Life Aboard Facilities

Fine Dining at Sea

Our speciality is fine Asian cuisine with an emphasis on freshly caught fish and seafood. Of course, we would be delighted to discuss your menus before the cruise, and we will provision the yacht with whatever you prefer. For special orders, be it Ostrich Carpaccio or fine French cheeses, we can source almost anything you may require in our home base of Bali, and our shore-manager will be at your disposition to find your favourites. We will happily cater special menus (gluten-free, vegetarian, kosher, etc.) upon request.

Wine and Spirits

We have a full bar list, including wines and spirits. Guests are also welcome to bring on their own, and there is no corkage fee. We will happily source special requests for wines and champagnes, but a bit of advanced notice would be greatly appreciated.

Deck Space and Lounge Areas

El Aleph has the most deck space of any boat of its class in Indonesia. There is a very large main deck with outdoor dining facilities, and plenty of place to sit and chat, or lie down with a good book. lounging, or reading, as well as a large promenade deck aft the wheelhouse, and a private terrace opening up from the main cabin. Sun worshipers will usually be found out on the ample bows, where one can look down to watch the dolphins play, or on a sunbed up on the roof. Both indoor and outdoor dining are available.


We are frequently within mobile phone 4G signal range, and free broad-band internet is available at those times. Nevertheless, within the Komodo National Reserve and in the more remote areas of Raja Ampat, coverage can be patchy. For those who need to remain in contact with the outside world, an always-on satellite broad-band internet system with VOIP telephony is available for an additional fee (billed at cost).


El Aleph has a wide-screen television system with a large and eclectic collection of DVDs, and plugs for computers and iPods. We have a varied library in English, French, Russian and Italian, as well as a selection of board games.


Like all other yachts, smoking is not allowed in any indoor areas aboard
El Aleph – although there is ample deck area for those wishing to indulge.

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