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, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

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

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.

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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 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

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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

  • 9.7 Exceptional
  • 22 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Dino M
  • Canada Canada
Definitely worth the trip!

Despite the Komodo National Park being closed, we 'made the best of it' and explored the surrounding areas, dive spots and beaches which were lovely especially for Macro. Alain the Captain is also very passionate about exploring new territory and was more than accommodating with sunset beach cocktails, hikes and fishing with the staff.

Recommended for
Arnaud the cruise director, food selection and quality. willing to accommodate
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Doris M
  • Canada Canada
It can't get much better than the Tanaka at Komodo!

Best manta encounters I've ever had! Varied dives; really fun drift dives, stunning coral walls and the best dive guides (a big shout out to Nelis!) Komodo Dragons on the beach and sunset drinks on the beach (different beaches!) Food and Crew were amazing Beautiful boat and the owner was aboard for the trip - he really wanted us to have the best experience.

Recommended for
Diving Food Excursions
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Sunny D
  • United States United States
Wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

We had an amazing time on board the Tanaka! Alain and Arnaud were wonderful hosts. We had many incredible experiences in just 4 short days. Our favorites were the visit to Rinca Island to see Komodo Dragons, diving with awesome sea life and coral, sunrise trek on Padar Island and sunset with the flying foxes. Thank you Tanaka crew, we’ll be back!!

Recommended for
Perfect itineraries, crew professionalism, quality & ease of diving
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Burak T
  • Turkey Turkey
Very good

Komodo Dragons, Padar Island Sunrise Hike, Batman Sunset, lots of current diving!

Recommended for
Crew, food, diving
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Gail B
  • United States United States
Beautiful boat and crew

The diving was very nice. The trip to see the Komodo Dragons was disappointing because it was in a park. We thought it was going to be more in the wild. Thankful that they took us to see them and learned a little bit about them. The food was excellent.

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We had the suite which was spacious with our own deck. The crew was so nice and accommodating. The owner Allen was the perfect host
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Vlatka A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Incredible week with an amazing crew on a beautiful boat

I don't even know where to start as everything was just perfect. It's usually the people that make the holiday and Tanaka did just that. Yes the boat is beautiful, the food was great, the dive sites were beautiful and the National Park itself is breathtaking but the highlight of my trip were the crew. Alain and Ineke (the owners) bring their positive energy to the boat and you can feel it among the crew. There is a real family vibe on the boat as the crew mingles and socialises with the guests and I liked that a lot. The boat itself is beautiful and super comfortable with both indoor and outdoor spaces. You can always find a corner and have a quiet time alone or you can hang out with other guests and the crew. I loved it so much I will definitely be booking it again. Thank you guys for an amazing week.

Recommended for
The crew, diving and the boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Peter W
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Very nice boat & super crew

The highlight were of course the diving. We had very experienced and fun dive leader what added to the positive experience. The crew was really outstanding from a super friendly captain, fab cook (food was very delicious and diverse), Agus who took care about the lobby, drinks, canine etc., the dive boatguys who greatly helped us in/out the boat with great patience and humor. One recommendation: sometimes we had to wait a bit longer until the dive bottles were filled again. They had one compressor on board; maybe two or a more powerful one is needed to not spoil unnecessary time but this was really the only thing. The boat is new, very cozy and nicely decorated; cabinets are very spacious and the on deck there are many hangout areas

Recommended for
The very helpful, friendly, attentive crew; the spacious, cozy, comfortable sailing boat and of course the beauty of Raja Ampat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nick 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