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Ombak Putih

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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.

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Key Facts

138 Feet / 42 Metres
34 Feet
10 Knots
Passenger Decks
Room Grades


SIZE:10m2 / 107sqftSLEEPS:2

All 14 cabins are located below deck and offer either a double or two single beds private en suite bathrooms with toilet and hot-water shower, portholes, individually controlled air conditioning, and ample storage space including safety deposit box.


Tea, coffee, soft drinks, juices and mineral water is available on board Ombak Putih and is included in your fare, as are excellent meals and snacks. You'll enjoy a welcome drink and chilled towels to refresh you upon embarkation. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated upon request. Wine, beer and other alcoholic drinks are available for purchase on board; however, Indonesia has high import taxes for alcohol, so guests are permitted to bring their own wine or liquor, which should be stored in cabins as there is limited space in the ship's fridges.



Ombak Putih's Main Deck is dominated by the 25-metre tall mainmast and a large deck table where travellers can enjoy an al fresco dinner under the stars.  A spacious sun deck (with canopy) overlooks the sea and is well furnished with loungers and deck chairs. There is a large galley and a spacious air-conditioned lounge with a television, DVD and music centre. For expeditioners so inclined, choose to 'camp out' in a swag on deck under the stars for one night during the voyage.

Take advantage of the marine world around you by using the complimentary snorkelling equipment on board, or the two sea canoes. There is a freshwater on-deck shower for rinsing off after activities. SCUBA diving in Komodo National Park may be arranged on select itineraries at an added cost.

Ombak Putih Expeditions


SeaTrek With Whale Sharks, Corals & Dragons

From USD $5600.00 Per Person

DURATION:9 Days/ 8 Nights REGION:Asia SHIP:Ombak Putih

Over nine days cruise from Labuan Bajo Flores Island through the lesser-visited islands of the Indonesian archipelago aboard a traditional Indonesian schooner.

Jewels of Raja Ampat

From USD $7550.00 Per Person

DURATION:10 Days/ 9 Nights REGION:Asia SHIP:Ombak Putih

With over 70% of the world's known coral species, incredible marine life and outstanding natural beauty, this 10 day expedition in Indonesia's Raja Ampat should be on every expedition's list.

Wallace Line Trails & Sails

From USD $9800.00 Per Person

DURATION:12 Days/ 11 Nights REGION:Asia SHIP:Ombak Putih

This expert-led cruise from Ternate to Sorong honours Alfred Russel Wallace 19th century British naturalist and co-founder of the theory of evolution. Explore, on land and underwater to discover what captivated Wallace about this part of the world.