A COMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT LOW COST LOMBOK KOMODO CRUISES


The adventurous way to experience the marine life of Indonesia that either starts from the Gili Islands Bangsal Harbor in North Lombok or from Labuan Bajo in West Flores. Cruising and sailing the Indonesia's natural beauties amongst the 17,508 islands is a grand confusing choice for you; hence we have simplified the choice by focusing on he Lesser Sunda Islands, the less-visited islands in the East of Indonesia.

Embarkation at Bangsal Harbour North Lombok 


KOMODO NATIONAL PARK (KNP)

Imagine if one day of your lifetime, you have a chance to explore the natural spectacle to make your way to the world’s natural heritage Komodo National Park Indonesia. The mighty environs of the Indonesia’s National Park, the only one in the world attracts the visitors and the researchers alike to see and to study the giant lizards of Komodo, the Mosasaurus komodoensis. Despite its marquee looks, this natural hub has a natural beauty and livable charm.

Despite the seemingly sparse exterior of Komodo Natioanl Park, a wealth of interesting flora and fauna inhabit both the land and waters of the Park. Komodo National Park captured worldwide attention, not only as the home to the world’s largest lizard, but also for the incredible marine diversity found in the rich, current-swept reefs and open water surrounding the park.


Rinca Island in Komodo National Park

The Park covers 1,817 square kilometers of land and waters of the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Gili Mota, Padar, and Nusa Kode included the small islands surrounding. Komodo Island is approximately 37 km long and 22 km wide, Rinca Island is approximately 24 km long and 21 km wide, Padar Island is about 8 km long and 2 km wide, Gili Mota is about 10 km², and Nusa Kode is about 7 km².   Komodo National Park lies in the heart of “Wallacea”, the region resulted from two continents colliding together to form a unique set of volcanic islands that contain a mixture of both Australian and Asian birds and animal.


THE GEOLOGY OF KNP

The islands of Komodo National Park are generally young, oceanic volcanic islands that are constantly changing by rising, eroding, and subsiding into the sea. West Komodo was probably the first to form from volcanic activity in the Jurassic era about 130 to 134 million years ago. East Komodo, along with Padar and Rinca are younger and probably emerged in the Eocene era about 49 million years ago. Most of Komodo Island is made of masses of volcanic rock flanked by the sandstone and conglomerates of limestone, sandy shale, and clay. Eastern Komodo islands, Padar and Rinca are mainly very steep hills of limestone from fossilized coral. 

The highest point in Komodo Island is Gunung Satalibo at 735 meters above sea level. There are no active volcanoes in the park although the islands are located in one of the world’s most active volcanic belts. Tremors from the volcanic belt are common. The closest active volcanic is Gili Banta just 10 km west of Komodo Island, a submarine volcano that last erupted in 1957. Gunung Sangeang Api located northwest of Komodo Island last erupted in 1996 and still venting from the northern park.

On board off Satonda Island


THE CLIMATE
 

Komodo Dragons live in one of the driest areas of Indonesia where there are few permanent water sources. Different temperatures and humidity during the year will influence the Komodo dragon’s choice of habitat and range. The climate in the Park is strongly influenced by the monsoon winds and the amount of moisture they bring in, that make the annual rainfall less than 800mm. The highest annual temperature in the Park is 43 degrees Celsius, and the lowest is 17 degrees Celsius. November in the hottest month of the year. The hottest part of the day is the early afternoon. Komodo dragons seek shade and rest when the temperature is too warm.

THE CORAL GARDEN  

Indonesia has 2,050 endemic shore fishes whereas 4.7% of them exists only in Lombok, Sumbawa, Komodo National Park, Flores, and North Sulawesi. Komodo Marine Park, one of the best coral gardens in Indonesia is also a paradise for snorkeling and diving lovers.

INDONESIA IN GENERAL 

  • 1.9 million km ² of land
  • 2.8 million km ² of sea
  • 17,508 islands (6,000 are named - 1,000 inhabited)
  • 81,791 km of shoreline


Snorkeling at a deserted island


The Trip Highlights:

  • Navigation on the local wooden boat
  • Navigation in both the day and the night time
  • Sleep on board in the cabin or on the deck
  • Snorkeling and swimming
  • Endemic shore fishes
  • Komodo dragons
  • Small islands in Komodo National Park
  •  Hundreds of the deserted coral islands
  • Scenic view of Mount Tambora and Sangeang volcanic island
  • Visit and soft trekking in Moyo Island Natural Preserve
  • Low cost travel in sharing-basis at affordable tariff without neglecting your safety
  • Extended trips to Flores Island, Mount Kelimutu National Park, and Kanawa Islands for beach holiday and scuba diving.

The Boat Departure Schedule  for the Real Budget Services

This regular boat trip is scheduled as follow:

  • From Bangsal - The Gili Islands harbor: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
  • Labuan Bajo departure: Monday, Friday, and Wednesday (kindly contact us for definite schedule)
  • Labuan Lombok in the eastern coast: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday.

Moyo Island marine garden



BETTER AND MORE COMFORTABLE KOMODO ADVENTURE CRUISES

For a better and more comfortable adventure cruises to Komodo National Park and Beyond, we could  consider to organize:
  • Private cruises from Labuan Lombok in Lombok's eastern coast.
  • Private cruises from Labuan Bajo West Flores.  


For further information, kindly contact us.