KOMODO | KOMODO DRAGON

Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). The lizard grows to 3 meters (10 feet) in total length and reaches a weight of about 135 kg (about 300 pounds), Komodo dragons are the heaviest lizards on Earth. They have long, flat heads with rounded snouts, scaly skin, bowed legs, and huge, muscular tails.

Komodo dragons have thrived in the harsh climate of Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands for millions of years. They prefer the islands’ tropical forests but can be found across the islands. Though these athletic reptiles can walk up to seven miles per day, they prefer to stay close to home—rarely venturing far from the valleys in which they hatched.

As the dominant predators on the handful of islands they inhabit, Komodo dragons will eat almost anything, including carrion, deer, pigs, smaller dragons, and even large water buffalo. When hunting, Komodo dragons rely on camouflage and patience, lying in wait for passing prey. When a victim ambles by, the dragon springs, using its sharp claws, and serrated, shark-like teeth to eviscerate its prey.

The Komodo dragon has venom glands loaded with toxins that lower blood pressure, cause massive bleeding, prevent clotting, and induce shock. Dragons bite down with serrated teeth and pull back with powerful neck muscles, resulting in huge gaping wounds. The venom then quickens the loss of blood and sends the prey into shock. A dragon can eat a whopping 80 percent of its body weight in a single feeding.

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The dragon is a monitor lizard of the family Varanidae. It occurs on Komodo Island and a few neighboring islands of the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. The popular interest in the lizard’s large size and predatory habits has allowed this endangered species to become an ecotourism attraction, which has encouraged its protection.

In 1980, Indonesia established Komodo National Park to protect the Komodo dragon and its habitat. This 700-square-mile refuge is also home to species such as the orange-footed scrub fowl and Timor deer, as well as a rich marine environment supporting whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, corals, sponges, manta rays, and more than a thousand species of fish. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Komodo National Park has established patrols to prevent poaching. It also works with local communities to build awareness of the species and the importance of protecting it.

Want to know more about Komodo dragons or have plans to visit Komodo Island? Don’t hesitate to contact our team Sailing Trip Indonesia by Putra Wijaya Tours, we will provide the best planning for the convenience of your Komodo trips.

Other Boats Charter Phinisi Liveaboard Scuba Diving Sailing Trip Komodo Island and around Indonesian Archipelago

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Name
Sailing
Area
Boat
Categories
Max
Capacity
Note
Adishree PhinisiKomodo; Labuan BajoPhinisi Boat12 Guestview more details
Baronang BoatKomodo; Labuan BajoWooden AC Cabin Boat12 Guestview more details
Cajoma Dive BoatKomodo; Labuan BajoWooden AC Cabin Boat20 Guestview more details
Cajoma Eco BoatKomodo; Labuan BajoWooden AC Cabin Boat12 Guestview more details
Cajoma III PhinisiKomodo; Labuan BajoPhinisi Boat8 Guestview more details
Cajoma IV PhinisiKomodo; Labuan BajoPhinisi Boat10 Guestview more details
Cajoma V PhinisiAlor, Banda Neira, Ambon, Saumlaki, Komodo, Raja AmpatPhinisi Boat20 Guestview more details
Elvano BoatKomodo; Labuan BajoWooden AC Cabin Boat 9 Guestview more details
Jofiel LiveaboardKomodo; Labuan BajoPhinisi Boat8 Guestview more details
Kanha Loka BoatKomodo; Labuan BajoWooden AC Cabin Boat18 Guestview more details
Kanha Nata BoatKomodo; Labuan BajoWooden AC Cabin Boat12 Guestview more details
Kurabesi PhinisiAlor, Banda Neira, Ambon, Saumlaki, Komodo, Raja AmpatPhinisi Boat12 Guestview more details
Lamborajo I BoatKomodo; Labuan BajoWooden AC Cabin Boat20 Guestview more details
Lamborajo II PhinisiKomodo; Labuan BajoPhinisi Boat17 Guestview more details
Maipa Deapati PhinisiKomodo; Labuan BajoPhinisi Boat16 Guestview more details
Neomi PhinisiAlor, Banda Neira, Ambon, Saumlaki, Komodo, Raja AmpatPhinisi Boat22 Guestview more details
Ocean Pro II LiveaboardKomodo; Labuan BajoPhinisi Boat20 Guestview more details
Riley PhinisiLabuan Bajo – Komodo IslandWooden AC Cabin Boat13 Guestview more details
Salila ExpeditionKomodo; Labuan BajoLuxury Phinisi Boat20 Guestview more details
Santorini BoatKomodo; Labuan BajoWooden AC Cabin Boat14 Guestview more details
Adelaar LiveaboardBali, Komodo, Alor, Banda, AmbonPhinisi08 Guestview more details
Alexa LiveaboardKomodo, Sumba, Moyo, BaliPhinisi02 Guestview more details
Alila Purnama LiveaboardRaja Ampat, Komodo, Banda, AmbonPhinisi10 Guestview more details
Amandira LiveaboardRaja Ampat, Komodo, Banda, AmbonPhinisi10 Guestview more details
Amaya Explorer LiveaboardRaja Ampat, Komodo, Alor, BandaPhinisi16 Guestview more details
Ambai LiveaboardRaja Ampat, Komodo, Banda, AmbonPhinisi16 Guestview more details
Arenui The BoutiqueMaluku, Banda, Raja Ampat, Alor, KomodoPhinisi16 Guestview more details
Aurora LiveaboardRaja Ampat, Komodo, Alor, AmbonPhinisi18 Guestview more details
Benetta LiveaboardRaja Ampat, Komodo, BaliPhinisi08 Guestview more details
Blue Dragon LiveaboardLabuan Bajo, KomodoPhinisi14 Guestview more details
Blue Manta LiveaboardKomodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Molucca Sea (Maluku), KalimantanSteel Ship22 Guestview more details
Cheng Ho LiveaboardLabuan Bajo, Komodo IslandPhinisi24 Guestview more details
Coralia LiveaboardKomodo National Park, Alor, the Forgotten Islands, Maumere and the Banda IslandsPhinisi16 Guestview more details
Damai I LiveaboardAlor, Bali, Banda Sea, Cendrawasih Bay, Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Komodo, Raja AmpatPhinisi14 Guestview more details
Damai II LiveaboardAlor, Bali, Banda Sea, Forgotten Islands, Gorontalo, Halmahera, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Triton BayPhinisi12 Guestview more details
El Aleph Luxury CruiseBali, Labuan Bajo, Komodo, Sorong, Raja Ampat, Alor, Forgotten IslandsPhinisi12 Guestview more details
Emperor Harmoni LiveaboardKomodo, Raja Ampat, Banda SeaPhinisi20 Guestview more details
Emperor Raja Laut LiveaboardKomodo, Raja Ampat, Banda, Flores, AlorPhinisi12 Guestview more details
Fenides LiveaboardKomodo, Raja Ampat, Banda, AlorPhinisi11 Guestview more details
Gaia LoveKomodo, Alor, Banda, Raja AmpatSteel Ship22 Guestview more details
I Like LiveaboardKomodo, Alor, Maluku, Banda Sea, Triton Bay, Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih BayPhinisi16 Guestview more details
Indo Siren LiveaboardRaja Ampat, Komdo National ParkPhinisi16 Guestview more details
Katharina LiveaboardRaja Ampat, Sorong, Misool, Ternate, Kendari, Bali, Komodo Archipelago, Alor, Sumba, Sunda Islands, Banda, TernatePhinisi16 Guestview more details
Kira Kira LiveaboardAround Komodo and Raja AmpatPhinisi08 Guestview more details
KomodoKu BoatExplore Komodo National ParkStandart AC Cabin11 Guestview more details
Kudanil ExplorerKomodo National Park, Banda, The Spice Islands, Papua, Raja Ampat, Triton BaySteel Ship16 Guestview more details
La GaligoExplore Komodo National Park and Raja AmpatPhinisi14 Guestview more details
Lady Denok LiveaboardRaja Ampat, Komodo, Maluku, Banda Island, Forgotten IslandsPhinisi14 Guestview more details
Lamima LiveaboardRaja Ampat, Komodo, Flores, Spice Islands, Cenderawasih Bay, Triton Bay, Maumere, AlorPhinisi14 Guestview more details
Mantra Dive and SailRaja Ampat, Komodo Island, Banda Sea and North MalukuPhinisi06 Guestview more details
Mermaid I LiveaboardKomodo, Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea, Alor and AmbonSteel Ship15 Guestview more details
Nyaman CatamaranKomodo Island, Raja AmpatCatamaran04 Guestview more details
Raja Naga Laut LiveaboardBali, Labuan Bajo, KomodoPhinisi10 Guestview more details
Sipuliang 2 LiveaboardKomodo Dragon IslandPhinisi14 Guestview more details

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