DERAWAN ISLAND TOURS

derawan island tours

Derawan Island 03 Days Trip

Duration: 03 Days/02 Nights

Grade: Easy


Sangalaki is the world Capital of Mantas, the familiar shape of Manta Rays emerge from all directions. Their wing tips breaking the surface at regular intervals. Snorkeling is the way to interact with these gentle plankton feeders. They are unperturbed by your presence, they swim in rhythmic and sometimes glide right up to you before making a sharp nose dive into the blue. It is not unusual to find ten of them encircling you. Though most of them are about 12 ft wide with a white belly, there are a few black giants with 20ft wing spans. In the channels, either feeding, clearing or just crossing, there are mantas everywhere, and that makes Sangalaki is in the top three destinations in the world to see Mantas. While the island lake of Kakaban is an exceptional marine environment. The interior of the island is filled by salt water lagoon and teemed by at least four species of stingless jelly fish including one of an upside species of Cassiopea. About three species of Halimeda green algae cover the bottom, and mangrove roots live side by side with tunicates, sponges, tube worms, bivalves, crustacean, anemonies, sea cucumbers, sea snakes and at least five known species of gobies. It is a truly amazing experience to dive and snorkel among these animals.


Day 01  ARRIVAL IN BERAU – TANJUNG BATU – DERAWAN

Meet at airport and starting our Derawan island tours by driving for about 2,5 hours to Tanjung Batu port crossing mountainous and rainforest. Arrive at the port and preparing for the trip to Derawan island before boarding the speed boat to reach the cottage. In the peaceful afternoon, we can do snorkeling in Derawan island not far from the cottage or exploring the daily life of villagers. Free at your own leisure.


Day 02  DERAWAN – KAKABAN – SANGGALAKI – DERAWAN

Breakfast at cottage and then proceed to Kakaban island by boat for snorkeling and exploring the wondrous sea garden with 4 different species of jelly fish that can be found by thousands. Next, proceed to Sangalaki snorkeling on the site which is called as the Capital of The Mantas Rays, including kinds of exotic fish, such as; Napoleons, purple sea horses, tunitates, dwarf scorpion fishes, and not to forget the coral sea garden which is fascinating. Afterwards, return to the cottage for overnight. (B,L)


Day 03  DERAWAN – TANJUNG BATU – DEPARTURE

Breakfast at cottage and free at your own leisure till the proper time to transfer to airport for your next destination. (B)


Included:

AC land transportation

Motorized boat

Accommodation based on twin share:

02 Nights at cottage in Derawan island

Entrance fee, donation & refreshments

English Speaking Guide

Meals as stated on program


Excluded:

Airfares

Airport taxes and extra baggage fees

Travel insurance

Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure

Personal expenses




Derawan Island 04 Days Trip

Duration: 04 Days/03 Nights

Grade: Easy


The north east part of Kalimatan is one of the remotest places in Indonesia. Here we can find an archipelago called Derawan islands that offers a world class diving and among its islands, three of them are truly spectacular: Maratua, Kakaban and Sangalaki. In its deep blue sea, we can find from sharks to giant schools of Barracudas or Jacks, large concentration of Mantas and the biggest jelly fish lake in the world as well as turtles by the hundreds. All of it surrounded by a paradisiacal landscape, but away from the usual routes that makes you rarely meet other divers under the water. The terrain at Derawan is varied from walls and fringing reefs to caverns. Big sea turtles, whitetip, leopard and nurse sharks, schooling barrucudas, napoleon wrasses, cuttle fish, Spanish mackerel, jacks, batfish and ornamental reef fish hang out in record amounts. Over 50 species of hard coral were found on one reef. Turtles also come on land every night to lay eggs, hatchlings are often encountered just below the cottage and restaurant, it makes the snorkeling in derawan island is easy and fun all the time.


Day 01  ARRIVAL IN BERAU – TANJUNG BATU – DERAWAN

Meet at airport and starting our Derawan island tours by driving to Tanjung Batu port for about 2,5 hours crossing mountainous and rainforest. Arrive at the port and preparing for the trip to Derawan island before boarding the speed boat to reach the cottage. In the peaceful afternoon, we can do snorkeling around the cottage or exploring the daily life of villagers. Free at your own leisure.


Day 02  DERAWAN – KAKABAN – SANGGALAKI – DERAWAN

Breakfast at cottage and then proceed to Kakaban island by boat for snorkeling and exploring the wondrous sea garden with 4 different species of jelly fish that can be found by thousands. Next, proceed to Sangalaki snorkeling on the site which is called as the Capital of The Mantas Rays, including kinds of exotic fish, such as; Napoleons, purple sea horses, tunitates, dwarf scorpion fishes, and not to forget the coral sea garden which is fascinating. Afterwards, return to the cottage for overnight. (B,L)


Day 03 DERAWAN ISLAND FREE PROGRAM

Breakfast at cottage and free at your own leisure. (B)


Day 04  DERAWAN – TANJUNG BATU – DEPARTURE

Breakfast at cottage and free at your own leisure till the proper time to transfer to airport for your next destination. (B)


Included:

AC land transportation

Motorized boat

Accommodation based on twin share:

03 Nights at cottage in Derawan island

Entrance fee, donation & refreshments

English Speaking Guide

Meals as stated on program


Excluded:

Airfares

Airport taxes and extra baggage fees

Travel insurance

Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure

Personal expenses




Derawan Island 05 Days Trip

Duration: 05 Days/04 Nights

Grade: Easy


The sea garden around Derawan, Sangalaki and Kakaban Islands meets the quality of best snorkeling and diving sites. It is a favorite place for marine tourism. There are many rare animals such as the green turtle, the scarlet turtle, star fruit turtle and sea cow. The place is also home to many rare species of marine plants and coral reef. Here you can do snorkeling with scores of manta rays, millions of jellyfish in a prehistoric lake. It is possible to snorkeling in Derawan Island with green turtle nearby the cottage.

Sangalaki is famous for its manta rays and you will also find an abundance of giant green turtles, cuttlefish, blue trigger fish and numerous species of nudibranch. The lake of Kakaban is an outstanding with thousands of red jellyfish.


Day 01  ARRIVAL IN BERAU – TANJUNG BATU – DERAWAN

Meet at airport and starting the Derawan island tours by driving to Tanjung Batu village for about 2,5 hours crossing mountainous and rainforest. Arrive at Tanjung Batu port and make preparation for the trip to Derawan Island before boarding the speed boat to reach the cottage in the island. In the peaceful afternoon, we can do snorkeling around the cottage or exploring the daily life of villagers. Free at your own leisure.


Day 02  DERAWAN – KAKABAN – SANGGALAKI – DERAWAN

Breakfast at cottage and then proceed to Kakaban island by boat for snorkeling and exploring the wondrous sea garden with 4 different species of jelly fish that can be found by thousands. Next, proceed to Sangalaki snorkeling on the site which is called as the Capital of The Mantas Rays, including kinds of exotic fish, such as; Napoleons, purple sea horses, tunitates, dwarf scorpion fishes, and not to forget the coral sea garden which is fascinating. Afterwards, return to the cottage for overnight. (B,L)


Day 03 DERAWAN ISLAND FREE PROGRAM

Breakfast at cottage and free at your own leisure. (B)


Day 04 DERAWAN ISLAND FREE PROGRAM

Breakfast at cottage and free at your own leisure. (B)


Day 05  DERAWAN – TANJUNG BATU – DEPARTURE

Breakfast at cottage and free at your own leisure till the proper time to transfer to airport for your next destination. (B)


Included:

AC land transportation

Motorized boat

Accommodation based on twin share:

04 Nights at lodge in Derawan island

Entrance fee, donation & refreshments

English Speaking Guide

Meals as stated on program


Excluded:

Airfares

Airport taxes and extra baggage fees

Travel insurance

Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure

Personal expenses