Diving Squad Rating:
8.1 / 10
Personally, I consider the main selling point of this liveaboard to be it’s master cabin. It may seem a strange feature to hone in on, but keep reading and you’ll understand why I think La Galigo has the coolest cabin of any liveaboard, period.
There’s only two types of trip, but both are pretty good at showing you the best of Komodo with 2 cool additional activities, led by friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Great for: Awesome Cabin, Beautiful Boat, Cool Trips, Couples, Social Vibes.
Trip Lengths: 6 – 8 days
Max Group Size: 14
Operates: May – September (operates in Raja Ampat for rest of year)
Both trips also feature a day trek to spot komodo dragons on rinca island as well as watching thousands of fruit bats at sunset.
Onboard, Galigo’s most defining feature is it’s insanely cool “Suite” cabin which possesses it’s own private balcony, a state of the art HD TV & PS4, ocean view windows, extra large ensuite, a private lounge room and an enormous double bed.
Despite this epic accommodation option, La Galigo is still one of the more affordable mid-price komodo liveaboard options.
The other cabins feature the same beautiful wooden interior, with sleek ensuite bathrooms and ocean view portholes.
Outside, you’ll find the outside leisure deck which is the perfect spot to kick back and relax as you take in the epic views. There’s also a spacious main deck & dining area inside, with large TV and speakers for watching movies.
With a camera station and separate rinse for underwater cameras, La Galigo is also ideal for underwater photographers.
So long as you’re happy to spend the majority of your trip exploring Komodo’s central region, then La Galigo is a great option. Sure, you can’t do things like kayaking, as you could with Carpe Diem or Nataraja, but the suite cabin option is simply amazing and the staff are very friendly and accommodating.
As usual, it comes down to a matter of preference. If your number one priority is extra activities, La Galigo doens’t have as many as other options, but if you’re seeking the hands down coolest cabin available, this is the choice to go for.
“All of the dive sites in Komodo NP were amazing but specially one dive site called “Shot Gun” was the best and so much fun—-this is a narrow passage between 2 islands. We wait for the tides to change and dive in with a reef hook ready, then wait in the middle of the channel to see all sorts of creatures flying by.
A huge Manta flew by just 1m from me was an unforgettable experience! The sights of Komodo dragons on the island of Rinca on the last day of our trip was another highlight for me. The crew was so polite and well trained who pampered us from the beginning to the end of our trip. The equipment I hired was a top quality and the food was awesome”!