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Catalano Shipping Services Indonesia
“Global support backed by local knowledge”
There were many logistical concerns during our time in Raja Ampat which The Lighthouse Consultancy made look easy, but I know this was definitely not the case.
If you are looking for a reliable and professional agency that can take care of your cruising needs while in Indonesia, I would definitely recommend Andy and his team.
Indonesia stands out as the best destination I have traveled to in 33 years of sailing the world. Our two trips, to the East of Bali and Raja Ampat, were completely different; the scenery is simply stunning and even within a limited geographic area which is refreshingly different. The local populations were very warm, welcoming and genuinely excited to see the yacht and let us see their world. It is however not an easy place to work and it was essential to have good local guidance. The Lighthouse Consultancy provided that brilliantly, allowing us to do some incredible things that left our guests delighted each and every day. The dilemma we have now is how other trips are going to compare.
Andy and his team proved to be very valuable in often tricky situations with ensuring the visit was smooth and successful. I have no hesitation in recommending the shore side support services of The Lighthouse Consultancy to any large yacht fortunate enough to sail through the islands of Indonesia.
The Lighthouse Consultancy provided us with great guides to explore the regions we visited, as well as great, quality and hard working assistance in between trips. The owners and guests loved the trip we put together with Andy’s help and are looking forward to returning for more. I highly recommend Lighthouse and can honestly say that Andy is one of the best agents I have ever worked with. I look forward to bringing our vessels back to Indonesia and exploring more of the area.
We have been using Lighthouse for the past two years whilst cruising Indonesia. With the ever changing regulations/challenges in the area, we are shielded from the hassles and get to concentrate on showing the owners a good time. Its an incredible cruising ground, with beauty above and below the water.
If you were to think about a great host and then apply that to a country, then you have this team. Responsive, attentive, alert, knowledgeable, hands on and all with clear steps and nothing hidden. Truly an effortless experience and exactly what will make any trip planned work seamlessly.
“M/Y Wabi Sabi used The Lighthouse Consultancy’s services extensively throughout our time in Indonesia, and simply put they were above and beyond expectations in every area of our dealings. Their tireless effort to ensure all our requests were met, our travels went seamlessly and the guests left with a great desire to return was nothing short of incredible.
I feel that Indonesia is one the world’s top cruising destinations, supported by a team that I believe are at the forefront of providing support for visiting yachts.”
During his time aboard he proved to be an excellent dive guide, knowing all the great dive spots and the best times to dive them. He also arranged excursions ashore for us and dealt magnificently with the local bureaucracy. More importantly, he proved to be a very nice person to have on board, his English is excellent, and he was always helping the crew, we all became very good friends, and would love to invite him back on board another time.
If you are planning on travelling to Indonesia you will need the services of an experienced and genuine agent. The Lighthouse Consultancy will not let you down, this I can guarantee. It is my pleasure to highly recommend Andy and his team to all captains and owners, regardless of size or the vessel’s requirements.
The service from The Lighthouse Consultancy has been fantastic. They stop at nothing to get you what you need, when you need it - no matter how remote you may be! The attention to detail, the communication and how the produce arrived on board was incredible and I learnt quickly I could rely on them.
Definitely one of the best provisions suppliers I’ve worked with!
Andy has a wealth of knowledge in Indonesia and was always available day or night to offer his support. Through his connections, he was able to make anything happen which proved to be critical in ensuring the success of our guest trips.
I would not hesitate to recommend Andy at the The Lighthouse Consultancy to other captains or yacht owners considering cruising through Indonesia.
Thanks for making our trip to Indonesia so straightforward. The endless support and advice provided by The Lighthouse Consultancy turned a logistical nightmare into a walk in the park.
Having The Lighthouse Consultancy assist us every step of the way ensured a trouble-free experience and allowed us to maximise our time seeing the best of Indonesia.
There is no question that the stellar service we received from The Lighthouse Consultancy made everything easily fall into place, allowing me to focus on our guests, routes and daily routines. I very much look forward to returning to Indonesia, hopefully sooner rather than later, and Lighthouse will be the first call I make.
The Lighthouse team were there to assist with regulations, transfers, advice, provisions and all manner of small problems at any hour, always with a solution and a smile. It is a testament to the excellent support we received that we were able to roam so freely and give the owner the sense of exploration that is so integral to such an amazing and diverse country.
There are many yacht support agencies worldwide who could learn a thing or two about how it should be done from The Lighthouse Consultancy!
The Lighthouse Consultancy is an all-around professional team with an amazing array of skillsets. Their local knowledge of logistics, customs and clearance regulations, anchorages, dive locations, beaches and adventures was priceless and sincerely appreciated.
They provided us with exceptional live-aboard guides whose ‘get-things-done’ attitude helped us out many times when we were in a difficult situation. They are true team players, always willing to help when needed - day or night - and a real pleasure to work with.
Andy and his team assisted us from start to finish with all our logistics, from provisioning, private jet handling, transfers, guest visas, crew visas, clearance, cruising permits, on-board cruising guides, etc.
Throughout our cruising in some remote areas we were in daily contact with Andy for assistance with guests requests, provisioning, itinerary recommendations, bunkering and guests transfers. I can unreservedly recommend The Lighthouse Consultancy as agents and when I return to Indonesia in the future I will be using their good services again.
We needn’t have worried, from our arrival in Bali and right through to our departure from Sorong The Lighthouse Consultancy was always on hand and made our time in the region as easy as it could have possibly been.
From Immigration, Port Clearance, Bunkering, Finance, Invoicing, Permits, Provisions (which were always of excellent quality, packed appropriately and delivered to even the remotest areas at short notice without trouble) and even trivial requests. All were handled in timely manner and executed in organised, detail oriented and personal fashion not often seen with many other agencies, even those operating in far more developed parts of the world.
I particularly liked Lighthouse honest ‘tell it like it is’ approach and flexibility when it came to handling logistics and thanks to Lighthouse we always knew what was going on and what to expect at each stop.
Lighthouse Consultancy can provide the most knowledge on cruising areas, itineraries, guides provisions and the best support network. All of this delivered at a competitive price and an attitude of 'nothing is too much trouble'.
Andy and his team have a sense of urgency in every matter that they assist with whether it is providing local information, provisioning, bunkering, arranging helicopters or remote immigration clearance. I hope that you also choose to work with Lighthouse Consultancy - they are a professional outfit located throughout Indonesia.
You will not regret your choice!
Andy and his knowledgeable team provided assistance with liaising between government officials upon arrival, during and departure from Indonesia. This helped expedite matters such as crew/guest visas, cruising permits, pilotage, customs and immigration. Without the services of Andy and The Lighthouse Consultancy, the trip would not have been as smooth and/or successful. I would not hesitate to recommend Andy and The Lighthouse Consultancy to any motor yacht looking to cruise in Indonesian waters.
Lighthouse shore personnel were on hand to assist at all of our supply and fuelling stops and always helpful with last minute requests and unplanned errands. I particularly liked Lighthouse's honest ‘tell it like it is’
approach and flexibility when it came to handling logistics and thanks to Lighthouse we always knew what was going on and what to expect at each stop.
I would highly recommend The Lighthouse Consultancy as an agency for any vessel planning to visit Indonesia.
Indonesia stands out as the best destination I have travelled to in 33 years of sailing the world. Our two trips, to the East of Bali and Raja Ampat were completely different; the scenery is simply stunning and even within a limited geographic area refreshingly different. The local populations were very warm and welcoming and genuinely excited to see the yacht and let us see their world. It is however not an easy place to work and it was essential to have good local guidance. Lighthouse provided that brilliantly, allowing us to do some incredible things that left our guests delighted each and every day. The dilemma we have now is how other trips are going to compare.
The service from Lighthouse has been fantastic, they stop at nothing to get you what you need when you need it, no matter how remote you may be! The attention to detail, the communication and how the produce arrived on board was incredible and I learnt quickly I could rely on them. Definitely one of the best provision suppliers I’ve worked with!
MY Wabi Sabi used the Lighthouse Consultancy’s services extensively throughout our time in Indonesia and simply put they were above and beyond expectations in every area of our dealings. Their tireless effort to ensure all our requests were met, our travels went seamlessly and the guests left with a great desire to return was nothing short of incredible.
I feel that Indonesia is one the world’s top cruising destinations supported by a team that I feel are at the forefront of providing support for visiting yachts.
I can’t say enough good things about the help The Lighthouse Consultancy team gave us when we were in Indonesia. Andy and his staff were always extremely helpful and went out of their way to make our stay as easy as possible. Everything was done promptly and done with a smile.
Thanks again for the exceptional service provided through Lighthouse Consultancy for the duration of our voyage in Indonesia. It was a major bonus that you have extensive personal knowledge of the areas we visited and were able to pass on much appreciated tips, advice and contacts.
The Lighthouse Consultancy’s attentive responses, 24 hour availability and swift reactions made our experience in Indonesia significantly less stressful.
All in all it was a fantastic cruise for our guests and crew and we all thank The Lighthouse
Consultancy for a great job, well done!
Our cruise experience on SY Twizzle in Indonesia was fantastic, made much easier by having The Lighthouse Consultancy onside. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services to captains and owners contemplating a visit to this area.
With the Lighthouse Consultancy’s help I am confident that I can get what I need and what my owner wants. They provide peace of mind and give me an incentive to return, time and again.
Indonesia is a fantastic place for yachting. It is also a world-class diving destination. I would not consider any alternative, when I am in the country.
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