At Everything to Sea, our fleet of artisanal wooden yachts is not just any on the water. These iconic ships are deeply rooted in local heritage and demonstrate true mastery of craft.
The indigenous people of the Indonesian island known as Sulawesi have been building wooden vessels called pinisi ships for centuries. However, the pinisi is much more to the local communities than simply a vessel for trading goods. It’s at the very core of their social, economic, and cultural framework.
The world is an amazing place and traveling can make you feel invincible. It’s no coincidence it’s so addictive. However, there is a science behind the joy of traveling. Check out this article that we found from TheDiscoverer.com about crazy facts that could change the way you travel – and give you even more reasons to head on another new adventure.
Our Communications Specialist Eddie Rahadian recently joined one of our cruises and, for him, it was nothing short of amazing. In this blog post, Eddie shares some of his personal favorite moments during the voyage.
While most of us like to think our own one-eyed monster is the largest creature of the deep blue sea, the reality is our entire physique shrinks compared to massive manta rays. But do not be intimidated, these gentle giants simply spend their lives gliding through the surf. Manta rays are a common sight on Everything To Sea’s voyages within the waters surrounding the many islands of Indonesia.
Sometimes we’re asked if cruises provide snorkeling options. We are EVERYTHING TO SEA, so it’d be crazy if we didn’t! Especially because we’re sailing in part of the famous Coral Triangle, dubbed “The Amazon of the Seas”. Picture a beautiful landscape under the sea, rich with marine plants, gorgeous coral, and the greatest diversity of coral reef fishes in the world.
Everything To Sea runs trips in the Flores Sea of the Indonesian Archipelago – not too far from Bali. In this blog post, we want to put a spotlight on the island of Bali – a place our travelers often want to explore either before or after the cruise. Known as The Island of the Gods, Bali is abundant with cultural activities and traditions. Our Support Specialist Ron Roeslan wrote this piece about “Kecak” – a ritual that features a hundred half-naked men. Enjoy!
Indonesia is a land of beautiful volcanoes – one of them is Mt. Batur, which is located in Bali. A lot of guys who sail with us want to extend their trips to explore the Island of the Gods, after their cruises conclude. Everything To Sea is happy to arrange Bali Add-On options – and we have many to choose from. One exciting activity is to climb Mt. Batur. It’s probably not for the faint-hearted… but the journey is definitely worth it. Check out this excerpt from the blog post on KeepCalmandWander.com, where the traveler describes his experience hiking up this amazing mountain.
“Blessed be the fruit” (we’ll send you five pictures of hot guys with fruit, if you can guess this reference. Just leave a comment in the section below). Surely you know about eggplants????, bananas????, and peaches????. In this blog post, Everything To Sea staff share their favorite fruits. For this list, we’re focusing on fruits that are native Indonesian and considered exotic to this Southeast Asian country.
We hear from first time nudists expressing concerns about being nude for the first time in a group setting. Our own Everything To Sea’s support specialist, Ron, describes his recent first-time experience onboard our latest trip. It was his first time being nude with others. What he has to say may help anyone who may be timid about taking it all off in groups.
It took nine months to navigate through a whole new world, when it came to sailing again during Covid-19. We had to, unfortunately, inform our passengers that our April, June, July, and August trips would be canceled due to the ongoing pandemic. But then, for the first time in almost a year, we set sail again! Here at Everything To Sea, we were able to navigate the new rules set in place by different countries and here in Indonesia, get back on the water.
We came up with COVID FAQs based on these new rules (which seemed to change daily), and we finally got back to doing what we love – sailing naked! Read personal thoughts from owners Max and Dave, and the passengers, too – on what it was like to travel again after a long quarantine.
Our itinerary takes you to what some might say is the most majestic hike you’ll ever experience. Padar Island is the third-largest island in the Komodo Island chain. It’s an island with a truly unique feature: three beaches with three different colors of sand! It also has an elevation just shy of 400 feet, making for extraordinary views. Check out this post we found on weseektravel.com – “Padar Island Hike – Best Sunrise Viewpoint in Indonesia?”
This is a blog about naked sailing, so why are we talking about lizards? Well, one of the experiences on Everything To Sea’s voyages takes you to some of the most remote Indonesian islands, where you will come across the rare Komodo dragon. And, they are fascinating! For starters, did you know that females don’t need a male to get pregnant?
Get ready for the sharks and the almighty dragons! This is a Community-friendly travel guide to Labuan Bajo and the island of Flores, the base for the mind-blowingly incredible underwater world of Komodo National Park. Check out this article by our friends The Nomadic Boys, as seen on their Nomadic Boys blog.
The great age of sail, which ended in the West in the early twentieth century, never quite ended in Indonesia. The Bugis have continued to build their phinisi on the beaches of Sulawesi and continue to sail the islands to this day. Check out this article by Rick Spilman called “Where the Age of Sail Never Ended – the Bugis Phinisi, an Appreciation” as seen on The Old Salt Blog:
The fauna in Flores varies from the Komodo dragons, to wild boars and deer, to Manta Rays swimming in the Coral Triangle. And the Wallace Line, which scientifically delineates species, is an altogether different aspect of this region.