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Indonesian Helicopter Charter

March was a month of Indonesian helicopter charter here at The Lighthouse Consultancy. No matter who you are, or how often you do it, flying over incredible scenery is always a special experience. The Komodo National Park and the Raja Ampat islands have scenery that is simply breathtaking. With the Indonesian cruising grounds on such a large scale sometimes a helicopter is the only way to fit it all in. With transfer logistics simplified and…


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Lighthouse Testimonials

A significant number of people are involved in making a cruise time frame successful.  Everyone has to  work together to create the best possible experience for the yacht owner, their family or their guests. From our side, permit and documentation procurement start the process. Then when the vessel arrives our general shore support experience takes over, with provisions, bunkers and other logistical requirements all needing attention. When the owner arrives, the focus shifts to exciting…


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Superyacht Report Interview

The Lighthouse Consultancy were proud to be featured in The Superyacht magazine earlier in the year. Have a look at the article by clicking the link below. Super Yachts Report Interview – June 2015


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Eastern Promise

The Lighthouse Consultancy team are based in Indonesia and have been supporting cruising in the country over the past decade. In addition to 360 degree yacht support across Indonesia, the Consultancy also develops personalised itineraries for timeframes throughout the country to truly experience the attractions of the cruising grounds. Here Garry Bevan, a member of the Lighthouse team of cruising guides, describes a week excursion through one of the true wonders of the natural world. Raja Ampat, when translated into English, reads Four…


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Cruising in Raja Ampat

Appropriately known as “The Bird’s Head Peninsula”, due to its uncanny resemblance to a large bird, Indonesia’s West Papua province is home to one of the world’s more unique cruising destinations: “Raja Ampat”. In the 15th century, this area was a part of the Sultanate of Tidore, one of the major powers of the Spice Trade, and a very powerful ruler of the time. In order to solidify his rule in the Papua area, the…


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Cruising in Komodo National Park

Recently recognised as one of the world’s new “Seven Natural Wonders”, the Komodo National Park is one of Indonesia’s most stunning attractions and offers a plethora of activities for the adventurous yacht. Consisting of the three large islands of Komodo, Rinca, and Padar as well as more than 20 smaller islands, the Komodo National Park is spread over an area of 1700 square kilometres of which 600 square kilometres is terrestrial. Due to the world…


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Cruising in Cendrawasih Bay

Indonesia is fast becoming a star attraction for yachts visiting South East Asia, with internationally known destinations such as Raja Ampat and Komodo National Park providing the signature cruising grounds in the area. However, as Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, with over 17,000 islands stretching across almost 5,000 kilometres of ocean, there are many other cruising areas throughout the country still waiting to be explored. The newest “hot spot” to receive international…


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Cruising in Banda Sea

For centuries, the islands of Banda Neira, Lonthor, Ai and most importantly, Run nestled in the Banda Sea in central Maluku, Indonesia, were a blip on the radar of Europeans, as the source of fabled spices, at the time worth more than gold. Arab traders kept the location of these expensive commodities a well-guarded secret. Once the supply was cut off by the emerging Ottoman Empire however, Europeans initiated what is now known as the…