KOMODO – RAJA AMPAT – EAST OF FLORES – FORGOTTEN ISLANDS – BANDA SEA

Thinking about a dedicated dive cruise or a yacht charter in Indonesia? When it’s exquisite diving or cruising aboard a luxury liveaboard, look no further than The Seven Seas. We will take you on the most exotic cruise itineraries in Indonesia, in comfort and style, focusing on the islands and coral reefs of the East. There are plenty of trips to choose from, including our main destinations KomodoEast of FloresForgotten IslandsRaja Ampat, and more. Situated in the center of marine diversity, known as the ‘Coral Triangle’, these seascapes hold an array of colorful and intriguing marine life, stunning scenery, and surely some of the best diving in the world.

The Seven Seas is a 40 meter (LOA), traditionally built Indonesian sailing schooner built from the finest ironwood. Comfortably accommodating 16 guests in 8 state rooms with en-suite bathrooms she has set new standards for luxury liveaboard safaris in Indonesia. Custom-designed, she is perfectly suited for cruising, island hopping, diving and relaxation.

What we promise is a high quality adventure holiday, diving at the very best dive sites in Indonesia, snorkeling, sea kayaking, fishing (where permitted), beach excursions, relaxation, and even on-board massage. An amazing adventure holiday at best possible value!

THE SEVEN SEAS – OUR DESTINATIONS

Komodo, Komodo Deep South, Raja Ampat, East of Flores, Forgotten Islands and more

Please note: Seven Seas does not pre-set any itineraries as this is probably the single worst practice in adventure cruising, leading potentially only to misunderstandings, discomfort and even dangerous situations. Seven Seas indicates the destinations and ports of departure and disembarkation, and provides detailed information on the destination including numerous trip reports from previous voyages. Other than that, the itinerary for every single cruise is decided by the Cruise Director and the Captain based on the weather and ocean conditions at the time of the trip, the particular wishes and skills levels of the guests, recent experiences at particular sites, and any other factors that need to be taken into account to guarantee a comfortable, safe and enjoyable experience.
KOMODO

With dragons on land and a utopia underwater, you’ll find an array of dive sites to suit every level of experience. Great landscapes, superb hikes, exotic wildlife and stunning views and beaches complete the picture. Hardly surprising then that this is one of our favorite choices. » More…

KOMODO – DEEP SOUTH

Diving the Southern sites of Komodo National Park, and surrounding islands, has always been very exciting and unusual. Rocky canyons and pinnacles are heavily encrusted with marine invertebrate life, with lots of color and plenty of fish. Night diving without a doubt is one of the highlights here, lots of critters and far superior to any of the sites in the north. » More…

RAJA AMPAT AND TRITON BAY (PAPUA)

The legendary Raja Ampat archipelago to the northwest, Cenderawasih Bay to the north, and Triton Bay to the south, the variety of experiences available in West Papua range from unforgettable scuba dives, sea kayaking / SUP paddling across a constellation of beautiful islands, world-class hiking and bird-watching opportunities, and so much more. A must for seasoned divers. » More…

BANDA SEA AND HALMAHERA

Once sought by Columbus and Marco Polo, the Spice Islands in the Banda Sea have long been the most coveted destination on earth. Now coveted for their spectacular diving and snorkelling on some of the world’s richest reefs – steep drop offs, impressive hard coral and great fish life make this area simply breathtaking. » More…

EAST OF FLORES

Recognized as one of Asia’s ‘Top 10 dive destinations’, the archipelago east of Flores is one of our favorite areas to explore on our liveaboard dive adventures. With an endless horizon punctuated with the peaks of rugged volcanoes, an invitation to visit ancient animist villages, dive sites ranging from macro / muck diving all the way up to the chance to glimpse the world’s largest mammal – the Seven Seas East of Flores voyage offers our guests one of the most unique scuba diving / adventure travel experiences available anywhere on earth. » More…

THE FORGOTTEN ISLANDS

Also known as the Southeast Moluccas, the “Forgotten Islands” are not a single destination, but rather a 1,000 km long chain of archipelagos stretching from Timor to West Papua on the island of New Guinea. Undeveloped, distant from population centers and far off any beaten path, these islands have been largely isolated from the rest of Indonesia and the world. » More…

WAKATOBI

Fast attracting a reputation as one of the top dive spots in the world, you will enjoy some of the healthiest coral reefs you are ever likely to dive. Especially the small outer Islands, with their colonies of nesting seabirds and steep drop-offs, which bring you eye to eye with some impressive schools of fish and some massive dogtooth tuna. » More…

WANT TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE?

Choose your own itinerary! There are countless islands in Indonesia’s Eastern region, so feel free to chart your own course. The Seven Seas team will then help you to achieve your personal adventure under the safe guidance of our expert crew and dive guides.

A group booking or full boat charter would be needed to schedule alternatives to our routine cruises which are shown in the online schedule.

 

Anything we can help you with? Please send us a quick message and we’ll get back to you shortly. Before sending an enquiry please check our schedule page for available trips.

THE SHIP – DESCRIPTION AND SPECIFICATIONS

Perfectly suited for cruising, island hopping, diving and relaxation

The Seven Seas is a 40m (LOA), traditionally built Buginese schooner* and has set new standards in Indonesian liveaboard luxury. Custom-designed to accommodate up to 16 guests in spacious comfort over three decks she is perfect for both diving and relaxation. She is fitted to the highest standards with the best available gear:

  • Four double & four twin state rooms
  • En-suite bathrooms with warm water showers
  • Air-conditioned state rooms, lounge & dining area
  • Large sundeck & shaded outside lounging areas
  • Spacious dive deck
  • State-of-the-art galley serving mouth-watering buffets & a selection of fine wines
  • Dive & snorkel equipment for hire, including Nitrox

* A two-masted sailing vessel or schooner of Indonesian design

The rooms, main dining room, and deck areas are all wonderfully arranged. The four double & four twin state rooms are finished to a high standard and come with king size beds in the doubles and large single beds in the twins. The en-suite bathrooms have powerful hot and cold water showers, hot and cold water wash basins, full sized WC and hairdryer. The main lounge and inside dining areas is fully air-conditioned but all windows can be fully opened to let the breeze through, which is usually the nicest experience. Two double cabins are situated on the upper deck, commanding panoramic views from the windows.

A shaded lounging area aft on the upper deck, as well as shaded lounge beds in front of the wheelhouse are great areas for sunsets and cocktails.

The spacious dive deck, multiple compressors, fully equipped dive shops, comfortable speed boats and first rate dive guides promise you a World Class diving experience. 6 double sea kayaks are available for further adventures.

The state-of-the-art galley serves mouth-watering buffets & a selection of fine wines to complete the experience.

SCUBA DIVING & MORE

Fantastic Adventures with The Seven Seas

A maximum of 4 dives per day are offered on board: 3 day dives and a night dive, except first and last day and when steaming.

Please note: Diving guests are required to carry a dive insurance (such as that provided by (Divers Alert Network) and to read and sign our Code of Conduct for Divers and Liability Release, which can be downloaded here:

EQUIPMENT
  • 2 Schiffauer compressors
  • 24 Aluminium 12 liter SCUBA tanks
  • maximum 16 divers
  • 3 dive tenders: two twin-engine 6.5 meter fibre boats (center console, taking 6 diving guests each) and one inflatable single engine taking 4 diving guests
  • NITROX is available free of charge
RATES 2021 – 2023

The rates for 2021 and 2022 cruises will be US$ 525 and US$ 550 respectively, per person per night. Total cruise fee per person, for a complete cruise, is calculated from the base price and the number of nights that make up the cruise duration. A 12 night cruise for example, will come to US$ 6,300 per person in 2021, and US$ 6,600 per person in 2022.

There will not be any price increase from 2022 into the first half of 2023. Rates for 2023 cruises from January to June will be US$ 550 per person per night. New prices will be announced for the period July 2023 to June 2024 once a schedule has been developed for that season.

There are currently NO EXTRA FUEL SURCHARGES and NITROX is FREE OF CHARGE. Any and all port clearance and conservation fees are INCLUDED in the above pricing. NO SURCHARGES.

Domestic flights to the port of destination are not included in the above pricing.

Invoices for International wire transfers will be in US$ and domestic payments will be invoiced in Indonesian Rupiah.

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DIVE RENTAL SHOP

The Seven Seas has a number of dive and snorkeling sets available for rental. Please advise us before you arrive if you need to rent gear, about your size. All purchases will be tallied and you will receive the bill at the end of your trip.

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A 5mm wetsuit is recommended for southern Komodo & Alor, 3mm for Raja Ampat.

As we have a limited supply of dive lights available for rent on board, you may wish to bring your own if you are an avid night diver.

MORE ADVENTURES…

Sail with dolphins! From the bowsprit you can securely nestle in and experience unforgettable encounters with dolphins. While anchored at a secluded bay, guests can take a kayak or one of the three speed boats to explore the beaches and mangroves, or play in the waves on a boogie board. Or reserve time for a relaxing massage on the back deck.

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Q VISA

To enter Indonesia, you are required to possess a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival and have proof of return or onward ticketing.
Most tourists can obtain a free Visa on Arrival (VOA). For some countries this visa-on-arrival does not apply, and people need to apply for a tourist visa in their country of origin before traveling. We highly recommend that you contact your local Indonesian Consulate or Embassy to check requirements for travelers of your nationality and/or passport that you will be traveling on.

Q VACCINATIONS

Please get advice from your local medical center. For some parts of Indonesia malaria prophylactics are recommended as well as booster injections for intestinal diseases and hepatitis A and B.

Please ensure your medical insurance covers your vacation.

Q CURRENCY, CARDS, CASH

The local currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). Most hotels and restaurants in Bali accept credit cards, but it’s always helpful to have some local currency to hand. On Bali there are plenty of ATM cash machines that service most foreign bank cards, most common are those servicing cards with the Cirrus and Maestro logos.

Although your trip will be fully-paid before you board the Seven Seas, you may have some additional expenses onboard, which can be settled at the end of your cruise, such as bar bill, massage, laundry, rental gear, on-board shop etc. As well as US Dollar, Euro, Australian Dollar and Rupiah cash, the boat also accepts VISA and MASTERCARD. There is a 2.5% surcharge when paying by credit card.

You will need Indonesian Rupiah should you wish to purchase local handicrafts when visiting villages or markets during the trip.

It is highly appreciated if you choose to tip the crew. You are free to determine the amount, but we suggest you give it to the Cruise Director, who will combine and then spilt it evenly over all crew at the end of the trip. Tips can also be put on credit card if you prefer.

Q DOMESTIC FLIGHTS

Most of our itineraries require a domestic flight to reach the port of embarkation & to return from the port of disembarkation. It is not uncommon in Indonesia for domestic flights to be delayed, rescheduled or cancelled altogether! For this reason, we always recommend that you overnight in Bali, Jakarta, or wherever you enter or leave from Indonesia, before taking your onward flight & do not try to catch an international flight the same day as disembarking the Seven Seas.

Domestic airlines typically impose a strict weight restriction of 20kg per person for checked luggage & 5-7kg for carry-on luggage. Excess luggage is charged per kilo and is payable in Rupiah cash at the airport. Please note that excess luggage is not guaranteed to arrive at the same time as the passenger!

Q ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

The Seven Seas bar has a wide selection of wines and spirits. If you like to bring your own, please discuss that during booking. Note that Indonesian Customs Department allows for 1 liter of liquor and 200 cigarettes to be brought in duty-free per person.

Q LANGUAGE

The Seven Seas works with a very experienced crew from all over the Indonesian Archipelago. The trip leader and PADI divemaster are fluent in English and most of the crew know basic English. As most of the areas that we visit are remote, people you will meet will speak Bahasa Indonesia only. The trip leader will be happy to translate for you.

Q VOLTAGE

Voltage in Indonesia and on the boat is 220 volts. Sockets take plugs of the 2 round pin type.

Q INSURANCE

It is recommended to arrange a Cancellation Insurance policy with your travel agent for your flights and to have good medical insurance, a baggage loss or damage insurance or combined travel insurance. Please check the terms and conditions of your booking with respect to cancellation of the trip with Seven Seas.
All guests who are planning to dive with Seven Seas are required to carry valid dive accident insurance, such as that provided by DAN (in USA), DAN Europe (in Europe), DAN Asia-Pacific (in Asia Pacific).

» Why is it so important to be protected with DAN Membership & Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance?

Q SPECIAL NEEDS

If you have special needs for meals, equipment (fishing gear etc) or sleeping arrangements (baby cot) please enquire with us prior to departure. Almost anything is possible! As parents ourselves, we understand what it takes to ensure an enjoyable trip for all members of your group, big and small.

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