Accommodation, East Of Wallace Line

MSV Katharina


The MSV Katharina is a beautifully elegant 38 metre wooden pinisi ship led by Captain Iwan and a 12 man crew. Originally built in 1995 in Kalimantin by the highly-skilled peoples of Borneo and Sulawesi, she is back to former glory following a full interior refit in 2014. With a maximum occupancy of just 12 adults, and plenty of living space including a salon and bar, two sun decks and an outdoor dining area, the Katharina offers a relaxing and intimate cruise experience.

Run by SeaTrek Sailing Adventures the MSV Katharina is used in a wide variety of cruises around Indonesia, with focuses including birding, the Spice Islands, Komodo Dragons, Whale Sharks, Birds of Paradise and more. Indonesia comprises around 18,000 islands stretching over 5,000 km, making it the perfect country to explore by ship, and the Katharina and is a lovely base from which to explore the delights that this country has to offer. Sea Trek offers an extensive schedule of cruises, and specialise in expert-led cruises where an on-board specialist helps to enhance your cruise experience by imparting their own wisdom to guests. Private charter options are also available.

Depending on the focus of the cruise and your intentions for your time on board, a typical day can include everything from visiting uninhabited island beaches, trekking through beautiful jungle, meeting local villagers, bird watching, or observing the underwater delights whilst snorkeling.

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MSV Katharina 0.879482, 127.255860 MSC Katharina View


Two double cabins, two triple cabins (double with single upper bunk, preferably for children under 12), two twin cabins. All cabins have air conditioning, plenty of electrical and USB points, storage space and en-suite bathrooms. There is also a salon and bar, two sun decks and an outdoor dining area. The boat has modern communications and safety technology, as well as being equipped with tenders, kayaks, stand-up-paddle boards and snorkelling gear.

Optional Activities

The boat has snorkeling equipment, kayaks and stand up paddlebaords for guests to enjoy. Activities will vary depending on the theme of the cruise you are joining.

Jonathan Morris

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Indonesia tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

It was tiring, but we had a fantastic time and the holiday was up there with the best of them!  The boats in particular were brilliant ways to travel, and it was great that each place we visited had something different to offer.  The people were so lovely, and the food was great.  In fact, it’s one of the few places that we’ve been to over the last few years that I really feel I’d like to revisit.

Dr SG - Hitchin