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La Unua

A classic wooden cruiser offering diving and leisure charters for up to six guests.

Overview

La Unua is a traditional Indonesian phinisi boat and one of the prettiest budget options on the water. This 75-foot-long classic wooden cruiser yacht was hand-built by the master phinisi craftsmen of Tanaberu, South Sulawesi to provide year-round liveaboard diving on private chartered cruises for up to six adults plus two young children through the Komodo National Park.

Cabins

La Unua Liveaboard has three air-conditioned cabins equipped with a private bathroom, air conditioning, and superior-quality bedding. 2 Family Cabins: one is located on the lower front deck, the other in the middle of the upper deck. And 1 View Cabin has been designed to span the entire width of the vessel and has been fitted with panoramic windows offering a breathtaking 180-degree view. All bathrooms have hot water.

Social areas

You will love the beautiful use of wood across this boat, with a tropical ironwood hull and a Sulawesi teak superstructure, complemented by the natural tones used across the interior and exterior.

Social areas on board La Unua include an air-conditioned indoor lounge with a well-stocked bookshelf and a very picturesque outdoor lounge, an open-air bar, and a sun deck equipped with bean bags and sun mats for enjoying the open sea breeze and the astonishing vista of the natural landscapes complemented by the turquoise waters of the region.

Meals on board

An exciting menu of Western and local delicacies along with delicious desserts is freshly prepared by the experienced on-board chef and served in the outdoor dining area. Additionally, snacks and beverages are available throughout the day.

Facilities

Facilities include modern dive amenities, which are available for rent. A camera station and a separate rinse for underwater cameras is provided. Free internet (subject to the availability of a signal), and daily housekeeping is included on this liveaboard. The highly experienced and enthusiastic crew includes a naturalist guide. Board games and movies are also available.

Diving

The four-to-six-day trips explore some of the best dive areas in Komodo, including Batu Bolong, Manta Point, Golden Passage and Castle Rock. Komodo offers a diverse range of marine life, from tiny pygmy seahorses to large mantas gliding through the water. You will get a total of 11 dives on the four-day trip, including a night dive. The dedicated crew are on hand to accommodate most dive requests. PADI dive courses are also available.

Looking for something to do between dives?

Check out the world-famous Komodo dragons on an excursion to Rinca Island; swim; trek to extraordinary viewpoints; visit pink-sand beaches; snorkel with giant manta rays, or soak up some sun on the Upper Deck. You can also enjoy kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and a beach barbeque.

La Unua liveaboard is ideal for small dive groups looking for superb marine diversity across the Komodo National Park, which is renowned for its astonishing underwater topography and colorful hard corals, and is home to reef sharks, turtles, manta rays and numerous species of small and big fish.

Itineraries & Prices

1 / 2
3-Day
5-Day

3 Day - Komodo

Sample Itinerary
itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Pick up time is around 8 AM. On the way to our first stop, Siaba Besar, you will enjoy our light welcome breakfast. Before lunch time, jump and swim or scuba dive into the deep blue water of Siaba.

PM: In the afternoon, the boat will cruise towards the famous Pink Beach where you’ll enjoy the sunset and have dinner in a magic atmosphere.

La Unua's 3-Day Komodo - Day 1 - Komodo Dragon
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
1 / 3

Dragons & Land of Fire

AM: After breakfast, our guide will take you to the famous and impressive Dragons of Komodo. You will trek for approximately 2 hours, surrounded by incredible fauna and flora.

PM: After lunch, enjoy the crystal clear water and admire the pink sand of « Pantai Merah ». In the afternoon, the boat will move to Padar island where you will trek, and watch the sunset.

La Unua's 3-Day Komodo - Day 2 - Padar Island
Location
Komodo National Park
Day
2 / 3

Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast, is time for one last dive or favorite activity.

PM: Lunch will be served during our way back to Labuan Bajo. All our team will be waiting for you on the main deck at 3pm to say goodbye and let you take our shuttle back.

La Unua's 3-Day Komodo - Day 3 - Snorkeling
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
3 / 3
1 / 3

5 Day - Komodo

Sample Itinerary
itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Pick up time is around 8 AM. On the way to our first stop, Siaba Besar, you will enjoy our light welcome breakfast. Before lunch time, jump and swim or scuba dive into the deep blue water of Siaba.

PM: In the afternoon, the boat will cruise towards the famous Pink Beach where you’ll enjoy the sunset and have dinner in a magic atmosphere.

La Unua's 5-Day Komodo Cruise - Day One - Boat Side View
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
1 / 5

Dragons & Land of Fire

AM: After breakfast, our guide will take you to the famous and impressive Dragons of Komodo. You will trek for approximately 2 hours, surrounded by incredible fauna and flora.

PM: After lunch, enjoy the crystal clear water and admire the pink sand of « Pantai Merah ». In the afternoon, the boat will move to Padar island where you will trek, and watch the sunset.

La Unua's 5-Day Komodo Cruise - Day Two - Komodo Dragon
Location
Komodo
Day
2 / 5

Follow The Path

AM: Today you’ll have the opportunity to snorkel or scuba dive with the famous Manta Rays in Makassar point.

PM: After your lunch, you’ll walk on the Makassar white sand bar, snorkel in the crystal water or just relax on the lounges areas of the boat. The boat will move towards Pulau Kelor and her famous bats. After enjoying and admiring these flying friends, our team will prepare your barbecue dinner on the beach or on the boat as you wish.

La Unua's 5-Day Komodo Cruise - Day Three - Snorkeling
Location
Makassar
Day
3 / 5

Cabotage

AM: After breakfast, we will make our way to Tatawa Besar for a drift dive or snorkeling.

PM: After lunch we will give you a few options for diving in the area. Manta Ray and reef shark are dancing together while divers watching them. After a small Indonesian snack mixing sambal and traditional crackers, we will sail our sunset point for a dinner under the stars.

La Unua's 5-Day Komodo Cruise - Day Four - Padar Island
Location
Tatawa Besar
Day
4 / 5

Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast, is time for one last dive or favorite activity.

PM: Lunch will be served during our way back to Labuan Bajo. All our team will be waiting for you on the main deck at 3pm to say goodbye and let you take our shuttle back.

La Unua's 5-Day Komodo Cruise - Day Five - Boat Side View
Location
Labuan Bajo
Day
5 / 5
1 / 5

Accommodations

Social Areas

Cabin
Dining with a view
Dining
Side
Front Lounges
Bedroom
Lounge
Upper Deck
Cabin interior
Table set up for a meal
Table and sofa with a panoramic view
Side of the wooden boat
Front with sitting area
Cosy bedroom
Large bed on the deck
Large beds on the deck

Suites & Cabins

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1 Cabin

View Cabin

Guests
2
Size
Beds
Double / Twin

As the name suggests, this cabin has been designed to span the entire width of the vessel and has been fitted with panoramic windows offering a breathtaking 180-degree view. It can accommodate 2 adults and has a private bathroom with a unique view. This cabin has a very special atmosphere and comfort and has been equipped with all the necessary amenities.

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2 Cabins

Family Cabins

Guests
2 - 3
Size
Beds
Double & Single

Those cabins are 2 on board. One is located on the lower front deck, the other in the middle of the upper deck. They have been renovated and furnished with taste and in the pure Indonesian tradition and have all the comfort of a real hotel room. Both have portholes and windows to let in natural light. They have a private bathroom, a double bed and a single bed that can accommodate 1 child.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Hot showers

Equipment

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