Indonesia Cabin Charters
12 Knots offers a variety of scheduled cruises in Indonesia. With our by the cabin charter sailing vacations Bali and nearby islands will remain in your heart forever. Indonesia sailing trip combines magnificent nature with rich, unique cultures that still thrive today. Well thought itinerary with shot passages, beautiful places and number of snorkeling spots will make this trip unforgettable.
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By the cabin charter sailing cruise in Bali. Explore Indonesia from the board of crewed catamaran for the price of a cabin. You will love visiting this paradise on earth: beaches with fine sand, turquoise lagoons, year-round warm waters ideal for snorkeling and swimming.
“The trip was very good and the catering exceeded expectations”
The crew were very good and the catering exceeded my expectations. Our captain Hugo did more than expected to ensure we had a good time. The boat was OK considering its age but the cabins were hot at night. After first few nights I slept in the cockp…
“We had an excellent time in Seychelles!”
We had an excellent time in Seychelles ¡Excellent staff, everything went perfect and we had a lot of fun! I really want to thank you for all your cooperation and help during this time! Now I am back home with very nice memories and experience Again t…
“The boat was beautiful and the crew was awesome!”
Hello Grigory, Our trip was great! We weren't really sure what to expect since we had never chartered a cabin before..... It definitely exceeded our expectations! The boat was beautiful and the crew was awesome! Definitely some of the best food and s…
“I had a great time and would definitely do it again”
We had a great time, the boat was beautiful, clean, and in working order. Our chef (Ina) was excellent and provided a variety of fresh dishes in astounding volumes. There was plenty of non-alcoholic beverages, water etc. Damien, the captain deviated …
“I was slightly nervous going in”
It was absolutely terrific and if you’ll let me know which websites you list on I’m happy to leave 100% positive reviews there. I was slightly nervous going in, because you have a relatively small English language web presence, but I couldn’t be more…
“We have enjoyed a lot 2 weeks on Catamaran in Bahamas”
We have enjoyed a lot 2 weeks on Catamaran in Bahamas. We have sailed in Abaco and mainly in Exuma; we did a great tour. The catamaran was very nice and roomy. The captain, Tony, was great: very professional and capable, always at our disposal, famil…
“It couldn't have been better”
We had a really great time. It couldn't have been better!! Boat, crew, location were all awesome. Thanks so much. Alicia
“Our sailing vacation was awesome / Lagoon 62 / May 2019 / BVI”
The captain (Damien) and chief (Michael) went out of their way to make the week special for everyone aboard. What we noticed about Damien was his concern about everyone’s safety during the week. We felt very secure with his expertise in handling the …
“It was truly a unique experience / Jne 2019 / BVI / Lagoon 620”
It was truly a unique experience. Despite a mishap that kept Ron out of the water due to fear of infection (he cut his leg pretty good while we were waiting for the ferry to scrub island) it was still enjoyable. The boat was great. Certainly the corr…
Karen E Grves
“Week onboard this lovely Lagoon 62 / BVI”
We spent a week onboard this lovely 62' sailing catamaran with 5 other couples (total 12 guests) The captain and chef were both French and at times it was difficult to understand what they were saying, but not a big deal. The captain (Damian) would a…
“Yacht was perfect”
Yacht was perfect - plenty of space and nooks to hang out in. Having sailed on a monohull before, the personal bathroom for each cabin on the catamaran was much appreciated. A/C in cabins was very nice. Plenty of hot water for showers. Ou…
Indonesia sailing vacation
If you are looking for an ideal sailing trip, Indonesia should be one of the top destinations to choose from. Yachting is quite new in this country and that is why Indonesia can offer you a completely new cruising experience. Indonesia consists of more than 17,000 islands, covering area of about 735,358 square miles, that makes it an ideal place for yacht sailing vacation. Each and every island is totally unique and offers something new, exotic and exciting to its visitors. Indonesia sailing trips are gaining popularity thanks to clear ocean, warm climate all year round, vivid nature and stunning underwater world. This region represents more than 10% of all corals reefs of the world ocean.
Weather in Indonesia
Indonesia has hot and humid clime almost all year round with two hardly distinctive seasons. April to October blows southeasterly monsoon and this period is known as a dry season, November to March it changes to the north-western monsoon that brings rain and humidity and the air temperature varies from + 24C to + 33C. Since there are no distinctive seasons in Indonesia, you can go for sailing vacation on a yacht any time of the year.
This is beautiful and harmonious country with pristine nature, unique combination of culture, long history, numerous ancient palaces and temples. With an estimated population of over 253 million people, Indonesia has is highly diverse culture, with more than 300 different ethnic groups. As the fourth most populous country in the world, it is a nation of contrasts and rich mix of cultures with strong influence from China, Europe, India and Malaysia. Indonesians are open, friendly and peaceful people. Nevertheless, any cultural awareness can ease the culture shock and assure you avoid any embarrassing situations in a daily life while you are on vacation. Indonesians are taught to remain always calm in public, avoid disagreements, speak quietly with consideration and not get angered by little things. You should do the same. Adopt a humble demeanor, practice patience and remember to smile!
Bali sailing tour
On the first day of your sailing cruise in Indonesia you should visit Bali island – the very heart of Indonesian culture. This place is known as the island of thousands of temples, simply because there are more than 11,000 temples around the island. And it is not surprising since Balinese religion combines Hinduism, Buddhism and many other beliefs. But apart of a great spiritual heritage, this island is also famous for its lush nature, great infrastructure and fantastic resorts with golf clubs, tennis courts, fashionable hotels and boutiques.
If you want to learn more about Indonesian culture and traditions, you should definitely visit Taman Nusa Park, one of the stunning cultural destinations located on the island of Bali.
It is a new park that represents all types of houses and buildings (in total there are 78 objects) from different parts of Indonesia on the territory of more than 15 hectares. Apart of exploring typical local houses you will have a chance to see original inhabitants of the most diverse islands. This museum contains examples of the traditional tools and utensils used by the locals and brought here from various parts of the country.
Thigs to do in Bali
The most popular entertainment on the island is, of course, surfing, diving and rafting. Also, Bali is a real paradise for golf and horse riding. Fans of surfing prefer the south and east of the island. Here you can rent outfit and take some surfing lessons. Those who love diving travel to the east part of the island or to the west where Barat National Park is located, famous for a breathtaking diving in coral reefs. Rafting fans can try rafting on Ayung River and Telaga Vaja, but in this case, it is better to plan your sailing vacation during the rainy season. And this is only a small part of the activities you can try in Indonesia, not mentioning kitesurfing, windsurfing, fishing, kayaking and numerous excursions around the island including hiking in the remote parts of the island. As you can see, Bali is really a unique island where dreams come true.
You may be surprised, but there is no other place in the world where people eat rice in such great amounts. Even in McDonald’s, you will get rice instead of potatoes. Nevertheless, Indonesian cuisine is very diverse with great influence and traditions brought from nearby islands. Sate is the most popular Indonesian dish. These tasty meat skewers are cooked on hot coals and usualy made of chicken meat or mutton, served with vegetables and two sauces – spicy and peanut. Another popular dish is otak-otak – a casserole of minced fish, served in banana leaves. Most of the dishes are served with free crackers or krupuk, which are made of flour with the addition of dried squid or shrimp.
During your sailing vacation in Bali you should try most local dishes that you won’t find anywhere else in the country. First of all, try delicious pork, fried noodles (mie goreng) and rice. In particular, try: bali guling, bebek tutu, ikan pepes, pisang molen and cap cai. Indonesians say that Bali is the beach capital, Yogyakarta is the cultural capital, and Jakarta is the culinary capital.
Lombok looks as if it was specially created for tourists who want to plunge into the world of peace and quietness, or just to stay away from civilization. It attracts by the splendor of lakes and waterfalls. Here you will feel the harmony and tranquility that we all miss in everyday life.
During you sailing cruise to Lombok you will plunge right into the beauty of this tropical island: infinite white-sand beaches, shady palm trees and majestic mountains with lush vegetation. Near Lombok you many find number of small coral islands most of which are still uninhabited. The best time for Lombok sailing tour is from May to September – dry season with zero chance of rain and very comfortable temperature.