Calico Jack Liveaboard Review

Diving Squad Rating:

8.2/10

8.2

The beautifully crafted Calico Jack has just 4 luxury cabins, making it perfect for those in search of a more intimate liveaboard diving experience. 

It’s also the best Raja Ampat Liveaboard for non-divers with traditional village visits, kayaking & paddelboarding and even a BBQ Beach Party.

Great For: Small groups, underwater photographers, non-divers.

Trip Lengths: 9 – 12 days.

Max Guest Capacity: 10

Tours Raja Ampat: Jan – June & Oct – Dec. (Tours other parts of Indonesia for rest of the year).

Details:

Calico Jack is a gorgeous phinisi vessel, crafted from the finest tropical hardwoods.

It’scabins all feature aircon & ensuite bathrooms with double rooms also including ocean view portholes. 

Passengers can relax on the spacious leisure deck atop plush padded furniture and sundecks.

The outside dining area allows guests to enjoy stunning panoramic views whilst tucking into the delicious asian-fusion cuisine.

Underwater photographers will appreciate the camera and photography stations plus special storage for underwater camera setups. 

A fun loving yet immensely professional crew of 8 will tend to all your needs.

Non-Diving Highlights include massages, kayaking, paddle-boarding and even a BBQ Beach party. 

Guest Feedback:

Brian DAustralia
"Many thanks to Julie and the crew for making this such a memorable trip. The diving was superb and the food was great. Despite the professional approach to work, the crew make the boat feel like a happy family".
Pilar RSpain
".The trip was perfect. The crew was very nice and helpful at every moment. The cabins are small but comfortable. There's a lot of space for the clients on the boat, that it's only for ten people, so you can enjoy a friendly and peaceful atmosphere. The divesites are beautiful and the dive operation is perfect. Five divers with two guides who take care of you. The food was really good and varied. We spent eight great nights there and it was an unforgettable experience".
Priyank PIndia
"Highly highly recommend the Calico. Spacious vessel, super clean, limited guests, amazing and a very kind crew, delicious food and absolutely the best in terms of service. Im really at a loss of words. An already excellent vacation made memorable. Do not hesitate at all".
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Features:

  • Bar

  • Kayaks, Snorkelling & Paddleboards

  • Indoor Saloon

  • Library

  • Audio & Video Entertainment

  • Sun Deck

  • Warm Water Showers

  • WiFi

  • Western food

Walter J from Austria said:

“The diving spots, especially in the south in the now catch zones were wonderful, huge fish swarms and the most beautiful coral reefs, unharmed by global warming. The food was delicious, we enjoyed eating, sitting and talking together on the large table.

Special thanks to the manager on the boat, to Julie for the perfect organisation and the love to any detail, to the whole very friendly crew, including captain, diving instructors, technician, cook and service staff and last not least to Sam, whose love to chess gave me personally a perfect round-up for the evenings.

Worth mentioning also the effort the team did for the barbecue evening on the beach for an unforgettable experience! Highly recommended”!

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Alex

Alex

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