Wildlife in Komodo

In Komodo, you can find Timor deer, horses, water buffalo, birds, flying foxes and much more...

Komodo National Park Wildlife
  • More to see than the incredible Komodo Dragons

    There is no doubt that Komodo dragons and world class diving sites are the main attractions to visit in Komodo National Park. However, this is not the only life you will find in this amazing area, there is another type of fauna that is also worth exploring.

    Talking about the ocean, life is beyond abundant: there are more than 1,000 species of tropical fish, 260 species of coral, and rare marine mammals. Although the terrestrial fauna is much smaller than the marine one, the life you can find on the islands is very important from a conservation perspective, as some species are endemic. Most of the mammals have Asian origins, such as the Timor deer, water buffalo, wild boar, crab-eating macaque, palm civet, Rinca rat and fruit bats. Domestic mammals within the park include goats, horses, cats and dogs.

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    Your best diving holidays in one week in Komodo

    Diving Cruise KOMODO

    | 7 Days / 6 Nights | 2100 € Full Board

    Cruise in Komodo National Park,
    Labuan Bajo to Labuan Bajo

    Next Departure:

    2022 June 22th to 28th

    300 per day

    Up to 3 dives/day

    Please refer to the FAQ Section

    Contact us for price details.

    Boat Rating *

    Global
    9.8
    Vessel
    9.7
    Life Onboard
    9.9
    Activities
    9.8

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    Deer, wild boars & amazing birds' diversity...

    While you are looking to have an encounter with Komodo dragons, you may find on your way some Timor deer (Cervus timorensis), an endemic animal in Indonesia. Here they find a tropical climate which is capable for Timor deer to survive. Although Komodo Dragons eat considerable amounts of carrion, these mammals are the Komodo Dragon’s main prey. Unfortunately, Timor deer are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN List of Threatened Species. Another common prey of Komodo Dragons are the wild boars, and despite being a big animal, the Komodo Dragons are fierce predators. Water buffalos are also a big prey of these giant lizards. These animals are not native to Komodo islands.

    Several of the reptiles and birds in the park are Australian in origin, such as orange footed scrubfowl, a ground dwelling bird, helmeted friarbird and the critically endangered lesser crested cockatoo. There are other species such as zebra doves, spotted doves, green imperial pigeon, and lemon-bellied white-eye. Other birds include species with sparkling colors such as green junglefowl, great-billed parrot. You can spot two eagle species in Komodo National park as well, the white-bellied sea eagle and the extremely rare Flores hawk-eagle which is present on Rinca and Flores.

    Komodo Timor Deer

    Reptiles' diversity

    When it comes to reptiles, on Rinca island twelve terrestrial snake species can be found including the Cobra, the Russel's Pit Viper, and the Green Tree Viper.  The Lizard species include, besides the monitor lizard (Komodo Dragon) skink, geckos and limbless lizards. There are also several kinds of frogs, which are typically found at higher and moisture altitudes.

    Reptiles in Komodo National Park

    Still not convinced?

    On the east side of Komodo island, there is a small island called Kalong. This island is definitely worth a visit, since it is very well known for the colony of giant fruit bats, nicknamed "flying foxes," who live in the island’s mangrove forests that cover the island. The exotic attraction of these bats flying over the island happens at sunset time. Around dusk, thousands of bats emerge from the trees, coming out from their hiding place to find food, flying energetically and covering the sky, performing one the most stunning natural displays in the park.

    Visiting Komodo National Park is a complete adventure, with a great wild terrestrial life, a mind blowing marine life, and several activities to do like diving, snorkeling, kayaking, trekking, hiking to stunning view points and much more. What are you waiting for?

    Birds Sighting in Komodo

    THE CRUISE OF YOUR DREAMS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

    Either your looking for a private charter, or to live an adventure on the sea while discovering new lanscapes & meeting new peoples, We can help you make your dream come true.

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    •  Expiration date of the applicant’s passport must be at least 6 (six) months at the date of entry.
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    •  Round-trip airplane ticket

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    Maximum length of stay without Visa is 30 Days, if you are planning to stay up to 60 days, you can buy a visa on arrival for 35 US$ at Airports and Seaports.
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    We choose to work with people we know for years, all offering a high quality service on perfectly maintained Phinisi.

    All boats, Cabins & on-board furniture's have an authentic and sophisticated design, made with quality materials.


    Spacious and Comfortable
    shared space, Lounge, Sun Deck, Restaurant will grant you a maximum comfort.

    You will also enjoy free access to kayaks and stand-up paddles (SUP) if you wish to explore the surrounding.
    Then it's up to you to chose if you want to enjoy a stunning sunset from the lounge with a fresh drink or from the SUP in the middle of pristine water.

    One of the most, if not the most important part of your cruise, The Crew. They all are experienced, they know when to be discreet and how to treat you well.

    Another important part of your journey, the Food., you will enjoy some great dishes cooked with love by some skilled chef. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, you will be delighted all day long. 


    You can refer to the label on the boat description to have a quick overview about the class of the cruise.
    Luxury
     All cabins are equipped with Air conditioning and Private bathroom (ensuite). 
    Comfort: All cabins are equipped with Air conditioning and some cabins may have shared bathroom (Max 2 cabins).

    You should definitely consider the full charter option especially if you are planning this cruise with your family or friends. It will make the experience even more exceptional. As we offer a large choice of boat, no matter if you are 6, 10 or more than 12 we will find the best vessel according the standing you are expecting. From 1000$ per night in adventure standing, 2000$ per night in Comfort standing and from 3000$ in Luxury standing. Contact us for more informations.

    Not at all, beginners can do discover scuba diving during the cruise (let us know to arrange it)


    Open water certified divers or equivalent will have access to most of the dive sites, but to make the best of the cruise Advanced level and experience in drift dive is recommended. You can spend a few days with us in Bali before starting your cruise, by joining our Safari tour or to get your Advanced certification in one of our four dive centers, it will allow you to dive up to 30m depth, to join night dives and be more confident and comfortable while drift diving.

    For an even better training we recommend you to join the drift specialty in Nusa Lembongan.

    If you are more into Leisure, Yoga or Surfing, we can offer you some great cruise experience while practicing some of your favourite activities. Contact us for more informations.

    Indonesia spread over its more than 5000 km along the Equator which offers a tropical climate with only two season, dry & wet.

    Dry season is mainly from May to October Wet season from November to April.
    Keep in mind that Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, so you can visit year-round as wet season won’t start in the same time in different places.

    Landscapes are also pretty different due to Tropical rainforest climate and Tropical savannah climate.

    Komodo: All year around
    North Komodo: April to December
    South Komodo: January to march
    Raja Ampat: October to May
    Banda Island: September to November
    Alor: May to November

    We do recommend you to bring your own gears if you already own it. If not it’s not a big deal, you can rent the full set onboard, some of our partners provide rental equipment for free, maximum you can expect another 60$ per day.
    As a reminder, every scuba diver should be equipped with: Wetsuite/BCD/Regulator set/Fins/Weight system/Dive computer/SMB/Torchlight/Compass.


    Nitrox tanks are available on most of the boats, please refer to the boat description.

    Included: Transportation between airport & boat (return)/ Accommodation/ Meals and snacks/ non alcoholic beverage/ 12L tanks and weight system for divers

    Not Included:
    Marine park and Port authority fees / International and domestic flights/ Traveling - Diving Insurance / alcoholic beverage & espresso/ massage/ 15L tanks and dive gears rental for scuba divers

    Most of the time €, Us$ are accepted onboard, but we do recommend you to bring enough cash in local currency IDR. Payement by card are available on some boats, please refer to the boat description.
    Most of electric outlets on board are European type.

    Tipping from 5 to 10% of the cruise amount are expected, it express your satisfaction level. Tips are also an important income part for crew members.