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Bintan Resort Ferries

Bintan Resort Ferries operates the ferry connection between Tanah Merah in Singapore and Bintan Island in the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia.

The company was brought into operation in 1994, based in the World Trade Centre which is now known as the Harbour Front of Singapore. Bintan Resort Ferries catamarans operate at cruising speeds in excess of 37 knots and feature high-tech navigation and engineering monitoring systems to ensure a smooth journey.

Operating four catamarans, each of the two newer ferries have 300 seats, 57 of which are the premium option: Emerald Class. Passengers travelling in Emerald Class can skip the queues for immigration clearance on arrival in Bintan, and let specially assigned staff take care of the process for them, significantly reducing the waiting time. Added to the fleet in 2009, these ships are named Wan Seri Beni and Wan Sendari, while the original vessels are called Aria Bupala and Indera Bupala, holding up to 262 and 286 passengers, respectively. provides an impartial ferry comparison service allowing you to view numerous ferry company timetables and fares in one quick and easy search. Compare Bintan Resort Ferries timetables and prices now with all alternative ferry operators before booking your ferry ticket.

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Bintan Resort Ferries Customer Reviews

  • "Island transfer"

    Fast, efficient and reliable.

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  • "Service on Bintan Ferry"

    Everything went very smoothly and all in all a decent experience. Did not realise that there was a weight restriction for suitcases. This should be clearly advertised on the ticket printout or on the website, although I don't know why there should be a restriction as with aircraft.

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  • "Good experience with Bintan resort ferries "

    The ferry was punctual and the interior was clean - as you'd expect from a Singapore ferry. Overall, it was a good experience and best way to get to Bintan for sure.

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  • "Sea was choppy out but great trip back"

    On the way out the sea was very choppy so was a bit uncomfortable. For the journey back we paid 100 SGD to upgrade to Emerald Class, turned out to be a great idea. Definitely worth the extra - comfortable seats, nice lounge. Sometimes it pays to upgrade.

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