Karimunjawa National Park, which forms a chain of 27 islands, represents several
ecosystem types including lowland rain forest, seagrass and algae fields, coastal forests,
mangrove forests, and coral reefs.
A characteristic plant of the Park is dewodaru (Crystocalyx macrophyla) which grows in
lowland rain forest. The plants growing in the seagrass and algae fields can be classified
into three divisions, namely Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta. The coastal and
mangrove forests are characterized by ketapang (Terminalia cattapa), cemara laut
(Casuarina equisetifolia), jati pasir (Scaerota frustescens), setigi (Strebus asper), waru
laut (Hibiscus tiliaceus), and mangrove (Rhizophora mucronata).Karimunjawa National
Park's coral reefs are made up of fringing reefs, barrier reefs and several patch reefs. They have an incredible wealth of species: 51
genera with more than 90 species of coral biota and 242 species of ornamental fish. Two protected biota species, black coral
(Antiphates sp.) and organ pipe coral (Tubipora musica), can be found here.
Other protected sea biota include the hornet helmet (Cassis cornuta), triton trumpet (Charonia tritonis), pearly-chambered nautili
(Nautilus pompillius), green shell (Turbo marmoratus), and six species of clam.
The diversity of terrestrial animals of this Park is not as high in terms of numbers as that of the aquatic animals. However, it is still
possible to see deer (Cervus timorensis subspec), pangolin (Manis javanica), 40 different bird species such as the green imperial
pigeon (Ducula aenea), white-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), yellow-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier), red-breasted
parakeet (Psittacula alexandri), etc., as well as hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), common green turtle (Chelonia mydas),
and edhor snake. The white-bellied sea eagle is listed as an endangered species.
Around Kemujan island, the wreck of the Panamanian ship "Indono", which sank to the sea bed in 1955, is now a habitat of coral
fish and is a popular site for wreck diving.
Only five of the 27 islands are inhabited: Karimunjawa, Kemujan, Karang, Nyamuk and Genting. Karimunjawa Island is the centre of
this sub-district, which is located 83 km from Jepara (a city famous in Indonesia for its woodcarving industry ).
The name "Karimunjawa" comes from the era of Sunan Muria. He was one of the outstanding religious figures who helped to
disseminate Islam in Java. Story has it that once upon a time, Sunan Muria was viewing the islands of Karimunjawa from Java, but
they were just a blur on the horizon - in the Javanese language, 'kremun-kremun soko jowo'. When Sunan Muria's son, Sunan
Nyamplungan, or Amir Hasan, passed away, he left a bequest of lele fish (Clarias meladerma) without poisonous fins, the grave of
Nyamplungan, dewodaru wood, sentigi, kalimosodo and edhor snakes, all of which are now considered sacred by the local people.
Menjangan Kecil, Menjangan Besar, Tanjung Gelam, Legon Lele, Genting, Kembar, Parang, Cemara and Krakal Islands: marine
tourism (sailing, surfing, water skiing, swimming, sunbathing on white sand beaches, diving/snorkelling), camping, cultural visits,
deer and bird observation.
Bengkoang and Kemujan Islands: camping and wreck diving.
Bukit Bendera, Bukit Gajah and Legon Goprak: tracking and marine tours.
Travel bureaus in Semarang and Jepara offer package tours lasting from between one and seven days.
Cultural attractions outside the Park include the Durian and Lomban Festivals in Jepara, held in January and March each year.
Best time of year to visit: April to October.
How to reach the Park: Semarang-Jepara, about 1.5 hour by car (100 km), then Jepara (Kartini Harbour)-Karimunjawa, about 5 hours by
ferry (twice a week), or Semarang (Achmad Yani Airport)-Kemujan Island by plane (once a week).
Karimunjawa National Park
Article : Departemen Kehutanan
FAST FERRY SCHEDULE :
1. SEMARANG TO KARIMUNJAWA
Dep. 09:00 Arr. 12:30
2. KARIMUNJAWA TO SEMARANG
Dep. 14:00 Arr. 17:30
3. JEPARA TO KARIMUNJAWA
Dep. 09:00 Arr. 12:00
4. KARIMUNJAWA TO JEPARA
Dep. 11:00 Arr. 14:00
KARIMUNJAWA - Weekend Package - 3D 3N
Friday , Day 01 (L,D)
13:00 Go to Semarang from Yogyakarta
16:00 Arrive at Semarang for overnight
Saturday , Day 02 ( L,D)
08:00 - Meeting point at Tanjung Emas, Semarang seaport
09:00 - Start from Semarang to Karimunjawa by fast ferry
12:30 - Arrive at Karimunjawa , check in hotel and lunch at hotel
14:00 - Land tour visiting Bugis traditional village and snorkling
18:00 - Dinner
19:30 - Free time
Sunday , Day 03 (L,D)
07:00 - Breakfast
08:00 - Tour visiting Menjangan Kecil Island , you can enjoy and see beautiful white sandy beach,you can swim, diving or sun bathing, there
more species fishes and beautiful coral reef in underwater of the island. You can diving also in there. After that voyages to Menjangan
Besar to see shark conservancy.
12:00 - Lunch in Hotel
14:00 - Departure from Karimunjawa to Semarang by fast ferry
17:30 - Arrive at Semarang seaport.
18:00 - Back to Yogyakarta and Dinner past way
22:00 - Arrive at Yogyakarta
The price offer included :
- Transportation Jogja-Semarang
- Meal : Lunch and Dinner (L/D)
- Fast Ferry to Karimunjawa return
- Accommodation for 4 person :
- 1 night in Semarang
- 1 night in Karimunjawa
- 1 night in Yogyakarta
- Sea Tour 2 time ( 4 island)
- Bottom Glass Boat
- Banana Boat
- Guide & emergency team
- Diving & Snorkling
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