5 Days on board "The Best Luxury Charter Yacht in Indonesia" A Daily Charter Log

Ever wondered what a private Superyacht charter in Indonesia would be like? Allan Jouning of 37South shares this rare day by day account of his experience on board what has been termed "the best Superyacht in the region", S/Y DUNIA BARU. The five day journey begins in Bali and heads east, dotting along the top of Nusa Tengarra, finishing in the Komodo National Park. Read on for the full day by day account...


Bali to Labuan Bajo, Familiarisation Trip May 2017 INDONESIA

Story by Allan Jouning
Photos by Andrea Guerin

Day One: Tuesday 16th May

All guests aboard by 1700Hrs Serangan Harbour – Five brokers plus myself. Depart Bali for 24 Hour run to Lombok and Sumbawa, good sea conditions. DUNIA BARU is a traditional Indonesian, Phinisi style boat and although there was an ocean swell running on the beam the yacht was very stable. These yachts do not have stabilizers but the weight and the solid 'Iron wood' timber of the hull, made for a very comfortable evening. Dinner was served in the 'country kitchen', with Chef Tom creating a Pumpkin and shrimp soup, accompanied by a mild chilli hot sauce followed with a seared Tuna dish for a main, all prepared and served in front of 9 guests.


Luxury Private Yacht Charter Indonesia Dunia Baru Country Kitchen

Relaxed interior dining at the 'Country Kitchen' Chef Prepares meals in front of guests


Luxury private charter Yacht Dunia Baru Indonesia

Dunia Baru at Sail


Day two: Wednesday 17th May

Everyone one got up at different times due to jet lag – catch up etc, you arrive in the kitchen and Tom will prepare any meal you wish from Continental, Indonesian to full cooked breakfast at any time. Todays special was an omelette with avocado and condiments, followed by a fresh fruit platter. Morning was catch-up time for those that needed internet, reading and relaxing. By lunch time we will be in the lee of Sumbawa.


Chef Tom prepares a gourmet breakfast of your choice each morning

Chef Tom prepares a gourmet breakfast of your choice each morning


1530 -20 miles from destination, all into Tender to get to the destination with some light left. DUNIA BARU will follow on and meet us there. Flat water in the RIB at 25 knots. Island is Palau Satonda, the knowledgeable crew inform us about the interesting geographic and historic features of the island. It has a salt water crater lake in the middle which is below sea level. It was created by a volcanic tsunami that filled it and it is somehow connected to the ocean underground - we hiked to the top and then went for a swim and boarded at 1900 for drinks and dinner.


Private Yacht Hire Dunia Baru | Quiet Bay Landing at Palau Satonda Indonesia

Quiet Bay Landing at Palau Satonda


Crater Lake Palau Satonda

Crater Lake Palau Satonda


The friendly, warm and discreet crew are always at the ready

There's nothing like a fresh cocktail after a hike and swim at a crater lake. 


Day Three: Thursday 18th May

Early start to Palau Sangeang, two village visits – one showing the weaving, very prosperous looking village. The other like small subsistence farm - great contrast. Moved over night to Komodo National park Noon dive at Komodo, others snorkelled and beach, Move early afternoon to Gila laua Laut – hiked to top of small mountain for sunset and champagne - dinner on board.


Indonesian Traditional Village Visit | Yacht Charter Dunia Baru

Guests Visit Traditional Indonesian Village


Sunset Hike Komodo Charter DUNIA BARU

Made it! 37S Director Allan Jouning on Hike with DUNIA BARU Adventures


Champagne at the Top

Champagne at the Top.


Private Charter Dunia Baru Indonesia Komodo Hike

Beautifully scenic hike with the group


Day Four: Friday 19th May

Cruised to Rindja, Komodo national park office – land tour of the dragons – hike across island. 1000 Hrs – sand bar snorkel for the Manta Ray. Dunia Baru continues onto Padar. Divers X 3 to the most challenging dive site in Komodo, Batu Bolong, very strong currents going down! Way down to Middle earth! So very careful dive – 20 meters – great turtles - fish live. 1300 – Lunch – afternoon of water sports – jet ski – wave board – paddle board. Evening hike for excellent sunset and champagne. 


Luxury Charter Yacht Dunia Baru Dragon Tour Komodo

Guided tour visiting the Komodo dragon in their natural habitat


Luxury Private dive charter Indonesia Komodo dunia baru

Colours and shapes form out of this world at dive site in Komodo


Private Liveaboard luxury dive charter Komodo Dunia Baru Nemo

Nemo found! - Komodo, Indonesia


Private Yacht Dive Charter Dunia Baru Komodo Indonesia

Guests discovering the endless wildlife below the surface in Komodo


Private Yacht Charter DUNIA BARU Indonesia Water sports

Wake boarding water sports


Private Yacht Charter Water Sports Indonesia

All towable's available, jet skis, sailing yacht and other water sports


Private Charter Yacht DUNIA BARU Indonesia Komodo Sunset Hike

Panoramic views from the top


Luxury Yacht Charter Indonesia Komodo Dunia Baru Sunset Hike

Magic sunset hike Komodo with Champagne of course.


Day Five: Saturday 20th May

Departed 0600 Hrs for – South Side Rindja – Nusa Kode, arrived 0900 Hrs – special Nasi Goreng for breakfast. Dive at 1000 Hrs - vis not so good but lots small fish and corals. Canibal Rock 1100Hrs – ashore in tender to “dragon” beach. Offered up the brokers to the dragons for lunch... the dragons said no. 1230hrs – underway for afternoon anchorage Water toys – Beach BBQ for the night.


Luxury Liveaboard dive charter Indonesia Komodo Dunia Baru

Morning dive surrounded by fish


Yacht Charter Komodo Indonesia Private Luxury  Dunia Baru

Morning Dive


Visiting the Komodo Dragons at the Beach

Visiting the Komodo Dragons at the Beach


Day Six: Sunday 21st May

Underway 0800 Hrs - sails up - Arrived pink beach at 1300 – snorkel – umbrellas and beach chairs all set up, very nice last day – good snorkelling. 1800 – proceeded to Labuan Bajo for departure am Monday. Fore deck dancing – great dinner – Trip de brief and video after dinner. Monday 22nd – departed 0745.

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Ready to go snorkelling! Dunia Baru Indonesia

Ready to go!


Skilled and knowledgeable cruise director, Sebastien speaks 5 languages

Skilled and knowledgeable cruise director, Sebastien speaks 5 languages


Canapés at the top

Canapés at the top


and of course Champagne!

and of course Champagne!


Sunset at Sea, Dunia Baru Indonesia

Sunset at Sea, Dunia Baru Indonesia


Heading out for sight seeing and snorkelling

Heading out for sight seeing and snorkelling 


Crystal Clear Snorkelling Komodo Indonesia Yacht Charter

Crystal clear waters for snorkelling

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