A glimpse through Indonesia can be an enriching experience. It is the largest Island County in the world, situated between the Indian and the Pacific Ocean. Indonesia has 17,000 islands along with a rich selection of wildlife such as orangutans, elephants, and Indonesia is famous for its reptiles– Komodo dragons.
If you enjoy Sailing, then with the huge amount of islands and scenic views this will be a wondrous sailing adventure as you can sail here 365 days a year as Indonesia has fantastic weather throughout the year that is suitable for this activity.
There are many ports where you can land and start the sailing voyage. Between April and October, the boats are docked around the west coast of Flores Island. October onwards yachts move to Raja Ampat which comprises of 1500 small islands. You can plan to sail around these islands for days. Kupang is one of the most popular ports and attracts over 700 foreign ships each year.
Below are some Idyllic locations in this island country.
- Moluccas – located between West Papua and Sulawesi islands; this is the perfect surfing destination. You can charter a boat, that will help you move between east coast and west coast depending on the changing surf conditions.
- Indonesia is home to a fantastic coral reef and has abundantly diverse marine life. You can go to Alor and Wakatobi, and dive in the deep ocean to experience the beautiful fauna and flora. Many other small islands can be visited along the way. Pantar Marine Park offers beauty underwater life to visitors and you can enjoy the beautiful sea creatures when you dive or snorkel in the underwater of the sea.
- Raja Ampat is a cluster of hundreds of small islands. You can see spectacularly assorted marine life and greenery around these islands, which also has many diving sites. There are many great places to see, and you can charter local boat service to help you navigate these islands.
- Sawa Sea will give you a glimpse of the volcanic mountains which may be off the beaten track.
- Many will visit the world heritage site on Pink Beach to see the most famous inhabitant of this country- the Komodo dragon. The bright blue waters and vibrant coral reefs are inviting, and Indonesia has been blessed to have abundant natural beauty.
There are many sailing events organized along different sail routes taking you to various destinations and the added advantage you get to see more of these beautiful islands. Sometimes the weather may change without warning, and all precautions and instruction should be followed as the safety of the boat is paramount, and you must take utmost care to ensure that all the passengers aboard know all the basic Health and safety guidelines.