Sailing Cruises

Komodo Sailing Cruise | Exploring the “Ring of Fire”

Nothing quite compares to a Komodo sailing cruise on board a tall ship. Add on the company of a handful of your close friends and loved ones, the wind in your hair, a good book in hand and a cool tropical cocktail by your side, and you have an experience of a lifetime in the making!

The ship on full sails

The Komodo sailing cruise brings you from the isand of Bali to Komodo and back – exploring the heart of Indonesia and her true essence. Days on the cruises are more often than not filled with sunshine, warm breezes and starlit nights. We cross the famous Wallace line enroute to Lombok, sail through Satonda, Sumbawa and tiny specks of islets that are virtually forgotten by modern civilization. Along the way, there will also be plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of the vibrant and colorful underwater world.

We specialize in Komodo sailing cruises, but with enough planning, you can request a customized sailing itinerary to far flung exotic islands such as Maluku, Alor and Raja Ampat. The vessel is designed to take you to the deepest areas of  Indonesia, where virgin beaches and towering volcanoes with smouldering calderas awaits…

Komodo sailing by tall ship

In New Zealand, ADELAAR  won the Tall Ship race there in 1992. After a second complete refit from 1992-1993, ADELAAR sailed from New Zealand to Bali calling in Norfolk Island, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya, the Sunda Island and the islands of the East Nusa Tenggara. From 1994 until today, ADELAAR has been cruising regularly to the following destinations: Komodo National Marine Park, “Taka Bone Rate” Atoll, and the Alor Archipelago.

Although rather heavy and not built for racing, ADELAAR still makes good speed, if the wind comes from the side or from behind (=,>90 degrees). With winds of 15 to 20 knots, ADELAAR’s hull speed can reach 10-11 knots, which is decent speed considering the hull shape and weight.