This once-in-a-lifetime experience starts in Komodo island, the main island in Komodo National Park. The park also has an additional twenty-six islands, and it also covers the congregating waters of the stunning Sape Straights and the sea stretch of Western Flores.
Komodo National Park has been identified as a site to be included in the ‘seven wonders of the world.’ one of its islands; Komodo is engulfed by stunning waters that contain a lot of Flora and Fauna. Hence why Komodo Island is a part of the coral triangle because of its very rich waters.
The island also has very beautiful panoramic views of the pink sandy beaches, pristine turquoise waters, and breathtaking multi-colored coral reefs.
Taking a cruise to Komodo National Park is an experience of a lifetime because there is so much to see and do in the park. Let’s look at some of the activities you can engage in when you set sail to Komodo National Park.
Some of The Activities to Engage in Komodo National Park Include:
Catch the sunset from Gili Lawa Darat
The island of Gili Lawa Darat basin is not known by many, but its situated north-east of Komodo National Park. However, tourists who visit the island have the freedom to explore the sprawling grassland that changes color each season.
This island has a protected area from which you can catch the sunset or trek on the beach. The adjacent waters are very tranquil and are popular with vacationers who enjoy diving.
Stopover in The ‘Flying Foxes’ Island
Ships cruising within Komodo National Park stopover in Kalong Rinca, which is a small but splendid island in the park. It has an extensive area of mangroves where bats reside. The name; Kalong is a local one that means bat in English.
The best time to spot the bats as they hover around as they hunt is just before sunset. Another thing to watch out for in Kalong Rinca is the soft-toned velvet skyline.
Cruise on a Luxe yacht
There are a lot of yachts that set sail in Komodo. Some of them are exclusive and include amenities such as massive Jacuzzi tubs, a floating private deck, and breathtaking sky lounges where guests can wine and dine as they watch the sunset.
Luxury yachts also include sporting pleasures such as jet skis. Onboard you can also be treated to spa treatments by professional masseuses and yoga trainers. From the private viewing deck, it’s easy to spot aquatic life such as manta bays gliding across the waters.
The entire shoreline of Komodo island, as well as all other islands within the park, is usually bustling with mangrove forests. These forests are a vital part of the ecosystem, and they affect animals both on land and sea. This is why you are likely to find marine biologists examining life within these forests.
Rinca Island, which is adjacent to Komodo, is the site where you are likely to see the most extensive line of mangrove trees. You can cruise to the island in small boats. Navigating the mangroves is easy, swimming is not recommended since crocodiles border the adjacent waters.
Watching The Komodo Dragons
These are mammoth beasts that are native to Komodo National Park. However, these creatures have become endangered over time due to being trafficked and sold for a lot of money in western countries such as the USA and Canada.
This has made Indonesia increase the park fees to about one thousand dollars, making it impossible for most locals and tourists to see these massive creatures in their natural habitat as they hunt and mate.
To sum it all up, when you set sail to Komodo National Park, there are a lot of activities that you can participate in during your visit, as illustrated above. Moreover, Komodo National Park is one of the few parks on the water, making it a pretty different experience for vacationers.