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Aqua Blu

With 5 decks and 15 lavish suites, this former British Naval Explorer blends history and luxury.

Overview

A former British Naval Explorer, Aqua Blu is a luxurious expedition-class yacht, inviting you to explore Indonesia’s most prized destinations in accordance with the seasons. Having recently undergone a lavish upgrade, her 15 individually-designed sea-facing suites – in three cabin categories – marry contemporary style with her rich heritage. Aqua Blu also features a sun deck, indoor lounge & bar, spa, gym and an outdoor jacuzzi.

Life On Board

From its elevated vantage point, the Sun Deck offers spectacular 360-degree views of Indonesia’s infinite seascapes, lush jungles and mountain scenery. The deck is equipped with a barbecue and outdoor seating with umbrellas and wraparound lounge sofas, making it the perfect spot for sunrise yoga, sunset cocktails or night stargazing. An enticing jacuzzi is flanked by plush daybeds for sunbathing, and there is also an on-board gym, and a spa where you can indulge in a Balinese massage administered by a resident therapist. Relish refined Indonesian-inspired cuisine including the freshest seafood in the stylish dining room as well as convivial alfresco barbecues and relaxed outdoor meals. At the end of the day, share stories of marine sightings in the Sky Lounge Bar, or read or watch a movie in the Library & TV Room.

Water-Sports

Aqua Blu carries a comprehensive selection of top-of-the-line, non-motorized water-sport equipment, including diving and snorkeling gear, kayaks, stand-up paddle-boards, and two high-powered tenders for sea excursions.

Luxurious Experience

Modern luxury meets naval heritage on the 198-foot Aqua Blu Yacht, her capacious spaces providing a wonderfully relaxed environment. Here, soothing palettes of grays and neutrals are accessorized with brass fixtures, stone tabletops, light wood finishes, original oak parquet floors and plush carpeting. A sense of place is celebrated with antique etchings of the Spice Islands and vintage maps of eastern Indonesia, while customized plate-ware and porcelain is inspired by the sketches of Alfred Russel Wallace – the 19th century British naturalist and co-founder of the theory of evolution. Roomy bathrooms are provided with a generous array of amenities made with natural ingredients, as well as a reef-safe sunblock.

Safety & Comfort

Aqua Blu’s naval pedigree makes her a masterful vessel for navigating eastern Indonesia’s immense seas. With the highest international classifications (RINA, SOLAS, ISM) in safety, the vessel is equipped with Quantum Zero Speed stabilizers for optimal comfort.

Flexible & Exclusive Excursions

Unlocking access to Indonesia’s most intriguing destinations, and able to cover vast distances in a short span of time in any sea conditions, the Aqua Blu cruise will take you into the heart of the Coral Triangle, where you will encounter rare birds and wildlife, as well as unique cultures and age-old traditions on remote tropical islands. Here you can embark on water-based excursions, led by on-board certified dive guides, to the most bio-diverse coral reefs on the planet, catering to both certified divers and leisure snorkelers.

With a below-surface environment reminiscent of a living kaleidoscope, and above-surface views among the most stunning that you are likely to behold in a lifetime, an expedition through Indonesian waters on Aqua Blu promises to be a truly rewarding and luxurious experience.

Itineraries & Prices

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8 Day - Sorong to Sorong

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Embarkation

PM: EMBARKATION FROM SORONG

Arrive at Sorong to a warm welcome. Board Aqua Blu and cruise to Gam Island as the sun sets.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Sorong to Sorong - Day One
Location
Sorong
Day
1 / 8

Gam Island, Waisai & Kabui

AM: Awake to the beauty of Gam Island. Early morning trekking at Gam and Waisai.

PM: Tour Kabui and Karst in the afternoon on tenders orvisit a local village and bat cave on foot.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Sorong to Sorong - Day Two
Location
Gam Island
Day
2 / 8

Cape Kri, Arborek

AM: Rise in the morning to birdsong and explore the soft sandy coastline of Cape Krion foot before a short cruise to a dive site that holds the world record for species spotted in a single 90-minute dive.

PM: Continue with diving. Snorkeling is also highly rewarding. Sail to Arborek Island for dinner.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Sorong to Sorong - Day Three
Location
Cape Kri
Day
3 / 8

Pulau Wayag

AM: Watch the magnificence of Pulau Wayag’s limestone islets and lagoons unveil before your eyes as the sun rises. Climb to the top of Mount Pindito for a bird’s eye view of the stunning surroundings and attempt to spot rare birds of paradise.

PM: Making the lagoons and reefs your home for the day. Arrival at Aljui bay and round off with dinner by the sea.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Sorong to Sorong - Day Four
Location
Aljui Bay
Day
4 / 8

Aljui Bay & Pulau Pef

AM: Visit a pearl farm in Aljui Bay before cruising to Pulau Pef and Yangello.

PM: Snorkeling and watersports in the afternoon. Explore hidden lagoons and karst limestone islets aboard our tenders or kayaks. Arrive at Dayang Island for dinner.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Sorong to Sorong - Day Five - Private Dinner On Board
Location
Wayag
Day
5 / 8

Dayang Island

AM: Embark on a morning trek with our guides to look for birds of paradise in the lush forest.

PM: Dayang island is known for plenty of marine life, especially manta rays. Snorkeling is excellent at Wai along the bordering reef systems. For adventurous divers, explore the sunken wreckage of a WW2 P47D fighter plane and the beautiful reefs and sea-mounts of Tapok.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Sorong to Sorong - Day Six - Excursion
Location
Dayang Island
Day
6 / 8

Birie Island

AM: Arrival in Birie, a group of islands, bays and lagoons that lie just off the coast of north Batanta. Discover mangrove-fringed bays and plenty of wildlife en route to the spectacular waterfall in Batanta mainland is a must.

PM: Ship will cruise eastwards towards Sorong during dinner.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Sorong to Sorong - Day Seven
Location
Batanta
Day
7 / 8

Disembarkation

AM: DISEMBARKATION IN AMBON

Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast onboard in Sorong before your outbound flight.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Sorong to Sorong - Day Eight
Location
Sorong Harbour
Day
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8 Day - Bali to Komodo

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Embarkation

PM: EMBARKATION FROM BENOA

Arrive at Bali to a warm welcome. Board Aqua Blu and cruise to Moyo Island as the sun sets.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Bali to Komodo - Day One - Shark Sighting
Location
Benoa (Bali)
Day
1 / 8

Moyo Island

AM: Arrive in Moyo, a remote hilly island with a handful of fishing villages.

PM: Discover wildlife en route to the spectacular waterfall at the center of the island and snorkel at the shallow Angel Reefs for an unforgettable experience.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Bali to Komodo - Day Two - Skiff Ride
Location
Bali Sea
Day
2 / 8

Saleh Bay, Sumbawa

AM: Depart early in the morning for Saleh Bay.

PM: On arrival, prepare for an up-close encounter with friendly whale sharks while guided by Conservation International Rangers. In the evening, witness a dramatic flight of the fruit bats at Sattonda.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Bali to Komodo - Day Three - Diving
Location
Saleh Bay
Day
3 / 8

Gili Banta, West Komodo

AM: Enjoy a spectacular sunrise and breakfast with Sangeang volcano as the backdrop and arrive at Gili Banta, a remote haven for beach lovers, snorkelers and divers (dive sites such as Star Wars and K2 are among the world's best) alike. Or hike the Eastern Ridge for stunning views.

PM: In the afternoon, sail to nearby West Komodo to encounter Komodo Dragons in the wild.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Bali to Komodo - Day Four - Excursion on Tenders
Location
Komodo
Day
4 / 8

Lints Strait, Padar

AM: In the morning discover Linta Strait, a world-famous spot for drift snorkeling and diving. Large pelagics fish are very common as well as manta rays, giant trevallies and big school of barracuda.

PM: In the afternoon, arrive at the picturesque Padar Island. Hike up the savannah hill for iconic views before a sunset cocktail on the beach.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Bali to Komodo - Day Five - Sunset Skiff Ride
Location
Komodo
Day
5 / 8

Horseshoe Bay, Pink Beach

AM: After a morning sailing through a spectacular sea passage, arrive in Horseshoe Bay, a dramatic curvature of land that is the remains of an ancient volcano caldera.

PM: Visit sea eagles' and Komodo dragon’s favorite haunts aboard Aqua Blu's skiffs or choose to dive or swim.In the late afternoon, the iconic Pink Beach awaits. Trek, witness the flight of bats or visit the local village. Or simply relax on the beach.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Bali to Komodo - Day Six - Jungle Trekking
Location
Komodo
Day
6 / 8

Rinca, Gili Lawa Laut

AM: Discover Komodo National Park's largest Komodo Dragon population on land at Rinca before sailing to Gili Lawa Laut, an islet that features expansive beaches and shallow reefs for kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding.

PM: Diving and snorkeling spots that offer the chance to spot turtles.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Bali to Komodo - Day Seven - Swimming
Location
Komodo
Day
7 / 8

Disembarkation

AM: DISEMBARKATION IN LABUAN BAJO

Depart Gili Lawa Daut anchorage for Labuan Bajo and disembark for your outbound flight.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Bali to Komodo - Day Eight - Skiff Ride
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
8 / 8
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8 Day - Komodo to Bali

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Embarkation

PM: EMBARKATION IN LABUAN BAJO

Arrive at Labuan Bajo and board Aqua Blu.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Komodo to Bali Day One - Komodo Islands
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
1 / 8

Rinca, Gili Lawa Laut

AM: Discover Komodo National Park's largest Komodo Dragon population on land at Rinca before sailing to Gili Lawa Laut, an islet that features expansive beaches and shallow reefs for kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding.

PM: Diving and snorkeling spots that offer the chance to spot turtles.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Komodo to Bali Day Two - Komodo Park
Location
Komodo
Day
2 / 8

Horseshoe Bay, Pink Beach

AM: After a morning sailing through a spectacular sea passage, arrive in Horseshoe Bay, a dramatic curvature of land that is the remains of an ancient volcano caldera. Visit sea eagles' and Komodo dragon’s favorite haunts aboard Aqua Blu's skiffs or choose to dive or swim.

PM: In the late afternoon, the iconic Pink Beach awaits. Trek, witness the flight of bats or visit the local village. Or simply relax on the beach.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Komodo to Bali Day Three - Camping on Beach
Location
Komodo
Day
3 / 8

Lints Strait, Padar

AM: In the morning discover Lints Strait, a world-famous spot for drift snorkeling and diving. Large pelagics fish are very common as well as manta rays, giant trevallies and big school of barracuda.

PM: In the afternoon, arrive at the picturesque Padar Island. Hike up the savannah hill for iconic views before a sunset cocktail on the beach.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Komodo to Bali Day Four - Sting Ray
Location
Komodo
Day
4 / 8

Gili Banta, West Komodo

AM: Enjoy a spectacular sunrise and breakfast with Sangeang volcano as the backdrop and arrive at Gili Banta, a remote haven for beach lovers, snorkelers and divers (dive sites such as Star Wars and K2 are among the world's best) alike. Or hike the Eastern Ridge for stunning views.

PM: In the afternoon, sail to nearby West Komodo to encounter Komodo Dragons in the wild.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Komodo to Bali Day Five - Dinner Set Up On Board
Location
Komodo
Day
5 / 8

Saleh Bay, Sumbawa

AM: Depart early in the morning for Saleh Bay.

PM: On arrival, prepare for an up-close encounter with friendly whale sharks while guided by Conservation International Rangers. In the evening, witness a dramatic flight of the fruit bats at Sattonda.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Komodo to Bali Day Six - Trekking on Komodo Island
Location
Saleh Bay
Day
6 / 8

Moyo Island

AM: Arrive in Moyo, a remote hilly island with a handful of fishing villages.

PM: Discover wildlife en route to the spectacular waterfall at the center of the island and snorkel at the shallow Angel Reefs for an unforgettable experience.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Komodo to Bali Day Seven - Pink Beach
Location
Bali Sea
Day
7 / 8

Disembarkation

AM: DISEMBARKATION IN BENOA, BALI

Disembark for your outbound flight.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Komodo to Bali Day Eight - Excursion on Komodo Island
Location
Benoa (Bali)
Day
8 / 8
1 / 8

8 Day - Ambon & Spice Islands

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Embarkation

PM: EMBARKATION FROM AMBON

Arrive to a warm welcome in Ambon and board Aqua Blu at Laha Bay, a famous muck diving site. There are also opportunities for trekking and bird-watching inland.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Ambon & Spice Island - Day One
Location
Ambon
Day
1 / 8

Sarapua

AM: Early morning, depart for the island outpost of Saparua, sailing along the scenic north coast of Ambon. Disembark en route at the coastal town of Hila to explore the old Dutch fortification, Fort Amsterdam.

PM: Continue onto Sarapua, where a host of water activities await. Discover local pottery-making at Ouw village, visit a local market, see European relics, explore bird habitats or go diving before departing Sarapua for an overnight crossing to Banda Islands.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Ambon & Spice Island - Day Two
Location
Banda Sea
Day
2 / 8

Banda Island, Banda Neira

AM: Approach the Banda Islands as the sun rises, greeted by Kora-Kora war canoes as the boat enters the harbor.

PM: Stroll through history at the Dutch Fort Belgica on Banda Neira, once the most hotly contested island in the world in the 16th and 17th century, and learn about the colorful story of the Old World spice trade.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Ambon & Spice Island - Day Three
Location
Banda Sea
Day
3 / 8

Banda Neira, Gunung Api

AM: Spend the day exploring the oldest nutmeg plantations in the world, learning about the cultivation and history of the spice. Hike the active volcano of Gunung Banda Api.

PM: In this remote part of Indonesia, experience local life with traditions unchanged for decades before departing Banda Harbour at night.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Ambon & Spice Island - Day Four
Location
Banda Sea
Day
4 / 8

Pulau Manuk

AM: Savour a sunrise breakfast on board against the backdrop of 300-metre tall cliffs of Pulau Manuk, a volcanic island rising 3 kilometres from the seabed. This is a haven for fish-hunting birds, as well as sea snakes and reef sharks flocking to enjoy the area’s underwater thermal springs.

PM: After sundown, cruise northwards to Pulau Run, a historic island traded by the British for Manhattan in 1667.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Ambon & Spice Island - Day Five
Location
Banda Sea
Day
5 / 8

Pulau Run

AM: Arrive at Pulau Run, the westernmost of the Banda Islands, at sunrise. Swim, fish, snorkel and dive in the crystal-clear waters, or go on village tours, trekking and birding.

PM: After finding the ruins of an old British fort, arrive at a pristine beach where a cocktail party awaits. Later, board the ship for an overnight crossing to Nusa Laut.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Ambon & Spice Island - Day Six
Location
Banda Sea
Day
6 / 8

Nusa Laut, Molana

AM: On the north side of Nusa Laut, bike through the scenic fishing villages of Ameth and Akon. This is also home of the dugong, the Southeast Asian cousin of the American manatee and a vulnerable species.

PM: Cruise to Molana Island, a small but heavily forested island with fantastic reefs.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Ambon & Spice Island - Day Seven
Location
Banda Sea
Day
7 / 8

Disembarkation

AM: DISEMBARKATION IN AMBON

Awake to the bustle of Ambon and disembark after a sumptuous breakfast for your outbound flight.

Aqua Blu's 8-Day Ambon & Spice Island - Day Eight
Location
Ambon
Day
8 / 8
1 / 8

13 Day - Raja Ampat to Spice Islands

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Embarkation

PM: EMBARKATION FROM SORONG

Arrive at Sorong to a warm welcome. Board Aqua Blu and cruise to Gam Island as the sun sets

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Raja Ampat to Spice Island - Day One - Dutch Fort Belgica
Location
Sorong Harbour
Day
1 / 13

Birie Island

AM: Arrival in Birie, a group of islands, bays and lagoons that lie just off the coast of north Batanta. Discover mangrove-fringed bays and plenty of wildlife en route to the spectacular waterfall in Batanta mainland.

PM: Ship will cruise eastwards towards Sorong during dinner.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Raja Ampat to Spice Island - Day Two - Traditional Dance Performance
Location
Batanta
Day
2 / 13

Dayang Island

AM: Embark on a morning trek with our guides to look for birds of paradise in the lush forest. Dayang island is known for plenty of marine life, especially manta rays.

PM: Snorkeling is excellent at Wai along the bordering reef systems. For adventurous divers, explore the sunken wreckage of a WW2 P47D fighter plane and the beautiful reefs and sea-mounts of Tapok.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Raja Ampat to Spice Island - Day Three - Skiff Ride
Location
Batanta
Day
3 / 13

Aljui Bay & Pulau Pef

AM: Visit a pearl farm in Aljui Bay before cruising to Pulau Pef and Yangello for snorkeling and watersports in the afternoon.

PM: Explore hidden lagoons and karst limestone islets aboard our tenders or kayaks. Arrive at Dayang Island for dinner. 

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Raja Ampat to Spice Island - Day Four - Spice
Location
Gam Island
Day
4 / 13

Pulau Wayag

AM: Watch the magnificence of Pulau Wayag’s limestone islets and lagoons unveil before your eyes as the sun rises. Climb to the top of Mount Pindito for a bird’s eye view of the stunning surroundings and attempt to spot rare birds of paradise.

PM: Making the lagoons and reefs your home for the day. 

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Raja Ampat to Spice Island - Day Five - Pulau Wayag
Location
Wayag
Day
5 / 13

Penemu Islands

AM: Explore the mesmerizing terrains and lagoons of the Penumu Islands on a tender.

PM: Snorkel at Batu Burung (Melissa’s Garden) before ending the day at a pristine beach where a cocktail party awaits. Dinner onboard while cruising towards Arborek.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Raja Ampat to Spice Island - Day Six - Dinner Set Up On Board
Location
Gam Island
Day
6 / 13

One Thousand Temples

AM: Arrival at One Thousand Temples group after breakfast. Explore cave systems, mysterious moon jellyfish lakes and embark on unforgettable tender trips through karst island seascapes with the opportunity to discover ancient rock art.

PM: Venture into the inner sanctum of Tomolol Cave, Misool’s famed subterranean experience featuring a river-sized waterway that flows through its massive interior.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Raja Ampat to Spice Island - Day Seven - Sunbeds
Location
Misool
Day
7 / 13

Wayil

AM: Explore Wayil's secret lagoons and limestone peaks on Aqua Blu's fleet of tenders and discover your very own snorkeling/swimming spot or beach.

PM: Relax on the tranquil beaches with sunset cocktails. 

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Raja Ampat to Spice Island - Day Eight - Skiff Ride
Location
Misool
Day
8 / 13

Misool

AM: The magnificent land and seascape of Misool are said to own some of the finest reefs on the planet. Take a easy trek on small sandy coves and land-locked lakes.

PM: Snorkel, swim, kayak and spear-fish in the numerous blue pools over the sparkling coral reefs. 

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Raja Ampat to Spice Island - Day Nine - Bats Flying Out At Sunset
Location
Misool
Day
9 / 13

Pulau Koon, Pulau Gorong

AM: Snorkel, swim, kayak and spear-fish in the numerous blue pools and over the sparkling coral reefs on the Koon Island, also known as the Marine Superhighway because of its location along a migratory route.

PM: Kayak into the narrow waterway entrance in Manawoka of Gorong island to view shallow reefs and deep drop-offs. Set sail to Misool after dinner. 

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Raja Ampat to Spice Island - Day Ten - Boat Drone View
Location
Misool
Day
10 / 13

Banda Islands, Banda Neira

AM: Approach the Banda Islands as the sun rises, greeted by Kora-Kora war canoes as the boat enters the harbor.

PM: Stroll through history at the Dutch Fort Belgica on Banda Neira, once the most hotly contested island in the world in the 16th and 17th century, and learn about the colorful story of the Old World spice trade.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Raja Ampat to Spice Island - Day Eleven - Colorful Lakes at Kelimutu Volcano
Location
Banda Sea
Day
11 / 13

Sarapua

AM: Early morning, depart for the island outpost of Saparua, sailing along the scenic north coast of Ambon. Disembark en route at the coastal town of Hila to explore the old Dutch fortification, Fort Amsterdam.

PM: Continue onto Sarapua, where a host of water activities await, or discover local pottery-making at Ouw village, visit a local market, see European relics or explore bird habitats.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Raja Ampat to Spice Island - Day Twelve - Pristine Beach
Location
Banda Sea
Day
12 / 13

Disembarkation

AM: DISEMBARKATION IN AMBON

Awake to the bustle of Ambon and disembark after a sumptuous breakfast for your outbound flight.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Raja Ampat to Spice Island - Day Thirteen - Cuisine On Board
Location
Ambon
Day
13 / 13
1 / 13

13 Day - Spice Islands to Flores

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Embarkation

PM: EMBARKATION FROM AMBON

Arrive to a warm welcome in Ambon and board Aqua Blu at Laha Bay, a famous muck diving site. There are also opportunities for trekking and birdwatching inland.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Flores - Day One - Sunset
Location
Ambon
Day
1 / 13

Sarapua

AM: Early morning, depart for the island outpost of Saparua, sailing along the scenic north coast of Ambon. Disembark en route at the coastal town of Hila to explore the old Dutch fortification, Fort Amsterdam.

PM: Continue onto Sarapua, where a host of water activities await, or discover local pottery-making at Ouw village, visit a local market, see European relics or explore bird habitats.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Flores - Day Two
Location
Banda Sea
Day
2 / 13

Banda Island, Banda Neira

AM: Approach the Banda Islands as the sun rises, greeted by Kora Kora war canoes as the boat enters the harbor.

PM: Stroll through history at the Dutch Fort Belgica on Banda Neira, once the most hotly contested island in the world in the 16th and 17th century and learn about the colorful story of the Old World spice trade.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Flores - Day Three - Dolphins
Location
Banda Sea
Day
3 / 13

Banda Neira, Gunung Api

AM: Spend the day exploring the oldest nutmeg plantations in the world, learning about the cultivation and history of the spice. Hike the active volcano of Gunung Banda Api.

PM: In this remote part of Indonesia, experience local life with traditions unchanged for decades before departing Banda Harbor at night.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Flores - Day Four - Preparing for Skiff Ride
Location
Banda Sea
Day
4 / 13

Pulau Run

AM: Arrive at Pulau Run, the westernmost of the Banda Islands, at sunrise. Swim, fish, snorkel and dive in the crystal-clear waters, or go on village tours, trekking and birding.

PM: After finding the ruins of an old British fort, arrive at a pristine beach where a cocktail party awaits.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Flores - Day Five - Traditional Dance Performance
Location
Banda Sea
Day
5 / 13

Pulau Kook, Pulau Gorong

AM: Snorkel, swim, kayak and spear-fish in the numerous blue pools and over the sparkling coral reefs on the Koon Island, also known as the Marine Superhighway because of its location along a migratory route.

PM: Kayak into the narrow waterway entrance in Manawoka of Gorong island to view shallow reefs and deep drop-offs. Set sail to Misool after dinner.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Flores - Day Six - Snorkeling
Location
Banda Sea
Day
6 / 13

Pulau Manuk

AM: Savor a sunrise breakfast on board against the backdrop of 300- metre tall cliffs of Pulau Manuk, a volcanic island rising 3 kilometers from the seabed. This is a haven for fish-hunting birds, as well as sea snakes and reef sharks flocking to enjoy the area’s underwater thermal springs.

PM: Enjoy a free afternoon with snorkeling or leisure at your choice.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Flores - Day Seven - Shark Sighting
Location
Manuk
Day
7 / 13

Serua Island

AM: A playground for snorkelers and divers alike, Serua Island showcases an impressive array of reefs, walls and incredible soft coral spots. Big fish and schools of fish thrive around her and there is always to chance of seeing schooling hammerheads.

PM: Enjoy snorkeling or diving.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Flores - Day Eight - Fort Amsterdam
Location
Banda Sea
Day
8 / 13

Damar

AM: The ship arrives in Damar by day break. Trek the active volcanos of Damar or kayak on a lagoon at Terbang Seletan when tides are favorable.

PM: Swim or snorkel next to the dazzling white sandy shore fringed by shallow coral reef at Nusleur.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Flores - Day Nine - Forgotten Islands
Location
Banda Sea
Day
9 / 13

Romang, Nyata & Telang (The Forgotten Islands)

AM: Dive around Nyata island in search of hammerhead sharks and rays. Romang and Nyata are not part of a National Park, therefore it is possible to fish here, both on the water and under the surface.

PM: Cruise south towards Telang for snorkeling and kayaking adventures. Spot rare silver-tip sharks here. 

Location
Banda Sea
Day
10 / 13

Wetar (The Forgotten Islands)

AM: There is plenty to do and see along this rarely visited rugged coastline of Wetar, which features impressive wall dives to meet sharks, schools of pelagic fishes, majestic manta and mobular rays.

PM: Other activities include fishing and trekking. On this largest island of the Forgotten Islands, experience local life with traditions unchanged for decades.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Flores - Day Eleven - Stand Up Paddle Board
Location
Wetar Island
Day
11 / 13

Pantar, Alor

AM: Arrival in Alor, home to many picturesque fishing villages and surrounded by clear water over vibrant coral reefs that are a diver's and snorkeler's favorite.

PM: Centuries-old tradition comes to live in the traditional dance performances by the friendly Abui Tribe.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Flores - Day Twelve - Jungle Trekking
Location
Alor Archipelago
Day
12 / 13

Disembarkation

AM: DISEMBARKATION IN FLORES

Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast onboard before your disembarkation at Maumere. Disembarkation time: 6:30am

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Flores - Day Thirteen - Swimming
Location
Maumere (Flores)
Day
13 / 13
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13 Day - Flores to Spice Islands

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Embarkation

PM: EMBARKATION FROM LABUAN BAJO

Arrive at Labuan Bajo to a warm welcome. Board Aqua Blu and cruise to Gili Lawa Daut as the sun sets

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Flores to Spice Island - Day One - Tender Returning
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
1 / 13

Ropa, Kelimutu Volcano Lake Excursion

AM: Coloured lakes inside the three calderas of a long dormant volcano are on impressive display at the Kelimutu volcano, an otherworldly series of geologic cauldrons. The twisting road to the summit winds through incredible forests and crisscrosses mountain streams.

PM: Continue with the excursion and then back to ship.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Flores to Spice Island - Day Two - Forgotten Island's Village Band
Location
East Nusa Tenggara
Day
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North Lembata

AM: Snorkel the extensive reef complex of Bacatan or dive at the western end of the end for its specutacular deep drop-off.

PM: Trek or bike along a country lane between two villages in Lewoto. Enjoy a sumptous dinner onboard before departing North Lembata for an overnight crossing to Alor. 

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Flores to Spice Island - Day Three - Village Children
Location
East Nusa Tenggara
Day
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Pantar, Alor

AM: Arrival in Alor, home to many picturesque fishing villages and surrounded by clear water over vibrant coral reefs that are a diver's and snorkeler's favorite.

PM: Centuries-old tradition comes to live in the traditional dance performances by the friendly Abui Tribe. Sail overnight to Wetar.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Flores to Spice Island - Day Four - Village Children after Dance Performance
Location
Alor Archipelago
Day
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Wetar (The Forgotten Islands)

AM: There is plenty to do and see along this rarely visited rugged coastline of Wetar, which features impressive wall dives to meet sharks, schools of pelagic fishes, majestic manta and mobular rays. Other activities includes fishing and trekking.

PM: On this largest island of the Forgotten Islands, experience local life with traditions unchanged for decades.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Flores to Spice Island - Day Five - Snorkeling
Location
Wetar Island
Day
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Romang, Nyata & Telang (The Forgotten Islands)

AM: Dive around Nyata island in search of hammerhead sharks and rays. Romang and Nyata are not part of a National Park, therefore it is possible to fish here, both on the water and under the surface.

PM: Cruise south towards Telang for snorkeling and kayaking adventures. Spot rare silver-tip sharks here. 

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Flores to Spice Island - Day Six - Excursion Scenery
Location
Banda Sea
Day
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Damar

AM: The ship arrives in Damar by day break. Trek the active volcanos of Damar or kayak on a lagoon at Terbang Seletan when tides are favourable.

PM: Swim or snorkel next to the dazzling white sandy shore fringed by shallow coral reef at Nusleur.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Flores to Spice Island - Day Seven - Raja Ampat
Location
Romang Island
Day
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Dawera, Daweloor

AM: Diving around both islands are great and fairly easy, featuring gentle currents, spectular walls and flat reefs.

PM: Bike through islands and elevated settlements on Daweloor. Spend a leisurely evening on the islands’ white sand beaches bordered by beautiful coral reefs.


Aqua Blu's 13-Day Flores to Spice Island - Day Eight - Shoreline
Location
Babar Island
Day
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Serua Island

AM: A playground for snorkelers and divers alike, Serua Island showcases an impressive array of reefs, walls and incredible soft coral spots. Big fish and schools of fish thrive around her and there is always to chance of seeing schooling hammerheads.

PM: Snorkeling / Diving activities.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Flores to Spice Island - Day Nine - Cuisine On Board
Location
Serua Island
Day
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Pulau Manuk

AM: Savour a sunrise breakfast on board against the backdrop of 300- metre tall cliffs of Pulau Manuk, a volcanic island rising 3 kilometres from the seabed. This is a haven for fish-hunting birds, as well as sea snakes and reef sharks flocking to enjoy the area’s underwater thermal springs.

PM: After sundown, cruise northwards to Pulau Run, a historic island traded by the British for Manhattan in 1667.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Flores to Spice Island - Day Ten - Forgotten Island
Location
Manuk Island
Day
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Banda Islands, Banda Neira

AM: Approach the Banda Islands as the sun rises, greeted by Kora-Kora war canoes as the boat enters the harbor.

PM: Stroll through history at the Dutch Fort Belgica on Banda Neira, once the most hotly contested island in the world in the 16th and 17th century and learn about the colorful story of the Old World spice trade.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Flores to Spice Island - Day Eleven - Villagers Dancing
Location
Banda Sea
Day
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Pulau Run

AM: Arrive at Pulau Run, the westernmost of the Banda Islands, at sunrise. Swim, fish, snorkel and dive in the crystal-clear waters, or go on village tours, trekking and birding.

PM: After finding the ruins of an old British fort, arrive at a pristine beach where a cocktail party awaits.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Flores to Spice Island - Day Twelve - Excursion
Location
Banda Sea
Day
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Disembarkation

AM: DISEMBARKATION IN AMBON

Awake to the bustle of Ambon and disembark after a sumptuous breakfast for your outbound flight.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Flores to Spice Island - Day Thirteen - BBQ On The Beach
Location
Ambon
Day
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13 Day - Spice Islands to Raja Ampat

itinerary map

Embarkation

PM: EMBARKATION FROM AMBON

Arrive at Ambon to a warm welcome. Board Aqua Blu and cruise to Sarapua as the sun sets.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Raja Ampat - Day One - Skiff Ride
Location
Ambon
Day
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Sarapua

AM: Early morning, depart for the island outpost of Saparua, sailing along the scenic north coast of Ambon. Disembark en route at the coastal town of Hila to explore the old Dutch fortification, Fort Amsterdam.

PM: Continue onto Sarapua, where a host of water activities await, or discover local pottery-making at Ouw village, visit a local market, see European relics or explore bird habitats.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Raja Ampat - Day Two - Excursion on Tenders
Location
Banda Sea
Day
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Banda Islands, Banda Neira

AM: Approach the Banda Islands as the sun rises, greeted by Kora-Kora war canoes as the boat enters the harbor.

PM: Stroll through history at the Dutch Fort Belgica on Banda Neira, once the most hotly contested island in the world in the 16th and 17th century, and learn about the colorful story of the Old World spice trade.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Raja Ampat - Day Three - Visiting Pearl Farm
Location
Banda Sea
Day
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Pulau Koon, Pulau Gorong

Snorkel, swim, kayak and spear-fish in the numerous blue pools and over the sparkling coral reefs on the Koon Island, also known as the Marine Superhighway because of its location along a migratory route. Kayak into the narrow waterway entrance in Manawoka of Gorong island to view shallow reefs and deep drop-offs. Set sail to Misool after dinner. 


Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Raja Ampat - Day Four - Scenery
Location
Misool
Day
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Misool

The magnificent land and seascape of Misool are said to own some of the finest reefs on the planet. Take a easy trek on small sandy coves and land-locked lakes. Snorkel, swim, kayak and spear-fish in the numerous blue pools over the sparkling coral reefs. 

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Raja Ampat - Day Five - Sea Birds
Location
Misool
Day
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Wayil

Explore Wayil's secret lagoons and limestone peaks on Aqua Blu's fleet of tenders and discover your very own snorkeling/swimming spot or beach. Relax on the tranquil beaches with sunset cocktails. 

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Raja Ampat - Day Six - Sunset Sceneray
Location
Misool
Day
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One Thousand Temples

Arrival at One Thousand Temples group after breakfast. Explore cave systems, mysterious moon jellyfish lakes and embark on unforgettable tender trips through karst island seascapes with the opportunity to discover ancient rock art. Venture into the inner sanctum of Tomolol Cave, Misool’s famed subterranean experience featuring a river-sized waterway that flows through its massive interior.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Raja Ampat - Day Seven - Villagers Children Perfoming Dance
Location
Misool
Day
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Penemu Islands

Explore the mesmerizing terrains and lagoons of the Penumu Islands on a tender. Snorkel at Batu Burung (Melissa’s Garden) before ending the day at a pristine beach where a cocktail party awaits. Dinner onboard while cruising towards Arborek.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Raja Ampat - Day Eight - Fishing
Location
Gam Island
Day
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Pulau Wayag

Watch the magnificence of Pulau Wayag’s limestone islets and lagoons unveil before your eyes as the sun rises. Climb to the top of Mount Pindito for a bird’s eye view of the stunning surroundings and attempt to spot rare birds of paradise before making the lagoons and reefs your home for the day.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Raja Ampat - Day Nine - Swimming with Jelly Fish
Location
Wayag
Day
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Aljui Bay & Pulau Pef

Visit a pearl farm in Aljui Bay before cruising to Pulau Pef and Yangello for snorkeling and watersports in the afternoon. Explore hidden lagoons and karst limestone islets aboard our tenders or kayaks. Arrive at Dayang Island for dinner.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Raja Ampat - Day Ten - Snorkeling
Location
Aljui Bay
Day
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Day

Embark on a morning trek with our guides to look for birds of paradise in the lush forest. Dayang island is known for plenty of marine life, especially manta rays. Snorkeling is excellent at Wai along the bordering reef systems. For adventurous divers, explore the sunken wreckage of a WW2 P47D fighter plane and the beautiful reefs and sea-mounts of Tapok.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Raja Ampat - Day Eleven - Komodo National Park
Location
Batanta
Day
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Birie Island

Arrival in Birie, a group of islands, bays and lagoons that lie just off the coast of north Batanta. Discover mangrove-fringed bays and plenty of wildlife en route to the spectacular waterfall in Batanta mainland. Ship will cruise eastwards towards Sorong during dinner.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Raja Ampat - Day Twelve - Kayaking
Location
Batanta
Day
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Disembarkation

10:00 AM: DISEMBARKATION IN SORONG

Awake to the bustle of Sorong and disembark after a sumptuous breakfast for your outbound flight.

Aqua Blu's 13-Day Spice Island to Raja Ampat - Day Thirteen - Skiff Ride
Location
Sorong
Day
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Aerial view
Sun Deck
Sun Beds
Salon
Outdoor Gym
Outdoor Dining
Outdoor Dining
Lounge
Library and TV Room
Dining Room
Bar
Boutique
Aqua Blu from above
Chairs and sofa on the deck in the sunset light
Large sun beds on the deck
Elegant interior with sofas
Gym equipment on the deck
Large table on the deck
Tables on the deck
Light sofas and tables indoor
Lifgt space with bookshelves
Indoor large table set for dinner
Two smiling bartenders
Local arts and crafts at the boutique

Suites & Cabins

Aqua Blu's Category III

Category III

Guests
3
Size
14 m² / 150 ft²
Beds
King / Twin

Guests can unwind in the comfort of these rooms that feature an ensuite living area with a couch and a chair. The private bathrooms come equipped with bathrobes, slippers, a basket of toiletries, a hot water shower, and a hairdryer, ensuring guests stay refreshed.

Aqua Blu's Category II

Category II

Guests
3
Size
24 m² / 258 ft²
Beds
King

These suites come with an ensuite area featuring a sofa and a chair for relaxation as guests sail through Amazon and its environs. The stylish bathrooms are equipped with hot water, a hairdryer, a cabinet, and a basket of toiletries for a refreshing shower.

Aqua Blu's Category I

Category I

Guests
3
Size
30 m² / 323 ft²
Beds
King

Guests can expect luxury and comfort from these suites featuring an ensuite sitting area with a sofa and a chair, a spacious closet to fit ones belonging, and a safety box. It has interconnected suites to accommodate bigger groups of friends or families traveling together.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Aqua Blu Deck Plan

Features

  • Connecting cabins
  • Air conditioning
  • Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Massage room
  • Lecture room

Equipment

  • Diving gear
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Stand up paddleboard
  • Kayaks / Canoes
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details