Calico Jack - 21st Century Classic Indonesian Diving Yacht

Calico Jack

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Calico Jack Liveaboard Indonesia
Indonesia Indonesia
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Manokwari, West Papua / Nabire, West Papua / Sorong, West Papua
No. of guests: 10
Prices from: 4,710 USD
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Calico Jack was first launched in 2014. Like many Indonesian liveaboard diving yachts, Calico Jack is a Phinisi. This is a centuries-old traditional style of boat mostly made in southern Sulawesi by skilled craftsmen. The classic styling is not only a proven design from centuries of sailing it also adds a wonderful ambience for the lucky guests who enjoy a diving cruise around the best areas of Indonesia’s vast archipelago. However modern-day amenities, which include safety & navigation equipment, air-conditioned en suite cabins and lounge, sun decks and dive station, are all present and in fine working order on this remarkable scuba diving yacht.

Unlike similar diving yachts of this size and at this budget level, Calico Jack has private en suite bathrooms in each of its 5 twin/double cabins. This gives each of the guests the maximum convenience and privacy. The bathrooms have hot & cold freshwater showers, and perfectly compliment the tastefully-decorated cabins. There are also two communal bathrooms with showers on the boat’s upper deck, ideal for guests to use immediately after each dive. Also on the decks of Calico Jack, there are several spots for guests to chill out alone or in small groups. This includes from the very top of the boat where sunbathing, dolphin spotting or stargazing can be done in comfort and with ease. At the rear of the main deck are hammocks, a seating area and the dive deck. The rest of the main deck is taken up by the two main areas for dining or enjoying a movie. These include a sheltered outdoor area and an air-conditioned lounge. Guests can dine on the delicious food in either place, and the food on Calico Jack has quite a reputation. Served buffet-style several times each day, guests are guaranteed to put on a little weight during each trip. The chef is both generous and experienced, and there are also snacks, fruits and drinks available throughout the cruise.

Bow-view-liveaboard-Calico-JackCalico Jack has two motorised tender dinghies, which are used to dive from and for beach excursions. There are also sea kayaks, SUPs (stand-up paddleboards), surfing, fishing, and kite-surfing equipment for use when not diving, feasting on the fine food or relaxing on deck. The navigation, communication and safety equipment is all modern and new, including a life raft for twenty passengers.

Finally, Calico Jack chooses the best location to dive in Indonesia depending on the time of year. The management team know exactly when each area is least affected by winds, waves or currents, or where and when to find the best marine life. Most of the time the boat is at Raja Ampat, offering 11-night 33-dive trips, but there are a other itineraries, including Cenderwasih Bay and sometimes Triton Bay.

Prices & Schedule

Calico Jack Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Twin Double
( 33 Dives)
11D / 11N Twin5,181 USD Double5,181 USD
( 33 Dives)
11D / 11N Twin4,710 USD Double4,710 USD
, , Triton Bay
( 33 Dives)
11D / 11N Twin4,945 USD Double4,945 USD
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
National park fees
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Larger tanks
Tips / Gratuities
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Booking / Enquiry

Calico Jack itineraries are generally 11D/11N at Raja Ampat, and during the summer months the boat is usually at Komodo. Sometimes, a schedule may be a day or two longer than normal, so please check the schedule carefully. 

Below is the standard Raja Ampat itinerary, in which guests can enjoy 33 dives (6 at night) and land excursions. Shorter Raja Ampat trips are very similar, but with more or fewer diving days. Raja Ampat trips nearly always depart from and return to Sorong, but crossing trips usually have different departure ports to return ports.

The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Raja Ampat, Misool 11 Days / 11 Nights 33 Dives
Cenderawasih Bay 11 Days / 11 Nights 33 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with Calico Jack
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Free Pickup
Suitable for Children
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Beach Transfers
Calico Jack Layout

 Upper deck on calico jack liveaboard

Main deck on calico jack liveaboard

Lower deck on calico jack liveaboard



Calico Jack Specifications
Length: 30 metres
Keel: 15 metres
Beam: 7 metres
Masts: 2x 20 metres
Sail area: 300m2
Tonnage: 90 tonnes
Draught: 2.5 metres
Speed: 7-8 knots, Max speed 12 knots
Engines: 2x 220 Hp Mitsubishi diesel
Fresh water maker: 5 tonnes per day
Fresh water storage: 5 tonnes
Voltage: 12v & 220v throughout
Navigation: GPS, Depth sounder, electronic chart display & information system
Communication: Satellite phone, VHF Radio
Safety: 20-pax life raft, 20 life jackets, 5 life rings/buoys, 12 fire extinguishers, EPIRP, flares, oxygen tanks, first aid medical supplies


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Transfer details

Transfers from local hotels and the nearest airport, and drop offs at the end of each cruise, are free of charge. Please check the schedule carefully and always contact us before booking domestic flights. Not only is it vitally important to be on the correct flight landing at the right time, it is not easy for travellers from overseas to book domestic Indonesian flights online unless doing so with airlines such as Air Asia. We have a team of experts who are experienced and happy to help all Calico Jack guests arrange travel plans.

Booking / Enquiry

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