Star Clippers: A Look at the Bali Eastbound Route on the Star Clipper, Satonda
| July 19, 2017

Guests woke to a leisurely breakfast and mast climbing on Wednesday morning. ‎The afternoon was spent in Satonda island.

Satonda is a tiny uninhabited island formed millions of years ago by an eruption which rocked the sea bed at 1000 m and projected volcanic rock upwards to a height of 289 meters above sea level. The eruption is said to be the largest and most devastating in human history. Satonda is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs with a large variety of tropical fish.

Guests enjoyed beach time, water sports and snorkeling this afternoon.

Insider tip: Take the short walk to the lake  for beautiful views.

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Star Clippers: A Look at the Bali Eastbound Route on the Star Clipper, Pink Beach
| July 19, 2017

‎After a short one-hour sail from Komodo National Park to the other side of the island, we arrives at Pink Beach on Tuesday afternoon. Pink beach, or Pantai Merah is one of the only seven such beaches on the whole planet. The amazing colors come from microscopic animals called Foraminifera, which leave a red pigment on the coral reefs. Tiny fragments of red stained coral breaks off and combine with silvery sand to produce the glorious pink shade viable from the shoreline. Pink Beach is bounded by turquoise blue sea and offers spectacular views of the surrounding area, including small islands, hills and mountains. It is said to be the best spot for snorkeling in Komodo National Park. Guest snorkel right off the beach.

Insider tip: Don’t forget your water shoes for this beach itinerary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Star Clippers: A Look at the Bali Eastbound Route on the Star Clipper, Komodo Island
| July 18, 2017

A itinerary highlight for most passengers, Tuesday morning started out with a visit to Komodo island, part of the Lesser Sunda chain of Indonesian islands, and the home of the 3m-long Komodo dragon. Komodo National Park covers the entire region, is home to more than 4,000 dragons, and is made up of rusty-red volcanic hills, savannah and forests. Its surrounding waters of seagrass beds, mangrove shrublands and coral reefs are famous for diving.

The world’s largest lizard, the Komodo dragon is arguably Indonesia’s best-conserved large animal, protected under Indonesian law.

During the two hour guided tour we were able to see many dragons on the island.

 

 

 

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Star Clippers: A Look at the Bali Eastbound Route on the Star Clipper, Day at Sea
| July 17, 2017

Enroute to Komodo, we enjoyed a day at sea on Monday. Activities included morning aerobic, mast climbing, story time with the cruise director, a talk with the captain, learning to read a sea chart, knot tying, and a treasure hunt.

 

 

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Star Clippers: A Look at the Bali Eastbound Route on the Star Clipper, Gili Kondo
| July 16, 2017

This week we are live from the Star Clipper as she travels eastbound in Bali. After leaving Benoa early evening on Saturday, we arrive at the small island of Gili Konda midday on Sunday. Gili Kondo is an uninhabited island and is part of the 33 small islands in eastern Lombok. Guests enjoyed snorkeling directly from the beach. The waters are very calm and there are plenty of multi-colored fish and coral to see. Guests also enjoyed complimentary water skiing, kayaking, wake boarding, sailing and kayaking.

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