Fast boat Gili Trawangan
If you are looking for the best way to travel to the Gili Islands from Bali, you have come to the right place. Patagonia Xpress takes you to this tropical paradise, with daily departures from Bali. The Patagonia Xpress was built at Pt Citra, top class shipyard. The material of construction of the fast boat is aluminum and it has a length of 33 meters and a width of six meters and has a capacity of 174 passengers at a time.
The Patagonia Xpress departs from the Benoa Harbour in Bali and goes via Padang Bai to Gili Trawangan and Gili Air. The fast boat returns back to Benoa via Bangsal on Lombok, and Pandang Bai. When travelling on the Patagonia Xpress you can be fully reassured regarding speed, reliability and safety. The boat is fitted with large inboard engines and is built to comply with stringent international safety standards. The stable vessel is also fitted with the latest fire extinguishers, life rafts and there are life jackets for all passengers. When it comes to navigation, the vessel makes use of GPS tracking and the latest AOS technology. In addition, the fast boat Gili Trawangan is handled by experienced and expert crew members. They are committed to making your journey to the islands comfortable, safe, and memorable.
As far as traveling in comfort is concerned, the Patagonia Xpress is second to none. The vessel’s saloon is fully air-conditioned and the large upper deck enables you to bask in the sun, enjoy the scenery, and feel the breeze. If you choose to relax in the saloon, you can watch a movie on any one of the four flat screen 32-inch TVs that are available there. Other features include free Wi-Fi, luxuriously comfortable seating, and state-of-the-art toilet facilities.
For your convenience, you can book and pay for your tickets securely online via the website, where you’ll find up to date information regarding the schedule as well as special prices that are available for booking directly online. Children under that age of three travel for free. All rates include pick ups and return transfers to the most popular tourist areas in Bali, including Ubud, Seminyak, Kuta and Legian. At each and every embarking/disembarking point, Patagonia Xpress staff members will help you complete the boarding process without any hitches. They are also capable of handling all your queries related to the trip on Patagonia Xpress.
The Patagonia Xpress leaves from Benoa Harbour at: 8.30 AM, Padangbai at 10.00 AM Gili Trawangan to Gili Air at 12.00 noon and Gili Air to Bangsal at 12.30 PM The boat will then leave Bangsal 1.00 PM, arriveing in Padang Bai at3.00 PM. The Patagonia Xpress is expected to Benoa Harbour at 4.30 p.m. Times are subject to change based on the weather and tidal condition.
After reaching the Gili Islands, you have to reconfirm your return tickets. You should reconfirm 48 hours before your departure. If you are staying for one night only, then you should reconfirm at Patagonia Xpress Ticket Office as soon as you arrive on the islands. Patagonia Xpress operates services on all days except Nyepi Day – Balinese New Year, also known as Day of Silence when all of Bali, including the airport shuts down for the day.
Luggage allowance is 25kgs per person, and you should check in 30 minutes prior to departure.
The Gili Islands are known for their white sandy beaches, coconut palm trees, and crystal clear blue waters. In the 1970s and 1980s, it was backpackers who were first drawn to these islands. Still popular among backpackers now as the islands have matured as a tourist destination, they have started attracting a wider category of travelers over the years. Apart from natural beauty, the Gili Islands offer several things to make your visit a memorable one. There are a wide variety of bars, cafes, and restaurants that offer fantastic dining options. One of the specialties of these islands is the availability of fresh seafood.
Cars or motorbikes are not allowed in the islands, and this really adds to the special feel of the islands and allowing you to really relax and get away from it all. However, it is easy to get around on the islands because of their small size and flat terrain. You can rent a bicycle or hire a ‘cidoma’, a horse driven carriage. As you may expect, the Gili Islands are famous for watersports. You can participate in activities such as snorkeling, free diving, and scuba diving. Other activities include scenic walks, boat trips, and tranquil yoga sessions.
The largest of the three islands is Gili Trawangan. Tourists started thronging this island first, and it gained a reputation as a great place to party. With the increase in the number of visitors, Gili Trawangan has started offering a variety of accommodation and most of which are located on the island’s eastern side, and while the parties continue, you can head a little further away from the main village and find tranquility and luxury. The island that is closest to Lombok is Gili Air. Gili Air is a little more relaxed than Gili Trawangan and offers a great range of options for accommodation and places to eat, as well as some cool beach clubs for those important lazy beach days. Gili Meno offers a desert island experience. This is the smallest of the three islands and is popular among couples that want to enjoy nature and spend some romantic time together.
Whichever of the Gili Islands is for you, travelling on the Patagonia Xpress will get you there safely and quickly, not to mention comfortably!