Tag: Gili

The easiest and the most effective way to go to Gili islands in Lombok from Bali is by fastboat. It is not hard to find fastboat to go to the beautiful islands because many boat operators offer daily transfer from your hotel or the airport to the beach harbor on Gili and Lombok mainland. Most fastboat services give complete services, including pick- up from hotel in Bali, providing shuttle bus to the harbor in Padang Bai or Tanjung Benoa and of course the boat crossing.

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Fastboat is one of the best options you can use if you want to go to Lombok from Bali. There are many fastboat operators in Bali offer a range of fastboats, which means you have the chance to choose the company or operators that suits you best.

However, there are some important things you need to consider when you want to use fastboat to Lombok or Gili islands. The first important thing you have to remember and consider is your location. Where are you planning on being when depart from Bali to Lombok mainland or gili islands? This is a very important consideration because some fastboats start their trip to Lombok from Serangan harbor or Padang Bai Harbor.

Most Bali – Lombok fastboats depart daily from Padang Bai Harbor in Bali. If your location is closer to Serangan harbor, you may want to check the available fastboats which depart from there. If the fastboats depart from Serangan, it means you have to consider that the trip will be longer than if you use fastboats from Padang Bai harbor. It happens because Padang Bai Harbor is much closer to Lombok main island and Gili small islands than Serangan harbor.

The second thing you need to consider is about the time you would like to depart. Some fast boat operators run in the morning and afternoon. However, there are also fastboats which depart from Bali in the early evening. The operators of fastboat to Lombok also relies on the season, especially for companies that serve crossing in the afternoon.


We have to tell you that most popular and reputable fastboats depart from Bali in the morning if the season is good. When the weather or the season is not too well, they usually delay their service and run fastboats in the afternoon.

If you are not a morning person and you want to go to cross the Lombok strait a little later than you can choose late crossing service with fastboats from Padang Bai harbor. You can also find the 10 am pick up service which means that you can start the trip later in the morning.

The next thing you need to consider is the budget. How much money you can spend for crossing is important thing to consider. We have to tell you that the service of fastboat to Lombok is operated by various companies. You will find various prices. Some fastboat operators charge a little higher while some others offer a lower price.


Last thing you need to consider is about the service and reliability. You have to know that most fasboat services to Lombok are safe and reliable because they have been inspected and monitored by the Indonesian government. If you choose expensive boat services, you will have chance to get a better services and accommodation. You can even choose to cross from Padang Bai or Serangan, because the operators will pick you up wherever you are. You can try to compare fastboat rates by online because there are websites where there are lists of fastboat services from Bali to Lombok and Gili islands.

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We cannot deny the popularity of the three Gili (small islands) in Lombok, which are Trawangan, Air and Meno. Those three Gili are very popular amongst tourists, both domestic and international. However, reaching those small islands is not easy because we need to know the schedule and the type of boats we have to use. Below is the information related to the boats from Lombok to the three Gili:

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Long history with good name, Marina Srikandi is one of premier fast boat services in Bali. The fast boat company is established in late 2010 in Bali. However, the owner Mr. Muliadi Sukito has over 35 years of experience and the pioneer of Bali fast boat industry. This fast boat is the first who hold docking right at Senggigi Harbor. It is also the first fast boat company in Bali who launched extra large 90+ seats boat with 2400HP engine.

Originally, Marina Srikandi departs from Padang Bai Harbor – Bali. Today, the fast boat service departs from Serangan Harbor – Bali to serve the route of Serangan –  Teluk Nara – Gili Air – Gili Trawangan. They have two times daily schedules. From Serangan, the first trip departs at 08.15 am and the second trip departs at 01.00 pm. Apart from numerous shuttle routes, they also offers private charter service with various boats in different capacity from 36 to 145 passengers.


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Ganggari Fastboat is a new comer in Bali-Lombok-Gili fast boat service to follow the increasing popularity of Lombok and Gili Islands tourism. The company is self-owned fast boat operator that just started the service at 2016. Although new, the company offers various services for flexible sea transfer from Bali to Lombok and Gili Islands.

The company has several types of fiber made boats with different passenger capacities. The small boat has 20 seats capacity while the medium are 30 seats, 60 seats, and 90 seats boats. The smaller use 100 HP engine while the biggest use 2000HP engine for fast sea transfer that only take 1 and a half hours travel time. The bigger boats come with double decks for bigger capacity and different sailing experience. All boats are new. Due to the new boat, guests will find the comfortable boat interior and modern features as well as powerful engine.


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For the lovers of traveling, Gili Trawangan seems to be one of the attractions to be visited. Many people express that beauty offered in the region is more exotic than what we can get on the island of Bali, which is one of the tourist destinations are Indonesia. One attraction owned tourist area in Lombok island landscape is still very natural and clean so many tourists feel comfortable to enjoy a holiday in the region. In addition, to enjoy a holiday in this region also do not cost too much either for lodging, food, or other services compared to some of the tourist destinations in the surrounding areas, especially Bali. For more details, you should not skip some of the following explanation.

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