Coralia is a liveaboard that is committed to creating sustainable and unforgettable human–nature experiences while protecting the oceans and developing the local communities. A classic phinisi, it was built in Bira, Sulawesi by the Konjo tribe, who have been building cargo ships for centuries. Blending ancient techniques and wisdom with modern design and safety features, Coralia is one of the few phinisi equipped with two engines.
The Coralia crew uses reef-friendly laundry detergent and bathroom amenities, as well as biodegradable garbage bags; avoids the usage of single-use plastic; and makes a point of employing and training locals on as many jobs as possible.
Aboard Coralia, you will be well taken care of by our dedicated local crew, with a 1:1 staff-guest ratio. Our housekeeping staff will make up your cabin daily and also do a turndown service in the evenings. A laundry service is offered for a small fee.
Coralia’s journeys are led by our very experienced cruise directors, who have been leading liveaboard cruises all over Indonesia for more than 10 years. Captain Hengky from Flores Island has been working at sea since 1995. Since then, Hengky has been a captain on ships all over the world, including Maldives, Fiji, Palau, Yap, and more.
The eight spacious cabins, designed by internationally renowned Deirdre Renniers, offer modern comfort and style while incorporating traditional details. Each non-smoking cabin is air-conditioned and has a spacious private bathroom with warm freshwater showers, towels, and hairdryer. Environmentally friendly natural soap and shower amenities are provided free of charge. In the cabin itself, guests find cozy beds, a sofa, a working desk, and a closet. Additionally, a safety box and regular and USB charging stations provide further comfort.
Our four luxurious master cabins on the main and upper deck each feature a private balcony with a sun chair and outside sofa where guests can indulge in the tropical scenery and never miss a sunrise or sunset.
With Coralia’s length of 48 meters, her decks are spacious and offer plenty of spots to enjoy the view, dine, sunbathe, or simply relax. The sun deck is at the very top, and both the airy main and upper deck features outside dining and plenty of cozy sofas and loungers. Coralia also has an air-conditioned lounge, a restaurant on the main deck, audio/video entertainment, and free Wi-Fi.
Indonesia’s four islands – Salawati, Batanta, Waigeo, and Misool – contain the most coveted diving spectacles in the world. Raja Ampat Misool, in particular, is known for the famed “Magic Mountain,” where, in an extremely rare occurrence, both small and large reef mantas report for parasite cleanings. Virtually untouched by human hands, more world-class drop-off points are teeming with unusual creatures: manta rays, frogfish, blue-ringed octopuses, sea turtles, and ghost pipefish. Whether night, muck, reef or drift scuba diving, travelers can venture back to the same spot multiple times and uncover something extraordinary every time. These unique species can potentially be seen all at once, which only adds to the mysteries of the sea that true divers find peace in exploring. Indonesia is in the middle of the ‘Coral Triangle’ of diversity that extends from Australia to the Philippines and across to Borneo and into the South Pacific. This country is at the core of the ocean’s heart, where the marine variety suggests life in the sea began.