Ferries to Gili Islands
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Ferries to Gili Islands

The Gilis comprise three beautiful islets, which sprout from Lombok’s northwest coast in the Indonesian archipelago.

They're a haven for travellers and are one of the country’s most popular destinations due to the picturesque beaches, carefree locals and buzzing nightlife.

Each island offers something different. Gili Trawangan, which is commonly referred to as ‘Gili T’, is famous for its party scene and is the most visited. Gili Air is home to a prominent local community and Gili Meno is the quietest and most laid back.

So if you’re looking to dance the night away, Gili T’s myriad clubs, beachfront bars and restaurants provide the perfect setting. Gili Air has the nicest beaches and offers the perfect balance of tranquility and vibrancy, making it ideal for families. For total serenity, venture over to Gili Meno where you’ll find little evidence of Western influences.

There is no motorised transport on any of the islands. Instead, the locals travel via horse and cart, or ‘cidomos’, which adds to the bohemian atmosphere that makes the Gilis so popular.

The islands offer some of the finest diving and snorkelling in South East Asia, with a variety of marine life including hawksbill turtles, bumphead parrotfish and reef sharks. There are also a number of excellent dive shops and operators where you can attain PADI and SSI licenses.

The turtle sanctuary on Gili Meno is a must for any nature enthusiast. Here, green and loggerhead turtles are nurtured in small pools until they are eight months old. If you're lucky, you can even watch them being released into the sea.

There are two ferry terminals in Bali which sail to both Gili Trawangan and Gili Air. From Padang Bai in the south-east, there are high-speed services running every day. There are also daily crossings from Serangan on the south-central coast which take slightly longer.

Gili Islands reviews

  • "Patagonia Express.... Safe and very Comfortable. Best Ferry we Travelled on in Indonesia ;)))"

    This was an enjoyable trip on 26th December 2107. Seats downstairs very comfortable with Aircon. Upstairs plenty of room to lie down althou bench seats are just bars but I managed to lie down ok. Big boat and good helpful crew.

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  • "Great experience"

    The organisation of the trip was great, the boat left and arrived on time and the people on board were very nice and helpful. The pick up shuttle at our hotel was a bit late but otherwise everything was perfect!

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  • "Amazing boat ride!"

    I took the speed boat from Gili Air to Bali. It was an amazing experience! I sat upstairs and put my music on my headphones. I was admiring the stunning views along the way and I was listening to some chilled music. The staff members were very professional and friendly and they provided all customers with some snacks and bottles of water. The boat was very clean and I felt very safe. Overall it was a great boat trip and I would definitely recommend it to all my friends! Thank you :)

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  • "Not sure what happened to the free shuttle"

    I had to pay 50k extra for my shuttle ride even though they promised free shuttle. And there were many delays. And on the return sector, they told me i have no shuttle whem everyone else had?? I’m confused

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