Calico Jack

Operates in: Raja Ampat

Calico Jack is a wooden schooner made by the Budgies wooden shipbuilders, mixing the ancient traditions and the new. From the outside, Calico Jack looks like a traditional boat. However, on the inside, you’ll find modern comfort.

About Calico Jack

Calico Jack is a traditional schooner boat that is home to a crew of Budgies’ descendant, Indonesia’s original sailors and shipbuilders. You can be sure you’ll have an authentic trip and be immersed in Indonesian culture. The crew knows Indonesia like the back of their hand and are always happy to share facts about their country.

This boat is the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. It can accommodate 10 people in 5 cabins and the communal areas include a spacious kitchen, an expansive outdoor dining area, a saloon, a diving platform, and a sundeck terrace with sunbeds. The lounge area encourages socializing, while bean bags offer the perfect spot for relaxation between meals and dives.

Indulging in the cuisine aboard is an experience in itself. The talented chef Yono prepares delectable Asian fusion and international dishes daily. Expect a variety of healthy and mouth-watering meals, including three-course gourmet dinners and their signature beachside barbecues under the stars.

The Cabins

Calico Jack has a maximum capacity of 10 guests. You can choose between 5 cabins that all have:

  • Private en-suite bathrooms
  • Hot showers
  • Air conditioning
  • Individual fans
  • Towels and toiletries

2 Double Bed Cabins

2 Double or Twin Bed Cabins

1 Twin Cabin

The Diving Experience On Board

Enjoy the service-oriented approach of Calico Jack with a 1:5 professional guide to divers and expert advices from the dive instructor. Furthermore, this liveaboard is non-divers friendly. You’ll find on board several activities like snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding.

The Itineraries of Calico Jack

Raja Ampat – October to June

At this time of year, Calico Jack only schedules trips to Raja Ampat. You’ll be sailing accross the national park, exploring its protected Misool regions and the famous Dampier Strait around Waigeo

Cenderawasih Bay – August to September

From August to September, the liveaboard travels through Cenderawasih Bay, known for its unique species, WW2 wrecks, and the opportunity to swim with gentle whale sharks.

Triton Bay – October Only

In October, their itineraries extend to Triton Bay, an emerging destination boasting stunning soft corals, abundant marine life, and migrating whale sharks.

What’s Included

  • Car transfer to/from Airport/Hotel
  • Full board accommodation
  • 3 meals/day, snacks and soft drinks
  • Dive Guides
  • 3 or 4 dives/day + alternating additional night dives
  • Fishing equipment where allowed
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Sup Paddle Boards
  • Kayaks
  • Emergency breathing oxygen
  • Standard medical supplies
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Daily house keeping
  • Full crew with planned itinerary

What’s Excluded

  • Park and port fees $250
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry services
  • Domestic, visa fees and airport taxes
  • Dive equipment rental and courses onboard
  • Massage
  • Crew gratuities

Contact us now for more information and to book your spot!

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Boat Specifications

  • Cruising speed: 7-8 knots top speed 12 knots
  • Engines: 2 x 220 Hp Mitsubishi diesel
  • Fresh water maker: 5 tonnes per day
  • Fresh water storage: 5 tonnes
  • Voltage: 12v and 220v throughout
  • Max total passengers: 10
  • Crew: 8 + 2 Dive guides + 1 Cruise director
  • Length (LOA): 30 m (98ft)
  • Keel: 15 m (45ft)
  • Beam: 7m (20ft)
  • Mast(s): 2 x 20 m (60ft)
  • Sail area: 300 m2 (900ft2)
  • Tonnage: 90 tonnes
  • Draught: 2.5 m (8ft)

Navigation & Safety

  • 2 x Life raft: cap. 20 + pax
  • Life jacket(s): 20
  • Life ring buoy(s) x 5
  • Fire extinguishers x 12
  • EPIRB
  • Flares
  • Oxygen tanks
  • First Aid medical supplies
  • Satellite phone

Diving Gear

  • BCDs
  • Regulators
  • Wet suits in all sizes
  • Diving Fins with Booties
  • Dive Computers
  • Dive torches
  • Dive hooks
  • SMBs
  • 20 x dive tanks
  • 3 x compressors
  • Nitrox equipment
  • Oxygen

Facilities

  • Electric sockets CEE 7 standards: 220 Volt
  • Projector screen
  • Wi-Fi booster
  • Sound system with WiFi connection
  • Board games
  • Library
  • Cushions/Bean bags/Hammocks
  • Sun beds x 4
  • 8 person rattan lounge
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Equipment for BBQ

Equipment

  • SUP Boards X 2
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Kayaks double X 2

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