From the Spice Islands to Sulawesi
DURATION:14 Days/ 13 NightsREGION:AsiaSHIP:Ombak Putih
Cruise from the ancient spice capital of Ternate to the shipbuilding port of Bitung in North Sulawesi as we explore the islands and seas that fringe the Molucca Sea. Not only does this brand-new itinerary have an extended cruise programme of 14 days, it also packages so many highlights in the one journey such as birds of paradise,
black-crested macaques, remote island cultures, rare maleo birds, Bajau sea gypsies, exotic birdlife, volcanic peaks, and ample opportunity for snorkelling on fantastic coral reefs and in lakes filled with freshwater jellyfish in what is one of the remotest and least visited parts of the Indonesian archipelago. Cruise aboard the traditional wooden Indonesian smal ships Ombak Putih and Katharina.
We have multiple departure dates for this cruise. Select a year and month to view itineraries for alternative departure dates.
Operated by: Sea Trek
The Ombak Putih is a traditional Indonesian schooner custom built from ironwood by Buginese ship builders in Batulicin, Kalimantan. Her keel was laid in 1995, and she was officially launched in 1997. In early 2015, the Ombak Putih was the subject of a major interior refit. Working with the unique heritage this vessel represents, her transformation is a conservation exercise back to authenticity, using only the best traditional materials, shaped by highly skilled Indonesian craftsmen.
The Ombak Putih is 42 metres long, and provides accommodation for up to 24 guests in 12 comfortable cabins. With approximately 400 square metres of public space divided over two main decks, the Ombak Putih offers both open and covered space in abundance, allowing for privacy and serene relaxing. All cabins are located below deck and offer private en suite bathrooms, portholes, individually controlled air conditioning, and ample storage space including safety deposit box.
Led by Captain Feri, his 14 dedicated crew members hail from all regions of Indonesia and are sure to make your expedition memorable.
Your cruise price includes:
- 13 nights accommodation aboard Ombak Putih
- Tea, soft drinks, juices, coffee and mineral water
- All meals on board
- Touring as described in the itinerary
- Professional cruise directors
- Complimentary snorkelling equipment and two sea canoes
Your cruise price does not include:
- Flights to and from Indonesia
- Pre- and post- cruise accommodation
- Guide and crew gratuities (suggest $5 per person per day)
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended - ask us for a quote today)
- Alcoholic beverages onboard (BYO is possible - ask us for details)
A note from the operator regarding gratuities:
On your final day on board, you will have an opportunity to discretely contribute to a collective ‘captain and crew’ tip fund, which will be distributed equally among the crewmembers.We believe that between US$ 5-10 per cruising day is an appropriate amount (i.e. seven-day cruise = $70 total, not per crew member). However, this is just a suggestion and remains entirely up to the judgment and discretion of the guests. We discourage tips to individual crew members at any time, (except during cases of exceptional service). Tipping of your tour leader is welcome and at your discretion.
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Please note: This cruise is sold in USD
Every effort will be made to carry out the cruise itinerary as planned; however, these itineraries are subject to change at the captain’s discretion. When touring at sea, weather, currents, and even harbour masters don’t always co-operate with the planned itinerary, which sometimes make the planned schedules challenging or even impossible to carry out. For that reason, this written itinerary must be approached with reasonable flexibility. Sea Trek reserve the right to make alterations due to circumstances beyond its control and/or other factors, in the best interests of all. It’s all part of the adventure.
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Limited single traveller rooms are available on request upon payment of a 75% single supplement.