Welcome to BlueWater Express

BlueWater Express is a 100% foreign investment enterprise specializing in high speed boat transport. We pioneered the fast boat service from Bali to the Gili islands in 2006, and are consequently the longest running operator in this field. We put the emphasis on safety, professionalism and guest satisfaction in all our services.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for info on booking, travel time, best route options, weather, cancellations, special offers and much more.

Book Your Fast Boat Online

Any problems booking? Email us at online@bluewater-express.com

Schedules Overview

BlueWater Express runs a variety of schedules throughout the year two from ports in Bali, to three ports in Lombok. Click schedules for full details.

Please note that the port authorities require all boats to receive port clearance from Bangsal on Lombok, after departing from Gili Trawangan.

We are not allowed to sail to Bali direct from Gili Trawangan.

Bali:South Bali: Serangan IslandEast Bali: Padang BaiLembongan Island
Lombok:Gili TrawanganGili AirLombok mainland: Teluk Kode
Bali to Gili & Lombok
October 2018 - March 2019
April - December 2019July - September 2019
OutReturnOut ReturnOutReturn
Serangan 108:0011:15 - 11:4508:00 11:15 - 11:4508:00 11:15 - 11:45
Serangan 2N/A N/A 11:0014:30 - 15:0011:0014:30 - 15:00
Padang Bai 109:1511:15 - 11:45N/A11:15 - 11:4508:0010:15 - 10:45
Padang Bai 2N/A N/A 12:15N/A13:0015:00 - 15:30
Lembongan to Gili
April - December 2019

We Serve Six Destinations


Whether it is land or sea, we can make sunset spots happen anywhere!

South Bali (Serangan)

BlueWater’s exclusive facilities on Serangan island provide the perfect departure point for travellers to / from South Bali resorts.


East & central Bali beauty

East and Central Bali (Padang Bai)

The once sleepy fishing village of Padang Bai has become the departure point of choice to the Gilis for travellers to / from East Bali and Central Bali.


Nusa Lembongan at its finest hour


Starting on November 2017. Situated just 12 miles to the east of Sanur, Lembongan is easily accessible for day trips with superb snorkelling and other water sports activities.


Gili Trawangan sunset & beach

Gili Trawangan

The famous party island, with plenty of coral, marine life and bio-rock structures to explore, the island has an equally abundant profusion of accommodation and restaurants.


Coming towards Gili Meno

Gili Air & Gili Meno

Larger and more peaceful that Trawangan, with equally good diving and snorkelling, Gili Air is rapidly increasing in popularity.


Lombok view


Often considered Bali’s peaceful sister island, Lombok offers deserted beaches, spectacular hiking opportunities in the Rinjani national park, and an insight into traditional Sasak culture.

Schedule Exceptions

March 7, 2019: NYEPI (Silence Day) – NO TRIPS and no activities allowed in the whole island of Bali.

March 6, 2019 (1 day before NYEPI): two departures and one arrival from/to Bali
March 8, 2019 (1 day after NYEPI): one departure and two arrivals from/to Bali

December 31: NEW YEAR EVE due to very heavy traffic and police road blocks, drop off transfer is provided until Dewa Ruci Monument (Mall Bali Galeria) to all guests staying in KUTA, LEGIAN, SEMINYAK, KEROBOKAN area. Other areas will be covered as normal.

BlueWater Express operators 364 days / year, weather allowing, with no scheduled trips on Nyepi (day of silence) only. For busy periods such as Easter, Christmas & New Year and peak season (July to September) we provide increased capacity.

Longest running fastboat service, initiating operations to the Gili Islands in December 2005. All routes drop to Lombok, Gili Trawangan and Gili Air

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

Pacto Tours Top Supplier 2016 (silver) award 2016 at Pacto Award Night & Pacto Billionnaire Club Launch

Awarded Bali Best Brand Award in Top 10 Cruises 2016

BlueWater is the operator of choice for premium international travel agencies and wholesalers

Two to four daily departures (multiple departure times) depending on time of year, from both Serangan (South Bali) and from Padang Bai (East Bali)

Three vessels available in our fleet: 50 seat, 60 seat and 70 seat (launched June 2017) all with brand new Honda engines

Fleet of new air-con Isuzu and Toyota minibuses provide hotel pick-ups & drop offs to all main tourist destinations in south and central Bali

Unlimited mineral water, motion sickness tablets, cold towels and sweets served on board