Bulan Purnama, Indonesia

Excellent diving and guidance

“The highlights of this cruise was: Swimming with turtles and manta rays, Padar Island hill trek, Pink beach, Komodo dragons, and f…”

Lloyd W, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Traditional 2-masted sailing phinisi
  • Luxurious Master Cabin with 270-degree views
  • Year-round trips in Komodo National Park
  • Island hopping and snorkeling adventure

Built by South Sulawesi boat builders, the 25-meter Bulan Purnama is a traditional 2 masted sailing phinisi that an avid sailor and adventurer designed. Bulan Purnama is ideal for families, couples, and groups who want a high-quality, good-value option for island hopping and snorkeling in Indonesia.

Bulan Purnama accommodates just 8 guests in 3 cabins. The Master Cabin has 2 queen-sized beds, air conditioning, and a private bathroom and features 12 portholes that provide light and spectacular 270-degree views. This is the premium space onboard, and it's perfect for 2 couples or a family of up to 4 who want extra space. In addition, there are 2 good-sized Double Cabins, each with individual AC and portholes with a shared bathroom.
The spacious indoor lounge area features a well-stocked bookcase and sufficient power points for charging phones and other equipment. This is where you'll enjoy a variety of authentic dishes created by the talented onboard chef. For further relaxation, there are large outdoor living areas where you can chill out on day mattresses, bean bags, and hammocks while enjoying the stunning surroundings and tranquil sea breeze.

Bulan Purnama offers year-round per-cabin trips and private charter options in the Komodo National Park and other locations in Indonesia.
Join the Bulan Purnama for a mesmerizing trip to swim in crystal clear waters with many colorful marine life and hike for spectacular wildlife and unforgettable views. Swimming, snorkeling, trekking, and island hopping are on the agenda, along with excellent food, stunning sunsets, and the service of the attentive and friendly crew.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (150,000-225,000 IDR per day).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer (50,000 IDR per trip), Alcoholic Beverages.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Budget Friendly Cruise
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Available for Charter
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English and Indonesian.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2000
  • Year renovated 2022
  • Length 25m
  • Beam 5.5 meters
  • Top speed 7 knots
  • Cruising speed 6 knots
  • Engines 190 HP Mitsubishi 6 cylinder
  • Max guests 10
  • Number of cabins 4
  • Number of bathrooms 2
  • Tenders Quintrex 420 + 40HP Yamaha
  • Water capacity 1750 liters
  • Fuel capacity 2500 liters

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Bulan Purnama Reviews

  • 8.9 Fabulous
  1. Vessel
    8.0
  2. Crew
    8.8
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Activities
    9.3
  5. Value
    8.7
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Lloyd W
  • United States United States
Wonderful New Yearfamily holiday to Komodo

The highlights of this cruise was: Swimming with turtles and manta rays, Padar Island hill trek, Pink beach, Komodo dragons, and flying foxes.

Recommended for
1. Friendly, kind, and helpful crew; 2. Relaxed atmosphere; and, 3. Quality boat.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Zachary P
  • United States United States
Best Trip of My Life!

My wife and I had an amazing trip with the crew of the Bulan Purnama! We originally feared for the worst due to a forecast of rain the entire time we were on the boat. Magically out to sea the clouds disappeared and we had the most beautiful sailing trip around Komodo National Park. We found many islands to trek to the top of and the best coral reefs I have ever seen! There were manta rays, sea turtles, and all kinds of beautiful sea creatures. The food provided on board was excellent and has not been matched by any restaurant or warung throughout our whole Indonesian trip. Andi was incredibly accommodating in the menu and took our request for more chilies with a smile. The crew were extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the area, the weather patterns, the sea, and where to find the mantas which was very lucky on our trip! I can’t recommend the trip highly enough.

Recommended for
Food Snorkeling Relaxing
  • 7.2 Good
  • Isabella M
  • Australia Australia
Lovely staff, enjoyable activities

This review system is only asking for positives (of which there are many) but a few things to work on; - not enough life jackets for passengers - power went out several times during night meaning no AC/fan (cabins were HOT) - shower/toilet was dirty and needs renovation Now the positives; - spent time on beautiful sandy island, we were the only ones there! Amazing! - crew and fellow passengers lovely - crew very accommodating

Recommended for
Staff were amazing, Flores islands are beautiful, got a tan
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lee B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic experience that lived up to all expectations!

Snorkelling with turtles, manta ray and so many fish and corals. Seeing so many Komodo dragons up close. The fantastic crew and our guide Arif who made the trip so enjoyable and gave us the time to do things at our own pace. The food which was absolutely delicious, the best we’ve had in Indonesia. Thank you Rafi!

Recommended for
Snorkelling, friendliness of crew, food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Glen W
  • Canada Canada
Great way to relax and spend lots of timE snorkeling

Snorkelling

Recommended for
Snorkeling, food, scenery
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jenny C
  • Australia Australia
Relaxing exploration of heavenly Komodo archipelago islands

1. Diverse activities including snorkelling, SUP, hiking, learning about wildlife 2. All the islands visited were isolated, pristine and had beautiful clear waters and reefs 3. Staff and service provided were excellent.

Recommended for
1. Isolated aqua blue water beaches, 2.swimming with turtles and rays, great service and food on the cruise
  • 8.0 Very good
  • philippa H
  • Ireland Ireland
AMAIZBG

Food was delicious and fresh . Local but not too spicy ! The ship ws amazing - straights out of pirates of the Caribbean and in fantastic condition along with being very clean and comfortable . All the activities on beach from trekking up hills , walking on pink beaches and of course seeing the Komodo dragons up close were absolutely amazing !!!!! The snorkeling was unreal and the best I have ever seen - manta , dolphins , white tipped reef sharks and sting rays to name a few !!! Awesome !!!

Recommended for
Food , people and scenery !
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Martin B
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
Really great experience.

Everything well planned and organized

Recommended for
Boat, Manta Point, Komodo
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Alexander S
  • Belgium Belgium
A very awesome boat trip

The boat trip with Bulan Purnama exceeded all our expectations. We were only two couples and five crew on this beautiful vessel so it almost felt like a private ship :-) Tinae was the most awesome cruise director and guide and knows the area very well. The crew in general was very accommodating and did their uttermost best to comfort us. Great food too, thanks again Andy, you’re a real chef! Highly recommended.

Recommended for
Nature, crew, tranquility
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jan Peter K
  • Sweden Sweden
Exellent

Komodo dragons

Recommended for
Snorkeling with mantas, Komodo dragons, Varity of the Islands visit