Ombak Putih, Indonesia

Excellent food and drinks

“Birding and snorkeling were the best! ”

Stephen M, United States United States
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    • Exciting cultural immersion trips in Indonesia
    • Excellent food, snacks, tea, coffee, mineral water
    • Tour itineraries to spectacular sites in Indonesia

The M/S Ombak Putih is a 42m traditional Indonesian schooner liveaboard that schedules exciting cultural immersion trips throughout the eastern Indonesian archipelago year-round. The 14-member crew onboard Ombak Putih is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the area and will ensure an authentic adventure for every guest.

MS Ombak Putih Indonesia is 42m long and provides luxurious accommodations for up to 24 guests. Each of the 12 cabins is equipped with individual climate control, a private bathroom, plenty of space, and a towel refresh service. Excellent food and snacks, tea, coffee, and mineral water are served on board. Guests may relax on the spacious sun and semi-covered decks or in the spacious lounge and bar equipped with a TV, DVD, and music center. A selection of wines, beer, and spirits are for sale.

Ombak Putih Indonesia offers tour itineraries to spectacular sites throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Snorkeling clear turquoise waters, hiking volcanoes, visiting villages, and relaxing beachside while being pampered by the attentive crew will make an Ombak Putih Indonesia liveaboard holiday the ultimate adventure.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, National Park Fees, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Fishing, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Laundry / Pressing Services.

Required Extras: Fuel Surcharge (400 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities (25-50 USD per day), Alcoholic Beverages, Alcoholic Drinks at Dinner, Welcome Cocktails.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Family Friendly Cruise

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Beach BBQ
  • Al Fresco Dining

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, Dutch, French, and Indonesian.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1995
  • Year renovated 2015
  • Length 42 meters
  • Beam 10.5 meters
  • Cruising speed 7-10 knots
  • Engines Mercedes 12 cylinder
  • Max guests 24
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Number of bathrooms 12
  • Tenders Yes
  • Water capacity 25000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 14'000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 2'500 liters per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones

Ombak Putih Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stephen M
  • United States United States
Fantastic experience I would totally recommend!!

Birding and snorkeling were the best!

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Activities, fellow passengers and crew!!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • John W
  • Australia Australia
Great experience on Ombak Putih

Enjoyed the great scenery along the way, seeing Whale Sharks and Komodo dragons. Also appreciated extra services such as driving us to our hotel at the end of the trip, washing clothes for us on the trip, mixing cocktails for us in the evening.

Recommended for
Friendly crew who gave great service, very clear water for snorkelling, overall great atmosphere
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Elena A
  • Romania Romania
Good itinerary and guided trips to access nature wonders with acceptable level of comfort

-the good: access to unspoiled natural areas, good snorkeling; very good crew service; presence of a naturalist enhanced the experience via the presentations and information provided -the not so good: food was good but there were not enough "healthy" choices available for people with any kind of restrictions. Too much fried and fatty food- many companion travelers were complaining -the unacceptable: lack of safety vests! the light vests were in the cabin but too heavy for daily trips. It is not acceptable to have no light safety vests for water trips or snorkeling; even good swimmers may end up with some issues in areas with strong currents or just have a simple accident; this is a safety exposure to be fixed urgently -to be improved: lack of gifts/memories; people like to take home some material things to remind them of the cruise. There was nothing provided on ours except an unusable fabric bag and a very cheap fan.

Recommended for
itinerary &snorkeling trips, crew very good service, biologist presentations
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sebastian Z
  • Argentina Argentina
Best way around Indonesia’s islands

Whale shark morning Pink beach day Free diving instructor Tour guide knowledge

Recommended for
Crew Nature Activities
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jannette B
  • Australia Australia
An exciting and rewarding adventure

Every single day was filled with adventure. The discoveries of amazing and diverse tropical snorkeling areas. The unique coral reefs and sea creatures. Sparkling clear waters and brilliant corals. The treks into the rain forests and mangroves of Papua and it’s surrounding unique islands Visits to local communities to learn of their cultures and meet delightful shy children. Our wonderful Guides so enthusiastic and knowledgeable in all facets of our journey making every day an exciting action packed adventure This coupled with the most serene and beautiful boat it’s fun filled crew and luxury surroundings all contributed to making this a most memorable holiday of a lifetime.

Recommended for
The wonderful untouched natural beauty of Raja Umpat. The spectacular snorkelling scenery The exhilaration of sailing in this beautiful ship
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Bernard H
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Memorable experience on Board and on Land

Nice balanced program and relaxing live o board.

Recommended for
Smoot sailing, comfortable Cabin, Komodo Island
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jaap V
  • Netherlands Netherlands
A fantastic experience to be remembered for ever.

We saw a Komodo dragon kill a deer and then witnessed the "feast" as 4 more dragons joined in. The level of care and comfort on board was exceptional. The private beach where we snorkelled and watched the sun go down was lovely.

Recommended for
The guides Carolien and Eva were extremely thorough and nothing was too much for them to organise. The chef and his team cooked great meals. Snorkelling was amazing.