SeaTrek Sailing Adventures
The exotic tropical islands between Bali and New Guinea are the domain of SeaTrek Sailing Adventures, which specializes in authentic sailing adventures in traditional Indonesian pinisi boats.
From its home port in Bali, SeaTrek runs voyages of anywhere from seven to 12 days across the eastern half of Indonesia. Itineraries offer plenty of land and sea activities, as well as close encounters with the archipelago’s amazing scenery, wildlife and diverse human cultures.
Among the many ports of call are legendary places like Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Komodo, Flores, Raja Ampat, Ternate, Ambon and the Banda Islands.
For those who crave more, SeaTrek also offers special Expert Led cruises that let passengers delve deeper into disciplines like culture, history, literature, cuisine, natural history, botany and zoology.
Offering all the creature comforts of the modern world, SeaTrek’s two wooden pinisi — Ombak Putih and Katharina — are progeny of a centuries-old maritime tradition of handcrafted boatbuilding in Indonesia.
Constructed by the highly-skilled seafaring peoples of Borneo and Sulawesi — using hand tools and traditional methods — the design of these gaff-rigged ketches has been passed down from father to son for centuries.
Both vessels are outfitted with state-of-the-art safety equipment and communications technology, and equipped with tenders, kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling gear.
All passenger cabins feature double beds or twin bunks, private en-suite bathrooms, lots of natural light, individually controlled air-conditioning, ample storage space, and plenty of electrical and USB outlets.
When not in service on fixed itineraries, the Ombak Putih and Katharina are available for charter for private holidays, special interest groups and professional organizations. SeaTrek offers many options for charter cruising along existing itineraries or brand new programs to suit individual needs.