The traditional phinisi boat is a comfortable and adventurous way to take a Komodo island liveaboard, Komodo national park, and surroundings. Komodo island liveaboard you can usually do one or several days from Labuan Bajo. A Komodo boat trip takes you to explore 4 large islands that are included in the Komodo National Park, starting from Rinca Island, Padar Island, Komodo Island, and Motang Island.
Komodo island liveaboard: Diving, Trekking and Meet The Dragon
Komodo Island is the original habitat for rare ancient animals which are giant meat-eating lizards. The largest reptile in the world is 2-3 meters long and weighs 100-165 kg. They live in the open area, Padang, savanna, white sandy beaches, and tropical rain forests. What is unique about Komodo dragons is that their saliva contains many deadly bacteria.
Komodo Boat Trip – Trekking
Komodo sailing trip takes you to do many activities on the island of the world’s largest reptile habitat. Tourists can do trekking to climb Mount Ara as high as 538 meters above sea level. You will see horses, deer, various species of birds, snakes to monitor lizards, and Komodo dragons. Your trekking trip will pass through a water hole, which is a place to drink and rest for the dragons.
Your length of trekking is 1-8 kilometers, short, medium, long, and adventurous. If you choose long and adventure, you will explore beautiful forests, rivers, and hills. A short trekking trip ends at the top of the hills with an amazing view of the bay. The four trekking will pass through the water hole, and allow you to meet the Komodo dragon.
Your trekking trip must be accompanied by a ranger or Komodo dragon handler. Ranger will provide you with a stick with a forked end as a weapon to weaken Komodo dragons. If there is an emergency and the Komodo dragon approaches you quickly, the forked end of the stick is used to press the dragon’s neck. In a short time, the dragons will weaken and stop attacking.
The underwater panorama of Komodo National Park is very popular among diving lovers and has even become the best dive spot in the world. Underwater Komodo Island has about 386 types of coral reefs, 70 types of sponges, seaweed as a home for thousands of species of fish, green turtles, 6 species of whales, sharks, rays, 10 types of dolphins, and others.
The 3 best scuba diving Komodo sites, Samsia Rock, Toko Shop, and Crystal Rock. Batu Samsia is a favorite dive point, where divers can navigate a series of waterways and interact with turtles, sharks, and other small fish. Toko Toko dive point is at a depth of 7 meters below sea level. Tourists can enjoy the beauty of colorful coral reefs and fish swimming among the corals. Crystal Rock, a favorite dive, and at a depth of 5 meters, you can find frogfish, Barramundi Cod, Parrotfish, and other fish.
Pink beach is a favorite Komodo diving point for divers and snorkeling lovers. Don’t go too far snorkeling or diving from the beach! The ocean currents are quite strong and have the potential to be hit by many passing ships.