Liveaboard Review

Bulan Purnama - Review 2022

The traditional Bulan Purma phinisi sails to different islands around Indonesia all year round. Thousands of tourists around the world visit this marvelous peninsula to see beautiful oceans views and natural landscapes. This vessel offers snorkeling and cruising adventures that ensure guests to end up with unforgettable memories. It offers different packages for both families and groups of friends. The itinerary includes Bali, Komodo, Moyo, Sangeang, and Lombok. Guests will sail and visit volcanic lakes, waterfalls, stunning white beaches and other destinations that they will surely love. The professional staff and guides on board ensure to give the best service they can offer.

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Many people noted that the liveaboard was like a ship out of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movies once the sails were hoisted.
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    Many people said the boat was clean and in pristine condition.
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    Many people were happy with the land excursions that included trekking up hills, walking on pink beaches and seeing the komodo dragons up close.
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    Divers said it was the best place to snorkel as they got to see mantas, white tip reef sharks, dolphins and sting rays just to mention a few.
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    The food, people and scenery just some of the reasons why many people say they will return.

Things we don't like:

  • check-markA few people claimed that the briefs should have been more detailed and covered what was happening in the day.
  • check-markMany people said they had a difficult adjusting to the altitude of Indonesia.

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Diving on the Bulan Purnama liveaboard in Indonesia

This stylish enchanting vessel has a modern hull design. It is 24.63m/80.80 feet long with a 600 miles cruising range and has all the necessary safety equipment. The unique interiors have a stunning finish from inside and outside of this boat.

Boat Interior

Bulan Purnama can accommodate a total of 12 guests in its three comfortable cabins. The master cabin located on the main deck is suitable for four persons or a family. It has partitions between beds and privacy curtains with a private bathroom. This is the only room that has a TV and DVD player with a selection of the latest movies. There are standard cabins on the lower deck, which are semi-private and have shared bathrooms.

The spacious saloon will take you back in time, and it is perfect for socialization. The A/V entertainment has a collection of movies that kids will surely love. The roomy deck has mattresses, hammocks, and chairs, perfect for viewing the sunrise and sunset. Never miss any social media updates with the free Wi-Fi. Guests can charge their U/W cameras at the charging station.


The scheduled barbecue party offers a variety of appetizing meals. The chef on board prepares delectable local and international dishes in buffet-style meals along with complimentary drinks. Snacks are available throughout the safari, and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Vegan, vegetarian and other specific dietary requirements are available for request upon booking. Booking agents are always on hand to assist you with all your inquiries.

Boat Safety and Activities

This liveaboard has complete boat navigation and safety equipment. Life vests are accessible in any room of this boat. Emergency rafts, first aid kits, satellite phones, and emergency flares are reachable when needed. The crew members are trained in first aid and can readily respond in an emergency.

Snorkeling, kayaking, and stand up paddleboards are some of the activities available at every stop. Different destinations offer unique activities that add more excitement to your holiday.


The friendly staff welcomes guests with cocktails and snacks upon joining aboard. A short introduction and briefing are held to inform about the safety instructions. The itinerary of this cruise includes the magical Flores with sterile lakes and waterfalls. Caves are open to those who want to have more adventures.

Komodo National Park has three significant islands and it’s home to the famous Komodo dragons. There are other species such as the orange-footed scrub fowl, Timor deer and a variety of endemic rats. This park is also rich in marine plants, including mangroves, coral reefs, seamounts, and seagrass beds.

Moyo Island is a peaceful national park that has impressive animals such as the wild oxen, wild boars, deers and a variety of birds.

Gili Islands consist of three small islands with exciting activities. There are dining and partying spots for tourists to enjoy. It has beautiful beaches and welcoming local villagers. The best time to visit is during the dry season from June to August. Guests will surely enjoy every destination included in the itinerary with the help of the professional staff and guides.

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