Weh Island (Sabang) - Indonesia
Weh Island or Pulau Weh and sometimes referred to only as "Sabang", the name of the largest city) is a small active volcanic island to the northwest of Sumatra. It lies off the northern tip of Sumatra at the northern entrance to the Strait of Malacca and is the first port of call in the Malay Archipelago for vessels coming from the west. From the harbour, built in 1887, you can reach some glorious beaches virtually untouched by tourism. The island is known for its ecosystem; the Indonesian government has declared 60 square kilometres (23 sq mi) of inland and sea around the island as a wildlife protection area. A rare megamouth shark species was found on shore and the island is the only habitat for the threatened toad, Bufo valhallae. Coral reef areas around the island are known for their large variety of fish species. There are four islets surrounding Weh Island: Klah, Rubiah, Seulako, and Rondo. Among those, Rubiah is well known for diving tourism, because of its coral reefs. The two main cities on Weh are Sabang and Balohan. Balohan is a ferry port that serves as a hub between the island and Banda Aceh on the mainland Sumatra. Sabang has been an important port since the late nineteenth century, because the city overlooks the entry to a busy shipping route, the Malacca Strait. The following 3 cruises call at Weh Island (Sabang). Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.