Life on Board
Bidadari is an excellent example of a traditional wooden Phinisi schooner and we invite you to share her character and charm. With cosy and functional cabins and many deck areas to enjoy we guarantee the days and nights will pass all too quickly.
Relaxing, low key, laid back and stress free. You can do as much or as little as you want, meals are informal as is your daily routine. As a working ship you will understand the crew will work around you so that the days float seamlessly past.
Life on Board is an experience that you never forget. We offer cruises to Bali, The Gillis, Lombok, Banda Islands, Satonda Island, MOYO Island, Komodo, Flores to Ambon and Raja Ampat. Charter cruise opportunities for small and large groups throughout Indonesia.
Imagine, given the wonderful locations we travel, your days will be full of swimming, snorkelling, paddling our sea kayaks, filling up your cameras memory cards, lounging around on our ample deck space not to forget opportunities for land and sea exploration… and did we mention adventures?
Bidadari has recently undergone a major refit and we welcome you aboard to share the facilities with us.
On the lower deck you will find six cosy cabins off a central passageway. All the fully air conditioned cabins have a double bed and 4 have an overhead bunk. Each cabin has a small and functional ensuite. As luggage storage is limited please minimise the amount of luggage you bring with you.
We believe good food is an essential element of a great cruise. You will enjoy a variety of healthy meals based on a mixture of Indonesian, Asian and European cuisine freshly prepared by our on board chef. Where possible we will purchase food from local villages on the islands we visit. As you could imagine fresh seafood will be a major component of our menu. Please advise us when you book if you have any special dietary requirements.
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Aboard K M Bidadari
Bidadari consists of 4 decks and this is one of the main reasons we chose this wonderful boat. The main deck consists of open deck area, dive station, saloon and kitchen. The saloon and lounge is fully air-conditioned and allows for informal meals and an enclosed space for relaxing. The front upper deck contains a large and comfortable seating area in front of the bridge.
This is where we have dinner and again plenty of room to sit, relax and watch the world pass by. On the lower deck are the guest’s cabins, which are all air-conditioned and have a small but functional en-suite. The top deck above the bridge area is another open and spacious area where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful sunsets and evening stars.
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On Board Activities
On Board Activities
With each day bringing new adventures there will be no shortage of activities to keep you busy. It’s your cruise so you can do as much or as little as you choose. We love Bidadari because of the extensive deck areas, which are yours to use to sit and relax or swing in one of our hammocks. Obviously water activities play a large part in your cruise; whether it’s diving, snorkelling or a gentle kayak paddle to explore the local area, the choice is yours. As you would expect we go ashore to explore whenever we can and each stop will provide many and varied experiences.
You will understand we take safety seriously. Soon after arrival we will take you through a detailed safety briefing to familiarise you with our safety features and procedures. We require life jackets being worn during all water based activities and boat transfers. We carry a fully stocked first aid kit, required safety equipment and satellite phone. Our on board safety standards and equipment exceed those required by the local maritime authorities.
Boat Deck Plan
Boat Deck Plan
K M Bidadari is a wonderful example of the classic Phinisi wooden schooner.
Our ship, KM Bidadari holds 6 guest cabin, 4 deluxe and 2 ‘master’ cabin
Flag : Indonesian
Classification: Motor Vessel / 2 mast phinisi type sail vessel
Place & Year built Bima, by South Celebes boat builders 1996
Length overall: 37.00 meters / 123.58 feet
Length over deck: 29 meters / 96.86 feet
Length over waterline: 25.00 meters / 83.50 feet
Beam: 7.5 meters / 25.05 feet
Draft: 2.60 meters / 8.68 feet
Deck: 3 decks (dive deck, main deck, sundeck)
Rig: Gaff Rigged Hetch, Sails & Sail area 7. Total, Approx. 370 m2
Number of cabins: 6 (six) (Private Air-condition unit, shower, hot &cold water, private facilities of which 4 cabins have double lower beds and an upper single bunk bed) for families can be used as a triple Saloon and dining room located on main deck air conditioned, entertainment 21” TV & DVD player, small Library and bar Upper deck Sun deck with deck chairs
Number of passengers: 14 maximum Number of Crew: 14
Main Engine: HIN 394 HP (8 cylinder V), overhauled October 2014
Generators: 2 (two) Forton @ 20 KVA each, new NOV 2014
Average Speed 7 – 9 knots
Navigational equipments: – GPS Koden KGP-98, 1 (one) Icom Radar, VHF, HF & SSB Radio
– Depth Sounder / Fish finder Furuno FCV-668, Compass & Epirb
Dingy 2 Fiber glass boats @40HP Yamaha outboard motor
1 (one) 25 HP fiberglass chase boat
Safety Equipments: 2 life rafts @ 15 persons, life jackets, fire extinguishers