One of the popular fast boat operators in Bali, Wahana Gili Ocean is fast boat company with years of experience. The operation was started in early 2010 and continued to give reliable daily fast boat service to this very day. The company is based on Klungkung area – Bali while the cruise departs from Padang Bai Harbor to Lombok to Gili Trawangan and return.
The company has long history and keeps on improving. At the beginning, they used small vessel with 32 seats for passengers. Now, they have 60 seats vessel that used daily as the primary boat for sea transfer. In the future, bigger vessel with 90 seats is on the plan.
The primary daily boat is named “Wahana Gili Ocean II”. It departs from Padang Bai at 9.30 am and estimated to arrive at Gili Trawangan at 11.15. The route is Padang Bai – Senggigi Lombok – Gili Trawangan. From Gili Trawangan, it head straight to Padang Bai.
In high tourism season from June to September, they add “Wahana Gili Ocean I” with 32 seats capacity to their schedule to make their total capacity to be 92 seats. The additional cruise has the same route but have different departing time at 13.00 from Padang Bai. The small boat is also operated when the primary boat is overloaded.
Wahana Gili Ocean has strong commitment to provide fast, reliable, comfortable, and safe service to all guests. They offer large and comfortable boat with cushioned reclining seats, LCD TV with DVD player, clean toilet facility, storage for baggage, and mineral water. For guests who want to enjoy weather sailing, the sundeck is available up to 10 passengers. For safety, the boat is equipped with safety features and equipment. Fire extinguisher, GPS plotter, ship to shore radio, capsule life rafts, capsule life crafts, adult life jackets, and children life jackets are all on-board.
For more comfort and satisfaction, the ticket is including free pick up and drop service in particular Bali area. The area covering for pick up and drop service is Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Seminyak, Kuta, Legian, Sanur, Ubud Center, Candidasa, and Padang Bai. Pick up time is varying for different area. You can check the pick up time on your ticket. To ensure you will not late for the pick up, Wahana Gili Ocean will inform you 2 days before departure to your email. Free pick up and drop service from this company is only available in Bali. Pick up and drop service in Lombok is available with additional charge per car (1-4 persons).
Guests who stay in the outside pick-up area or choose to come to the harbor himself need to check in at least half hour before departure. It would be better if you can arrive sooner to avoid late.
Fast boat service is a good way to transport from Bali to Lombok and Gili Islands and return. It fast and comfortable with transfer time only takes about 1 and half hours. However, fast boat service is not recommended if you have schedule to flight at Denpasar Airport before 6pm because transportation from Padang Bai to Denpasar will take times.