Samambaia liveaboard is a two-masted wooden Phinisi schooner with a length of 40- and a beam of 9 meters. Her maiden journey was in November 2015.

This liveaboard is well equipped with every thinkable modern safety- and navigation device. You can expect the highest standards of comfort and service on this luxury, world-class sailing vessel.

Destinations include stunning Raja Ampat, mythical Komodo, remote Banda islands, and paradisiacal Alor. Eco-awareness is our modus operandi.


Samambaia liveaboard welcomes 14 guests in 7 uniquely designed cabins. All have en-suite bathrooms with a rain- and hand shower plus separate washbasin.

During your cruise, we will provide you with biodegradable soaps and towels. There are plenty of storage facilities for all your clothes and personal belongings.

Samambaia liveaboard has individual air conditioning in each cabin. You can charge your phones and cameras on European 220-volt outlets.

On the main deck is the master cabin that covers the whole width of the stern. It has a king-size bed and a sofa directed to the large windows for a 180-degree view of the ocean.

Below the deck is six deluxe cabins with either a double bed or two single beds. Large portholes provide these cabins with fresh air and daylight.



Room size: 13 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double or 2 Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Master Cabin

Master Cabin

Room size: 15 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: King
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:


Eighteen friendly and skilled crew members take care of your well-being during the liveaboard dive vacation. Most of them are multilingual.

Communal areas include a restaurant, a cozy lounge with a TV, and a unique camera desk.

The sun deck on top of SY Samambaia has comfortable loungers and a canopy for those who prefer the shade. After a full day of activities, we offer relaxing spa treatments.


Samambaia liveaboard provides her guests with four meals a day. Breakfast is served before and after the first dive. Enjoy fresh-baked bread, pastries, fruits, and yogurts.

Lunch and dinner are a choice of Indonesian and western cuisine. Our chef prepares his delicious plates using fresh ingredients such as seafood derived from sustainable sources.


During a Samambaia liveaboard dive trip, the professional cruise director and dive guides will take you scuba diving around the crystal clear waters of Indonesia. The dive sites have an abundance of marine life, with every destination a specific highlight. On each dive safari, night diving is part of the itinerary and not to be missed.

The spacious dive deck with freshwater showers and rinse tanks is situated at the bow. Each diver can choose to dive with either air or nitrox. Several dive courses are available onboard.

The crew will assist you to a tender that brings you to all the most excellent diving spots. An experienced guide accompanies small groups. Our trips are snorkeler-friendly!


Year built: 2015

Length: 34

Beam: 9

Top speed: 12

Cruising speed: 9

Engines: Yanmar Marine Turbo 500 hp

Max guests: 14

Number of cabins: 7

Number of bathrooms: 7

Tenders: 2 x 6.5 m fibreglass tenders with 2 x 40 hp

Water capacity: 10000 liters

Fuel capacity: 10000 liters

Freshwater maker: 2 x 5000 liters per day



 Depth Sounder



 E.P.I.R.B. Distress System

 Emergency Rafts

 Life Vests

 Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers


 First Aid Kits

 Satellite & mobile phones

 Bilge pump alarm


 Engine room CCTV

 Crew trained in first aid

 Emergency flares

Rated 4.5 out of 5
4.5 out of 5 stars (based on 2 reviews)

Samambaia liveaboard is a luxury wooden phinisi that provides dive safaris to the best diving destinations around Indonesia.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Nitrox Course, Scuba Diving Courses, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Snorkeling Guide, Wakeboarding, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (100-150 USD per trip), Port Fees (75 USD per trip), Visas, and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities (20 USD per day), Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Snorkel Gear, Laundry / Pressing Services, Massage (500,000 IDR).


Raja Ampat Cruise

Rated 5 out of 5
25 April 2019

Great liveaboard with high standards of service. Delicious food.

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Beautiful liveaboard

Rated 4 out of 5
14 January 2019

The boat is beautiful and spacious. The crew is nice and you can feel, that the people who built the boat are within the crew. As for the dive guides, they are friendly and aware of the environment. There is no reason I would not recommend this boat.

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