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The Kai Islands

The Kai Islands

The Tayandu group to the west is the highlight of this small cluster of atolls, all boasting spectacular silica white sand beaches. The Kai islands are sparsely populated and many cruising superyachts have enjoyed this spectacular area for much longer than a week.

Kai Islands welcome party | Photo by Bill O’Leary
Kai Islands welcome party | Photo by Bill O’Leary
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310 miles from Ambon

TUAL. 5°38.061S, 132°44.266E

You can approach this beautiful natural harbour either side of Pulau Duroa and follow the well-marked channels into the calm south basin.

Tual, Kai Islands

Anchor in 9-15 metres on sand just off the main port. Look for the dock with the Marine Department vessels for safe dinghy tie up. All the clearing in government offices and fresh local markets are a short walk from here.

Tual is the capital of the province on Kai Kechil and has all the basic fare. There are good seafood restaurants in the main town and fuel can be purchased in 200-litre drums off the fishing boat docks. The airport is 40 minutes’ drive from the harbour and serviced three times a day with flights from Ambon.

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