Gili Islands Private Boat Trip

PRIVATE OVERNIGHT CRUISES FROM BALI TO GILI ISLANDS

Sister Islands

WEST NUSA TENGGARA PROVINCE

Just a short hop from the shoreline of Lombok and across the strait from Bali, the Gili Islands are an archipelago of three small and surprisingly different paradise islands. These tiny circles of low-lying land, covered in jungle and ringed by uninterrupted ribbons of sun-drenched white sand and crystal-clear waters, are popular with those seeking out a luxury cast away experience.

Sleep above or below deck, just swimming distance from the islands renowned for their snorkelling and scuba diving, on an overnight charter. Circumnavigate the three islands and take your pick of secluded beaches. Take in some of Indonesia’s most impressive golden-hued sunsets, and gaze at the unexplored majesty of starry nights from your very own private floating hotel.

Then, as the gentle lapping of the waves on the hull wake you at first light, plunge once more into the bright waters, with the chance to encounter Green and Loggerhead turtles, as well as adorable pigmy seahorses, and an entire spectrum of colourful reef-living fish, whether you opt to dive at Shark or Manta Point or any site, bay, or cove in between.

Whether you decide to stay anchored at one of the islands, or sail between them, an overnight charter gives you that freedom. Sure, all three of these idyllic islands offer turquoise shallows, beaches fringed with bowing coconut palms, and traffic-free roads, but each one also has its own story to tell.

At the top end you’ll find Gili Trawangan (or Gili T), the bastion of the party scene and with the pick of the on-land accommodation options. A little quieter is Gili Air, popular with snuggling couples in search of the most romantic of getaways, while on Gili Meno – perhaps the most authentic of the three islands – you’ll find the locals busying themselves with fishing and salt production, free from the worries of the outside world. When the word serene was created, it could have been designed to describe a boat cruise across the Gili Islands.

‘Secret Gillies’ Expedition

OVERNIGHT CRUISE 2-3 Days

Explore the ‘secret South Gillies’ whilst this untouched gem still offers uninhabited islands and a healthy vibrant underwater oasis. Made up of 13 small islands this undeveloped region of Indonesia offers tourists the ‘true’ travel experience only a stones throw from Bali. With the convenience of departing from Bali, this is a great expedition for those searching adventure for on a tight schedule. All characters are tailor made to each clients interests and satisfaction. Contact us so we can start planning your trip of a lifetime.

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‘Yin and Yang’ Expedition

OVERNIGHT CRUISE 3-4 Days

Cruise the entirety of the west Lombok coast soaking in the unspoiled south before moving to the now infamous gili island trio islands. Get an insight of pre development exploring the uninhabited islands of the south that offers some world class diving, surfing and private island beach parties. After the southern solitude head north to the stunning gili islands for a unique party vibe experience and pristine white sand beaches. If you’re looking for the best of both worlds on your travel adventures then this is a great option.

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GILI ISLANDS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gili Trawangan Nightlife
  • Postcard Perfect Beaches
  • Snorkeling or Diving With Green Turtles
  • Spectacular Sunsets Behind Bali & Mount Agung
  • Uncrowded Islands
  • No Cars

Activities

ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE ON OUR GILI ISLAND CRUISES

Diving

Diving

Snorkelling

Snorkelling

Kayaking

Kayaking

Surfing

Surfing

Land Excursions

Land Excursions

Sunsets

Sunsets

Star Gazing

Star Gazing

Seafood BBQ onboard

Seafood BBQ onboard

Beach Party

Beach Party

Unforgettable Memories

Unforgettable Memories

Exciting Activities

for Your Gili Islands Day Trip

Imagine stepping onto a sandy beach, feeling the warm sun on your skin, and gazing out at crystal-clear waters. The Gili Islands offer this and more, making them a perfect destination for a day trip or a longer stay. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, these islands have something for everyone. With Pulau Private Charters, you can explore these stunning locations in style and comfort. Here’s a guide to some of the top activities you can enjoy in the Gili Islands.

Gili Trawangan’s Turtle Point

Gili Trawangan's Turtle Point

One of the highlights of Gili Trawangan is Turtle Point. This spot is famous for its resident sea turtles, making it a must-visit for nature enthusiasts. Imagine cruising along the reef and then diving in to snorkel alongside these gentle creatures. The experience of seeing turtles in their natural habitat is truly magical and one that you’ll remember forever. It’s a peaceful encounter that highlights the incredible marine life around the Gili Islands.

Gili Meno Wall

Gili Meno Wall

For those who love diving and snorkelling, Gili Meno Wall is a paradise. This site is renowned for its diverse marine life and vibrant coral formations. The wall drops off dramatically, revealing a kaleidoscope of colours and creatures. From schools of fish to stunning coral gardens, every dive here is filled with surprises. It’s a favourite spot for both novice and experienced divers alike, offering a glimpse into the underwater wonders of the Gili Islands.

Gili Air’s Shark Point

Gili Air's Shark Point

Don’t let the name scare you away – Shark Point on Gili Air is a fascinating spot to explore. This site is home to harmless blacktip reef sharks, which are known for their grace and beauty. Swimming alongside these elegant predators is thrilling and offers a unique perspective on marine life. Besides sharks, you’ll also encounter colourful fish and vibrant corals, making it a favourite spot for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts.

Sunset Cruises Around Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan

No trip to the Gili Islands is complete without witnessing a breathtaking sunset. Sunset cruises around Gili Trawangan are a popular activity, providing stunning views as the sun dips below the horizon. Many cruise operators offer evening tours that include music, drinks, and sometimes even dinner on board. It’s a perfect way to end your day, with the sky painted in shades of orange and pink, reflecting on the calm waters.

Gili Meno Lagoon

Gili Meno Lagoon

If you prefer more tranquil activities, Gili Meno Lagoon is the place for you. This shallow, sheltered lagoon is ideal for kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. The calm waters provide a serene escape, allowing you to glide over the surface and take in the natural beauty around you. Look down, and you’ll see colourful fish swimming beneath you, adding to the peaceful ambience of the lagoon.

The Bounty Wreck

Gili Meno Bounty Wreck

For those interested in exploring underwater treasures, the Bounty Wreck off the coast of Gili Meno is a must-visit. This sunken wreck has become a haven for marine life, making it a popular site for snorkelling and diving. As you explore the ship’s remains, you’ll discover a fascinating underwater world teeming with fish and corals. It’s an adventure that combines history with the thrill of underwater exploration.

Secret Gilis

Secret Gilis

Beyond the well-known Gili Islands, there are lesser-known gems waiting to be discovered. The Secret Gilis, such as Gili Nanggu, Gili Kedis, and Gili Sudak, offer pristine beaches, clear waters, and a sense of seclusion. These hidden islands are perfect for those seeking a quieter, more intimate experience. With Pulau Private Charters, you can explore these secret spots and enjoy the untouched beauty they have to offer.

How to Get to Gili Islands from Bali

Getting to the Gili Islands from Bali is easier than you might think. You can take a Gili Island boat directly from Bali, which typically involves a scenic trip across the Lombok Strait. There are various boat services available, ranging from high-speed ferries to more luxurious private charters. A Gili day trip from Bali is a fantastic way to experience the islands’ beauty without the need for extensive planning. Simply board a boat to Gili Islands, sit back, and enjoy the journey.

Best Time to Visit the Gili Islands

Timing your trip to the Gili Islands can enhance your experience significantly. The best time to visit is during the dry season, from May to September. During these months, the weather is sunny and warm, ideal for outdoor activities like snorkelling, diving, and beach lounging. The seas are calm, making your Gili Island boat ride smoother and more enjoyable. If you prefer fewer crowds, consider visiting in the cold months of April and October. This way, you can enjoy a Gili day trip from Bali with pleasant weather and less hustle and bustle.

The Gili Islands are a treasure trove of activities and natural beauty. From snorkelling with turtles to exploring sunken wrecks, each island offers unique experiences that cater to all types of travellers. With Pulau Private Charters, you can enjoy these activities with ease and comfort, ensuring a memorable trip. Whether you’re on a Gili day trip from Bali or spending a few days, the adventures are endless. Book your next adventure with Pulau Private Charters today and create unforgettable memories in the Gili Islands!


FAQs

You can take a Gili Island boat directly from Bali. Options range from high-speed ferries to luxurious private charters, making it easy to plan a Gili day trip from Bali.
Turtle Point is famous for its resident sea turtles. Snorkelling here offers a magical experience as you swim alongside these gentle creatures in their natural habitat.
Yes, Shark Point is home to harmless blacktip reef sharks. Swimming alongside these graceful predators is thrilling and safe, providing a unique marine adventure.
Gili Meno Lagoon is perfect for kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. The calm, shallow waters and colourful fish make it a serene escape for water activities.
The Bounty Wreck off Gili Meno is a sunken ship that has become a haven for marine life. Snorkelling or diving here reveals a fascinating underwater world filled with fish and corals.
Yes, the Secret Gilis such as Gili Nanggu, Gili Kedis, and Gili Sudak offer pristine beaches and clear waters. These hidden gems provide a quieter, more intimate experience compared to the main Gili Islands.

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VISIT GILI ISLANDS ON THE FOLLOWING LUXURY WATERCRAFT

Jemme
Jemme

43ft / 13.1m

Sail catamaran built by Fountaine Pajot in France. Beautiful lines and romance

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Haruku

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Dual hull power catamaran built by Austal in Australia. Ultimate comfort and attitude

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Burjuman

56ft / 17.1m

Single hull triple-deck super yacht built by Aicon in Italy. Unparalleled glamour and comfort

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