Being on board Majik is the perfect way to explore this legendary national park, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It boasts a plethora of underwater flora and fauna, walking trails and viewpoints that will leave you breathless, as well as the endemic Komodo dragon. Get up close to these mythical creatures, swim with elegant manta rays and enjoy some of the world’s best diving at sites such as Castle Rock, Golden Passage and Batu Bolong.
BOARDING IN LABUAN BAJO
It will be our pleasure to pick you up from your hotel or airport so that you can make the most of the day. Then we will sail west, where you can enjoy the beach, snorkeling or diving on the islands of Bidadari or Sebayur Kecil. A sense of calm reigns on these islands, but underwater the coral reefs are bubbling with life. To end the day, relax with an aperitif while admiring the beautiful sunset. Night diving is optional.
Komodo Island lies in the middle of the strait between Sumbawa and the Flores Islands. The sea creeps between the two islands, creating intense currents and coral reefs that will be a pleasure to explore, such as Tatawa Besar, Batu Bolong and Golden Passage. At the end of a spectacular day of sailing, we will drop anchor in the sheltered bay of Gili Lawa Island, famous for its magnificent views of the glowing sunset.
MANTA POINT & PADAR ISLAND
Sailing south, we will stop at Taka Makassar, also known as Manta Point, a coral garden where you can swim or dive with manta rays, sharks and turtles, to name but a few. You can then have a snack or simply relax on the nearby sandy islet, gazing in wonder at the turquoise waters caressing the shore. From this point, we head to Padar Island to admire its impressive landscape of sharp peaks and pink sandy beaches. A walk around these places will lead you to breathtaking views…
A day out in South Rinca, also known as Horseshoe Bay, is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and discover extraordinary wildlife, including monkeys, deer, wild pigs, sea eagles and, of course, Komodo dragons. The cooler waters here are home to some world-class dive sites, such as the famous Cannibal Rock.
GILI LAWA ISLAND
Three world-famous dive sites are gathered here and are hotspots for sharks: Castle Rock, Crystal Rock and the Cauldron. To the greatest satisfaction of divers. For snorkelers and less adventurous divers, the area also boasts beautiful hard coral reefs surrounded by white sand, where manta rays are an all-but-rare sight. It will be hard to resist taking a paddle board or kayak to glide over these turquoise waters before enjoying a well-deserved cocktail at sunset.
BANTA & BATU MONCO
We will sail to Banta Island, just outside the National Park, to explore remote and secret bays with pink and white sandy beaches surrounded by slopes, barren peaks and wilderness. With not a soul around, you will feel at one with nature. If time permits, we can sail to Batu Monco in its crystal-clear turquoise waters. Snorkeling is accessible and you can dive in pristine coral reefs surrounded by expanses of white sand.
In the morning, we head to the ranger station on Rinca Island, where a park ranger will talk to you about the legendary Komodo dragons. You can then refresh yourself with a swim or dive at Wainilu or Pengah Kecil. Sailing to Kalong Island, we end the day on a magical note, watching thousands of fruit bats (flying foxes) in the light of the setting sun.
FAREWELLS AT LABUAN BAJO
We will return to Labuan Bajo to enjoy a last rich breakfast and check out before noon. After the last photos and goodbyes, our crew will organize the transfer to the hotel or airport. Then it will be time to return home, your head full of unforgettable memories of an extraordinary trip.
Depending on navigation, we offer up to 3/4 dives a day.
The last dive will be on the penultimate day of the trip. Divers are recommended to wait for 24hours before flying after the last dive.
Please note this is a sample itinerary and each Cruise is different. The daily schedule may be adjusted during the Cruises according to your preferences as well as due to current weather conditions, tides, and currents. Your Cruise Director will work with you for the day-to-day planning.