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Looking to sail Komodo Island in a big group? 
This is our classic phinisi yacht with Indonesian charm.

lkan Kayu is a traditional phinisi style yacht designed with authentic Indonesian charm. Settle in on board our hand-built wooden vessel and make yourself at home in our six comfortable cabins.

Sail around magnificent Komodo National Park. the deserted island of Gili Banta to explore pristine beaches and its thriving coral reefs on a private charter with your friends & family.




Whether you want to pursue adrenaline-fueled activities or simply relax in footloose style, the way you spend your time onboard our private phinisi yacht is entirely up to you.


Island hopping

Ikan Kayu offers the perfect base for island hopping. Our experienced crew will take you to some of our favourite hidden beaches, where you can relax under the shade of a palm tree, go for a hike or explore local villages for a glimpse at traditional life in Indonesia.


Our yacht is kitted out with snorkeling & diving gear for underwater junkies. Dive in for a chance at spotting schools of colorful reef fish, turtles, rays and so much more in the coral triangle. Our crew will accompany you in the water at all times to ensure your safety.

Water sports

If getting active is what makes you tick, take the opportunity to try out some of the water sports available onboard Ikan Kayu. Our yacht features paddle boards and fishing equipment for making the most of Indonesia’s stunning azure coastline. We can also cater to surf itineraries on request.

Fine Dining

Let our chef design a delicious menu tailored to your tastes. Our two decks feature generous space to spread out onboard, and you can dine outside at our large outdoor dining table. Alternatively, enjoy a beach picnic or visit local beach bars (subject to your itinerary).

Special occasions

Whether you’re planning an epic escape with friends or an exclusive private party, our itineraries are perfect for planning an extended celebration with plenty of activities for everyone.

Family activities

Our crew loves having children onboard, and we are always happy to arrange all sorts of fun activities suitable for the whole family onboard Ikan Kayu. Let us know what your family loves and we will help you plan your dream escape.


Length: 32m

Cabins: 6

Guests: 13

Crew: 8 (incl. a cruise director & a chef)


Cruising Speed: 7 knots

Maximum Speed: 10 knots


5.5m speedboat tender 85HP

Snorkelling equipment

Fishing Equipment

Diving equipment (on demand)

Music equipment (on demand)




Ikan Kayu has six comfortable cabins accommodating up to 13 guests. All of our cabins are equipped with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.


Ikan Kayu is based in Labuan Bajo near Komodo National Park and offers a variety of itinerary options from 2 to 6 nights or more to suit all interests. All of our itineraries can be adjusted to your preferred charter duration and requirements.


Padar Island, a pristine island in the Lintah straight, is located between Rinca and Komodo islands. Steep hills, breathtaking landscapes, and gigantic bays make it a true “Neverland”. The many cliffs are home to sea eagles gently flying around the island. The crystal clear waters surrounding the island and the many pink beaches give this island a truly unique atmosphere. Padar is among our favorite islands for its sunset or sunrise trek with its magnificent views over Komodo National Park and ever-changing spectacular sky. 


Located west of the Komodo islands, Manta Point is home to the longest reef in the National Park, and its shallow dive and snorkeling sites. Manta Rays gather all year long, making it the perfect place to observe these gentle giants dancing in the crystal-clear waters. These magnificent creatures can grow up to 6m wide and more than 1 ton are harmless to humans and will be a once in a lifetime experience. 

Taka Makassar, The Paradise Sandbank, is a mix of white and pink sand surrounded by azure water and thriving reefs. A postcard-perfect place to relax and admire the surrounding landscapes.


Pink Beach is probably one of the most famous beaches in the world, but Komodo National Park is home to a couple of pink beaches.
The pink hue comes from tiny pieces of red coral from the surrounding reef. Located on the shore of Komodo island, Pink Beach offers stunning views surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. 


Komodo Island is the biggest island in Komodo National Park. Named after the giant lizard living in its hills, the island is 390 km2 and located at the western corner of the park. Less visited than Rinca due to its remoteness, the dragons thrive, with an estimated population of 1000, Sumba deers, water buffalos, wild horses, and many different snake and bird species. Mount Satalibo is the highest point of Komodo at 730 meters high. Komodo island has a village that is mainly sustained by fishing and safely guiding people to visit the dragons. 


Gili Lawa Darat has a large, almost closed-off bay located in the heart of Komodo island. Highly protected from the swell and winds, it is perfect for water sports such as kayaking and stand-up paddle. Translated as “the island close to the land,” it is one of our favorite spots in the park. 

The island of Gili Lawa Darat offers a magnificent trek with a panoramic view of the surrounding islands of Komodo National Park. It is one of our favorite places in the park. 

Rates & Schedule


Ikan Kayu is based in Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores close to Komodo National Park. 
Our private yacht adventures are tailored to your interests, with a minimum charter duration of 3 nights.
Charter price /night: USD 3.500 for up to 12 passengers
Maximum capacity: 13 passengers
Extra passenger: USD250 / night

The rates include:
- Accommodation in six cabins for up to 13 guests
- All meals & snacks
- Non-alcoholic beverages, tea and coffee
- Use of snorkeling equipment, paddle boards and all toys aboard
- Land excursions on schedule
- Airport / Hotel transfers return
- Fuel for cruises and activities

The rates don’t include:
- Flights & hotels before and after the cruise
- Crew gratuities
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic beverages
- Food & beverages not provided aboard
- National Park Fees and excursions: USD 30 / day / pers
- Diving activity

Check-in: from 10 am
Check-out: before 12 pm

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