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Ambon - The Spice Islands

Explore the famous Spice Islands scattered in the Bandana Sea with their gorgeous tropical landscapes offering a mixture of history, nutmeg groves, and local markets.

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Day 1 - Saturday: Ambon

Start your cruise from the capital of the Indonesian province of Maluku, Ambon.

After you have settled in onboard, you can dive into the sea straightaway for a refreshing swim, or go on your first snorkel, or dive at one of Indonesia’s most spectacular sites. In the evening the chef will serve you a delicious dinner onboard. Later you will move to the Banda Islands for a peaceful overnight stay.

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Go Snorkeling 

Seek Relaxation in The Banda Islands

Dinner Onboard

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Day 2 - Sunday: Saparua and Mamala

Visit the small charming town of Saparua and the impressive Duurstede 17th-century colonial fort.

Saparua is the largest island in the Lease archipelago where you will enjoy an appetizing lunch. Later you will sail to Mamala Island, where you can enjoy swimming, watersports, and diving to examine marine life.

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Try Kayaking 

Enjoy Tropical Atmosphere

Explore Fort Duurstede

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Day 3 - Monday: Banda Neira

Banda Neira is one of ten volcanic islands covered with a tropical green jungle.

We recommend you go diving to explore the seafloor which is covered with exquisite corals and abundant ocean life. You can dive at “Bird Rock” at Suanggi Island or explore a historic town ashore. Before dinner, enjoy the sparkling sapphire sea that surrounds these incredible islands.

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Visit Fort Belgica

Enjoy Banda Neira Old Town 

Witness Spectacular Aquatic Life

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Day 4 - Tuesday: Gunung Api

If you wish to stay active during your cruise, you can hike up Banda’s Gunung Api volcano.

This is one of the most popular areas of the ‘Ring of Fire’ volcanoes offering stunning views. Later you can head back onboard and relax, take a swim to freshen up, and enjoy the contrast of green vegetation and black lava flows.

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Enjoy Local Traditions 

Explore Islands and Stunning Views

Stay Active with an Adventurous Hike 

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Day 5 - Wednesday: Banda Besar

This morning, the yacht will approach Banda Besar, where you can see the traditional nutmeg plantations.

Here you will find about a dozen villages and several historic attractions. The area is very quiet and you will easily find isolated beaches. After lunch, you can do one or two amazing dives at Batu Kapal, and later visit a tiny village on Pisang Island.

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Visit Nutmeg Plantations 

Go Hiking 

Explore Pisang Island

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Day 6 - Thursday: Run and Nailakka

Cruise to Run Island, a tiny area full of forgotten ruins of old forts.

Here you can also enjoy the vibrant island with people drying cloves and nutmeg under the sun. This afternoon, enjoy a picnic lunch at Nailakka and explore the nearby beaches with crystal-clear waters. Later head back onboard and enjoy a nice dinner under the stars.

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Have a Picnic Lunch

Visit Old Forts of the Island

Dinner and Relaxation Onboard

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Day 7 - Friday: Hatta

After a delicious breakfast, you will cruise to Pulau Hatta.

Diving here is dazzling, with many beautiful corals and plentiful, colorful fish. Later you will return to the yacht for lunch, then continue cruising towards more dive sites at Karang Hatta. In the evening the chef will cook you an amazing dinner in the most peaceful scenery.

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Go Diving 

Enjoy Beaches 

Enjoy Scenic Bays

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Day 8 - Saturday: Check-out

The time to say goodbye to your yacht and crew has arrived. After breakfast, check-out is anytime up until 09:00 a.m in Ambon Harbor.

We advise you to confirm check-out logistics and onward planning (e.g. transfer to the airport) with your Goolets Advisor during the finalization procedure (prior to departure, your Advisor will assist with your itinerary/ preferred route, and finalise details).
We are here to help you make sure all these transitions are organized and completed in a smooth and efficient way.

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