On of main transport in the Maluku area is over the sea and along the shore.
So If there is time and an the sea has no waves , so try to take little tour with the traditional Perahu! But don`t forget a guide- on must know the current of tides and ready for quick changing weather in the "Pulau Ebun" - the Island of haze and rain.
There is from my view no problem, the wooden outtrigger is very stable, maybe one must now and then look to waterline inside the perahu.
The only difficult are the sharp coral shells- so don`t forget sandals- see the photo.
Starting to Lease Islands is easy from Tulehu Harbor- see here at Photo.
Our Speedboat starts very quick away from the bridge the Jembatan Tulehu -
and we trust the captain to find the right way over the water around wind and weather.
Usually is the arrival in Maluku is at Pattimurah Airport in Ambon Laha,
at southern part of the north peninsula near Ambon Bay.
Coming out of airplan is nice to see the usually fresh green north hills behind the Airport buildings.
Here at Photo coming at very sunny day..
Inside Ambon in special for short ways are the becak a good way.
It is cheap- for short ways so 2000 Rp - and makes it easy to go around.
But you should a little tell Bahasa Indonesia- most drivers are not so good in english.
For exploring Ambon is a good way to take an Angkota (town Bus),
or for short distances in inner town with a becak.
It is usually not so difficult to drive with an Angkota, but it is recommended to drive together with a a indonesian friend or guide, cause it is difficult to find the directions without street map. It is important to know a little of Bahasa Indonesia.
Ambon town is quite difficult, cause it goes from center up to the three hillsides around.
From the hills one has a good view at the roofs and churchtowers of Ambon- see the Photo- and at good weather a good view over the bay to north coastside.
You can hire a MotorTaxi to take you around the city. Depends on your bargaining skill, the prices are vary. The positif is the driver could show you around the popular tourist spot and give a brief explaination about the certain places. The price also can be made on daily basis.
Ambon City center is located just in the midle of Ambon Bay, so you'll find so many traditional boats for rent. You can hire them for show you arround Ambon Bay for fishing. It is not adiviseable swimming in Ambon Bay, as it's deep and many ferries and boats come to the Ambon Seaport from other islands throughout Indonesian Achippelago.
There several airlines serve daily flight from Ambon to Jakarta via Makkasar or Jogjakarta. Many of them offer quite competitive prices.