Around the fishmarket at Banda Neira

The fact that on our Seatrek voyages we can sail for 10 days around the Banda Sea from Flores to the Banda Islands and not see another ship tells you how isolated these islands really are.

The pristine waters make the Banda Islands a mecca for divers who come here from all over the world and a great place to see a variety of marine life.

All the precision photos and fish names are by courtesy of Martin Truefitt-Baker and the other photos are by Ian Burnet.




Peacock Rock Cod


Unicorn Fish and Rock Cod



Bluefin Trevally


Needle Fish







Selling delicious smoked fish on a stick




About ianburnet

Author of the book, Spice Islands. Which tells the History, Romance and Adventure of the spice trade from the Moluccas in Eastern Indonesia over a period of 2000 years. Author of the book, East Indies.Which tells the history of the struggle between the Portuguese Crown, the Dutch East India Company and the English East India Company for supremacy in the Eastern Seas. Author of the book 'Archipelago - A Journey Across Indonesia'. Author of the book 'Where Australia Collides with Asia' Author of the book 'The Tasman Map'. Author of the book 'Eastern Voyages'.
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4 Responses to Around the fishmarket at Banda Neira

  1. Jeffrey Mellefont says:

    Great fishmarket photos, Ian… from a long-standing fishmarket-photo addict

  2. carol graham says:

    It certainly whets the appetite for more travel in Indonesia some day. The photos are gorgeous; I can taste the fish!
    Carol Graham

    • ianburnet says:

      I will have a ‘Journey Across Java’ 14 day land tour in August and a 12 day Seatrek voyage ‘East Indies Exploration’ around the islands of the eastern archipelago in September 2017. It would be great if you can join us then for more travel in Indonesia.

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