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BLUE WATER EXPRESS fast boat service –

British-owned BlueWater Safaris operates the highly popular BlueWater Express service from Bali to the three magical Gili Islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. Lombok and Nusa Lembongan.

Established in early 2006, BlueWater Express is the longest running fastboat service from Bali to the Gili Islands. Our departure point at Serangan Harbour in south Bali (just 15-20 mins from Kuta) ensures a quick and convenient journey, avoiding the long road trip up to Padang Bai in East Bali.

We also offer private charters for fishing, snorkeling, trips to Lembongan Island and any other oceanic needs.

We currently operate three boats:

Our Vessels

BlueWater Express III

The pride of our fleet is BlueWater Express III, launched in March 2009 This vessel runs all routes from Bali, Lembongan, Gili Islands and Lombok, and has been designed specifically to handle the waters between Bali and Lombok.

Specifications:

* Length : 14.85 m
* Beam : 3.4 m
* Top Speed : 45 knot (80km/hr)
* Cruising Speed : 30 – 35 knot (53 – 60km/hr)
* Engines : 4 x Suzuki 250hp (total 1,000hp)
* Passengers : 30
* Crew: : 4

Safety equipment and Facilities

* 4 x 10 man life rafts, with hydrostatic and manual release, or can be operated manually
* EPIRB: Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon.
* GPS & Chart plotter system
* SOLAS standard life jackets for all passengers and crew
* Full set of distress flares in accordance with regulations
* Marine VHF ship-to-shore radio
* 4 throw rings
* Electric flushing toilet
* Spacious sun-deck on roof

BlueWater Express I

Launched in December 2007, the 25-seat BlueWater Express I has proved to be a powerful, reliable work-horse, carrying more than 10,000 passengers throughout the busy year of 2008. She is under-going docking in March 2009, to replace the engines with three Suzuki 250 outboards, which will improve speed, performance, and fuel efficiency. We are also re-fitting seating to ensure a more comfortable ride. She will continue to operate alongside BlueWater Express III in serving Bali – Gili Islands and Lembongan throughout 2009 and beyond.
Specifications:

* Length : 13.5 m
* Beam : 3.0 m
* Top Speed : 45 knot (80km/hr)
* Cruising Speed : 30 – 35 knot (53 – 60km/hr)
* Engines : 3 x Suzuki 250hp (total 750hp – above picture is before engines replaced)
* Passengers : 25
* Crew: : 3

Safety equipment and Facilities

* 3 x 10 man life rafts,

* EPIRB: Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon.
* GPS & Chartplotter system
* SOLAS standard life jackets for all passengers and crew
* Full set of distress flares in accordance with regulations
* Marine VHF ship-to-shore radio
* 3 throw rings
* Electric flushing toilet
* Spacious sun-deck on roof

BlueWater Express II

Launched in April 2008, Express II has served a good year carrying excess capacity to and from the Gili Islands along-side Express I. Now that we have the larger Express III launched, this smaller vessel will be dedicated to private charter around Bali and Lembongan Island. However, she is also available to take excess capacity to the Gili Islands if demand continues to increase.

Specifications:

* Length : 12 m
* Beam : 2.8 m
* Top Speed : 35 knot (60km/hr)
* Cruising Speed : 30 knot (53km/hr)
* Engines : 2 x Yamaha 200hp (total 400hp)
* Passengers : 15
* Crew: : 3

Safety equipment and Facilities

* 2 x 10 man life rafts,
* SOLAS standard life jackets for all passengers and crew
* Full set of distress flares in accordance with regulations
* GPS & Chartplotter system
* Marine VHF ship-to-shore radio
* 3 throw rings
* Electric flushing toilet
* Sun-deck on roof

SPECIFICATION –
All boats have a spacious sun-deck on the roof, and are fully equipped with international safety equipment, including life-jackets, auto-inflating life-rafts, distress flares, GPS / depthsounders, VHF radio, ring buoys. They are captained by professional crew with many years experience navigating the waters around Bali and Lombok.

Road Transport

In addition to our three boats, we also have 4 air-conditioned vehicles for transporting passengers to and from hotels. Transport time to and from the harbour is just 20 minutes from most south Bali hotels.

About us

Established in 2005, the British owned and operated BlueWater Express is a rapidly expanding company specialising in high speed boat transport and boat private charter. We pioneered the fast boat service from Bali to the Gili islands in 2006, and are consequently the longest running operator in this field, with a 100% safety record. We put the emphasis on safety, professionalism and guest satisfaction in all our services.

We currently have more than 50 staff based on Bali, Lembongan and the Gili Islands. All crew are fully licensed with requisite certificates of competence, and have many years experience in the waters around Bali and Lombok.

We have worked with Paradise Islands Travel for many years now, and we worked together working on the first daily fast boat service to the Gili islands.

www.gili-fastboat.com is run by Paradise Islands Travel

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