In North American summer, the charter area is the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. During North American winter, the two-masted schooners travel to the Raja Ampat islands, an archipelago in Indonesia’s West Papua province.
Depending on the size of phinisi, six to 14 guests are accommodated by a crew of 15 to 21 members. The traditional exterior houses a luxurious interior, offering a comfortable platform from which to explore the expanses of eastern Indonesia. Full service aboard can include massage and/or reflexology treatment. Activities include snorkeling, scuba diving and tours of Komodo National Park, home to the giant Komodo dragon.
For details, contact Northrop and Johnson Yacht Charters (njcharters.com).