Tanaka, Indonesia


Join the beautiful Tanaka phinisi for an unforgettable experience throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Tanaka caters for families, couples and groups who want a first-class option for diving, island hopping and snorkelling in Indonesia.

Ranging from 3-nights to 10-nights, the Tanaka liveaboard offers year-round diving at some of Indonesia's best dive sites. Discover Komodo National Park and beyond, as well as trekking to see Komodo Dragons and stunning sunrise views. Underwater visibility in the region ranges from 10-30+m, and water temperatures vary from 25-29c degrees. Divers can hope to see all kinds of cool critters such as seahorses and frogfish, as well as larger marine life such as sharks and manta rays. From November to February Tanaka spends her time in Raja Ampat, visiting world-class unspoiled dive areas such as Gam, Penemu, Airborek & Cape Kri.

Topside, the stunning 35m Tanaka is a brand new liveaboard built in 2014, catering to just 14 guests in 5 cabins. Rooms vary from double, triple or a Master 4-bed suite with private balcony. All cabins have individually controlled AC, en-suite bathrooms, bathrobes, towels and storage space. Social areas include indoor and outdoor dining areas and sun deck.

The crew onboard the Tanaka offer exceptional 5-star service and are on-hand to help you create a memorable adventure in Indonesia. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (25 USD per day).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear (30 EUR per day), Scuba Diving Courses, Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

* Extra fees are shown per person and are subject to change.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Massage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • 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.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Year renovated 2016
  • Engines Mitsubishi Turbocharged 280HP
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Water capacity 3.500 Ltr
  • Fuel capacity 7000 Ltr (Diesel/Solar Tank)
  • Freshwater maker 4000 lt/day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV

Tanaka Reviews

  • 9.8 Exceptional
  • 6 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nicholas B
  • United States United States
Our trip aboard Tanaka was nothing short of incredible!

From the get-go, crew and staff made sure everything was in place so we could focus on enjoying the trip. The chef-prepared meals were fantastic and customized to our preferences. Scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and island trekking were great ways to enjoy all Komodo National Park has to offer. Tanaka offers all the luxuries you might expect while maintaining the feel of a wooden ship on the ocean. We really enjoyed getting to know the other guests and crew, feeling like a family by the time the trip had ended. I highly recommend the Tanaka to others looking for an amazing liveaboard experience!

Recommended for
The scenery above and below water was breathtaking! The crew members always greeted us with smiles and were very accommodating! The food was excellent!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Moh Ye L
  • Malaysia Malaysia
Gorgeous M/V Tanaka

M/V Tanaka is beautiful and passionately crafted wooden phinisi with modern comfort and facilities. The host and crew are friendly, cheerful and fun. Great scuba diving holiday with small group of guests.

Recommended for
Beautiful vessel and cabin, wonderful diving and trekking, amazing nature and wildlife
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Edgar S
  • Netherlands Netherlands
A taste of paradise, on a breathtakingly beautiful vessel that compares in its

Our honeymoon in Indonesia was made special because of the four-day journey we took on the marvellous Tanaka. We were spoiled by its wonderful crew and the breathtaking views that she sailed past. We thoroughly enjoyed our SCUBA dives; each dive site was unique and excited us with its diverse, and tremendously rich marine life. Our favourite dives brought us to manta rays, in both 'cleaning' and 'feeding stations'. The latter involved a dive with a very strong current, which was safely executed thanks to the experienced diving instructors that thoroughly briefed and guided us. Very exhilarating! The manta rays are awesome, stunning creatures. At the 'cleaning station' dive site, a group of 8-10 manta rays swam in very close proximity to the us and the other divers! You can find many clips and images of some of the sites we dived at, including the marine biodiversity we saw, on the instagram account creativescubaimages. The Tanaka is the amalgamation of a passion project to build a Phinisi ship by a spirited Frenchman called Alain. A lot of love, research and consideration went into its design, and it was built using many traditional boat-making techniques in Burma. Alain will happily show you video clips he took of the making of the ship if you're curious. The Tanaka is a truly beautiful vessel, manned by a professional, friendly and experienced crew. Luxuries are catered for that guests probably won’t find met at the same high standards on other similar liveaboard getaways. The decks were kept clean and well organised. We stayed in its largest suite, which allowed us a private deck and view of the ocean from the rear of the boat. What luxury! The various cabins have air-conditioning, but we chose to keep our rear windows wide open at night and listen to the sound of the ocean while we slept. Delicious wines are stocked on board (we recommend the Grand Bateau Bordeaux), as well as beer, and cocktails are available too. At meal times, a mixture of local and western-style food was well prepared, abundant and delicious. We leave the Tanaka with fond feelings for the people we met and the memories we made. Bon Voyage Tanaka - may you sail on to touch the hearts of many more travellers (and lovers!) alike!

Recommended for
the boat, its crew, and the dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lieneke H
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Simply amazing

The Tanaka is an amazingly beautiful boat. I was worried about privacy on a boat, but there was plenty of space to find peace and the design is simply beautiful... I felt at home as soon as I stepped on board, and you simply know she was created with much love by the owner (Alain) who realised his dream... The rooms are well appointed and the beds comfortable and to have a hot shower after a dive is divine! Food was good. Drinks were perfect - unexpectedly found ourselves drinking some great French red wine! The diving was EPIC! Dive sites are unspoiled and corals so healthy, we have seen so much large stuff (incredible dive with Manta’s flirting with us for a full hour) and lots of amazing macro stuff as well (baby ghost pipe fish)... Strong currents, but very manageable with knowledgeable guides. Other guests on board were lovely and we shared an unforgettable experience... Diving in Komodo is epic and to experience it on a boat like the Tanaka makes it unforgettable - we will be back!

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Beautiful ship, amazing diving, exclusive experience