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3 Of The Best Ways To Visit Komodo Island – The Ultimate Guide

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3 Of The Best Ways To Visit Komodo Island – The Ultimate Guide

Indonesia’s Komodo National Park is an absolute must-visit.

Komodo was named one of the New 7 Wonders Of Nature and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ve probably seen photos of the spectacular sights Komodo has to offer – but have you been there? The key to a perfect trip is finding the right tour.

Getting from Labuan Bajo to Komodo

1. Flores XP

Flores XP is known for putting safety first and has the reputation as one of the best tour operators in Flores.

If you’re able to do a multiple-night trip, Flores XP will help you get the most out of your trip in terms of diving, snorkelling and hiking. Flores XP is known for taking great care of their passengers, high levels of professionalism, and their respectful, passionate guides. Rather than sleeping on a boat, which can sometimes prove to be uncomfortable, Flores XP set you up with a beautiful campsite on land with comfortable sleeping conditions. Flores XP also respects the environment, ensuring no rubbish is left behind or thrown into the water.

Although slightly more expensive than some other tours, it’s definitely worth it for the high-quality boat and excellent staff. The tours include hotel pickup and drop off, meals, water and refreshments.

Flores XP

Flores XP

Flores XP

  
– Flores XP Tour Options –
(Scuba Diving Available on All Tours)

3 Days Padar Tour
Rinca, Penggah Island, Padar Island, Padar Bay, Komodo Island, Pink Sand Beach, Batu Bolong, Sebayur Island, Manta Point, Makassar Reef, Siaba and Mawan Island, Rinca Local Gypsy Village, Kalong Island
(375 Euros / person)

2 Days Dragon Tour
Kanawa Island, Sebayur Kecil, Sebayur Island, Manta Point, Pink Sand Beach, Rinca, Kalong Island
(209 Euros / person)

3 Days Dragon Tour
Kanawa Island, Sebayur Kecil, Sebayur Island, Komodo Island, Pink Sand Beach, Batu Bolong, Manta Point, Mawan Island, Rinca, Kalong Island
(335 Euros / person)

Contact: info@floresxp.com for more information.

2. Wicked Diving Komodo

Wicked Diving offers a broad range of services in Komodo with an emphasis on safety, lifelong learning and being ethical – they strive to make the world a better place.

Wicked Diving works directly with the communities they live in and visit. Their non-profit foundation, Wicked Good, actively teaches in the local schools about conservation, the marine environment and job skills. Each year they teach a group of interns from these communities to become dive guides and eventually instructors on their Komodo liveaboards.

Wicked Komodo Diving

Lisa Barrett Photography

  
– Wicked Diving Komodo Tours –

3D/3N liveaboard trip
(USD 695 pp / person)

6D/6N liveaboard trip
(USD 1295 / person)

Departures on Saturday and Tuesday.

Contact: indobookings@wickeddiving.com for more information.

3. Alba Cruise Flores

Alba Cruise is known for their modern speedboats, well-organised trips and friendly English-speaking staff.

Alba Cruise has affordable Day Trip programs with daily departures and no minimum number of passengers. There are so many places to see around Komodo, and if you have limited time it’s difficult to fit them all in comfortably. This is where Alba Cruise really excels, with their fast, fully air-conditioned speedboats with powerful engines. Packages include hotel-harbour transfer, meals, snacks, water, snorkelling gear, an onboard tour guide, and passenger insurance.

Alba Cruise

Alba Cruise

  

– Alba Cruise Tour Options –

Full Day Trip (6:00am to 4:00pm)
Padar Island, Komodo Island, Manta Point, Taka Makassar, Kanawa Island
(IDR 1,200,000 / person)

Half Day Trip (10:00am to 3:00pm)
 Rinca Island, Kelor Island, Menjerite
(IDR 700,000 / person)

Contact: albacruiseflores@yahoo.com for more information.

Getting to Labuan Bajo

Every day, there are flights from Bali to Labuan Bajo. There’s also a bi-weekly flight from Kupang. Inter-island motorboats from Sape in West Nusa Tenggara are also available every day, and the Pelni ship from Bali and Lombok makes a stopover here every two weeks.

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