komodo island & marine park
The Komodo National Marine Park encompasses 132,000 hectares of marine waters making it one of the largest protected zones on the planet. The number and variety of islands including Komodo, Rinca and Padar, combined with current, wave action and wind exposure, result in an incredible variety of coastal and marine habitats.
why we go there
The Komodo National Park is one of the worlds most diverse and interesting marine and wildlife parks with a total land area of 75,000 hectares. The Komodo National Park is home to a rare diversity of animals, including a population of the world's largest lizard, the famous Komodo Dragons.
Under the water, experts have come to accept that this world heritage site, the Komodo National Marine Park offers such an inexhaustible array of marine life that they now believe it one of the centres of global marine bio-diversity.
Mangrove forests, seagrass beds, and pristine coral reefs are among the most important habitats at the Komodo National Park. Komodo offers world class scuba diving in a staggering variety of sites with walls, coral gardens, pinnacles, drop offs as well as quiet bays and inlets for macro photographers seeking rarely seen critters.
how do I get there?
The Komodo Island and National Marine Park liveaboard cruises are available as a seven or eleven night expedition departing from the port of Benoa in Bali to Bima (on the island of Sumbawa), or in the opposite direction from Bima to Bali. These cruises are also available as a seven or eleven night expedition starting and finishing at the port of Bima.
Kararu recommends that all guests arrive and overnight in Bali one day prior to cruise departure day whether your cruise beings in Bali or requires a short, domestic flight to Bima, Sumbawa to begin your trip.