Sailing Bali means you’ll be able to visit a historic temple and mingle with the friendly inhabitants of island communities. Even in fairly isolated areas, you are likely to find a local who speaks at least some English. Hiking trails are common, which makes it easy to explore panoramic vistas and experience some of the most beautiful sunsets on Earth.
Every day brings a new adventure. Cruising the waters of Bali, you’ll anchor at one spectacular port of call after another. Island hopping has never been so effortless – or so much fun!
Bali Cruising suggestions
Day 1: Sail to Sanur beach which extends over 5 km on the east coast of Bali. Safety briefings will commence followed by dinner and a night at anchor off Sanur.
Day 2: After a morning swim, sail to Nusa Lembongan to Mushroom Bay, which got its nickname from the mushroom coral in the surrounding reef. The inhabitants are mainly Hindus who manufacture traditional wooden boats and cultivate algae for carrageenan production. Make a short trip south to “Manta Ray Bay” for snorkeling. Anchor for the night in Cenningan channel.
Day 3: Early departure to the Gili Islands – the “Turtle Capital of the World.” White sand beaches, lined with coconut trees and surrounded by turquoise waters, these three islands are a vision of paradise. In the south of Gili Meno, the smallest of the three, you’ll have time for snorkeling and exploring this quiet and friendly spot. You can visit the turtle sanctuary with its little pools on the beach, teeming with baby turtles. Surrounded by coral reefs, the Gilis sport a colourful underwater world – turtles, manta rays, clownfish, and countless species of colourful fish are on parade. Gili Air was the first island to be settled by fishing families. Coconut plantations and fishing are still important for the local economy. The beaches here are the best in the Gilis, as well as the easy-to-find snorkeling sites.
Day 4: On the west of Lombok, Senggigi is one of the most picture-perfect spots you’ll see on this trip. Lombok is a colourful mixture of Balinese, Chinese, and Arab influences. Senggigi offers spectacular landscapes with sweeping bays, coconut palm-fringed white sand beaches, and jungle-clad hillsides. It also offers wonderful snorkeling spots. If you’re interested in taking a half-day trip inland, You can visit the monkey forest, the local market, and the Temple of Lingsar, which was built in 1714 and is nestled in enchanting rice fields.
Day 5: Continue to the island Poh for snorkeling. Later you will sail to Gili Nanggu, a small island off the west coast of Lombok with lush vegetation. Swimming and anchoring for the night.
Day 6: Further along the Southwest coast, visit other beautiful places for snorkeling off various small islands. This coast boasts pristine, secluded beaches, tiny offshore islands in turquoise water, pearl farms, old mosques and friendly people. You’ll spend the night anchored off the island Gede.
Day 7: Set sail toward Nusa Penida (Crystal Bay), a beautiful beach on the north coast of the island of Nusa Penida. Here, time seems to stand still, and people live quietly and traditionally. Spend the afternoon in this small, tranquil bay on the brightest white sand beach in Bali. It’s also one of the best snorkeling locations in the world. In the afternoon, sail to the lagoon of Pulau Serangan for your last night on board.
Day 8: Set sail, disembarking after breakfast in Benoa Harbor at Bali Marina.
Bali Cruising Charter availability
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