The Wanua Boats

Wanua Adventure BoatThe boats are wooden boats with two decks, simplec and basic equipped. It is backpacker style and offers not much comfort. Therefore don't expect too much regarding your comfort!

The wooden boats with two decks are equipped with
 * life jackets
 * radio
 * one or two life rafts depending on the size of the boat
 * matresses, blankets and pillows
 * snorkeling gears for sharing (masks and snorkels, no fins)
 * fresh water for taking a traditional shower
 * kitchen
 * storage room for the luggage
 * a toilette to share

The boats are simple and clean for Indonesian conditions.  Sleeping is on about 8 cm high mattresses on the upper deck. There are no chairs and tables on the boat. One has to sit on the floor on a carpet. During the trip your luggage gets stored under the first deck.

Boat Data:

Length      : 18 to 20 m depending on the boat used
Width        : 3.5 m to 4.5 m depending on the boat we use
Engine       : Yanmar 24 hp to 30 hp
Sail            : only to help the engine
Crew          : 5 to 6 persons
Capacity     : 22 to 35 to people

Boat Facilities
The boat is not luxury! It is a local basic buginese wooden boat, basic equipped without much comfort. Backpacker style for low budget travelers! Fresh water to take a shower is limited. Radio communication is available on board. Life jackets are provided. For noise sensitive travelers the sound of the engines might disturb your sleep in case the boat travels during the night or early morning. Nevertheless it is a great adventure for an affordable price for a four day journey and the listed service.

wanua cabin 400Cabin
Some boats have one to two cabins. They are very simple and only offer space for a double mattress. The advantage is that you have more privacy. The disadvantage it might be hot in the cabin and you also hear the engine of the boat during the night.

wanua adventure tour

I traveled with Wanua the route Flores to Lombok. I was lucky that I didn't do the tour the other way around as I have been told from guests in Labuan Bajo who just came from Lombok that the boat was totally packed. In our group we were only 10 people. A nice and small and international group. Yes the boat is simple and nothing for spoiled travelers. But we had always a lot of fun, saw many attr...
Me and my boyfriend went with Wanua Adventure from Lombok to Flores. We didn't expect much service for that low price and were prepared to travel for four days in very basic conditions. The boat was almost fully booked and we had such a fun with all the travelers that we didn't realised anymore that we travel without much comfort. Some of the travelers we met already in Gili Trawangan. We snor...
An enjoyable adventure tour from Flores to Lombok for a low budget.