Tiger Blue Banda

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Tiger Blue Banda

8 days

From 3047 EUR

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Tiger Blue : This 34 metre phinisi schooner was hand built on an indonesian beach by local craftsmen using honed skills and ancient techniques. mod cons have been added but she remains true to the tenet of beauty through simplicity, and offers a unique charter experience for those seeking adventure.

Explore the islands of Eastern Indonesia. 
Perfect for a family holiday, an adventure trip with old friends, or a diving and watersports holiday second to none. 

Luxury service and food are a given!

Itinerary

The Banda Islands Volcanoes, Fortresses, Coral Gardens & the History of the Spice Trade
Best time to visit: November / December & March / April

The Banda Islands are a group of ten small volcanic islands in the Banda Sea about 2,000km east of Java, and are part of the Indonesian province of Maluku. Until the mid 19th Century the Banda Islands were the worldʼs only source of the spices nutmeg and mace and because of this were hugely valuable to colonialists including the Portuguese, Dutch and British who have all left their mark here. The islands are also superb destinations for scuba diving and snorkelling. All itineraries can be tailored to the interests of the charter group.

Sample Itinerary – 8 days 7 nights

Day 1 – Fly to Ambon and board Tiger Blue setting sail for Banda looking out for dolphins and whales.


Day 2 - Wake with Gunung Api in view. Spend the day in Pulau Run for great views, wall dives and snorkeling. There is also the opportunity to go ashore to Nailaka, the minute spec of land defended fiercely by the English against the Dutch. It was here in 1667 that the island of Run was exchanged by the British for the Dutch island of Manhattan.


Day 3 – Locals come to visit Tiger Blue on kora kora boats to challenge the crew to a race into Banda Niera harbour. From here explore on land and tour the island of Banda visiting Fort Belgica, the historic Church, the Governorʼs House & take trishaws to Fort Nassau & the local market. Buy freshly dried Banda nutmegs, real cinnamon, handmade nutmeg plucking baskets, & local delicacies made from the spices grown on the island. Board Tiger Blue & take the short sail to 'Catseye' beach on Banda Besar.


Day 4 - Early morning sail to Pulau Hatta ,snorkel, dive,fish,waterski,wakeboard or kayak and then set sail for Hatta Island for walks & sunset drinks.


Day 5 - Hike up the volcano where the whole of the Banda Islands is in view & deer can be spotted on the sides of the volcano. Gunung Api is active & sulphur clouds can be seen escaping from vents in the crust. Afternoon outing to 'Spongiby" Nutmeg plantation.


Day 6 - Dive & snorkel on the lava flows under Gunung Api an incredible underwater landscape.


Day 7 - Head to Bird Island, a dramatic rocky outcrop that is home to thousands of Frigate Birds. There is opportunity here for great snorkeling on the reef & for diving in these rich waters and Hammerhead sharks are commonly seen here.
Set off for the overnight return sail to Ambon. Travel Links - Flights are available from Jakarta and Bali to Ambon, Indonesia. Airlines include Merpati, Express Air, Batavia Air, Lion Air, Wings Air, Silk Air, Garuda Indonesia and Pelita Air.

Highlights

Boat:

  • Construction: Bira, Sulawesi, Indonesia in 2008 
  • Type: Phinisi traditional teak wood 
  • Length: 34 m 
  • Width: 7.5m 
  • Cruising Speed: 8-10 knots 
  • Crew: 8 + guide / dive master

Cabins:

  • 2 cabins with double bed 
  • 1 cabin with 2 bunk beds 
  • 1 family cabin with a double bed and two single beds 
  • All cabins have private bathrooms, hot water and air conditioning

Passengers:

  • 10 people, up to 12 flexible families with children

Equipment:

  • 2 annexes
  • Diving Equipment 
  • 2 compressors 
  • Fishing Equipment 
  • kayak

Services:

  • Cabin service and laundry 
  • Meals prepared by the chef Spacious dining room, comfortable lounge, upper terrace and loungers. 
  • Satellite phone, multimedia equipment
Dates & prices
From To Price per Non-diver (EUR) Price per Diver (EUR) Select
Available the whole year 3047 3047 Continue

*Excludes flights, based on two people sharing a double cabin, price may vary depending on chosen options and on exchange rates.

Price per day for the entire boat on a base of 7 people, contact us for more information.

 The Charter Rate Includes:

- All meals on Tiger Blue-snacks, fruits, juices, canned soft drinks, tea & coffee.
- All water transfers to & from Tiger Blue to dive.snorkeling sites & shore. 
- Use of all watersports equipment- kneeboards, water-skis, kayaks, snorkeling & fishing equipment. 
- All dives, divemaster, weights, tanks & refills. 
- All on board housekeeping & laundry. 
- All organized land activities- beach picnics, bonfire excursions, hikes, excursions to historical & cultural sites.


 

The charter rates do not include:

- Cost of permits/licenses/tickets needed for access to destination & sites. 
- Guide fees at special locations. 
- Food & beverage organized at outlets on shore.

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