploring the island in search of hidden jungle waterfalls. Come back to the boat for another sunset aboard the Aliikai Voyage facing Mt Rinjani on the nearby island of Lombok.

Aliikai - Komodo-Whaleshark - Day 6
Location
Moyo Island
Day
6 / 8

Saleh Bay & Satonda

AM: After a short overnight sail, we wake up in Saleh Bay, where whale sharks are often spotted. We will have an up-close encounter with the gentle giants when we dive near fisherman’s platforms. It is a lifetime experience for children and those young at heart!

PM: After this lifetime experience, we are sailing north towards Satonda Island. Satonda Island is an ancient volcano and has a saltwater lake in the middle of the island where you can swim, kayak, or do some stand-up paddle board.

Aliikai - Komodo-Whaleshark - Day 7
Location
Satonda
Day
7 / 8

Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast onboard, the crew will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

This is only a sample itinerary that may change due to weather, sea conditions, or by instruction of the captain to ensure the security of its passengers and crew members

Aliikai - Komodo-Whaleshark - Day 8
Location
Bima
Day
8 / 8
1 / 8

8 Day - Raja Ampat North & Central

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Upon arrival at the Sorong airport, you will be met by Aliikai Voyages and transferred to the harbor, at approx. 20 - minute drive. You’ll have to settle in before we depart Sorong to cruise onward to the islands of Raja Ampat.

PM: Lunch will be served on deck. If time allows, we will stop for snorkeling or try a check dive before serving sundowners to the backdrop of a magnificent sunset. Tonight dinner will be served under the stars.

Aliikai's 8-Day North Raja Ampat - Day 1 - Raja Ampat
Location
Sorong
Day
1 / 8

Kri Peninsula

AM & PM: This morning, you’ll awake to the calls of tropical birds as they, too, are preparing for their day. Mioskon Bay is a spectacular spot where you can snorkel in the mangroves or kayak on mirrored waters along the verdant coastline. Famed for its fish life and coral slopes, the Kripeninsula offers some of the most exquisite underwater vistas in Raja Ampat. Nearby, the island of Mansuar is home to a village where you can head ashore for a glimpse of local culture.

Aliikai's 8-Day North Raja Ampat - Day 2 - Diving in Raja Ampat
Location
Kri Peninsula
Day
2 / 8

The Passage

AM & PM: Rise at dawn for the best chance of spotting a rare Red Bird of paradise. Your cruise director, Arie, will accompany us on our jungle hike to the bird-watching platform, where we will have the opportunity to view these elusive birds and other aviary species. After breakfast, we will have time to take in the statuesque mushroom islands of Kabui Bay. These islands mark the entrance to a narrow water channel in which strong currents run with each tide, forming a saltwater river with plentiful coral and fish life.

Aliikai's 8-Day North Raja Ampat - Day 3 - Boat Drone View At Night
Location
The Passage
Day
3 / 8

Penemu Island

AM & PM: Today we explore the beautiful Penemu Islands - a cluster of rocky limestone domes draped in lush vegetation. These islets encircle a shallow bay and a walking trail that winds around the rocky hills to a lookout offering a panoramic view of the outlying islands and the ocean beyond. Nearby lies some of the most outstanding snorkeling and diving sites in the area. These nutrient-rich waters are home to a wide array of marine life and intricate coral gardens, including sea turtles, manta rays, and large schools of game fish.

Aliikai's 8-Day North Raja Ampat - Day 4 - Tender Returning at Sunset
Location
Penemu
Day
4 / 8

Wayag

AM & PM: The Wayag Islands are an interminable maze of lush green peaks rising from multi-hued azure water - the quintessential landscape of Raja Ampat. Wayag offers a spectacular backdrop for watersports and beach time. Climb the island peak for a panoramic view of turquoise waterways or the ultimate downtime on one of the deserted beaches. Both are ideal spots to view the sun melt into the horizon.

Aliikai's 8-Day North Raja Ampat - Day 5 - Raja Ampat
Location
Wayag
Day
5 / 8

Wofoh

AM & PM: Today we anchor in Wofoh, two islands connected by a shallow reef, the idyllic spot for beachcombing, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Wofoh is also home to a magnificent coral wall that plunges into the crystal blue water offering stunning views of brightly colored sealife darting between barrel sponges and multicolored soft and hard corals.

Aliikai's 8-Day North Raja Ampat - Day 6 - Diving Tanks
Location
Wofoh
Day
6 / 8

Arborek & Mansuar

AM: Today we explore the waters near Arborek Island, where majestic Manta Rays gather to feast on the plankton-rich waters carried on the tidal surges from the Dampier Strait. We will spend time diving or snorkeling over the sandy bottom while keeping a lookout for gliding mantas feasting in a wonderous and elegant underwater ballet.

PM: After a delicious lunch on board, we head ashore to explore Arborek village, one of only 18 small villages found throughout Raja Ampat.

Aliikai's 8-Day North Raja Ampat - Day 7 - Kayaking
Location
Arborek
Day
7 / 8

Disembarkation

AM: After a final decadent breakfast on the deck, our crew will assist you in disembarking Aliikai and transfer you back to the airport to catch your flight home.

This is only a sample itinerary that may change due to weather, sea conditions, or by instruction of the captain to ensure the security of its passengers and crew members.

Aliikai's 8-Day North Raja Ampat - Day 8 - Dinner On Beach