From commercial trade across the spice routes to modern-day maritime sophistication, the Phinisi is steeped in history and synonymous with adventure. Kelana is a stunning example of this story and has found her home in the exotic, ancient, and otherworldly region of Komodo.
Built-in 2012 Kelana is a delightfully cozy 16 meter phinisi featuring three cabins (master, double, and bunks) with rustic wooden and all-natural, hand-woven, tribal textile finishes giving her a ‘gypsy’ style in line with her nomadic existence in the waters of the Komodo National Park. The dining area and spacious deck deliver enchanting views while enjoying the chef’s original take on western and Indonesian classics. She is perfect for small groups or families looking for an unforgettable journey at an affordable price.
As a fixture in Komodo, Kelana knows all the best spots and, equally importantly, the best time to visit them.
So, what are the two main reasons people decide to charter a liveaboard in this magical place? Well of course there is the infamous Komodo Dragon which roams freely across the region while whale sharks, manta rays, sea turtles and bottlenose dolphins are just a few of the 1000 plus species that live below the turquoise seas. While the natural wonders of Komodo are the biggest draw to the region the Kelana is equally adept at the quiet, laid-back life a cruise has the potential for.
Wake early for a morning yoga session, spot dolphins gliding below the bow, or simply relax on the daybeds with your favourite sunset cocktail. The kids will be in heaven as they snorkel the secluded coves and discover nature at its most unique.
Whatever your desire, prepare for a once in a lifetime experience, creating everlasting memories as you meander through these remote islands in the some of the most beautiful waters this world has to offer…