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The Exclusive Once-A-Year Cruise that is Specifically for Gay Men.

A ship like this commands attention.  Both handsome and compelling, you’ll feel the “wow” factor right off the bat.  And from the moment you step on one of the decks with your bare feet, you’ll literally feel the fine craftsmanship – starting with the wooden groove details in each plank.  The Deluxe Boat is one of the most sumptuous vessels encountered in the region. Cruising the waters, you’ll enjoy a luxurious air on board, as the fresh breezes surround you.

    • August 11-17, 2020   /  $3,850   SOLD OUT
    • August 11-17, 2021   /  $3,850 

This departure is the only offering by Everything To Sea that is NOT a clothing-optional trip.  You can expect to see men wearing clothes (shorts, speedos, sarongs, trunks) during this trip.  

Four decks, an indoor lounge, and six cabins – two above deck and four below.  All cabins have en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning, and can be reserved as private rooms, if desired.  

FEATURES

A Seven Day / Six Night Voyage

  • Explore the Coral Triangle, the most biodiverse marine environment in the world 

  • Encounter the largest lizard on earth – the Komodo Dragon – in its natural environment

  • Hike Padar Island to view its three beaches… with three completely different colors of sand!

  • Sunbathe on one of the world’s ten pink beaches

  • Have a magical rooftop dinner under the stars

  • Swim in a stalactite-filled cave with “perfect temperature” turquoise water

  • Participate in activities like men’s circles, movie nights, laughing yoga, and morning meditation on the roof deck

  • Enjoy an evening on shore: a local bar for sunset, and dinner in the town’s best restaurant

  • Snorkel with peacefully-gliding manta rays and magnificent marine turtles

  • Take part in a beach dinner with the fresh catch of the day, music, drinks, Twister games… and a renewed sense of freedom

  • Swim in a stalactite-filled cave with “perfect temperature” turquoise water

  • Enjoy an evening on shore: a local bar for sunset, and dinner in the town’s best restaurant

  • Participate in activities like men’s circles, movie nights, laughing yoga, and morning meditation on the roof deck

  • Take part in a beach dinner with the fresh catch of the day, music, drinks, Twister games… and a renewed sense of freedom

ITINERARY

FULL 7 DAY ITINERARY

Pre-Trip: Labuan Bajo

One day before the ship sails, you’ll fly into the airport of Labuan Bajo (LBJ) on the island of Flores. One of Everything To Sea’s group leaders will meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel. You’ll have time to explore the town, or perhaps enjoy an afternoon at the pool in one of our recommended hotels. If you’re looking for more of a local option, be sure not to miss the local fish market.

Day 1: Rangko Cave

In the morning of our departure, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the harbor. After a refreshing welcome juice and an introduction to our crew, you’ll explore our large all-wooden ship known as “Pinisi”. Our captain and crew will set sail to our first destination, Rangko Cave.  Swim, marvel at the sunlight bouncing off the water, or just enjoy a quiet moment as you take in the stalagmite and stalactite-filled tropical wonderland. En route to our night anchorage, we’ll snorkel at Pulau Burung, a small but stunning island with turquoise blue water and a white sand beach.

Day 2: Sea Turtles/ Flying Foxes

Amongst literally thousands of islands – Indonesia’s archipelago boasts nearly 17,000 pieces of land surrounded by water – many are uninhabited, and many are small. Pulau Siaba, Kelor, and Manjarite are a few of them – and they’re on today’s itinerary. This is the perfect place to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in tranquil waters with Sea Turtles. If you haven’t snorkeled before, it’s no problem… just let one of our staff take your hand. Later in the day we’ll anchor at Pulau Kalong Rinca, to watch thousands of flying foxes head out into the sunset. There’s nothing quite like seeing the largest bats on Earth, while enjoying a drink from our ship’s bar.

Day 3: Rinca Island

After an early morning start we’ll arrive at Loh Baru. Safely guided by local rangers, we will explore the Flora and Fauna of Rinca Island. Walking through the natural habitat of water buffalos, blue kingfishers and Komodo dragons is a true experience for every outdoorsman.

After a delicious and colorful lunch from our chef, we’ll slowly sail along the impressive south coast of Rinca Island. It’s one of the most isolated areas on our trip, and the perfect spot to enjoy with new friends.  Alternatively, you can chill out and browse through a book from our library – or take advantage of our body hair shaving, or enjoy a complimentary massage. It’s your experience, so do whatever you’d like. Just before the sun sets on the horizon, we’ll arrive at Padar Island to land on the beach for sundowners. 

Day 4: Padar Island/ Komodo Dragons

Green mountains surrounded by three turquoise bays? Sure, it sounds lovely. But Padar Island has a surreal quality, due to the different colored sand in each one of its bays – one’s white, one’s black, and one’s pink. To see ‘em, we’ll go early, while the sun’s still low. A thirty minute hike up, and you’re in one of the most picturesque places on the planet. Yep – guaranteed. 

After a lax morning and snorkel in the crystal clear waters at Long Beach, we’ll set sail for Komodo Island. Guided by national park rangers, we will hike through the dragons’ natural habitat! These other-worldly beings are truly amazing. And they’re endemic to the islands of Komodo, which were declared a World Heritage Site about thirty years ago. Easily the largest lizard on earth, Komodo dragons can grow up to 10 feet.  No one knows exactly why, yet almost everyone agrees: there’s nothing on the planet quite like them.

Day 5: Pink Beach and Manta Point

Wake up early, if you like, and catch the stunning sunrise in the morning.  Later, we’ll head out to one of ten red beaches on the entire planet. The pink-red color comes from foraminifera, single-celled organisms. Funny that most people don’t know them; they’ve been on earth for the last 540 million years. It’s the shells of these guys, that churn up on only a few select beaches in the world. And it’s a very small number of guys on the planet who can actually see them. Join the club. 

Back on the boat we’ll cruise to Manta Point, where the waters of two oceans meet to create a perfect underwater climate for manta rays. With a bit of luck we’ll be able to go snorkeling with these calm, gliding giants. In the evening we’ll enjoy a personal favorite of the Everything To Sea founders – a dinner on the beach under a star-filled sky.

Day 6: Sebayur/ Labuan Bajo

Indonesian islands form an intricate coastline that’s the fourth longest in the world. Being so extensive, it’s characterized by coral reefs, deposits from volcanoes, and rich marine biodiversity. This is perfectly displayed on our last snorkeling spot – home for hundreds of different fish species, and is nothing short of astounding! 

In the afternoon we’ll slowly cruise back to Labuan Bajo to give our sea legs a break. Let us show you our favorite spots in town. Paradise Bar – the best place to kick back and enjoy the sunset, followed by a celebration dinner in the town’s most delicious restaurant. Afterwards we’ll transfer you to one of our excellent hotels.

Day 7: Labuan Bajo / Goodbye

After breakfast, it’ll be time to say goodbye to new friends – but we’ll have spectacular memories of our time here together. Our driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight out or perhaps to your hotel, if you decide to stay on.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • All meals, prepared by two dedicated chefs, from trip start to finish

  • Afternoon snacks

  • Soft drinks, mineral water, Juice-of-the-Day, coffee, tea

  • Beer, wine, arak, vodka, gin, whisky, and rum

  • Fruit basket – any time of day or night

  • All linens, including towels

  • Services of two Western Group Leaders on boat

  • Services of a Captain and a 10-man Crew

  • Hotel on night 6

  • National Park access fees

  • Wifi

  • Two massages

  • Body shaving services

  • Snorkeling gear (and instruction, if you want)

  • Kayaks and Stand-up Paddleboards, with guide and lesson options

  • Warm welcome with transport from airport in Labuan Bajo, Flores (LBJ) to your hotel, on the day before we sail

  • Pick up from your hotel to boat marina on first day

  • National Park access fees

  • Wifi

  • Two massages

  • Body shaving services

  • Snorkeling gear (and instruction, if you want)

  • Kayaks and Stand-up paddleboards, with guide and lesson options

  • Warm welcome with transport from airport in Labuan Bajo, Flores (LBJ) to your hotel, on the day before we sail

  • Pick up from your hotel to boat marina on first day

DEPARTURE DATES

This departure takes place during the dry season with temperatures in the 80s (28 °C).  With turquoise-blue water that never feels cold, you’re in a perfect climate to show off that speedo.

August 11-17, 2020 – SOLD OUT
August 11-17, 2021

Your preferred departure date is not listed? No problem, see “Your Private Journey”.

BOAT OVERVIEW

We sail on Pinisi boats, which have been crafted in the same Bugis tradition for over a thousand years. Made without a single nail, UNESCO recently designated Pinisi as an art of “Intangible Cultural Heritage.” Our ships have preserved their traditional ambience, but offer modern, clean and safe spaces.

Description: A brand new vessel finished last year that can carry 12 discerning guests.  There are six cabins: two above deck and four below. All have large ensuite bathrooms with upgraded bathroom facilities, built-in couches, and areas to unpack and store luggage.  A truly spacious boat, it boasts considerably wide port-to-starboard and long bow-to-stern measurements. Additional space for socializing and relaxing includes four decks on multiple levels.  The stunning rooftop terrace is right out of a Hollywood movie. There’s also a spacious indoor lounge and bar nook. Beautifully detailed craftsmanship pervades the ship, with regards to woodwork, fabrics, and furniture.  All cabins are air conditioned and can be reserved as private rooms, if desired.

Private Room / Reserved Room Charges

The Deluxe Trip Price for one person is $3,850. Additional charges for Private or Reserved rooms are listed below:

Upper Deck Cabin (CABIN 1A, 1B) – 1 double bed  Private Room for One, add $3,490
Reserved Room for Two, add $1,490

Lower Deck Cabin (CABIN 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D) – 2 single beds 
Private Room for One, add $3,290
Reserved Room for Two, add $790

SHIP DETAILS

Built : 2019
Flag : Indonesia
Licensed & certified Labuan Bajo, Flores
Capacity : 12 passengers
Crew : 10 men
Cabins : 6
2 – Upper Deck Cabins with 1 double bed
4 – Lower Deck Cabins with 2 single beds
Passenger Decks : 4
Tonnage : 123 tons
Length : 30 meters
Beam : 8 meters
Top Speed : 8 knots
Monohull two-masted sailing ship
6D40 double turbo engine
4,000 liter water tank and water maker
9,000 liter diesel tank
2 generators
Swimming ladder
Life jackets
2 Inflatable life rafts
2 dinghys
Garmin Chartplotter
VHF Radio
Fire extinguishers
Fishing lines
Snorkeling gear
220 Volt European sockets
Sound system
Air Conditioning


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