Karimunjawa National Park is one of the six National Marine Parks in Indonesia. The archipelago consists of 27 islands, with the two main ones being Karimunjawa island and Kemujan Island, and the smaller ones being Menjangan Besar Island, and Menjangan Kecil Island and some other even smaller, uninhabited islands. On these islands about 10,000 people live permanently, most of them fishermen. The Karimunjawa National Park has five types of ecosystems: mangrove forest, seagrass and seaweed, coastal forest, tropical rainforest and coral reef. Its biodiversity is tremendous: there are 44 species of mangrove floras, 11 species of seagrass, 9 species of seaweed, 444 species of fish, and 176 species of coral. You can find various kinds of sea animals too, like turtles, sharks, and fish (lots of clownfish, “Nemo” fish), in the sea around Karimunjawa. On the land, especially in Karimunjawa island and Kemujan island, one can find many kinds of birds, deer, and even snakes. Tourism is only marginally developed. Probably because the park is in a remote location and few tourists go here, which is a shame cause the pristine clear waters with amazing underwater life, white sandy beaches and uninhabited islands covered by rain forests are a treat.
08.00 : Meeting at pick-up point in JEPARA Harbour
09.00 : Departure Boat Express to Karimunjawa
11.00 : Arrival on Karimunjawa Island. Car Pickup on arrival, transport to Escape Romantic Beach Hotel
11.30 : Lunch at Hotel, break until pick-up time for the 1 st day boat tour
13.30 : 1 st day boat trip, preparing with snorkeling equipment, life jacket, guide, camera underwater and mineral water
13.40 : Reach 1 st Spot snorkeling Maher in Menjangan Kecil Island
15.00 : Reach 2 nd Spot Snorkeling Cemara Kecil Island
16.30 : Beach Ujung Gelam / Sunset Pictures
17.35 : End of the 1 st day tour, Way back to Karimunjawa harbor
19.00 : Dinner – Free Program
07.00 : Breakfast at the Hotel and prepare for the 2 nd day boat tour
08.00 : Pick-up, Transport to harbor
08.30 : Start Tour Boat, snorkeling equipment, life jacket, guide, camera underwater and mineral water.
10.15 : Reach 1 st Spot Snorkeling Tengah Island
12.00 : Harbour Tengah Island, lunch Fish BarbeQ, enjoy the fabulous white sand beach, swimming and beach activities
14.00 : Reach 2 nd Spot Snorkeling Cilik Island
15.15 : Reach Gosong Island (Virgin and empty Island consisting only of white sand beach, surrounded by crystal water, There is no vegetation, ground, stones, or trees on this island, ONLY WHITE SAND. Enjoy the white sand beach and swimming.
16.00 : Reach the pool shark on Menjangan Besar Island. Swim in the pool WITH THE SHARKS !
17.15 : Way Back to Karimunjawa harbor
19.00 : Dinner at Hotel, For people who want to see Karimunjawa by night, free car transport. Free program
07.00 : Breakfast at the Hotel
08.00 : Pick-up by car and go to Bukit Love (“Hill of Love”), where you can have a high beautiful view of the sea from the Hill.
10.00* : Transport to the Harbour
11.00* : Departure of the boat Express to Jepara
13.00* : Arrival in Jepara Possibility in Jepara to book Travel to Semarang (around2h) or Yogyakarta (around5h), departure every hour until 19.00. Pick up in Jepara Harbour*on Wednesday and Sunday (on Monday departure from Karimun at 12.00 and arrival in Jepara 14.00)
Tickets Boat Express Jepara-Karimunjawa Round
2 Nights accommodation in Escape Romantic Beach Hotel
All meals (x6) during the stay on Karimunjawa (breakfast x2, lunch x2, dinner x2)
Car transport in Karimunjawa from harbour to Hotel
Car pick up for activities
1 Day Full + ½ day tour Boat snorkeling/Islands Hopping
Snorkeling equipment for 2 days
Fish Barbecue on the white sand beaches on the 2nd day of the Tour
Islands Entry Ticket
Entry Ticket Shark Pool
Use of Underwater Camera
Copy Camera Photos on Flashdisk (Bring a flash disk of min. 4 GB)
Transport to Jepara
What to bring
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to do this trip on another day.
* The schedule for Express Boat may change according to the weather or waves on the sea of Java. In case of high waves (more then 3m) in the harbor then the officials won’t give permission and ship departure schedule will change according to the weather conditions.