Komodo boat tour Lombok to Labuan Bajo - 4 Days

One of our more popular adventure tours is the Komodo boat tour and one can understand why. Not only do you get to meet the infamous Komodo Dragons face to face. You also get to spend 4 days and 3 nights on board boat stopping at a dazzling array of wonderful islands where you can discover waterfalls and swim and snorkel to your hearts content.

This Komodo boat tour suits all ages. The pace is leisurely and there is plenty of time for relaxing. The crew takes excellent care of you and the food on board is cooked fresh and there is plenty of it. The accommodation is however simple, you will be sleeping on deck and eating your meals together. But for most this adds to the true feeling of a real adventure and comradeship.

Cabin & deck are available.

Day 1
Bangsal-Labuan Lombok Kayangan harbor-Kenawa Island-Gili Bola

Our Komodo boat tour starts from our office in Ampenan in Lombok on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays between 9am & 10am. Pick up is included from hotels in Senggigi & Mataram around 8am. If you are coming from The Gilis you can easily take one of the morning public boats to Bangsal harbor in Lombok. Here our staff will meet you & transfers are included. If you are coming from further afield just let us know & we can help you with your transfers.

Depart Ampenan by Komodo bus for a scenic tour across Lombok to Kayangan harbor in the east. Journey takes approx 2-3 hours. Set sail around 2.30pm. Our first port of call is Kenawa Island situated to the north west of Sumbawa. Blanketed in swaying grasslands Kenawa is a perfect stop to enjoy the white sandy beaches & wonderful snorkeling.

Sail through the night.

Day 2
Moyo Island

The following day we arrive at Moyo Island, 350 square kilometers of protected lush rain forest & fabulous beaches inhabited by wild deer, monkeys & beautiful birds. A twenty minute trek brings us to the spectacular Mata Jitu waterfall where you can bathe & relax. We also take time to snorkel & explore the amazing underwater world just off the coast. Enjoy the sunset from the boat.

Day 3
Gili Laba-Manta Point-Komodo Island-Pink Beach

Next the beautiful small uninhabited island of Gili Laba. A 30-40 minute climb to the top is well worth it & offers a magnificent view of the surrounding islands.

Manta Point is positioned between the Indian Ocean to the south & the South West Pacific to the north. One of the richest feeding grounds in the world for the giant & graceful Manta Rays. The Mantas come here to feed on plankton & can grow up to four metres wide..snorkeling with these creatures is an awe inspiring experience.

The highlight of our tour as we enter the Komodo National Park declared a Unesco World Heritage sight in 1991. The waters surrounding the Komodo Islands contains the richest marine biodiversity on earth.

We visit Komodo Island, the home to the largest lizard on the planet..the Komodo Dragon. The experienced rangers will take you on a trek around the islands to see these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. A once in a lifetime experience!

Red or as it is often known..Pink Beach is one of only seven in the world that is actually pink! This exceptional beach gets its name from microscopic animals called Foraminifera which produce a red pigment on the coral reefs. The corals of the Pink beaches underwater gardens are in excellent condition with hundreds of species of both soft & hard corals…just stunning!

Day 4
Padar Island-Rinca Island-Kelor Island-Labuan Bajo ( Flores )

Start the day witnessing a beautiful sunrise at Padar Island. Time to hike to the top taking in some stunning views.

Visit Rinca Island to see the Komodo dragons in the wild.

Last port of call Kelor Island. A chance to snorkel in the crystal clear waters before heading for Labuan Bajo in Flores where our trip ends.

Tour finishes around 5.30pm.

From Labuan Bajo you can carry on & explore Flores or there are direct flights back to Denpasar in Bali from the airport just ten minutes taxi ride from the harbor. If you need any help or require any info for your onward travel plans we are always happy to help.


  • Shuttle bus transfer to the boat
  • ALL ENTRANCE FEES for the Islands plus camera fees & government taxes. No hidden extras when booking with us!
  • Unlimited tea,coffee & mineral water ( Help the environment & use a refill bottle )
  • Three Indonesian meals a day ( vegetarian options are available )
  • Solar charging points for electronic devices ( shared basis )
  • Snorkeling masks ( recommend bringing your own for a good fit )
  • On deck mattress, pillows & blankets are provided.
  • Cabin class is a private cabin for two persons including a double mattress,pillow,blanket & a towel.
  • All our boats have a simple shower & western toilet.
  • All are equipped with life jackets & life boats.

Bring your own

  • Fins for snorkeling
  • Also recommend bringing your own mask for a good fit
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Long sleeved t-shirt (against sunburn)
  • Sun hat
  • Sarong
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Motion sickness medication (just in case)
  • Some games, books etc. if you like
  • snacks


What is the best time for a Komodo tour?

Our Komodo tour closes every year for the wet season normally from approx mid December through to the end of February. Please contact us for the latest updates if you wish to travel near this time.

Are there western toilets and showers on board?

All our boats have a western toilet, sometimes also a squat one. For washing there’s a traditional mandi, a large water butt with a scoop.

Do I need to take extra provisions and where can I buy them?

Tea,coffee & water are included. We recommend you take a few snacks (for between meals) & any beer or soft drinks you may need. These can be bought beforehand at any local supermarket. It’s a good idea to put your name of any drinks you purchase to save getting mixed up later.

Can I recharge my phone?

Yes you can charge your phones, however you need to share availability with others on board. There is no wifi, if you need internet access buy a cheap Indonesian sim card before the journey.

What food is provided and do you cater for vegetarians?

Food is good Indonesian fare and is plentiful. Three meals a day. Served buffet style it includes some chicken & fish but also lots of rice, veg, tempeh & fruit so no worries if you’re vegetarian . Pancakes for breakfast.

Where can I keep my luggage during the trip?

We have a large store room on the boat where your main luggage is safely stored for the journey. Try to organize what you need for the journey in a separate small bag although you can access your luggage if necessary.

Is this trip good for kids?

We’ve found kids have a great time on the trip. However keep a close eye on them at all times whilst snorkeling in case of any strong currents & bring suitably sized life jackets, masks & fins with you as they are not available. Plus listen to your guide carefully whilst on Komodo when visiting the dragons.

When departing from Labuan Bajo what time do we arrive at Lombok harbour?

We arrive into Lombok harbor late evening on the third day. This last night we stay on the boat disembarking the following morning to take the Komodo bus back to Mataram, Senggigi or Bangsal.

When departing from Lombok, what time do we arrive at Labuan Bajo in Flores?

We arrive into Labuan Bajo late afternoon on the fourth day around 5-6pm.

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Trip Facts

  • 4 days / 3 nights

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