British-owned BlueWater Safaris operates the highly popular BlueWater Express service from Bali to the three magical GiliIslands - Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. Established in early 2006, BlueWater Express is the longest running fastboat service from Bali to the Gili Islands. Our departure point at Bali International Marina in south Bali (just 15-20 mins from Kuta) ensures a quick and convenient run, avoiding the long road trip up to Padang Bai in East Bali.
They also offer private charters for fishing, snorkeling, trips to Lembongan Island and any other oceanic needs.
They currently operate three boats: BlueWater Express 1 is a 13.5m, 24-seat passenger vessel, custom designed to serve the route from Bali to the Gili Islands and Lombok. With 3 x 200HP engines, she cruises at around 30knots and covers the distance Benoa to the gilis in under 2 1/2 hours.
BlueWater Express 2 also runs to the Gili Islands during high season. With 2 x 200hp outboards and a seating capacity of 16, she also covers the distance in around 2 - 21/2 hours. She is also available for private charter, and is fully set up for fishing.
BlueWater Express 3 With seating capacity of 30.
Both boats have a spacious sun-deck on the roof, and are fully equipped with international safety equipment, including life-jackets, auto-inflating life-rafts, distress flares, GPS / depthsounders, VHF radio, ring buoys. They are captained by professional crew with many years experience navigating the waters around Bali and Lombok.