|4º31´04.2” S 129º53´50.09"E||Port Code||IDNDA|
|GMT +9||Cruise and Ferry||Up to 5000 passengers/100m2|
|HOSPITAL||Rumah Sakit Umum Banda Naira (700m)|
|Port Operator & Address||Indonesia Port Corporation/PELINDO IV:
Komplek Pelabuhan Desa Nusantara Bandanaira, Ternate, Maluku, Indonesia.
|Emergency Contact Numbers||Harbour Master Office: +62 0910 2117|
|LAST CALLING||Albatros, Artania, Bremen, Coral Adventurer, Coral Discoverer, Hanseatic, Le Laperouse, L´Austral, Le Soleal, Spirit of Adventure, Seabourn, Silver Discoverer, True North|
|DUE TO CALL||Coral Adventurer, True North, Le Laperouse|
A stop in banda naira gives the opportunity to visit fort Belgica, which is one of many forts built by the Dutch East India Company in 1611. It is one of the largest remaining European forts in Indonesia and is quite imposing in the small, charming and sleepy town here old spacious mansions from the time of the Dutch plantation period still remain, some of which have been restored.
If seen from above, it resembles the Pentagon in the United States, hence its nickname
as the “Indonesian Pentagon.” This fort was formerly used to contain the insurgence of the locals
who oppose the nutmeg trade monopoly, and now houses artifacts from the colonial era.
Distance: 10 minutes walk from the harbor.
Zonnegat Strait lies between Banda and Naira. The main island is Pulau Naira where the only town in the Banda sits. The Banda islands consist of a group of ten islands: