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  • Location:Bali, Indonesia
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Best Bali Reef Cruise and Lembongan Island Day Trip

Escape Bali for a day and spend it on the turquoise waters of Nusa Lembongan, a small, low, protected island about 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Bali, just across the Badung Strait. After arriving by comfortable, air-conditioned catamaran, you’ll anchor at a private pontoon where you can enjoy a variety of water activities, including a waterslide, banana boat rides and snorkeling. You can even take a small boat to the island for a tour, if you wish. This family-friendly tour includes snacks, a buffet lunch and hotel transport.


  • Day trip from Bali to Lembongan Island
  • From a private pontoon, enjoy a family-friendly day of snorkeling, watersliding, diving and banana-boat riding
  • Cruise to and from the pontoon in the air-conditioned comfort of the Bali Hai II catamaran
  • Take a 1-hour tour of the island, if you wish
  • Purchase optional activities like scuba diving and parasailing
  • Buffet lunch and morning and afternoon tea included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Best Bali Reef Cruise and Lembongan Island Day Trip

Enjoy a day of family fun on a large pontoon off the shores of Lembongan Island

After hotel pickup by air-conditioned vehicle, your day on the water begins with a 1-hour catamaran cruise on the Bali Hai II from Bali to Nusa Lembongan (Lembongan Island), a small isle off Bali’s southeastern coast. During the cruise from the Benoa harbor, enjoy coffee, tea and pastries on board and watch a snorkeling demonstration, if you or a family member are a beginner.

When you arrive at Lembongan Bay, the catamaran pulls up next to a large, purpose-built reef pontoon, your base for the day. All activities you choose to participate in take place on or depart from this pontoon. Locker use is included for your valuables.

Included activities:
See the bay’s exotic marine life and colorful coral from the comfort of a semi-submersible coral viewer, or try snorkeling for a closer look. Enjoy unlimited banana boat rides, a 115-foot (35-meter) waterslide and a diving board. Or, just relax in the sun and enjoy the beauty of the bay. If you don’t want to go in the water, you can still see what lies beneath via the pontoon’s underwater viewing chamber.

The buffet lunch is open on the air-conditioned deck for about 2.5 hours; when it closes, coffee and tea continue to be available for another hour. Starting just before midday, the first of three 1-hour tours to the island depart from the pontoon — if you’re interested in wandering the narrow, colorful streets of Nusa Lembongan, just hop on the boat and go. Explore on foot, admiring the island’s white-sand beaches, cliffs, Balinese architecture and views of Mt Agung.

When your time in the water comes to an end, rinse off if you wish with a fresh-water shower on the pontoon. Then, after a head count to make sure everyone is on board, make your back to Bali on the catamaran, listening to live music during the 1-hour cruise. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Bali hotel.

Optional activities at your own expense:
Scuba diving, massages, parasailing (single, tandem and trio flying is available) and the Aquanauts submerged marine walk are all available on the pontoon for an additional cost. Towel rental is also available if you don’t have or forget to bring your own. Purchase cocktails and other adult beverages from one of the two fully licensed bars.

Sample buffet lunch menu:
  • Pastries and muffins
  • Coleslaw and salads (potato; mixed green; tomato and onion; pasta)
  • Bread rolls
  • Fried noodles with vegetables
  • Vegetable spring rolls
  • Steamed rice
  • Grilled meats (prawn satay; chicken legs; beef steak in BBQ sauce)
  • Fish steaks
  • Grilled sweet corn
  • Pork satay
  • Fresh fruit
  • Jajan pasar
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Shrimp crackers

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Awesome experience, lots of activities to do. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The trip on the boat made me sick, but there were many things to do. I liked it it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Had a great day. Got a transfer direct from our hotel to the boat. The band on board we're great and really set the mood. When we arrived we went snorkeling which was free and although the water is quite deep you can still see a lot of fish. Not to be missed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Brilliant day trip, amazing amount of activities.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Our family of six really enjoyed this day trip. Everyone loved the water slide, snorkeling, and banana boat rides and when it was time to get back on the boat the kids (ages 6-13) were all happily exhausted. The kids were less excited about the village tour, but I thought it was still worth checking out. All in all a great experience for the whole family.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This is such a brilliant day! So much to do and enjoy!! Something for everyone. The staff on the boat were so friendly and helpful. 10/10 day.

Martin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

very well organised. we had a great day. the staff are all very friendly

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The facilities were of a good standard, it seems to be a reputable company.
the village tour was nice, and the guide very helpful.
the snorkelling was great and the slide was fun.

the food left a bit to be desired and the returning home trip in the afternoon after the tide had changed was very rough.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great trip great host for all family

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