Pacific High Cruises
FAQ Pacific High Cruises is your comprehensive guide to Indonesia travel essentials. Whether you’re curious about Indonesia entry requirements, amenities on board, itinerary options, or safety measures, we’ve got you covered. Explore this section to ensure a smooth and worry-free voyage on our luxurious yachts, Senja, Dewata, and Nataraja.
Passport & Visa
Your passport must be valid for at least six months after arrival and must have at least three blank/unstamped pages in the passport.
You are responsible to check with the Indonesian embassy closest to you, if your passport is eligible for visa on arrival OR if you require a visit visa.
Health & Vaccinations
You are encouraged to consult your doctor before you leave. There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelling to Indonesia, but here is the list of recommended vaccines: Hepatitis A / Hepatitis B / Typhoid.
If you wish to protect yourself from malaria, normal malaria medication is sufficient for travels to Indonesia. You do not need malaria prophylaxis.
The local currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).
Electricity, WIFI & Mobile signal
2 pin and international multi using 220 volts AC 50Hz.
WiFi available onboard, active when in range.
Phone signals may be intermittent in a few remote areas but the boat is equipped with satellite phones for safety.
The Indonesian archipelagos abide by strict zoning regulations and comprises multiple Marine Protected Areas. Some areas are specifically designated for the benefit of the local community that supports local, sustainable fishing activities and cultural practices.
If you wish to include fishing in your cruise, please consult with our team to plan a route to areas where fishing practices are allowed.
Climate & Rainfall in Raja Ampat
Weather is the same all year round. Temperatures are fairly constant, with an average maximum of 31°C (88°F) during the day and a minimum of 25°C (77°F) at night.
The ocean is also warm all year round, with an average surface temperature of 29°C (84°F).
There is less chance of rain between October and April, but the rains are heavier during this period.
Climate & Rainfall in Komodo
In Komodo the climate is tropical, hot all year round, with a muggy, rainy season from December to March and a dry season from May to October.
The average temperature is between 33°C (92°F) during the day and 21°C at night (70°F).
The ocean is also warm all year round, with an average surface temperature of 28°C (82°F).
There is a much less chance of rain between May to October as it is the dry season in the area.
Onboard all our yachts, we have 2 sea kayaks with life jackets for safety
Snorkeling gear (meticulously maintained).
Scuba diving gear (meticulously maintained).
We offer discover scuba diving and PADI diving certification onboard. Please request 4 weeks prior to the trip.
Diving insurance is mandatory.
Senja & Dewata are equipped with Nitrox.
Family friendly cruises
All our yachts are family friendly and can welcome toddlers. We can provide (based on availability) up to two baby cots.
For children under 2 years old, please contact our team for special considerations.
All children must be under your supervision for safety reasons.
Food & Dietary requirements
Our chefs concocts fusion dishes, freshly cooked onboard, using as much locally sourced produce as possible while striving to meet your expectations and preferences.
For special dietary requests, such as vegetarian or to avoid any allergens, please inform us prior to arrival.
We offer a mineral water refill station on board and recommend you bring your own water bottle to reduce plastic waste pollution.
Fresh water for showering is provided on board.
Aboard Nataraja, alcoholic drinks are not included. Beers and wines can be purchased on board.
Aboard Senja & Dewata
Aboard Senja and Dewata, beers are included. Wine, spirits and champagne are not.
The selection of fine wines & spirits in Indonesia is limited.
If you wish to enjoy a fine drink on board, we recommend that you bring your own bottle. Corkage fee applies (see T&CS).
1 litre per person is allowed at Indonesia airport customs.
We provide high quality reef-friendly organic toiletries onboard; from Sensatia Botanicals, Segara Naturals and Coco Mama (100% Indonesian, environmentally friendly, sustainable).
Flights to Raja Ampat
Port of Entry
The port of entry for Raja Ampat is Sorong, you will need to fly there to join our cruises.
Flights from Jakarta
We advise you to take a direct flight with Garuda Indonesia (GA-682) or Batik Air (ID-7797).
Flights from Bali
We advise you to take an early flight with Lion Air (JT746 / JT1898) with a layover in Makassar (no direct flight from Bali to Sorong).
Total duration: 6h15
Flights to Komodo
Port of Entry
The port of entry of Komodo National Park is Labuan Bajo, you will need to fly there to join our cruises.
Flights from Jakarta
We advise you to take a direct flight with Garuda Indonesia (GA-452) or Batik Air (ID-6522).
Flights from Bali
We advise you to take a flight with Batik Air (ID-6331 or ID-6333).
Contact our friendly team to help you arrange a private jet transfer.
Hotels in Sorong
Where to stay before a cruise in Raja Ampat
We recommend that you stay at Aston Resort the day before your cruise so you are fully refreshed when you arrive at the boat.
Hotels in Labuan Bajo
Where to stay before a cruise in Komodo National Park
We recommend you to stay at Ayana or Plataran Komodo during your stay.
Crew gratuities are at your discretion – Indonesian standard is between 5% to 10% of the total amount of the cruise.
Payment method available
It is possible to pay by card onboard through payment links in IDR. Kindly note 3% fee will applied for payment by credit card.
What to bring in your suitcase
Items to pack before your cruise with Pacific High
Passport (must be valid for at least six months at the time of travel)
COVID vaccine certificate
Insurance – dive insurance is mandatory for scuba divers. We highly recommend you also have health and travel insurance
Cash in the local currency IDR as well as USD
Plug adaptor depending on the country
Certification cards and logbook– scuba divers
Dive gear if you prefer your own, dive spares e.g dive computer battery
Refillable drinking bottle
Camera, drones are allowed – Park fees may apply.
Clothes – It is very warm all year round in Indonesia but you might want to bring a jacket for chilly flights and for any chilly evenings on board. Rain jacket.
Footwear – you do not have to wear footwear on board. Outside flip-flops are the best. Sport shoes for land excursions
Sun protection – Please bring your own that is Reef Safe
Sun hat and sunglasses
Mosquito repellent – especially for land excursions
Personal hygiene and skincare products including sanitary products for the ladies
Medicine –if you have any medicine that you need to take regularly please bring adequate supply for your whole trip.
Seasickness tablets if required