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Wanua Adventure Tour
On a wooden buginese boat you travel from Labuan Bajo to Lombok and the Gilis or vice versa. Four days respectively three nights with several stop overs for snorkeling, sightseeing or hiking. check it out Wanua Adventure Tour

Boats and Ferries

There are a number of ferries operating with regular schedules to West Flores from Bali, Lombok, Sumba, Sumbawa, West-Timor and Makassar.

Pelni Passenger Ferries

The boat KM Tilongkabila of the national company PELNI operates twice a month between South Bali´s harbour Benoa to Labuan Bajo in West Flores with a stop in Lembar/Lombok and Bima/Sumbawa. After reaching Labuan Bajo the boat continues to Makassar/South Sulawesi and returns from there back to Labuan Bajo and Bali. The Tilongkabila is a large passenger boat with a capacity of 916 people. Different categories of accommodation are sold on each of the routes. The PELNI passenger ships have a limited number of international standard cabins. The journey from Bali to Labuan Bajo takes about 33 hours. Check out PELNI Indonesian Ferries.

PELNI´s  KM Wilis operates twice a month between Makassar and Kupang with stops at Bima/Sumbawa, Labuan Bajo/West Flores, Waingapu/East Sumba and Ende/Middle Flores.
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KM Kelimutu operates between Labuan Bajo, Makassar, Bau-Bau, Ambon, Banda, Timiika and Merauke.
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Other ferry connections to Labuan Bajo (West Flores)

A car- and passenger ferry service operates twice a day between Sape, Sumbawa and Labuan Bajo, West Flores. Using this service in combination with regular ferries operations between Java <-> Bali, Bali < –> Lombok and Lombok <-> Sumbawa it is possible to drive overland from the nation’s capital of Jakarta to Flores.

Once a week  there is a boat from Labuan Bajo to Bira/South Sulawesi. Please ask for the departure time at the local ferry harbour in Labuan Bajo.The departure days always change soit is difficult to say which day during the week the frry departs.

Live-aboard and chartered boats

Bali and West Flores have a large fleet of live-aboard boats to serve visitors to the area. Travelers can live on the boat and either sail with a luxury yacht (wooden schooner) from Bali or Lombok to Labuan Bajo in West Flores or with wooden motorboats of different standards and sizes. Not all motorboats provide cabins. Therefore please ask before you book a trip whether the boat has single cabins or only one uncomfortable dark collective accommodation under deck. Meals are taken on the boat and on the way to Flores or Bali and Lombok most boats and yachts passes Rinca and Komodo with the opportunity to undertake diving and snorkeling expeditions.

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