Destined for adventure

Inspired by a desire to sail around the world and see the world's last frontiers, we set out from New Zealand in the spring of 1993 aboard our Dutch schooner Adelaar. During this year of travel we visited some of the most remote islands of Southeast Asia. We saw vanishing cultures, heard tales of intrigue and explored the wonders of the oceans...
Adelaar, destined for adventure

Adelaar Liveaboard: Indonesia’s Luxury Diving & Exclusive Yacht Charter

Embark on an Unique Adventure with Adelaar

Discover the unmatched beauty of Indonesia’s seas on a diving cruise with Adelaar, the epitome of luxury in cruise experiences. Our exclusive cruises offer intimate and tailor-made journeys to Indonesia’s most breathtaking destinations, each combining the thrill of adventure with the serenity of the ocean.

Destinations Offered by Adelaar

  • Komodo National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its Komodo dragons, pristine beaches, and world-class diving.
  • Raja Ampat: Known as an underwater paradise, it’s the ultimate destination for divers and nature lovers seeking unmatched marine biodiversity.
  • The Banda Sea: Steeped in history and famed for clear waters and rich marine life, including schools of hammerhead sharks.
  • Triton Bay: Renowned for its stunning biodiversity, Triton Bay is a paradise for divers and snorkelers, offering a serene escape into nature.
  • Alor: A hidden gem offering a blend of vibrant traditional culture and spectacular underwater scenery, perfect for authentic exploration.

A Journey Beyond Comparison

With Adelaar, explore the unique wonders of Indonesia’s seas. Set sail on a voyage where luxury, adventure, and the spirit of discovery converge. Your extraordinary story starts here, on board Adelaar.

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“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

Jacques Yves Cousteau

for Adelaar Liveaboard Cruises in Indonesia

Pick a destination & start dreaming…


The Komodo National Park, Alor and the Banda sea are strategically located in the Coral Triangle. The amazing underwater arena attracts divers from around the world. Above the water, we also invite you to snorkel or explore by kayak or Stand-Up-Paddle boards. Adelaar liveaboard cruises in Indonesia has been around for the past 29 years, and we consider ourselves quite the expert in this area.

Culturally diverse, and rich in natural history, the vast Indonesian Archipelago is yours to explore aboard our diving cruises. With more than 17,000 islands, the possibilities are limitless on Adelaar liveaboard cruises in Indonesia. As we travel east of the ‘Wallace Line’, the topography, flora and fauna differ greatly from that of Bali. Besides, the area also known as the ‘ring of fire’, is home to Indigenous tribes, Ikat weavers, headhunting warriors, traditional whalers and Komodo Dragons.

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