The fastest and the easiest way to go to Gili Islands from Bali is by taking the fast boat and Gili Gili’s fast boat service can provide you with the sea transfer you need. Are you in Bali right now and want to spend some of your holiday time in Gili Islands? Well, it is a great idea indeed because Bali Island is located next to Lombok Island which becomes the main island of those gilis. It is like they need to go just a little bit further to enjoy the beautiful and peaceful island getaway.
The departure point of Gili Gili fast boat service is Padang Bai harbor. There are two trips a day available. The first trip will depart at 08.30 from Bali while the second trip will depart at 13.00. The fast boat will go to Gili Trawangan as the first stop followed by Gili Air and Bangsal in Lombok. It is important to keep in mind that passengers should check in 30 minutes prior to the departure time. The departure point is quite far from the main tourist areas in Bali but the company also offers a pickup service. There is no need to pay an extra fee if the passengers are staying in Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa, Tuban, Legian, Seminyak, Sanur, Denpasar, and Central Ubud. There is a specific timetable for the pickup time for both trips. An extra charge must be paid for pickup in different areas.
How much money must be spent on buying a ticket for Gili Gili fast boat to reach the Gili islands from Padang Bai? An adult passenger has to pay 690,000IDR for one way trip and 1,380,000IDR for the return trip. Children from three to eleven years old will be charged 590,000IDR per pack for one way trip and 1,180,000IDR per pack for a return trip. Infants under three years old will be free of charge.
For a cheaper price, please do an online booking through lombokfastboats.com. The ticket fare includes the pickup fare for several areas of Bali. For pickup service in specific areas of Bali, there might be additional fare that must be paid besides the ticket fare.
Gili Gili fast boat is powered by five main engines from Suzuki which have 250 horsepower for Gili Gili III boat. The boat also has a passenger capacity of 78 seats. The boat can move at 25-35 knots.
Because the boat has 78 passengers capacity, it also has 78 life rafts which can help to ensure the safety of the passengers. There are other safety facilities that can be found onboard including an electronic position indicating radio beacon, GPS navigation system, life jackets with SOLAS standards for passengers and crews, and more. The boat interior is cozy and spacious which will be a perfect combination with the seat which is comfortable and relaxing. Entertainment can also be enjoyed onboard with a music system and LCD TV. There is also a toilet with an electric flushing system. A large sundeck is also available on the roof for enjoying the ocean view during the transfer from Bali to Gili.