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Blue Water Express

BLUE WATER EXPRESS fast boat service

British-owned BlueWater Safaris operates the highly popular BlueWater Express service from Bali to the three magical Gili IslandsGili 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


Boat 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 worled with Island Promotions Travel for many years now, and we worked together working on the first daily fast boat service to the Gili islands. is run by Island Promotions Travel 

Pick Up Info

Pick up is included from Kuta, Seminyak and Sanur.

From Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa main areas also included, however for Uluwatu and Bingin there is an extra charge of Rp100,000 per person or max Rp250.000 per car.

From Tanah Lot areas the price is Rp350.000 per car.

From Canggu area is Rp50.000 per person.

Please note – baggage allowance is 25kg per person.

Surf boards, dive gear, prams, baby travel cots etc. are not a problem as long as we are notified at the time of booking.

Schedule & Route

BLUE WATER EXPRESS – Price Rp. 790.000 one way or Rp. 1.580.000 return fare.

Children 3-12 years old are Rp.690.000 one way or Rp.1.380.000 return fare.

Infants 0-2 years and under are free if sitting on a parents lap.

Ask for familly discount offers, low season discounts and group discounts.

(All prices include FREE hotel A/C car pick up / drop off to from your Hotel.)

The Blue water Express operator with Island Promotions started the very first daily door to beach service between Serangan harbour and Gili Trawangan and is the longest running operator and this service is possibly the best operator with 3 boats, 3 departures and a 100% safety record.

By using the excellent facilities at Serangan Lagoon, (only 20 minutes from all main South Bali areas: Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Sanur, Kerobokan and Nusa Dua,) the trip avoids the long road trip by car in heavy traffic to / from Padang Bai harbour in east Bali.

The new facility is complimented by the Laguna Resto where customers can enjoy free tea and coffee, and also can have breakfast before departure, or buy sandwiches and snacks to eat in or take away for the journey, or a relaxing drink after the return trip.


– Outbound Bali to Gili Trawangan via Nusa Lembongan

Pick up from hotel at 6.30 – 7 AM
Boarding time at 8 AM (Serangan Harbour)
Departure time at 8 AM

Arrives Nusa Lembongan at 8.30 AM
Arrives Teluk Kode (Lombok) 10.30 AM
Arrives Gili Trawangan 10.15 AM

Arrives Gili Air at 11AM.


– Inbound Trawangan to Bali via Padang Bai, Karangasem

Boarding from Trawangan Harbour at 10.30 AM
Departs from Gili Trawangan 11 AM

Departs from Gili Air 11.15 AM
Departs Teluk Kode (Lombok) 11.30 AM

Arrives in Padang Bai at 1 PM.
Arrives in Serangan, Bali at 2 PM.
Drop back to hotel.




– Outbound Bali to Gili Trawangan

Pick up from your hotel at 9.30 – 10 AM.
Boarding time at 10.30 AM (Serangan Lagoon Harbour).
Departure time Serangan at 11 AM.
Departure time Padang Bai 1.30 PM.
Arrives Teluk Kode (Lombok) 2 PM.
Arrives Gili Trawangan 1.30 PM.


– Inbound Gili Trawangan to Bali

Boarding from Trawangan Harbour at 2.30 PM.
Departs from Gili Trawangan 3 PM.
Departs Teluk Kode (Lombok) 1.15 PM.
Arrives in Nusa Lembongan 4.30 PM.
Arrives in Serangan Bali at 5.15 PM.
Drop back to your hotel or Villa.


For route during January 1st– May 31st June and 1st – 31st October (from/to Sanur, Legian, Kuta, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Denpasar, Nusa Dua, Ubud)


  • Pick up from your hotel at 6.30 – 7 am.
  • Boarding time (Serangan Harbour) at 8 AM.
  • Arrives Gili Air 11 am.
  • Arrives Gili Trawangan 10 am.



Inbound Gili Air to Bali

  • Departs from Gili Air 11.15 AM.
  • Arrives in Serangan Bali at 2 pm.
  • Drop back to your hotel or Villa.



  • Pick up from your hotel at 10-10.30 AM.
  • Arrives Padang Bai Harbour at 1 PM.
  • Arrives Gili Trawangan 2.15 PM.
  • Arrives Gili Air 2.50-3 PM.

Inbound Gili Air to Bali (Padang Bai)

  • Departs from Gili Air 3 PM.
  • Arrives in Padang Bai, Bali at 5 pm.
  • Drop back to your hotel or Villa.


All prices include FREE A/C hotel pick up / drop off to Kuta, Seminyak, Kerobokan, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Denpasar airport and the surrounding areas. For passengers joining the boat at Padang Bai free pick up / drop off from central Ubud.

Please note; there will be a small additional cost for pick up / drop off outside these areas, please enquire for prices.

Also please be informed there will be no pick up / drop off service provided on the Gili Islands or Lombok; and you can easily walk or get a horse cart, or ask us, or your hotel to make arrangements to meet you with a car and driver in Lombok.

Please note that Paradise Islands Travel only recommend boats that are fully licensed, and that meet full international western safety standards, have fully accredited captains and english speaking crew, and that have full passenger insurance, and 100% safety records.

Term & Condition

Blue Water Express terms and conditions booking through Paradise Islands Travel.

Full payment must be made prior to departure with a printed ticket as proof of payment and this ticket must be presented prior to boarding the vessel.

Passenger cancellation policy

No charge 4 weeks or more prior to departure.
Between 2 weeks and 1 week 50% of the ticket amount will be charged.
Between 1 week and 48 hours prior to departure 75% of the ticket amount will be charged.
No show or cancellations 48 hours prior to departure the full ticket amount will be charged.

Cancellations must be received in writing and any refund will be less administration charges and will include less any bank and administration transfer fees.

Paradise Islands Travel will not be held responsible for transport delays or cancellations due to a 3rd party carrier’s late departure, late arrival or cancellation due to weather, technical or any other reason or difficulties encountered.

Paradise Islands Travel
shall not be liable in any way for the cost of any accommodation or for any alternative means of travel which may arise through cancellations or delays. Additional expense so arising shall be the sole liability and responsibility of the passenger.

Paradise Islands Travelwill not be held liable for any compensation claims for costs incurred due to a 3rd party carrier’s fault in delay or cancelation. Therefore there will be no responsibility taken for passengers who have any form of connecting transport or accommodation arranged if there are any delays or cancelations incurred.

(The ‘carrier’ refers to any 3rd party transportation company).

Paradise Islands Travel
take every precaution to ensure safe travel, however passengers travel at their own risk. Passenger insurance is not provided and no responsibility is taken for any loss, accident, damage or injurys incurred during the clients holliday.

Paradise Islands Travel does not include any form of insurance whatsoever, so we highly recommend you arrange travel insurance for your own personal protection, and in case of cancelled transportation or unforeseen circumstances.

Departure time is 30 minutes after boarding time. The boat will not wait if passengers are late.

Journey time is usually around 2 to 2 1/2 hours in good conditions, but can sometimes take longer due to weather conditions or other delays.

Boat operations reserve the right to cancel or modify the schedule in the interests of passenger safety, and will not be liable for compensation claims.

Alternative arrangements will be made where possible, with either no refund or part refund. Full refund will be given if alternative arrangements are not possible.

Schedules may be re-routed via Padang Bai due to poor weather conditions or other circumstances. Road transport to/from Padang Bai will be provided.

Terms of carriage

1. This trip is not suitable for
Pregnant women
People with heart or back problems or other physical impediments

Infant (children under 5 years old) not recommended for trip. However if their parents insists, they need to complete a Disclaimer Letter releasing Blue Water Safaris and all its officers and/ or employees, including agents from negligence and any further legal action by any party, prior to the trip commencement.

2. Cancellation or No-Show or Late-Arrive fee:
Full seats will be charged for any cancellation made less than 2 days prior to guest departure for regular season and 7 days prior to guest departure for high season (1 Jul – 30 Sept)

3. Re-Schedule Trip
Re-schedule is base on seats availability and should be made 2 days prior to guest departure for regular season and 7 days prior to guest departure for high season (1 July – 30 Sept)

4. Refunds
In the event of a trip cancellation from the company, the company shall refund any funds paid by the passenger direct to the company, or any funds already paid by an agent to the company on the passenger’s behalf. The passenger is responsible for collecting any funds paid to agents which have not yet been paid to the company.

5. Connecting Flights
BlueWater is a point to point carrier and we do not take responsibility for delays or connecting flights.

6. Luggage Allowance
Each passenger is entitled to a maximum of 2 pieces luggage carried free of charge, not exceeding a total weight of 25kgs. The company reserves the rights to check contents of any baggage, and to refuse baggage items. The company accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to luggage during transit.

7. Road Transportation in Bali
Road transportation is provided free of charge to/ from ONE SPECIFIC ADDRESS in designated areas of Bali. This address must be specified at the time of booking and cannot be changed. Our drivers are under strict instruction to refuse to take passengers to more than one location (ie – they will not drive around trying to find a hotel if the passenger has not specified an address.) Drop off destination in Bali may not be changed after departure.

8. Children policy for children under 5 years old:
Parents should be aware since we are fast boat category, there will be a big possibility the trip will be bumpy.

Parents should be aware we do not include insurance for children under 5 years old.
Children under 2 years old is free of charge
If the parents agree, they should sign our disclaimer letter



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