Popularly known as signature maritime tourism in South Sulawesi, Labuan Bajo, and Raja Ampat, Phinisi cruise is now available in Jakarta. Operated by Trizara Resorts Indonesia, Jakarta Phinisi is the new icon for Jakarta Bay that provides short-sailing trip for anyone looking for an instant offshore getaway.
In the last few years, Jakarta nautical tourism has been improving some cluster destinations around Thousand Islands (Pulau Seribu). As the property and economic value in Northern Jakarta rise, Jakarta Phinisi is the proof of the recent development that provides luxury travel at the coast.
Paying homage to Indonesian heritage, Jakarta Phinisi features a traditional-shaped boat as a reference to the configuration of the Buginese-Makassarese (Bugis-Makasar) trade vessel that has been built since the 14th century. It’s an initiative to promote cultural heritage tourism as UNESCO has designated Phinisi boat-building art as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2017.
Jakarta Phinisi owns two boats, namely de Kartini and de Sartika which were established as tribute to national female superheroes, RA Kartini and Dewi Sartika. Each vessel is handcrafted-built with a wood-carving finish illustrating batik and other visual symbols representing Indonesian heritage. It has three private rooms and three sundeck areas with a total capacity of 150 people.
DeSartika is a Phinisi ship for individual passengers that offers an open trip on the ticket box. For those booking the cruise for a corporate meeting, event, MICE or other business purposes, de Kartini is available for large group passengers. Jakarta Phinisi cruise ship is also available to rent for weddings and birthdays.
Start the trip at the meeting point at The Waterfront Baywalk Mall before heading to Phinisi using a small boat as the big boat can’t pull over too close to the soil. Don’t expect to see crystal blue sea on Jakarta water but, at least, you can appreciate the twilight sky and cityscape while enjoying onboard service including live music and the foods.
Starting from IDR 749,000 per pax, Jakarta Phinisi will sail the passengers for island hopping and reach the sunset point nearly Bidadari Islands within three hours of experience. It also provides a package for Morning Photoshoot, Half Day Charter, Island and Snorkeling Charter.