10D9N Singapore to Tambelan & Badas Islands, Indonesia

 
 

The Tambelan & Badas Islands are a cluster of islands 230 nautical miles from Singapore, located far east of Singapore in the midst of South China Sea. Due to its isolated location and the fact that it is hardly visible on the map, it can only be accessed by private boats and ventured by seasoned sailors. The only other way to get there is via a cargo ship that travels from Tanjungpinang every 10 days, or hopping onto their fishing vessels. 

The Tambelan Islands is characterized by Pulau Tambelan Besar, the largest and main island home to a bustling fishing village. Compared to the other islands, P. Tambelan Besar is well-paved with roads leading to every corner of the island, including up a hill overlooking the surrounding waters. You can eat at a local seafood restaurant, visit the schools, and rent a motorbike to explore the island for a day.

On the contrary, the Badas Islands are much quieter and smaller, with far and few sailors who have ventured there. Due to the lack of tourists, the Badas Islands boast of abundant marine life and untouched, colourful corals, which literally feels like you're diving in an aquarium with 20 metres visibility. 

We have never experienced such amazing underwater scenery in our lifetime, so trust us when we say  this is an adventure full of experiences which you cannot find elsewhere.

 
 

 
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Trip Highlights:

  • 40 hours of sailing without any stopovers (sailing overnight)
  • Possible sightings of dolphins and schools of tuna
  • Island tour of Pulau Tambelan Besar where guests can take a walk / rent a motorbike to explore the bustling fish town and a secret beach on the other side of the island
  • Visit to the local fishing villages at Badas Islands
  • Cultural exchange activities with the friendly locals
  • Plenty of snorkeling and diving spots with unblemished corals and abundant marine life
 Singapore to Tambelan Islands, Indonesia

Singapore to Tambelan Islands, Indonesia

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Itinerary

Day 1

  • 8am Depart from ONE 15 Marina Club, Singapore for Nongsa Point Marina, Batam, Indonesia (3 hours) 
  • Lunch & Port, immigration and customs clearance at Nongsa Point Marina
  • Depart from Nongsa Point Marina for Tambelan Islands (40 hours)

DAY 2

  • Sailing to Tambelan Islands
  • Eat, sleep, fish, sail

DAY 3

  • 7am Arrive at P. Uwi
  • Swimming, snorkeling & kayaking at P. Uwi
  • 12nn Depart from P. Uwi for P. Ibul (1 hour)
  • Swimming, snorkeling & diving at P. Ibul
  • 3pm Depart from P. Ibul for P. Tambelan Besar (2 hours)
  • Overnight at P. Tambelan Besar

DAY 4

  • Full day island tour of P. Tambelan Besar
  • Take a walk around the local fishing town, or rent a motorbike to tour the island for trekking and visiting a secret beach on the other side of the island
  • Lunch at a seafood restaurant on P. Tambelan Besar
  • 12mn Depart from P. Tambelan Besar for P. Pejantan at midnight (9 hours)

    DAY 5

    • 9am Arrive at P. Pejantan in the morning
    • Snorkeling, diving and kayaking at P. Pejantan
    • Trekking up hill outcrop / white tower for a beautiful aerial view of the emerald waters 
    • Overnight at P. Pejantan

    DAY 6

    • 6am Depart from P. Pejantan for Badas Islands (4 hours)
    • 10am Arrive at P. Pejambu, a small uninhibited island with a sandy beach and short rocky cliff
    • Trekking up the cliff top for beautiful aerial view of the sea
    • 1pm Depart from P. Pejambu for P. Tebon (1 hour)
    • 2pm Arrive at P. Tebon
    • Snorkeling, diving and kayaking at P. Tebon
    • Island tour of local fishing village and beaches at P. Tebon
    • Overnight at P. Tebon

    DAY 7

    • 9am Depart from P. Tebon for P. Pinang Serebu  (2 hours)
    • 11am Arrive at P. Pinang Serebu for snorkeling & diving (this is where it feels like an aquarium with 20 metres visibility) 
    • Island tour of local fishing village at P. Pinang Serebu
    • Overnight at P. Pinang Serebu

    DAY 8

    • 11am Depart from Badas Islands for Nongsa Point Marina, Batam (30 hours)

    • Eat, sleep, fish, sail

    DAY 9

    • 5pm Arrive at Nongsa Point Marina

    • Seafood dinner & overnight at Nongsa Point Marina, Batam

    DAY 10

    • Breakfast & lunch at Nongsa Point Marina, Batam 
    • Port, immigration & customs clearance
    • 1pm Depart from Nongsa Point Marina back to ONE 15 Marina Club, Singapore (3 hours)
    • Arrive at ONE 15 Marina Club, Singapore in the late afternoon
     
     

    best time to sail

    April - October

    (The months of November - February are affected by the Northeast Monsoon and will be not suitable for sailing / diving.)

     

    TOTAL MILEAGE

    500 nautical miles

     

    PACKAGE COST

    S$22,000+ for up to 8 guests
    + Price is subject to GST.

     

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • Private use of our yacht for up to 8 guests
    • 10 nights stay on board
    • Unlimited use of all available equipment on board (kayaks, paddle board and snorkeling equipment)
    • 2 licensed skippers and 1 crew
    • Fuel, water and utilities
    • Meals on board (prepared by crew)
    • Free flow of soft drinks and hot drinks 
    • Fruits and snacks
    • Immigration, port and customs clearance fees in Singapore and Indonesia

     

    WHAT'S not inCLUDED

    • Meals on land
    • Alcoholic beverages (can be supplemented)
    • Dive gear and equipment
    • Land accommodation and transport (if any)

    About the Yacht: Gracefully

    Well-designed to blend luxurious living with high performance, the Lagoon 400S2 sailing catamaran delivers comfort with wide lounging spaces and average speed of 5-6 knots in 12-15 knots of wind under sail. Other than an air-conditioned interior saloon, galley and 3 cabins, Gracefully is also fully equipped with a built-in watermaker and dive air compressor, ideal for comfortable living during long distance adventures. 

     

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    and the ones who enjoy meeting new friends.

    If you'd love to sail with us on this adventure but do not have a group to book a private charter, consider our upcoming scheduled scheduled open trips at a cost of only S$450+/pax/day:

     
     
     
     

     

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