Snorkeling Expedition to Wakatobi

Yacht-Based Adventure in Indonesia’s famed Coral Triangle with Andrea Duggan or Wendy Brown

Trip Level

This trip is rated Level 3 (Moderate) according to our trip grading system. You need to be comfortable snorkeling in a variety of conditions, including drift snorkels and occasionally against strong currents. While snorkeling is usually at your own pace, it is sometimes necessary to be able to keep up with the group.

Average Day
• 4-6 hours snorkeling
• 2-3 hours sailing


In Wakatobi, the climate is tropical but drier than in other parts of Indonesia, and the location is nicely protected by the surrounding reefs and islands. Generally speaking, there are two seasons: easterly winds from June to October, and westerly winds between December and April. The air temperature is warm to hot, ranging between 79F and 86F. Humidity is about 75% to 85%. Water temperature in September is between 78F and 81F, and from November to March ranges between 82F to 85F. That water temperature range is ideal for coral growth and there is currently no coral bleaching. Underwater visibility averages about 100 feet. There are no rivers or lakes bringing sediments, therefore visibility is not affected by rain.


The boat has an experienced on-board chef and team. Breakfast and lunch are usually served on the aft deck, and in between snorkeling sessions, hot drinks and snacks are available. Dinner is served in the salon. There are a la carte menus for lunch and dinner, a combination of Indonesian specialties and Western favorites. A selection of wines and spirits are available as well as soft drinks and juices.


During the snorkel excursions, we will take a small dinghy or skiff to each site. It will always stay with the group so that you can return to the boat at any time.

Medical Attention and Evacuation in Remote Destinations

The Wakatobi journey takes place in an extremely remote and uninhabited archipelago in the Pacific. In the case of serious illness or injury, medical attention and swift evacuation are not available. Once we sail from the Wakatobi Resort, we are far away from towns and medical facilities. In the case of serious illness or injury, we will make every effort to reach medical facilities as soon as possible, but be aware that it may take the boat days to return to the Wakatobi Resort. If you have health or medical issues of concern, please discuss them with your physician before considering this trip.


We strongly recommend you bring your own good quality, well-fitted equipment with you, including mask, snorkel, and fins. Try out your gear in a swimming pool before you go to make sure that it works for you and is comfortable.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.


We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.