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Royal Fortuna

Get away from the daily hectic routine and conceal yourself in a peaceful and pleasant part of the Indonesian sea, above and underwater with the alluring liveaboard Royal Fortuna. It is specially designed to provide cruises to the areas where large boats cannot reach. The access to those remote locations has made Royal Fortuna one of the best wooden schooners of its type. Komodo and the surrounding islands are the main itineraries of the traditional liveaboard. You can explore the untouched islands, white and pink sand beaches, unique shore breaks and corals. The astonishing views of the natural landscapes will strengthen the inner peace of the travelers of Royal Fortuna.

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Royal Fortuna Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Royal Fortuna Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

The Royal Fortuna liveaboard, Indonesia
Royal Fortuna Liveaboard
Good Liveaboard

4 reasons to dive

  • Many people were happy with the land excursions that resulted in seeing Komodo dragons, monkeys, deer and turtles.
  • Several divers commended the cleanliness of the crew everything was always spotless at any given time.
  • Many divers said that the refreshments after the dives were well received and much appreciated.
  • Some people said they loved the view that the cabins offered and this added another dimension to the cruse.

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • A couple of people noted that the water was murky at some spots and visibility was an issue.
  • A couple of people of claimed that the engine was to noisy on the lower decks as it was running at night.

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2017
Max divers 10
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. No
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
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    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 


  • Built by the Konjo tribe from Sulawesi
  • Operated by the expert crew
  • Wooden phinisi with a traditional design
  • Cruise at a speed of 10 knots/hour and a maximum 14 knots/hour
  • Scrumptious delicacies served in buffet style
  • Snacks and a variety of beverages
  • Capacity to host 11 guests in 5 spacious cabins
  • Shared bathrooms, storage area, spacious beds and modern lightening in cabins
  • Activities include land excursions, surfing, snorkeling, and much more
  • Explore the beauty of Komodo and the ravishing archipelago
  • Trekking with Komodo dragons at Komodo National Park
  • Swimming with turtles, manta rays, sharks and other large pelagic will give you a thrilling experience


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Description and details

Diving on the Royal Fortuna in Indonesia

Royal Fortuna – discover the pristine beaches and immaculate surf breaks

The traditional wooden liveaboard was built by the famous Konjo tribe from Sulawesi. It was presented to the Indonesian sea in 2012 and was completely renovated in 2017 at her home, Labuan Bajo. It cruises at a speed of 10 knots/hour and reaches a top speed of 14 knots/hour. The elegant phinisi is 29 meters (approx. 95 feet) long and can host 11 guests in 5 modish cabins. During the diving adventure with Royal Fortuna, you can explore the large manta rays at Manta, large flesh-eating lizards Komodo dragons at Komodo National Park, and plenty of land excursions where you can enjoy the live barbecues. It is a perfectly designed beauty, floating in the turquoise waters and is the ideal choice for budget planners.

Boat Interior – traditional phinisi upgraded with ultra-modern technologies

In the year 2017, the ergonomic wooden yacht was completely refurbished with modern features and an epitome interior. There are 5 spacious cabins which can allow 11 guests to enjoy a comfortable stay throughout the trip. All these cabins are commodious and have ample space to keep the belongings have fans, a stylish and bright lightening system, and shared bathrooms. These cabins are located on the main and lower deck. The communal space includes the space at the main deck, indoor dining room and panoramic area with al fresco dining table. The sun deck is open and wide for sun lovers who want to enjoy a peaceful environment.

Deck Area – safe diving and fun-filled vacation onboard

The guests of Royal Fortuna are treated with royal services, just like its name. Superior services are provided without neglecting the performance of the liveaboard. Whether it’s diving, food, room service or activities for non-divers. Everything onboard is just beyond perfection. The main deck is the fulcrum of the yacht where the divers can have a chat and exchange their views. There is also rental equipment available. The large sun deck has plenty of sun lounges and bean bags where the divers can relax after an action-filled dive. Night owls are often found on the sundeck gazing at the clean dark sky with the starling effect.

Food and Entertainment

The efficient crew is selected from experienced people. The cruise director is there to arrange the day-to-day activities which include snorkeling, beach excursion or it is planned according to the wish of the guests onboard. You can surf in the vigorous wave breaks or can enjoy the dive in the crystal-clear water where the instructors are vigilant and alert to dig you out of the water right at the moment you want. After the fun-filled activities, you are spoiled by the delicious food prepared by the expert chef. You can enjoy local specialties and international cuisines prepared in a neat and hygienic environment.

When to go

Explore the pristine locations and beautiful archipelago in the Indonesian sea with the modern phinisi Royal Fortuna. You can plan an intimate action-packed dive cruise adventure with your close friends or family in any month of the year according to your feasibility.

Boat features
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Charging stations
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck

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