Indonesia Sailing Cruise Adventure

Your Sailing Adventure Through The Indonesian Archipelago

Sailing Trips

Indonesian Island Sail offers a variety of scheduled cruises between the months of March and December. Cruises differ on price, places visited and the length of each trip. Al Ikai adventures are suitable for all ages. All trips depart from – and return to – Bali.

Private Charters

Al Iikai is the perfect solution for groups who wish to explore Indonesia together. With a Private Charter, you are free to set your own schedule and destinations. Prices vary depending on the distance we travel from Bali and the time spent at sea.

The Boat

The Al Iikai is a two-masted wooden sailing ship, traditionally known as a Phinisi, offering nostalgic leisure cruising around the Indonesian Archipelago. Originally hand built in 2005, the Al Iikai is now completely re-fitted for comfort and safety.

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Sailing Indonesia

In 2013, a retired Australian ex-pat purchased a traditional Phinisi boat to take travellers “beyond Bali.” After transforming it from a neglected budget boat to a luxury ship, Indonesian Island Sail was born. Now entering it’s 5th year of operation, the boat – Aliikai – has taken hundreds of happy guests from Bali, to discover the delights of many of the islands of West Nusa Tenggara. Literally hours from the harbour in Denpasar, you can discover deserted islands, white sand beaches, and amazing underwater life.

Travelling further – adventures include trekking, remote waterfalls, local village visits, Komodo dragon expeditions, and snorkelling reefs where it’s just you, and the marine life.  Running a schedule of short, medium and long trips, there is sure to be a trip to fit your budget. In between scheduled trips, Aliikai is available for charter – a fantastic way to celebrate a major milestone in life, or just have the holiday of a lifetime with close friends.

Indonesia Sailing Vacation

Why don’t we scuba?

Because we are unique. By not running to a “dive boat” schedule, we get more time in the water, we have greater flexibility of where we go, and what we do, and we cater to all of our guests, not just divers. There are literally hundreds of dive boats, there is only one Aliikai adventure. For those of you who “must” scuba” we can arrange outside agencies to organise dives in some locations, but our guests – from all over the world – are more interested in the total “adventure” package, on a luxury ship, with superb crew, and an owner who is 110% committed to making sure you get the most from your trip.


Yes! Many said it couldn’t be done! But our clients, many who come back year after year, prove the naysayers wrong.

Indonesia Sailing Cruise

So, if you want to get away from the crowds of Bali, experience an expedition quite unlike any other on offer, relax on a luxury traditional Indonesian Phinisi, eating fresh local foods while travelling to your next unique destination, and enjoying quality time on forgotten reefs, then relaxing on deserted white sand beaches, this is the trip for you. Indonesia, a nation of islands, come and explore some of them now.

Your Sailing Adventure

On Our Traditional Indonesian Wooden Sailing Boat

2019 Sailing Trips

#BeyondBali – US $1150 4 Days / 3 Nights

This is the perfect vehicle for your first step “Beyond Bali.” Travel in 5 start luxury, on a traditional Phinisi Indonesian ship around the coast of West Lombok, and discover over ten different islands located just hours from Bali. A mix of deserted white beaches is the “secret” Gilis, and crowded tourist strips in the well known northern “Gili” Islands. See how much all of these islands have to offer the discerning traveller. Experience more than just Bali on your next trip! Take your first step into experiencing the wonders of Indonesia.

Departure Dates:

  • 5 April, 2019
  • 2 June, 2019
  • 18 July, 2019
  • 9 August, 2019
  • 2 September, 2019
  • 4 October, 2019
  • 15 November, 2019
  • 16 December, 2019

#BeyondLombok – US $2150 8 Days / 7 Nights

This is the perfect adventure for those who want to go further afield in Indonesia, but still need the convenience of departure and arrival in Bali. This is not a trip for those who want to experience places were other “tourists” mingle. Rather it’s a exploration of the islands of West Nusa Tenggara. We seek the unexplored wonders of Lombok, Western Sumbawa and islands in between. Discover hidden waterfalls, marine lakes, incredible snorkelling, and – weather permitting – swim with the whale sharks! Suitable for all ages, this is truly a unique holiday.

Departure Dates:

  • 25 March, 2019
  • 16 May, 2019
  • 9 June, 2019
  • 5 July, 2019
  • 28 July, 2019
  • 12 October, 2019
  • 5 November, 2019
  • 6 December, 2019

#CrazyKomodo – Cost & Departure: Varies (see below)

Why Crazy? Many guests who do charter Aliikai on an annual basis, only want one way trips between Komodo and Bali. Trying to fill the return trips drives me Crazy!!!!!

Komodo, and the journey there (or back – depending on the trip) is a truly unique experience. It should be on everyone’s bucket list. Sadly, many of my enquiries expect to do a three day trip, from Bali, see the dragons, and move onto another adventure. It’s simply not possible. It’s a minimum of 4 days travel just to get to the Komodo National Park. And why rush……you miss all the fun of the journey! So, yes – we do see the dragons, but there is so much more. We swim with manta rays, visit a village where they still make traditional Phinisi boats, discover by motorbike, the Princess Dianna waterfalls, snorkel with whale sharks, swim in a marine lake filled with rare algae – every day is an amazing adventure.

If you want to experience Komodo, we currently have the following trips on offer. Check back as these will be updated through the year:

Departure Dates:

  • 15 April, 2019 – Bali to Komodo 12 days / 11 nights Cost US $2750
  • 27 April, 2019 – Komodo to Bali 11 days / 10 nights Cost US $2500
  • 18 September, 2019 – Komodo to Bali 11 days / 10 nights Cost US $2500
  • 23 October, 2019 – Return Trip Bali/Komodo/Bali Cost US $3150

Some Of Our Island Destinations

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