Ambon - information for sailors


For those not staying on yachts there are a number of accommodation options.

Homestays in Amahusu
Why not make it a truly cultural experience and stay with a local family. Contact  for more information.

Tirta Kencana

Located directly opposite the moorings and race office. There are a combination of twin and double rooms.

Hotel Mutiara & Swiss Bel-Hotel

These are both located in Ambon City (approx 15kms from Amahusu).


For crew flying home there are 2 options.

  1. A charter flight direct from Ambon to Darwin with Hardy Aviation. This usually takes 2.5hrs and generally leaves on the Sunday after the presentation. There are also spaces on the inbound flight from Darwin to Ambon on the same day for crew who may be joining you in Ambon for the cruise home.
  2. Fly from Ambon to Ujang Pandang and then onto Denpasar. Jetstar & Air Asia both offer daily flights from Denpasar to Darwin at very affordable rates.

Moorings, Fuel and Water

Fuel & drinking water can be arranged prior to outward clearances in Ambon. More information will be available in Ambon.


Moorings are available next to the finish line in Amahusu. You will be directed to an available mooring upon arrival prior to clearances. DBCYA cannot guarantee the integrity of these moorings and as such recommends that each yacht has someone sleeping aboard the boat.