3 Days Whaleshark Encounter in Sumbawa

Destination: Sumbawa
Location: Sumbawa Besar
Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
From 170 USD
per trip, per person

Have you ever dreamed of swimming with Whalesharks? Get on this 3-day adventure, open for both private charters and shared trips. The perfect way of exploring the waters of the Saleh Bay in Sumbawa and getting up close with these gentle giants.

Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the ocean, and you won’t believe how huge they are until you’re swimming right next to one! These gentle giants are one of the ocean’s greatest mysteries. They’re always on the move and often dive as deep as 2 kilometers. We still have a lot to learn about their lives and how they breed. Amazingly, they can live to be over 100 years old, which is pretty incredible for such a massive creature!

The Boat

The boat is designed with comfort and convenience in mind, ensuring you have an unforgettable experience. The boat can accommodate up to 8 people. With 2 cozy cabins, each cabin is equipped with 4 bunk beds providing a restful place to relax after a day of exploration.

Imagine jumping into crystal-clear waters and swimming alongside the gentle giants of the ocean. It’s an experience like no other! Their experienced crew ensures a safe and enjoyable experience, providing guidance and support throughout your trip.


Day 1

10.00 – 11.00am Pick Up Airport
11.00 – 12.00pm Lunch Time at Akaya Rooftop Bar
12.00 – 14.30 Transfer to Labuan Jambu
15.00 – 16.30 Sailing to Tanjung Padang Island
16.30 – 18.00 Snorkeling and sunset point at Tanjung Padang Island
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner on the boat
20.00 – 21.30 Sail to Whaleshark spot

Day 2

06.30 – 08.30 Snorkeling with whalesharks
09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 12.00 Snorkeling at Panjang Island
13.00 – 14.00 Sail to Meriam Island
14.00 – 15.30 Snorkeling at Meriam Island
16.00 – 18.00 Sailing back to Labuan Jambu (if you’re lucky you can watch bats)
18.00 – 20.30 Go to Kaloka Hotel Sumbawa Besar by Car (Check in Hotel)
20.30 – 22.00 Dinner at Akaya Rooftop Bar

Day 3

08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
09.30 – 09.40 Drop to Airport

Note: Trip schedule and route is subject to change depending on weather and sea condition.

Price for 3 Days / 2 Nights Trip

Shared Trip

  • IDR 3.650.000 – US$ 225 per person
  • Book for 4 people or more: IDR 2.750.000 – US$ 170 per person

Private Trip

  • Up to 4 people IDR 13.200.000 – US$ 815
  • Additional guest (up to 8) IDR 2.750.000 – US$ 170 per person


  • Transportation to and from hotel / airport
  • Full Packages Meals During Trip (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • 1 night stay onboard
  • 1 night stay at Kaloka Hotel after liveaboard
  • Snack, mineral water, tea and coffee
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Snorkeling guide
  • Entrance and Conservation fee
  • Local fishermen fee
  • Life Vest (12 pcs each boat)
  • Documentation with Go Pro


  • Flight Ticket
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips for the crew

What are you waiting for?! Let’s make your Whaleshark adventure dreams come true, whether you prefer a private trip or a shared trip. Contact us now to check the availability and to book your spot!

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