Adelaar Sailing Cruise

Diving & Land and Sea Liveaboard from Bali to Komodo, back to Bali in Indonesia.

Cruise 11 days, max. 8 passengers

Adeelar meaning “eagle” in Dutch is a luxurious Dutch schooner fully equipped with nitrox to accommodate all the divers along these renowned world-class dive sites.
This amazing 38 meters traditional sailing boat was built in 1902 in the Netherlands. She was used as a cargo ship till the late 80’s. She was sold and renovated during the 1990’s and then started cruising in the Indonesian seas, a real historical masterpiece!


She can host up to 8 passengers in 4 staterooms. One Master suite (a queen size bed, a couch/single bed and a desk), two staterooms (with 140 x 200 cm bed, a couch/single bed and a desk) and a stateroom with a single bed. All 4 staterooms are individually air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms with hot water shower, toilet and washbasin. She also provides her guests with entertainment system for movies and music.

Feeling like enjoying the distant sounds of waves crashing on the shores of remote islands? Go on the roof top and install yourself comfortably in the huge sofa. A taste of ultimate bliss!

Cruising aboard Adelaar

To board on Adelaar is to experience dives, relax and soak up the stunning imagery of wild Indonesia. All is done in comfort and style. Chefs daily prepare traditional Indonesian dishes but can easily adapt to any dietary restrictions. You may also find a large choice of imported wines and liquors to accompany your diner.

Audio and video on demand is streamed into each stateroom as well as in the dining room. Free wifi is available when in range of signal.


Day 1:

The meeting point will be at the wooden jetty in front of the Dolphin Lodge in Serangan Harbour at 8:00AM, where the crew will be waiting to transport you to the Adelaar. Once on board, there will be a “ship briefing” to acquaint you with shipboard living and to discuss safety issues. The ship will set off from Serangan Harbor and go along the coastline of Bali, cruising overnight to Satonda Island. You can spend the day getting settled into your stateroom, or just relaxing on deck. Hoping for a magnificent sunset over Bali’s majestic Mt Agung.

Day 2:

Arise at your leisure for coffee on deck while breakfast is being cooked-to-order. Arrival in Satonda will be late morningwith two dives scheduled today along a sloping reef. The white sandy bottom with many coral outcroppings offers plenty of interesting things to see. Satonda is an old volcanic island, with a salty water lake that fills the crater. The local ranger tells how a huge tsunami filled the crater after the violent eruption of Mt Tambora, on Sumbawa, in 1814. Take time to visit the caldera, which is a short hike from the beach. Don’t miss a chance to cast your wish at the wishing trees along the lakes edge! At sunset we depart and cruise through the night toward the Komodo National Park.

Day 3:

Early awakening for a glimpse of the sunrise as you arrive early at GiliLawaLaut, in the northern area of Komodo National Park. The park is located in the region as Wallacea, denoting the overlapping of Australian and Asian biogeographical areas. This overlapping ensures an interesting mix of bird species. There is a splendid assortment of dive sites just outside this picturesque bay. Typically in the North we have larger schools of fish, good visibility and some current. Between dives, you may want to take the opportunity to hike to the top of the hill, where you will be able to catch a glimpse of the magnificent panorama of the entire Komodo Archipelago. We anchor in a quiet bay for the night.

Day 4:

Dragons wait for no man! Early start at 7:00am and meeting with the ranger for a guided hike into the wild of Komodo Park. This World Heritage site, the only place on earth where these giants monitor lizards can be found, was recently designated as one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Once back on board, a scrumptious lunch will be served on deck. Enjoy the beautiful ocean views as we head towards South Komodo. We will make a stop along the coast for diving, then continue on Lehok Sera for a dusk dive to search for the elusive mandarin fish. We anchor for the night in this quiet and picturesque bay. If weather permitting, dinner will be served topside.

Day 5:

Early morning, departure for Langkoi, also known as Manta Alley, on Komodo’s South coast. It is a manta quest today! two dives are planned hoping to see these magnificent animals gracefully feeding. This area typically has much cooler temperatures with nutrient rich waters, and lower visibility. After your dives, you enjoy lunch as the boat moves to Southern Rinca to an area known as Nusa Kode. With the towering cliff walls surrounding all sides, the landscape in this remote area, is breathtaking. The third dive today will be your first macro dive of the trip. Between dives, you board the dinghy and head towards shore to get up close to the resident dragon population. Weighing up to 350 pounds and with a total length of over 10 feet, these fearsome hunters can charge swiftly to bring down a variety of prey, some as big as water buffalo. After the sunset, you prepare for a night dive, and a late dinner.

Day 6:

Mornings and evenings in Nusa Kode are a time where you can spot dragons wandering along the beach foraging for food. Monkeys, deers and hunting sea eagles are also known to make an appearance. There are two dives planned in this area, one of which will be the famous “macro temple” of Cannibal Rock. Depending on the season, almost everything you can find in the critter book has been sighted here. During lunch Adelaar heads back up North to dive in Padar, where temperatures start to get warmer and visibility gets bit better. Later in the afternoon we go ashore for a hike across the island for a spectacular view of the sunset, and enjoy a sundowner. Overnight here in a quiet bay a where there is a possibility for a night dive (for those who abstained from the sundowner!)

Day 7:

Heading to Padar in the early morning to enter an area known as “current city” for a diving day. Here there is generally better visibility and larger schools of fish. Sailing to North in the late afternoon. At Wainilu, you can go ashore for a short walk up a small hill for a nice view of Rinca and the surrounding island. Anchorage for the night and getting ready for a night dive in Wainilu.

Day 8:

We’ve saved the best for the last! You spend the morning diving around the northern most boundary of the Park off the uninhabited islands of Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat. In late afternoon farewell to Komodo National Park and start of the journey back westward. Anchorage for the night in Banta Island and plan for the last night dive of the cruise. Looking westward, towards Sangeang’s active volcano, where you may enjoy some of the best sunsets of the trips!

Day 9:

Departure very early in the morning to the volcanic island of Sangeang that most recent eruption was last year. As the ship approaches you can see lava steaming as it flows from the crater edge towards the sea. The black sandy bottom makes the dive spectacular! In places, gaseous sulfur bubbles up from the ground, creating an underwater jacuzzi! At the end of this diving day, the crew will put up all the sails as you head further west towards Bali. We will travel through the night.

Day 10:

After an overnight sailing, you arrive at Moyo Island in early morning. The final two dives will be along the fringing reef outside the main village. A shore excursion to the nearby waterfall, takes you through the local village and past the school. You may visit the school where the children welcome you to their classroom, and some even practice their English. The walk to the waterfall is down a road lined with “living fences”, passing herds of goats and water buffalos. The local guide can point out cashew and teak trees. Once at the waterfall, those daring enough can grab the rope, swing out over the falls and drop into the pool below! You then return to Adelaar for lunch and travel back to Bali

Day 11:

Arrival in Serangan Harbor, Bali will be around 9:00AM. After breakfast, the crew will drive you to shore.

Schedule 2018

Date/Time Cruises Activity Status
24 Dec 18 - 03 Jan 19

Date: 24 Dec 18 - 03 Jan 19 Bali to South Komodo back to Bali - Diving/Land & Sea liveaboard with ADELAAR
Route: Bali - Bali Activity: Diving - Land & Sea Status: Guaranteed

Diving - Land & Sea Guaranteed

Schedule 2019

Date/Time Cruises Activity Status
04 Mar 19 - 14 Mar 19

Date: 04 Mar 19 - 14 Mar 19 Bali to Komodo back to Bali - Diving/Land & Sea liveaboard with ADELAAR
Route: Bali - Bali Activity: Diving - Land & Sea Status: Available

Diving - Land & Sea Available
18 Mar 19 - 28 Mar 19

Date: 18 Mar 19 - 28 Mar 19 Bali to Komodo back to Bali - Diving/Land & Sea liveaboard with ADELAAR
Route: Bali - Bali Activity: Diving - Land & Sea Status: Available

Diving - Land & Sea Available
01 Apr 19 - 11 Apr 19

Date: 01 Apr 19 - 11 Apr 19 Bali to Komodo back to Bali - Diving/Land & Sea liveaboard with ADELAAR
Route: Bali - Bali Activity: Diving - Land & Sea Status: Available

Diving - Land & Sea Available
15 Apr 19 - 25 Apr 19

Date: 15 Apr 19 - 25 Apr 19 Bali to Komodo back to Bali - Diving/Land & Sea liveaboard with ADELAAR
Route: Bali - Bali Activity: Diving - Land & Sea Status: Available

Diving - Land & Sea Available
29 Apr 19 - 09 May 19

Date: 29 Apr 19 - 09 May 19 Bali to Komodo back to Bali - Diving/Land & Sea liveaboard with ADELAAR
Route: Bali - Bali Activity: Diving - Land & Sea Status: Available

Diving - Land & Sea Available
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  • Type: Motor / Sail
  • Tonnage: 35 tons
  • Length over all: 38m
  • Draught: 2,4m
  • Cruising Range: 1200nm
  • Cruising Speed: 8 knots
  • Engine Mercedes Marine 380 HP
  • Generator Mercedes (x3) 25kVA-65kVA for 24hr elecrical power availability
  • Diesel 4600L
  • Fresh water 3500L & Water maker 150L
  • Voltage 220

Navigation & Communication

  • GPS
  • Depth Sounder
  • Radar
  • ICOM HF transceiver (all channel)
  • ICOM VHF Radio
  • “Nautilus Lifeline” GPS tracker & communication system for divers


  • Nautilus Lifeline Marine Rescue Radio with GPS for each diver
  • Life vests, EPIRB emergency beacon & flares
  • Man overboard pole with attached life vest & flashing light
  • Two life rafts for 30 people with provisions for over 30 days
  • Medical O2 with resuscitation bag
  • First aid supplies, bandages and common medicines

The nearest decompression chamber is located in Bali access by a medical evacuation helicopter.

Destinations Bali – Komodo – Bali Prices per passengers (11N/10D) 2017 Not Included
Master Suite 4 695 € Full diving set: 45€/day/person

Nitrox: 180€/trip OR 10€/tank filled Park fees: 135€/person (Komodo, Satonda, Moyo)

Fuel surcharge 6 to 15€/person/day depending on fuel price.

Staterooms 2 & 3 4 220 €
Stateroom 4 3 775 €

Price Details


  • Fully crewed boat (3 meals /day + snacks and soft drinks)
  • Dives with a western PADI Dive instructor (weights, tanks and weight belts)
  • Ship to shore transportation all harbor clearances (for Bali – Komodo – Bali itineraries only)

Not Included

  • Flight fares
  • Diving gear & dive light rentals
  • Laundry
  • Alcohol
  • Land transfers or land programs
  • Customary tips to the crew
  • Park Fees
  • Fuel surcharge

These incidental charges will be collected on board (cash, Visa, Mastercard accepted.

We are happy to organize your domestic flights and transfers.

Contact us for more info and receive a personalized quote.

Adelaar map: Cruise from Bali to Komodo National Park back to Bali