Explore far-flung locales, revel in breath-taking landscapes and discover one of the world’s richest marine ecosystem. Inspired by the spirit of adventure, Vela’s tailored itineraries are curated to showcase the diversity of the Indonesian archipelago and celebrate its natural heritage.
From coveted highlights such as Komodo National Park and Raja Ampat, to the lesser-known Maluku Islands, diving with whale sharks in Cenderawasih, or exploring the hidden coves of Alor and Wakatobi, each journey onboard Vela is crafted to suit the wanderlust of its guests.
Fabled for its remarkable biodiversity and breathtaking tropical landscapes, Raja Ampat or “The Four Kings” offers a perfect blend of exploration, relaxation and seclusion. From once in a lifetime diving alongside majestic manta rays to sunrise trekking in search of the dramatic and elusive birds of paradise, Raja Ampat truly is an adventurer’s heaven.
With rugged hills rising abruptly above pristine beaches and one of the most diverse coral reefs, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Komodo National Park showcases stunning sceneries both above and below the sea. Hike along picturesque ridges to spot the legendary Komodo dragons or enjoy a day of sheer relaxation on a deserted islet to create lasting memories.
Travel in the footsteps of ancient explorers as you set sail across the Banda Sea to the Spice Islands, the former epicentre of the spice trade. With its rich history, imposing fortifications and vibrant culture, the region is the perfect backdrop to a journey of discovery, while its unique marine ecosystem, fuelled by nutrient-rich waters, offers some of the world’s best diving.
Alor / Maumere
Perfectly suited for intrepid travellers willing to travel off the beaten path, a cruise across the Alor archipelago is punctuated with the sight of quaint villages set against picturesque volcanoes. Discover forgotten cultures as you come in contact with friendly tribes, enjoy an immersive diving experience in the volcanic waters of Komba and partake in thrilling deep-sea fishing as part of a unique island-hopping journey.