- Duration 12 days
- Difficulty 2/5
- Group Size 10
Komodo Dragons, Whale Sharks & Coral Reefs
16-27 September, 2025
Indonesia is a hugely diverse archipelago comprising thousands of islands. We have been here many times and never fail to be totally blown away by what we see. This trip will feature three major highlights, namely walking with the indomitable and super-impressive Komodo dragons, up close and personal in the water with whale sharks, the world’s largest fish and snorkelling or diving in some of the warmest, most transparent and biodiverse regions of any marine environment anywhere on Earth. We will explore the hidden beauty of these amazing shallow reef areas in wonder at the sheer number of different species of fish and invertebrates we will see (or be shown). We can expect world class encounters with our subjects. We also hope to see manta rays, hawksbill turtles, giant clams, clownfish, sea snakes, whales and dolphins. From the surface we have the chance to see passing pods of pilot whales, spinner dolphins or Bryde’s whales, we will visit uninhabited islands, visit a phinisi boat-building village and simply enjoy the outside deck areas on our beautiful vessel as we watch the world go by. This is a purpose-designed snorkeling trip with the idea that finding good snorkeling on a dive site can be frustrating. We are able to offer diving to certified guests. There will also be ample time for swimming, as well as simply enjoying the stunning scenery and the pleasure of cruising across the tropical seas on our splendid, traditionally built phinisi ship, the Fenides.
Please note: The recommended arrival into Indonesia (Bali or Jakarta) should be at least one full day prior to departure, to connect with one of the many morning flight connections into Labuan Bajo, NTT.
PRICE $12,850.00 Per person sharing in Master cabins
PRICE $12,700.00 Per person sharing in Twin cabins or double cabins
Arrival: Labuan Bajo, Flores Island, Indonesia
Departure: Sumbawa Besar, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Arrival Time: TBA
1 Master suite lower deck that can accommodate 3
2 double cabins upper deck
2 Twin cabins lower deck
- Accommodation on a shared basis.
- All meals unless otherwise stated.
- Airport transfers on arrival and departure.
- Diving fees.
- Park and harbor fees to a value of US$363.oo pp. (NB Should these be raised before the trip we will have to invoice the difference on the final bill).
- Internal airfare within Indonesia. (We will book these flights for you according to your international flights).
- One Pete Oxford Expeditions trip leader.
- One local dive leader.
- Round trip international airfare to Bali or Jakarta.
- Travel insurance highly recommended.
- Pre or post expedition hotel costs.
- Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, internet and alcoholic beverages.
- Gratuities to the guide and crew.
The itinerary will be forwarded via email.
Discover the world with an experienced traveler
Photographer | Owner | Trip Leader
Pete is a trained marine zoologist and renowned underwater photographer. He has visited Indonesia many times since he first explored the archipelago as a backpacker and has previously led, or co-led, multiple trips together with the Oceanic Society. He is an ardent conservationist working more and more on marine conservation issues. Pete compares the diversity on the Indonesian reefs to that of the Ecuadorian Amazon, another destination he is particularly familiar with. He is especially excited, on this itinerary, to offer ample interaction with incredible wildlife. It is a true expedition and although we have a schedule to guide us, we will take every opportunity to maximize our fun.