Experience the Spice Islands Solar Eclipse Sailing Adventure

Ombak Putih ship

Wildland Adventures is offering a wonderful opportunity to view a solar eclipse with their Spice Islands Solar Eclipse Sailing Adventure package. This once-in-a-lifetime event is a must for travelers who want a unique and rewarding, VIP experience.

The Spice Islands Solar Eclipse Sailing Adventure package focuses on the upcoming a total solar eclipse, directly over the Equator above the remote Maluku island group of Indonesia.

Passengers will cruise on classic, two-masted sailing schooner. The Indonesian ship will offer an intimate setting as only 24 passengers will set sail on the Ombak Putih. The cruise is 12 days in duration and departs March 7, 2016 and returns March 18. After flying from Bali, travelers will depart from Ternate.

The highlight of this luxury cruise coincides with the total solar eclipse on March 9. The luxury cruise ship will anchor at location 0.4˚N, 127.4˚E. This point is only 24 nautical miles north of the Equator. It’s the ideal place, since it’s right below the track of the moon’s shadow or umbra. The advantage is passengers can experience the solar eclipse for the longest time possible.

With a current $1,000 discount now being offered, the Spice Islands Solar Eclipse Sailing Adventure package is available for $5,495 – per person double rate. What a wonderful chance to view a spectacular show put on by Mother Nature.

The luxury cruise will be amazing as you sail by uninhabited islands with lush, jungle landscapes and majestic volcanoes. Passengers also get the chance to take guided day excursions and evening lectures by escort and guest lecturer Jeffrey Mellefont. He is the research associate of the Australian National Maritime Museum. His experience and wealth of knowledge will enhance your journey. Get the chance to learn more about the cultures, natural history and local customs of the area’s archipelago.

There will be numerous, onboard activities to enjoy during your cruise. The ship provides kayaks, snorkels, paddleboards and much more to have fun in the warm waters. Once on land, take part in a community beach dinner plus tour local farms and even a clove plantation that produces kayu putih oil.

While on the island of Ternate, guests the the chance to visit the old house of Alfred Russel Wallace. He was the British explorer and naturalist that spent years on the island exploring the archipelago. What is fascinating is while Charles Darwin was developing his theory of evolution in the Galapagos, Wallace was doing the same on Ternate.

But of course, the main event will be the total solar eclipse. A partial eclipse stats at 08:35 am (23:35:45 UTC + 9) and the total eclipse gets underway at 9.51 am. The peak maximum eclipse occurs at 9:52:38. While anchored on the Ombak Putih ship, you will get to experience total eclipse for three minutes and 16 seconds.

After the eclipse ends, you embark once and gain and partake in a crossing-the-line ceremony while cruising across the Earth’s equator.

Wildland Adventures was named the #1 Best “Do-it-all” Outfitter on Earth by National Geographic Adventure, as well as one of the World’s Best Tour Specialists by Fordor’s. Wildland Adventures clients 150 unique itineraries covering 37 countries on 6 continents.

Would you like to experience viewing the next total solar eclipse? Then contact The Life of Luxury today to book your 12-day Spice Islands Solar Eclipse Sailing Adventure cruise package to Indonesia. Come back soon to follow our luxury blog and read about other amazing, luxury travel excursions.

Photo: Wildland Adventures


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