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$7,250
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Corals, Cultures & Dragons: North Sulawesi to Flores

12 Day Itinerary aboard Katharina
  • Discover the Togean archipelago
  • Visit Pulau Poson's local market
  • Enjoy Banggai Island's beach
  • Explore Wakatobi National Park
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This exciting 12-day voyage takes you along the eastern seaboard of Sulawesi, and across the Flores Sea to the Komodo National Park, where you can encounter the fearsome Komodo dragons in their natural island habitat. Cruising from the North Sulawesi city of Gorantalo and heading south to Labuan …
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$3,280
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Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes

Bali-Komodo - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Katharina
  • Explore the rice fields of Bali
  • Visit the magical Satonda Lake
  • Search for Komodo dragons
  • Enjoy Melo's traditional dances
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This adventurous, 8-day inclusive voyage of discovery aboard the Katharina offers a cross-section of remote beaches, quiet coastal villages, jungle-clad mountain ranges, towering volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls, tribal rituals, a mysterious lake, and the legendary Komodo dragons. As always, there is …
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Cruising Adventures!
$3,280
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Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes

Komodo-Bali - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Katharina
  • Explore the rice fields of Bali
  • Visit the magical Satonda Lake
  • Search for Komodo dragons
  • Enjoy Melo's traditional dances
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This adventurous, 8-day inclusive voyage of discovery aboard the Katharina offers a cross-section of remote beaches, quiet coastal villages, jungle-clad mountain ranges, towering volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls, tribal rituals, a mysterious lake, and the legendary Komodo dragons. As always, there is …
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Traditional Balinese Statues and architecture
$7,250
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East Indies Exploration: Culture, Sea & Spice

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Visit Laratuka's unique churches
  • Explore the Forgotten Islands
  • Snorkel in crystal-clear water
  • Discover Indonesia’s Ring of Fire
Activities:
Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience afascinating look at the colonial history of Indonesia and its role in the international spice trade during the 17th century. Travel in a eastward arc capturing the maritime route of the early colonials who traversed the Indonesian waters in search of the precious spices found within …
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Learn about the history and culture of Sulawesi
$8,560
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From the Spice Islands to Sulawesi - Sailing the Undiscovered Frontier

14 Day Itinerary aboard Katharina
  • Snorkel at Mangoli Island
  • Learn to cook traditional meals
  • Explore remote villages
  • Tour Obi Laut
Activities:
Cooking Class, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail from the spice entrepot of Ternate to the shipbuilding port of Bitung in North Sulawesi as you travel around the islands that fringe the MoluccaSea. This extended 14-day cruise program aboard Katharina, has many highlights such as rare and exotic wildlife sightings, remote island cultures, …
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Jewels of Raja Ampat cruise
$5,900
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Jewels of Raja Ampat

10 Day Itinerary aboard Katharina
  • Swim through Tomolol’s Cave
  • Trek in Batanta Island's jungle
  • Discover pristine coral reefs
  • Visit Aljui Bay's Pearl Farm
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Fall in love with Indonesia on this wonderful round-trip voyage from the enchanting city of Sorong. Indonesia can lay claim to such unsurpassed natural splendor as Raja Ampat’s Wayag Islands. Visit the Arefi Village and walk through its mangrove waters to the start point of an exceptional …
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Orangutan in the wild
$5,950
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Orangutans And Dragons

12 Day Itinerary aboard Katharina
  • Visit a traditional medicine expert
  • Observe orangutans in their habitat
  • Discover the Dayak culture
  • Explore Gili Sulat's coral reefs
Activities:
Kayaking, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Katharina on this exciting 12-day adventure, combining a gentle river cruise on a traditional wooden riverboat through the forests of Kalimantan, Central Borneo, with a sea cruise on a traditional pinisi schooner through the turquoise waters of Komodo National Park and Indonesia’s …
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Snorkel with sea turtles as you cruise along Indonesia
$5,900
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Papua's Whale Sharks & Birds of Paradise I

10 Day Itinerary aboard Katharina
  • Enjoy birdlife and coral reefs
  • Trek into the forest
  • Paddle board or watch for birds
  • Swim and explore
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In 1858, Wallace conceived the theory of natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. It was published, along with a description of Darwin’s own theory, in the same year. Explore some of the areas that Wallace found so fascinating: remote mountainous islands with forested coastlines, …
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Sunset at an ocean resort in Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia
$5,750
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Papua's Whale Sharks and Birds of Paradise

10 Day Itinerary aboard Katharina
  • Swim under Kitikiti waterfall
  • Explore the maze of karst islands
  • View birds of paradise in nature
  • Enjoy the isolated Ceram Sea
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruising Raja Ampat must rate asone of life's most beautiful experiences in the world.This special itinerary honors Alfred Russel Wallace, the prominent scientist who was one of the first who dared to raise concerns over the environmental impact of human activity some 150 years ago. In the …
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2019
EmbarksDays 
Dec 1110Papua's Whale Sharks and Birds of Paradise
Dec 2410Papua's Whale Sharks and Birds of Paradise
2020
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0510Jewels of Raja Ampat
Jan 1710Jewels of Raja Ampat
Jan 2910Jewels of Raja Ampat
Feb 1010Jewels of Raja Ampat
Mar 2014From the Spice Islands to Sulawesi - Sailing the Undiscovered Frontier
Apr 1112Corals, Cultures & Dragons: North Sulawesi to Flores
Apr 2012Orangutans And Dragons
Apr 248Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
May 038Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
May 208Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Jun 0212Orangutans And Dragons
Jun 068Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Jun 1112Orangutans And Dragons
Jun 158Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Jun 248Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Jul 038Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Jul 128Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Jul 218Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Jul 308Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Aug 088Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Aug 178Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Aug 2212Orangutans And Dragons
Aug 268Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Sep 048Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Sep 138Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Sep 228Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Oct 0212East Indies Exploration: Culture, Sea & Spice
Oct 3010Papua's Whale Sharks & Birds of Paradise I
Dec 1810Jewels of Raja Ampat
Dec 3010Jewels of Raja Ampat
2021
EmbarksDays 
Mar 2314From the Spice Islands to Sulawesi - Sailing the Undiscovered Frontier
Apr 238Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
May 138Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Jun 158Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Jun 248Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Jul 308Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Aug 088Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Aug 178Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Aug 268Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
Sep 0712East Indies Exploration: Culture, Sea & Spice
Max Passengers: 12
Ship Type: Sailing Vessel

Katharina is an elegant, classic yacht built in 1995 using the very best grades of ironwood. Katharina’s overall length is 40 meters, providing comfortable accommodation for up to 14 guests in six fully equipped cabins located on the same deck. All cabins offer creature comforts and necessary amenities including double beds or twins, private en-suite bathrooms, natural light, safety boxes, individually controlled air-conditioning, and storage space including a safe.

Led by Captain Iwan, the Katharina is catered to by an all-Indonesian crew of 12, with each member dedicated to making your stay aboard truly memorable.

Amenities include:
- Washbasin and toiletries provided in your cabin
- Towels and beach towels provided and regularly changed
- Each cabin has a mini safe for valuables and travel documents
- Free tea, soft drinks, juices, coffee and mineral water
- Excellent food and snacks (vegetarian and special menus on request)
- Fine selection of wines, beer and spirits for sale
- Professional cruise directors
- Outdoor sleeping facilities
- Complimentary snorkeling equipment and two sea canoes
- Television, DVD and music centre in lounge
- Dining in spacious air conditioned lounge
- Teak wooden furniture in lounge, cabins and on deck
- Spacious sun and semi-covered decks

Equipped with a super yacht grade AC station, Katharina is optimized to the latest safety standards.​ The ship is fitted with all internationally required safety and communication equipment such as SSB and VHF radios, life jackets, life rafts, and satellite telephone. Apart from that it has an extensive first aid kit, defibrillator (AED), and emergency oxygen supply.

Specifications:
Length over Deck: 30.5 meters
Length over all: 40 meters
Beam: 8.60 meters
Draught: 3.50 meters
Engine: 6 cyl. Mitsubishi s6B 280Hp Marine engine
Rig: Gaff rigged ketch – 250sqm sails, 2 mains, two tops, three jibs
Cruising speed: 7-9 Knots
Top speed: 10-12 Knots
Voltage: 220 volts
Tenders: Two: one with 40hp and one with 15hp Yamaha outboards
Decks: One main deck, one sun deck, one cabin deck
Water capacity: 4,000 liters
Fuel Capacity: 9,000 liters
Watermaker: Aqua Whisper, capacity 2,000 liters per day
Auxiliary Power: Two generators, and emergency DC system
Cabin Deck
Cabin Deck. Spacious, air-conditioned twin-share cabins with twin bunks or double beds. Private bathroom with toilet, washbasin, and hot shower.
Deck plan, Katharina
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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