Silolona sails in Indonesia from April to November every year, before going up to the West Coast of Malaysia and Thailand and up to Myanmar, from December to March. As you will see on our schedule, the cruises are planned by blocks of 5, 7 or 9 nine days although it is possible to either take several blocks or less days than a full block. By deciding when you want to sail with Silolona, you will have the choice to have a quiet beach and dive trip in the Andaman Sea and in Komodo National Park or one of the most memorable cultural trip you can dream of, by visiting the tribes of Irian Jaya (Papua), attending the Asmat Auction for their art and visiting the remote and rich Spice Islands and discover the trade posts and beautiful islands visited during the height of the Spice Trade. For beach and sailing, cultural trips or astonishing diving in Komodo National Park or Raja Empat, Indonesia’s Eastern Islands are yours to discover.
Onboard a traditional teak 2-masted sailing ship, Silolona, we will explore the little-known yet fascinatingly diverse, island cultures east of Bali. From Komodo dragons, "ikat" textiles, volcanic crater lakes to war dances, we will explore, in-depth, the ancient cultures rimming the Savu Sea. Each dawn will reveal a new island landscape and a different culture, perhaps a gently smoldering volcano, the craggy peaks of Komodo or a sleepy native harbor bustling with traditional fishing craft and local inter- island schooners.
Although our schooner will blend right into the local scene, she has been specially designed and built to International Lloyds specifications with passenger comfort and safety in mind. All the romance of sailing the ancient spice routes with billowing sails and polished teak decks remains, while you are pampered by all the latest amenities and a gracious crew of 17. Silolona includes five spacious cabin suites, a teak lounge and dining area surrounded by large windows, on deck dining area, and well-equipped dive area. To allow for a full days' activities on shore the ship usually sails at night and anchors during the day for cultural excursions or water activities. Most of the islands are blessed with deserted white sand beaches, transparent turquoise waters, and stunning coral reefs waiting to be explored. Each day we will have the opportunity to snorkel, swim, fish, dive, or simply stroll a deserted stretch of beach collecting shells or just sorting thoughts. The beauty of these islands is legendary, their bio-diversity astounding, and the rich tapestry of their cultures and warmth of their people help make these little explored islands of the world’s largest archipelago a truly memorable destination.
Silolona is truly an experience.
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- Diving Charter
- Ecological Tours
- Party Boat
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