Ombak Putih LiveaboardIndonesia/Ombak+Putih+Liveaboard

Rate starting from 4,200USD/person for 8days-7nights cruise.


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The Ombak Putih yacht is a 42m long schooner built in the style of a traditional phinisi yacht by the renowned boat-builders of Indonesia, the Buginese ship builders of Batulicin, Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo. Launched in 1997 and given an extensive refit in 2015, Ombak Putih’s hull is constructed of ironwood with the wood-lined interiors of the yacht crafted from traditional materials, which together create an old-world charm throughout this beautiful boat. Set with just 12 guest cabins within 400 sqm of public space onboard, both comfort and luxury are assured for guests. All of the guest cabins are located below deck and set with either twin bunk beds or double beds. Each cabin features a private en-suite bathroom with toilet and hot-water shower, portholes, individual air-conditioning, USB charging plugs, European electrical plug sockets with 220V electricity and storage space. Toiletries, slippers and bathrobes are provided for guests’ use in the bathrooms. Guests onboard the Ombak Putih yacht are also provided with day packs, reusable water bottles, sarongs and beach towels, in fact everything you will need to enjoy discovering Indonesian beaches and islands. And for the more adventurous guests, mattresses and blankets are provided on the yacht’s top deck for guests to enjoy sleeping under the tropical stars – an experience not to be missed.

Your Host and The Team

“Ombak Putih doesn’t only provide a thrilling Indonesian motor-sailing experience, we have also made it our trademark to offer unique, authentic, insider-like, small-ship expedition cruising experiences for our guests creating memories will last a lifetime. Travelling with like-minded companions from all over the world contributes to convivial and spirited exchanges, enriching the cruise experience, and we take pride in all the friendships which are born and blossom on our boats; whether for moments or for lifetimes. Throughout the year, and with an eye on the weather and the seasons, Ombak Putih offers a variety of pleasure and specialist Expert-Led voyages across the eastern half of the Indonesian archipelago. April to September we cruise the calm waters between Bali and Komodo, from September we head north and east to the remote islands of Sulawesi, Papua’s Raja Ampat and the fabled Spice Islands. Each one of our cruises is headed up by a highly skilled tour leader who will inform and entertain as Ombak Putih cruises the archipelago in style and comfort, with stops to snorkel, to swim, to island hop, to do some bird watching and Komodo dragon watching and to meet and exchange with local people to learn about and experience their fascinating cultures.”

Ombak Putih the White Wave of Luxury Cabin Cruising in Indonesia

Ombak Putih is Indonesian for ‘white wave’, which is an appropriate name for this beautiful liveaboard schooner. The graceful lines of a traditional phinisi yacht ensure smooth sailing as well as a romantic silhouette. Ombak Putih’s main deck is the perfect place to kickback and enjoy the spectacular scenery as you cruise. Indonesia’s seascapes and landscapes are breathtaking. Iconic steep-sided volcanoes, richly forested islets, crystal clear turquoise blue waters over reefs teeming with life, dreamy sandy beaches just waiting for yours to be the first footprint in the sand of the day and fascinating cultures seemingly untouched by the passage of time living lives very different to yours but ready to welcome and share their stories with you. While lost in reverie on Ombak Putih’s main deck, perhaps enjoying a sundowner from the bar, all this scenery and more awaits you. The main deck houses the air-conditioned salon, which is a comfortable lounge where you can enjoy movies, talks from experts and adventurers who accompany some of the cruise itineraries, browse the onboard library, or enjoy a beverage from the bar. The main deck is also home to the galley and dining area. Ombak Putih’s chef and kitchen team serve 3 meals a day with dishes from Indonesian, Asian and European cuisines, all crafted from the freshest locally sourced ingredients, with dining a la carte under shady canopies. Afternoon tea is also served, and snacks are available throughout the day. Catch of the day seafood is always a treat as is the chef’s creations from exotic vegetables and fruit after a visit to a local market. Ombak Putih’s bow is set with comfy seating too, this is a great place to enjoy the breeze as you cruise and watch in wonder at the dolphins playing in the bow waves.

“One of the BEST ways to see Indonesia. Ombak Putih is a stunning traditional Indonesian schooner set with 12 en-suite cabins sleeping up to 26 guests. At 42m long with 400sqm of public space over 2 decks, an Ombak Putih cruise offers luxurious and stylish sailing. Equipped for unforgettable holidays, guests’ every need is catered for by the professional crew of 14. But the highlight of Ombak Putih, has to be their cruise itineraries. Often accompanied by experts on the wildlife and culture of Indonesia, Ombak Putih cruises the most beautiful and fascinating regions of the Indonesian Archipelago on cruise itineraries from 2 to 15 nights, year-round, on a per cabin join-in basis.”
Kim, the discoverer.

An Ombak Putih Cruise is a Wonderful Way to Discover Indonesia

Indonesia is an archipelago of some 13,466 islands, home to some truly incredible scenery and an Ombak Putih cruise is a wonderful way to get off the beaten path and discover the beauty of Indonesia, it’s rich variety of wildlife, stunning scenery and fascinating traditions and cultures. Cruises aboard Ombak Putih are on a per cabin join-in basis, with scheduled departure dates throughout the year. The yacht moves around Indonesia with the changing of the seasons to ensure it is in each location to enjoy the best of the weather and calm seas. Scheduled cruises are often accompanied by experts to share informative talks and presentations on the wildlife, history and cultures that the Ombak Putih cruise will visit and discover. Cruise durations vary from as little as 2nights to as many as 15 nights, with cruises throughout Indonesia all year round. Between scheduled cruises booking Ombak Putih for private charter cruising is also possible, with the 12 cabins accommodating up to 26 guests, private charter is a great option for families and groups of friends to travel and discover Indonesia by sea together. Ombak Putih is also equipped with three tenders for island excursions, kayaks, SUPs (stand up paddle boards), fishing gear and snorkelling equipment. Contact the Secret Retreats Concierge for the latest updates and information on Ombak Putih cruise itineraries and the destinations and departure dates. A cruise holiday on the stunning Ombak Putih yacht is a truly wonderful way to discover Indonesia, book yours today!


Superior Stateroom (12 units)

Ombak Putih’s cabins are all located below the main deck. There are 12 cabins including 6 cabins set with double beds, 4 cabins set with twin single bunk beds, and 2 cabins set as triples (a double bed and a single bunk bed). The maximum capacity across all 12 cabins is 26 guests. All of the cabins are air-conditioned and enjoy a private en-suite bathroom with toilet, bathrobes and slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hot-water showers. The cabins also feature USB charging ports, European 220V plug sockets, portholes for natural light, storage space and in-room safe. Guests are also provided with a reusable water bottle, day pack, sarong and beach towels for excursions.

Vessel Facilities and Highlights

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Useful Information

Cruising Areas: Indonesia
Length: 42 m
Beam: 10.5 m
Number of Cabins: 12
Time zone: (GMT+08:00) Singapore
Currency accepted: USD, IDR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 240V
Electricity plug type:
As Ombak Putih cruises with the seasons across the Indonesian archipelago, the port of embarkation changes with each season and itinerary. We can arrange complimentary airport transfers to and from the yacht for all embarkation/disembarkation ports except Bali. Please contact the Secret Retreats Concierge for full details.
Airport: Flores, Labuan Bajo Airport (LBJ)
Airport: Bali, Denpasar Airport (DPS)

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