When it comes to yacht charters, Indonesia is one of the most sought after destinations in the world, and for good reason. This vast archipelago has over 17,000 islands to explore, not to mention some of the best dive sites in the world. Then there are the spectacular ships, many built by artisan craftsmen and crewed by experienced sailors who know the waters like the back of their hands. If you’re planning a luxury sailing expedition, there are many reasons why Indonesian yacht charters stand out from yacht charters in other parts of the world.
As the largest archipelago in the world, Indonesia offers endless destinations to explore, each with its own unique landscapes, cultures, and atmospheres. No two days are alike on an Indonesian yacht journey. One morning you could wake up in Komodo National Park with views of islands where rare Komodo dragons roam, and the next be surfing perfect barrels off the coast of Bali. You could spend a week or two diving the crystal clear waters of Raja Ampat, exploring the remote Banda Islands, or swimming with whale sharks in Cenderawasih Bay. If it’s adventure and variety you’re after, Indonesia won’t disappoint.
Book a yacht charter anywhere else in the world and it’s likely your yacht will look similar to every other boat in the marina. Not so in Indonesia. This part of the world has a long history of ship building that pre-dates the spice trade. Today the Bugis people still practice phinisi ship building techniques that have stood the test of time for centuries. Phinisi ships are typically built by hand with tropical woods like teak and ironwood, and they feature sleek silhouettes and plenty of deck space. Our collection of Indonesian yachts includes beautifully crafted phinisi yachts as well as catamarans, superyachts, and unique vessels that have been repurposed from naval ships and long-range explorers.
Nearly half of Indonesia sits in the Coral Triangle, a vast swathe of ocean that is considered the global epicentre of marine biodiversity. There are over 3,000 species of fish in the waters here, as well as more than 600 species of reef-building corals, and six out of seven of the world’s marine turtles. In other words, this is an absolute dream for divers. An Indonesian yacht charter is the perfect way to explore incredible dive sites that are teeming with life. If diving is one of your holiday goals, our unique yachts include dive guides onboard who can take you to spectacular dive sites across Indonesia.
With thousands of islands spread between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, it should come as no surprise that Indonesia is home to a vast array of cultures. In fact, nearly every inhabited island has its own language and unique traditions. However, one thing most Indonesian people have in common is a genuine warmth towards guests. On an Indonesian yacht charter you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in fascinating aspects of local cultures from mesmerising Hindu ceremonies in Bali to colourful tribal dances in Papua and the laid-back island lifestyle of the Alor archipelago.
When you charter an Indonesian yacht, you will have multiple crew members onboard with you to ensure you have an unforgettable five-star experience. This includes an expert captain, a cruise director to help customise your journey, a professionally trained chef to cook gourmet meals and an experienced dive guide. Some luxury yachts also include spa therapists and yoga instructors. These local and international crew members will make you feel right at home and truly pampered. They also have a wealth of sailing experience and knowledge of the region, so they can give you unique insights into each destination.
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