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Kalabahi is a town located on the northeastern tip of the Alor Island in Indonesia. It is the capital of the Alor Regency and the largest town in the regency. It is the main port and administrative center of the Alor archipelago.

Kalabahi is situated in the Banda Sea, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) east of Kupang, the capital of East Nusa Tenggara province. It has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 24 to 33 degrees Celsius (75 to 91 degrees Fahrenheit). The town is surrounded by mountains, hills, and a large bay.

The history of Kalabahi dates back to the 16th century when it was a trading post for the Portuguese. The Dutch East India Company later took control of the area and established a fortress in the town. Kalabahi was also the site of a major battle between the Dutch and the local people in 1756.

In the 19th century, Kalabahi became an important port for the spice trade, with ships from all over the world coming to the port to trade spices. During World War II, Kalabahi was occupied by the Japanese and was used as a base for their operations in the area.

Today, Kalabahi is a bustling port town with a population of over 30,000 people. The town is a popular tourist destination, with many visitors coming to explore its unique culture, beaches, and mountainous landscape. There are also many historic sites in the town, including the Portuguese fortress, the Dutch fort, and the traditional villages of the local people. Kalabahi is also home to a variety of unique flora and fauna, making it a great place to explore the natural environment of Indonesia.

Excursion tips for a day in Kalabahi

As a tourist in Kalabahi, Indonesia, there is a wide range of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top activities to experience:

1. Visit the Alor Museum: This museum showcases the cultural history of the Alor islands, including traditional artifacts and art.

2. Explore the local markets: Kalabahi is known for its bustling markets, where you can find everything from fresh produce to handmade souvenirs.

3. Take a boat tour: There are many boat tours available, which allow you to explore the stunning coastline and nearby islands.

4. Go snorkeling: Kalabahi is surrounded by crystal clear waters, where you can spot an array of colorful marine life.

5. Visit the local temples: Kalabahi is home to several beautiful temples, including the Pura Agung temple and the Pura Tirta temple.

6. Try the local cuisine: Kalabahi offers a variety of delicious local dishes, such as sate lilit and ikan bakar.

7. Relax on the beach: Kalabahi has several stunning beaches, where you can spend the day swimming, sunbathing, or simply admiring the views.

Experience Kalabahi with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Kalabahi. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Kalabahi

Kalabahi has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: the wet season and the dry season. During the wet season, which runs from December to March, the humidity is high and the temperatures range from 25-35°C. The dry season, which runs from April to November, is generally sunny and dry with temperatures ranging from 25-30°C. The city experiences heavy rainfall during the wet season, with the months of December and January being the wettest. During the dry season, the city experiences less rainfall, but higher temperatures.

Cruise weather for Kalabahi

Our weather forecast for Kalabahi helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 18.1 °C
7.6 m/s
8.6 m/s
68.3 %
24.1 m
73.3 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 16.5 °C
7.6 m/s
7.6 m/s
23.3 %
24.1 m
72.6 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 17.3 °C
7.9 m/s
10.8 m/s
26.2 %
24.1 m
72.1 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 18.2 °C
7.9 m/s
9.7 m/s
43.6 %
24.1 m
71.4 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 18.9 °C
7.2 m/s
9.0 m/s
63.7 %
24.1 m
72.4 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 18.2 °C
7.6 m/s
7.0 m/s
29.1 %
24.1 m
73.5 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 18.7 °C
7.2 m/s
6.5 m/s
70.8 %
24.1 m
68.9 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 18.8 °C
9.4 m/s
13.7 m/s
60.8 %
23.8 m
74.0 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 19.5 °C
10.8 m/s
17.6 m/s
86.4 %
24.1 m
76.9 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 20 °C
10.4 m/s
17.2 m/s
42.6 %
22.3 m
73.3 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 19.7 °C
10.8 m/s
16.2 m/s
73.1 %
24.1 m
78.2 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 19.3 °C
9.0 m/s
12.2 m/s
63.1 %
24.1 m
72.9 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 19.4 °C
6.5 m/s
8.3 m/s
77.2 %
24.1 m
74.9 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 19.9 °C
6.1 m/s
7.2 m/s
93.7 %
24.1 m
75.8 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 19.3 °C
7.2 m/s
8.6 m/s
74.9 %
24.1 m
71.9 %
1,014 hPa

Cruises to Kalabahi

Would you like to travel to Kalabahi on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Kalabahi.

Scheduled ship calls in Kalabahi, Indonesia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 18th 2024 Friday, 18th of Oct. 2024 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 5th 2024 Tuesday, 5th of Nov. 2024 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 20th 2024 Wednesday, 20th of Nov. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 14th 2025 Tuesday, 14th of Jan. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 29th 2025 Wednesday, 29th of Jan. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 25th 2025 Wednesday, 25th of Jun. 2025 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 11th 2025 Friday, 11th of Jul. 2025 Silver Cloud Expedition 06:30 am 12:00 pm

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Maritime AIS Data Kalabahi

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