Booking flights is simple, your destination is Minangkabau International Airport (Padang Airport). Flights into Padang airport are a one hour flight from Kuala Lumpur airport, you can also fly in from other major destinations. Upon arrival at Padang Airport our ground crew will be waiting to meet you.
A 14 Day Travel Visa is issued at the airport on arrival at no cost, when a return ticket is presented. For longer than 14 days a visa is required.
Yes, there are multiple power sockets on board all with an Australian standard input. A universal adapter is required for international plugs outside of Australia. Easy to find at the airport on route.
Full comprehensive travel insurance with medical evacuation is required prior to joining the vessel. This gives you and the crew peace of mind to know you are covered in the event of an incident in the remote islands. We can recommend some travel insurance companies we use.
There is minimal reception once you leave Padang, with some areas in the islands having a reception. We have an onboard satellite phone for emergencies which we make available at an addition cost if your loved ones need peace of mind.
It is a matter of personal choice whether to take anti-malarial medication. On board bugs and mosquitos aren’t as prevalent as on land, but long sleeves are recommended and mosquito repellant. If your unsure we recommend talking to your local doctor in advance about Malaria and other vaccinations.
There are some towns in the islands offering very basic amenities, however we don’t run scheduled stops due to the remoteness. We recommend bringing anything you require for the entire time, Padang is a great option for last minute supplies.