Phinisi is traditional Indonesian wooden schooner unique to the Konjo tribe, a sub-ethnic group of Bugis-Makassar mostly residents at the Bulukumba regency of South Sulawesi, on the southern peninsula of Sulawesi. Atypical Phinisi has length of 20 to 35 meters long and size of 350 tons. The masts may reach to 30 meters above the deck.
This traditional ship was first built hundreds of years ago, and is still used widely by the Bugis mostly for inter-insular transportation, cargo and fishing purposes within Indonesian archipelago.
Today, we saw a number of yacht operators in Indonesian building these traditional schooners and converting them into luxury yachts, installing all modern equipment, amenities and comforts commonly found in modern yachts. They offer discerning clients sailing trips to many destinations particularly around Bali, Labuan Bajo and Raja Ampat in Papua.
Jln. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Flores East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Phone : +62 385 41019
Ayana Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach - Labuan Bajo 86554
Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Phone : +62 361 702222 (for reservation)
Jl. Raya Puputan II Kav B12 - Renon, Denpasar 80226
Phone : +62 361 236384
Moyo Island, West Sumbawa, PO Box 33, Sumbawa Besar, 843201 Indonesia
Phone : + 62 371 22233
Fax : + 62 371 22288
Jln. Tukad Punggawa No, 106, Serangan,
Denpasar 80229, Bali Indonesia
Phone : + 62 361 9196070
Jln. Punggawa No.39, Serangan,
Denpasar 80229, Bali Indonesia
Phone : + 62 852 3849-8903 (mobile)
Jl. Pengembak No.29, Sanur Kauh, Denpasar
Bali – Indonesia
Phone : + 62 361 286682
In recent years, South East Asia has rapidly grown to become a major hub for yachts. This growth is attributed to its economy that has been on the rise as well as the destinations they have so much to offer.
As part of the region, Indonesia recognized this growth as an opportunity to be seized and further developed as part of its effort to achieve its tourist arrival target. The government has made huge improvement in bringing more yacht visits to Indonesia, particularly on the regulatory matters which make it easier and faster for yachts to clear into and navigate Indonesian waters.
Furthermore, the government has also encouraged the development of infrastructures, including roads, ports, marinas and yacht clubs across the nation. In addition, facility improvement of many tourist destinations has also been carried out by both the government and the private companies.
Last but not least, another significant factor for Indonesia is the fact that this archipelagic nation is blessed with natural beauty and marine abundance. All of these factors present strong assets for Indonesia to develop its tourism industry, particularly on yacht segment.
In a bid to boosting yacht visits to Indonesia, the government has introduced a number of new regulations which simplifies the process for the yachters to enter Indonesian waters and to dock in the country's ports.
The most significant new regulation is the introduction of YachtERS, an online electronic registration system under the management of the Directorate General of Customs and Excise. This system has replaced the Clearance Approval of Indonesian Territory (CAIT) process which was previously applied, making the process more efficient and cutting the processing time significantly.
Passports must be valid for more than 6 (six) months since the date of entry.
1. Visa Free (up to 30 days)
Nationals of 169 countries*) are eligible for a visa-free visit of up to 30 days, with condition as follows:
2. Visa for a visit of up to 2 months
If you wish to stay for 2 months, there are 2 ways to obtain the visa, either:
3. Visa for a visit of more than 2 up to 8 months
If you wish to stay more than 2 months up to 8 months, you must obtain prior to arrival for 2 months and can be extended every month for a maximum of 6 months (8 months in total).
There are two types of 211 Social Visas:
4. Visa Extensions
You do not need to be in a port of entry for get a visa extension. There are many Immigration offices all over Indonesia. A list of offices where visa extensions can be found at www.indonesiapassport.com/immigration_office.htm
5. Visa for Crew
Short Visit Visa index: 111 is a visa/entry permit for crews of foreign vessels to be operating for a certain period of time in the Indonesian territorial waters. Holders of visit visa index 111 may apply for DAHSUSKIM directly upon arrival to Indonesia without the need to change the index.
Holders of visit visa index 111, upon arrival, will be picked by staffs delivering letters of the Director General of Immigration who will take them to the vessel and sign on at the nearest immigration office at the port.
At the departure, they will also be taken by staffs delivering letters of the immigration office to be signed on at the immigration office of the airport. The taking process is called escorting in order to apply WASKAT (Tight Surveillance).
Visa applicant must have partner in Indonesia that is a company having complete business permits in the business line of Shipping such as SIUPAL, issued by the Directorate General of Sea Transportation The role of partner Company as such shall further to become the sponsor and shall provide all the necessary documents for visa application process.
6. Visa for Journalist/Media
A Journalist Visa is a visa issued to foreign citizens who intend to visit Indonesia for journalist activities, media coverage, or commercial/non-commercial filming/video shooting activities. This visa has to be obtained prior to arrival prior by applying to the nearest Indonesian embassy/consulate.
By virtue of the Presidential Regulation No. 105/2015 on 22 September 2015 on Foreign Yacht visit to Indonesia and the Minister of Finance Regulation No. 1914/KM.4/2018 issued on 18 August 2018 pertaining to Entry and Exit Ports Providing Customs Clearance for Temporary Import of Foreign Cruise Ships and Yachts, the government has designated 20 entry and exit ports*) to provide custom clearance for yacht visit to Indonesia. With this regulation, cruise yachts can enter and exit through any of these ports, subject to clearance compliance.
YachtERS - Yacht's Electronic Registration System
Prior to entering Indonesian water, sailing permit must be obtained through YachtERS, an online electronic registration system under the management of the Directorate General of Customs and Excise.
This system has replaced the Clearance Approval of Indonesian Territory (CAIT) process which was previously applied, making the process more efficient and cutting the processing time significantly. The permit allows the boat to a single entry to Indonesian waters, as well as its passengers and crews listed on the documents, subject to their immigration compliance.
To apply, please log in to https://yachters.beacukai.go.id and complete the necessary forms and follow the steps.
To avoid levied import duty, a vessel declaration is needed. The vessel must be temporarily imported upon the first international clearance at Indonesian port or marina. Custom clearance for temporary import for yachts can be provided in any of 20 designated ports, subject to clearance compliance.
Upon the first arrival, the vessel declaration is to be endorsed by customs officers following the inspection of the yacht and the information submitted in the document. At the end of the trip, the yacht will be exported following the last international clearance from Indonesian port or marina. (https://yachters.beacukai.go.id)
Upon arrival, please present printed documents/paperwork. Unless your clearance is handled by the third party, you need to go to the office of Quarantine, Customs, Immigration and the Port Authority or Harbor Master.
Wa ter Sports Equipment
The regulation for bringing in water sports equipment to Indonesia is regulated in the temporary import regulations. To learn more, please visit http://www.sjdih.kemenkeu.go.id/fullText/2017/178~PMK.04~2017Per.pdf