Luxury Komodo Liveaboards


October 1, 2021

Below are reviews of the 5 hands down most luxurious Komodo liveaboards available this year. 

The itineraries operated by these boats allow you to truly discover all that Komodo National Park has to offer, with a range of routes offering exclusive diving sites and the opportunity to explore beyond the national park region as well. 

Not only are these boats exceptionally well equipped in terms of the amenities and cabins that they offer; many also offer a range of extra activities like watersports, massage services, komodo dragon treks and private dive guides. 

  • Coralia is one of the only liveaboards in the world to offer a trip from which all proceeds go towards coral reef restoration! You even get to take part in one of the conservation projects whilst diving. This is a beautiful traditional phinisi, with luxurious cabins featuring private balconies. There are many extra activities on each trip. This is also a good option for beginners.
  • Adelaar offers some of the most unique and varied trips of any komodo liveaboard; with special themes such as manta cruises, whale shark trips or routes that visit additional dive sites between Komodo and Bali. This is also one of the few liveaboards to offer more crew than guests, ensuring maximum quality of service. 
  • Tiare Cruise offers an excellent variety of exciting routes; allowing you the opportunity to explore all of Komodo National Park, a specific region of it or to travel between Komodo and the very seldom visited eastern Flores region. There’s also the option to depart or finish at Bali, Labuan Bajo or Maumere, which makes planning your Indonesia trip easier!
  • Duyung Baru offers a special macro underwater photography itinerary! This liveaboard also provides the most intimate setting due to taking a maximum of just 6 guests.  She is a good option for experienced divers, as it’s recommended you have your advanced open water cert + 70 logged dives. Dayng Baru is also the cheapest luxury option. 
  • An extremely modern and stylish liveaboard, Gaia Love has the best cabins of them all; with multiple options that feature private balconies and private tv’s. This is a very spacious liveaboard with an al fresco bar, huge sundeck and extremely glamorous dive deck with 11 separate rinses. Choose between a trip that just explores komodo national park or one that also includes dives around other, nearby islands in Indonesia. 

Luxury Komodo Liveaboards: QUICK COMPARISON:

Name:  Great for:Price:Max Guests:Long Trip:Short Trip:Read Review:
CoraliaEco Trips, Unique Routes, Luxury Cabins, Beginners, Extra Activities$$1611 days8 daysClick Here
AdelaarSpecial Trips, Varied Routes, Small Groups, Extra Activities$$811 days11 daysClick Here
Tiare CruiseCrew, Amenities, Family Cabins, Unique Routes, Extra Activities$$$1412 days6 daysClick Here
Duyung BaruUnderwater Photographers, Themed Trips, Small Group, Experienced Divers$69 days7 daysClick Here
Gaia LoveGaia love from the front.Luxury Cabins, Amenities, All Encompassing Trips, Extra Activities$$$2210 days8 daysClick Here

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