Tiger Blue is a beautifully crafted, traditional phinisi schooner, designed with adventure and comfort in mind. The 112-ft ship offers enthralling leisure, snorkeling, and diving cruises through the crystal clear waters of eastern Indonesia’s magnificent marine parks and islands. Great for families and friends, she comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests.
Tiger Blue Indonesia is home to five air-conditioned cabins in three categories. All have en-suite showers and electric toilets. On the Main Deck, the Master Cabin offers easy access to the boat’s dining and seating areas. This cabin features a king-size bed and windows that allow the natural light to flood in, as well as a daybed. At the front of the Lower Deck there are two Standard Cabins, which are mirror images of each other, equipped with large double beds and spacious en-suite bathrooms.
Located midships on the Lower Deck, the two Superior Cabins are the largest cabins; each is furnished with a daybed that can comfortably accommodate a third guest. The king-size bed can also be split into separate twin beds. The interiors feature intricate tapestries draped over beds and hand-painted fish fixings that honor the marine surroundings.
Life on board
Dining takes place on the generously sized Main Deck, which features a communal dining table complete with sweeping views of the ever-changing landscape. The live-in chef delivers delicious dishes inspired by both Asian and Western cuisine, with food sourced locally where possible. Occasionally, you will be whisked away to a deserted island for a picnic lunch or a beach BBQ while watching the sunset.
On the upper deck, you will find four sun loungers, ideally positioned for soaking up the sunshine and catching the sea breeze. There are additional chill-out areas located on the Main Deck, where you can relax on large day beds with a bestseller in one hand and a cocktail in the other, while taking in the spectacular vistas. Well-stocked with DVDs, the air-conditioned salon at the stern is a comfy place to watch a movie.
The boat has kayaks, waterskis, kneeboards, snorkeling gear, and fishing and diving equipment. Hikes can be organized to view the stunning wildlife. Activities include diving lessons and guided dives to explore the vibrant marine life, offering rare opportunities to swim with turtles and manta rays, gentle whale sharks or tiny brightly colored mandarin fish.
Don’t worry if you’re a beginner, the divemaster provides full instruction; the boat will always take you to wherever the conditions are best for the skill level of the divers on board. With two tender boats for independent excursions, the crew is able to cater to a variety of guest experiences simultaneously.
Tiger Blue’s crew is made up of Indonesians and Europeans: the cruise director / dive master, the captain, a chef and sous-chef, two housekeepers, two engineers and two deckhands. You’ll be sure to notice how everyone works together seamlessly to ensure tiptop service while always being mindful of your comfort and safety.
As the world’s largest archipelago, holding four times more ocean than land, Indonesia is home to some of the best diving destinations in the world. A liveaboard in Indonesia offers a wonderful opportunity for divers and snorkelers to plunge into a kingdom of unparalleled sights and experiences.
Itineraries & Prices
AM: Tiger Blue will be moored 20 minutes from the airport, making your transfer by car and tender an easy journey. Sail to Sabayor Kecil, keeping an eye out for dolphins, which love to swim alongside the bow.
PM: Dive or snorkel around the coral reef, full of colorful fish, sponges, Napoleanwrasse, groupers and the odd stingray. Or enjoy the water from above, kayaking, waterskiing, kneeboarding or fishing. Later, relax on board with a good book or film before a leisurely supper.
Rinca & Manta Point
AM: Early morning sail to Rinca. After a light breakfast, take the tender to the shore to see the famous Komodo Dragons. Accompanied by a park ranger, explore the giant lizard’s habitat on foot and learn about its hunting habits. The island is home to about 2,500 dragons as well as monkeys, Sunda deer, wild pigs and jungle fowl, so there is plenty to see on the trail.
PM: Rejoin the boat and enjoy lunch while sailing for a couple of hours to Karang Makassar. Stop by Manta Point, a feeding ground for manta rays and one of the top diving and snorkeling spots in the park. On this relaxed drift dive, watch the mantas gliding gracefully through the water with their mouths open, feeding on plankton. Enjoy a second dive at Batu Balong, a massive underwater rock with pinnacles and riffs surrounded by grey reef and white tip sharks, giant trevallies and emperor fish. The coral garden on its top can also be enjoyed by snorkellers, who have a good chance of seeing the larger fish. In the late afternoon, relax on a quiet sandy beach or hike up the grassy hill behind for panoramic views across the islands. Then settle into the comfortable bean bag, relax on the beach while the crew mix you up a cocktail and build a giant bonfire before heading back to the boat for a hearty supper.
Mauan & Kode
AM: Mauan & Kode’s superb reef is teeming with turtles and can be appreciated by divers and snorkellers alike. Mauan harbors a sporadic manta ray cleaning station, where the animals congregate to have cleaner fish remove parasites and other organisms from their skin.
PM: Guests may prefer to explore by kayak, relax on deck or a deserted beach, or try their hand at wakeboarding. In the evening, ask the crew to make up the daybeds with blankets and fall asleep under the stars. Overnight in Padar.
AM: Spend a lazy or an active day, as your mood dictates. A climb up Padar’s verdant slopes will yield spectacular views across the park landscape and the island’s four bays, fringed with grey or white sand. Resident wildlife includes sea eagles, deer and goats. Successful anglers will be rewarded with melt-in-the-mouth sashimi or ceviche prepared by the chef.
PM: Under the water, Pillarsteen has four large pinnacles covered in soft corals, as well as canyons, caves, swim-throughs and chimneys. Watch out for the brightly colored red and purple fire urchins. As the sun begins to disappear over the horizon, catch the tender to a secret beach for refreshing cocktails and a BBQ. Overnight in Padar.
AM: After breakfast, pack and prepare to disembark, returning to the airport by tender and car.
PM: Tiger Blue will be moored 30-60 minutes from near the airport, making your transfer by car and tender a relatively short journey. Settle in and enjoy your first meal on board. Overnight sail to Penemu.
Secret Bay, Wayag
AM: Following a gourmet breakfast, head off snorkeling or diving before a leisurely lunch.
PM: In the afternoon, take your pick between wakeboarding, waterskiing, kayaking or relaxing on board. Then take the tender to visit a secret bay and embark on a short trek on foot which ends in a blaze ofcolour at sunset. Overnight sail to Wayag.
AM: Climb the peaks of Wayag to survey the limestone outcrops from above- an iconic vista full of lush greens and turquoises.
PM: After lunch, choose between snorkeling, diving or any other watersports before a cocktail party relaxing on the beach beside a roaring bonfire, watching hundredsof stars appear in the night sky.
Kawe & Aljui Bay
AM: Set sail early in the morning to Kawe. Cross the equator underwater while you snorkel or dive surrounded by huge manta rays.
PM: After lunch, sail to Aljui Bay, home to the best night-diving in Raja Ampat. Enjoy a relaxed dinner on board.
Pearl Farm & Wofoh
AM: Learn how cultured pearls are made at the Atlas pearl farm in the morning.
PM: After lunch, explore the bay with a boat tour taking in limestone cliffs, rocks, pinnacles, dolphins and exotic birds. Snorkeling, diving and watersports may fill the rest of your afternoon, before cocktails and a BBQ on a peaceful beach. Overnight sail to Pulau Pef.
AM: Pulau Pef’s small inlets, bays and crystal-clear lagoons make the ideal setting for kayaking. Surrounded by giant ancient trees, paddle right up tothe mangrove roots reaching into the water. Marvel at pre-historic hand paintings on the limestone cliffs. Snorkel or dive any range of habitats from caverns and overhangs to hard and soft corals, keeping an eye outfor pygmy seahorses and the endemic walking shark.
PM: After lunch, sail toYang Efo to dive or snorkel with turtles, stingrays and schools of snapper and fusilier fish before sailing to Yen Beser overnight.
AM: Before dawn breaks, set off on a trek in search of the rare red birds of paradise, which perform an elaborate courtship display as the sun rises. Puffing up their feathers, vibrating and buzzing, the birds also tip upside down to show off their long tail feathers, which form a heart around them. Then move on to explore the jungle, observing endemic trees and rich fauna.
PM: Dive at Meoscon, pause for lunch then relax on a short sail before snorkeling again with manta rays. Overnight sail to Sorong.
AM: After breakfast, pack and prepare to disembark, returning to the airport by tender and car.
Suites & Cabins
The standard room is air-conditioned with spacious storage units ensuring that guests can store their belongings with ease. The spacious and private ensuite bathrooms feature a shower and basic amenities like soap and liquid body wash.
The Superior cabins are very spacious and air-conditioned, ensuring maximum comfort for guests. They are designed with intricate tapestries and hand-painted fixings for guests to get the feel of the surrounding marines. The bathrooms feature a shower and basic amenities.
This suite features large windows that allow light to flow into the room naturally. The room has a closet where guests can comfortably store all their belongings. The stylish bathrooms are equipped with a shower, a water closet, and basic amenities to refresh.
- Air conditioning
- Deck shower
- Hot showers
- All inclusive
- Family Room (Triple or Quadruple)
- Charging areas for electronic equipment
- Diving gear
- Satellite phone
- Diving platform
- Snorkeling gear
- Stand up paddleboard
- Kayaks / Canoes
- Wakeboard / Water Ski
- Fishing equipment
- Flash lights
- Water canteen/bottle
- Insect repellent