From start to finish, Johan have been extremely helpful with all my questions and organised the 3D2N boat trip perfectly. Captain Danny is very experienced with 27 years under his belt and Chef Norma kept us full and satisfied the entire trip. Widi and Arjab are fantastic boat crew and always there to assist us. Couldn't ask for a better crew to sail the Flores sea with.
We checked all the boxes this trip!
Padar Island, dragon spotting, pink beaches, snorkeling with Manta Rays and turtles, all checked!
Boat is a perfect size for 4 pax and we love the sun deck! All the islands that Capt Danny brought us to were crystal clear and we had the whole island to ourselves at most stops. Very rare in Asia where most islands are filled with tourists.
Highly recommend Alam Kaya! Thanks for the wonderful memories. <3
We had a wonderful stay.
Two nights, 3 days and one of the best holidays we have ever had !
The boat is nice and cosy, the food was great (I gained weight...) and the team is the sweetest and greatest ! really kind and caring
We stopped in deserted islands and did a lot of wonderful snorkling
We cant wait to go back again !
When we were booking with Johan I said,… O.K. this is really expensive, but it is once in a lifetime, so let's do it… but now after that amazing sailing trip, I am sure we will be back again :)
Everything was even better than promised. All the communication with Johan was great. Danny and his crew are just amazing, the nature is just fabulous and Norma can cook like chef. So I am just glad it was only 3N/4D trip, otherwise we would all need to go on strict diet :)
My husband turned 50 on this trip, and they did an amazing job, to make it a really special day for him. Norma even arranged a cake and they decorated the boat with balloons while we were sleeping :)
They all made us feel like a part of their family and this was really special.
We almost did not see other boats, because Danny had great timing, so we did feel like all national park was just for us :) Just great :)
So I highly recommend Alam Kaya and the crew, because you will have the best trip possible.
We miss you all :)
We just came back from a 4D/3N cruise and we really loved it!
The boat is great for 2-4 people. The rooms are clean, well decorated.
The captain and the crew are great! Good food, good advice, efficient, friendly you feel like being part of a family. It was difficult to say goodbye at the end of the trip! All the crew took care of my Son in a very good way he really enjoyed to be on the boat!
The cruise was amazing ! Far from the crowded places Danny knows the place perfectly!
I highly recommend this cruise with Alam kaya !
Thanks to all of you Danny and the team! We will never forget these moments with you!
After4 days and 3 nights, it is an easy recommendation for Alam Kaya – such a great experience!
It starts with planning the trip with Johan. Correspondence is professional and warm and full of great information. If your gut feeling when chatting with Johan is that you have picked the right boat – then I can confirm this is the case all the way.
Onboard -Amazing beautiful people. You will feel so very spoilt by everyone on board and be so very sad to leave them all at the end of your time. I know we didn’t have a clue of everything going on in the background as all of the guys ensured we were there just to be spoilt. On downtime, it was great to have chats. Probably the best part was the end of Day 3, just hanging out on a small island with the crew – all doing our own things – having a great laugh and relaxing.
Danny is amazing and we now consider him a friend. You will feel completely safe in his very capable hands. Such a great man and we already miss our chats.
Norma – such a beautiful strong woman and man…can she cook! Seriously consider not eating for a week before you go onboard…you know when Norma lays out the food, you should be eating at least half of what she puts in front of you – but being so beautiful and fresh – you will find it hard to resist overeating.
Lovely! Clean and well maintained. Keep in mind it is a beautiful wooden boat so at night all the creaks and movement of the boat don’t make for the most silent room but they provide earplugs should you need them – we didn’t even bother and embraced it all.
You may find yourself in a daily routine of locating yourself on different parts of the boat throughout the day. A favourite was the big mattress up top for afternoon cruising.
Breathtaking! Absolutely. The snorkeling in locations Danny took us too was sensational. Truly a magical experience, just cruising through this part of the world.
The only “heads up”:
I am sure we are not the first to mention the National Park fees for the area. First thing is first – this is nothing to do with Alam Kaya.
There appears to be great confusion about what park fees need to be paid (and this starts prior to getting on board and even at the park fees office). This is not just for visiting Rinca or Komodo, but also for sailing through the listed part of the National Park. The daily fee also changes depending on what day it is.
So – our suggestion is to take more money than you think you require (as it was the end of our trip – we got caught out and had not planned for this). Discuss with Johan upfront and discuss with Danny again on the boat. What resulted for us is we missed some things we thought we would like to see prior to starting the cruise as Danny kindly said we can go outside of the Heritage listed area if we wished. However, I have to say – our favourite stops and snorkeling were in the places outside of the ‘park’, which is likely because they are less frequented. For this we are grateful.
We wanted quiet relaxed time and not to be sleeping in bays full of other boats. Alam Kaya most certainly delivered on this. I would say it is a once in a lifetime experience but….. we would love to do it again ;)
Thank you to everyone.
We loved our 3 night 4 day cruise through the Flores and Komodo islands. We are a family of 5 and our kids just loved being on the boat. The snorkelling was terrific. The food cooked by Norma very yummy and the crew fantastic. Highly recommend.
We have been amazed by our last trip before resettling back in France in Komodo islands area (3 days/2nights), last august 2017. Definitely one of the most awesome experience among our 7 past years spent in Asia.
Komodo is a hidden gem in the world that I feel people don’t share much about, certainly on purpose to make sure it remains preserved. Cruising among the islands is a great way to discover the area, even more for our 2 kids 5 and 9 years old who felt like being pirates on a boat. But we have to say the experience would not have been the same without Alam Kaya crew. The boat is super comfy, very well maintained, nice areas organized for chilling, having meals and resting. Part of our cruise loop had to be changed in last minute because of strong winds and shows how the Captain cares a lot about the safety which is very reassuring, especially with kids. The crew was full of attentions with us, caring about our needs from comfort, activities, places wished to be visited to food menus as well as sharing with us some great talks but always respecting our privacy. The crew is also concerned about respecting the environment. We would like to thank you again the crew for all the care provided to allow us to spend great holidays. Wishing great success to Alam Kaya crew, hope we can meet up again one day !