Si Datu Bua
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Useful InformationCruising Areas: Eastern Indonesia (Komodo, Flores, Raja Ampat) + Andaman (Langkawi, Phuket, Mergui)
Number of Cabins : 3 Master Suites
Annual Docking: from 01 to 15 March and 01 to 15 May 2015
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"My goal was to create a traditional hand crafted vessel that speaks of the history of the Spice Trade and embodies the spirit of the Indonesian Archipelago while ensuring the highest international standards for safety, comfort , service and cuisine. In order to accomplish this goal a mutually respectful bridge between the knowledge and skill of the traditional boat builders and modern western marine technology had to be established.
Silolona is the embodiment and realization of that dream and is already being called the Ultimate Phinisi, truly a modern classic. Secret Retreats shares the same values and respect for people and traditions."
ItinerarySpice Islands of Banda
Long before we sight land, the scent of spices drifts across the burnished teak decks of our wooden sailing ship. Before us, in the tranquil Banda Sea, lies the enchanting tiny island that was once the centre of the Spice Island trade.
Soothed by the trade winds and idyllic charms of these now forgotten islands, tomorrow we shall stroll through the world’s oldest nutmeg gardens, visit private colonial mansions, and savour the remnants of Banda’s once glorious past. On our way to snorkel or dive the brilliant multihued underwater gardens, we might stop along the beach to collect pieces of 500 year old pottery washed ashore from an ancient shipwreck.
Contact us here email@example.com to explore the unspoiled Spice islands of Banda… or other destinations around Eastern Indonesia.
Current Temperature30° C
Local Time6:19 pm
Unique opportunity to sail on the vessel for a cabin cruise in Raja Ampat – from 01 to 10 November 2016
Day 1 - Sorong
Boarding in Sorong, West Papua
Day 2 - Dampier Straits
Sailing the Dampier Strait - amazing diving and birds or Paradise.
Day 3 & 4 - Discovering the Wayag Archipelago
Cruise by tender or kayak silently through the Wayag lagoon and its magical maze of limestone karst ‘gumdrop’ islands.
Day 5 & 6 - Fam, Penemu and Yeben Island clusters
Sail in the realm of King Neptune as the ship crosses the Equator, jump into the Northern Hemisphere waters and swim or dive towards the great seas of the Southern Hemisphere. Diving & snorkelling.
Day 7 to 9 - Several days in Misool & Tomolol cave, South Raja Ampat
Misool is the gem-studded bracelet of southern islands whose names, Boo, Fiabacet, Wagmab, and countless others have become a mecca for divers worldwide.
Day 10 - Sorong
Disembark in Sorong.
Rate from 43,000USD for 2 persons all inclusive.
Founded by American-born architect and founder of Silolona Sojourns Patti Seery who is based in Indonesia, Patti became involved with the Asmat and Dani Tribes of Papua 30 years ago, and actively acts as a liaison between these fascinating yet vanishing cultures and some of the world’s leading institutions of cultural preservation including The Smithsonian, The Field Museum and The Art Institute of Chicago. She takes great pride in these and other ethnic groups’ rich traditions and customs across the vast Indonesian archipelago.
As a member of The Indo-Pacific Conservation Alliance (IPCA), a non‐profit biodiversity conservation organisation that focuses on the Pacific region, Silonona Sojourns currently participates in ongoing field projects in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. In addition, Silolona Sojourns is a vast supporter of marine conservation including supporting the conservation films of Shawn Heinrichs (Blue Sphere Media) and his work on the preservation of the Mantas in Indonesia, and Yayasan Toraja Melo (YTM), which aims to rejuvenate Indonesian indigenous arts & crafts whist improving the welfare of indigenous artisans and farmers, starting with women weavers in Toraja, South Sulawesi. Silonona Sojourns is also planning to expand its current efforts to other regions in Indonesia through a partnership with PEKKA (Women Headed Households) in Flores.