A new player appeared on the white sandy shores of Indonesia in May, with Star Clippers introducing sailings from Bali on the 170-passenger Star Clipper.
Star Clipper will sail east or west from Bali, operating a total of 19 departures of seven-, 10-, 11- and 14-night tall ship “mega-yacht” experiences through until October.
Passengers will visit untouched beach paradises, some of which are inaccessible to larger vessels, with the itinerary including Gili Kondo, Komodo National Park, Pink Beach, Satonda Island, Gili Meno, Gili Trawangan and Gili Nanggu.
A highlight of the itinerary is a walk in the company of a professionally trained park ranger in Komodo National Park. Passengers will embark on a short or medium trail to see the island’s famous dragons — which grow up to 3m in length and weigh as much as 150kg.
Guests will also get the chance to explore Java — Indonesia’s fifth-largest island and home to 121 volcanoes, national parks, rainforests, and tea and rice plantations.