If camping has glamping, then travelling with boat charter Komodo might have the Phinisi liveaboard. Travelers are now keen to choose sleeping on a luxurious Phinisi during their Labuan Bajo trip than staying on hotels. Some modern phinisi in Labuan Bajo are even equal to three to five starred hotel. However, mishaps can happen and Komodo boat is no an exception. To have the best boat around, here’s some little tips that can be useful to charter a Komodo Boat in Labuan Bajo.
Book Through Trustable Company, Online
With websites, booking a boat charter Komodo today is as easy as booking a hotel, really. You can tell an established company who really put an effort into their service through their websites.Do they have clear images of their boats? Can you see facilities for each boats? It’s also best to pick up boat trip companies who put their prices upfront. That means they are honest and transparent with their prices and won’t try to fool you.
You can try to wing your way and go directly to the harbour to see the boats. But don’t expect too much. The best one are usually kept in owner’s private docks and only show up when it’s waiting for its passengers. However, you can try to bargain for cheaper prices in the harbour.
Some Boat Includes Diving Facilities—Check Yours
Liveaboard used to be exclusive for drivers before it begin to carter non-divers and land explorers. If you plan to dive in Komodo’s pristine water, check whether your boat includes diving facilities. Some have it, some are not. Always check diving gear availability before booking any boat charter Komodo.
Look What’s Included in the Price
Some Komodo liveaboard seems very expensive in the first glance—but that’s because they have include entrance fee to Komodo National Park on their price. Again, it’s best to check in with your boat operator. If they don’t cover the entrance fee, you better draw some cash in Bali/ Labuan Bajo before going onboard. Remember that there’s no ATM in Komodo Island.
The price usually includes three meals a day, a trip to and back to Labuan Bajo and all watersport facilities. In a more luxurious boat charter Komodo, however, the price might not include alcoholic beverages and additional services like onboard massage.
Best to Book A Brand New Boat Charter Komodo
Have you ever heard stories from Labuan Bajo travelers? No, it’s not like ghost stories and the like. Rather, it’s about dock floor that’s always damp all the time, leaking air conditioner, mouldy mattress, clogged toilet, and everything that turns a heavenly journey to Komodo into a trip to hell. Always look for further information about your liveaboard. Lots of problem usually occur on super old and unmaintained liveaboard. We suggest you to look for the newest one—the facilities are usually still in good condition.