Komodo Snorkeling Tour, September 15 – 26, 2020
PLEASE READ! This is important for our 2020 departure:
The Indonesian government recently declared that Komodo National Park will likely be closed to tourists in 2020. This closure does not restrict people from entering the park, rather it restricts anyone from landing on the islands within the park. The decision was based largely on the government’s desire to give local managers a chance to increase the quality of the park’s infrastructure and security to meet the demands of the increasing number of visitors to the park. This important distinction is why we will not really be affected by this decision; the waters around the park are still accessible. Ideally, the only real part of the tour that is affected is, of course, our land tour of the national park. Will this mean we won’t have the chance to see Komodo dragons? Absolutely not! We plan to visit Horseshoe Bay where we often get our best looks at Komodo dragons hanging out on the beach! Rest assured, the focus of our program -snorkeling- will not be affected and know that the bonus of seeing Komodo dragons is still definitely in the plans!
$7400 USD per person (double occupancy)
$9900 USD per person (single occupancy)
Tour cost includes:
Accommodations on day 1 through day 12
All meals on days 2 through 11 (breakfast on day 12)
All internal transfers including international arrival and departure transfers
Internal flight (Bali- Labuan Bajo – Bali)
All snorkeling and park fees
Tour cost does not include:
Round-trip international airfare (Please contact us with recommendations for routes or referrals to any of the several travel agents we currently work with)
Additional hotel accommodations and meals as a result of travel outside of the program dates
Visa requirements including payments
International departure taxes
Extra / overweight baggage fees
Trip insurance (recommended; (we recommend Travel Guard, World Nomads, or Travel Insure)
DAN insurance (required unless personal insurance program has worldwide emergency evacuation services)
Additional accommodations while on tour in the event of flight schedule changes or events of force majeure
Payment Schedule (Per person costs):
Reservation deposit: $500 USD
January 31, 2020: $3500 USD / $4500 (single)
May 31, 2020: $3500 USD / $4900 USD (single)
Notification of cancellation must be received in writing. We provide the following cancellation policy: On or before November 1, 2019: Fifty percent of the deposit amount ($500 USD per person) or 100% transfer of deposit to another tour program. November 1, 2019 to January 30, 2020: Forfeiture of $500 USD deposit. January 31, 2020 to May 30, 2020: Up to 50% of tour cost. After May 31, 2020: Up to 100% of tour cost. In the event of cancellations, we will endeavor to find a replacement, in which case, arrangements can be made for partial refunds (amount to be determined as a case-by-case basis).
Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information
The Gaia Love is a modern 40 meters steel hull vessel build from the ground up in Batam, Indonesia. It is purpose built to sail and explore the far reach regions of Indonesia and complies with class requirements of BKI (Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia). Designed with a modern contemparary look with an emphasis for diving in comfort, she accommodates up to 22 guest in 11 spacious ensuite rooms; six on the upper deck and five on the lower deck. Each room averages in size of approximately 20 square meters, individual air-conditioning and ensuite bathrooms with hot water. Upper deck rooms will feature an additional private outdoor balcony. Gaia Love has a total of 4 decks (lower, main, upper and top/sundeck). A lounge, restaurant and camera room is located on the main deck. In the lounge is an entertainment center, pantry and all the facilities and little creature comforts to make your stay most comfortable. Photographers and videographers can use the dedicated camera room for the preparation and maintenece of their equipment before and in between dives.
At the rear is a large dive deck that can accommodate up to 28 divers, so there is lots of space for guest to move around. On the dive deck is also eleven large rinse tanks of various sizes, for camera setups of all sorts. A boat deck is slightly aft of the dive deck where two 5.5 meters diving skiffs will always be ready and easy for divers to board.
Right at the top deck or sundeck features a bar for evening gatherings and relaxation under the stars. If you prefer to dine outdoors, this will be the perfect area to enjoy your meal. Sufficient shelter is available here as well as unshaded areas for those who wish to soak up some sun.
Safety is top priority for us, hence, Gaia Love has a very well equipped wheelhouse from up-to-date navigation equipment to advance communication systems, life rafts, life vests, EPRIB, fire protection and fire fighting systems. An additional back up RIB is stored on the top deck, easily and swiftly deployable by a one ton crane, should it be needed.
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