Canyon Tubing Adventure is calling out explorers to experience this island in a unique way by discovering a hidden canyon in the heart of Bali by means of floating down a crystal clear stream in your own tube. Have a thing for the flying fox? The obstacles of this particular flying fox construction will wow your eyes over Bali’s unspoiled nature.
Below are a few suggestions of exciting land-based and aquatic activities. If you know what you like - go for it!
The 13,677 islands of the Indonesian archipelago stretching over an area 5,200 km into the pacific ocean present a plethora of choices for “boaties” to explore. Bali has three main ports - Benoa in the south, Padangbai in the east and Gilimanuk in the north. Several major shipping lines make Padangbai and Benoa ports of call on around the world cruises. If you would like to explore the islands near Bali you have wide range of choices for boating expeditions from a day cruises to longer overnight trip on yachts or luxury cruisers. Here’s the selective list of some sea cruise companies on the island. To Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida - 1 Day
Nusa Lembongan is an island of 12km2, situated 28 km east of Benoa. It’s one of Bali’s most popular destinations for wonderful day trips; its marvellous coral reefs make it an excellent spot for diving, snorkelling and surfing. Nusa Penida is a larger island off the southeast coast of Bali with a dry climate and a population of 45,000 people. This island is also is a great spot for diving and snorkelling but beware of strong currents. Be safe and never dive alone! Several cruise companies offer day tours to Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida islands. Alternatively there is a local boat from Sanur Beach that leaves daily for both islands.
BALI HAI CRUISES
Indonesia’s leading Marine Tourism Company, Bali Hai Cruises, operates exciting Day and Evening Cruises from a private reception facility at Benoa Harbour, Bali. Aboard a fleet of the most luxurious, modern vessels in Bali, our experienced, professional and friendly crew ensures the very best blend of Indonesian and Western hospitality to Lembongan Island daily. Benoa Harbor T. +62361 720 331
THE BOUNTY CRUISES
Cruise in comfort aboard Bali Bounty Cruises 400 passenger catamaran. With a cruising speed of up to 30 knots, you may sit back, relax and enjoy full staff service while reading the daily newspaper or viewing the onboard video entertainment. They sail from Bali every day. Benoa Harbour T. +62361 726 666
Venture into paradise each day with Quicksilver Cruises to the picturesque island of Nusa Penida, where it ties up alongside a floating pontoon for the day. Head Office : Jl. Kerta Dalem Raya no.96 Bali 80224 T. +62361 721 521
BLUE MARLIN BALI YACHT
Take a trip on the open water and escape the stress of life with Blue Marlin Bali yachts as you discover exotic spots and delve deep into the natural beauty of Bali. Offering private charters for day trips, Blue Marlin Bali is perfect for groups of up to 18 guests maximum. Couples can also enjoy a private romantic getaway in the yacht’s cosy double cabin or twin cabin. Choose from a half-day cruise, full-day cruise to Lembongan Island, fullday cruise to Gili Islands and Sundowner Cruises with fun activities like snorkeling and diving. To book your next private charter, please visit www.blue-marlin-bali.com.
TROPICAL YACHT CHARTERS
Explore the beauty of Bali with Tropical Yacht Charters’ wide range of yachts, sailboats and fast boats available for private charter. Choose Jenna, a fast cruiser boat ideal for the Indonesian waters, perfect for groups of up to 20 passengers, or the Forever Rizzardi Top Line 50, an imported Italian Luxury Yacht for your dream trip around the islands of Bali and Lombok, ideal for groups of up to 8 guests. Each excursion is tailored to your expectations: whether relaxing in the turquoise waters of a secluded anchorage or an action-packed onboard adventure. Contact www.tropicalyachtcharters.com to make your booking today.
DIVING & SNORKELING
Everyone should know that Bali has a wonderful underwater world with abundant marine life and beautiful coral garden awaiting to be explored. There are many diving sites in Bali that attract divers from around the globe. Some of the diving sites, like USAT Liberty Shipwreck and Amed diving sites are suitable for beginner divers. If you’ve not yet tried these sports, we recommend that you start at Sanur or Tanjung Benoa Beach where you can hire the necessary equipment, either right on the beachfront (at a beach club) or at one of the hotel-run dive centres. Instructions are available at these diving centres. Most of the centres offer International (PADI) diving certificates but be sure to check their PADI Resort Code as well, for the insurance and medical facilities. It is advisable to look for diving centres that have a ‘five-star’ PADI Approval Rating. Please note that Bali’s only decompression chamber is at Sanglah Public Hospital in Denpasar (see ‘Hospitals’ in the ‘Essential Info’ section for more info).