The Changing of the Sailing Seasons in Indonesia

Indonesia is truly blessed as a sailing destination. It is the largest archipelago in the world, with over 17,000 island to explore, many uninhabited or even unnamed. Indonesia offers a unique combination of stunning mountainous scenery, treks through tropical rain forests, world class surfing and diving, and sailing grounds with the richest marine biodiversity on the planet. An Indonesia yacht charter is a spectacular experience

And if you like volcano watching….

vol1vol2To give some idea of the sheer scale of Indonesia, west to east stretches over 5000 km (San Francisco to New York City is a mere 4000 km!), and there are several micro-climates that allow for sailing holidays all year round.

From May to October, the sailing waters of the Komodo National Park host many of the most luxurious local phinisi sailing yachts and visiting superyachts. Then from November to April, Raja Ampat and Papua far to the east are home to the Indonesian charter yachts.mapregionAround October each year, dark clouds start to gather on the horizon near Komodo. The western monsoon winds are gathering, so many of the phinisis head east to the sailing grounds of the Banda Sea, Raja Ampat and Papua. scene1scene2The Raja Ampat region consists of around 1500 islands, providing a tropical heaven on earth, with white sandy beaches, rugged karst cliffs towering over secluded coves, lagoons, caves and pristine coral reefs.scene3

Some of the statistics on marine biodiversity are staggering:

  • More recorded fish, coral and mollusk species than anywhere else on earth
  • 75% of all known coral species in the world
  • 10 times the number of hard coral species found in the entire Caribbean
  • Over 1200 species of reef fish


Boatbookings offers a wide range of phinisis for your Indonesia yacht charter holiday, and here are just a few to consider:

Phinisi 42 SAM


Phinisi 51 New World


Phinisi 34 TB


If you are interested in a yacht charter in Indonesia, contact Boatbookings today to find out more about exploring one of the most exciting sailing destinations in Southeast Asia.

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