Boats arrive and depart throughout the day and are a constant source of entertainment for many locals who wander down to the beach to see what is going on. Which boat you take depends mainly upon your budget and time frame. If you are coming from Bali, all boats leave from north Sanur, where the harbour is located at the end of Jalan Hang Tuah. You will find the offices for all boat companies on this street.
If you are coming from the Gilis, try Scoot Fast Cruises
Public Slow Boat
These large wooden outrigger boats leave Sanur at 10:30 and cost IDR100,000. The journey takes about 1.5hrs and is great fun, in amongst the chickens and the water bottles (try it and you'll see what we mean!). Sitting on the roof gives you a fantastic view of the open ocean and is a great place to watch for dolphins and turtles. Return boats leave Lembongan only once a day, at 08:00
The public boat organisation is run as a cooperative, so each day a different family provides the service. When you arrive in Jungutbatu, be aware that you may not come into the public boat office, but return to the family mooring somewhere along the beach. We offer a free pick up service to minimise any inconvenience.
Public Speed Boat
The public speed boat leaves Sanur at 09:00, 12:30 and 16:00 and takes 30min to reach Lembongan. Don't get on a boat at other times unless you want to end up on Mushroom Beach, which requires a motorbike taxi to get over here! Return boats leave Lembongan at 08.00, 10:30 and 15:00. Like the public slow boats, you may be dropped anywhere along the beach when you arrive in Lembongan; not necessarily at the public boat office!
The Perama bus and boat company has great connections throughout Bali and Lombok and is a great option if you are coming from somewhere other than Sanur, but are still looking for budget prices. The boat leaves Sanur at 10:30 and leaves Lembongan at 08:30, with tickets costing rp100,000 per person each way. Like the public boat, the Perama boat is also a wooden outrigger, but comfort levels are a little higher, with cushioned seating and free water.
Rocky Fast Cruises
For comfort and style, try one of the Rocky boats. This company offers a complete package and provides transport door to door throughout south Bali. They have 4 departures throughout the day and take care of your luggage for you, which makes life even easier!
|* high season only|
Ticket prices are as follows and include a pick up and drop service for south Bali (Ubud not included):
|Adult||IDR 300,000||IDR 500,000|
|Child (4 - 11 Years)||IDR 200,000||IDR 300,000|
We are happy to make a Rocky reservation for you; we just need to know your full names, dates and times you wish to travel and your hotel pick up / drop off point.