Join us on an extraordinary snorkeling safari to the ultra remote, and yet supremely decadent, Wakatobi Resort. The Wakatobi National Park, a UNESCO Marine Biosphere Reserve, was named by combining the first letters of names of four main islands in the chain.
Wakatobi is situated at the geographical centre of the Coral Triangle, the most marine bio-diverse environment in the world. Wakatobi in particular is recognized as having the highest number of coral and fish species found anywhere on the planet. The resort has a truly amazing house reef easily accessed from the resort's pier. The islands in the Wakatobi National Park have been preserved from large-scale tourism as the area is only accessed by a private charter flight from Bali.
This group tour is exclusively for snorkelers. All trips are accompanied by at least one Snorkel Venture guide as well as local guides who are all well versed in the marine life and the reefs. Staff are available to help with water entry and exits, and all snorkel sessions have boat surface support to ensure our safety.
This 7-day tour departs from Bali via a short private charter flight to the resort's own airstrip. On this tour we will not only explore Wakatobi's outstanding reefs, but also indulge in the resort's outstanding amenities and hospitality. This group snorkeling safari offers spectacular snorkeling in the heart of the Coral Triangle, an area known for having the richest, healthiest, and most bio-diverse reefs to be found on Earth.
Large wooden boats complete with gear up area and full canopy for sun protection. Marine toilet with shower are on all boats as well as fresh water bins for equipment and cameras. Average travel time from the resort to the sites are fifteen minutes. Exit the water via ladders on the side of the boat.
The tour meets in Bali, Indonesia where you arrive and check into the airport hotel for a night.
The following morning the group makes it's way to the domestic departures hall to check in for the charter flight to Wakatobi, followed by a light breakfast in the VIP lounge.
Upon arrival at Wakatobi private airstrip, the group is transferred to the resort to check in and have lunch and an orientation, followed by an optional afternoon snorkeling session.
There are up to four organized snorkel sessions each day, all of which are facilitated by our own private boat. The house reef accessed by the resort's pier is always open as well so you can snorkel at your leisure any time of day.
On the last morning we check out after breakfast and take a mid morning flight back to Bali where the tour ends.
Wakatobi Resort is completely secluded, reached by charted flights from Bali which land on a private airstrip followed by a short speed boat ride.
Despite it’s location, the resort has beautiful luxurious accommodation built in tune with the environment using ethically and locally sourced materials and labour. The resort offers other creature comforts like a full-service spa, a jetty cocktail bar with amazing sunset views, a small library and audio-visual room and souvenir shop.
The food at the resort is refined, and the professional chefs combine fresh ingredients to create a variety of Indonesian, Asian and International dishes. All special dietary requirements will be catered for (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free etc).
US $50755 / £4115 per person (Twin/Double Share)
How to book your place?
Initial deposit: US$400 per person
12-months from departure: US$600 per person interim deposit
6-months from departure: US$1000 per person interim deposit
Final balance: Due 12-weeks before departure
There are many flight options leaving from the UK and USA to Indonesia's two major airports - Bali, Denpasar (DPS) and Jakarta (CGK), all of which fly indirectly via Singapore (SIN), Dubai (DXB), Tokyo (NRT and HND) or Hong Kong (HKG) with an average travel time of 15-22 hours.
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”We were bowled over by our friendly, caring tour leaders. They looked after us and made sure every single day was PERFECT ! We had so much fun and laughter and excitement” Tanya, Oct 2019
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