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Blue Water Express

PT. BlueWater Safaris, established in 2005. Ownership: British, established in Bali, Indonesia. Sphere of our operation is high speed boat transport from Bali to Gili Islands and Lombok, under the name “BlueWater Express”.

BlueWater Safaris is a 100% foreign investment enterprise specializing 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 60 staff. All crew are fully licensed with requisite certificates of competence, and have many years experience in the waters around Bali and Lombok.

BlueWater Express offers the quickest and easiest way to get from the main south Bali tourist areas to the Gili islands and Lombok.
All trips include hotel transfers in south Bali area, insurance, buffet morning coffee/tea prior departure and mineral water served on board.

Our departure point from our private facility in Serangan ensures a comfortable waiting area upon arrival and departure, with toilets, showers and full restaurant facilities.

Our Fleet:
BlueWater Express I

Launched in December 2007, the 25-seat BlueWater Express I has proved it to be a powerful, reliable work-horse. She will continue to operate along side BlueWater Express III in serving Bali – Gili Islands and Lombok throughout 2011 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 ( below picture is before engines replaced)
Passengers : 25
Crew : 3

Safety equipment and Facilities
3 x 10 man life rafts, with hydrostatic release and manual release; these automatically inflate if the boat sinks, or can be operated manually
EPIRB: Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon. When immersed in water the EPIRB automatically sends an SOS signal via satellite to the authorities, informing name of vessel and precise location. Continues to send signal for up to three days
SOLAS standard life jackets for all passengers and crew
Full set of distress flares in accordance with regulations
GPS Navigational system
Marine VHF ship-to-shore radio
3 throw rings
Electric flushing toilet
Spacious sun-deck on roof

BlueWater Express III

The pride of our fleet is the impressive BlueWater Express III, launched in March 2009. This vessel runs all routes from Bali to 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 release and manual release; these automatically inflate if the boat sinks, or can be operated manually
EPIRB: Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon. When immersed in water the EPIRB automatically sends an SOS signal via satellite to the authorities, informing name of vessel and precise location. Continues to send signal for up to three days
SOLAS standard life jackets for all passengers and crew
Full set of distress flares in accordance with regulations
GPS Navigational system
Marine VHF ship-to-shore radio
4 throw rings
Electric flushing toilet
Spacious sun-deck on roof

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

Fast Boat Schedules from Bali to Gili Islands and Lombok

Blue Water Express Fast Boat Schedule Period January – May 2016 and November – December 2017

DEPARTURE PORT ETD ETA PICK UP/DROP OFF
TIME AREA
1st RUN
SERANGAN – BALI 08:00 10:30 06:30 – 07:00 Sanur, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Denpasar, Jimbaran & Nusa Dua
GILI TRAWANGAN 11:00 13:30 Drop Off
TELUK KODE – LOMBOK 11:30 13:30
2nd RUN – IN-DIRECT
(PADANG BAI STOPOVER)
SERANGAN – BALI 10:00 12:30 08:30 – 09:00 Sanur, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Denpasar, Jimbaran & Nusa Dua
GILI TRAWANGAN 13:30 16:30 Drop Off
TELUK KODE – LOMBOK 14:00 16:30
1x RUN
PADANG BAI 11:15 12:30 09:00 – 09:30 Ubud, Candidasa & Padang Bai
GILI TRAWANGAN 13:30 15:15 Drop Off
TELUK KODE – LOMBOK 14:00 15:15

BlueWater Express Fast Boat Schedule Period June – October 2012

DEPARTURE PORT ETD ETA PICK UP/DROP OFF
TIME AREA
1st RUN
SERANGAN – BALI 08:00 10:30 06:30 – 07:00 Sanur, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Denpasar, Jimbaran & Nusa Dua
GILI TRAWANGAN 11:00 13:30 Drop Off
TELUK KODE – LOMBOK 11:30 13:30
2nd RUN – IN-DIRECT
(PADANG BAI STOPOVER)
SERANGAN – BALI 08:00 10:30 06:30 – 07:00 Sanur, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Denpasar, Jimbaran & Nusa Dua
GILI TRAWANGAN 16:00 18:30 Drop Off
TELUK KODE – LOMBOK 16:15 18:30
1x RUN
PADANG BAI 14:00 15:30 11:30 – 12:00 Ubud, Candidasa & Padang Bai
GILI TRAWANGAN 11:30 13:15 Drop Off
TELUK KODE – LOMBOK 12:00 13:15

Rates:
Serangan South Bali to Gili Trawangan:
One Way:
Adult 12 Year Up : Rp. 690.000/person
Child ( 03-12 Years ) : Rp. 590.000/person

Return:
Adult 12 Year Up : Rp. 1.380.000/person
Child ( 03-12 Years ) : Rp. 1.180.000/person

– Morning coffee/tea station prior departure in Serangan Harbor
– Free flow sealed mineral water and sweet on board
– Serangan : Air-conditioned hotel transfer to/from Denpasar, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Sanur, Canggu, Nusa Dua and Ubud
– Padang Bai : Air-conditioned hotel transfer to/from Denpasar, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Sanur, Ubud, Padang Bai area, Candidasa, Amed and Tulamben.
– Insurance and Medical Coverage: PT. BlueWater Safaris insured to a total liability amount of US$ 50,000. PT. BlueWater Safaris will provide cover for related expenses due to injuries and/or accidents occurred during the transportation to and from Serangan Harbor, Teluk Kode, Lombok and Gili Trawangan to the total amount of US$ 5,000.

All services from Serangan Harbor include air-con hotel transfers to and from most areas in South Bali. Hotels pick up time approximately 1 hour before departure time for Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Sanur. Other areas are slightly longer.

There will be an additional cost for any transfer from Teluk Kode to Hotels in Lombok.

Blue Water Express reserves the right to cancel a booking or change the schedule at anytime prior to poor weather conditions or any circumstances beyond the reasonable for any safety reason.
Insurance and Medical Coverage

Jasindo Insurance provides passengers liability insurance of US$ 50,000 and medical insurance to US$ 5,000

VESSEL MAINTENANCE : 29 January – 10 March 2012. BOAT SCHEDULE OPEN FROM/TO SERANGAN HARBOR ONLY
22 March 2012 (1 day prior NYEPI DAY) : All boat will be depart/arrive DIRECT to/from Serangan on 1st RUN Schedule
24 March 2012 (1 day after NYEPI DAY) : All boat will be depart/arrive DIRECT to/from Serangan on 2nd RUN Schedule
31 DECEMBER 2012 : All boat will be depart/arrive DIRECT to/from Serangan on 1st RUN Schedule
01 JANUARY 2013 : All boat will be depart/arrive DIRECT to/from Serangan on 2nd RUN Schedule

Schedule Terms and Conditions
The above schedules and travel times are subject to change without prior notice due to weather conditions or other factors.
Padang Bai stopover is generally 5 – 15 minutes.
Last Check In time is 30 minutes prior to departure time. Passengers arriving after this time may be deemed as “no show”.
Hotels pick up time is approximately 1 hour before departure time for Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, and Sanur. Other areas are slightly longer.
Services include free land transfer in certain areas only as mention above; other areas are subject to transfer fee. Please enquire for prices.
Ubud transfer is provided for area Nyuh Kuning, Sayan, Tjampuhan, Peliatan, Pengosekan, Mongkey Forest, Batubulan, Celuk, Sukawati, Mas,
Batuan, Tebongkang
BlueWater Express is a point-to-point carrier and we take no responsibility for any travel arrangements missed due to cancellations or delays.
BlueWater Express reserves the right to modify trips in the interests of customer comfort and safety.
BlueWater Express reserves the right to cancel a booking or change the schedule at any time due to poor weather conditions or any other circumstances which compromise the safety of passengers.

IMPORTANT INFO 2012:
Friday, 23 March 2012 : NYEPI DAY (Silence Day) – CLOSED WHOLE TRIPS and no activities are allowed in the whole island of Bali.
Monday, 31 December 2012 : NEW YEAR CELEBRATION – due to very heavy traffic and road blocking, we are only provided drop off transfer until Dewa Ruci Monument (Mall Bali Galeria) to all guest staying in KUTA, LEGIAN, SEMINYAK, KEROBOKAN area. Other area will be provided as normal.

PADANG BAI ROUTE CLOSED:
VESSEL MAINTENANCE : 29 January – 10 March 2012. BOAT SCHEDULE OPEN FROM/TO SERANGAN HARBOR ONLY
22 March 2012 (1 day prior NYEPI DAY) : All boat will be depart/arrive DIRECT to/from Serangan on 1st RUN Schedule
24 March 2012 (1 day after NYEPI DAY) : All boat will be depart/arrive DIRECT to/from Serangan on 2nd RUN Schedule
31 DECEMBER 2012 : All boat will be depart/arrive DIRECT to/from Serangan on 1st RUN Schedule
01 JANUARY 2013 : All boat will be depart/arrive DIRECT to/from Serangan on 2nd RUN Schedule

 

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This trip is not recommended if you are:
– under 2 years old
– Pregnant
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