We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Krakatau Volcano (Krakatoa)

#136 of 967 things to do in Java
Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Jl. Raya Labuan KM.10 Carita Beach, 42264, Indonesia
Improve this listing
Description: A catastrophic explosion in 1883 had global repercussions and left only...
A catastrophic explosion in 1883 had global repercussions and left only remnants of Krakatau (Krakatoa), which has shown seismic activity as recently as 1994.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 86 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
A real wonder and a wow

We sailed into the caldera of Krakatoa in the afternoon and made our way to the East anchorage directly across from Anak Krakatau - child of Krakatoa - which was smoking and had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
PhilipH2201
,
Beverley, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Java

Add Photo Write a Review

86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Beverley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We sailed into the caldera of Krakatoa in the afternoon and made our way to the East anchorage directly across from Anak Krakatau - child of Krakatoa - which was smoking and had unvegetated lava flows. We could see the southern part of the caldera rising sharply from the sea from our sheltered spot where there was plenty of space... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We have a lot experience to seen one of the famous volcano in the world, we would like to say thank you so much to provided us with best service and comfortable trip and so happy after visited the volcano, we know you are the best tour operator..for all and my family .. KrakatauEcotourism is the best way to visit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Krakatoa is well known because of the gorgeous pictures published of it. Visiting Krakatoa is nothing like the pictures. You have to take a 1 1/2 hour boat from the Marina to the volcano itself. The island of Anak Krakatoa itself is littered with trash and the only thing there is to do is go snorkeling or climb the volcano.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My son and my husband wanted to go to Volcano Krakatau, I wasn't sure myself as I thought it's rather too dangerous to be that close to an active volcano. But after reading a lot of reviews about it, gave me the reassurance about it. I contacted someone called Tom from Krakatau Tur by email, and we had a back... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Clarkston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We lived in Jakarta for 4 years, had cousins visit, they took a long bus trip to Carita beach to then take a boat to see Krakatau. They were the only tourists in the area, they wanted astronomical price £2000 for the trip (0's are correct). They could and would not pay so found a dodgy place to spend the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
County Meath, Ireland
Level Contributor
74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was the best thing my partner and I did in SE Asia. On our way to see krakatua we did some snorkelling and just as krakatau appeared on the horizon the boat was surrounded by a school of dolphins leaping out of the water all around us, approx 30-40 in number. Krakatau itself was smoking when we visited and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went to Krakatau from Tanjung Lesung, several boats propose tours including cruise to Krakatau, hiking and snorkeling. The journey from Tanjung Lesung is about 1.5 to 2 hours depending on boat & sea conditions. The hike is about 30 min, easy climb but you won't be able to reach the top as the volcano is still active. Prefer to combine... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore
Level Contributor
188 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Someone told me to reconsider the trip but we went ahead instead and was very glad we took the chance. Spectacular sights, exciting climbs and a very adventurous exploration. This trip was tough, 3 hrs on land and 1.5 hours by boat but it is a good milestone in travels for us.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I did the Krakatu camping tour via krakatauecotourism.com in feb 2015. It's chinese new year in Singapore and we all get 4 days off and it's perfect place to go i thought. I have always wanted to go there for some unexplained reason. I knew it's history and how dangereous it is.If you like adventure and life threatening things then... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 21
Debre Zeyit, Ethiopia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It was on August 2012...we were a group of 20 persons at Carita Beach...just like that somebody told that we can see the Live Valcano if we travel by speed boat for an hour..Police at the beach took our names and telephone numbers.We were excited and it was a long journey in the rough sea..When we landed we realised that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7

Travelers who viewed Krakatau Volcano (Krakatoa) also viewed

 
Serang, Banten Province
 

Been to Krakatau Volcano (Krakatoa)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Krakatau Volcano (Krakatoa) and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Krakatau Volcano (Krakatoa) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?