adventure through one of the world’s most exceptional marine areas aboard an extraordinary Phinisi cruiser
Drawing its name from the Sanskrit-derived word for ‘peace’, and ikan meaning ‘fish’, Amanikan is elegant and contemporary, fusing the character of traditional spice-trading vessels with every modern comfort. A custom-built, 105-foot, motor-powered cruiser, Amanikan is handmade from local hardwoods by master craftsmen of the Konjo tribe in Sulawesi and Surabaya. The crew of 10 includes a personal chef, dive master, captain, cruise manager, waiter and housekeeper. Menus are tailored to personal preferences and dietary requirements, combining Indonesian, Western and international specialities. Private beach barbecues and picnics can be arranged. If space allows, a therapist or wellness specialist can join the expedition team. Itineraries are specially designed according to guests’ wishes – with uplifting Aman surprises along the way – to ensure an adventure like no other.
KOMODO EXPEDITION- From March to October
From the colourful reefs of Tatawa Island to the enchanting hues of Komodo’s Pink Beach, this national park is a forgotten Eden, on land and sea. Encounter antediluvian creatures unchanged since prehistoric times – these two islands are the only places that the infamous Komodo dragon can still be found. Follow expert rangers to view these mighty monitor lizards in their natural habitat, the Komodo National Park, a World Heritage Site spanning the islands of Rinca and Komodo.
SPICES ISLANDS EXPEDITION- From October to November
Each tropical paradise is covered in dense forests, and the water surrounding the islands is teeming with sea life, ensuring unbeatable diving and fishing. Charming villages can be found on five of the islands, with traces of Dutch forts on Banda Neira, Banda Besar and Run. At 666 metres high, Gunung Api – Banda’s Fire Mountain – dominates the landscape. Climb up and down it in half a day
RAJA AMPAT EXPEDITION- From November to March
These nutrient-rich waters nurture magnificent coral reefs and marine life unlike anywhere else. Scuba diving around Raja Ampat is an exceptional experience: spy over 1,300 species of fish and hundreds of hard corals – three quarters of all known types of coral flourish here, as well as scores of mantis shrimp and rare mammals. As beautiful above water as it is below, the islands are cloaked in exotic flora and fauna such as karst forests of endangered orchids – look up to see sea eagles and the famed birds of paradise. Explore the hidden jungle caves of Tolomol, kayak through giant sea caverns and discover the treasures of a pearl farm, too.
Enjoy an unforgettable experience
- VIP welcome with champagne bottle
- All transfers
- Private chef
- Dive master
- National Park Fees
- Customized dedicated support throughout your stay