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Discover the Spice Islands epicurean taste

Experience a Chef hosted luxury voyage in the Banda Sea


  • Chef-hosted expedition with cuisine tailored to your preference
  • Explore fragrant nutmeg plantations and the historic streets of Run Island
  • Shop for spices and local handicrafts at a vibrant local market on Banda Neira
  • Hike an active volcano
  • Snorkel coral reefs teeming with marine life
  • Magical starlit gala dinner high atop Fort Belgica
  • Luxury accommodation and superlative service on board your yacht of choice
  • Cooking classes on a white sand beach fringed by palm trees
  • Nightly epicurean themed dinners showcasing the freshest seafood and aromatic flavours of the Spice Islands. A Western/International menu can also be customised should you prefer.
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7 Days / 6 Nights Itinerary


Day 1


Meet the crew and your host, Executive Chef Shane Lewis, as you step aboard your luxury yacht in Ambon Harbour and set sail for the legendary Spice Islands

‘Seafood Feast’ Welcome Dinner

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Day 2

Run Island

Snorkel along submerged lava flows to see parrot fish, black tip sharks and leather back turtles Tropical breakfast with your host, Shane, follows as you learn the history of Run Island.

‘Spice Islands Showcase’ Family-style Dinner

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Day 3


Discover panoramic views of the surrounding islands of Banda Neira, Banda Besar, Ai and Run. After breakfast, head ashore to Ai Island to explore the ruins of ancient forts and bastions now overgrown with forest.

‘Indonesian Fusion 5-course Dinner’ Showcasing Local Ingredients

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Day 4


Spend the afternoon at leisure, swimming, snorkelling or paddle boarding. In the late afternoon head to 17 th century Fort Belgica, for a magical evening of fine food prepared by Chef Shane and the team, accompanied by local entertainment.

‘Spice Island Barbecue Gala Dinner’ at Fort Belgica

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Day 5


Browse the vibrant local market to purchase freshly dried Banda nutmeg, sun dried cinnamon quills, handmade nutmeg plucking baskets and local delicacies made from spices grown on the island.

‘The Cuisine of the Spice Islands’ Maluku Dinner Feast,

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Day 6


Arriving on remote Hatta Island, explore the atmospheric village and idyllic white sand beaches. Lunch will be a personalised menu in collaboration with Shane and the team.

Farewell Indonesian Asian Fusion Dinner

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Day 7


Arriving in Ambon Harbour, say farewell to your yacht and crew, before being chauffeured to
Pattimura International Airport for your onward flight.

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Join Flagship for a culinary adventure like no other, with luxury expeditions across the world’s most remote destinations. With fully customizable opportunities available to suit your preferences, Flagship’s luxury travel specialists are dedicated to providing the ultimate culinary experience.

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