You probably have heard of Labuan Bajo or the Komodo National Park of Flores several times now. You know, the place where the last colony of dragons roams freely in the earth. Travelers and divers alike has long hyped up the place on their social media; blogs, Instagram, Pinterest, you name it. If you are keen to travelling, you probably have seen gorgeous picture of jagged Padar island, Flores’ clear turquoise sea, and of course, the eye-catching sailing boat. If you have ever wondered what’s it’s like to go on Labuan Bajo cruise, we have some news. The good ones are; the landscapes are absolutely stunning, the dive is clear and super rich with abundant corals and marine life, and the sailing experience feels very adventurous with a lot of creature comfort ready to pamper the passengers. But perhaps the most important—and everlasting things to learn in a sailing trip to Komodo is probably the persons you’ll meet onboard.
That’s right. On your sailing trip, one of the biggest highlight is the passengers themselves—and being confined with them for seven days. The thing is, you are bound to know them, and being in small ship like Labuan Bajo cruise, things between passengers could go escalated quickly. Some of them you’ll like, some of them…well, probably not. Before you go, we think that you should mentally prepare yourself to meet these people onboard.
The Lone Traveller
They could be girls, hey could be boys. Hey, solo traveler is on the hype everywhere! They are often seen with the lightest backpack on the ship and probably the chillest one. These solo travelers are mostly easy to talk to; making friends from all around the world is one of their life goals!
The Golden Oldies
You might think that the wild and rigged Komodo is made for the young. Uh-uh, it’s not true. Komodo’s remoteness and wilderness are not in any way discouraging these senior travelers to go onboard with Labuan Bajo cruise. Get ready to see cheery old folks donning their sneakers and hats, and proceed to climb Padar’s steep hills and proudly reach the top—even before you.
The Double Trouble
On any part of the ship, you’ll see these buddy duos going inseparably. They (obviously) share their cabin together, they come down for breakfast hand in hand, and they even put their towels on adjoining lounge chairs so they can sunbathe next to another. At this point, you won’t be surprised if they won’t go for a dive altogether because the other one are not comfortable with the idea.
The Teens on Breaks
You see, Komodo National Park is primarily a summer destination. All the beaches, snorkels, dives, adventures, and exhilarating walk with the Komodo dragons screams summer holidays. Don’t be surprised if you meet a bunch of teenagers on there summer (or spring) breaks, enjoying their life to the fullest in the remote Komodo. They are highly energetic, they are willing to do everything in the schedule, and they love to suggest adrenaline-induced dares—such as jumping from Labuan Bajo cruise straight into the sea.
The Parents-and-Their Childs
Unless you are chartering a private Komodo boat, you are almost definitely meet the family vacationeers. Sometimes they are fun and lively, sometimes you can clearly see the puffy eyes and long face of the parents. Vacationing with kids are never easy—especially on a boat. You might see them (the parents) yelling to their over-enthusiastic kids. On time like this, it’s best to avoid them and mend your own business.