A Guide to Navigating the Regulations of Komodo National Park

Navigating the Regulations of Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park is a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site with stunning landscapes, diverse marine life, and iconic Komodo dragons. As you embark on a fascinating journey with Samara Liveaboard, it is essential to be aware of the regulations in place to ensure the preservation and protection of this natural wonder.

Understanding and respecting these regulations will not only enhance your experience but also contribute to the long-term sustainability of the park. Join us as we guide you through the important regulations of Komodo National Park, ensuring a responsible and enjoyable journey.

Entrance Fee
To enter Komodo National Park, all visitors are required to pay an entrance fee. This fee contributes to the conservation efforts and management of the park. Ensure that you have the necessary permits and payment ready upon arriving to comply with the regulations. You can check the admission fee for Komodo National Park here.

Local Guide Requirement
Exploring the park’s trails and dragon habitats is only permitted with a certified local guide. These guides have extensive knowledge about the wildlife and safety measures within the park. Their expertise will enrich your experience and ensure the safety of both visitors and wildlife.

Interacting with Wildlife
Komodo National Park is famed for its population of Komodo dragons, the world’s largest lizard species. While observing these majestic creatures, it is important to maintain a safe distance and follow the instructions from your guide. Never try to touch or feed the dragons, as they are wild animals and must be respected for the safety of all.

Snorkeling and Diving Guidelines
Komodo National Park is also a paradise for divers, with colorful coral reefs and diverse marine lids. To protect and preserve these fragile ecosystems, it is crucial to heed responsible snorkeling and diving practices. Avoid touching or standing on corals, do not disturb marine life, and follow the guidelines provided by your dive instructor.

Waste Management
Preserving the immaculate beauty of Komodo National Park requires responsible waste management. Make sure that you dispose of all trash properly and do not leave any litter behind. We encourage you to use the provided reusable water bottles to minimize the use of single-use plastics during your trip.

Restricted Areas
There are certain areas of the park that may have restrictions to protect sensitive habitats or wildlife breeding grounds. Respect these restrictions and follow the instructions of your guide to avoid any disturbance to the ecosystem. The guides will provide information on permitted areas and help you navigate the park responsibly.

Fishing Regulations
Komodo National Park has fishing regulations in place to maintain the balance of its marine life. Fishing is only permitted in designated areas, and certain fishing practices, such as using destructive equipment or fishing endangered species are strictly prohibited. Support sustainable fishing practices and comply with the regulations to protect the park’s biodiversity.

As you embark on a remarkable cruise through Komodo National Park with Samara Liveaboard, it is vital to understand and respect the rules in place. By adhering to these regulations, you contribute to the preservation of this wonderful ecosystem and ensure the sustainable enjoyment of future generations.

Embrace the unique experience, engage with local guides, and embrace responsible practices to create lasting memories while maintaining the natural wonders of Komodo National Park.

Reopening of the Komodo National Park

Reopening Komodo

The Reopening of the Komodo National Park is here! 

Come and visit these beautiful landscapes. The wild life and the nature is such unique. With Samara Liveaboard, you can visit many of the islands located here. You can climb to the top of Padar Island, Gili Lawa or many other islands and watch the view you will not see anywhere else.You will see incredible animals like the Komodo Dragon or the Mantas. You can also see the stunning nature of the Komodo National Park. Here are Pink Beaches, cristal clear water and unique sunsets. Watch the Flying Foxes flying through the sunset by chilling on one of our boats and enjoy life at its fullest. Our ships are the best maintained boats you can find in Komodo and our crew is such amazing, too! They will serve you with everything you want and make your time on our boat to an experience you will never forget. 

You can charter a Private Trip with your friends and family, but you can also travel here with a shared trip. There you will meet new people and make friends lasting forever. If you want to have an unique celebration, we will organize it for you. Honeymoon, birthday, Christmas or something else? Just contact us and we help you to make your dreams come true!

How it went

The reopening officially was planed on the 15th of June 2020 at first, but was then canceled in the last minute. Then the National Park says the Park will open for Local People on 9th of July 2020. The Local Government agrees so far but had add some limitations. Only People from Flores itself should be allowed to come here. This was the first Phase. Then, in a second Phase they will allow all Local Indonesians to visit the Park again. How long it takes until foreign tourist will come back remained unclear. 

But now the reopening of the Komodo National Park is here and we are happy to welcome you soon!



Reopening Komodo