Indonesia Live aboard

Lucipara, Mapia, Ayau and Komodo

Indonesia Live aboard

Lucipara, Mapia, Ayau and Komodo


Live aboard Indonesia

There is remote! There is even more remote and there is “Off the charts!”. 

There is not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 remote locations where we can offer a once in a lifetime live aboard fishing experience that is equal to none. 

  1. Lucipara: October & November, embarkation Ambon
  2. Mapia Atoll: July & August, embarkation Manokwari
  3. Ayau: September until April, embarkation Sorong
  4. Komodo National Park: March to October

So prepare and check in for your dream fishing destination to tick of a truly amazing fishing trip from your bucketlist.

All 4 locations have the same principle. You check in on a comfortable mothership and you sail to the remote destination of your choice. The motherboats can accommodate up to  20 people but for the fishingtrips usually book between 10 and 14 fishermen. When you arrive at the remote location each  motherboat has several smaller boats where the guests can go and fish the empty atolls, drop offs and reef ends where there is untouched fishing.
The trips to the fishing spots are short because the mothership is always in the close vicinity of the best spots. So no long trips to find the best spots so you have more time for fishing. Just wake up from your comfortable bed, get your breakfast and start fishing. It does not get easier.
Take for example the Lucipara islands. They are literally off the regular charts and in the middle of the Banda Sea. When leaving the port of Ambon it is almost 175 kilometres sailing before your reach them. 
The Lucipara Islands comprise a cluster of small, uninhabited islands scattered in the Banda Sea, surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise waters teeming with marine life. This remote and unspoiled region offers a unique opportunity to experience world-class fishing while immersing yourself in the stunning natural beauty of the Indonesian archipelago. The islands are filled with steep drop-offs on its perimeter and lagoons in the middle.
You can do popping, jigging, trolling and land-based casting here. High strike rate for popping and jigging. Lucipara is not only inhabited by the Sea-turtles and Giant Trevally but also by Dogtooth tuna, bluefin tuna, escolar, groupers, barracuda, amberjack, sharks, and many other species. And fishing in this pristine areas will give you the best of opportunities to hook one of these monsters. 
The Mapia Islands, also known as Bras Islands, is an archipelago located in the eastern part of the Indonesian province of Papua. This remote and pristine destination is comprised of a cluster of stunning tropical islands, each boasting breathtaking landscapes and teeming marine life. This area is located at the border between the Phillipines and Indonesia. There are 3 main islands in Mapia with a very large atoll in the middle. You can do popping, jigging, and fly fishing here. Fish species in Mapia have a lot more variety compared to the rest of our destinations. Notable species include Napoleon wrasse, GT, dogtooth tuna, yellowfin tuna, amberjack, groupers, mahi-mahi, wahoo, barracuda, sharks, and many other exotic species.
Ayau is located to the north of Raja Ampat, this island is rich with fish species. You can do popping and jigging here. Species include GT, dogtooth, groupers, snappers, and many others.
And last but sure not least there is Komodo National Park. This destination is famous for its strong current where big fishes hunt and it’s packed with monster GTs. You can do popping and jigging here. Species include GT, Wahoo, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, amberjack, yellowfin tuna, and snappers.
In total there are 4 motherboats that can be used for fishing liveaboard:
1. Cheng Ho; 14 ensuite cabins, 26 sleeping guests, Route: Komodo National Park
2. Sea Safari 7; 14 ensuite cabins, 28 sleeping guests, Route: Komodo National Park
3. Sea Safari 6; 10 ensuite cabins, 20 sleeping guests, Route: Lucipara Islands, Mapia Atoll, Ayau
4. Sea Safari 8; 12 ensuite cabins, 24 sleeping guests, Route: Mapia Atoll, Ayau
All boats are extremely comfortable and have en suite bathrooms with hot & cold showers, sun deck, inside dining area, jacuzzi, outdoor lounge area, lounge beds on deck so before and after fishing you will have a great opportunity to relax and enjoy your gourmet dinner.
Cheng Ho
Comprised of 4 decks with 14 en-suite air-conditioned cabins, she provides comfortable living space for you and your family. Facilities include spacious restaurant and bar area, lounge outdoor, sun deck, dive deck and Jacuzzi. Cheng Ho traverses mainly to Labuan Bajo, Bali, and Ambon Banda Sea.

Phinisi Buginese Schooner: Ulin / Ironwood, Indonesia, 7 - 10 Knots, 35 m length, 10.65 m width; Accommodations: 14 deluxe cabins: 26 guests capacity, 6 double bed cabins, 6 twin bed cabins, 2 single bed cabins, en-suite bathroom with hot & cold shower, air-conditioned cabins, hair dryer, bath robe & towels, safety box
Sea safari 6
With 10 ensuite fully air-conditioned cabins, Sea Safari 6 can accommodate up to 20 guests. She is based in Sorong, West Papua, and traverses to Raja Ampat Islands, Banda Sea, Alor, and Wakatobi. She will be your home base during your journey where you can sit back and unwind after a tiring adventurous day.
Phinisi Buginese Schooner, Ulin / Ironwood, Indonesia, 7 - 10 Knots, 36 m length, 9.5 m width; Accommodations: 10 deluxe cabins: 20 guests capacity, 6 double bed cabins, 4 twin bed cabins, en-suite bathroom with, hot & cold shower, air-conditioned cabins , hair dryer, bath robe & towels, safety box, hand sanitizer, 
Sea Safari 7
With 14 en-suite air-conditioned cabins, she is our biggest vessel that can accommodate up to 28 guests. She is based in Labuan Bajo and provides comfortable living areas for diving and leisure liveaboard. Facilities include spacious restaurant area, lounge area, bar, dive deck, sun deck, and Jacuzzi.
Phinisi Buginese Schooner, Ulin / Ironwood, Indonesia, 7 - 10 Knots, 37.5 m length, 11 m width; Accommodations: 14 deluxe cabins: 28 guests capacity, 6 double bed cabins, 8 twin bed cabins, en-suite bathroom with hot & cold shower, air-conditioned cabins, hair dryer, bath robe & towels, safety box, hand sanitizer 
Sea Safari 8
With 12 ensuite air-conditioned cabins, Sea Safari 8 can accommodate up to 24 guests. She is based in Sorong and traverses to Raja Ampat Islands, Cendrawasih Bay, and surrounding islands. Facilities include a restaurant and bar area, lounge area, sun deck, dive deck, camera station, and Jacuzzi.
Phinisi Buginese Schooner, Ulin / Ironwood, Indonesia, 7 - 10 Knots, 35 m length, 10 m width: Accommodations: 12 deluxe cabins: 26 guests capacity, 6 double bed cabins, 4 twin bed cabins, 1 cabin with 2 bunk , eds (4 person), 1 cabin with 1 bunk bed (2 person), En-suite bathroom with hot & cold shower, Air-conditioned cabins, Hair dryer, Bath robe & towels, Safety box, Hand sanitizer
All boats are equipped wit Radar KODEN, Echo sounder KODEN, GPS FURUNO, EPIRB, Satellite phone, Radio SSB, Radio VHF, Compass, 2 units aluminium speedboats, Life rafts for ample capacity, more than enough life jackets, life buoys, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, fire hose, fire hydrant. 
So whatever trip you decide to take in all cases comfort is assured and did we already mention the food. The chefs on each boat know their work and will prepare the most exquisite meals for you. It is good that we have our daily work out!
For the fishing several different small boats are used.
For Lucipara
  1. 8m length x 2.5m width (blue) centre console accommodates 3-4 poppers and 6 jiggers
  2. 12m length x 2m width (black) centre console accommodates up to 4-5 poppers or 6 jiggers
  3. 2 x 5m length x 2m width (orange) tender aluminum boats accommodate 1-2 poppers or 4 jiggers each
For Mapia & Ayau 
  1. 2 x aluminium tender boats 
  2. Local longboats with 9m, 10m, 12m length x 1.5m width
For Komodo National Park
Several sportfisher boats between 9 and 12 metres accommodate up to 6 anglers per boat.
With regard to material for fishing we recommend medium to heavy popping rods with casting weights from 100 up to 250 grams, strong reels like Penn Authoritiy, Shimano Stella, Daiwa Saltiga. With regard to jigging both speed jigging and slow jigging are possible. PE ranges from 4 to 8 in both types of fishing. And for those who do not have the right materials them selves it is also possible to rent this locally. A more elaborate and detailed advise is available after booking.

Depending on your location of choice there will be around 10 to 16 fisherman per trip and after arriving at the airport you will be met and picked up by the  local staff. They will then arrange the transfer to the port. Once on board of the mothership there will be a general presentation on safety and rules on the ship. Also you will get an extensive tour on the mothership in order to get you acquainted with all its features and services like jacuzzi, dining room, toilets, bedrooms, etc.

Destinations: Lucipara Islands, Mapia Atoll, Ayau, Misool

Cabin Type     Nightly Rate Person   Single Surcharge per Night

Lower Deck                  € 460                € 220
Middle Deck                 € 500                € 220
Upper Deck                  € 500                € 220

So for a 10 day trip with a shared room on the middle deck the costs are € 5000.- per person.

Rates include:

En-suite twin shared accommodation with air-conditioner, full day meals (light breakfast, breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, dinner), free flow tea, coffee, and mineral water, souvenir, fishing guides, public liability insurance

Rates exclude:

Pick up and return transfer + Entrance fee of USD 35 per night per pax, international flights, vaccination, PIN (annual marine park fee) for Raja Ampat Islands destinations USD 75 per pax per trip. 365 days validity, Personal fishing equipment (available to rent), lures (available to buy), tips for guide and crew, onboard telecommunication, laundry service, alcoholic beverages & soft drinks.

In order to travel to Indonesia  you require a passport that is valid 6 months after your return and also bring your sunglasses, sun protection, toothbrush and fishing gear. On arrival you have to buy a tourist visum for 500.000,- Indonesian Rupia which has to be paid in cash. 

Do you want to catch your ultimate GT or dogtooth tune in the ultimate remote fishingspot? What are you waiting for? Send us an e-mail and request your free quotation. Just let us know your airport of departure, preferred location and period and number of participants and we will send it to you asap.

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