Komodo lizards quietly thrived in the harsh climate of Indonesia's Lesser Sunda Islands for millions of years until their existence was discovered about 100 years ago…when Dutch sailors encountered the creatures for the first time, they returned with reports of fire-breathing dragons. Reaching 10 feet in length and weighing over 300 pounds, Komodo dragons are the world's largest and heaviest lizards. The best place to view these magnificent and endangered creatures is on Komodo Island, the largest island in Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Man and Biosphere Reserve.
Although Komodo National Park is famous for its most recognized inhabitant it's also noted for its diverse marine habitat. 1,000 species of fish, 260 species of reef-building coral, manta rays, sharks, dolphins, whales and sea turtles live in the park's coral reefs, mangroves, sea grass beds and semi-enclosed bays.
Note: Komodo Island is a tender port. Due to National Park restrictions, passengers will only be allowed onto Komodo Island if they are part of an organized tour. Please make sure you take bottled water, hat, sun screen and wear comfortable walking shoes.
More about Komodo Island, Indonesia Points of Interest
Komodo National Park
Proclaimed one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, the island's distinctive and varied terrain creates a perfect environment for the powerful-looking reptiles that look like distant cousins to the extinct dinosaurs.
This popular swim and snorkel spot boasts a shimmering beach of pink sand, the result of pulverized red corals and is only one of seven pink beaches in the world.
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Komodo Dragon Adventure
2 hours | Komodo Island | KD1-200
Komodo National Park
This thrilling two hour tour takes you to Komodo Island inside Komodo National Park, home of the endangered Komodo dragon. A friendly English-speaking guide and a park ranger will meet you when you arrive and lead you on an approximately 90-minute moderately active walk to a viewing point. As you walk along the path be on the lookout for monkeys, the Timon deer, wild pigs or any one of the 90 bird species that call this island their home. After arriving at the viewing point have your camera ready, a Komodo dragon or two may make an appearance. The sight of these mammoth creatures is something that you won't soon forget: measuring 10 feet in length and weighing up to 300 pounds, these powerful-looking reptiles will leave a lasting impression. At the conclusion of your excursion you'll rejoin the tender and cruise back to your ship.
After boarding the tender you'll cruise to Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Man and Biosphere Reserve and New 7 Wonders of Nature. At the park, you'll be met by a friendly guide and a park ranger who'll lead you to the viewing point of the world's largest lizard on an approximately 60-minute long moderate walk. Have your camera ready, a Komodo dragon or two may make an appearance. Measuring 10 feet long and weighing up to 300 pounds, the sight of this mighty creature will leave a lasting impression. But the park is also known for its marine habitat. 1,000 species of fish, 260 species of reef-building coral, manta rays, sharks, dolphins, whales and sea turtles live in the park's coral reefs, mangroves, sea grass beds and semi-enclosed bays. To experience this undersea phenomenon for yourself you'll head to Pink Beach for swimming and snorkeling (gear is provided). Then, you'll return to your ship.