By: Gaby Nareswari
Samata Liveaboard has been at the forefront of luxury yacht charters in Indonesia since 2006, offering a one-of-kind, personalized yacht experience on top of its lavishly designed decks. Beginning in 2023, the renowned yacht will be offering short, convenient three-night cruises from Bali with stops at the Gili Islands and North Lombok before reaching Moyo Island and the Northwest Sumbawa Islands.
The following morning, guests can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming with gentle whale sharks, long known as the fishermen’s friends, followed by a stop at Satonda Island, where more diving, snorkelling, and trekking may take place.
Aside from charting the tranquil waters of Bali and Lesser Sunda Islands, Samata Liveaboard also visits iconic tourist destinations in their vicinity, including the UNESCO World Heritage Island of Komodo National Park, which takes place between June and September every year.
Meanwhile, for those keen on going further east, the charter yacht also offers trips through the historic islands of the Banda Sea and further on to Raja Ampat National Marine Park from October to March, where guests can bask in the world’s most diverse marine environment with a collection of 1,500 pristine islands.
In keeping with its spirit to celebrate the natural world, particularly the sea ecosystem, Samata Liveaboard has also teamed up with Thresher Shark Project Indonesia, Thrive Conservation, and Indonesian Ocean Pride three organizations dedicated to protecting the marine environment.
Click further notes that thanks to educational efforts for the fishermen, they have become more aware of the sharks’ susceptibility to the dangers of overfishing and even assisted the shark tagging activity and shown commitment to protecting the species.
Far from just visiting exotic destinations and providing a top-tier experience to its guests, Samata Liveaboard is equally committed to preserving the beauty of the ecosystem it is a part of as nature is the ultimate luxury for all of us to relish in.