FD Boat trip to Krakatoa


| May 15, 2020

Krakatoa refers to a group of volcanic islands in the Sunda Straits west of Java, encompassing the remains of a much larger volcanic peak that famously erupted in 1883. The eruption was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history, with earthquakes that were felt as far away as Australia. On this boat excursion you will spot Anak Krakatau ('child of Krakatoa'), an island that emerged in 1927 from the caldera below the ocean. Sail close to the island and see the lava and smoke that emanates from the peak. After some time to take pictures, land at a beach of soft, hot, black sand, and begin a hike inland and up Anak Krakatau. The peak is 300 metres above sea level, but it is only currently permitted to hike to 180 metres, which will take up to 45 minutes each way. There are superb views from the slopes out to the outer islands, and Sumatra and Java can be seen on a clear day. Sail on to Rakata island ('mother of Krakatoa'), where you can snorkel over the Legon Cabe reef – home to many species of tropical fish – swim, sun bathe and enjoy a picnic on the beach.

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