Life is a journey, and it is travel that makes that journey worthwhile

Inspiring Journal

Life is a journey, and it is travel that makes that journey worthwhile. As we venture to more distant lands, we are becoming more sensitive about the impact that tourism has on the environment and the local population. We have very few wildlife ecosystems left. Sustainable lodging, locally grown food sourcing, burning less fossil fuel are ways each of us can adapt to slow down the rate of global warming. We can explore remote reefs at the edge of the world with the most spectacular marine life to be seen while keeping our footprint light.

Here, where the Pacific and Indian Oceans meet, Sequoia Yacht is celebrating our journey across this remote section of South East Asia; The Coral Triangle. We hope that this journal inspires you to take an extraordinary journey in The Coral Triangle. If you do, you may become more convinced of the importance of saving this reef system, a jewel that is critical to keeping our precious blue planet. Begin your own journey!


Adventurer Journal / October 3, 2019

Komodo Islands Remain Open 2020

Komodo National Park was founded in 1977 to protect the world’s largest living lizard, the Komodo dragon, which is only found in this park.  Adult dragons can reach a length up to 3 meter (9 feet), with an average weight of 90 kg (200 lbs). With only 6,000 living lizard in the wild, the Komodo […]

Adventurer / May 31, 2019

Alor Folklore

Legend has it that after a particularly long drought in the Dolabang Village at Pura Island, a local man, Olangki, made a journey to Reta Village to borrow rice. The following year, while on way to return the  borrowed rice, he saw a pig on the top of Maru Mountain. He tried, but failed, to […]

Adventurer / May 25, 2019

Tambora, the eruption that changed the world.

Thomas Stamford Raffles, a governor of British East Indies, heard explosions that lasted for more than one day on April 5th, 1815 while he was residing at Batavia, Java. He thought that the explosions that originated in Jogjakarta were cannon fire in the battle between the Dutch soldiers and the Kingdom of Jogjakarta. The following […]

Event / May 25, 2019

Meet Sequoia Yacht Chef, I Wayan.

Dining punctuates the day. It brings in the morning and closes out the night. Inspired by Indonesia’s plethora of spices, herb, exotic fruits, Chef Wayan will customize your menu to suit your desire. He will ensure that all of your dietary needs are met relating to your health, religion, cultural requirements, and individual preferences. 1. […]

Adventurer / May 16, 2019

Komodo Tale

Indonesia is home to more than 17,000 islands. As the world’s largest archipelago, it possesses incredible diversity with 300 tribes speaking 700 languages. Each has its own tale, including one here in Komodo Island. It is believed that one upon a time; there was a fairy princess who lived in Komodo Island; the villagers named […]

Family Journal / February 27, 2019

A Perfect Honeymoon

For newlyweds who want to spend their honeymoon wearing nothing but a swimsuit – or nothing at all – there are these waterside wonders, where the only time you’ll have to cover up is on visits to exotic villages, fish markets or nearby islands. Sequoia Yacht is the only Indonesia hotel yacht approved by Mr […]

Event Journal / February 23, 2019

Sequoia in Further East

November 2018, Sequoia is joined the first show organized by Pure Experienece, named Further East. It is a four-day festival of events connecting Asia’s finest luxury hospitality brands with influential, regional-specialist buyers and media. In a uniquely beautiful setting – Seminyak Beach, Bali – this disarmingly different marketplace and inspiring thought-leadership platform is a global […]

Family Journal / February 21, 2019

Triton Bay- Untouched by time

Cenderawasih Bay, Raja Ampat and Triton Bay are all part of the Bird’s Head of Papua– the epicenter of the Coral Triangle. It is the world’s most biodiverse marine ecosystem. Our guest for this safari is family with a sense of adventure that enjoys exploring the edge of the world from Alaska to Triton Bay. […]

Event Journal / February 21, 2019

Indonesia Struggles with #BeatPlasticPollution

In one of our recent safari to Iconic Wayag that attract people all over the world to visit Raja Ampat, we found boats of plastic garbage, which certainly coming from tourists themselves. Our guests, a family with kids, collected those plastics and Styrofoam into our kayaks, which we brought back to Sorong to be discarded. […]

Adventurer / December 7, 2018

The Wild Waigeo

Raja means “King”, while “Ampat” means four. According to the legend, eggs laid by a mega bird of Waigeo hatched into four fabled kings who settled the region’s four biggest islands from north to south; Waigeo, Salawati, Batanta, and Misool. Among all of the wonderful Raja Ampat Islands, Waigeo is the largest of them all. […]

Adventurer Family / September 15, 2018

Sequoia & OceanScape Yachts

Yachting is such an incredible vacation experience. The freedom and privacy are unparalleled by other travel options. More people should get to enjoy the sheer luxury of it. After all, you work hard. You deserve the good life! So with the help of an amazing team and exceptional partners, Ocean Seascape Yachts, which is based […]

Adventurer / July 27, 2018

Into The Blue at Koon & Kurkap

These islands are located in between Banda Islands of Moluccas and Kaimana Regency of West Papua. It is a region of Watubela, South East of Seram Island. It is a perfect midway point for a stopover. As far as your eyes can see, the pristine crystal clear turquoise waters surround the Island. Koon Island is […]

Adventurer / July 24, 2018

Misool with Wet Traveler

Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago with over 18,000 islands. It is home to the planet’s most biodiverse marine life with over 3,000 species of fish and 500 species of coral. Its most beautiful and remote destinations are located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, which until recently have been difficult to explore. From […]

Adventurer / July 23, 2018

The Wonderful Misool

Venture to where the wild things are – Misool, South Raja Ampat – the richest marine biodiversity on earth.  Myth-enshrined ancestors form the basis of Papua’s modern social structure. Raja means “King”, while “Ampat” means four. According to the legend, eggs laid by a mega bird of Waigeo hatched into four fabled kings who settled […]

Adventurer / July 22, 2018

The Building of MSY Sequoia

Since 2006, Yessi has traveled much of the Indonesian Coral Triangle. She noted back then that it was a difficult area to travel with limited transportation options and a poorly developed infrastructure. She saw an opportunity to provide luxury exploration in this jewel of nature; the most biodiverse marine region of the world. The tool […]

Family / July 22, 2018

How to Experience Wayag on Luxury

Raja Ampat, Indonesia, just south of the equator, is a hidden archipelago of some of the most beautiful uninhabited islands in the world. White sand beaches, hidden lagoons, spooky caves, mushroom-shaped islets, and pellucid turquoise waters. It is home to some of world’s most beautiful islands. It is a paradise not found anywhere else on […]

Family / July 21, 2018

Vivienne Tang Sails Raja Ampat

Just 1,500 nautical mile from Great Barrier reefs, lays the Kingdom of Raja Ampat (Four Kings) located in West Papua. It has long been the marine scientists’ and avid divers’ best-kept secret of the healthiest coral reefs to explore in a time when most of world famous reefs are dyingdue to ocean acidification. Although most […]

Family / June 27, 2018

Family Summer Komodo

Komodo Archipelago lies in the Lesser Sunda Islands. This chain starts in Bali and ends in Tanimbar. Komodo National Park, located within the Coral Triangle, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Man and Biosphere Reserve and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. It is part of a biogeographic region known as Wallacea, which […]

Event / June 10, 2018

Meet the Founder of Coral Triangle Safaris

Meet our founder, Yessi was born in a mountain town in South Sumatra, Indonesia and educated under a full scholarship at the School of Economics, University of Indonesia. After graduating with a CPA degree, she was recruited by Johnson and Johnson. She transitioned into a marketing role working for Unilever and L’Oreal. She decided to […]

Event / June 10, 2018

Archipelago Charity Dinner

Indonesia is home to millions of disabled people. Unfortunately, most have limited access to education, specialized medical treatment, assistive technology, and employment. Indonesia’s modest economy means that services and facilities for people with disabilities are minimal. People with disabilities are often considered an embarrassment. A significant barrier faced by people with disabilities is the belief […]

Adventurer / May 27, 2018

The History of the Old Spice Route

In 1512, after the capture of Malacca, Albuquerque sent three ships: Santa Catarina, Sabaia and anunnamed caravel in search of the primary sources ofthe most popular spices. Clove was thought to come from “Ternate Island” and nutmeg and mace from “The Banda Islands.” Sailing the uncharted north coast of Java using only rising volcanoes above […]

Family / May 23, 2018

Kaimana, The Voyage of Discovery

Cenderawasih Bay, Raja Ampat, and Triton Bay are known as Bird’s Head of Papua- the epicenter of the Coral Triangle. It is the world’s most biodiverse marine ecosystem. Triton Bay is part of the Kaimana Marine Protected Area encompasses 6,000 square km (2,300 square miles), and is located in West Papua Province, Indonesia. While most […]

Adventurer / May 22, 2018

The Spice Islands

To begin to understand the rich history of Indonesia, one must embark on some its most remote islands. The 11 islands that make up the “Banda Islands” were the world’s sole source of nutmeg and mace, the fragrant gold that sparked the European Age of exploration and helped finance the Netherlands, the richest of all […]

Family / January 8, 2018

Christmas in Raja Ampat

The Zabriskie family has a sense of adventure and love of the sea. They explored over 400 nautical miles of Raja Ampat from North to South on their 16-day safari onboard of our yacht, Sequoia. It is a remarkable journey exploring the vital relationship creatures living below the sea. Raja means “King”, while “Ampat” means […]


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