Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country comprising over 17,000 islands stretching over 5,000 km from the East to West and 1,700 km from North to South along the equator. To put it in a perspective, from East to West, Indonesia extends longer that the distance from Los Angeles to New York.
Over 500 years, a big part of Indonesia has naturally evolved against the backdrop of maritime influences, hence shaping Indonesia into a maritime country as recognized in its culture and civilization. The most prominent example can be seen in the Konjo people, a sub-ethnic of the Bugis, an ethnic group on southern peninsula of Sulawesi. They are known for their Phinisi schooners which they have used for centuries to travel the sea as far as Australian coast.
Indonesian rich culture, coupled with its all-year-round tropical climate and alluring nature, has made it to the international top-tourist destinations and attract numbers of visitor from every corner of the globe looking for Indonesian wonderful experiences.
Particularly in the past three decades, Indonesia is set to take on international tourism by a storm. As a nation with a vibrant cultural diversity and natural abundance, Indonesia offers a wide range of enchanting local traditions, delicious cuisines, and exciting tourist attractions supported by modern infrastructures and facilities.
Today, in addition to that more traditional way of visiting Indonesia by land and air, Indonesia has seen more tourists coming to visit by sea. The number of cruise liners that call Indonesian ports shows a positive and increasing growth. International yachts are also recorded to frequent Indonesian water and islands more often.
The Indonesian government picks up this positive trend and has put a great deal of efforts that are geared toward boosting more visit and longer stay from this segment.
This site is the extension of indonesia.travel site created and managed by the Ministry of Tourism of Republic of Indonesia. It presents useful information on local laws and regulations, entry and exit ports, marina yacht clubs, places of attractions, relevant local authorities as well as other information for those planning to navigate Indonesian maritime experience and to dive in to the wonderful life unique to Indonesia.
Welcome shipowners, to the land of endless wonders. Located amidst the waters of Southeast Asia, Indonesia boasts a rich marine life that becomes one of the strongest magnets for avid travelers. As one of the countries that stands on the equator line, visitors are guaranteed with pristine tropical beaches and gorgeous tan lines. Aside from astonishing landscapes, with over 300 ethnic groups, prepare to stumble onto a remarkable mixture of colors that will captivate your senses.
Navigating your way through uncharted waters is often challenging. But whether it's a cruise or a yacht, we've got you covered. Here, we provide you with all that you need to know about docking your ship in our lands. Learn more about our standard regulations of docking and our list of ports.