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Bali Sanur: One-Way Express Ferry to/from Nusa Penida

1. Bali Sanur: One-Way Express Ferry to/from Nusa Penida

Travel along the fastest route between Bali's Sanur Beach and Nusa Penida on a spacious ferry ride. Make the most of your holiday time by booking your transfer in advance and arriving quickly at your chosen destination. Sit back and admire panoramic views of the area as you ride. Board the boat at Sanur Beach or Nusa Penida and begin your journey to the opposite location. Enjoy plush seating and plenty of room for your luggage. Travel at a top speed of 30 to 35 knots, reaching your destination in only 30 minutes. Join your captain on a smooth and safe trip, and relax while you snap amazing photos of the coastline and ocean.

From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

2. From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

Head for the island of Nusa Penida and embark on a snorkeling adventure. Take advantage of 3 different stops to swim with Manta Rays, enjoy lunch on the beach, then spend the afternoon exploring the mangrove forest. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in selected areas of Bali or wait directly at the ferry office (depending on the option selected), and then journey to Nusa Penida, located 20 kilometers off the southeast coast. The largest of Bali's 3 sister islands (Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, and Nusa Ceningan), Nusa Penida is much less developed and remains home to abundant and pristine nature. Marvel at the dramatic landscape and steep cliffs along the coast as you make your way to some of the island's best snorkel sites. Upon arrival at the protected bay of Manta Bay, discover an ocean rich with plankton that attracts beautiful reef manta rays that can sometimes measure up to an impressive 4 or 5 meters in wing span. Go to 3 of the best snorkel sites on the island, including popular spots (depending on conditions) such as Crystal Bay, Toyapakeh, and Gamat Bay. As the strong swells of the Indian Ocean can impact conditions, the situation will be carefully monitored to take you to where it is safe to swim with the rays less than 1.5 meters from the surface of the sea. If conditions are not suitable, your snorkeling itinerary will be adjusted accordingly, as your safety is always the number one priority. Following your magical snorkeling adventure, break for a delicious beachside lunch at Mangrove Beach on Nusa Lembongan. The lunch is served as an Indonesian food buffet. Then, get the chance to explore the mangrove forest in the afternoon by kayak or stand-up paddle board.  

From Bali: 3 Snorkeling Spots Tour to Lembongan and Penida

3. From Bali: 3 Snorkeling Spots Tour to Lembongan and Penida

Snorkel through the colorful underwater worlds of the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida on this guided tour from selected locations in Bali. Use high-quality gear to search for marine life and kayak through mangroves. Enjoy a delicious beachside lunch buffet.  Following pickup from your accommodation in Bali or meet at the ferry office (depending on option selected), journey across the water to the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida to experience some of the most diverse coral reefs on the planet. Meet a snorkeling guide who will help you with all the necessary equipment. Flotation devices can be provided for people not comfortable in the water so that everyone can discover the pristine corals and enjoy the warm waters that are home to schools of brightly colored fish. Look for resident emperor angelfish, parrotfish, moray eels, and sea turtles. The specially designated snorkeling areas make for a safe and enjoyable activity for all ages. Visit Crystal Bay, and Gamat Bay, famous for its sprawling coral garden and light currents. The exact snorkel spots visited will depend on the conditions. Feast on a delicious beachside lunch and take a mangrove tour by kayak to experience the scenery from a different perspective. If the weather and water conditions are ok, you'll also have a chance to visit Manta Bay.

Bali: Best of Nusa Penida Full-Day Tour by Fast Boat

4. Bali: Best of Nusa Penida Full-Day Tour by Fast Boat

Climb aboard a fast boat at Sanur Beach and cross the brilliant blue sea to Toyapakeh on the small island of Nusa Penida. Meet your local host on arrival and begin your day trip by air-conditioned van. See pristine white sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, and lush vegetation along the way. Visit the famous Kelingking Beach for the chance to take photos of the most beautiful spot on the island. Marvel at the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, and then continue to Pasih Uug (Broken Beach) and the natural pool of Angel's Billabong. Experience the peace and quiet of one of the less-visited spots on Nusa Penida before going to the popular beach at Crystal Bay, known for its great diving and snorkeling opportunities. Note, however, that snorkeling and diving are not part of this tour. Customize your experience to include add-ons for a variety of activities, including a coffee tasting, a traditional massage, a photographer to accompany your tour, 10 Polaroid camera photos, or 3-4 minutes of high-quality drone footage of your tour.

Sanur Bali to/from Lembongan: Speedboat Transfer

5. Sanur Bali to/from Lembongan: Speedboat Transfer

Spend less time traveling and more time exploring with this fast and convenient boat transfer between Bali and Nusa Lembongan. Located 18 miles southeast across the Badung Strait, Bali's sister island is known as a romantic getaway with all the modern amenities. Discover its unspoiled nature and tranquil ambiance with ease. Depart from Sanur Port or Lembongan on one of 3 daily return departures. Then, upon arrival, take ample time to explore the island at your own pace. Dive or snorkel through the colorful reefs, experience the year-round surfing waves, or laze on a deserted white sand beach in a secluded cove. Escape the crowds and experience rural life on foot or bike. All vessels for crossing are equipped with navigational and safety equipment to international safety standards for your peace of mind. Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey to Nusa Lembongan and back. Flexible option for just speedboat ticket or combo with Bali transfer, 1 way or return.

Mount Batur: Private Volkswagen Jeep Volcano Safari

6. Mount Batur: Private Volkswagen Jeep Volcano Safari

Explore Bali's Mount Batur volcano on a day trip in a comfortable VW Jeep. Traverse dense forests to the edge of a deep caldera, soak in a natural hot spring, and visit a local coffee plantation. Be picked you up in a classic VW all-terrain jeep for a day of adventure at Bali’s Mount Batur volcano. Take the scenic route through Bali’s rice terraces and lush vegetation. Stop at Penelokan and head to the rim of a huge caldera for a breathtaking view of Mount Batur. Continue your safari via the truck route into the old crater, where you will encounter huge lava flows which have covered most of the vegetation. On the edge of the caldera, look out for monkeys that live in the towering trees. Climb up a lava dune for views of the mountain and see the black lava. Hear about how these landscapes evolved over thirty million years from your guide. Enjoy the exclusive use of Mt. Batur Lounge, the only villa-style lounge around with clean, modern toilets and a comfortable shower facility. After refreshing yourself in the showers, enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee in the lounge. After an adventurous drive around the mountain, stop to meet the local farmers on your way to the natural hot springs. Soothe away all your aches and pains at the natural hot springs of Batur. Then, tuck into a buffet lunch before continuing to a coffee plantation. Here, learn all about the production of coffee. At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel.

Gili Trawangan, Air, or Lombok: 1-Way Boat Transfer to Bali

7. Gili Trawangan, Air, or Lombok: 1-Way Boat Transfer to Bali

Pre-book a 1-way speedboat transfer for a quick and easy way to travel from Gili Islands or Lombok to Bali. Choose between transfer options including Gili Trawangan to Bali (Padangbai Port), Gili Air to Bali (Padangbai Port), or Lombok (Bangsal Port) to Bali (Padangbai Port). Enjoy daily morning and afternoon departures to choose for maximum flexibility. Get to where you need to go around the beautiful Gili Islands with the added bonus of a thrilling speedboat ride. Avoid the hassles of last-minute transportation with a reliable and pre-booked service. Customize your trip with daily transfer options. Note: To ensure a thorough understanding and to avoid overlooking any details, please carefully review all the information we have provided!

Bali: South Coast Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, and Jimbaran Day Trip

8. Bali: South Coast Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, and Jimbaran Day Trip

Discover the best of Bali's southern coast on this day tour around the island. Visit the iconic Tanah Lot temple, relax on the sands of Suluban Beach in Uluwatu, and witness an optional traditional Kecak (Balinese fire dance). You can also choose from lunch, massage, and photography add-ons. Benefit from pickup at your hotel with the private tour or pickup from centrally located meeting points on the group tour, and then head to your first stop, Tanah Lot Temple, which is perched on a rock formation overlooking the Indian Ocean. Stop for lunch at the renowned restaurant street (own expense) before heading to Suluban Beach at Blue Point. Enjoy a stroll on the beach's white sands and take in the breathtaking stones and caves. Next, if you have selected the Kecak option, head to Uluwatu Temple, where you can watch Bali's famous kecak (an ancient ritual and fire dance) while the sun sets in the background.  Finish the day with a grilled seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay (if add-on selected). For private options, you'll be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the day. With the group option, you can make your own way back to your hotel from Jimbaran.

Bali and Trawangan: Fastboat with Optional Bali Transfer

9. Bali and Trawangan: Fastboat with Optional Bali Transfer

Benefit from a swift connection from Bali to Gili Trawangan, or vice versa, and travel between the islands on board a fast boat with generous luggage allowance. Spend less time traveling and more time on the beach! For journeys from Bali to Gili Trawangan, the boat departs daily from Serangan Harbor, just 30 minutes from Kuta. Get a complimentary pick-up at your hotel or villa by air-conditioned vehicle, available from Kerobokan, Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Tuban, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Denpasar, Sanur, the airport and parts of Canggu (as far as Canggu Club). Pick-up from other locations is provided for an additional fee. Alternatively, you can make your way to the harbor for check-in 30 minutes before the scheduled departure. Depart in the morning to enjoy Gili Trawangan to its fullest. Boats back to Bali are at around 14:30 and hotel drop off is provided on arrival. Relax on board the 2.5-hour journey each way, and take in the stunning views.

Bali: Day Trip to East Nusa Penida, Atuh & Diamond Beach

10. Bali: Day Trip to East Nusa Penida, Atuh & Diamond Beach

Explore the stunning natural scenery of East Nusa Penida on a day trip from Bali. Enjoy the craggy cliffs and clear waters of the island, stroll up to Thousand Island Viewpoint and relax on the white sands of Diamond Beach. Get picked up in Bali and cruise across turquoise waters to Nusa Penida, where you’ll board the vehicle that will take you around the island. The first stop is Thousand Island Viewpoint. Marvel at enchanting views of countless islands, sweeping cliffs, and maybe even some turtles and manta rays. The next stop is Nusa Penida Tree House. Known locally as Rumah Pohon, this cozy cabin with a thatched roof also benefits from an elevated vantage point on the island. Climb the ladder up a tree trunk and you’ll be rewarded with some of the best panoramic views of the island. Check out the rolling green hills of Nusa Penida with a stop at ‘Teletubbies Hill’ and snap photos of the giant tapestry that stretches across the horizon. For the final stop of the day, head to Diamond Beach or Atuh Beach. Atuh Beach is a hidden gem, whilst the gorgeous water of Diamond Beach makes it ideal for snorkeling. After soaking up the sun at the beach, the day trip finishes with you being dropped back at your hotel in Bali.

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Excellent! Highly recommend this service. Received a message via WhatsApp imminently and the lady was very helpful to accommodate to my hotels requirements. Communication was excellent. My therapist Putu was extremely professional, respectful and careful towards myself and the hotels property. It was a perfectly executed massage and definitely relieved pain. I would book it everyday if my hotel allowed me to! But I only got given permission for a one off time :( Thank you for the service, bless you all.

The team were very punctual, easy to follow, very friendly, and were mindful about the sealife. They took photos and videos for those on the group and sent them over afterwards. We were lucky to see the manta rays ans then we went to 2 other locations + a complimentary buffet lunch + kayaking. They offered water teas and coffees throughout the day. The boat was not too busy. Overall very well organised.

Amazing! Our guide Ngurah was super helpful, polite and told us a lot of information about Bali and areas in Ubud. I would highly recommend booking this trip and requesting him personally! He was so kind to my sister and I

it was amazing, great spots, lovely team, well experienced guides, chilli base with good food, best snorcheling experience I‘ve had so far 🤿🐠🙌🏼💚🩵

Fast boat was extremely full, no legroom and luggage got soaked on the transfer