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Fast Speed Boats are the best and most reliable way to get to and from the islands surrounding Bali. If you are planning to go from Bali to Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Penida, Gili Trawangan (Gili T), Gili Meno, Gili Air and/or Lombok, fast boats are the best way to get around.

Dont forget the Nusa’s are technically part of Bali and the Gili’s are part of Lombok.

Nusa Penida has over 3 ports that boats stop at so make sure your port is close to where you’re staying.


ISLANDS SERVED



Fast Boats from Bali serve the following ports on the Bali and Lombok islands.

BALI

  • Bali Main Island [NE] – Amed
  • Bali Main Island [SE] – Padang Bai
  • Bali Main Island [S] – Sanur (Jalan Hang Tuah) – Wet
  • Bali Main Island [S] – Sanur (Mertasari) – Has Piers
  • Bali Main Island [S] – Serangan (Sammur)
  • Bali Main Island [S] – Benoa Port
  • Nusa Lembongan [NW] – Jungut Batu Beach
  • Nusa Lembongan [SW] – Mushroom Beach
  • Nusa Lembongan / Ceningan [S] – Yellow Bridge
  • Nusa Penida [NW] – Toya Pakeh (Banjar Nyuh)
  • Nusa Penida [NE] – Buyuk
  • Nusa Penida [NE] – Sampalan

LOMBOK

  • Lombok [NW] – Gil Trawangan (Gili T) [E]
  • Lombok [NW] – Gili Meno [E]
  • Lombok [NW] – Gili Air [S]
  • Lombok [NW] – Bangsal
  • Lombok [NW] – Teluk Kode
  • Lombok [NW] – Teluk Nara
  • Lombok [W] – Senggigi
  • Lombok [SW] – Lembar (Lombok Port)
  • Lombok [SEW] – Gili Gede
  • Lombok [E] – Kayangan Harbour

Gili Getaway Fast Boat
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Gili Getaway Fast Boat


2020 Rating Criteria & Summary

We’ve gone ahead and rated the most popular Bali fast boat companies by reliability, timeliness, user experience, safety record, ease of use and value. The total score is out of 100 points. Our 2020 ratings – as is this site – are 100% free of bias and we do not allow sponsorship or anyone to influence our score. All boats were anonymously taken to come up with our 2020 ratings.

Here are some 2020 Insider Tips:
Watch Your Luggage:  Watch your luggage to make sure it is loaded on the fast boat and not unloaded at the wrong stop. Boats make multiple stops so make sure it gets tagged for the correct stop.
Motion Sickness Medicine:  The boats go pretty fast and the ride will be pretty bumpy. You WILL feel motion sickness so prepare in advance. THIS IS ESSENTIAL DO NOT FORGET IT ! This is by no means medical advice but you can:
-Take one 25mg Tablet of Meclizine the night before your trip
-Take One 25mg Tablet of Meclizine the morning of your trip.
You can buy 100 25mg tablets for ~$5US on Amazon:
Rugby Meclizine 25mg Travel Sickness 100ct on Amazon
Staying Dry  Some stops involve getting on and off the boats in up to knee deep water. Your luggage and electronics are at risk of getting wet. Try to pick a port that has piers or jettys to make it easier to get on and off the boat which should keep your stuff dry.


2019 WANDERASM BEST OF BALI

#1 – GILI GETAWAY
#2 – BLUE WATER EXPRESS
#3 – SEMABU
#4 – S’GENING
#5 – GILI GILI

2019 BEST BALI FAST SPEED BOATS


2020 Wanderasm Bali Fast Speed Boat Ratings Summary

Company
Wanderasm
2020 Score

Gili Getaway
95

Blue Water Express
91

Semabu
91

S’Gening
90

Blue Sea Jet
85

Gili Gili
84

Freebird Express
80

Arthmasa Express
75

Dwi Manunggal
75

Mola Mola Ferry
75

Marlin
60

Angel Billabong
55

D’Camel
45

Golden Queen
45

Idola Express
35

Eka Jaya
35

Caspla
30

Crown Fast Cruise
25

Scoot Fast Cruises
25

El Rey Junior
0

Rocky Fast Cruise
FAIL

Wannen
Meranti Express
Perjuasti Fast Boat
FAIL

2019.09 Rocky Fast Cruise Downgraded for 6 month period due to baggage thefts, gas spills, no life vests.


Fast Boat Ports and Ports of Bali and Lombok
Fast Boat Ports and Ports of Bali and Lombok



Staying dry should be important if you are travelling with electronics and luggage that you DO NOT want to get wet. Some stops involve getting on and off the boats in up to knee deep water with rough waves splashing you. Your luggage and electronics are at significant risk of getting wet. Try to pick a port that has piers or jetties to make it easier to get on and off the boat and to keep your stuff dry. Use the table below to help guide you which ports are dry (piers and ports) or dry (water entry and exit).

Dry Ports vs Wet Ports
Are You and Your Luggage/Electronics Going To Get Wet?
Which pier should you chose based on this?

Port Name
Wet/Dry

Bali [NE] – Amed
WET

Bali [SE] – Padang Bai
DRY

Bali [SE] – Kusamba
WET

Bali [S] – Sanur (Jalan Hang Tuah)
WET

Bali [S] – Sanur (Mertasari)
DRY

Bali [S] – Serangan (Sammur)
DRY

Bali [S] – Benoa Port
DRY

Nusa Lembongan [NW] – Jungut Batu Beach
WET

Nusa Lembongan [SW] – Mushroom Beach
WET

Nusa Lembongan / Ceningan [S] – Yellow Bridge
WET

Nusa Penida [NW] – Toya Pakeh (Banjar Nyuh)
DRY

Nusa Penida [NE] – Buyuk
DRY

Nusa Penida [NE] – Sampalan
DRY

Lombok [NW] – Gil Trawangan (Gili T) [E]
DRY

Lombok [NW] – Gili Meno [E]
UNKNOWN

Lombok [NW] – Gili Air [S]
DRY

Lombok [NW] – Bangsal
DRY

Lombok [NW] – Teluk Kode
DRY

Lombok [NW] – Teluk Nara
UNKNOWN

Lombok [W] – Senggigi
DRY

Lombok [SW] – Lembar (Lombok Port)
DRY

Lombok [SW] – Gili Gede
DRY

Lombok [E] – Kayangan Harbour
DRY

East Java – Gresik
DRY

East Java – Bawean
DRY



So here are the final 2020 ratings. We include the name of the fast boat company, the 2020 score, what port each company stop at and additional notes.

2019 Wanderasm Bali Fast Speed Boat Ports and Ports

Company
Wanderasm
2019 Score
Stops
Notes

Blue Water Express

2019 WINNER

91
Bali [SE] – Padang Bai
Bali [S] – Serangan (Sammur)
Nusa Lembongan [NW] – Jungut Batu Beach
Lombok [NW] – Gil Trawangan (Gili T) [E]
Lombok [NW] – Gili Air [S]
Lombok [NW] – Teluk Kode

Eka Jaya
35
Bali [SE] – Padang Bai
Bali [S] – Serangan (Sammur)
Nusa Lembongan / Ceningan [S] – Yellow Bridge
Nusa Penida [NW] – Toya Pakeh (Banjar Nyuh)
Lombok [NW] – Gil Trawangan (Gili T) [E]
Lombok [NW] – Gili Meno [E]
Lombok [NW] – Gili Air [S]
Lombok [NW] – Bangsal

Gili Getaway

2019 WINNER

95
Bali [S] – Serangan (Sammur)
Nusa Lembongan [NW] – Jungut Batu Beach
Nusa Penida [NE] – Buyuk
Lombok [NW] – Gil Trawangan (Gili T) [E]
Lombok [NW] – Gili Air [S]
Lombok [NW] – Bangsal
Lombok [NW] – Teluk Kode
Lombok [SW] – Gili Gede

Marlin
60
Bali [SE] – Padang Bai
Bali [S] – Sanur (Jalan Hang Tuah) – Wet
Bali [S] – Serangan (Sammur)
Nusa Lembongan [SW] – Mushroom Beach
Lombok [NW] – Gil Trawangan (Gili T) [E] />Lombok [NW] – Gili Air [S]
Lombok [NW] – Bangsal

Scoot Fast Cruises
25
Bali [S] – Sanur (Jalan Hang Tuah) – Wet
Nusa Lembongan [NW] – Jungut Batu Beach
Lombok [NW] – Gil Trawangan (Gili T) [E]
Lombok [NW] – Gili Meno [E]
Lombok [NW] – Gili Air [S]
Lombok [W] – Senggigi

Rocky Fast Cruise
FAIL
Bali [S] – Serangan (Sammur)
Nusa Lembongan / Ceningan [S] – Yellow Bridge
Downgraded 2019.09 Due to baggage thefts, gas spills, no life vests.

D’Camel
45
Bali [S] – Sanur (Jalan Hang Tuah) – Wet
Nusa Lembongan [NW] – Jungut Batu Beach

Arthmasa Express
75
Bali [S] – Sanur (Jalan Hang Tuah) – Wet
Nusa Lembongan [NW] – Jungut Batu Beach

Crown Fast Cruise
25
Bali [S] – Sanur (Jalan Hang Tuah) – Wet
Nusa Lembongan [NW] – Jungut Batu Beach

El Rey Junior
0
Bali [S] – Sanur (Jalan Hang Tuah) – Wet
Nusa Penida [NW] – Toya Pakeh (Banjar Nyuh)

Angel Billabong
55
Bali [S] – Sanur (Jalan Hang Tuah) – Wet
Nusa Penida [NW] – Toya Pakeh (Banjar Nyuh)

Semabu

2019 WINNER

91
Bali [S] – Sanur (Mertasari) – Piers
Nusa Penida [NW] – Toya Pakeh (Banjar Nyuh)

S’Gening

2019 WINNER

90
Bali [S] – Sanur (Jalan Hang Tuah) – Wet
Nusa Penida [NE] – Buyuk

Caspla
30
Bali [S] – Sanur (Jalan Hang Tuah) – Wet
Nusa Penida [NE] – Buyuk

Mola Mola Ferry
75
Bali [S] – Sanur (Jalan Hang Tuah) – Wet
Nusa Penida [NE] – Sampalan

Idola Express
35
Bali [S] – Sanur (Jalan Hang Tuah) – Wet
Nusa Penida [NE] – Sampalan

Dwi Manunggal
75
Bali [S] – Sanur (Jalan Hang Tuah) – Wet

Gili Gili

2019 WINNER

84
Bali [SE] – Padang Bai
Lombok [NW] – Gil Trawangan (Gili T) [E]
Lombok [NW] – Gili Air [S]

Golden Queen
45
Bali [SE] – Padang Bai
Lombok [NW] – Gil Trawangan (Gili T) [E]
Lombok [NW] – Gili Air [S]
Lombok [W] – Senggigi

Freebird Express
80
Bali [NE] – Amed
Lombok [NW] – Gil Trawangan (Gili T) [E]
Lombok [NW] – Gili Air [S]
Lombok [NW] – Bangsal

Blue Sea Jet
85
Bali [S] – Benoa Port
Lombok [NW] – Gil Trawangan (Gili T) [E]
Lombok [NW] – Bangsal


The Most Important Table – Our 2020 Summary

So Which Boat Company Shoudl You Use?
We summarize our recommendations in one easy table

If You Are Leaving From…
Go To This Port
Use This Fast Boat Company To Go to Your Destination in (__)
Notes

Uluwatu
Jimbaran
Kuta
Legian
Seminyak
Tanah Lot
Kerobokan
Umalas
Canggu
Sanur
Denpasar
Benoa
Nusa Dua
Tanjung
Lovina
Bali [S] – Serangan (Sammur)
Bali [S] – Sanur (Mertasari)
Gili Getaway (Serangan)
(Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, Gili T, Gili Air, Lombok, Gili Gede)

Blue Water Express (Serangan)
(Nusa Lembongan, Gili T, Gili Air, Lombok)

Semabu (Sanur Mertasari)
(Nusa Penida)

Ubud Center Area
North Ubud
Sebatu
Payangan
Tegalalang
Kintamani
Bali [SE] – Padang Bai
Blue Water Express
(Nusa Lembongan, Gili T, Gili Air, Lombok)

Gili GIli
(Gili T, Gili Air)

Amed
Singaraja
Bali [NE] – Amed
Freebird Express
(Gili T, Gili Air, Lombok)