• Samambaia liveaboard cruising in indonesia
    Samambaia liveaboard Indonesia


MV Samambaia is a 2 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 devices. You can expect the highest standards of comfort and service on this luxury dive vessel. Destinations include stunning Raja Ampat, mythical Komodo, remote Banda sea and paradisiacal Alor. Eco-awareness is our modus operandi.


We welcome 14 guests in 7 unique designed cabins. All have en-suite bathrooms with a rain- and hand shower plus separate washbasin. During your cruise, you will be provided with bio-degradable soaps and towels. There are plenty of storage facilities for all your clothes and personal belongings. To keep cool in the tropical warmth 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 as well as a sofa that is directed to the large windows for a 180-degree view over the ocean. Below deck are 6 deluxe cabins with either a double bed or 2 single beds. Large portholes provide these cabins with fresh air and daylight.


18 friendly and skilled crew members take care of your well-being during the journey. Most of them are multilingual. Communal areas include a restaurant, a cosy lounge with TV and special camera desk. The sundeck on top of the schooner 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 4 meals a day. Breakfast is served before and after the first dive. Enjoy fresh baked bread, pastries, fruits and yoghurts. 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.


The spacious dive deck with fresh water 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 on board. You will be assisted to a tender that brings you to all the nicest diving spots. An experienced guide accompanies small groups. Our trips are snorkeler-friendly!



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Special offers have limited availability, so book early to ensure you do not miss out.
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The prices below are based on 1 person sharing a twin/double cabin. For further information about prices look at the Samambaia pricelist.

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Samambaia Double Cabin
Double Cabin
  • Where: Lower deck
  • Size: 13 square meters
  • Bed: Double bed
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air conditioning: Yes
Samambaia Master Cabin
Master Cabin
  • Where: Main deck
  • Size: 15 square meters
  • Bed: Double bed
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air conditioning: Yes
Samambaia Twin Cabin
Twin Cabin
  • Where: Lower deck
  • Size: 13 square meters
  • Bed: 2 single beds
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air conditioning: Yes


  • 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 litres
  • Fuel capacity: 10000 litres
  • Freshwater maker: 2 x 5000 litres per day

Navigation, Communication And Safety Features

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Searchlight
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares