East Indies Exploration 2017

Departing from Maumere in Flores September 22 for 12 days voyage to Ambon arriving October 3

SeaTrek has teamed up with author and Spice Islands expert Ian Burnet to curate this fascinating look at the colonial history of Indonesia and it’s role in the international spice trade of the 17th century. This 12-day voyage travels in an eastward arc capturing the maritime route of early colonials who traversed the Indonesian waters in search of the precious spices found within this small band of islands. Ian Burnet will lend his expertise and you will be transported back in time as you learn about historic outposts, see the colorful native villages, experience the marketplaces, and smell the aroma of the spice plantations. These unforgettable excursions on land will be matched by those at sea as the Ombak Putih wends her way through stunning volcanic islands with stops at pristine beaches, giving guests ample time to swim and snorkel in some of the richest and most magical waters in the world.


Flores to Ambon

Spice Islands Sailing Adventure 2012

I was there and thrilled with our ‘interesting group’, but I am sure another group who share a spirit of adventure, an interest in the history of the Spice islands and the wish to get off the beaten track will also love it. It was exciting to go to new places, where few tourists have ventured and the lack of hawkers trying to sell you things that is so common in most of Asia was refreshing. The crew on the Ombak Putih were wonderful: helpful getting us in and out of the tenders, good cooks, great entertainers, and also welcomed us back on board with a cool towel and chilled juice. This was a most memorable trip…especially as I took several thousand photos and Yes, I will certainly recommend it to friends. Thanks to Ian for being such a good organiser and host.
— Cathy Morrison

For details and booking please click to go to Sea Trek Sailing Adventures




To see the description and photos of the Spice Islands Sailing Adventures click on SpiceIslandsBlog