Speed Boat Services on Bali

A holiday on Bali offers the chance to see some of the smaller islands that lie just offshore. Island hopping is a substantial part of the local economy's income, and several operators offer frequent crossings to Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, Gili Meno and Lombok. Most speedboats have a capacity to accommodate just 40 passengers.

Bali's speed boat operators include Gili Gili Fast Boat, Bounty Cruises, Blue Water Express, Freebird Express, Gili Getaway and Scoot Cruises. Patagonia Xpress Boat operates between Benoa Harbour on Bali and Gili islands Air, Trawangan and Meno as well as going to Lombok. The speedboats have a capacity to accommodate 182 passengers.

Patagonia's boats leave Benoa Harbour for Padong Bai on Bali, before going to Gili Trawangan and Gili Air. The boat returns to Benoa via Bangsal on Lombok and Padang Bai. The first boat departs at 8.30 am from Benoa Harbour for Pedang Bai, from where it leaves again at 10.00 am for Gili Trawangan. It leaves Gili Trawangan at noon, travelling to Gili Air, then onwards to Bangsal. It leaves Bangsal at 1.00 pm to return to Pedang Bai, where it arrives at 3.00 pm. Shortly afterwards Patagonia Xpress Boat leaves for Benoa Harbour on Bali, where it arrives back at 4.30 pm.

Gili Getaways boats travel to Nusa Penida at 10.30 am via Lembongan. It arrives at Sampalan Harbour on the northern side of the island. If you're planning to stop off on Lembongan, the pick-up service leaves from Jungut Beach. The voyage to Nusa Penida takes around two hours for the return trip.

Boats for Gili Trawangan leave from north Bali's Amed coast, Padang Bai and Sanur. It takes about 2.5 hours to reach Gili Trawangan. Boats to Lombok also leave from Amed, Pedang Bai and Sanur. An island hopping tour with Scoot Cruises to Lombok leaving from Sanur takes around four hours.

Gili Gili Speed Boat services from Pedang Bai take two hours to reach Bangsal Harbour on Lombok.

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