Kalong Island is located between a small group of islands in the area of Komodo National Park. The island is famous for its millions of bats of various sizes. They normally come out at sunset time.
This island is a mangrove forest area whose role is important in the balance of nature, especially the oceans. As the original habitat of bats, Kalong has become one of the most beautiful destinations to visit.
At sunset time, Kalong Island is usually busy with some travel boats. The island is also the location for ship anchors, they will stay overnight on this island. The reason the boat stays overnight on the island is to consider the tide currents of the Flores Sea.
Besides the sea condition reason, Kalong is also a close island to Rinca and Komodo Island. So it will easy to get the next morning trip to both of the islands.
Getting to Kalong Island
Kalong Island has located about 8 km from the Port of Labuan Bajo. The island can be reached with sea travel for approximately 1 hour. Choose to go on a speedboat tour or liveaboard, both are good for your travel to Kalong.
Labuan Bajo is the capital city of Wes Manggarai, Flores in the East Nusa Tenggara. The city is the place where you will start the Komodo Island tour. Most of the visitors are staying here before continuing the trip to Komodo National Park.
Keep in mind that travel to Komodo is not an easier thing to do, choose the best tour agency. It is great for your Komodo tour. Some online travel agencies also offer private trips to Kalong.
Travel to Kalong Island From Lombok
Here are some of our Komodo tour packages from Lombok which include the visit to Kalong. Our 4 day Lombok Komodo tour will offer a stop at Kalong Island. We also offer 3 days Komodo tour from Labuan Bajo.
Our Lombok tour offers a wide arrangement of Komodo Island and beyond. We have scheduled 3 times a week for the Komodo trip from Lombok. Book in advance to get a special offer from Lombok to Komodo.
Boat trips from Lombok to Komodo are designed for the longest-running and suit your adventure. It is one of the best Komodo boat tours from Lombok. Professional boat crews and licensed captains will always be with you along the trip.