Indonesia: The Luxury of Conservation
Help save the World while cruising some of the most spectacular marine landscapes aboard a unique vessel: Rascal
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
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Rascal Voyages plan once in a lifetime adventures, while helping survey and conserve Indonesia’s fragile marine life
Uncover new species while cruising some of the world’s most spectacular marine environments onboard a modern, hand-crafted phinisi, built specifically to explore the Indonesian Archipelago in absolute comfort. The Rascal Voyages Exploration Series is the ultimate in experiential travel —a tailored collection of research expeditions jointly conducted with world-renowned environmental group Conservation International (CI).
A taste of the experiences
You will have a front-row seat as you explore Indonesia’s southernmost island of Nihiwatu Sumba and conduct manta ray surveys as well as monitor the coral reefs in the area with our partners CI.
Marvel at the Komodo dragons in the Komodo National Park and conduct high-tech shark satellite tagging before venturing overland to Nihi Sumba - ranked as the world's best resort three years running by Travel and Leisure. Read more
Swim with the world’s largest fish
Imagine spending time with one of the world’s foremost shark experts while swimming with and spending time with the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. At Cenderawasih Bay off West Papua, you’ll gaze at these creatures while enjoying spectacular opportunities to dive, snorkel, kayak, paddle board and more in Indonesia's largest national marine park.
Explore stunning reefs brimming with marine life in unbelievably clear waters, lounge on unspoilt beaches, before settling into the comfort of Rascal for first class views, sunset cocktails and an exquisite meal.
Tracing the north Papua coastline —an area which has never been scientifically surveyed before, you’ll travel through unexplored marine areas and search for a new species of walking shark.
You will spend time meandering through old Dutch forts in the Banda Islands —the centre of the spice trade from the 17th to the 19th centuries or visit the tiny island of Run, which interestingly, the English traded to the Dutch in exchange for Manhattan. Visit an active volcano one day and work with traditional Indonesian fishermen the next —each voyage is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, filled with stories of luxury and adventure.