Spice Islands

Trace the History of the Old Spice Route

Why Visit Spice Islands

Banda Neira, Run, and Hatta are the original spice islands. It is located in the world’s most biodiverse marine region.

These islands are surrounded by the famous Banda Sea, encompassing 1,000 km/623 miles from east to west and 500 km/311 miles from North to East.

The Banda Sea is divided into two basins separated by a ridge that is surmounted in places by coral reefs. The North Banda Basin is 5,800-meter/ 19,000-feet deep, while the South Banda Basin is 5,400-meter/17,700-feet deep. A volcanic ridge further divides the southern South Banda Basin from the Weber Basin which is 7,500-meter/24,500-feet deep.

The rich nutrients of Banda Sea waters surrounding many isolated islands provide a perfect habitat for spectacular coral reefs and pelagic to shelter.

How and When to Travel

Indonesia straddles the equator giving it 365 days of summer with both a dry and wet season. Expect temperatures between 22-30℃ (72-92℉).

Best time to visit both regions is April and October when the sea is calm and the visibility is optimal.

How to get to Spice Islands? Indonesia has more than 133 commercial airports and new airline routes are being expanded every year. Thailand, by comparison, has 22 commercial airports.

You will need to get to Ambon (AMQ) in Moluccass. You can fly directly from Jakarta or Bali with a transit in Makassar. 3 Major Airlines service fly to Ambon airport.

Garuda Indonesia garuda-indonesia.com
Sriwijaya Air sriwijayaair.co.id
Lion Air lionair.co.id

Once you are picked up at the airport, it only takes 15 minutes to get to Sequoia.

What You Will Experience

The most beautiful beaches and most exciting dive sites are only accessible by sea. There is no better way to travel to see them than by sailing on a luxury wooden yacht, Sequoia.

Rather than staying one remote resort, which limit your experience, your horizon can change each day you wake up as you travel between these pristine islands.

Experience something truly majestic from historical seascape of 16th century Spice Trade Route to an epic pelagic underwater adventure.

With 10 professional crew members including a cruise director, all your needs will be taken care of in a private and intimate settings.

Begin your own journey. It is the ultimate luxury.

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The Spice Islands

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The East Banda Sea

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