August 19 – 26, 2023

Set sail with Malaka aboard the newest addition to the Aqua Expeditions fleet: Aqua Blu sailing from Bali to Komodo. With only 15 Suites, The Hilton’s have chartered this luxurious yacht for ATInsiders to experience this wild and stunningly beautiful region of the world.

Throughout this private charter, ATInsiders will enjoy an in-depth exploration of the legendary Komodo National Park and Moyo Island of East Indonesia.

Call 1.888.722.3401 for most accurate pricing & availability (scroll down for journey details)

This departure is by-invitation only as part of our exclusive loyalty club, VIPLane. Have questions about whether you qualify for this program? Click here to learn more or email us at to inquire about this journey.

Embarkation: Bali

August 19, 2023 – Arrive at Bali to a warm welcome. Board Aqua Blu and cruise to Moyo Island as the sun sets

August 20, 2023 – Arrive in Moyo, a remote hilly island with a handful of fishing villages. Discover wildlife en route to the spectacular waterfall at the center of the island and snorkel at the shallow Angel Reefs for an unforgettable experience.

Moyo Island Waterfall, Indonesia

August 21, 2023 – Depart early in the morning for Saleh Bay. On arrival, prepare for an up-close encounter with friendly whale sharks while guided by Conservation International Rangers. In the evening, witness a dramatic flight of the fruit bats at Sattonda.

Aboard Aqua Blu

With a grand legacy as the former British Naval Explorer HMS Beagle and later as the private yacht of a European aristocratic family, Aqua Blu is a compelling maritime statement. A 2019 refurbishment overseen by Dutch yacht design maestro Cor D. Rover brings the vessel to world-class cruising specifications. Guests can expect to embrace an distinguished sense of history and seafaring evolution when they set foot on this one-of-a-kind cruise ship.

Inside the five-deck, 15-suite Aqua Blu, Cor has tastefully paired a brass-and-ivory interior theme with generous and inviting indoor and outdoor social spaces, including a sun deck.

August 22, 2023 – Gili Banta – West Komodo Enjoy a spectacular sunrise and breakfast with Sangeang volcano as the backdrop and arrive at Gili Banta, a remote haven for beachlovers, snorkelers and divers (dive sites such as Star Wars and K2 are among the world’s best) alike. Or hike the Eastern Ridge for stunning views.

In the afternoon, sail to nearby West Komodo to encounter Komodo Dragons in the wild

August 23, 2023 – Linta Strait – Padar

In the morning discover Linta Strait, a world famous spot for drift snorkeling and diving. Large pelagics fish are very common as well as manta rays, giant trevallies and big school of barracuda.

In the afternoon, arrive at the picturesque Padar Island. Hike up the savannah hill for iconic views before a sunset cocktail on the beach.

August 24, 2023 – Horseshoe Bay – Pink Beach – After a morning sailing through a spectacular sea passage, arrive in Horseshoe Bay, a dramatic curvature of land that is the remains of an ancient volcano caldera. Visit sea eagles’ and Komodo dragon’s favourite haunts aboard Aqua Blu’s skiffs or choose to dive or swim.

In the late afternoon, the iconic Pink Beach awaits. Trek, witness the flight of bats or visit the local village. Or simply relax on the beach.

Horseshoe Bay – Pink Beach

August 25, 2023 – Rinca – Gili Lawa Laut – Discover Komodo National Park’s largest Komodo Dragon population on land at Rinca before sailing to Gili Lawa Laut, an islet that features expansive beaches and shallow reefs for kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding. Meanwhile, diving and snorkeling spots that offer the chance to spot turtles.

Gili Lawa Laut, Indonesia

August 26, 2023 – Depart Gili Lawa Daut anchorage for Labuan Bajo and disembark for your outbound flight.

Call Isabelle Finly at 941-951-1801 at extension 105 now to reserve your space on this unique journey today! You may e-mail at

Cost starting from $8,715 per person in a CAT III

  • Category I $12,355 Per adult
  • Category II $11,130 Per adult
  • Category III $8,715 Per adult

For most accurate rates & cabin availability, please call our office. Please note: this departure has very limited space, book early to avoid disappointment.

A $250 per person Admiral Travel booking fee will apply (VIPLane members complimentary). 7 year age minimum.

  • 25% deposit required to confirm
  • Second 25% deposit due 31 March 2022
  • Final Payment: 1 May 2023

All payments non-refundable


  • All meals while onboard
  • Beverages non-alcoholic, premium wines and beer
  • Laundry
  • Group transfers to/from vessels on recommended flights #
  • Internet with limited connection
  • All excursions
  • Snorkelling equipment and wet suits
  • Scuba diving
  • All available non-motorized water sports


  • All air tickets
  • Visas
  • Private transfers
  • Spa services
  • Boutique purchases
  • Guide and crew gratuities

*Scuba Diving is limited to certified divers only

Cabin category options:

CAT III: 14 SQM / 146 – 154 SQF, Twin bed only, With portholes

CAT II: 24 SQM / 258 – 263 SQF, Double or Triple, With windows

CAT I: 25 – 34 SQM / 269 – 363 SQF, Double, Twin or Triple, With windows or portholes


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  • If minimum numbers are not met for a hosted departure, prices are subject to change / increase to confirm same program on a private basis
  • Founder’s Journey will always be priced at or below published rates, but never higher.
  • Travel with like-minded individuals on these exclusive departures.
  • Enjoy a welcome cocktail party to meet your fellow travelers.
  • A hosted dinner will be offered during one night of the trip with the Hiltons.
  • On many occasions, optional shore events are offered as an option that only our group is invited to join.
  • Special global relationships that the Hiltons have formed over the years will allow you privileged access opportunities.
  • Trips are offered well in advance to give ample time for your future planning.
  • Minimum numbers must be met in order for the Hiltons to host the journey.
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