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Coral grouper, diver, & school of fish
$7,250
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Corals, Cultures & Dragons: North Sulawesi to Flores

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Meet Bajao villagers
  • Snorkel, swim, kayak, and relax!
  • View endemic marine & wildlife
  • Explore Wakatobi National Park
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the eastern seaboard of Sulawesi and across the Flores Sea to the Komodo National Park, exploring the many islands and atolls of this spectacular region. Encounter Komodo dragons on ranger-led nature treks. Visit remote villages and learn about the history and culture of hospitable locals. …
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Cruising Adventures!
$3,280
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Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Discover North Lombok
  • Visit Diwu Mba’i waterfall at Moyo
  • 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
Immerse yourself in the Komodo National Parkand Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands from an intimate perspective, cruising through a panorama of islands and encountering new wonders on a daily basis. This adventurous, 8-day inclusive voyage of discovery aboard the 24-passenger Ombak Putih offers …
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Cruising Adventures! Banda Islands
$7,250
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East Indies Exploration: Culture, Sea & Spice

Maumere - Ambon - 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
This unique itinerary is enhanced by descriptions and presentations by the Australian author Ian Burnet who spent 30 years living, working, and traveling in Indonesia. Experience afascinating look at the colonial history of Indonesia and its role in the international spice trade during the 17th …
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Volcano scenery at sunrise
$8,560
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From the Spice Islands to Sulawesi - Sailing the Undiscovered Frontier

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Tour Obi Laut
  • Snorkel at Mangoli Island
  • Explore remote villages
  • Learn to cook traditional meals
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 Ombak Putih, has many highlights such as rare and exotic wildlife sightings, remote island cultures, …
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Cruising Adventures! Dutch Fort Ternate
$7,150
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In Search of Wallace and His Living Treasures with Dr. George Beccaloni

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Explore beautiful Ternate
  • Admire unique volcanic islands
  • Discover Bacan Island's wildlife
  • View Yar Island's flying foxes
Activities:
Kayaking, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 12-day cruise, honor the legacy of Alfred Russel and the time he spent working on theories of evolution and natural selection. This area of Indonesia, referred to as The Coral Triangle, is home to arguably the most diverse marine life in the world. Revisit some of the areas that Wallace …
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Jewels of Raja Ampat cruise
$5,750
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Jewels of Raja Ampat

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Discover the Misool archipelago
  • Explore Tomolol’s dome-topped cave
  • Spot the red bird of paradise
  • Admire Raja Ampat’s beauty
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Ombak Putih on this wonderful Indonesian round-trip voyage from the enchanting city of Sorong. Raja Ampat is home to 70 percent of the known coral species on the planet. Many of the fish, corals, and crustaceans that live in these waters are found nowhere else on Earth. Yet, while the …
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Cruising Adventures! Orangutan
$5,950
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Orangutans and Dragons

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Explore Palangkaraya
  • Observe orangutans in their habitat
  • Canoe & bird watch at Lake Tahai
  • Search for Komodo dragons
  • Snorkel a kaleidoscopic world
Activities:
Kayaking, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This exceptional sailing adventure combines 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 Lesser Sunda Islands. …
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Jewels of Raja Ampat cruise
$5,900
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Papua & Birds of Paradise: Kaimana to Sorong

with Alexander Reeuwijk - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Explore Triton Bay
  • Snorkel and kayak vibrant waters
  • Swim under the Kitikiti waterfall
  • Visit Tomolol’s mysterious cave
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Revisit some of the areas that Wallace found so fascinating, and hopefully experience the magic of seeing the bird of paradise in its full glory within its natural habitat. Get lucky and get to snorkel with whale sharks in Triton Bay, but there are no promises as we don’t have these wild …
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Cruising Adventures! Wilson's Bird of Paradise
$5,900
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Papua & Birds of Paradise: Sorong to Kaimana

with Dr. Tony Whitten - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Swim through Tomolol’s cave
  • Explore the Misool archipelago
  • Enjoy West Papua's landscapes
  • Discover the Kitikiti waterfall
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join a special 10-day sailing expedition honoring 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. Wallace’s observations of the marked zoological differences across a narrow …
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Cruising Adventures! Maluku children
$7,250
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Spice Traders, Island Tramps and Sea Gypsies

with Jeffrey Mellefont - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Discover Tidore
  • Snorkel at Kusu islet
  • Paddle board & kayak crystal waters
  • Visit a bustling market and palace
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 12-day voyage over ancient monsoon sailing routes, on a traditional wind ship, takes in some of the most remote – and lovely – of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands, from the Moluccas via the Sula Archipelago to Sulawesi. It reveals the true nature of this island nation, a maritime …
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Grains and Spices at the market
$7,250
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The Scents of the Spice Islands I

Ambon to Ternate - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Visit Hitu Lama
  • Snorkel over black lava stream
  • View production of sago
  • Trek towards a forest waterfall
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Moluccas are the original Spice Islands; a magical destination, beautiful, remote and unspoiled, with a long, fascinating and turbulent history. For millennia these fertile volcanic isles were the world’s only source of the ‘holy trinity’ of rare spices; cloves, nutmeg, and …
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Dancers in a Barong Dance show
$7,450
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Tribal Weaving of the Lesser Sunda Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Learn about local textile cultures
  • Visit the Wairkoja Friday market
  • Discover the unique lego-lego dance
  • Observe Kalabahi Museum textiles
Activities:
Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The diverse Lesser Sunda Islands, stretching eastwards from Bali, offer the most amazing landscapes and a glorious cornucopia of weaving for textile lovers. Here women not only continue to make their traditional cloth on back-tension looms but continue to wear it as well. There is a kaleidoscopic …
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2019
EmbarksDays 
Oct 0112In Search of Wallace and His Living Treasures with Dr. George Beccaloni
Oct 1510Jewels of Raja Ampat
Dec 1810Jewels of Raja Ampat
Dec 3010Jewels of Raja Ampat
2020
EmbarksDays 
Jan 1110Jewels of Raja Ampat
Jan 2312In Search of Wallace and His Living Treasures with Dr. George Beccaloni
Feb 0612Spice Traders, Island Tramps and Sea Gypsies
Feb 0614From the Spice Islands to Sulawesi - Sailing the Undiscovered Frontier
Feb 2314From the Spice Islands to Sulawesi - Sailing the Undiscovered Frontier
Mar 1914From the Spice Islands to Sulawesi - Sailing the Undiscovered Frontier
Apr 1012Corals, Cultures & Dragons: North Sulawesi to Flores
Apr 2012Orangutans and Dragons
May 038Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
May 1412Tribal Weaving of the Lesser Sunda Islands
Jun 0212Orangutans and Dragons
Jun 068Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes
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
Sep 0112East Indies Exploration: Culture, Sea & Spice
Sep 1512The Scents of the Spice Islands I
Oct 0112In Search of Wallace and His Living Treasures with Dr. George Beccaloni
Oct 1610Jewels of Raja Ampat
Oct 2810Papua & Birds of Paradise: Sorong to Kaimana
Nov 0910Papua & Birds of Paradise: Kaimana to Sorong
Nov 2110Papua & Birds of Paradise: Sorong to Kaimana
Dec 0310Papua & Birds of Paradise: Kaimana to Sorong
Dec 1710Jewels of Raja Ampat
Dec 2910Jewels of Raja Ampat
2021
EmbarksDays 
Feb 0614From the Spice Islands to Sulawesi - Sailing the Undiscovered Frontier
Feb 2314From the Spice Islands to Sulawesi - Sailing the Undiscovered Frontier
Mar 2214From the Spice Islands to Sulawesi - Sailing the Undiscovered Frontier
Max Passengers: 24
Ship Type: Sailing Vessel

The Ombak Putih is a 42-meter-long traditional vessel shaped by highly skilled Indonesian craftsmen. With approximately 400 square meters of public space divided over two main decks, offering open and covered space in abundance, she allows you to enjoy privacy and serene relaxing during your journey.

Accommodation is provided for up to 24 guests in 12 comfortable cabins, all of them located on the same deck. Each cabin has its own private en-suite bathroom, porthole, individually controlled air-conditioning, and ample storage space including a safety deposit box.

The Captain and his 14 dedicated crewmembers are here to make your stay a remarkable and memorable experience.
 
 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 center in lounge
- Dining in spacious air-conditioned lounge
- Teak wooden furniture in lounge, cabins, and on deck
- Spacious sun and semi-covered decks
 
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 carries an extensive first aid kit, defibrillator (AED) and emergency oxygen supply.

Specifications:
Construction: Kalimantan, Indonesia, 1995-7
Registry: Indonesia
Length over deck: 36 meters
Length over all: 42 meters
Beam: 10.5 meters
Draft: 3.5 meters
Engine: Mercedes 12-cylinder marine engine
Rig: Gaff rigged ketch – 350sqm sails: two main, two top, three jib
Cruising speed: 7-10 knots
Maximum speed: 12 knots
Voltage: 220 volts
Tenders: Two, both with 40hp Yamaha
Decks: One main deck, one sun deck, one cabin deck
Water capacity: 25,000 liters
Fuel Capacity: 14,000 liters
Watermaker: Capacity 2,500 liters per day
Auxiliary Power: Two generators, 45kva and 25kva
Cabin, Ombak Putih
Cabin Deck
Cabin Deck. Spacious, air-conditioned twin-share cabins with twin bunks or double beds and private bathroom with toilet and hot shower.
Deckplan Ombak Putih
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