Sea Kayaking In The Komodo National Park
Everyone knows that diving and snorkeling are a must while visiting the Komodo National Park. But you could also try a fun and exciting activity that won’t require you to be fully submerged underwater; sea kayaking!
There are a few options; hire a kayak in Labuan Bajo and take it with you on a local boat to Rinca Island where you could spend the night at the ranger station and explore the surrounding bays. Another more exciting option would be to join a dive boat for a day out and paddle along while the divers are busy exploring the underwater world. If you’ve bought a tour package, ask your tour operator if sea kayaking is available.
If you do decide to explore the Komodo National Park by kayaking, you can get up close to Flores’s beautiful marine creatures without going completely underwater. If you are very lucky, you may even spot a dugong. They have been spotted around Karang Makassar but they are rare, shy and very hard to find. If you really want to see a dugong, contact a local fisherman in Komodo Island, Rinca Island or Papagarang Village who would be able to direct you the best locations to spot these wild and beautiful underwater creatures for a fair price.
- The underwater currents around the islands can be quite tricky to manage, so make sure you to seek the company of a professional guide
- Don’t forget to bring plenty of water, sun cream, and a sunhat
- Under no circumstances should you touch, capture or disturb the wild animals in the Komodo National Park during your excursion
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