Raymond Heer, captain of the 42.5 metre private yacht Angiamo, explores the Indonesian region famous for its fierce giant lizards
While not technically man-eaters — the Komodo dragon prefers a water buffalo, given the choice — these giant lizards have, on occasion, given the undertakers some business. While they remain the region’s main draw, they are by no means the only attraction. You can jump in the water almost anywhere in the park to see an abundance of marine life and there’s a mind-blowing variety to explore.
Meet your yacht at Labuan Bajo, Flores, before setting sail for the northern side of Komodo. En route you can have an easy afternoon dive or snorkel at Golden Passage, a great drift dive – you’ll see colourful soft corals and plenty of turtles. Dinner will be served to you on board, with Komodo’s rugged cliffs as a backdrop.