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Moyo Island, Indonesia

Amanwana Komodo Dragon Expedition provides a week long adventure on board the luxury Amanikan, exploring several islands in Indonesia's pristine eastern archipelago including a chance to experience the fascinating Komodo dragons up close.

At a Glance

  • What could be more unique than your own private luxury charter with a crew of ten on hand to take care of your every need

  • Cruise through one of the world's most exceptional marine areas on Amanikan

  • The Amanikan provides the most perfect, luxurious, private family vacation, but is also great for couples traveling together

  • The crew of ten become part of the vacation experience on board the boat

  • The private chef caters for guests' every need with a huge variety of Asian and Western dishes

Cruise, Sailing & surfing, Adventure, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Komodo Dragons can reach 10 feet (3 meters) in length and more than 300 pounds (136 kilograms) and are the heaviest lizards on Earth!

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Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Amanikan or take a look at our itineraries to Komodo and Flores


The Amanwana Komodo Expedition is a seven night adventure like no other. With five nights cruising on board the luxury Amanikan, and two nights on the island of Moyo at Amanwana this is a truly breathtaking experience.

Amanikan is a 32 meter custom built wooden cruiser designed to fuse traditional elements of a spice trading vessel with modern comfort. Amanikan is ideal as a private charter for a couple, a family or a small group. The boat supports a crew of ten including a dive instructor and a chef.

Amanikan is furnished with teak, rattan and other locally sourced materials and fabrics are creams and white. The main lounge serves as a bar and sunbathing spot and meals are prepared from the freshest of ingredients and combine international dishes and local fare.

You will encounter amazing creatures that are unchanged since prehistoric times, and visit the only two islands in the world supporting the Komodo dragon’s natural habitat. Cruising through these beautiful turquoise clear waters experience some of the world’s most diverse and pristine underwater sites whilst being looked after in luxury on board your private vessel.


Amanikan has three above deck cabins. The expansive Master Cabin at the stern of the foredeck provides 270 degree views and a large private sundeck. The main deck also accommodates a second double cabin with private balcony and a smaller third cabin with a semi private sundeck in front of the wheelhouse. All cabins have vaulted 2 meter high ceilings, air-conditioning and en-suite facilities.


Both Amanikan and Amanwana have good facilities for children with special meals, equipment and lots of fun activities included along the way to keep your little ones engaged, educated and happy.


A power cruiser accompanies the boat to take you off for day excursions and fishing. On board there are sun loungers, snorkeling and diving equipment for six guests as well as an experienced dive instructor.


Included are three - four dives per person per day on board and one day per person per day at Amanwana. Snorkelling and non-motorized watersports are also included.

Location & Directions

Moyo Island, Indonesia

Amanikan sets sail from Amanwana, Moyo Island and cruises to the Komodo National Park or the Banda Archipelago in the Spice Islands.

When to go

Straddling the equator, Indonesia tends to have a fairly even climate year-round. Rather than four seasons, Indonesia has two – wet and dry – and there are no extremes of temperature between winter and summer. In most parts of Indonesia, the wet season falls between October and April and the dry season between May and September. December and January see Indonesia at its most humid and rain tends to come in sudden tropical downpours, but it can also rain for more prolonged periods.

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