Zirbad is a pleasant boat, devoted to adventures and adventurers.

This name literally means "the lands beneath the wind", a derivate of the Persian term Zirbàded and it was given by the sailors and explorers trading in Asian spices to the islands in South Asia between Malaysia and Papua.

Zirbad was handmade in Bira, South Sulawesi, together with local artisans and launched in 2010 after almost two years of work.
Inspired by the design of traditional one mast Indonesian fishing boats, Perahu Lambo, Zirbad is a beautiful and simple 18-meter sailing vessel made of tropical wood: iron wood for the hull, bitti wood for the structure and teak wood for the deck. She is light and fast.

 In the past two years she has sailed the majority of the Indonesian seas. Her shallow draught allow her to explore the most remote coves and get very close to shores. 

The small capacity of the boat makes the cruises aboard Zirbad particularly friendly and cozy. This is the perfect alternative for groups of friends or family who can easily charter the whole boat and customize all the details of the trip to get the most unforgettable private experience in the Indonesian archipelago



Zirbad can accommodate 6 guests in a shared cabin equipped with two double beds and two single beds. Each bed has a skylight above it, which affords guests a view of the stars. A special set-up for couples joins the two double beds offering an extra wide bed. A shared bathroom with WC, shower and washbasin is located in the guest area. 

The aft offers a protected area perfect for relaxing, enjoying the ocean and having meals together at a central table. On the top deck there is a large space perfect for sunbathing and for enjoying the sunset. A separate area hosts a galley, navigation area and the three crew bunks.

Solar panels provide enough 12v power for navigations instruments, lights and music system. Many USB power outlets are available for recharge guest’s devices and a small inverter provide a little quantity of 220v power. No noise and pollution from any generator will bother the life on board. .



The prices are per day and include a cruise full board (three meals per day, snacks, tea & coffee and soft drinks) and two way transfer from/to the airport. Rates do not include port clearance (280.000 IDR/person), National Parks fees, alcoholic beverages and tips for the crew. 

  • 2 guests:  5.600.000 IDR/day   
  • 3 guests:  7.000.000 IDR/day
  • 4 guests:  8.400.000 IDR/day  
  • 5 guests:  9.800.000 IDR/day
  • 6 guests:  11.200.000 IDR/day



June to September
During the East Monsoon Zirbad will sail mainly around North Sulawesi, in the Bangka archipelago and around Bunaken National Park. 

April-May and October-November

The months mark the transition between monsoons and get light winds perfect to explore the archipelago of Sanghie and Talaud in the wild and beautiful north of Indonesia, close to the Philippine border.
During the west monsoon Zirbad will sails cross the north Maluku, around Halmahera to the Raja Ampat archipelago.


For divers, is possible to organize some dives in collaboration with Coral Eye's diving centre. Meet the diving boat directly on the diving spot around Bangka's Archipelago.Our cruise, route and organization are very flexible to meet your needs, and realize a tailor made cruise for you. Contact us to talk about your idea. All trip follow the seasonal weather condition and some details could change without previous notice due to the weather forecast.


short escapes from coral eye

Daily Trip

 Leaving from Coral Eye in the morning, just after breakfast. Sail to a nice spot around Bangka Archipelago. Enjoy some snorkeling, relax on the beach and explore around by the tender. Have a tasty lunch on board, a good nap and enjoy the afternoon again on the sea or having a nice trekking on the island. Sailing back to Coral Eye enjoying the sunset.

Short Cruise (1 to 3 nights)

 Leaving from Coral Eye, sailing around Bangka's archipelago looking for the best spot on Bangka, Gangga and Talisei Islands. Enjoying some snorkeling, trekking, relax on the wild beach and visit to the little villages around and the mangrove forest. This option could include a night in the Bunaken national park for a great snorkeling or a night close to Tangkoko National park for some trekking.

Cruise (3 to 7 nights) 

From Coral Eye or Pantai Surabaya and sailing around the Bangka's archipelago first. Then heading to the wild and beautiful archipelago of Sanghie for some exploration. Crazy trekking on the volcanos, beautiful beach and some very interesting snorkeling spot in a place that still far away from tourism and civilization. Back to Coral Eye or Pantai Surabaya again for check-out.



technical informations

General data:

Designee: Lembo rig.
Hull materials: Iron wood
Launched: 2010
Refit: 2015
Home port: Bira, South Sulawesi, Indonesia




Dinghy (Aluminum, outboard 15 hp)
Snorkeling gears
Bose sound station

Safety equipment:

Life raft 10-passenger
Life Jackets
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit



Garmin GPSMAP-585
Icom IC-M304 VHF + Two
Icom portable VHF
Service battery pack, 300A – 12V
Solar panel 2x Solbian SP 100w
Victron MPPT 75/15 charge controller
500w Inverter


LOA: 18 m
Beam: 4,5 m
Draft: 1,2 m
Tonnage: 13 T
Mast: 15.5m
Boom: 9.5 m
Bowsprit: 2.5m
Sails: 140 m2
Refit: 2015
Engine: Hyundai 80 hp
Cruise speed: 6knt
Gasoline: 550lt + 100lt
Water: 550lt + 200lt