In 2013, a retired Australian ex-pat purchased a traditional Phinisi boat to take travellers “beyond Bali.” After transforming it from a neglected budget boat to a luxury ship, Indonesian Island Sail was born. Now entering it’s 5th year of operation, the boat – Aliikai – has taken hundreds of happy guests from Bali, to discover the delights of many of the islands of West Nusa Tenggara. Literally hours from the harbour in Denpasar, you can discover deserted islands, white sand beaches, and amazing underwater life.
Travelling further – adventures include trekking, remote waterfalls, local village visits, Komodo dragon expeditions, and snorkelling reefs where it’s just you, and the marine life. Running a schedule of short, medium and long trips, there is sure to be a trip to fit your budget. In between scheduled trips, Aliikai is available for charter – a fantastic way to celebrate a major milestone in life, or just have the holiday of a lifetime with close friends.
Why don’t we scuba?
Because we are unique. By not running to a “dive boat” schedule, we get more time in the water, we have greater flexibility of where we go, and what we do, and we cater to all of our guests, not just divers. There are literally hundreds of dive boats, there is only one Aliikai adventure. For those of you who “must” scuba” we can arrange outside agencies to organise dives in some locations, but our guests – from all over the world – are more interested in the total “adventure” package, on a luxury ship, with superb crew, and an owner who is 110% committed to making sure you get the most from your trip.
Yes! Many said it couldn’t be done! But our clients, many who come back year after year, prove the naysayers wrong.
So, if you want to get away from the crowds of Bali, experience an expedition quite unlike any other on offer, relax on a luxury traditional Indonesian Phinisi, eating fresh local foods while travelling to your next unique destination, and enjoying quality time on forgotten reefs, then relaxing on deserted white sand beaches, this is the trip for you. Indonesia, a nation of islands, come and explore some of them now.