Samambaia Liveaboard is a majestic Phinisi designed and built to meet divers needs in the remote dive sites of Indonesia, and offers to its guests total comfort during diving and sailing operations from Komodo to Raja Ampat, and exploring the best diving destinations in between: Alor, Banda Sea, and Forgotten Islands.
Last update: March 21, 2023
Samambaia, state of art of the yacht industry in Indonesia
1. ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Samambaia can accommodate 14 divers in 6 deluxe cabins on the below deck and 1 master cabin on the main deck. The spacious 15m2 master cabin has breathtaking 180 grades views. The roomy guest cabins -2 twin deluxe cabins and 4 double deluxe cabin convertible to twins- are 13m2 each and provide a large wardrobe and extra storage under the bed. All the cabins of Samambaia Liveaboard are very comfortable and have been equipped with individual AC control, big portholes for fresh air supply, bed side LED reading lights, external washbasin completed with towel hangers, en-suite bathroom with any kind of toiletries, cold and hot water -fresh water provided by our water makers on board-, 220V european standard sockets that provide 24h electricity source and american standard mattresses ensure a good rest after an intense diving day. Samambaia Liveaboard has plenty of space to store your belongings and so many compartments purposely studied for the diver who travels on a cruise, being designed by divers and for divers, we know perfectly what the needs of divers are and we want to offer you the maximum comfort on board.
Samambaia have all kind of biodegradable toiletries in the bathrooms, so you should not bring anything from home. Shower walls are made of ceramic tiles and shower floor has a teak grid that allow the water slide freely and only feel the wood on your feet, bath towels are changed every day or according to your request and are different from those used in the dive deck or the sun deck, or from those carried to the beach or to the fabulous epic rides organized on the speed boats in some of the many scenic routes we will visit in your trip.
The dining room and salon of the Samambaia are equally welcoming and functional. Samambaia's large lounge can accommodate 20 people in tables for 4-6 guests and is doted with air conditioning, TV, DVD player and PC. The 20m2 kitchen is adjacent to the lounge and allows the cooks to work in safety and comfort. Samambaia's cuisine is focus on fresh local ingredients. Bread and pastry is prepared every day. A selection of wines rounds up the culinary experience.
Samambaia State-of-Art dive deck, even when comfortable and stylish, does not lose sight of any aspect of diving operations. Samambaia's dive deck occupies the front of the main deck, its innovative design offers 14 individual well distinguishable spaces to prepare for diving and store the gear. Samambaia features many amenities for divers: a camera work station on deck to adding smooth to the diving operations, 2 fresh hot or cold water showers at each side of the deck, 2 large rinse tanks with separate compartment each, the smaller one for your masks, the bigger ones for sensitive gear like cameras, computers and torches.
Other function of the large table tucked in the middle of the dive deck is being setting for al fresco dining under the stars. The upper deck has a large sundeck with loungers and canopy that can be opened or closed in accordance with the needs of the passengers.
Besides a crew of 16, Samambaia is staffed with a team of experience European cruise directors. Our aim: to ensure a smooth planning and successful conduct of every cruise. Many years of experience in the region contribute significantly. Our dive guides are highly professional and provide safety paired with great sighting of marine species.
2. DIVE CRUISE DESTINATIONS
Samambaia Liveaboard operates year-round dive cruises to Komodo, Raja Ampat, Alor, Banda Sea, Forgotten Islands, Ring of Fire, and is also available for private cruises, explorative trips and naturalist cruises throughout the Indonesian archipelago.
3. TECHNICAL DATA
Samambaia Liveaboard is a yacht Phinisi-Style born from another of Cruising Indonesia's project, executed according to traditional techniques of skilled master shipwrights of the very famous Bugis ethnicity from Sulawesi, fitted with all the features of a modern diving boat to ensure a swift and safe dive trip. If you would you like to own a liveaboard like Samambaia, get in touch. Our specialty are custom yacht designs, from concept to launch.
SAMAMBAIA LIVEABOARD TECHNICAL DATA
Year of built: 2015
Type: Two mast wooden phinisi. Hull in ironwood, decks and interiors in teakwood
Length over all: 42 meters
Length over deck: 34 meters
Beam: 9 meters
Draft: 3,75 meters
Total Displacement: 285 tons
Cruising Speed: 8-10 knots
Engines: Yanmar Marine turbo 500 hp
Generators: 2 x Mitsubishi 60 kWA, 1 x Yanmar 30 kWA, 1 x Mitsubishi 30kWA
Fuel Capacity: 13000 liters
Water Storage: 12000 liters
Water Makers: 2 x 5000 liters per day
Voltage: 220v and 110v
Relax: 50m2 Lounge. 70m2 Solarium
Navigation & communication: 2 x Garmin GPS, 2 x Furuno radar, 2 x Furuno depth sounder, VHF radios, SSB radio, AIS, Navtex3
Safety & rescue: 2 x liferafts (45 pax capacity), 45 lifejackets, safety flares, Epirb, MOB buoy, satellite phone, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, fire hydrant, fire-ball extinguisher. For the dive safety Buddy Watcher & Nautilus System.
Diving: 2 x Bauer 250 liter compressors, Atlas Copco nitrox compressor, Paramina filter, 40 x 12 liter, 6 x 15 liter, 2 x 10 liter and 1 x 4,5 liter aluminium tanks (DIN & yoke), 2 x 6,5 meter fiberglass tenders, 2 x 40 HP, 80m2 Dive deck, camera room and work station
Amenities: Kayak. Wakeboard
SAMAMBAIA LIVEABOARD LAYOUT
4. PRICES, EXCLUSIONS, INCLUSIONS, T&C
The rates of Samambaia Liveaboard are per night, per person on double cabin shared. The single cabin (not shared) has a supplement of 50%. Non divers have a discount of 15%.
Ask for a quotation in your preferred currency, we can deal the better ex-change rate for you: USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, NZD, CAD, YEN, HKD, SGD, etc.
Samambaia prices: from US$572
What is included?
- One transit night in Airport Hotel at your arrival in Indonesia, complimentary by Cruising Indonesia
- Arrival and departure airport transfer
- Accommodation on board
- Full board: all meals and snacks.
- Water, tea and coffee
- Soft drinks and beers
- Espresso and Cappuccino
- 3 dives a day + 1 night dive according on board program
- Excursions according on board program
- Tanks and weights
- Diving Fees: National Park Entrance Fees & Harbour Clearance
Optional Bookable and Payable in Advance
- Domestic flights
- Transit night in airport hotel after or before your cruise (included complimentary, if you book with Cruising Indonesia)
Optional Payable on Board
- Wine and alcoholic beverages
- Tips to the crew
- Onboard communications
- Rental Equipment
- Dive courses
Terms & Conditions
Booking by Cabin - Payments
- 20% of the invoice as deposit for booking confirmation
- 100% of the invoice must be paid 90 days before cruise departure
Private Cruises & Charters - Payments
- Deposit for booking confirmation: 20%
- 50% of the invoice must be paid 180 days before cruise departure
- 100% of the invoice must be paid 90 days before cruise departure
All payments must be made by bank transfer or bank deposit according to the payment instructions of our invoice. Reservations and payments must be communicated and send by email.
Booking by Cabin - Cancellation fees
- More than 90 days prior to departure: 20% of the invoice
- 90-61 days: 30% of the invoice
- Less than 61 days: 100% of the invoice
Private Cruises & Charters - Cancellation fess
- More than 180 days before departure: 20% of the invoice
- 180-91 days: 50% of the invoice
- Less than 91 days: 100% of the invoice
5. SAMAMBAIA LIVEABOARD DIVING DEALS
Samambaia Last Minute 15% Off - Triton Bay & Banda Sea - April 2023
Banda Sea dive cruise on Samambaia Liveaboard - Kaimana-Ambon - 26 April 23 - 11 nights - Price: US$6700 - Offer: US$5695 - 15% OFF
Our cruise in Banda Sea will show us the great marine biodiversity that exists in Indonesia. Cruising the route from Kaimana to Ambon, we'll see the highlights of West Papua's marine life, including whale sharks, cinematic coral reefs and photogenic nudibranchs, as well as the exuberant pelagic life of the Banda Sea, rare critters and, if we're lucky, even hammerhead sharks. Get in touch now and book your diving cruise. This is an offer limited to the number of spaces available.
6. SAMAMBAIA CHARTERS
Rent the luxurious yacht Samambaia, the brand-new phinisi yacht born from one of Cruising Indonesia's projects and sail the oceans of marine biodiversity of Indonesian archipelago; enjoying a trip of surpassing privacy and comfort full catered by our amazing team of 16 crew, including 1 captain, 1 cruise manager, 2 dive guides and 1 chef.
What kind of destination experience you want?
Samambaia Charters: Destinations
Technically fitted for private cruises and charters throughout the Indonesian archipelago, Samambaia Liveaboard has been conceived to sail the length and breadth of the Indonesians seas with total autonomy, safety and comfort: from Komodo to Raja Ampat and every amazing spot in the Banda Sea: Forgotten Islands, Lesser Sunda Islands, Alor.
Samambaia technical features ensures swift operations and makes diving and sailing on board truly enjoyable, as its powerful marine engine that can reach 9-10 knot cruise speed, its capable fuel tanks of 13,000 litres and 12,000 of water storage and 10,000 of water makers or its huge and beautiful sky deck, ideally for memorable al fresco dinners and aperitifs.
When do you want to cruise?
Samambaia Charters: Seasons
The Liveaboards in Indonesia tend to move seasonally and stay in one region for the entire season. In Samambaia case, its operates year-round trips to Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Forgotten Islands, Komodo National Park, Alor, Flores Sea, Triton Bay Bay and many other destinations in Indonesia by request.
- Charter dates are flexible, these are the regular seasons:
- May - September: Komodo National Park, Alor and Flores Sea
- October - November: Banda Sea, Forgotten Islands, Spice Islands
- November - March: Raja Ampat, Triton Bay
- April - May: Banda Sea
What about the budget?
Samambaia Charters: Prices and Costs
Samambaia Liveaboard full charter rate starts form US$6864 per night. That means that a 5 night private cruise will cost you US$34360. You need to add on top of those amounts 5-10 percent to cover alcohol, port charges, rental diving equipment, and eventual tip to the crew, all paid before you leave the boat.
There are not limit period for a cruise rental, 5-10 days is the regular. Actually, the only limitation is the availability, a yacht charter need be booked 6-12 months in advance.
Samambaia Charters: Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions: 16 crew including captain, cruise manager, chef and dive masters; fuel; all meals and snacks, drinking water beverages; scuba diving for certified divers, water sport equipment, round trip transfer.
Exclusions: wines and alcoholic beverages; national parks entrance fees; rental gear; nitrox; dive courses.
Preparation of a private charter on Samambaia Liveaboard
A yacht charter does demand some organising, and good planning is key to making sure your holiday will be enjoyable from start to finish.
Get in touch with Cruising Indonesia, our expert and dedicated customer service team is able to advice you on the hardest decisions: destination, seasonality, itinerary, flight and ground services, budget..
Creating the perfect charter
Chartering a yacht must be an effortless experience. Cruising Indonesia knows what is all that is required, the expert team of the selected liveaboard will do the rest.
Charter the full boat is something that it is proven to be much more fun and allow you to adapt the cruise and the dives to your personal likings. Having a boat in exclusivity you can choose the return and departure dates closest to your needs, you can define the route and your favorite dive points, visiting the best areas calmly, unlike an ordinary programmed trip with other passengers. You can also combine diving with snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, water skiing, land trips.
Your on board preferences, hopes and desires
Rent a yacht is the ideal solution for families or groups who have different interests than diving. You can request your favourite food and beverages, as well as preparing special arrangements to private celebrations and events.
Often a group estimate is able to get a more convenient quotation. Sailboats dedicated to dive cruises must be booked in advance, as soon as they are reserved by customers for a regular cruise program, may no longer be available exclusively.
Planning your Charter
Chartering a yacht deserves considerable planning ahead so that every aspect of your charter is tuned to perfection. We dedicate plenty of time to advice and help you to decide the right yacht and the right destination before you are ready to materialise you booking. And of course, we would love help you to plan all your entire itinerary!
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