Frequently Asked Questions

This might be your first experience traveling to the Coral Triangle.

We are happy to assist you to make your stay effortless and memorable.

To get you started our safari experts have assembled a list of frequently asked ones.

Travel Essentials?

Your Passport, Credit Cards and Prescription medications are the most important items to remember. Almost everything else can be purchased in Jakarta or Bali.

How do I get to Indonesia?

Although there are no direct flights from the USA, you can transit through Tokyo, Seoul, or Singapore. Layovers are usually short-between 1-3 hours. Depending on your particular cruise itinerary, you will need to arrive in either Jakarta (CGK) or Denpasar, Bali (DPS). There are some direct flights from Europe to Jakarta.

What is the best time to travel?

Indonesia straddles the equator so the temperatures do not vary much during the year. Precipitation does vary between the dry season (Apr-Nov) and wet or green season (Dec-Mar).

Do I need Visa?

All travelers to Indonesia must be in possession of a Passport that is valid for at least six (6) months from the date of arrival and have proof (tickets) of onward or return passage. Tourists visas for up to 30 days are granted upon arrival and are free for the US and European citizens.

What sort of food can I expect?

Menus are custom tailored to each guest. We can provide you with almost any type of food that you desire. We can prepare a menu for any health or religious restrictions.

Do I need Travel Insurance?

Yes, we do recommend having Travel Insurance. There is always the risk of delayed or missed flights or lost luggage. Any losses may possible be recovered under your plan.

What do I need to bring with me for Diving or Snorkeling?

To dive, you will need to present your PADI or equivalent dive certification card. We are equipped with 7 complete sets of dive equipment so you do not need to bring any equipment with you.

I do not SCUBA Dive. Can I snorkel or kayaking?

Yes, there are many areas to both snorkel and kayaking.

How about electrical current and plug on board?

Both 220V and 110V with Universal sockets are available.

Is the laundry service available?

Yes, Sequoia is equipped with a full sized washer and dryer.

Is there any Internet and Cell Phones connection on Board?

Connectivity depends on location. If Sequoia is near an inhabited island, there should be a cell tower. We provided mobile phone with Indonesian SIM Card on board for your personal use. This will allow you to tether to you computer to get e-mails or surf the Internet. We also have an Iridium if there is a need for Emergency communications.

Is there any risk of contracting Malaria or Dengue Fever?

We recommend you to discuss with your doctor before arrival to this area at least 2-3 weeks because you may need to have take some medicine to prevent it. We recommend you to use mosquito repellant which we have on board.

Do you have a First Aids Kit and Oxygen on board in case of emergency?

Yes, we have a complete standard First Aid Kit, which includes bottled Oxygen. We also have a Philips Automatic External Defibrillator

Are there activities for kids?

Yes, there are many activities for kids. We provide books, cinema entertainment, and toys on board.