Calico Jack is a traditionally built Indonesian sailing boat, newly built from the finest tropical hardwoods to the highest of standards by the craftsmen of Konjo master boat builders of Sulawesi. Blending the best of the traditional with all the modern amenities and safety features one would expect and deserve. The vessel is 33m (108ft) in length and a width of 7m (20ft).
Calico Jack has been tastefully and comfortably furnished throughout with all the modern facilities you would expect. The boat sleeps up to 10 guests. There are 5 luxury cabins to choose from, all with ensuite toilets, hot showers, air conditioning. There are 4 double bed cabins and 1 twin bed cabin, all below deck. Main areas of Calico Jack include a large galley and a salon, a camera servicing area, an outside dining area, a roof terrace and a diving platform. Electricity is 220V throughout.
Expect some wonderful Asian fusion culinary delights during your stay on board Calico Jack. Dinner is a 3-course gourmet affair served by the crew. You can both choose your own menus and enjoy your favorites just how you like them or, much like your vacation, you can adventure into an unknown journey of discovery! The kitchen crew are even happy to share their culinary knowledge with you if you would like to enjoy some cooking classes. Eating aboard Calico Jack is an event to be enjoyed, savored and indulged in.
Life on board
We encourage a hands on approach and if you wish to help with the sailing rig, or just pull a line, then the crew will embrace your help; of course if the holiday involves lying in the worlds biggest onboard beanbags, then the crew will be equally happy to top up your drinks. The water sports equipment below will meet all your water play needs. On board you will find quality gear and expert tuition. Aboard the boat you will find:
• Diving Gear
• Wet suits in all sizes
• 20 x 12L dive tanks (4x 15L for hire)
• 3 x Compressors
• Dive computers
• Dive Instructor/Dive Guide
• Extensive first aid equipment
• Snorkeling equipment
• Photography and Videography equipment
• Kayaks doubles and singles
• 2 x Wake boards
Note: Nitrox will be available on board from January 2019.
Calico Jack is operating in and around Raja Ampat from October through to early May. From late June to mid August, Calico Jack is based out of Labuan Bajo with planned cruises in and around Komodo and the Gilis Islands. September through to October Calico Jack offers relocation trips of 11 nights. These trips explore and discover areas like Alor, the Forgotten Islands on the trail of hammerheads, the Banda Sea and Ambon, before returning to Raja Ampat for the season.
Komodo National Park is one of the greatest dive destinations, and one of the most diverse and rich marine environments in the world. These small islands fringed with sandy beaches are home to the famous Komodo dragon that you may see patrolling the beach or viewing you from a rock.
The coral reefs in the north of the park are rich with colorful combination of hard and soft corals. Be delighted with the schools of anthias, wrasses, majestic angelfish, and also large predators – reef sharks, tunas and giant trevallies.
Raja Ampat - The area known as Raja Ampat is an archipelago consisting in 4 main islands surrounded by over 1500 smaller islands and cays. This area is part of the West Papua province of Indonesia.
It is certainly the world's most biodiverse marine region with more recorded fish, coral and mollusks species than anywhere else on the planet. Some areas boost enormous schools of fishes ; there are spots with large groups of manta rays, other with schools of barracudas, trevallies, bump head parrot fish, large groupers, and of course always a great variety of critters. The reefs are varied as their inhabitants, with vertical walls, seamounts, pinnacles, slopes, caves, lagoons, some more covered with hard corals and other displaying colorful soft corals. Everywhere you will find a lot of gorgonians with their resident pygmy seahorses. Everywhere you will find a profusion of colors and life.
Many of the trips are in remote locations and mobile phone coverage or internet service are unavailable.
You should know...
Minimum diving experience required is Advanced Open Water Certification and a minimum of 50 logged ocean dives.
Calico Jack offers great service, fantastic food, comfortable cabins and of course some truly special diving.