Expert Guides

Guides and instructors with specialized skills for augmenting charters

Curating Unique Experiences

 

Indo Yachts was founded to pursue the sensation of discovery in an expansive territory, filled with wondrous wildlife, spectacular scenery and a plethora of cultural diversity. As some charters require varying skill sets to go from the drawing board to becoming a reality, we sometimes encounter the need to assemble specialized teams of experts.

In such a vast stretch of wilderness, there are many more areas of specialization than one person could ever master in a lifetime. Sourcing specialists to augment charters beyond the standard crews is one of the most rewarding parts of our work as it opens the possibilities for truly incredible charters including the chance for one of a kind experiences that have never been done before.

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An Unparalleled Network of Experts in Asia

 

For charter clients who, for example, endeavor to track specific marine life, surf empty barrels, or learn about ancient cultures, we enthusiastically create itineraries and give suggestions for specialists who can augment the experience onboard. At times, additional assistance may be needed in a specific region, or for offering specialized services to charter clients who would like to have a personal guide for various activities.

With contacts that span the Indonesian archipelago from Sumatra to Papua and up into Thailand and Myanmar, we connect charter clients with the leading professionals at the top of their respective fields.

The following categories of specialists are a springboard for further discussion. If you have something in mind you’ve always wanted to do but are not exactly sure how, please drop us a line and we’d be happy to start putting together the ideal team and suggest which yachts would best suit that type of trip.

Dive Guides

 

Each yacht we work with has a dedicated crew of at least one PADI Dive Instructor and Divemaster. In instances where additional dive guides are required for a charter, we source the most reputable dive guides in Indonesia from our extensive contact list to match guest needs.

Additional expert dive guides may be required for large groups, or for certifying new divers while already certified divers keep a schedule of their own. In some of the less-visited regions of the archipelago, it may be beneficial to hire a local marine biologist with thousands of logged dives in that particular area to help locate otherwise elusive wildlife. Whatever the reason, we happily arrange for specialists from the top of their fields to supplement charters ensuring the safest and most rewarding underwater experiences.

Additionally, we are happy to source underwater photography experts, personal dive guides, and snorkeling guides for non-divers as well as any other requests we may receive from clients wishing to discover Indonesia’s underwater worlds.

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Regional Cultural Liaisons

 

Cruising Indonesia’s azure waters, charter clients may be inspired to immerse themselves in her varied cultures. Steeped in history spanning millennia, the time honored traditions of her many tribes are unlike any on Earth, and vary significantly between islands. It can be a thoroughly enriching and educational experience to learn the ways of an indigenous group through the eyes of an anthropologist or local guide who speaks English and the local dialect.

We can source regional liaisons throughout Indonesia for a variety of cultural experiences. Traditional dance teachers and local chefs are available for hands-on art and culinary instruction. Local guides can escort guests inland to experience various cultural attractions including temples, ceremonies, dances and rites of passage. Whatever cultural immersion dreams one may have, we love bringing them to fruition for clients to experience firsthand the depth and vibrancy of Indonesia’s myriad cultures.

Papua’s Tribal Regions

 

For those who wish to embark on a more adventurous journey, we can arrange rare visits to remote villages where very few outsiders have ever set foot. These visits require guides who have long-standing relationships with tribal leaders as a bridge between their culture and the outside world. We are honored to be connected with guides who allow guest immersion into indigenous cultures barely touched by time.

Papua is home to the Asmat, Korowai, Dani and Yaffi tribes, among others, who have lived in much the same way for centuries if not millennia. In coordination with expert guides, we can organize special visits into traditional villages so guests may observe indigenous ways of life.

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Surf Guides

 

We provide charter guests with professional level surfers who are also trained in water safety for supremely satisfying wave-riding experiences. Surf guides have the skills, knowledge and training to elevate clients’ surfing over the course of a charter. Connected with experts in the surfing community in Indonesia and internationally, we provide guests with unrivaled private surf instruction.

Whether you have never set foot on a board or you want to surf more challenging waves, our expert guides tailor your experience to give you exactly what you need to reach your goals. Indonesia is one of the best surfing destinations in the world, and charter clients can be guaranteed to surf the best waves in the region with our world class guides.

Professional Photographers

 

Professional photographers are available to document charter experiences, from dive excursions and dinner parties to remote island treks, weddings onboard and everything in between. Specialized surf photographers can be hired to professionally document charter clients riding waves.

Professional drone pilots are available to provide aerial footage of charters, capturing glorious island and ocean vistas that are impossible from the deck, offering a bird’s eye perspective. Photographers and drone pilots can create gorgeous videos of the combined photos and footage to visually encapsulate a charter and provide guests with a beautiful, polished memento of their experiences.

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Wildlife Experts and Naturalists

 

Charter guests may wish to gain a more in-depth understanding of the flora and fauna they will encounter on their voyage, or wish to view specific wildlife that may be elusive without local knowledge. Established experts in marine and land biology richly supplement a charter, adding a wealth of information about a region, while local guides put guests in touch with their dream wildlife sightings.

We are happy to arrange wildlife and naturalist experts to accompany the length of charters, as well as to arrange for local guides at specific destinations to direct guests toward their desired land-based or aquatic plant or animal sighting. With these experts aboard, guests will be rewarded with a more complete, satisfying encounter with a region’s wonders, and take away with them not only a new experience but a more well-rounded understanding of the region’s biology.

EXPERT GUIDES GALLERY