Operating from Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores, the 88-ft Plataran Phinisi Felicia features two masts and is built in a traditional Indonesian style from locally-sourced ironwood and teak. She offers short cruises for up to 12 liveaboard guests around the waters of Komodo and Flores. There will be plenty of time to dive, snorkel and swim, to experience pristine coves and beaches, and to encounter the famous Komodo dragons along with a diverse range of Indonesian wildlife. She is also available for private charters.
Life On Board
The Plataran Phinisi Felicia was designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Her indoor dining area, TV, home entertainment system and bar in the lounge provide a warm and welcoming environment in which to make yourself at home, but outside is where guests will want to gather most. With an outdoor dining area, two sun decks with loungers, seating, and shaded sections, the boat’s exterior social areas are perfect for sunbathing and watching the islands go by during the day, enjoying a drink at sunset, or stargazing at night.
With just six cabins − two bunk-bed cabins and four double cabins – the Phinisi Felicia by Plataran is ideal for small group private charters or alternatively has great accommodation options for every type of traveler wishing to embark on a shared voyage to one of the world’s most spectacular wildlife destinations. Each air-conditioned cabin is characterized by a wood-paneled interior, wooden beams, traditional ikat textiles, and Indonesian decorative motifs. All cabins have an ensuite bathroom with a hot shower, toiletries and dryer.
Excellent meals are served three times a day at a communal table on the deck with a magnificent view of the Indonesian landscapes and seascapes. Guests dine together on fresh local specialties, prepared onboard by an expert chef. Meals are served buffet-style, and you will have day-long access to soft drinks and snacks.
Destinations & Dragons
The only way to explore the waters and landscapes of the magnificent Komodo National Park is by boat – especially one as fabulous as the Phinisi Felicia. A typical itinerary will take you to both Rinca and Komodo islands, where you will see the legendary Komodo dragons along with a whole host of diverse Indonesian wildlife and beautiful, rare birds. Continue your adventure to Kalong Island, and gaze in wonder at the sight of hundreds of thousands of giant fruit bats coming alive at sunset and shadowing the sky; go kayaking, and try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding.
On Padar Island, trek to the peak for one of the best views in Komodo National Park, or relax on the pink sands of Long Beach. Snorkel through vibrant reefs of soft and hard corals alongside colorful fish at the world heritage site of Pantai Merah. Visit Kanawa Island and Bidadari Island for more snorkeling, swimming, and relaxation.
Staffed by a professional, friendly, and experienced crew of eight, including an expert divemaster for those keen to discover Indonesia’s incredible marine life. All members of the team will strive to give guests an experience to remember. Available on board is scuba diving equipment, snorkeling gear plus a canoe/kayak, standup paddle-boards, fishing gear, and all essential safety equipment.
Get ready to encounter giant manta rays and turtles, and experience the spontaneous warmth of the Indonesian culture as part of this unforgettable voyage, perfect for singles, couples, families, and groups of friends.
Suites & Cabins
The double bed cabins are adorned with characteristic wood paneling, exposed beams, traditional ikat textiles, and delightful Indonesian decorative motifs. The cabins feature porthole windows, air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom with a hot shower, toiletries and dryer.
The equally charming bunk-bed cabins are similarly equipped with modern and ample amenities, and decorated in a traditional style befitting of this vintage yet stylish vessel.