Why you should choose Ombak Putih:
A luxury dedicated boat for snorkelers and explorers, everything is included in the price apart from tips and alcohol, Free also is the use of paddle boards, kayaks and snorkelling equipment. These trips are adventure and discovery trips to show the true Indonesia where you are not playing second fiddle to divers.

Ombak Putih means ‘White Wave’ in Indonesian and at 42 metres long and designed only for Snorkelers only she provides accommodation for up to 24 guests in 12 comfortable cabins (6 double bed cabins, 2 triple cabins (one double bed & one upper single bunk) and 4 twin bunk cabins.
The public space is divided over her two main decks, including a large salon, as well as covered and open areas, allowing plenty of room for you to spread out, relax, and enjoy as much company or solitude as you wish.
The comfortable cabins are located below decks and offer all the necessary amenities, including 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.

Life onboard the ship is one of pure enjoyment, with good food, top class service and fine company mixed with just the right balance of exploration and relaxation.
Whilst on board, guests are immersed in a world of barefoot fun and adventure, with air-conditioned private en-suite cabins, indoor and outdoor social hubs and dining areas, sun decks, a wide selection of Indonesian, Western and Asian cuisine, a full bar, and highly attentive service from our crew, whose smiles and friendly personalities offer an even greater insight into the Indonesian way of life.

SeaTrek, the operators of Katharina and sister ship Ombak Putih Liveaboards, are renowned as the premier snorkelling-only, small ship cruise operator in Indonesia, offering intimate group experiences with a maximum of 12 or 24 passengers.
The company's core focus lies in snorkelling, cultural immersion, and wildlife encounters, leveraging over three decades of operation in the remote regions of eastern Indonesia to provide unparalleled experiences.

Emphasising community engagement, SeaTrek takes pride in its interactions with local communities and its support for 'local heroes' involved in environmental and societal initiatives.
Over the course of more than 30 years, the company has cultivated enduring relationships across the archipelago, fostering mutual understanding and friendship between guests and locals.

With the motto "Indonesia through Indonesian eyes," SeaTrek underscores the importance of experiencing Indonesia's rich tapestry through the perspectives of its inhabitants.
All onboard staff are Indonesian, ensuring authentic hospitality and cultural insight.
Each voyage is led by English-speaking SeaTrek tour leaders, dedicated to meeting guests' needs and facilitating genuine local experiences.

The company's fleet comprises the 12-cabin Ombak Putih and the 6-cabin Katharina, both exemplifying the traditional phinisi design.
SeaTrek continually reinvests in its vessels, undertaking renovations and enhancements to maintain and elevate the quality of guest experiences.
Recent upgrades include cabin modernisation, deck refurbishments, and the installation of new outdoor spaces to create more space for guests.

On a SeaTrek voyage, every guest is treated as a VIP, with tastefully designed cabins featuring private en-suite bathrooms, hot water, and individual air conditioning.
Everything is included on a SeaTrek trip except crew tips, alcohol, a $400 fuel surcharge, and domestic flights.
The all-inclusive experience encompasses meals, non-alcoholic beverages, snorkelling gear, Kayak and Stand up paddle boards (SUPs) park fees, and selected beverages and they can also help with your domestic flights.
Other alcoholic beverages are also available at regular prices.
Additionally, they also provide complimentary unlimited espresso coffee, which is a nice and very welcome touch.

SeaTrek's dedicated support team remains available from the very first moment you enquire till after you have returned home at the end of your cruise to give you comfort and peace of mind and to answer any questions you may have.
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Ombak Putih - schedule

Ombak Putih - prices and what's included

Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

The trip price includes:
All meals during the cruise, tea, coffee, soft drinks, mineral water,
excursions,
towels,
use of snorkeling gear, stand-up paddles and sea canoes. 
European or multilingual tour guide,
Marine park fees
transfer to and from the ship in all harbors
Accompanied daily snorkeling

The trip price does not include:
Domestic airfares
fuel surcharge for certain trips
alcoholic beverages
crew gratuities as desired. (we suggest 10 US$ per guest per day or 100 US$ per trip)
Flight tickets
Wifi internet access
We highly recommend Trip and Travel Insurance on the off chance of missed or cancelled flights / lost baggage, documents, money or passport / Covid issues or any other unforeseen problems that could possibly occur.

Booking Payment and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already paid.
Payment can be made via Credit or Debit card (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard), Revolut pay, Wise, Bank transfer or Apple and Google pay at no extra charge.

Ombak Putih - cabins

Ombak Putih is 42m in length and provides luxurious accommodations for up to 24 guests in 12 cabins.

  • Ombak Putih

    Lower Deck Cabin

  • Ombak Putih

    Lower Deck Cabin

Lower Deck Double or Twin Cabin
There are 4 twin cabins and 6 double cabins and 2 triple cabins with a double bed and a single bed above all on the lower deck with portholes.
Each of the 12 cabins are equipped with individual climate control, private bathroom, plenty of space and towel refresh service and washbasin and soap toiletries in your cabin.

Ombak Putih - itineraries

Ombak Putih cruises across the archipelago all the way from Borneo to Papua in the west and east and Sumba and Maluko in the south and north, following the seasons and the winds, and staying one step ahead of the rains so as to provide optimum cruising conditions for our guests.

January to March: Raja Ampat, Sorong, Misool, Ternate, Kendari
April to September: Bali and the Lesser Sunda Islands including the Komodo Archipelago, Alor and Sumba
October to November: The Lesser Sunda Islands, Banda, Ternate and Raja Ampat
December: Papua including Raja Ampat and Triton Bay

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Please choose your Itinerary

The Jewels of Raja Ampat (Sorong to Sorong)
Papua's Whale Sharks and Birds of Paradise (Sorong to Kaimana)
Thru the Textiles of the Lesser Sundas (Maumere to Komodo)
A Remote Tropical Island and a Total Eclipse of the Sun
Coral Cultures and Dragons (Bitung to Komodo)
Orangutans and Dragons (Bali to Bali)
Rare Species, Remote Cultures and Remarkable Corals (Ternate to Bitung)
Whale Sharks, Corals and Dragons (Komodo to Bali)
The East Indies on a Spice Exploration (Maumere to Ambon)
The Remote Ring of Fire, East of Flores (Komodo to Maumere)