Banda Sea Snorkeling 7 Nights
Ambon - Ambon
Come and discover the fabulous Banda Sea, offering one of the most extraordinary diversity of fish and invertebrate species in the world.
7 nights itinerary, going through Ambon, Nusa Laut, Banda Islands, Suanggi and back to Ambon.
Route is subject to weather conditions and can be modified.
Best period: From September to November
Day 1: Ambon
The Aurora team will pick you up at the airport for immediate boarding. Welcome onboard and start crossing to Nusa Laut. Overnight crossing
Day 2: Nusa Laut / Molona
We will make a stop on the way on to the Banda Neira, to enjoy snorkelling and diving during the morning in the great coral reefs this area has to offer. Afternoon and overnight crossing
Day 3 - 6: Banda Islands, outer reefs
In the next 4 days we will explore and discover the famous Spice Island where a combination of water and land activities will bring you to the golden years of the spice trades. We will snorkel/dive both sloping reefs and vertical walls during the 4 days combined with:
Banda Neira local village to visit the Banda Island Museum, fort belgica and a local plantation. An unforgettable cultural experience! (Half day)
Hike the Banda Gunung Api (early morning/half day)
Spice Tour in Banda Besar, Nutmeg plantation and Beteng Hollandia Tour (Full day)
Pulau Rhun and Neilaika (Full day)
Pulau Hatta (half day)
3 overnights in Banda Neira Harbour
1 overnight crossing to Suanggi
Day 7: Suanggi
You will now arrive at the northern end of the outer reefs of the Banda Sea: Pulau Suanggi. The waters here are full of fish, reef sharks, tuna and sometimes hammer head sharks. As a small bonus for bird lovers, many species can be observed around the island: brown boobies, red-footed boobies and frigate birds. Afternoon crossing to Ambon
Day 8: Ambon
After a nice breakfast on board, our Aurora crew will organize, according to your flight schedules, your transfer to the airport of Ambon.
Unfortunately our trip will arrive at an end and we have to say goodbye but we hope to see you again on board.
Unfortunately is the last day of this incredible adventure and is time to Disembark after a good breakfast and a lot of hugs. Hope to see you again soon !
- Pick up and drop off (before and after the cruise) from the nearest airport to Aurora
- Accommodation in a double-bed or twin-bed cabin with en-suite bathroom, toilet and AC
- Meals and all soft drinks on board (excluding beer, spirits, wine, espresso coffee)
- Multilingual guides on board (French, English, Indonesian),
- Land excursions, according to the diving cruise itinerary,
- Marine park fees, Taxes, Village’s Contributions and Port Clearance*
*Surcharges: Dune Aurora Liveaboard reserve the right to apply an appropriate surcharge to its prices should economic changes (such as exchange rates, fuel prices, etc) make a material difference to its pricing structure. – A minimum of 14 days’ notice will be given before such a surcharge becomes effective. – No surcharge will be applied within 28 days of departure. – If the surcharge results in an increase of 10% or more to the price of the liveaboard, dive package/dive course, then cancellation with a full refund will be allowed. Notification of the intention to cancel must be made in writing within 14 days of the notification or the surcharge.
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE
- Scuba diving courses
- Rental diving equipment
- Extra excursion requested
- Beer, wine and spirits, Expresso coffee
- Souvenirs, laundry, use of satellite phone
- Tips on board (for crew): 15 USD minimum / person / day – to be paid in cash
- Port Fee: 150$ per trip per person