Tiger Blue operates small ship sailing expeditions around Eastern Indonesia including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Komodo; Raja Ampat located off the northwest tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsular on the island of New Guinea in Indonesia’s West Papua province and the Banda Islands, a small group of volcanic islands in the Banda Sea about 2,000km east of Java.
Tiger Blue is a traditional 34m timber phinisi yacht which has five en-suite cabins, sleeping up to 12 adults, leaving you with plenty of room to relax and take in the incredible scenery. She can be chartered privately or on an individual cabin basis with three core itineraries throughout the year, which can easily be tailored to suit your requirements. Perfect for a family adventure, a once in a lifetime trip among friends or a diving and fishing holiday, Tiger Blue offers an ideal opportunity to spend time together.
No day is the same. You choose the pace and the activities while the Tiger Blue team look after the rest. After breakfast around the large dining table, you can go snorkelling or diving, or venture out on the tender to explore small islands or search for the local wildlife. After lunch, waterski, wakeboard, fish, dive, snorkel, hike or relax in the sun on a lounger on the top deck or lie back with a book in the shade down below. At night, you can sip cocktails at sunset, enjoy bonfires on the beach, or stargaze under the clear night sky. For the really intrepid, why not get back in the water and go night-diving. And then, after a good night's sleep and as day dawns, you can do it all again......
Why we like it
- A traditional timber phinisi yacht
- Small number of guests
- A sea safari like no other
- Snorkel, dive, fish, hike, explore
- Incredible scenery
At a Glance
The Komodo Islands
Day 1 - Arrive to Labaun Bajo and set sail to Sabayor Kecil, keeping an eye out for dolphins. Dive or snorkel the coral reef with colourful fish, sponges and groupers or go kayaking, waterskiing or fishing.
Day 2 - Sail to Rinca and see the famous Komodo Dragons. Stop at Manta Point, a feeding ground for manta rays and one of the top diving spots.
Day 3 - Explore Mauan & Kode's superb reef by snorkel and kayak.
Day 4 - BBQ and sunset cocktails on a secret beach
Day 5 - Sail to Pink Beach (Pantai Merah) where you will spend the day and overnight.
Day 6 - A day of downtime. Take a leisurely walk along the beach and discover the local tropical birds and enjoy a BBQ on the beach dining on freshly caught fish.
Day 7 - Enjoy a day of snorkelling at Crystal Rock and Castle Rock, two submerged pinnacles where you have the chance to see eagle rays, white tip, black tip and grey reef sharks, huge schools of snapper and Napoleon wrasse. Overnight sail to Labuan Bajo.
Day 8 - Disembark after breakfast and transfer by road to the airport.
- Prices start from US$3,885 per cabin
- Rates are inclusive of all meals, soft drinks and house beer, excursions and activities including equipment for watersports, diving and fishing, airport transfers
- Scheduled departures
- Private charter option available
- Raja Ampat sailing route operates November to March
- Komodo sailing route operates May to September
- Banda Islands sailing route operates September to October and March to April