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One of the best experiences in my life!

You are laying on top of a boat with your friends, chatting and drinking some beers, enjoying a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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It was an amazing sight.

It was wonderful to see all the bats all fly away as the sun disappeared. For some reason one ot... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Avril G
Llangorse, United Kingdom
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Pulau Koaba, which is also known as Kalong Island (Fruit Bat Island), is a low-lying circular island measuring 500 metres across and appearing to comprise a core of taller trees surrounded by dense mangrove. At dusk, the sight of thousands of bats...more
Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You are laying on top of a boat with your friends, chatting and drinking some beers, enjoying a beautiful sunset. Just when the sunset is over, thousands of bats flying across your boat. The black sillohuette passing above your head, as in you're watching the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Manggala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was wonderful to see all the bats all fly away as the sun disappeared. For some reason one ot two bats fly over the boat and over the next 10 minutes or so the sky is full of them as they all fly from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Avril G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About 1.5 hours with a fisher boat till"the island " de sky is already red. Around 6 o clock the foxes start to leave the island. Many ten thousand are flying over during 15 minutes. Big foxes ( 1,5 meter) The sky , the foxes,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dirk s
Reviewed 20 October 2018

It was nice to watch the sunset and see the bats spring into action as they flew out from the island, but otherwise not that exciting. We were on a live aboard boat and had plenty of time so I would recommend in that case,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank GpLixi
Reviewed 12 October 2018

So beautiful environment. Magic moment when the kalongs flights over.Beautiful sunset and they were with thousands of them.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SylvieWilson
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Virtually thousands of bats flying over your head. Beautiful, exciting. Pure Nature! Be sure that your tour operator will take you there while in Komodo NP.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank copernici
Reviewed 9 October 2018

it's a good experience to see thousands of bats (flying foxes) come out at the same time and fly above your boat.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Yuppy S
Reviewed 8 October 2018

At around 6:30pm a few flying foxes will come out, then tens of thousands of them fly in a continuous stream for around 20 minutes. you will need a good DSLR to take a photo of them. The foxes are quite large bats

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank CameronG-SG
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

I have no words to describe how beautiful is to watch thousands of bats migrating from a mangrove island to Komodo during the sunset, with the pink and purple sky. The flying foxes were literally never-ending, they kept continuing appear from the trees and flying...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Blackjoliet
Reviewed 30 September 2018

A nice mangrove island with a population of many thousands of flying foxes that fly away in search for fruits every night at 6:00 - 6:15. An extraordinary sight with guaranteed beautiful sunset to go along with it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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4 May 2018|
Response from hospitalityfan |
Yes, perama tours (red and white logo) who have an office on the Main Street in LB (near the harbour) were able to sort us out with a boat and skipper - if you ask in the tour shops a few of them can also offer the same... More
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Response from fitri s | Reviewed this property |
Kanawa have a good spot for snorkeling, and Kalong you can enjoy the magnificent sunset in clear day with the thousand bats going out form that island
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14 May 2015|
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Response from Maciej B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would suggest to go for a 2 days/ 1 night tour with sleeping on the boat. There are many tour operators in Labuan Bajo proposing such option. Unfortunately personally I can not give you a hint which one to choose... More