La Galigo, Indonesia



  • Traditional two-masted Phinisi
  • Nitrox on board

The 33m La Galigo liveaboard in Indonesia is a traditional two-mast Phinisi sailing boat built in 2012. It was designed by an avid diver and built by traditional Sulawesi craftsmen with scuba diving in mind. The La Galigo has 7 en-suite cabins with privately controlled air-conditioning accommodating 14 guests. The ‘suites’ have a private balcony and a TV. There is a spacious living and dining area with a large TV, a well-stocked bookcase, and many power sockets for charging laptops, cameras, and video equipment. An isolated engine room makes the motor and generator noises very low. Appetizing meals are provided throughout the day. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available. For relaxation, there are also outdoor common areas where guests can lounge in reclining chairs, enjoying the ocean breeze.

La Galigo is proud to be the only traditional wooden liveaboard with a dedicated diving platform at the rear of the boat. There are also two 6m dive tenders available. The itinerary includes trekking the outlook of Bintang lagoon and cruising through the limestone formations of Mt. Pindito. Scuba diving in Raja Ampat, where sharks can be found under the reefs. There are some great dive sites around Gam Island with vibrant fish-covered reefs and plenty of macro subjects. The biodiversity is rich and Manta Rays, Whale sharks, Wunderpus, Mimic Octopus, Ribbon Eels, Napoleon Maori Wrasse, Bump Head Parrot Fish, Eagle Rays, Pygmy Seahorse, Great Barracuda, Silver Tip Sharks, Bull Sharks, Walking Bamboo Sharks, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Frog Fish, Batfish, Potato Grouper, HammerHead Sharks, Grey Reef Shark, Large schools of Pelagic Fish, Nudibranchs, Turtles can be found. 15L dive tanks and complimentary 32% Nitrox fills are available on the vessel.

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Included: VAT, Local Transfers, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance, National Park Fees, Park, Port and Fuel Fees (170-330 USD per trip), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities (350,000 IDR per day), Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox (25 USD per day), Nitrox Course (275 USD), Private Dive Guide (100 USD per day), Rental Gear (35 USD per day), Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkeling Guide (15 USD per day), Laundry / Pressing Services.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Wine Available
  • 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, French, Japanese, and Indonesian.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2012
  • Length 33m
  • Beam 8m
  • Top speed 5 - 9 knots
  • Cruising speed 5-10 knots
  • Engines Mitsubishi 8M22 450HP V8
  • Max guests 14
  • Number of cabins 7
  • Number of bathrooms 8
  • Tenders 2x6m tenders each with 40Hp outboard engines for 8 diving guests
  • Water capacity 11000L
  • Fuel capacity 5.5 tons
  • Freshwater maker 2500L per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid

La Galigo Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 49 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mark B
  • United States United States

Fantastic. The trip was one of our top 3 trips ever and we would highly recommend the trip due to the fantastic diving and because of the excellent service provided by La Galigo. It is a very well run boat with an amazing crew.

Recommended for
Diving, the dive guide, and the service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • G Jonathan A
  • United States United States
Amazing Adventure

An amazing experience on every level. The diving was amazing with so much variety even in only one week. We also had the opportunity to take some excursions such as hiking where the scenery was truly exotic and even had the opportunity to meet some of the locals on out islands. The food was fantastic! (Hats off to our chef Raja). And, we also had the unexpected pleasure of having the owner on board with us who made sure we got the best experience possible. The marine life in this area of the world is unparalleled. Everything from pygmy seahorses to 6 meter mantas. Furthermore the variety of dive sites and experiences was superb. Walls, reefs, slopes, gardens, drift diving and the list goes on. With four dives a day, we got to see a lot of the best sites. And to top it off, we were almost, with only a few exceptions, the only boat there. The small size of the boat (13 guests) allowed for some great friendships to emerge. Looking forward to staying in touch with new friends. Can't say enough about it. It's the best dive trip I've taken to date!

Recommended for
1. The dive sites (marine life - from macro photography to massive oceanic mantas) 2. The liveaboard experience (crew, food, ambiance - everything) 3. Meeting new people.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • David D
  • United States United States
Our experience on the La Galigo was most excellent!

The highlights of this trip surrounded the attention to the dive site itinerary. The trip planners and the dive guides balanced the weather with the dive sites to assure optimal exposure to the best possible dive sites. The entire crew could not have been more friendly, and their attention to detail and commitment to ensure an enjoyable trip was quite evident. Chief Gibo was most pleasant and attentive to the dietary needs of the passengers and prepared some excellent dishes every meal...the barbecue on the last evening was top notch! Dive guides Fendy and Dody were both excellent guides and made every dive insightful and enjoyable as well as safe. My wife and I had a spectacular trip and give the La Galigo and her crew our highest recommendation!

Recommended for
The three best things about this liveaboard were: 1) the dive itinerary; 2) the dive guides; and 3) the chief and his food!
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Devan L
  • United States United States
Best diving I have ever done

Highlights of my trip included... Getting to dive in currents that I have not experienced until Komodo. Aquatic life including sharks, mantas, turtles with great macro diving at night. Well balanced as we dove frequently but also got to trek through Rinca National Park, climb a small mountain in Pulau Komodo, and see the flying foxes at Pulau Kalong. DL

Recommended for
The accessibility of the dive sites from the boat. The location. Variability (see sharks, mantas, and great macro life).
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Young S
  • United States United States

Diving sites - Manta point, soft coral field

Recommended for
Crew, Diving sites, Master cabin
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Katie R
  • United States United States

We had the best time on the La Galigo back in September 2018! We took the Komodo trip and the entire crew made the experience beyond incredible! The rooms are large, the food was excellent and the diving was superb. We absolutely want to join a trip in Raja Ampat in the future aboard the La Galigo!

Recommended for
Crew, food and diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Diane W
  • United States United States
Ultimate Dive Experience

Hanging in current at the Cauldron watching a free diver swim among Mantas, pygmy seahorses and the friendship that developed between a group of strangers.

Recommended for
The crew, the accommodations, the entire group of 14 divers
  • 9.2 Superb
  • wes S
  • United States United States
I would highly recommend this boat and crew.

The diving

Recommended for
the location of the dive sites, the crew, value for the money
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Annette D
  • France France
amazing !

Beautiful liveaboard , so friendly crew , really good dive spots ! Komodo islands are so gorgeous !!! I am in a hurry to go on board very soon !!!

Recommended for
Beautiful liveaboard , friendly crew , good dive spots
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Melanie B
  • Australia Australia
Incredible diving, friendly crew

Manta rays, incredible amount of fish on the dives

Recommended for
Diving, sunsets, last night
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jerry Lee P
  • Australia Australia
Overall it was a great trip.

Had a superb dive master who knew the dive sites very well. Saw numerous giant mantas up close, sharks, octopus, macros in dives and even got to see dolphines as well. On the last day, went on a trek to see Komodo dragons which was fun also. Overall a wonderful experience, with great crew on a nice liveaboard boat. Happy to recommend La Galigo if you want an amazing Komodo diving adventure!

Recommended for
The Komodo dive sites were fantastic. The crew was attentive at all times. All the dives felt very safe.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Alastair M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Out of this world! Crew, boat, food, diving, everything of the absolute highest standard!!!

Making friends with whole crew (Tom really takes personal pride in his boat, his crew and the experience of his customers). The selection of dive sites, all amazing and the guides ability to spot and ensure the whole group saw everything was the best I have experienced in almost a dozen liveaboard trips! The food, accommodation and equipment all top standard and maintenance and cleaning and help was above and beyond!!!

Recommended for
Selection of dive sites, quality of service, standard or boat and diving equipment
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Markus B
  • Germany Germany
Don't miss it! A wonderful time and experience.

Dive sites: Manta Point Boat: being more a part of the team than just a guest Side activities : Beaches and sunsets with bats

Recommended for
Crew (Service) , vacancy of dive sites, duve guide
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Nenad S
  • Serbia Serbia
Great diving sites. Good comfort and service

Divibg at "Shotgun" terrain...

Recommended for
Diving Terrains, Comfort, Boat service
  • 7.6 Good
  • Malcolm C
  • Malta Malta
Great diving

Marine life

Recommended for
amazing dive sites, remoteness, small/great crowd
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Siddharth P
  • India India
Outstanding experience through and through

La Galigo is really a very high quality liveaboard. The rooms are small, as expected, but comfortable enough. The crew is unbelievably outstanding, so friendly, ever willing to go out of their way to cater to your comforts and interests. The food was delicious, the non-diving activities provided perfect interjections and as much said about the diving, it will not suffice. It was just absolutely out of the top drawer. Well, well worth the money spent. Thank you once again to everyone on the boat.

Recommended for
The diving, the crew and the breadth of food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • South Korea South Korea

Almost everything

Recommended for
Crews. Diving. Atomosphere in the boat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Cornelia H
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Amazing dive trip in Raja Ampat

Amazing underwater world and healthy reef & marine life. Great and freindly crew, very nice boat and great food!

Recommended for
friendly crew, amazing dives, great experience
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jin Woo L
  • South Korea South Korea

I just loved this entire trip for Komodo with La Galigo with Tom and crews of La Galigo and amazing divings!

Recommended for
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Nanae G
  • Switzerland Switzerland
An absolutely amazing dive trip on a beautifully reconstructed classical Indonesian boat

All of the dive sites in Komodo NP were amazing but specially one dive site called "Shot Gun" was the best and so much fun----this is a narrow passage between 2 islands. We wait for the tides to change and dive in with a reef hook ready, then wait in the middle of the channel to see all sorts of creatures flying by. A huge Manta flew by just 1m from me was an unforgettable experience! The sights of Komodo dragons on the island of Rinca on the last day of our trip was another highlight for me. The crew was so polite and well trained who pampered us from the beginning to the end of our trip. The equipment I hired was a top quality and the food was awesome!

Recommended for
the crew, the dive sites, the food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Geoffrey B
  • Australia Australia
A most enjoyable, diverse Liveaboard dive adventure

The beautiful dive sites

Recommended for
1. The diving diversity and choice of dive sites. 2. The friendly, entertaining crew and fellow guests, 3. The delicious and ample meals and snacks
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Andrew M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
An exceptionally delightful diving holiday

Seeing schooling barracuda and marbled moray eels swimming out of their holes aboard a wreck. The chef made a big effort to cater to our needs. More veg, less meat would be my suggestion. There's no point cooking steak in Thailand. Stick to the local fare!

Recommended for
We loved the ambiance of the boat; the owner was on board with his cat; safety was always considered
  • 10 Exceptional
  • kamil F
  • France France
Great diving trip with great crew

The boat and the crew are really great. Big sundeck and people giving lot of attention to details.The diving was really good as well and well organised. Had a really good time and will come back for Rajah this time.

Recommended for
crew, boat, food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michelle B
  • New Zealand New Zealand
A dream holiday

The diving was amazing, so much life on some of those reefs and great to see healthy coral. We loved the whole liveaboard experience and we were so well looked after. The food was just amazing and yummy.

Recommended for
We got so well looked after both diving and just being onboard. The food was delicious and there was so much variety. Enjoyed the beautiful sunset walks and loved seeing the bats.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mariuccia D
  • Italy Italy
Awesome Dives in a comfort boat and assistance!

The dives in Manta Halley, drift dives.

Recommended for
assistance before and after the dive, food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • seulky K
  • South Korea South Korea
It was just perfect!

Komodo dragons!!

Recommended for
food, crews, mantas.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Terence K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
The Best Crew Ever

Diving with mantas Beautiful corals Night dives Hot drink and snack after diving Carefree diving - you don't need to touch your equipment (unless you want to) Spectacular shore trips

Recommended for
Diving with mantas, guides and crew, food.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
a rewarding dive trip

wobbegong in the cave, on the rock, on the move; huge mantas; school of barracudas real close; beautiful colorful corals in so many dive sites.

Recommended for
excellent dive guide Alex, unusually good weather, richest corals and sea lives
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kyonghwa J
  • South Korea South Korea
Wonderful diving tour

Beautiful Reefs and Corrals, Manta rays, and Schooling of devil rays(Mobula)

Recommended for
Good service, great meals, and wonderful diving points
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Eduardo V
  • Mexico Mexico
Great way to meet Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat is amazing! Beautiful healthy coral, lot's of schooling of fishes of all sizes, from tiny bobtail squids, cuttlefishes, nudis, pigmy seahorses, all the way to huge mantas, lobsters and even a crocodile we saw (safely from the boat). The team did their best to make our visit there as productive, safe and relaxing as possible. We saw and experienced everything we expected, and some things we didn't expect. Our dive guide was very experienced and safe (kept divers safe from currents and kept coral safe from divers). The cabin had AC, and a private toilet/shower, which was great, but it also had cockroaches that we found on our pillow or at midnight when it landed in a leg, and the one day that rained (we had great weather), some small water leaks in our bed. Note we visited near the end of the season (boat will go to drydock in a few weeks for fixing), and we saw the leaks had been attempted to be patched (partially successfully) already, and when we saw a couple of cockroaches in the dinning area, the crew immediately killed them.

Recommended for
schedule and selection of diving sites, the boat crew, our dive guide
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Payam M
  • Australia Australia

Great diving Good dive masters Great food A magnificent boat

Recommended for
The staff , high quality diving , exceptional meals
  • 8.0 Very good
  • India India

Feels like home

Recommended for
People Diving People
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gary M
  • Ireland Ireland
Excellent diving crossed with a pleasure cruise, outstanding.

Visiting the Komodo Dragons, BBQ at the end of the week, diving with Manta Rays

Recommended for
Fantastic dive sites, warm and welcoming crew, the other passengers
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sylvie B
  • Canada Canada
A first liveaboard experience that will be hard to out-do.

The overall experience delighted me. When I thought "that last dive was the best dive", it was out done on the next dive. The hard working crew went out of their way to insure everything was perfect. If there was a small glitch (because nothing in life is perfect), they would see to it immediately. The ship is beautiful and easily felt at home for 8 days.

Recommended for
The crew, the biodiversity and the other passengers!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Alastair H
  • Canada Canada

Misool diving; great guides; v friendly crew

Recommended for
The diving; the dive guides and the crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Catherine T
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Lots of fantastic dives, each one in a different spot, amasing coral reefs and walls full of life, schools of fishes, mantas... A dream! Great atmosphere on the boat. Staff top ten! Excellent food, too much perhaps... Cruising through hundreds of small islands covered with dense vegetation, wild climbing on island to enjoy a top view, mesmerizing pirate landscapes. A really fabulous trip on an authentic nice boat La Galigo. We missed her and her staff already! We will definitaly come back to see again her red sails cruising the Raja Ampat marine paradise.

Recommended for
Wonderful staff, professionnal, SOOO nice, funny, excellent dive master, great organisation, just perfect!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Koji S
  • Japan Japan
Great experience. Thanks to all the crew and diving guides!

I had a great time with all the crew and diving partners.

Recommended for
Quality of the boat facility, Quality of services and Selection of dive sites
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Dennis S
  • Germany Germany
Outstanding LiveAboard - Highly recommended

It’s Komodo - so the dive sites are top notch: many manga rays, great macro dive sites, good challenges even for experienced divers (partially vertical entry, strong currents). But, the really outstanding thing here was the way the boat is managed. Especially before and after the dives this was absolutely perfect: equipment is already excellently prepared for you, everything is on its place, you dive, and when you return someone has already prepared your towels, puts it around your shoulders and gives you a “welcome drink”. Besides preaching through your equipment you have absolutely nothing to do with it. All is disassembled, cleaned, washed etc. for you. I have no clue how to make this better. Never had such an experience before. The boat itself is really nice to socialize, to relax in shadow or sun and with the option to sleep open air on the top deck. I can only recommend this crew and boat by 100%. A similar service I have so far only experience at the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok, to give you a reference here.

Recommended for
Crew management, the boat, dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Katrina L
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Outstanding experience

The dive site were beautiful as expected, but the service was what made it even better. The staff are fantastic and look after you so incredibly well. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable. The food was plentiful and delicious. All and all an incredible experience

Recommended for
Beautiful diving, delicious food, fantastic service
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jill N
  • Ireland Ireland

The boat is just beautiful. It’s so well run and everything is spotless and well maintained. The crew were so helpful and friendly and everything is done for you including washing your kit on the last day and after every dive. First dive boat I have been on that doesn’t smell at the end of a trip. The groups are small. 4 people per dive guide and perfect to enjoy each dive, adapting to your groups needs. The food was very good. The beds were the most comfortable I have slept on, on a Liveaboard and large showers! A bonus. It’s so well run and organised.

Recommended for
The crew were amazing and small groups of 4 per dive guide . The cabins were so comfortable. The boat is beautiful.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • James B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent dive trip

Seeing multiple pygmy seahorses

Recommended for
Guides, dives, food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Taaryn R
  • Canada Canada
Epic adventure

We were fortunate with great diving and seen everything on our list. Including a blue ringed octo.

Recommended for
The crew, the diving, the roof top on the boat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Juan Jose Tahiche D
  • Spain Spain
great diving sites and land hikes

Crew, Diving sites, land excursions. Boat is clean and well maintained

Recommended for
Crew, Diving sites, land excursions
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