In­done­sia Char­ter Op­tions DeS­ti­na­tionS

Pri­vate yacht va­ca­tions Si Datu Bua

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June Mon­tagne, char­ter bro­ker with Su­pery­acht Sales and Char­ter in Fort Laud­erdale (su­pery­acht­sale­sand­char­ter.com), spent two weeks last sum­mer scout­ing Bali and the Ko­modo is­lands of In­done­sia aboard 164-foot (50-me­ter) Silolona, 132-foot (40.2-me­ter) and 167-foot (51-me­ter) Du­nia Baru, all built by In­done­sia’s Konjo Boat Builders. In­ter­est in the re­gion has grown thanks to its nat­u­ral beauty, ex­otic cul­ture and trop­i­cal cli­mate.

“There is a sense of an­cient his­tory ev­ery­where,” Mon­tagne says. “In­ter­act­ing with In­done­sians, you can sense the depth of re­spect and pride in their cul­tural her­itage—al­ways with a smile and gen­uine friend­li­ness. Div­ing is a dream with ex­cel­lent vis­i­bil­ity, healthy reefs and fish we’ve never seen be­fore. The col­ors of the co­ral, starfish and the pink beaches are spec­tac­u­lar. From hik­ing to the top of a hill, as­sisted by the crew, who of­fer wa­ter and cold face­cloths along the way, to see­ing Ko­modo dragons up close, it was an ad­ven­ture never to be for­got­ten.”

The best cruis­ing time is in the sum­mer months for the Ko­modo area. An­chor­ages are well pro­tected, and the wa­ters are per­fect for cruis­ing.

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