No different from Karimunjawa. Even in the waters of Karimunjawa included in the category quite extreme. It is proven by the strong winds in the ocean and the waves are quite high. It can even reach 4 to 5 meters, thus blocking the crossing to the island of Karimunjawa.
With conditions like this, the termination of the cruise becomes an option. So it is very detrimental to tourists and tourism actors in the Karimunjawa National Park. In addition, the residents of Karimunjawa are also isolated and cannot get out of the Karimunjawa islands. This high wave info is written by the compass, as outlined in the article below.
“JEPARA, KOMPAS.com – Bad weather in the form of high waves and strong winds over the past week has affected tourism in Karimun Jawa. This has caused tourists to be unable to cross to Karimun Jawa from the Port of Jepara.
“Yesterday, the latest information from Asita’s friends in Central Java, 700 tourists canceled to Karimun Jawa. From my agent I sent 20 local tourists back,” said the owner of the Wisetra Organizer tour agency, Donna Ekawati who is also a tour guide for “Let’s Go Karimun Jawa” to KompasTravel on the sidelines of the journey of KM Binaiya, Jepara, Sunday (19/7/2015).
Donna said the tourists came from Jakarta, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, and even foreign tourists from the Netherlands. He explained that the cancellation was for the safety of the tourists. The schedule for the next ship’s departure is still being confirmed.
“The Kartini ferry from Semarang will only be available on July 30. The Cantika Ekspress should have departed today but is still under confirmation from Shah Bandar for a minimum wave height permit,” he said.
Public Relations of PT Pelni Ahmad Sujadi added that the crossing at the Port of Jepara was still waiting for the weather to improve and information from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). “If it’s not safe, we can’t serve the crossing,” he said.
Monitoring KompasTravel, Saturday (18/7/2015) there were five foreign tourists were at the Port of Tanjung Mas. Because there were no ships serving the crossing, they failed to leave for Karimun Jawa.
Karimun Jawa is one of the most popular marine tourism destinations for tourists in northern Central Java. Tourists can enjoy tourist attractions such as diving, playing on the beach, banana boating, and exploring mangroves.”