FAQ

Everything you need to know about Alba Cruise and it's packages.

Alba Cruise

In Alba Cruise, providing excellent customer service with professionalism is the very core of our business. No single doubt about that. Alba Cruise has been operating in Labuan Bajo 2016. Despite our relative short operation period, we have managed to serve more than 11,000 passengers from over 80 countries, becoming Leisure Company with the highest growth rate in the region. On top of that, Alba Cruise is the only cruise company in Labuan Bajo who stays true to its Daily Departure Guaranteed slogan. Our Daily Trips program will still depart even with only one passenger onboard!

So you have decided to come visiting this Land of Pristine Beauty. And soon you will be facing a very common question. What option should we take to visit all these beautiful islands? Should we choose a “normal” wooden boat, staying overnight at boat, or take a speed boat trip? Well, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, the fact is that speed boat is 4 x faster than wooden boat. Faster means you could reach more destinations within the same period of time. We’re sure you do not come from faraway land just to spend your precious time floating on the sea instead of doing the real activity on the destination spot. Thanks to our pioneering Daily Trips programs, taking a speed boat trip is far cheaper now. No longer must you charter the whole boat for only two or three persons. Even a solo traveler may enjoy the guaranteed-departing speed boat trip with Alba Cruise now.

Sunset Cruise

Yes, it is. However, on certain days when some or all of our speed boats would be used for charter program or during maintenance period, the Sunset Cruise may not be available. Please contact us to check availability.

The Sunset Cruise price is Rp 1,100,000 per person. It includes 3 times snack, 2 bottles of mineral water, soft drink or beer, onboard tour guide, snorkeling set, and free pick-up/drop-off service the price does not include entrance fee to Komodo National Park and ranger fee. Children under the age of 6 (six) are free of charge.

As a rough guidance, you should expect to spend 1,5 hours on Rinca Island, 30 minutes on Menjerite, 1 hour in Kelor Island, 1,5 hours on Flying Fox Island. Again, time may vary depending on many factors, mainly the weather and the number of passenger.

This trip is a brand new trip with the first pontoon cruise series in Indonesia, Alba Pontoon. We believe this to be a new way of tour in Labuan Bajo renewing our well-known package, Full Day Trip. Sunset Cruise goes to 4 (four) destinations within one day, starting from Rinca Island, Menjerite, Kelor Island, and Flying Fox Island. The trip starts at 12 pm and finishes at 7 pm. Length of the trip may vary, depending mainly on the weather and the number of passenger.

Morning Cruise

The Morning Cruise price is Rp 700,000 per person. It includes 1 time lunch, 1 time snack, freeflow mineral water, onboard tour guide, snorkeling set, and free pick-up/drop-off service the price does not include entrance fee to Komodo National Park and ranger fee. Children under the age of 6 (six) are free of charge.

As a rough guidance, you should expect to spend 1,5 hours on Padar Island, 1,5 hours on Kanawa Island. Again, time may vary depending on many factors, mainly the weather and the number of passenger.

This trip is a brand new trip after we renewing our package. Morning Cruise goes to 2 (two) marvelous destinations, starting from Padar Island to Kanawa Island. The trip starts at 6.30 am and finishes at 11 am. Length of the trip may vary, depending mainly on the weather and the number of passenger.

Booking our daily trips

It will be better to pay in advance due to limited seats available. Just book via this website, after communication via email, we will reserve our seats for you on your preferred date. You may also pay us at our Office in L Bajo Hotel 2nd Floor, or directly at the harbor in the morning before departure, even so, we would appreciate it if you could confirm your arrival in Labuan Bajo at our Sales Counter in the Komodo Airport.

As amazing as it sounds, the answer is yes. Sunset cruise is guaranteed, as long as we have one passenger that has booked the program, we will depart on schedule. So please rest assured that you are completely in control of your holiday schedule in Labuan Bajo by booking our Daily Trips program.

Roughly speaking, for foreigner, entrance fee to Komodo National Park and ranger fee is approximately Rp 250,000 per person on weekday and Rp 350,000 per person on weekend and national holiday. KITAS (Temporary Residence Permit) is not valid here. For Indonesian citizen, the price is much lower at Rp 70,000 per person on both weekday and weekend. You pay the entrance fee to Komodo National Park and the ranger fee in their office, either on Komodo Island or Rinca Island. You pay directly to the National Park, not to Alba Cruise. And their office only accepts payment by Indonesian rupiah cash. So, be prepared to bring enough cash. No ATM on both islands, no credit card payment, only hard cash, Indonesian Rupiah cash.

Onboard tour guide

You should bring your own swimming suit, wet suit, towel, sunblock, personal needs, etc. We also recommend that you wear trekking shoes or any kind of sport shoes during the trekking on Padar Island (in Morning Cruise) and Kelor Island (in Sunset Cruise).

We do stock snorkeling set (masker and snorkel) in our speed boats for free use by our passenger. Any passenger wishing to use them would have to register onboard, assisted by our guide. Please note that any loss or damage caused by passenger will be charged according to replacement rate. For passenger wishing to use fin, please mention in advance as we do not stock them onboard. Availability of the fin is not guaranteed, so we strongly recommend you to bring your own.

The Pick-up and drop-off service

Pick-up and drop-off from/to any hotel in Labuan Bajo area to/from our private jetty are free of charge. Never underestimate it. There is neither meter taxi nor online taxi service in Labuan Bajo. How much you pay will depend on how good you negotiate with a car driver, if you can find any, especially the one who is willing to pick you up so early in the morning. There are several resort in the surrounding islands of Labuan Bajo, mainly Angel Island Resort and Seraya Resort. We provide pick-up and drop-off to/from these resorts with additional charges for a minimum of 2 passengers.

We have a limited number of cars to pick-up all the passengers from many hotels. More often than not, a car has to pick up passengers from two or three hotels. While most passengers would have been ready in their respective hotel’s lobby, some of them simply not, and this usually delays pick-up for passenger staying in the next hotel. Just be patient and trust us, we try our best to make sure our cars will be there to pick you up on time.

The Meal

Yes, you can. Please tick the kids meal box in the booking form and then fill the number of the requested meal. Note that kids meal is not the same with baby food. We do not provide baby food onboard. If you bring along your baby in the trip, please bring your own baby food. Kids meal is more suitable for children under the age of 6 (six).

Unfortunately no. You can always ask your hotel staff the night before to prepare breakfast box for you before the scheduled pick-up time for the Full Day Trip, as most hotel restaurant do not open before 6 am.

Charter

Yes, you need to. Chartering our speed boat means we cannot use it for our regular Daily Trips on that day, so we need a security guarantee from you. A down payment of 50 (fifty) % is necessary to charter our speed boat. Payment can be made via transfer to our bank account or other methods.

Chartering our speed boats is very easy. By booking directly with us, you will save a lot of money otherwise unnecessarily paid to middlemen. Please visit our Charter section and complete the inquiry form. We will reply in the shortest time possible.

Yes, you could. You are free to choose your own destinations during your charter time. However, we suggest that you consult with us in advance, as there are certain rules about the sea routes that you may not aware of. In addition, people tend to request to visit as many destinations as they wish, which is not advisable, since it greatly reduces your leisure time in each spot. Generally speaking, do not wish to visit more than 5 (five) destinations within a single day.