Inspiring Journal

Life is a journey, and it is travel that makes that journey worthwhile. As we venture to more distant lands, we are becoming more sensitive about the impact that tourism has on the environment and the local population. We have very few wildlife ecosystems left. Sustainable lodging, locally grown food sourcing, burning less fossil fuel are ways each of us can adapt to slow down the rate of global warming. We can explore remote reefs at the edge of the world with the most spectacular marine life to be seen while keeping our footprint light.

Here, where the Pacific and Indian Oceans meet, Sequoia Yacht is celebrating our journey across this remote section of South East Asia; The Coral Triangle. We hope that this journal inspires you to take an extraordinary journey in The Coral Triangle. If you do, you may become more convinced of the importance of saving this reef system, a jewel that is critical to keeping our precious blue planet. Begin your own journey!


Adventurer Journal / October 3, 2019

Komodo Islands Remain Open 2020

Komodo National Park was founded in 1977 to protect the world’s largest living lizard, the Komodo dragon, which is only found in this park.  Adult dragons can reach a length up to 3 meter (9 feet), with an average weight of 90 kg (200 lbs). With only 6,000 living lizard in the wild, the Komodo […]

Adventurer / May 31, 2019

Alor Folklore

Legend has it that after a particularly long drought in the Dolabang Village at Pura Island, a local man, Olangki, made a journey to Reta Village to borrow rice. The following year, while on way to return the  borrowed rice, he saw a pig on the top of Maru Mountain. He tried, but failed, to […]

Adventurer / May 25, 2019

Tambora, the eruption that changed the world.

Thomas Stamford Raffles, a governor of British East Indies, heard explosions that lasted for more than one day on April 5th, 1815 while he was residing at Batavia, Java. He thought that the explosions that originated in Jogjakarta were cannon fire in the battle between the Dutch soldiers and the Kingdom of Jogjakarta. The following […]

Adventurer / May 16, 2019

Komodo Tale

Indonesia is home to more than 17,000 islands. As the world’s largest archipelago, it possesses incredible diversity with 300 tribes speaking 700 languages. Each has its own tale, including one here in Komodo Island. It is believed that one upon a time; there was a fairy princess who lived in Komodo Island; the villagers named […]

Adventurer / December 7, 2018

The Wild Waigeo

Raja means “King”, while “Ampat” means four. According to the legend, eggs laid by a mega bird of Waigeo hatched into four fabled kings who settled the region’s four biggest islands from north to south; Waigeo, Salawati, Batanta, and Misool. Among all of the wonderful Raja Ampat Islands, Waigeo is the largest of them all. […]

Adventurer Family / September 15, 2018

Sequoia & OceanScape Yachts

Yachting is such an incredible vacation experience. The freedom and privacy are unparalleled by other travel options. More people should get to enjoy the sheer luxury of it. After all, you work hard. You deserve the good life! So with the help of an amazing team and exceptional partners, Ocean Seascape Yachts, which is based […]

Adventurer / July 27, 2018

Into The Blue at Koon & Kurkap

These islands are located in between Banda Islands of Moluccas and Kaimana Regency of West Papua. It is a region of Watubela, South East of Seram Island. It is a perfect midway point for a stopover. As far as your eyes can see, the pristine crystal clear turquoise waters surround the Island. Koon Island is […]

Adventurer / July 24, 2018

Misool with Wet Traveler

Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago with over 18,000 islands. It is home to the planet’s most biodiverse marine life with over 3,000 species of fish and 500 species of coral. Its most beautiful and remote destinations are located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, which until recently have been difficult to explore. From […]

Adventurer / July 23, 2018

The Wonderful Misool

Venture to where the wild things are – Misool, South Raja Ampat – the richest marine biodiversity on earth.  Myth-enshrined ancestors form the basis of Papua’s modern social structure. Raja means “King”, while “Ampat” means four. According to the legend, eggs laid by a mega bird of Waigeo hatched into four fabled kings who settled […]

Adventurer / July 22, 2018

The Building of MSY Sequoia

Since 2006, Yessi has traveled much of the Indonesian Coral Triangle. She noted back then that it was a difficult area to travel with limited transportation options and a poorly developed infrastructure. She saw an opportunity to provide luxury exploration in this jewel of nature; the most biodiverse marine region of the world. The tool […]

Adventurer / May 27, 2018

The History of the Old Spice Route

In 1512, after the capture of Malacca, Albuquerque sent three ships: Santa Catarina, Sabaia and anunnamed caravel in search of the primary sources ofthe most popular spices. Clove was thought to come from “Ternate Island” and nutmeg and mace from “The Banda Islands.” Sailing the uncharted north coast of Java using only rising volcanoes above […]

Adventurer / May 22, 2018

The Spice Islands

To begin to understand the rich history of Indonesia, one must embark on some its most remote islands. The 11 islands that make up the “Banda Islands” were the world’s sole source of nutmeg and mace, the fragrant gold that sparked the European Age of exploration and helped finance the Netherlands, the richest of all […]


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