No tour to Indonesia is complete without a visit to the activity-packed Gili Islands. The underwater life is simply amazing, so is watching the sun settle in the clear horizon or cycling around the scenic terra firma on a bike. It is impossible to overlook partying when visiting Gili Trawangan as everybody else seems to be doing so, but it is for a good reason as you will find the live reggae bands truly entertaining. Whether your time is limited or you have plenty at your disposal, there’s something for everyone on the Gili Islands.
Getting to the Gili Islands can now be as enjoyable as your time on the islands. You can book safely and securely on line, meaning planning in advance is easy.
Is speed your first priority when considering a travel boat? Or is it comfort, safety, flexibility or view to the horizon? Patagonia Xpress offers all these and much more to make your Gili transfers memorable. The boat is powered by two engines with a 1400hp capacity that offer enough thrust for a 30 knots signature speed. An equally powerful standby generator ensures everything will always run smoothly. The boat is made of aluminum and meets strict international safety standards.
Measuring 33.75 meters from bow to stern and 6 meters in breadth, Patagonia Xpress is big enough to contain an air conditioned cabin and offer a wide deck at the same time. The boat can accommodate up to 174 passengers per trip. Apart from the size, it is the organization of the boat that makes it more appealing. The top deck has railings both within and around for stability and comfort with spacious passageways in between. At the rear are inflatable life rafts that are easily accessible.
Wide access entrance doors at the starboard grants you access to the main deck directly below the top deck. The cabin has all you need to relax and enjoy your trp to the Gili islands. Seats are exceptionally comfortable while the adjacent windows allow you to have ample view of the waters while cruising. The main cabin is air conditioned to create a cool and relaxing atmosphere. To ensure you remain connected to the outside world, Patagonia Xpress has free Wi-Fi network with a very strong signal.
Safety is taken very seriously onboard the Patagonia Xpress. CCTV means that the crew are always aware of what’s happening on board and the latest safety and navigation equipment is also part of the boat’s fit out. GPS and AIS technology are also employed to ensure the exact location of the boat is known at any instance. Ship to shore radio also means that boat is always in contact with base back on land.
While various security measures are taken to ensure Patagonia Xpress remains stable even in the worst weather conditions, nothing has been taken for granted where your safety is concerned. Fire extinguishers are strategically placed for easy access in the case of a fire outburst, and so are life jackets should an emergency situation arise. We have experienced and certified crew trained to deal with any situation. Spacious passageways lead you to the sun deck and ample life rafts are in easy reach – not of course that we ever expect to need these.
Our tour to the islands begins at 8.30 a.m. each morning and ends at around 4.30 p.m. having gone through the major destinations. Everyday we cruise from the Benoa Harbour to Bangsal via Padangbai, Gili Trawangan and Gili Air. The Patagonia Xpress leaves Benoa Harbour at 8.30 a.m. destined for Padangbai, from which she leaves for Gili Trawangan at 10.00 a.m. At exactly 12.00 noon she heads to Gili Air and 30 minutes after she takes off for Bangsal. The return trip begins at 1.00 p.m. so that by 4.30 pm we are docked at Benoa Harbour. While we’ll always do our best to be on time, our schedule is subject to change in case of harsh sea conditions.
The Patagonia Xpress is so reliable that you can book your return ticket days in advance. Make the most of your time sunbathing on the beautiful shores of Gili Air as we will pick you at exactly the scheduled time. If you’re taking some time out for some yoga on Gili Trawangan, do not allow worry to disrupt your meditation as we will for sure honour our part of the bargain ad keep to schedule. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the island and your time in the sun without having to waste hours at the harbour wondering when your boat is going to turn up.
With so many activities to do on the Gili Islands, one never seems to get enough time to explore the beautiful land. Only a fast and comfortable boat like the new Patagonia Xpress can be relied upon to take you through the many destinations on your schedule. Her main cabin with its comfortable seats, air conditioning, ample view, and Wi-Fi connectivity has seen many customers come back or recommend her to others. The sun deck is equally spacious and appealing, and the safety measures taken ensure one always travels comfortably and with peace of mind. It’s because of her solid reputation for reliability, comfort and safety that so many customers make the Patagonia Xpress their boat of choice. Book safely and securely on line and get ready for the trip of a life time to the Gili Islands.