Katharina Sailing Cruise

Land & Sea (snorkeling) & Expedition Liveaboard from Bali to Raja Ampat passing by Komodo National Park, Moluccas and Sulawesi in Indonesia.

Cruises 7 to 14 days, min. 7 max. 12 passengers + 2 children

The Katharina is a traditional 40 meters Indonesian Phinisi, built in 1995 in Kalimantan using only the very best grades of ironwood. We have added her to our fleet as a cruising vessel in January 2014.

Accommodation

Katharina has six superior cabins with en-suite bathrooms, a saloon & bar, outdoor covered dining area and a rooftop lounge area.

Recently redesigned and constructed of natural woods and classic decor, our stylish cabins are bright and inviting with double or twin berths, individually-controlled A/C and safety boxes.

Diving aboard Katharina

Katharina has many on-board facilities and activities to help your clients unwind and get the most out of the tropical playground, such as snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, fishing, stand-up paddling, or simply lazing in the sun with a good book. For specialized pursuits such as cooking classes, free-diving, rock climbing, kite surfing, wake boarding and so on, simply ask and we will do our best to accommodate.

Katharina has international security and communication standards, such as SSB and VHF radio, life jackets, survival rafts and satellite phones.

In addition to classics itineraries “Land and Sea” Komodo and Raja Ampat offered on our site, this boat also offers specials and cruises with themes : culinary, cultural, focusing on fauna and flora and accompanied by real experts or for Christmas and new Year.

We invite you to watch our calendar and contact us for more information.

Details

Day 1

  • Meeting in Sanur (Bali) in the morning and departure to Lombok.
  • First stop around one of the three Gili islands with numerous aquatique activities: swimming, snorkelling, paddleboarding, kayaking or simply enjoying the beautiful white sandy beaches.

Day 2

  • North Lombok: private bus for a trip into the northern side. Traditional village of Senaru and overview of the culture of the indigenous Sasak people. Majestic waterfall and rice fields ocean view. Meeting with weavers.
  • After re-embarkation, coral reefs near Gili Sulat exploration which is a marine conservation area.

Day 3

  • Moyo village and waterfall visit.
  • Satonda, a strange and mystical volcanic island with a crater lake in its centre. Swimming and snorkeling in the afternoon.
  • Sunset time with the sight of thousands of flying foxes.

Day 4

  • Wera on Sumbawa: visit the village and boats building.
  • Island of Banta, passing Sangeang island. Uninhabited, perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Day 5

  • Komodo National Park: trekking escorted by a local ranger seeking for Komodo dragons and other fauna & flora.
  • Komodo village: visit and shopping. Explore the beautiful pink beach of Pantai Merah

Day 6

  • Loh Buaya on Rinca Island: trekking escorted by a local ranger seeking for more Komodo dragons, stunning panorama on the park.
  • Snorkeling with over 1000 species of fish in the waters of the national park
  • At sunset, the crew will prepare a beach barbecue as a final celebration of your voyage.

Day 7

  • Breakfast in Labuan Bajo, local market or private bus to the inland village of Melo.

After lunch, transfer to airport for your flight back to Bali.

Day 1

  • Start from Labuan Bajo (Flores) with a private bus to the inland village of Melo. After your visit,  settle in the ship then cruising to Kelor island. First snorkeling, kayaking and SUP paddling in clear waters.

Day 2

  • Loh Buaya on Rinca Island: trekking escorted by a local ranger seeking for more Komodo dragons, stunning panorama on the park.
  • Explore the beautiful pink beach of Pantai Merah

Day 3

  • Komodo National Park: trekking escorted by a local ranger seeking for Komodo dragons and other fauna & flora.
  • Back on board and cruising around the coast. Visit and shopping in the Komodo village.

Day 4

  • Banta Island: uninhabited island, perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
  • Sailing to Wera on Sumbawa to visit the village and have a look at the boats building.
  • Susnet time, relax on the deck and heading to West toward Satonda.

Day 5

  • Satonda: walk to the edge of the caldera to see the mysterious lake located in the crater of this volcanic island.
  • Sailing to Moyo island where you will walk to its waterfall.
  • Back to the sea and snorkelling on the reef. Heading to Lombok.

Day 6

  • North Lombok: private bus for a trip into the northern side. Traditional village of Senaru and overview of the culture of the indigenous Sasak people. Majestic waterfall and rice fields ocean view.
  • At sunset, the crew will prepare a beach barbecue as a final celebration of your voyage.

Day 7

  • Depending on the weather conditions,visit the island of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan or Amuk Bay in Bali for a last swim and snorkeling. Cruising to Serangan harbor in South East Bali and transfer to hotel or airport.
Day 1

  • From Sorong airport, transfer to harbour and check in the ship. Sailing to the Misool archipelago with stop on the way for a refreshing swim.

Day 2

  • Sunrise over the picturesque islands of Misool archipelago.
  • Paddling and kayaking…Night in Misool’s Tomolol Bay.

Day 3

  • Swimming and snorkeling through Tomolol’s dome-topped cave. On board, you will sail through the incredible limestone labyrinth.
  • Overnight, the boat will cruise North to the island of Batanta.

Day 4

  • Trekking into Batanta island. Anchorage in Arefi Village and visit of the mangrove escorted by local guides. Swimming in waterfalls.
  • Heading to North of Waigeo island.

Day 5

  • Mayalibit Bay and Lopintol Village where we will get a spelunking expedition.
  • Swim and snorkeling before heading to Tapokren Village. Meeting with a local NGO leader to discuss illegal logging and community development.

Day 6

  • Snorkeling in Dampier strait
  • Trekking just before the sunrise through the forest to observe the Red Paradise birds.
  • Mooring off Pulau Arborek to visit the Arborek Village.

Day 7

  • Heading to North in Aljui Bay that host the Cendanda Pearl Farm and the sea pearls producers.
  • Waigeo West coast: Wofoh, tree little gems bonded by coral reef streches: kayak and relaxing on the beach.
  • In the evening, we will make our way across the equator to the Northern hemisphere and reach the Wayag archipelago.

Day 8

  • Wayag islands : coves and lagoons, narrow channels and inlets, caves, jagged rocks and sandy beaches.
  • Quiet night here at anchor.

Day 9

  • Return to the Southern hemisphere on our way back to West Papua mainland.
  • 2nd day on Wayag islands: navigation through the maze of shaped mushroom islands, swimming and snorkelling.
  • Farewell dinner with our captain and crew.

Day 10

  • Quick stop for a last swim.
  • Sorong Harbour, transfer to airport

Schedule 2018

Date/Time Cruises Activity Status
10 Aug 18 - 17 Aug 18

Date: 10 Aug 18 - 17 Aug 18 Flores - Bali Land & Sea, Snorkeling liveaboard with KATHARINA
Route: Flores - Bali Activity: Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Status: Available

Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Available
19 Aug 18 - 26 Aug 18

Date: 19 Aug 18 - 26 Aug 18 Bali - Flores Land & Sea, Snorkeling liveaboard with KATHARINA
Route: Bali - Flores Activity: Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Status: Available

Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Available
31 Aug 18 - 07 Sep 18

Date: 31 Aug 18 - 07 Sep 18 Flores - Bali Land & Sea, Snorkeling liveaboard with KATHARINA
Route: Flores - Bali Activity: Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Status: Available

Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Available
09 Sep 18 - 16 Sep 18

Date: 09 Sep 18 - 16 Sep 18 Bali - Flores Land & Sea, Snorkeling liveaboard with KATHARINA
Route: Bali - Flores Activity: Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Status: FULL

Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition FULL
11 Oct 18 - 21 Oct 18

Date: 11 Oct 18 - 21 Oct 18 Ambon - Raja Ampat Land & Sea, Snorkeling liveaboard with KATHARINA
Route: Ambon - Sorong Activity: Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Status: Available

Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Available
24 Oct 18 - 02 Nov 18

Date: 24 Oct 18 - 02 Nov 18 Raja Ampat - Triton Bay Land & Sea, Snorkeling liveaboard with KATHARINA
Route: Sorong - Kaimana Activity: Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Status: Available

Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Available
05 Nov 18 - 14 Nov 18

Date: 05 Nov 18 - 14 Nov 18 Triton Bay - Ambon (Forgotten Islands) Land & Sea, Snorkeling liveaboard with KATHARINA
Route: Kaimana - Ambon Activity: Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Status: FULL

Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition FULL
19 Nov 18 - 01 Dec 18

Date: 19 Nov 18 - 01 Dec 18 Ternate - Raja Ampat Land & Sea, Snorkeling liveaboard with KATHARINA
Route: Ternate - Sorong Activity: Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Status: FULL

Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition FULL
04 Dec 18 - 13 Dec 18

Date: 04 Dec 18 - 13 Dec 18 Raja Ampat - Land & Sea, Snorkeling liveaboard with KATHARINA
Route: Sorong - Sorong Activity: Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Status: Available

Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Available
17 Dec 18 - 26 Dec 18

Date: 17 Dec 18 - 26 Dec 18 Raja Ampat - Land & Sea, Snorkeling liveaboard with KATHARINA
Route: Sorong - Sorong Activity: Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Status: Available

Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Available
29 Dec 18 - 07 Jan 19

Date: 29 Dec 18 - 07 Jan 19 Raja Ampat - Land & Sea, Snorkeling liveaboard with KATHARINA
Route: Sorong - Sorong Activity: Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Status: Available

Snorkeling - Land & Sea - Expedition Available
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Characteristics

Hull material Wood Type Motor/Sail
Decks 3 Engine power 280 hp
Fresh water maker 2 tons per day Fuel 9 tons
Length over all 40 m Auxiliary Power 2 generators + emergency DC system
Beam 8.6 m Voltage 220 volts
Draught 3.5 m Max. diving passengers 12
Cruising speed 7-9 knots Crew 12
Fresh water storage 4 tons Max. total passengers 12 + 2 kids

Safety:

  • Two lifeboats, capacity of 25 people each
  • Lifebelt with lights
  • 40 lifejackets with lights
  • Fire alarm system
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire pump
  • Emergency mobile fire pump
  • Extensive first aid kits
  • Defibrillator (AED)
  • Medical oxygen supply

Navigation:

  • Furuno GPS
  • Furuno radar with second GPS and chart plotter
  • Furono echosounder
  • MaxSea computer-based navigation system
  • VHF and SBB radios
  • Satellite phones
  • EPIRB emergency beacon
  • Paper charts and manual utilities

Price List

Destinations Period Cruise USD Prices 2017 per passenger per trip
Komodo Park 7 days/ 6 nights Land & Sea 2590 $
Raja Ampat 10 days/ 9 nights Land & Sea 4950 $
Thematic expeditions UPON REQUEST

Price Details

Included

  • Full Board (vegetarian and special menus on request)
  • Snacks, tea, soft drinks, juices, coffee and mineral water
  • Park and sites entrance fees & port authorizations
  • Towels and beach towels provided and regularly changed
  • Safetybox in each cabin
  • Complimentary snorkeling equipment, two sea canoes, SUP paddle boards
  • European and Multilingual tour guide
  • Transfer to and from the ship in all harbors with the exception of Benoa-Bali
  • Transfer to and from the ship in Bali will be in our meeting point: Cafe Batu Jimbar, Sanur.

Not Included

  • Flight fares
  • Alcoholic beverages

We are happy to organize your domestic flights and transfers.

Contact us for more info and receive a personalized quote.


Katharina map: Cruise from Bali to Raja Ampat, passing by Komodo and The Moluccas